NHS 40th logoThis year NHS is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary. For the next 40 weeks we will unveil 40 interesting Northfield history facts. All of them were pulled for the Northfield News. Some are of major events and some are just fun! We hope you enjoy this series and remember you make history happen every day!

An influenza epidemic struck Northfield in February of 1920. As a result, all public functions shut down, including public schools, church services, and pool halls. Yet various volunteers, especially Northfield school teachers, reached out to care for the sick and their families.