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Old Time News features news of the past collected from archived editions of The Edina Sentinel dating back to the late 1860s. Old Time News in The Edina Sentinel continues to be one of the most popular sections of the newspaper. Each week the Sentinel pays historical homage to news stories from the same week 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc. years ago.

Old Time News – Published Sept. 2, 2020

140 Years Ago August 23, 1880   Fair Time – Remember the World’s Fair will commence in Edina October 5th. A fine half mile race track has just been completed and many fast horses are expected during the fair. Death – Died at his residence about five miles west of Edina, William Fox. Mr. Fox…

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Old Time News – March 4, 2020

140 Years Ago Mar. 4, 1880 Appointed – Judge William Clancy went to Quincy Monday last by appointment of the County Court to represent Knox County in the meeting of the directors of the Q.M.&P. Railroad. Death – Francis McMillen, 70, died at his residence in Colony Township March 2. 130 Years Ago Feb. 27,…

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Old Time News – February 5, 2020

140 Years Ago Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 1880 Wed – Married at the residence of the bride’s father near Hurdland, on Jan. 25, Miss Hettey Miller, daughter of Mr. Jordan Miller, and Mr. Robert Trunnell, W.H. Henshall officiating. Wed – John Kriegshauser and Miss Dora Endres of this vicinity were married Feb. 1, at…

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Old Time News – January 22, 2020

140 Years Ago Jan. 15, 1880 Wed – Married on the 8th, at LaBelle, A.B. Clifton and Miss Alice Victor, both, of this city. Mr. Clifton is our popular jeweler. Miss Nannie Logan and Robert Sutton, colored, were married at St. Joseph’s Church January 7. New Business – Edina is to have a spring bed…

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Old Time News – January 15, 2020

140 Years Ago Jan. 8, 1880 Wed – Married at the residence of the bride’s father, Dec. 24, by Eld. S.F. Firestone, Mr. D.F. Martin to Miss Martha Harvey all of Knox City; At the residence of the bride’s mother in Lyon Township, Dec. 30, 1879, by Rev. Thomas Gallaher, Mr. Harry Barkalew to Miss…

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Old Time News – January 8, 2020

120 Years Ago Jan. 11, 1900   Whiskey – The sentiment of the people over the whiskey case at Hurdland Saturday is that the verdict was right, and if whiskey is sold let it be sold according to the law, over the bar in an open way, Mt. Tabor item. Trade – Washington, Jan. 6.…

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