Lake Co. Past: August 30From Lake County newspaper archives
Poor farm superintendent
At the special meeting of the county commissioners held at the courthouse on Tuesday of this week, considerable work of importance was disposed of. The matter of appointing a superintendent for the county poor farm was taken up and John Elkhart was appointed to the position. The position carries a salary of $85.00 per month for the superintendent and wife, everything for the house being furnished by the county. Mr. Elkhart will take up his new duties immediately.
Labor Day events planned
As nobody has started anything toward a celebration here on Labor Day, the Two Harbors Marine Band has taken hold and there will be a big time here. A large parade will be formed on First Avenue at 10 a.m. and will march around town. They solicit aid from the businessmen for this parade and wish each one would turn out a float of some kind. There will be music all day by the band and dancing in the city park in the afternoon. Watch for it.
Labor Day crowd anticipated here
With the flow of tourists, augmented by the usual hay fever colony reaching unprecedented proportions in the last two weeks, resort owners are preparing for a banner Labor Day crowd on the North Shore this weekend. The three holidays in former years has taxed the capacity of resorts and private homes have been called upon to accommodate those who come to the north shore.
Bond issue gets approval
The proposal to bond Lake County to tear down the high school building and replace it with a building in keeping with the new gymnasium building went over by more than 6 to 1 votes. In Two Harbors the total reported was 814 to 123. The total from 13 out of 19 precincts in the county was 992 for the issue and 156 in the negative.
Wallace G Hohman, district manager of Gopher State Telephone Company, announced this week that the changeover to dial operation will take place at Two Harbors September 8. The Two Harbors dial conversion is the final step toward the completion of the 2.5 million dollar program initiated by Gopher State Telephone Company for expansion and improvements of telephone service in this area. The telephone equipment and facilities employed in this conversion are of the latest design available to the industry at this time.
LEVITT WINNER OF WATCH
David Levitt son of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Levitt of Waldo, got the Hopper watch dropped from an airplane over the Lake County Fairgrounds early Friday evening. The watch hit the ground near the 4-H club building.
Center Almost Ready for
Construction workers at the Environmental Learning Center’s new $5.7 million complex near Finland are supposed to be replaced by students in just a few weeks. Many of the 60 or so workers are putting in overtime to finish off the five building center before Sept. 19, when the first students are scheduled to arrive. The new Finland complex features a dormitory that can house as many as 250 students and teachers at a time, a classroom building featuring an airy lecture hall, a climbing wall, a dining hall and an administration building.
THHS orientation slated for Aug. 30
An orientation program for students new to Two Harbors High School will be held in the auditorium at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug 30. The incoming freshman class is expected to be the largest class enrolled in the last six years with approximately 150 students.