‘Halsted Field’ name to be movedWith some controversy, the name “Halsted Field” was transferred from the old Two Harbors High School athletic field to the new one last week.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
With some controversy, the name “Halsted Field” was transferred from the old Two Harbors High School athletic field to the new one last week.
The Lake Superior School District School Board voted for the proposal, but some members felt otherwise.
“(Chuck) Halsted was never on this field,” said board member Cyndi Ryder, who voted against the proposal.
Board member Leo Babeu, who did vote for it, said he wasn’t sure if it was the original intent of a previous board (who originally named it) to name all athletic fields “Halsted Field.”
The proposal, originally brought forth by THHS Principal Bob Nyberg, has been well-received by the public.
“This is what the community wants,” Nyberg said at a previous meeting. “I’m carrying the water for lots of community members and athletes.”
Halsted coached the Two Harbors football team for 25 years, which included 12 conference championships and two state tournament bids. He was named to the 1986 Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
In other school board news:
- The board approved the hiring of one fifth grade teacher at the Minnehaha Elementary School and one half-time Title 1 teacher at the school. Title 1 is a position for students who need extra help in their studies.
- The board also approved a retirement incentive package for William Kelley High School art teacher Jan Martinson. A retirement incentive package was also approved for district educational assistant Mary Ann Steward.
- Superintendent Phil Minkkinen gave an update on the district’s facilities.
He said they have been seeding some fields and the baseball field at THHS should be ready to go next season.
There was also a discussion on what type of water should be used for the sprinkler system at THHS. Currently city water is being used.
Some suggestions made at the meeting were to utilize well water, use a pond at the school for irrigation or use roof water via a cistern. A cistern is an artificial reservoir used for storing liquids.