Lake Co. Past: Jan. 4From Lake County newspaper archives.
Anything under four ounces, one cent an ounce regardless of distance
Local delivery, five cents for first pound
First zone, within fifty miles, five cents for first pound
Second zone, fifty to 150 miles, five cents for first pound
A reminder: for the sake of post office patrons at large, we trust that merchants who makes the use of the parcel post to send eleven pounds of Limberger cheese through the mails will have the sense to put a special delivery stamp on the package.
RETAINING WALL IS BEING CONSTRUCTED
A slip in No. 1 dock is being dredged and a concrete retaining wall is being built to enable vessels to use more of Dock No. 1. The wall of concrete, heavily reinforced, will run along the shoreline a distance of nearly four hundred feet to protect the new steel and concrete dock erected last year. When the retaining wall is completed, sufficient dredging will be done in the slip on the north side of No. 1 dock so that the largest vessels that come into this port will be able to load into their first hatch from the first pocket of the dock.
STORMS USHER IN THE NEW YEAR
Many had their New Year plans disrupted when the first storm of winter hit the area. The snow accompanied by a 40-mile gale created the worst storm on Lake Superior since 1905 and trains and bus schedules were disrupted and traffic on highways almost suspended. Waves 25 feet high inundated the streets of Grand Marais to a depth of two feet, with similar waves at Sterling hotel. Three 30-foot boats were sunk in the harbor.
TOUCHES BUTTON, BREAKS DOOR
Leonard Lovold of Beaver Bay was curious about the new type starting button which replaces the foot switch on autos and trucks, and at the Sonju garage Monday he let his curiosity get the best of him. He touched the button and as the truck was in gear it backed right out of the doors of the showroom, scattering frames and glass. Fortunately no one was in the path of the uncontrolled truck.
FROM THE CROW’S NEST BY RAY L. ANDERSON
Apparently this will be the last holiday season when we here in Two Harbors can put in telephone calls via the cheery voice of girls who manually operate our telephone exchange. Automation will take over and our new dial phones will soon be a part of our lives. Making distant calls to relatives during the holidays can take a little while but when my operator was making the connection, I asked, “Having fun?” to which came the reply, “Oh, we’re having a ball.” No machine can do that.
MAYOR DRAWS WINNERS NAME
Mayor Iver Amundsen, Jr. of Two Harbors lent an official touch to the drawing for a stereo presented as a grand prize at the close of the two day “open house” event at the newly remodeled Commercial State Bank in the county seat. The winner was Mrs. John Hedin, 521 12th Avenue, Two Harbors. Assisting the Mayor was Paul A. Essen, president of the bank.
LOCAL CURLERS WIN STATE CROWN
It wasn’t as if they were strangers; that all graduated together in the Two Harbors High School class of ’85. However, Jay Osbakken, Eric Soderstrom, Andy Maki and Jeff McGregor had not curled together as a team before traveling to Mankato and still came out on top in the seven-team competition. They will now compete in the National Championships to be held Feb. 8 – 13 in Rochester, N.Y.
BEARGREASE DRAWS BIG PACK
More than 50 teams are signed up for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon and its offspring race, the Beargrease 130 from Grand Marais to Two Harbors. Not only is there a lot of local and regional attention but ABC News plans to cover the marathon start along with several Twin Cities television stations due to the interest in the team of standard poodles from Alaska and the white German shepherds team.