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Lake County Past: April 22

April 22, 1943

Fisherman lost on North Shore

Ed Sandvic, well-known North Shore fisherman who operates a short distance north of Gooseberry Falls State Park, is believed to have been drowned sometime after 4 p.m. Thursday when he set out to lift nets, which had been set prior to the dispersal of the lake ice.

An alarm was sounded for his safety late Thursday night when he failed to return and members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Sheriff Fred L. Anderson and his deputies instituted a search. His skiff was found washed up on the beach north of Gooseberry State Park early Saturday morning by Jens Jenson, another North Shore fisherman. Examination of his gear revealed that a part of one net had been stripped and it is believed that he either fell overboard from the skiff or that the skiff was overturned by waves created by a 25 mph wind from the northeast that was blowing late Thursday.

20 women in service at shops

The manpower problem has been solved in a small way on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range by the employment of women in service traditionally the sphere of men. Twenty women were placed on the payroll Monday in the Two Harbors shops in tasks which the women will prove can be done as well by members of the fair sex as has been done in the past by men.

April 18, 1968

Majority favors union with Lake

James E. Ulland, Clover Valley representative to the St. Louis County Consolidation Committee, announced the th final results of the 259 respondents to the recent opinion poll conducted among the Clover Valley residents. The poll was designed to determine local feeling on the consolidation issue.

Fifty-nine percent of those who answered the poll preferred consolidation with the Lake County School System. Forty-one percent wanted consolidation with the Duluth School System. The main reason given for Duluth preference was a feeling that Duluth had a higher-quality education than Lake County. The 59 percent who preferred Lake County gave the reason that the "students would be more socially at ease." The distance to the school was of equal importance as a reason for choice in both groups.

Only 20 percent of those answering termed it as unimportant to them if the present Clover Valley High School building continue to be used. The remaining persons thought it was either very important or fairly important to them that the school building continue to be used.

Alternatively, only 40 percent thought it was very important that the high school students remain at the school. Fifty-five percent were content to have the school become only a junior high.

With Ulland coordinating a small group of volunteers, it was possible to deliver a questionnaire personally to each Clover Valley family. Sixty-one percent, or 269 questionnaires, were returned. Ulland attributes the high rate of response to the stamped envelopes returnable to personal distribution procedure and the importance of the consolidation issue. The return was also aided by the provision of Ulland provided by the St. Louis County Superintendent of Schools.