Lake County Past: March 16From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1912
The Two Harbors Creamery association has found it necessary to disband the machinery and equipment stored and the building leased to Marine Meat Market and will no longer be used as an ice house. The greatest difficulty encountered during its time in operation was an insufficient supply of fresh local cream.
The Proctor and Duluth lodges of the Brotherhood of Railroad have made special arrangements for an Easter Monday ball to be given in the Auditorium, Duluth, with transportation provided on a special train for those who wish to attend. The passenger train will leave this station at 7:15 and will return from Duluth after the dance.
75 years ago, 1937
The First National Bank has scheduled a talking movie about Federal Reserve Banking at the State Theatre. The production, “Back of Banks and Business,” shows scenes of banks’ various departments, machinery, moving charts, and animated maps and many other scenes around the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota including how 1,000,000 checks are collected, money sorted, and unfit money destroyed.
Bond issue fails
Mayor M. H. Brickely again came out with a highly complementary vote in the election Tuesday and will begin his eighth consecutive term as mayor of Two Harbors. Only 125 of the 1,431 voters who voiced their opinion on the bond issue believed the plans on the state board of health warrants an expenditure of from $135,000 to $300,000 for the removal of the water intake pipe from Burlington bay to Fishermen’s point.
50 years ago, 1962
A sub-station with a full time deputy sheriff for the Silver Bay area has been proposed by Lake County Sheriff Roland Falk. Hoping to provide better service to a ever increasing population of the region in and around Silver Bay, Beaver Bay, Finland and Little Marais, Falk pointed out that his office is now using deputy sheriffs who are on call to perform some of the duties in those areas.
Sirloin steak: 79 cents per pound
Fryers: 29 cents per pound
Butter: 59 cents per pound
Sugar: 10 pounds, 99 cents
Pork Roast: 39 cents per pound
25 years ago, 1987
At least four logging trucks have spilled their loads onto Lake County roads in recent weeks prompting calls from citizens to the county board for tougher enforcement of truck speed and safety regulations. Sheriff Bill DeRosier states that no one has been injured in the accidents; however, they are happening too often.