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Lake Co. Past: Jan. 31


Sixteenth anniversary of the “Y”

The sixteenth anniversary celebration of the Y.M.C.A. was something of a disappointment to those who had worked hard and arranged a very entertaining program. It was not because of any failure on the part of anyone connected with the association or those who took part in the program, but solely on account of the small attendance. This celebration was well worth the time of anyone from the standpoint of the excellence of the program alone, to say nothing of the importance of the association and the duty every citizen of the city owes an institution that has done so much for men of our city as the Y.M.C.A. has done in the past and is capable of and equipped to do in the future. Those who did attend were well repaid for the time and effort

Heir to fortune

Fred L. Bull, who was formerly employed as switchman in the D. & I. R. yards here and who resigned last year to stay at his home in Racine, Wis., recently fell heir to a smug of money and a fine farm near Milwaukee. The boys will be glad to learn of Fred’s success.


Creamery has profitable year

The Lake County Co-op Creamery Association held its annual meeting and election of officers Saturday and re-elected Olaf Quist as president. Arvid Engstrom, manager, was re-elected secretary and treasurer. Carl Hedin was re-elected as a director and Ed Bergman elected to fill the unexpired term of Sam Lucci, who resigned on account of ill health. The creamery, which draws cream from the Toimi district, in addition to its stockholders and other local patrons, enjoyed a profitable year. It made improvements to building and equipment at a cost of $8,000 last year and is working on the installation of a pasteurizing plant at the present time, which will cost approximately $1,500.

Tourist cabins show increase

A checkup of the amount of new building of tourist accommodations on the North Shore shows an amazing growth in the resort business immediately adjacent to Two Harbors. A large number of new cabins were built during the past year between Knife River and Castle Danger and Rockledge, and a private summer home was improved to the extent of about $2,500 and turned into a resort. The count of cabins between Two Harbors and Castle Danger shows a total of 132 cabins used commercially, besides the number devoted to private use. Between Two Harbors and Knife River there are 94 cabins devoted to commercial use, according to the check made Monday.


Federal funds are granted to county

A federal grant of $150,000 under the Accelerated Works Program law was obtained by commissioners of Lake County for construction of a building to house county highway departments in the Two Harbors district. The garage building will be 83 x 253 feet of concrete block construction, faced with brick and will contain the most modern equipment and appliances currently available. It will be constructed on an 80 acre tract of land acquired by the county just north of Two Harbors as an industrial development site. It replaces the present county garage located in the heart of a Two Harbors residential district. Plans are to develop the old site as a recreational area.


Grandma’s Marathon already?!

Cash prizes totaling $15,500 will be awarded to 28 top finishers of the 13th Annual Grandma’s Marathon to be held Saturday, June 17, race director Scott Keenan has announced. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first 10 male and female finishers in the open division, the first three male and female finishers in the masters division (age 40 and over), and the first place male and female finishers in the wheelchair division. In addition, the first place male and female finishers in the masters division will win a trip to the 1990 Houston-Tenneco Marathon, and all runners who cross the finish line receive a medallion and official finisher t-shirt.