100 years ago, 1912
MEMORIAL DAY CENSURING
Vigorous protests are being made in many cities in our state against the use of Memorial Day for picnics, ball games and sports of any kind. Strong resolutions have been adopted censuring any organization which uses the Memorial Day holiday for purposes other than honoring the memory of old soldiers.
SIGNS OF SPRING IN THE SOUTH
San Diego, Calif., was the starting point for an estimated 10,000-plus flock of loons that are heading to their northern homelands. The loons gathered on the surface of the water and maneuvered to the weird calls of their leaders until formation was perfect. Then, at a signal, the feathered visitors rose and, in a huge wedge-shaped body, headed north. Many persons lined the bay’s shore to witness the mobilization which lasted for over an hour.
75 years ago, 1937
ELMER ANDERSON BUYS NEWSPAPER
Elmer L. Anderson, former employee of the Chronicle and for the past fifteen years foreman for the Crosby Courier, and Mike Vukelich of Crosby purchased the Crosby-Ironton Ranger last week and will continue the operation of the paper founded twenty years ago. Mr. Anderson attended the local schools and lived here for many years.
NEW SHIP ARRIVES TO
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrived in the harbor Saturday to replace the Crawford, which will go to Cleveland for general repairs. Chief Boatswain Olof Egeland, officer in charge, with his crew of 23 men will remain in Two Harbors on the Diligence and the crew of the Diligence will take the Crawford to Cleveland. The Diligence is identical insofar as dimensions and arrangements are concerned, but has two 200 HP Diesel motors, while the Crawford was powered with two 150 HP motors.
50 years ago, 1962
LAKE COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM SETS OPENING JUNE 1
The Lake County Historical Society’s museum in the DM&IR building will be open June 1 with Mrs. Shirley Nosen as receptionist and caretaker. The decision was made at a meeting of the society at which a resolution to the memory of the late William E. Scott was passed. “Whereas God, in His infinite wisdom, has chosen to take from our midst, on January 10, 1962, our secretary, William E. Scott, it is the unanimous mandate of the membership of the Lake County Historical Society that a resolution of tribute to his memory be made a part of the permanent records of the Society.”
92 IN CLASSS OF ’62 WILL BE GRADUATED FROM THHS JUNE 5
A total of 92 members of the Class of 1962 will receive their diplomas at the 60th annual commencement exercises of Two Harbors High School on June 5. Leading the graduation class will be John Lukkonen, valedictorian; Lois Lattanzio, salutatorian, and Jeanne Raycraft, special honor student.
25 years ago, 1987
RAIN RELAXES FIRE THREAT
One extreme has led to another as people in what had been the tinder-dry Arrowhead region suddenly are bailing water from their basements and scraping mud from their shoes. After unusually dry conditions in December, January and February, then the 16th driest March and driest April on record, Two Harbors got 3.6 inches of rain and Brimson had 4. The recent high water has caused more than $50 million in damage to Lake County property along Lake Superior.
SOMETHING NEW AT SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE
Bob Johnson is one of the newest features at Split Rock Lighthouse as the park manager, and said he hopes to welcome not only visitors to the lighthouse but also to enjoy the more remote corners of the park. A new trail center has opened, along with 20 new cart-in campsites where tent campers haul their equipment to remote spots in the woods. Although Midwest Living Magazine recently included it on the list of one of Minnesota’s best-kept secrets, Johnson said he hopes that the secret is out.