Lake Co. Past: June 8From Lake County newspaper archives.
RURAL ROUTE NO. 1 STARTED MONDAY
Monday, June 2, was the first trip of the new rural route started from the local post office, with Arthur Anderson as carrier, this is the first rural route in Lake County and is a great boost for the people trying to develop our county. The route is 17 ½ miles in length and takes in all the farmers west and north of the city and the farmers on the state road south from Mr. Giddings corner near the Stewart River. The people along this route will be served three days a week.
A DAY IN COURT
In a neighboring town, a man named Coffee has applied for a divorce on the “grounds” that his wife “roasted” him and kept him in “hot water”. The defense his wife offers is that she knew no other way to make Coffee good. That “settles” it.
NEW MARKET TO OPEN ON FIRST AVENUE
Eddie Zigler has rented the cold storage facilities at the Marine Meat Market and will operate an open- air market for fruits and vegetables on the vacant lot between the First National Bank and the Marine Market.
JUNE RAINS BRING SUMMER WOES
According to farm entomologists, the frequent rains this year have retarded the hatching of grasshopper eggs. But what they’ve done to the mosquito crop is just everybody’s business. We may all be slap-happy by August.
SUPRISING AGATES WIN TITLE
Cast in the underdog role from the start, the Two Harbors’ Agate nine upset all the form charts by wading through four formidable foes to capture the District 26 championship. Coach Dick Carter’s diamond squad dusted off Denfeld, Cotton and Big 10 champ, Morgan Park, to reach the finals. They then dusted off favored Duluth Central, 11-4, to take the district title.
LOCAL VFW SCHEDULE “LITE- A- BIKE” PROJECT
Two Harbors Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct a “Lite-a-Bike” campaign at three locations on Saturday. Reflective tape will be applied, without charge, to three areas of each bike at the John A. Johnson and Minnehaha schools and the Kenneth Kempffer garage starting at 10 a.m.
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!
Searching for a true taste of the north, a Hollywood film crew will set up shop next week at the Trestle Inn, deep in the wilderness about 25 miles north of Finland. A crew of about 40-50 film makers will spend the day in the picturesque tavern and restaurant working on a Schmidt Beer commercial. The handsome inn, finished in 1985, is built largely of timber salvaged from a 60-year old railroad trestle on the old General Grade.
NEW COMPANY CONSIDERS TWO HARBORS PLANT
Officials from a company that would process old tires, has expressed an interest in building a plant in Two Harbors that would employ about 30 people. First Tire Disposal of Blaine toured the city’s industrial park where they would like to build two plants to shred old tires. The shredded tires would be used as filler material to provide beds for roads over swampy areas.
Want more history? The Lake County Historical Society is a good place to start. It’s at the Depot in Two Harbors, 834-4898 or visit lakecounty
historicalsociety.org. There’s also the Bay Area Historical Society in Silver Bay (226-4534), the Finland Historical Society (353-7380 or 353-7550), and the Historical Committee of the Isabella Community Council (323-7644).