25 years ago - 1994

A move to bring metro phone service to the Princeton 389 prefix territory has gained some ground lately, according to John Culliman of Princeton, a main organizer of the effort. Culliman says he, his wife Cheryl, and nine other people have collected 731 signatures on a petition to send to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission as part of a process of many steps to try to get metro phone service to the Princeton area.

National VFW Auxiliary president Juanita Crowe visited Princeton and spoke at a luncheon here in her honor.

Rum River Festival committee supervisors were looking for a chairperson for the annual event, the parade planned for Saturday, June 18.

50 years ago - 1969

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the efforts of the federal government and the post office department to impart a new state abbreviation system upon us. You know they want Minnesota’s short name to be MN.

The Wilmer Howard family, Rt. 2, was recently named the winner of a $225 family wardrobe by the Princeton Retail Merchants Association.

ADVERTISEMENT — Fresh Daily Bakery Treats. The best cup of coffee in town, only 5 cents. Reiman’s Bakery.

State Representative Robert Dunn will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Tri-County Conservation Club.

75 years ago - 1944

Definite plans for the Community hospital can now be made and carried out. Articles of incorporation were adopted at the meeting held at the Princeton armory Tuesday evening at which approximately 300 persons were in attendance and a board of seven directors chosen. Grover Umbehocker, president of the village council, stated that the council had agreed to furnish the old courthouse grounds as a site for the hospital and that promise still held good.

Robert Weaver, of this village, believes he has the record in Princeton for the collection of waste fats. He has turned in a total of 62 pounds, which no doubt have been used to good advantage by the government.

100 years ago - 1919

An enjoyable affair indeed was the Easter ball given by the fire ladies in the armory on Monday night. The receipts from the dance aggregated about $290 and from the supper about $150.

At a meeting of the citizens at the office of Attorney Evan H. Peterson on Friday a band was organized under the name of the old organization known as the Princeton Band association with Charles Umbehocker as musical director. A board of directors of five members was elected with W.H. Smith as chairman.

125 years ago - 1894

For a few hours last Friday the high water impeded travel on the western approach to the East Branch bridge, but a force of mean and teams under the supervision of Road Commissioner McClellan soon rendered that important thoroughfare passable to teams and pedestrians.

Mrs. R.A. Briggs returned to Princeton last Saturday after an absence of three years in Chicago. She thinks the town has changed wonderfully and for the better in that time.

The Odd Fellows of this place hold the seventy-fifth anniversary celebration at their hall Monday evening. The State Grand officers and many other prominent members of the fraternity are expected on that occasion.

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