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Lake Co. Past: Dec. 16

1913

Skating, school programs and gifts, oh my!

The last few days of sharp weather following the mild temperatures of late have brought joy to skaters who are taking advantage of the municipal rink on Seventh Ave. opened up by the city council.

The fourth annual program of specialties by the fifth and sixth grades and the operetta, “On Plymouth Rock” by the seventh and eighth grades, will be given at the auditorium in the Minnehaha School building on Friday evening, December 17.

Gents – Buy your special lady one of our very popular 17 jewel bracelet watches with a solid gold case for $30.00

1938

‘Still Pageant’ wins praise for fire department

The ‘Still Pageant’ of the three wisemen erected in the band shell at the Thomas Owens Memorial Park was illuminated Monday night and is eliciting compliments for the volunteer fire department from all commentators who have viewed the setting. The design was conceived by Phil Patterson, and the work, in which all of the members took part, was directed by Mr. Patterson and Peter Benson. The figures of the men, camels and the inn, as well as the desert and palms were jigsawed from plywood. It took over 101 yards of blue percale to provide the sky effect in the dome of the shell. The electrical decorations were installed by assistant city electrician, Erick Dunder, who is also a member of the department.

Specials at Puent’s Cash Market this week

Butter…. 33 cents per pound

Lard…. 11 cents per pound

Sirloin Steak… 30 cents per pound

Lutefisk… 10 cents per pound

1963

Family of 10 loses all goods

A sudden blaze roared through an old two story frame home in Homewood addition to Two Harbors on Saturday afternoon razing the entire structure. Into the flames went also the entire belongings of the Richard Stavig family consisting of the parents and eight children, all 13 and younger. The structure is on Mounted Route and known as the old Hungerford home. By the time the fire department reached the scene, the structure was a mass of flames. The family has moved into a house at 215 Sixth St. in Two Harbors.

1988

School board to close Mary Mac

Silver Bay area elementary students will go to high school just like the bigger kids next fall, the result of a decision of the Lake Superior District School Board. The closing is expected to save at least $100,000 annually. The board voted 4-3 on Monday to close Mary MacDonald Elementary School and combine all grades under one roof at William Kelley High School.

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