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VFW Post 109 hosted its annual Veteran's Day dinner on Monday. Lake County Veterans and the Post home gnome enjoyed a social hour, appetizers and meal. Photo by Jennifer Havlick.
The winners of the Two Harbors Curb Appeal contest. The contest was held to encourage residents to apply their creativity to outdoor yard and home projects. Photos by Jennifer Havlick.
1914 You've heard of fish stories? An experience that happens but once in a lifetime took place last week as a party of hunters from this city slumbered in a sound sleep in their cabin. Those in the party were Chief of Police Gust Nelson, Emil Westholm, Pete Nelson, Fred Westholm and Emil Strand. During the night, Emil Westholm was awakened by a noise on top of the cabin roof and thinking a bruin had made an appearance, loaded for bear and went out with a search light. To his surprise, he found a good size buck staring him in the face. Mr.
Luke Small and Chad Smuk were both named to the south division of the Big North All Conference football team. Smuk was also named the most valuable lineman. Here's a review of the 2013 season stats and player achievements. Jonah Koehler was the top rusher with 736 yards followed by Michael Fischer with 631. Luke Small completed 42 of 95 passes for 585 yards and seven TDs. Small led the team with nine TDs and Michael Fischer had seven.
On Friday, Oct. 11 at the Silver Bay Marina, physics students from William Kelley High School raced their cardboard and glue boats on Lake Superior. Zach Duresky, Abby Michels and Chad Smuk were the race winners in the first ever double-decker boat. Jonah Koehler and Lucas Small were a close second in their cardboard model of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Both boats easily made the first round but had a little more trouble in round two as the Yellow Submarine added Abby Michels to the top deck and the "Fitz" picked up passenger Mitchell Blomberg.
Two Harbors wrapped up its season with the annual football banquet, a fantastic event organized by Chrysa Luhrsen, Ronnie Johnson, Sandy Nordean, Nikki Carpenter, Deb Omtvedt and Lorrie Kinn. Also, a thank you to Kristy Aho for all of the awesome cookies. A big thank you goes out to our fans! We had a great following throughout the season, with multiple pep busses and the great turnout at Proctor. We have the best fans and cheerleaders around! This season was a special one as we were not expected to do much at all and ended up with a 6-4 record.
"Everyone has stories," storyteller Kathryn Windham would always say at the close of a telling. "Go home now. Share your stories." Windham was perhaps the most beloved of all storytellers to tell at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. She was the only teller there, my partner's mother has noted, who got a standing ovation when she walked onto the stage - before she'd uttered a word. What endeared her to us was her life's project of encouraging everyone to tell their own stories.
I read with interest the Lake County News-Chronicle's Nov. 1 issue, and was perplexed that both the Lake County DFL's committee and the Lake County News-Chronicle would be against Congressman Rick Nolan's visionary vote that clearly indicates his interest in streamlining nation-wide regulatory mining review and project implementation.
I just read the letter, "Opportunities to get involved in environmental decision making" (Nov. 8) and felt the need to respond. I worked as an engineer at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for 17 years, and have worked as a consulting engineer for an additional five. My area of expertise was with energy projects, so I saw a lot of controversy with the power plant projects I permitted. I have been responsible for holding many public meetings and responding to concerned citizens too many times to count.
Public meeting to review Lake County trails A public meeting will be held in Beaver Bay next Wednesday to review the Lake County Comprehensive Trails Plan, which addresses all trails within the county. The comprehensive trails plan, facilitated by the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, helps the county make decisions about its trail system, including motorized and non-motorized trails. The meeting will be held on Nov. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Bay Community Center, 711 MacDonald Avenue, Beaver Bay. Swalm awaits passage of Grandma Elsie resolution