Lake Co. Past: Nov. 29
Two Harbors High to have winning team
The Two Harbors High School basketball team is considered one of the strongest teams that has ever represented the local school and looks forward to a successful season under the coaching of Mr. Warner, athletic director of the local schools. The team is out for the district honors this year. It made its first impression last week when it defeated the Tower High School Team by a score of 35 to 12.
Five ships lost in Monday gale
Five Great Lake ships are reported lost with 70 men missing on the Great Lakes during the gale which at some points reached a velocity of 78 miles an hour. The Davock, 7,200-ton freighter of the Picklands- Mather Co., broke in two and foundered. The Davock was due at the Two Harbors dock Friday for a cargo of ore. The Anna C. Minch, a 4,200-ton vessel, which last year carried the cargo of coal for the city of Two Harbors, went down. The Canadian pulpwood carried Novodock is also among the ill-fated craft. Numerous small craft are reported to have foundered. Loss of life has been set at 70.
Ice, snow, cut travel, down lines
Possibly the worst types of elements hit the North Shore last Friday and are continuing to harass the area this week. Weathermen called it the worst storm in over a decade. It brought with it miserable hours of work for employees of telephone companies, power companies and individuals in general. Ice coated wires and knocked out services were common at various intervals during the storm. By late Friday, traffic had come to a virtual standstill, even on major highways. Many travelers stayed in hotels and motels in Two Harbors and elsewhere along the shore. The area ended up buried in 16 inches of snow atop about four inches of ice.
Recount upholds Houle's election
A recount of votes cast for Lake County Commissioner in the second district has upheld incumbent Lloyd Houle's narrow victory over challenger Rollie Bourdage. The recount tally shifted two votes to Houle's total, producing a seven-vote margin, 480-473. Bourdage had asked for the recount after the first results showed him losing to the 16- year board veteran by only three votes.