2016 marks 150 years of Pope County. In celebration, the Museum Notes will feature items from all of the newspapers published in Pope County in 1916.
From the Glenwood Herald, Thursday June 22, 1916
Adolph Bisek was busy shingling his barn last week.Erve Rue, who has not returned to Minnesota, his native state in the twelve years of his absence, arrived here Tuesday from Denver, Colo., and will spend a few weeks visiting relatives and friends in this part of the state. He is the guest of his sister, Mrs. T.H. Brown during his stay.
From the Pope County Times, Thursday, June 22, 1916.
Resolution No. 213. The City Commission of the City of Glenwood do resolve: That the Glenwood concert band be and is hereby engaged to give weekly concerts at the band stand in the park for four months for a compensation of $50 a month. This resolution was moved by Welliver, seconded by McLaury and unanimously passed.
The English Grove Telephone Co. (Villard area) unloaded a car of telephone poles on Wednesday and will make some needed repairs on their lines.
Alexandria is taking every precaution to protect her citizens and visitors from autos. It is very necessary that something of the kind be done here. Tis indiscriminate driving of autos, without regard to life or limb should be put a stop to. A little consideration of the rights of the pedestrian might be worthwhile.
From the Cyrus Citizen, Friday, June 23, 1916
Albert Hogy of New Prairie has purchased Mr. Torguson’s interest in the grocery firm of Helland & Torguson of Starbuck. The new firm will be known as M.L. Helland & Co. The firm started in business a little more than a year ago and has had a splendid patronage from the start.
The local flour mill became the property of a Bagley land company Wednesday, when H.O. Malland traded it off for a 160 acre farm. It is not known whether the new owners will attempt to put the mill in operation again or not, altho we understand that an expert will be sent here to look it over.
From the Starbuck Times, Friday, June 23, 1916
A.H. Dreyer has installed a phone at Silver Beach Camp this week. Call 71 – line 6.
The Fron Sunday school will picnic at Lawrence Point next Sunday. All members should aim to be present as a good time is assured.
E.G. Barsness and P.S. Otteson are tiling their farms. The tile will be over a mile and a half long, draining into Lake Emily. It will cost about $15,00.