100 Years Ago

September 1913

Leo Devendorf and Cyrus Jacobson made the trip from Roland to Story City in seven minutes by auto.

A 150 hp Corliss engine has been installed at the light plant.

Charley Allen has purchased the City Restaurant from A.L. Munsen.

The mercury crawled to 103 in the shade Monday, Sept. 1.

Even Amlund has moved into his new house in the Sanitarium addition.

C.A. Dale is beginning construction of a brand new implement shop.

The Alsager Brothers have installed a fine new counter.

Sam Hansen has gone to Northfield, MN to enter St. Olaf.

A new well, flowing at a rate of 25 gallons per minute, has been added to Story City’s waterworks.

A mile of water mains have been laid in Story City this past summer by the firm of Egenes & Sandness.

A Des Moines paper has figured that the beer consumed there during the Iowa State Fair amounted to three gallons per person at the Fair. It is probably, however, that most of the liquor was consumed by fellows who never got as far as the fairgrounds.

Nels Donhowe has purchased the Andrew Valen farm.

Jennie Donhowe and Cosette Marvick left for Grinnell on Monday, Sept. 15, to take up college. Mildred Henderson enrolled at Ames.

Ole Wierson discovered that someone had stolen his flock of 300 fine chickens the other evening (from the Sept. 25 issue).

Lew Brattebo has returned from Kansas City. While there he saw Henry Severeid play ball. We understand that Hank will be out for the rest of the season with a broken thumb.

"The Battle of Gettysburg" is on the screen at the Dreamland this weekend (from the Sept. 25 issue).

Eddie C. Peterson is the new clerk at the Pioneer Store, taking the place of John Malmanger, who recently resigned.

Gerald Larsen is on the staff at Severson’s Drug Store, taking the place of Earl Tiede, who has gone to Des Moines to enter Highland Park college.

William Johnson of Bakersfield, CA made a short visit here before going to Philadelphia to enroll at Jefferson Medical College.

A.J. Henryson went to Omaha last week (from the Sept. 25 issue) and bought a carload of sheep.

90 Years Ago

September 1923

Lawrence Donhowe looks as if he had been struck by shrapnel, the result of being hit by bits of the silo while standing in the doorway of the barn during a storm in which lightning ripped out a row of bricks in the silo.

Mrs. Fred Corneliussen received a bad shock when lightning hit a transformer near Lake Comar.

Four thousand people ate over a ton of barbecued beef here today (Sept. 6) and enjoyed a fine day until the rain came at 3:30. The parade was the best ever in Story City, and Lafe Young gave a fine address. The Nels O. Thorson family motored down from Butterfield, MN to attend the barbecue.

Art McCreight and John Claussen left for California and points went via Ford.

Ida Thompson left Sunday, Sept. 2 to resume her teaching duties at Bakersfield, CA.

The Olaf Hemness family has moved to Des Moines where Elsie has a position in a bank and Lee will go to college.

Kate Boyd has gone to Carpio, ND to take charge of the music department in the college there.

Ethel Olson and Ethel Nessa are taking a commercial course at Marshalltown.

The Randall Creamery paid 43 1/2 cents for butterfat in July.

The barn on the E.P. Frette farm near Rosendal was struck by lightning and burned to the ground in the storm last week (from the Sept. 6 issue).

The farmers of Franklin township have banded together to forbid hunting.

Story City has collected over $100 for the relief of the Japanese earthquake sufferers.

The price of the Overland car is now below $500.

Marie and Selma Hill are attending teachers college at Cedar Falls.

One and a half inches of rain was added to the wet fall total on Wednesday, Sept. 19, which was followed by a frost that night.

St. Paul’s Church west of Mackey is observing the 25th anniversary of the erection of their church edifice.

Mrs. Ed Charlson has gone to Seattle, WA to attend the Supreme Council of the PEO Sisterhood.

Howard Hougland has returned from California to enter Iowa State College.

Blanchard Orth, Wesley Ericson and Otto Densmore enrolled at Des Moines University this week (from the Sept. 20 issue).

John M. Valen has moved from the building next to the Herald office to the place vacated by Grand Myers.

Olive Olson left Monday, Sept. 17, to enroll at North Central College at Naperville, IL.

The Farming Canning Company put up 1,080,000 cans of corn this year.

Forty lovers of roast chicken journeyed from here to the supper at the Catholic Church.

It cost a Gilbert young man $60 to ride his car up and down the sidewalk here recently.

Verne Wiggins, Florence Wilson and Edwin Hill have entered Iowa State. Arne Olson has entered Iowa University.

M.J. Baldus carried off the bulk of the prizes at the Central Iowa Fair at Ames with his While Leghorns. He also won first on a pen of Toulouse geese.

80 Years Ago

September 1933

Elmer James has recently purchased an amplifier to be used where it is necessary to aid the human voice in reaching an audience.

Story City with its band and a half dozen cars took part in the NRA parade Saturday, Sept. 2.

Arlene Pedersen entertained a group of girl friends at a picnic supper at Lake Comar on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Roland schools have an enrollment of 354; Ellsworth, 265; and Nevada, 646.

Berneta and Lucile Ward have accepted positions at Mount Pleasant. Josephine Wakefield is also working there.

Jordan Johnson left for Blairsburg to resume his duties as principal and music instructor.

Haldor Hove and Tilford Mathre are teaching near Stanhope.

The first week of September was a record breaking hot one.

Everett Anderson has accepted a position in a drug store in Jefferson.

Florence Erickson has entered nurses training in Des Moines.

Story City will meet Webster City next Sunday, Sept. 24, on the new ball diamond two blocks north of the Grand Hotel.

The 6th Annual Tri County Fair starts Tuesday, Sept. 26, and lasts for three days.

The Farmer Canning Company ended the season of corn canning Monday, Sept. 18, having put up over 40,000 cases or about a million cans.

Chief Red Eagle and his wife, Princess Red Eagle, together with several Eaglettes, camped in our park a day and a night this week (from the Sept. 21 issue).

At the Pleasant Grove Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 17, 150 attended.

Professor J.L. Koch was honored for his 25 years of teaching the parochial school at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church west of Mackey last Sunday, Sept. 17.

More Americans were killed by automobiles in the last 15 years than in all of this country’s wars.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jacobson and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Donhowe are taking in the Chicago Fair this week (from the Sept. 28 issue).

The Harold Sinn home is quarantined for scarlet fever, the little girl coming down with the disease yesterday (Sept. 27).

There were 433 exhibits in the Home Economics Department, 80 more than last year. Can’t begin to list the winners. The Fair in Story City is larger than ever.

Jasper Jurgenson is now secretary and assistant to the chief engineer of the Metal Department at the Chevrolet Division of General Motors in Flint, MI. He has been with the Buick division for 6 1/2 years.