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This November marks a special anniversary for nerds like me. It's the 50th anniversary of the longest running science fiction series of all time, Doctor Who.
Enjoying the company of friends and family is a wonderful part of the holiday season. Here are some suggestions to make this time special without the added stress. To make sure your house is presentable for unexpected guests, clean the areas they will see and close the doors to other rooms. Make frequent sweeps through the rooms in which you'll be entertaining to reduce clutter and mess. Grab a plastic grocery bag and pick up all the trash. Gather up all the newspapers and put them in a neat pile. Using a laundry basket or bin, pick up all the kid, dog, cat and grownup toys!
The January Jubilee 2014, will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at First Lutheran Church in Duluth, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. for part-time church musicians living and working in the Arrowhead region. One thousand churches and their musicians have been invited to attend from Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The conference and nine workshops will provide valuable information for musicians as worship leaders. The price for the January Jubilee is $25, including lunch. Church musicians are invited to attend either, or both, movie and the workshop events.
Stella Soderberg and Audrey Honer, students at Kickstart Preschool in Two Harbors, show off their terrific turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving. Photo by Deb Archer.
1914 New harness repair business opens Charles McMains, of Waterloo, Iowa, has recently rented the building formerly occupied by the White Front Restaurant, and has opened an up-to-date harness shop. Mr. McMains is an expert in his line and will make a specialty of harness and saddle repair work. In addition he will carry a full line of new harnesses and accessories. The Journal News joins with the progressive citizens of Two Harbors in welcoming Mr. McMains to this city. Numbers of hunters increase Highland has become a veritable Mecca for hunters this year.
A workshop on Nov. 7 at Two Harbors High School gave seniors and high school students the opportunity to connect over technology. Seniors brought with their tablets, laptops and smartphones and the students answered questions and helped them navigate the technology. The workshop was funded by a Metlife grant written by the students.
Last week the Lake County News-Chronicle reported that this little gnome was enjoying Veteran's Day festivities at the VFW. Imagine his surprise and that of the folks at the AMERICAN LEGION POST 109 ! The annual Vet's Day dinner was served at the Legion, of course. We sincerely regret the error.
When they bought the old Amoco station in Silver Bay, it seemed like an ideal location. Right on the corner of Outer Drive (the main entrance into town) and Highway 61 (the only highway along the North Shore). The buyers (Donna Knaffla McCurdy, Bobbi Boman, and Danny Knaffla) changed it to a Spur station and got off to a good start in 2002. Then in 2006 the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation did some construction to improve Highway 61. They built a divider separating north-bound and south-bound traffic. They closed highway access to the Spur station.
Last week I was present at the talk Bill Carter gave at the Vermilion Community College here in Ely.
I am writing in response to the letter last week from Jenny Reinertson concerning mining in our area. Obviously this is an important issue that has many ramifications for all of us. I would like to add a few observations on the topic. First, I believe the main environmental concern is focused on potential impacts on ground and surface water quality, not global warming. To their credit, mining company officials, as well as our elected officials, have stated that their intention is to only mine if they can do it in a way that preserves and protects water quality in the area.