Sept. 14, 1944

Lost is found

While out in the wheat field of his father's farm the son of Sigurd Peterson noticed a shining object. upon examination, it proved to be a very rusty pocket knife with more than half of it eaten away. When it was washed up, he found the name of Peter O. Ledin, Two Harbors, Minn. on the good part of the handle.

Sigurd took it to Ledin and he said it had lost it in 1911 while working for Hillman.

The field where the knife was found had been plowed up a good many times since then, but Peter Ledin is proud of the fact he had put a pocket knife where it had been kept for over 33 years. As to using it for any more whittling, he won't even try.

Increase in school enrollment

Two Harbors schools are now operating on their full schedule for the 1944-45 school year show a slight increase over the past year. Enrollment is now 1,026 compared to 1,009 for last year. At a time when most schools are dropping in enrollment it is encouraging to note this increase.

Enrollment in the different schools numbers: 428 against 402 in 43-44 at the Minnehaha school, 15 coming from the closed Silver Creek school; John A. Johnson, 91 against 87 for last year. The high school dropped from 520 to 507 for this year.

Sept. 15, 1994

School board decides to cancel diving season

Following the recommendation by the Minnesota State High School League, the Lake Superior School Board on Monday voted to discontinue competitive diving at the two pools in the district. The move ends the season for five varsity and six junior varsity divers.

"We're not in a good situation here," one board member said before the vote was taken.

The move to eliminate diving events in pools less than 10-12 feet deep began several years ago and local teams competing in diving events throughout Minnesota had started the year by asking each athlete and their parents or guardians to sign a waiver form before competitions. The pools at Kelley and Two Harbors High Schools are 9 feet deep where the diving platforms are located.

Two Harbors athletic director Bob Nyberg told the board that in all the years of diving in the district, there have been no accidents. Several board members said that the liability issues have been increased with the recommendation from the MSHSL. Some amount of liability has always rested with the district should an accident occur on school property, but with the ruling from the MSHSL, districts across the state were put on noticed that negligence of the recommendation could also play a part in the liability should an accident occur.

It wasn't immediately known how many other school districts have also agreed to cancel diving. There are few pools across the Northland that have pools that would comply with the recommendation.