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Lake Co. Past: April 18


Two Harbors basketball team

Two Harbors can well feel proud of the record made by the basketball team during the winter. They have eight games to their credit out of a total of eleven. This is especially gratifying when it is known that but three of the members of the team had played in the city team prior to last season. They all put their best efforts in the play and took no mean part in the various contests. If all the members of the team remain in the city another winter Two Harbors will have a basketball team second to none at the head of the lakes.


Ice Follies picture at Harbor Theatre

Of interest to cinema fans next week will be the picture “Ice Follies of 1939,” starring Joan Crawford and James Stewart, Lew Ayers and Louis Stone and the “International Ice Follies” with Bess Ehrhardt, Roy Shipstead, Eddie Shipstead and Oscar Johnson. Many local people attending the ice follies revue held in Duluth last year will have the opportunity to see part of the same cast on the screen. Bess Ehrhardt received her early training in skating at Duluth with Frank Sullivan as her teacher.


Scholarship fund grows to $363 mark

The fund being raised in the Two Harbors area to match a $500 donation given by a person who expressed a desire to remain anonymous has now grown to $363, it was reported this week by Fred Ojala, Two Harbors High School principal.

The money is to be used for scholarships for Two Harbors students at a state university or college.


It was all in the family for Helgesons

“The end of an era,” trite phrase, but in this case it really is true. On April 1, Bob Helgeson retired, and Helgeson’s Ben Franklin passed out of his hands for the first time in 62 years. During that time it offered a little bit of everything from clothing to candy bars, keeping its variety store flavor even when other Ben Franklins began to specialize.

It has kept kids supplied with goldfish, women supplied with fabric and housewares, and men with workshop gadgets, well enough to make a trip to Duluth seem like a bother. It has been Two Harbors’ version of the old-time general store.