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    • Spotlight, Volume 3, Number 14, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1937-05-14
    • The annual junior-senior banquet was held at Glass Block Tea Rooms, followed by a party at Lincoln School. Thomson 4-H Club won honors in the 4-H Music and Play Contest. Lincoln School held a concert by Don Piedro's Spanish Sparklets which had been...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 7, Number 7, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-12-30
    • The Christmas operetta, directed by Mr. Isaac Esko and accompanied by Mrs. Isaac Esko, was performed by the grade school. The PTA had a Christmas party. The Spotlight won praise from the National Scholastic Press Association in Cleveland, Ohio, at...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 7, Number 10, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1941-02-14
    • The attention grabbing headline announced the offering of defense classes at Esko in motor mechanics, basic electricity, and metalwork at night. Members of the senior class received invitations to attend College Days at the Duluth Junior College. A...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 8, Number 5, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1941-12-19
    • A Nativity pageant was presented by the Washington School pupils. Parents and teachers frolicked at the PTA Christmas party, chaired by Mrs. Isaac Esko. A campaign to sell Lincoln Logs by subscription was begun. Two editorials were included about...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 4, Number 17, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1938-06-03
    • Twenty nine seniors received diplomas at commencement ceremonies, with the Baccalaureate service being held the previous week. The salutatory address was printed, as was the valedictory speech. The senior class history, class will, and class...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 13, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-04-12
    • The Thomson FFA Parents' and Sons' banquet was held, with the main speaker being Judge Mark Nolan. Thomson 4-H Club's play placed second at the county one-act play contest. Conservation was urged during National Wild Life Week. The thirteenth...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 3, Number 6, Thomson Township, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1936-12-18
    • Superintendent A. L. Winterquist editorialized about Christmas in this Christmas edition. Next was a review of the Christmas cantata about Christmas around the world as it was presented by the PTA chorus. Washington pupils entertained a capacity...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 8, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-01-19
    • New junior high English teacher, Miss Clarice Moen, was introduced. The Girls' Glee Club and Superintendent A. L. Winterquist attempted to get a phonograph to be used at the skating rink. An article urging students to buy the bi-annual Lincoln Log...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 14, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-04-26
    • Esko sent sixty students to participate in the music contest at Barnum, including the high school band and Glee Club. The top students were named, including Valedictorian Kenneth Hallback and Salutatorian Lauren Hiukka. At the third annual FFA...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Polar League Sub-Division champion basketball team, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1951 - 1952
    • This photograph shows the Polar League Sub-District Boys' Basketball Champion team and their coach. Standing, from left to right, are Dale Luokkala; Jim Manisto; Harold Hultberg; Coach Les Knuti; Richard Richardson; Allan Lennartson; and Duane...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 2, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-09-29
    • Students corresponded with foreign students. The band played for the Boy Scout Jamboree held at Jay Cooke Park. Health examinations were given to everybody. Superintendent A. L. Winterquist wrote an editorial about teaching democracy. Junior High...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 15, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-05-10
    • Six Esko girls went to the Carlton High School gymnasium and playing field for the Carlton County girls' annual play day program. The Esko chapter of the FFA sent thirteen boys to the annual congress and state convention of Minnesota Association of...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 3, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-10-20
    • Committees were selected for the Thomson Township PTA Benefit party. Five girls represented the Thomson Band at the Clinic Demonstration Band held in conjunction with the Band Sectional meeting at the Shrine Auditorium. The Northeast division of...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 4, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-11-03
    • Free physical examinations for all staff and students showed that one-third of students had one or more of the following defects: bad teeth, defective tonsils, enlarged thyroid glands, and poor eyesight. Thomson Township schools organized bus...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 16, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-05-24
    • Commencement was scheduled and the program detailed, as was the Baccalaureate service. The annual spring concert was given at the Washington School. The seniors gave their class history, nicknames and descriptions, last will and testament,...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 5, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-11-17
    • The Girls' Glee Club, directed by Mr. Isaac Esko, sang several selections over radio station WEBC. Superintendent A. L. Winterquist was given an honorary FFA degree at the third Annual District Seven Future Farmer Banquet at Eveleth, due to his...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 7, Number 6, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-12-03
    • Ainie Maki was chosen outstanding 4-H Club member of Carlton County at the Cloquet Chamber of Commerce banquet, honoring leading members of the twenty-four area clubs. Washington students presented a Christmas operetta. A short piece noted that...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 6, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-12-08
    • Many grade school pupils were hard at work on an operetta. The annual staff for the Lincoln Log yearbook was named. A mass meeting of all people interested in contributing for the fund to aid Finland was held at Washington School, with money given...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Spotlight, Volume 4, Number 1, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1937-09-24
    • Helen Tan was selected to represent Carlton County as the Potato Queen. Fans of the Elk's charity football classic were proud of the performance of the high school band before the game and between halves The Thomson 4-H Club won second prize on a...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 7, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1939-12-22
    • Christmas programs were highlighted, including the PTA's program, the junior high program, and the grade school's Christmas operetta. The industrial training department made ornaments to be sold, with the proceeds turned over to the Finnish Relief....
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 7, Number 8, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1941-01-17
    • A citizenship class was organized at the high school, with classes taught at night. A toboggan party to be held at Fond Du Lac was planned by the seniors. A radio was brought into the school assembly so that students could hear President...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Spotlight, Volume 4, Number 2, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1937-10-08
    • The blind orchestra from the Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind was judged to be the best act of the third annual GAA variety show. The school band, under direction of L. B. Olson, played at the Sixth Annual Northeastern Minnesota Junior Livestock...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 9, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-02-02
    • The senior class had their photographs taken at Powers Studio in Duluth. Students gave to the March of Dimes to fight infantile paralysis, also known as polio. Once a week the junior English class listened to a radio program about poets and poetry....
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 721, Finland, Minnesota

    • 1933-08-07
    • Civilian Conservation Corps Company (CCC) panoramic photograph, featuring group portrait of enrollees, cooks with mess kits and barrel, posed before log buildings and tents in summer. Enrollees identified by 1933 company roster: Officer Personnel:...
    • Iron Range Research Center
    • Spotlight, Volume 4, Volume 3, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1937-10-22
    • Students of vocational agriculture were selected by their agricultural instructor to represent Thomson Township at the High School Agriculture Students' Livestock Judging Contest and third annual Tri-State Invitational meet to be held at the...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 10, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-02-16
    • The contest to see who sold the most subscriptions to the Lincoln Log yearbook ended. A Finnish Relief mass meeting was set, with pledge cards for voluntary monthly financial aid to Finland distributed. Esko played Meadowlands in a sub-district...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • Spotlight, Volume 4, Number 4, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1937-11-05
    • An attorney from Cloquet was the guest speaker at the Armistice Day program. Thomson student Beatrice Lehto played several accordion solos on the radio broadcast of the Finnish Program sponsored by Occident Flour. Mildred Bergstedt was selected by...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 11, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-03-01
    • Sports highlights were featured, as the Tommies beat Meadowlands and went up against Cromwell in the basketball semi-finals. A representative of the Cloquet branch of the Bell Telephone Company presented two movies about telephone usage. The...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Bugle, Volume 1, Number 1, Washington School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1941-05-28
    • The annual "The Bugle" was stenciled, mimeographed, and put together by our Washington principal, teachers, and pupils. Thirty four students were going to attend Lincoln Junior High School in the fall, leaving Washington School. The sixth grade...
    • Esko Historical Society
    • The Spotlight, Volume 6, Number 12, Thomson High School, Esko, Minnesota

    • 1940-03-15
    • The GAA held a Leap Year Party, with girls asking the boys to the party. School was cancelled one day because of a snowstorm. The chamber music ensemble, directed by Isaac Esko, sang at the Pine Hill School for a Finnish Relief Program. The biology...
    • Esko Historical Society

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