Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Primaries, car shows, parades and more
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More than 150 vehicles were on display at the annual Curbside Classic Car Show at Gordy's Hi-Hat in Cloquet on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Jake Przytarski caught up with John Kuikka of Wrenshall, whose 1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible won the "Gordy's Choice Award" in honor of the restaurant's late founder.
Kuikka originally purchased the vehicle in Texas back in 1986, and spent the next two years acquiring the parts and rebuilding it using his extensive knowledge of cars.
“I did the whole car myself—body, paint, interior. I’ve done car work all my life, so it’s been a hobby," he said.
People came from near and far during Esko Fun Days to celebrate 100 years of Esko graduates at the all-class reunion.
Organizer Gretchen Maslowski spoke about how many people have deep roots in the community. She said a classmate has a granddaughter starting school at Esko this fall who will be the fifth generation in the family to attend.
"That is amazing to me that there are so many generations right here in town," she said.
Be sure to check out the video included with the story, as well!
Cloquet's Reese Sheldon verbally committed to play football for the North Dakota State University Bison on Thursday, Aug. 4
The senior, who plays quarterback and linebacker for the Lumberjacks, fielded offers from Division II Augustana and Minnesota Duluth before ultimately landing on NDSU.
"That’s been a goal my whole life, my whole life I’ve wanted to play Division I football," Sheldon said. "My family and everybody else around me has kind of helped me along the way. It’s a cool thing to think about.”
A few more stories to check out:
- The Esko Junior Legion team
took third place at the state tournament
held Aug. 4-6 in Ely.
- At a school board meeting on Monday, Aug. 8,
Wrenshall officials said
they were optimistic about the new school year despite concerns raised by community members.
- Three local scouts gave back to the Cloquet and Carlton communities with their Eagle Service Projects.
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