Lake County Past: April 8From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1911
That the gasoline fishing boat “Flyer” has been lost together with her crew of four there seems little doubt. Otto Olson, Holge Johnson, Nels Swanson, and Harold Olson left Two Harbors on March 31 for Isle Royale intending to spend the summer there fishing. Under favorable conditions the boat would have made the trip in four days easily. Having been gone two weeks the Easton has made several trips to Isle Royale but has been unable to learn anything concerning the fate of the party and no sight of the boat has been made.
75 years ago, 1936
A hundred Lake county sportsmen gathered to discuss the problems of game conservation. Open discussion was made of the proposed increase of fishing licenses from 50 cents to $1. In spite of one favorable discussion on the increase the vote was nearly unanimous for a 50-cent license fee. Also discussed was the need of funds for building a series of breeding ponds for fingerlings as it is not available from the federal funds. The cost of feeding the fingerlings for four months is approximately $400 for the ground beef hearts used as food.
John Huliares hadn’t been drunk when he started opening a package Monday morning which bore a Miami, Florida date line. But when he raised the cover and an alligator jumped out at him, he was sure he was just home from an American Legion convention. The baby gator was a surprise gift from Boyd Helgeson, who will have a care not to order stew at the New Life when he returns from his trip to the sunny south. The gator is on display in the show window of the New Life Café.
50 years ago, 1961
Two weeks of tidying up in Two Harbors were urged today by Mayor Iver Amundsen, Jr. as “Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up Weeks.”
All residents are urged to devote a measure of time to clean up tasks such as raking yards, disposing of refuse and cleaning their sidewalks. It is also suggested that time be spent doing needed fix up or repair and paint jobs which will enhance the appearance of neighborhoods and the city as a whole.
Area merchants and professionals will stage a “Clean Sweep Day” on Friday morning with local businesses closed from 8:30-10:30 as “bosses” turnout to sweep down more than a square block of streets and sidewalks.
25 years ago, 1986
The 50th annual membership meeting of the Cooperative Light and Power Association honored two long-term care people who will be retiring this year. Eugene Neil and Bernel Rees, with combined service totals of about 70 years, received the praise of chairman Fred Hall and an ovation from 81 members in attendance. Rees is operations manager and Neil is general manager.