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Lake Co. Past: June 6
Two Harbors Minnesota 109 Waterfront Dr. 55616

1914

YMCA notes

Sunday was an ideal day so the discussion meeting was taken bodily to the beautiful park we have in Two Harbors, where it was lost in the crowd attending the open air meeting.

Upwards of 200 people scattered around on the grass with the glories of Baltimore Bay unrolled before their eyes and listening to the gospel in testimony and song, is a fine way to our thinking, to spend a part of Sunday afternoon.

The loss of the great boat, Empress of Ireland and the consequent loss of life should give some men who cannot swim somewhat of a jolt. No one of us knows how soon we shall be thrown in water beyond our depth. Be prepared by learning to swim. It is easy in Two Harbors where there is good water and a clean swimming pool. Special instruction at the Association.

1939

CCC enrollment

A number of opportunities will be presented for Lake County youth during the coming enrollment period for the Civilian Conservation Corps. All indications show a large number of young men will be required to fill the quota for Lake County.

Boys must be 17-23, with the ones taken from 18 years first. They must be citizens and single. Their period runs 18 months. They must not be in school or on a vacation and must have been out of the camps for six months if they care to enlist again.

At the movies

Harbor Theater: “Son of Frankenstein” with Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. NEW weird characters! New Thrills!

State Theater: Bette Davis in “Dark Victory” with George Brent and Humphery Bogart. Because the management has been so fortunate in bringing one of the greatest- if not the greatest- hits of the year to this theater at this very early date, it will be necessary to raise admission to only 35 cents.

1964

Café changes hands

The Cozy Corner Café, recently purchased by Nelda Levitt and Helen Wiita, has been renamed the Korner Kafe and is open for business on the corner of First Ave. and Seventh St.

They are the wives, respectively, of Roy Levitt and Eugene Wiita, who do some work around the premises in the hope of getting an occasional free egg or slice of bacon.

1989

Two Harbors City Council

considers new fire hall

The Two Harbors Fire Department asked city council members to help them acquire funding for a new fire hall.

Jim James, assistant fire chief, along with five other members of the fire department, asked the council how they could apply for part of the $4 million grant that is being offered by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.

James said the present fire hall is inadequate because “it’s approximately 75 years old. It’s a converted theatre. The roof leaks, it’s very energy-inefficient, uninsulated, and it’s also very cramped quarters for the fire trucks.”

James said an ideal location for a proposed fire hall is on Hwy. 2 near the industrial park. He said the property is already owned by the state.

The council plans to look into the matter after it determines the costs and requirements of the IRRRB.

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