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The old year of 1918 went out on Tuesday with an a.m. temperature of thirty-five degrees below zero. Establishing a cold weather record for the present winter season that it will be up to the new year of 1919 to go one better.

Courier Democrat, 1/2/1919

This has been an awful week for the unguarded use of cuss words. Some of our most upright and conscientious citizens have allowed little bad words to slip that have never slipped before, and all because? They didn't write it 1916.

Sioux County Pioneer, 1/7/1917


Grand Forks, N. D., Oct. 2.—Two bullet wounds in the head and body of a man found in a hay stack near the corner of Ninth avenue and Oak street this morning tell the ghastly story of a murder, the mystery of which police are trying to unravel. The victim, whose identity is unknown, was apparently shot twice by his murderers, who then shoved his body head first into the hay and attempted to burn the stack to destroy the evidence of the crime.

The body was found at 10 o'clock this morning by A. Flom, 621 Cottonwood street, and Henry Sorbo, 710 Cherry Street, who were stacking hay close to where the dead man lay.

They first noticed the feet protruding from the hay stack and proceeded to investigate. They found the body lying on its back. The coat had been loosely thrown over the head and shoulders.

J. W. Lowe, chief of police, and Coroner F. E. Murphy, were immediately summoned. On removing the body from the hay they found that the man had been shot twice.

One bullet had entered the head just above the right eye, and the other had passed through the left arm and chest passing out through the back.

The hay around the man's head was partly burned, and the flames had singed the hair and scorched the scalp on the back part of the head. It is supposed that the murderers tried to destroy the hay stack thus getting rid of the body.

Bowbells Tribune, 10/3/1913


Bismarck is coming pretty well to the front as a divorce center. Last spring a couple came to the city from the east, and took up residence here. The woman was married, but the marital bonds chafed. The man was not married, but wanted to be—to the woman. They staid here during the summer, and last week the woman was unmarried from the man she didn't want. The she was married to the man she did want, and the pair went east Saturday night, rejoicing.

Bismarck Tribune, 11/3/1893

Sawyer Man Escapes Death.

Pete Podhola, a prominent Sawyer real estate man, started for his farm on horse back during the recent big storm. When he came to a deep coulee filled with snow, he took the saddle and bridle off the horse and started to walk home. Growing weary he threw himself down exhausted by an old hay stack, where his clothes soon froze stiff and his limbs became numb. He managed to dig a hole in the pole of hay and kept from freezing to death. He spent two days in this place, when he was rescued.

Ward County Independent, 12/13/1905

Emil Naumann, the butcher at Temvik was badly injured by being kecked {sp} in the abdomen by a horse last Saturday forenoon. Mr. Naumann was in the stable when the animal kicked him. Dr. Fuller took him to Bismarck Sunday in Billy Marquardt's car, where he is being cared for at a hospital. It was found on examination that an immediate operation was necessary, and it was performed. The result showed severe injury of the intestines, the gall bladder being ruptured. The case is serious. One of the sad features of the case is that a young lady from Germany is now on the ocean, destined for Temaik {sp}, where she and Mr. Naumann were to be married. Imagine the feelings of the poor woman when she reaches her destination—a stranger.

Bismarck Tribune, 12/13/1912

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