EIGHTY YEARS AGO: There are currently 40 men at work surfacing the five miles of recently graded highway from Highway 9 to the village of Frankville with crushed rock. This is a much-needed road improvement, and welcomed by all in the area.
...A large rattlesnake of about five feet in length (with a girth of seven inches and carrying 16 rattles) was killed by Frank Lerdahl at Canoe Township on the road near his farm.
...Aviator Clarence Kvale of Madison Township recently took two of his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Blekeberg, to Minneapolis.
...Miss Marian Lybbert of Cresco has been acclaimed the world's champion high school typist at a contest in Chicago. She was among 200 students advancing to the national competition. She is the niece of Mrs. Herman Logsdon of Decorah.
...There was a popular event at Glenwood Township the other day, as more than 1,000 visitors turned out for an event sponsored by the Glenwood Young People's Society. The opening parade was led by the Allison-Sivesind Family Band. A chorus with wandering minstrels was another highlight. The popular "dinner calling contest" was won by Mrs. Ole Ask. Mrs. Edgar Ehrie had the honor of earning second-place honors. Orin Ehrie won the pie-eating contest. Celebrations of this kind do not arrange themselves, so hats off to the organizers. The celebration is typically held at "Wangsness Bottom".
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