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Time Capsule: From the weekly archives

by BERL TISKUS
Reporter | March 28, 2024 12:00 AM

Flathead Courier, March 27, 1924

Clean up the bathing beach

This Friday afternoon has been set aside for Bathing Beach Day and Polson Business men are expected to be at the bathing beach at one o’clock to clean up the beach, make some needed repairs at the bath house, and get the place in shape for the season. The water is coming up and the work must be done in time.

Committees from the Civic League and Kiwanis club  are in charge of arrangements for the work and the city will furnish a man and team. The ladies of the Civic League will serve lunch to the workers. 

Every business man who can possibly do so is urged  to turn out so that this job can be finished in one afternoon. The Boy Scouts will cooperate in the work.

School levy goes over by big vote

The additional 10-mill levy for the schools was overwhelmingly carried at the election last Saturday. The vote was: For levy, 242; Against levy, 31.

A total of 273 votes were cast, which was unusually heavy in view of the fact that only freeholders were qualified to vote. An interest was taken in the election with the result that the levy was carried by a big margin and the continuation of the schools for the rest of the year was assured. 

F. P. Browne, Solomon Redd and Mrs. F. O. Maerdian were election judges.

Flathead Courier, March 28, 1974

Wyoming educator named to head Polson Schools

Dr. Lee A. Christensen of Sheridan, Wyo., has been named as superintendent of the Polson schools to succeed Karl D. Bell, who is retiring at the end of the 1973-74 term.

One of 68 applicants for the post, who ranged from Massachusetts to Alaska and 19 with doctorate degrees, the new Polson school administrator comes here from a position as school superintendent in Sheridan. 

He has 17 years in the education field, receiving his bachelor of arts degree at Dickinson State College in North Dakota and his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The future superintendent will take over duties here on July 1.

Christensen is married and has a family of two children, one daughter and one son.

Remember when… (Taken from the files of the Flathead Courier)                                    

                   TEN YEARS AGO

A monster-size mackinaw, weighing 37 pounds, 6 ounces, was caught in Skidoo Bay by Virgil Ruckdashel. It was believed to be a record catch from Flathead Lake.