Lake Co. Past: Aug. 3From Lake County newspaper archives.
A DRUG STORE HAS CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Chas. F. Falk, the druggist, closed the deal for the purchase of the Two Harbors Drug Store, owned by W. H. Bodfish. With the loss of his Red Cross Drug Store to a fire recently, he will take over possession and begin business immediately. Mr. Bodfish has not fully decided upon his future though he does have two openings which he is considering; one in Duluth and one in Proctor.
RETAIL CLERK’S PICNIC
The sixth annual picnic at Lakeside Park will be held for the Retail Clerk’s Union of this city on August 8th. As is customary, the stores and business houses will be closed throughout the day to enable all those employed in the business houses to enjoy the picnic for the entire day.
CITY PLUNGED IN DARKNESS
A bolt of lightning backed up into the light wire of the city system, jumped the lightning arrestors in the city plant and burned out the coils in the turbine generator . The city was in total darkness on Sunday night and residences depending on electricity and gas were without means of cooking until Monday night when the D.M.& I.R. hooked the circuit to their plant to the city system to furnish current. The city expects to be partially dark for at least two weeks while the coils are replaced.
STORES CLOSED ON MONDAY
All stores in Two Harbors will be closed on Monday, August 9th, for the annual outing of the retail clerks. No special program has been arranged and individuals will spend the day to suit their fancy.
DO YOU REMEMBER:
When smoked hams were 39 cents a pound; Miracle Whip was 39 cents a quart ; self -dry cleaning, $1.50 for 8 pounds; phone numbers in Two Harbors were two or three digits; a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sold for $13,000; you got a 1 ½ quart covered casserole with the purchase of 7 gal. or more of Spur gasoline. That was 1962!
MelRoy Peterson, Two Harbors state highway patrolman in this district for the past 11 years and a member of the patrol for 13, was dismissed by order of James Marshall, state highway commissioner after he had been found guilty of a violation of a department rule forbidding patrolmen from filing for or accepting nomination to a public office. Peterson had filed for the office of auditor of Lake County. He has the right to appeal the dismissal order in district court.
SHERIFF DEROSIER DEPUTIZES HIS SON
Lake County Sheriff Bill DeRosier told county commissioners that he intends to hire his son, Richard, to fill an additional deputy position in the north end of the county. The announcement prompted a clash with Commissioner Bob Nelson who accused the sheriff of nepotism. DeRosier stated that his son was well qualified and that he had “ hired everybody in the department except one and they’ve done one hell of a job. I’ll stand by my record.”
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF GROWTH
In 1884, in the settlement of Two Harbors, then known as Agate Bay, sentiment began that a church should be established to counteract the influence of numerous saloons which always seem to be prevalent in frontier towns where there is a large population of single men. Beginning in February, 1887, a petition to organize a church was signed by 11 citizens in Two Harbors addressed to the Presbytery of St. Paul. The population at that time was 500, and it was felt that in a year’s time the population would increase to 1,000 or more if a church were built making the settlement more attractive to married couples. In 1888 a frame structure was built and so it began.