Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors opened their doors to a sea of eager customers last weekend, finally welcoming beer lovers to regular hours at the taproom and expanded brewery the owners built this year after first starting the beer business in 2011. Owners Jamie and Clint MacFarlane cut a ribbon Friday afternoon an hour before the official opening (2), flanked by new employees, family members, supporters and members of the Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce. Jamie teared up while speaking about the business, and cut the ribbon to generous applause.
PIC The girls in this photo are modeling clothes from a WPA Sewing Project. They are holding 11-inch counterpane dolls that were created by a WPA Handicraft Project. Photo from the National Archives and Records Administration. 15 laid off in sewing project Fifteen of the 22 workers in the Lake County sewing project of the Public Works Administration were laid off last week on account of the 18-month order. It is possible if the quota for the county is not filled after 30 days some of those laid off may be reinstated. A total of 12,813 garments were produced.
Volunteers from the North Shore Rotary Club spent last Wednesday evening peeling the old paint off of the Crusader II, a fishing boat from the 1940s that is on exhibit next to the Two Harbors Lighthouse. The Rotarians will repaint the boat in coming months. Photo by Mel Sando.
ONE PIC Florretta Bunko and Odelia "Deel" Hoffman pose after the senior luncheon at the Lake County Fair last Thursday. The two women were named the county's outstanding seniors at the luncheon. Photo by Jennifer Havlick. The first day of retirement is the last day of work for some people, but for Odelia "Deel" Hoffman of Two Harbors and Florreta Bunko of Silver Bay, it was just the beginning. The two seniors were named Lake County's outstanding seniors on Thursday at the Lake County Fair, recognizing their sizable contributions to the county through their volunteer work.
From Kiera Miller Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce The Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual golf outing on Aug. 4 at Lake View National Golf Course. Twenty-one teams participated in this year's event, totalling 84 golfers. Participants played an 18-hole golf scramble, followed by dinner and awards. The value in the event is twofold. The chamber is membership-based, but we have to do fundraising to offset costs that memberships don't cover. The tournament helps with that. Also, it provides an ideal opportunity to get people together and mingle outside of the office.
Team Standings Round Robin Final Big Dipper, 127.0 Julie's Variety, 120.0 State Farm, 117.0 NSOP, 113.0 Chuck's Guns, 112.5 Sterling Auto, 111.5 Have Another, 106.0 Pearson Management, 104.5 Mike 'n' B.J., 102.5 Castle Danger Brewery, 101.5 Mauer Chevrolet, 101 John's Sanitary, 94.5
Week 10 - Isabella Area Danny's Auto/The Dixie: 24 points CO-OP/Leinenkugel's: 10 Lake Head Constructors: 9 The Pub: 6 Ostman Trucking/The Landing: 2 Big fish: 17 inches, 1.12 pounds (Danny's Auto/The Dixie) 2014 Final Standings Danny's Auto/The Dixie: 200.5 The Pub: 143.5 Lake Head Constructors: 139 Ostman Trucking/The Landing: 69 CO-OP/Leinenkugel's: 58 Big fish of the year: 25 inches, 5.2 pounds (Lake Head Constructors at St. Louis River)
Pastor Stew Carlson Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay The big news of the past week has been the sudden and tragic loss of comedian and actor Robin Williams. The following are partial reflections that I gave on suicide and Christianity in a March 2014 sermon entitled "Killed by a Robber." Full text of the sermon is at www.sycharlutheran.org . Is suicide a sin or a decision brought on by mental illness? The Bible gives either six or seven examples of suicide. None of the Biblical characters who commit suicide are portrayed in a positive light within its pages.
From Dale Harris Sixth Judicial District Judge If you have driven through Hermantown recently, you may have noticed orange ribbons hanging from a lot of mailboxes. The ribbons are a show of support for a young man who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. In a small community, good or bad news travels fast and everyone gets involved. It's one of the reasons I choose to live in Northeastern Minnesota: we try to look out for each other. That sense of community applies to the court system as well. Chances are you all know someone who works in the courthouse.
From Jan Kent When we began spending summers up here at our cabin over 25 years ago, one of the first things I did was to start up a filing system (I can already sense some smirking out there). I got a metal milk crate, spray painted it black, stuck it on top of a low stool, and put hanging files over the side edges. I popped the plastic category tabs on the top of each folder and was ready to go. There was more than smirking going on at that point.