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Lake County Past

Lake County Past, from the Lake County News-Chronicle archives

Oct. 17, 1918

Influenza victim is called by death

Miss Ada May Holmes passed away at her home at 403 Seventh Avenue last Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 1918, after having been ill with Spanish influenza for over a week. At the time of her death, she had reached the age of 15 years She was born and reared in the city and until her late illness she was a pupil in our public schools.

Besides her many school friends and those not attending school, she will be deeply mourned by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holmes, her brother Merle and her sister, Mrs. Arthur Freeberg.

The funeral was held from the home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. J.R. Davies, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

On Oct. 5, they lost another daughter, Mary Alice Bolen, who had been ill but a few days.

Oct. 10, 1968

Enthusiasm high for homecoming

With some cooperation from the weatherman, currently drenching the area with heavy rains coming through a thick mass of clouds, the 1968 Two Harbors High School homecoming event is expected to be the biggest in the history of the school Oct. 10-11.

Spirit was high for the festivities and for the game itself with Agates riding high on a six-game perfect record for the season. They will battle the Proctor Rails in the homecoming game, which could be the toughest of the season for Two Harbors.

While not having a big season this year, the Rails tied both Hermantown and Silver Bay and, if past records are taken into consideration, the Agates down the Silver Bay Mariners by a narrow margin.

Anyhow, the Agates will do their best "Soc It To 'Em" warcry of the homecoming event, which gets underway with the coronation of the queen Thursday afternoon and continues today with a torchlight parade and bonfire. The evening will be climaxed by an "Agate Gathering" at the school this evening.

The annual homecoming parade will wend its way through downtown Two Harbors about 2:30 p.m. Friday and after the game itself the annual homecoming dance will wind up the two-day affair.

Five girls are competing for the title of homecoming queen this year and sale of buttons has been progressing for the past two weeks. The queen candidates include JoAnne Alexander, Kaye Ecklund, Joni Haack, Joanie Montague and Sue Norlen.

Proceeds from the button sale are devoted to the school's American Field Service (Foreign Exchange Student) program.