The great Times voting contest is over, and the many contestants are taking a breathing spell after their successful though arduous labors. The Times is gratified that there is such an excellent feeling among the contestants and that all appear to be satisfied.
As stated elsewhere, the winners of the two gold watches were Misses Stortroen and Chesterman, these being special prizes awarded for the most cash turned in during a certain period.
Miss Sigrid Stortroen naturally chose the automobile, and Miss Bangen, second on the list, chose the Bush & Gerts $550 piano. The other constestants have not as yet announced their choice of prizes, but will do so in a few days, when they will be announced in the Times.
The business office of the Times will issue orders as fast as the selections are made by the successful contestants. Of the big prizes, there are two more pianos to be selected, the Bush Temple Conservatory scholarship and the Fargo College scholarship, and the ten business scholarships at the Crookston Business College.
Source: Crookston Times, Saturday, September 25, 1909
Submitted by Brenda G. June 2001
Updated April 21, 2015, K. Kittleson