Time Capsule: Vikings of yesteryear

by Lake County Leader
| December 3, 2020 12:05 AM

This week in Lake County news archives.

Dec. 5, 1968 (Flathead Courier)

Christmas trees scattered everywhere! That was the scene following a single-truck accident on Highway 93, 1 mile south of Pablo … A large transport truck and trailer hauling more than 10,000 Christmas trees from Eureka to Arizona slid out of control … and crashed into the ditch, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage.

Dec. 8, 1977 (Flathead Courier)

The Montana Fish and Game Commission took what appears to be a major step leading to state acquisition of Wild Horse Island in Flathead Lake. Representatives of Fish and Game, the R.B. MacDonald family, present owners, and the Nature Conservancy … were to meet this week to work out details.

Dec. 8, 1994 (Lake County Leader)


Robert Larsson, 91, of St. Ignatius submitted this photo of the copy of the Chicago Tribune he purchased for 4 cents on Nov. 4, 1948. The story reads: "In the most dramatic election in American history a landslide vote on Tuesday swept President Truman into office for another four years." The previous day, it was assumed that New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey had won. By Thursday, Truman had been declared the winner. (Courtesy of Robert Larsson)

Count Ronan’s Shawn Morgan among those who have earned the right to call themselves Eagle Scouts. Morgan supervised the building of a veterans memorial at Ronan City Park as his Eagle project.