FROM THE GLENWOOD HERALD, THURSDAY August 3, 1916
The Glenwood Lutheran church will have its corner stone laying ceremonies next Sunday. In the forenoon services will be held at the usual time at the Lakeside pavilion, where Rev. M. Thorson of River Falls, Wis., will speak Norwegian and Rev. H.P. Ausan will speak English. The choir will render several anthems and Mrs. A.M. Rovelstad will sing a solo. After the service, ample time for a picnic lunch will be given. People are requested to bring their lunch baskets. The Ladies Aid will furnish coffee free. At 3 o’clock a mass meeting will be held to discuss several things in connection with the building operations. At 4 o’clock the congregation will march in a body to the new church site. Rev. A.J. Lee, manager of the Glenwood Old Peoples Home will deliver a short introductory address, after which Rev. H.O. Koefod, who for many years served the congregation as its pastor will have charge of the corner stone laying ceremonies. He will be assisted by a number of ministers from the neighborhood. All are cordially invited to attend these services. H.P. Ausan
The Commercial Club will have its first meeting in the new quarters on the second floor of the City Hall next Tuesday evening. This is the regular meeting of the club and as many of the members as possible should be present.
FROM THE POPE COUNTY TIMES, THURSDAY August 3, 1916.
Mr. Stothoff, for a few weeks past the partner of H.J. Metcalf of the Pope County Times, now succeeds him as sole editor and publisher of the paper. The deal was closed this week by which Mr. Metcalf relinquishes his interest in the paper. Rev. Geo. A. Hanna, former editor of the Paynesville Press is serving as reporter for the new editor.
FROM THE STARBUCK TIMES, FRIDAY August 4, 1916
A fire that threatened to wipe out the entire business part of the town started in the elevator owned by Carl N. Nelson at about 9 o’clock Friday evening. When discovered the fire had spread through the elevator and it spread quickly to the coal shed of the Starbuck Lumber Company and Larson Bros. Carpenter Shop. H.O. Jorgenson discovered the fire and gave the alarm. The fire department responded promptly and fought valiantly to control the blaze. Mayor Jorgenson took the precaution to summon the Glenwood fire department, who responded quickly bringing with them a supply of hose and assisting materially in checking the flames. The Cyrus boys also came with their chemicals and helped protect the town from the shower of flames that threatened to start fires everywhere. The Morris fire ladies were also ready to send help. The coal burned all day Saturday and when it was realized that the local water supply was inadequate, the Lowry fire department was called and arrived with additional equipment to help pump water from the river. The fire was finally extinguished Sunday afternoon. Practically the entire male population of the town took a hand in fighting the flames or in watching buildings and keeping the loss down to the lowest possible figures.
J.S. Skoglund has made arrangements with Paul Kleven to have the 11 acres of land on the shore of the lake known as Spring Grove surveyed. Plans for a summer resort are being made and he expects to erect several nice cottages. The fact that this place is on the main road and the railroad passes close by is of advantage and it is thought that arrangements can be made to have the trains stop at this place. Parties from Morris as well as Starbuck are interested and it is hoped that plans will materialize.