>The 56th annual Lakehead Festival Reunion in Esko is Aug. 25-27 and features many demonstrations from the days of yore, such as blacksmithing, butter churning and weaving. The family friendly event offers a kids section with a small petting zoo and activities. New this year is a classic motorcycle expo Friday through Sunday.
Local legend Gordy Lundquist turned 90 on Monday. Lundquist spent his special day in his favorite way, by working at Gordy's Hi-Hat, a restaurant he started about 50 years ago. Lundquist still likes to go to work everyday with family members, including his wife, Marilyn, son Dan, and grandson Sever. He also enjoys talking to all the customers who have made their way to the restaurant over the years. Lundquist credits his longevity to good living and a loving wife who takes care of him.
The local Moose Lodge began in 1917 and originally met in a wooden building, which perished in the 1918 fire. After several years, Lodge members were able to purchase a building on Avenue C where they met for many years before selling the building and moving into the old Fire Hall building on Cloquet Avenue. By 1946 the Cloquet Lodge boasted almost 700 members, according to old records.
He researched the eclipse and put together a detailed presentation for his family. Denny, a self-professed astronomy enthusiast, excitedly agreed that traveling to Missouri to get the best view of the eclipse was a great idea. "We had a little get together and I presented it," said David, demonstrating the moment while everyone laughed. "I looked up at my dad and he looked at me and pumped a fist into the air and said 'YES!'"
Sample is also excited about a new horse event at the fair, Cirque MàCeo. She describes it as a circus with horses under a big tent. "Its really cool, and it's free!" said Sample. She added there will be three or four shows a day for families to come and watch a variety of tricks with horses.
The new boilers will be installed, asbestos removed and aged water pipes containing lead in the solder will be shiny and new (and lead free). The original Esko school was built in 1923 with additions built in 1954, 1960 and the final addition in 1998. Unlike many of the surrounding districts, Esko officials have no plans to replace their aging facility.
The Carlton County Board approved a new ATV (aka all terrain vehicles, or four-wheelers) ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8. The new ordinance regulates ATVs on county roads and county right of way areas to help riders know how to navigate the roads correctly and legally. <
A Cloquet resident had an eye-opening experience as he drove to work early one recent morning. "I was headed towards Scanlon on Carlton Avenue on my way to work," said Andy Haga. "I heard a loud bang and didn't know what happened until I saw the window. I'm glad the windows are tinted so glass didn't go flying everywhere." Haga's passenger side window had been shot with either a BB or a pellet gun as he sat at the stop sign on Carlton Avenue at 4:10 a.m. Monday, July 31.
"This will bring us into the 21st century. Our communities have always been behind the times with non-Indian communities," said Secretary/treasurer Ferdinand Martineau. Sawyer District II Representative Bruce Savage talked business. "I have been a small-business man in this community for over 20 years and within the community of Sawyer I can name a minimum of eight tribal members who also have small businesses in this community," Savage said. "In today's competitive world for business, this is a huge movement towards letting them have access." He added that he has been paying outrageous internet fees that don't work.
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