Lake Co. Past: Feb. 15From Lake County newspaper archives.
Train service men must be examined
The Duluth & Iron Range Rail Road Company has doped a more thorough and far reaching system of physical examination of the men in its train, engine and yard service. All conductors, engineers, brakemen, firemen and switchmen now in service are obliged to see Dr. J.D. Budd and submit to an examination and the reports of such will be placed on file. The men now in service have until April 1 to comply. The examinations are similar to those required by the Northern Pacific and Great Northern.
Star theater showing historic event
“Custer’s Last Fight” will be shown Monday, Feb. 24 only.
One thousand Indians and one thousand soldiers engage in deadly conflict. Reproduced in faithful accordance with government records and recognized historical authorities. Many of the Indians seen in this film took part in the original battle. The most thrilling film ever made, costing over $30,000. Adults, 10 cents, children, 5 cents.
Undertaker at broomball
The presence of undertaker Carl Seagren at the broomball league game was a matter of pleasure in the first game in which he played with the court house team, but his presence on the sidelines when the merchants played the city firemen seemed a matter of necessity. While the game did not reach to the stage of roughness to necessitate the call of the dead wagon, the number of casualties reached a proportion indicating the need of building another wing on the hospital. Wesley Wahlgren broke a collar bone; Harry Otterblad got a deep gash on his knee; Lyle Nelson had the skin peeled from his knuckle; Peter Benson suffered two broken ribs; Edward Nauha had scraped and bruised wrists; Phil Patterson injured his knee and Peter Sande got a stiff wallop on the nose.
Emil Nelson files for reelection
Emil Nelson, who has been sheriff of Lake County for 40 years was the first to file for reelection with County Auditor Paul Nelson. It has been rumored that Mr. Nelson will have strong opposition in the person of William Stein who comes from a line of Lake County pioneers.
Traveling in the Greyhound with Ray L. Anderson
According to the writer of the Crow’s Nest, a casual look at the map of Minnesota would lead one into the belief that it was relatively simple to travel from Bemidji to Duluth. True, unless you enter into a contract with the Geryhound Bus Co., as did Ray Anderson. Having asked the driver if they would arrive in Duluth by 7:10 p.m. and given an answer “somewhere around that hour”, it was determined that the bus takes off from the highways on some deer trails, stops at every railroad crossing even if it is buried in 4 feet of snow and not visible, may have offered its riders a cook’s tour of northern Minnesota and possibly sizable bits of Canada and southern Alaska and may be in the interest of the owners to put the depots and highways a bit closer together. Having finally reached Duluth in the expiring hours of the evening, Ray feels that, should somebody start a dog sled service between Bemidji and Duluth, it would be in the best interests of the passengers not to have the dogs be greyhounds.
Robin arrives…so does cold wave.
That perennial harbinger of spring, the robin, is back in Two Harbors. But with sub-zero temperatures (from -8 to -12 expected this week), no one is taking him seriously. The mixed up robin (obviously a bird brain) showed up Saturday near the Svee Distributing company and both Lars Svee and Bod Soderstrom spotted the early arrival shivering in the snow. Can Spring be far behind? The answer, of course, is yes!
Two Harbors area inspires convention participants
Snowmobilers had Two Harbors buzzing this weekend as more than 300 people attended the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association Convention, based at Superior Shores. The trails were crowded and taking a lot of wear and tear but the groomers did a good job of getting the trails back in shape every night. Riders from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois did not seem to mind the rough trails but commented on the beautiful scenery, beautiful trails and great hospitality of the area.
Agate gymnasts do it again
Winners of their third straight Region 7A Championship on Saturday, the Agate Gymnastic Team is headed for the state meet. The team includes, Mary Jo Seeber, Amy Carlson, Nadine Gorman, Becky Olson, Kim Costley, Stephanie Himango, Janet Mealey, Amy Risch, Heidi Goedel, Cheryl Wojciuk, Debbie DuFresne, Renee Anderson, Kimber DeLoia and Sarah Goedel.