100 years ago, 1912
Dr. M. K. Knauff, health officer, submitted to the City Council a communication from Dr. Chesley of the State Board of Health after the investigation of the recent outbreaks of typhoid fever in our city and is recommending the appointment of a visiting nurse to visit each household of the known cases, note each occupant and occupation. Each household will also receive information regarding preventing infection through milk, milk products, fruits, etc.
Chas. Pelto of Virginia will open up the Two Harbors Bottling Works about April 1 and will manufacture all kinds of carbonated soft drinks, seltzer, and ciders.
75 years ago, 1937
Fishermen oft tell tales of which offer much entertainment but lacking perhaps in truth. One such is of a pair who was fishing together with one possessing more luck than the other. With disgust one decided to quit the practice and as he leaned over the edge of the boat, dropped a $10 gold piece into the water to watch it spin and then swallowed by a passing fish. Five years later the same man returned to the lake and at sundown managed to catch a good sized fish for the frying pan at camp. Imagine his amazement when he cut open the fish to find the gold piece along with three $2 bills, exactly the amount of interest on the original investment.
The Union Transfer Co. gave its employees a 10 percent wage increase effective March 1. Four employees are affected.
50 years ago, 1962
Frank Camacho, stellar Silver Bay high school athlete, will visit his native Gram for the first time in three years thanks to area coaches and sports fans along the North Shore. Camacho, whose home is in Inarajan Village, came to Silver Bay nearly three years ago and has not seen his parents and seven brothers and three sisters since that time. He has lived in the area with friends of his sponsor, Mr. and Mrs. Eslie Pratt.
Federal Department of Defense officials have found 30 buildings in Two Harbors and seven others in the area sufficient for use for fallout shelters in the event of a nuclear attack. These will be marked with signs should local residents of our area need to seek shelter in case of a national alarm.
25 years ago, 1987
The Two Harbors gymnastics team took first place at the Region 6A and 7A entitling them to compete at the state meet. Competing were: Kim Costley, Amy Risch, Heidi Goedel, Steph Himango, Jody Libal, Debbie DuFresne, Amy Carlson, Sarah Goedel, Becky Olson, and Nadine Gorman.