July 1872, Volume 1, Number 1 of Cross and Crown, a "monthly paper devoted to the advancement of higher education and the interests of Jesus College." The four pages include articles on the two earliest church bells in St. Paul, the origin and object of Jesus College, and the announcement for the 1872 academic year. It includes an image of the College's building at St. Anthony Falls.
This newsletter leads with the heading of Lincoln to Participate in Tournament in Barnum. In addition, it covers a basketball game against Carlton, Lincoln's old rival; has quirky school news items; sub-district basketball tournament plans involving Lincoln, Floodwood, Willow River, and Cromwell Schools. Other items include a poem about trees in autumn by student Mabel Johnson, and a student commentary on whispering in class. It was created by the library and staff of Lincoln School in Thomson Township and typed by Hilda Tan, with articles written by Mamie Maunu and John Hallbeck.
This newsletter's detailed lead article reports on Superintendent Winterquist's trip to Washington D.C. and environs, in his role as one of two delegates chosen to represent Minnesota schools at the National Superintendent's Convention. Superintendent Winterquist spoke to all the students about his trip to Washington D. C. Other items include Lincoln Basketball team's victory against Floodwood; a miscellany of school and class news items, a poem, and jokes. An article speculated about Lincoln's chances of winning the basketball tournament at Barnum. It was created by the library and staff of Lincoln School in Thomson Township and typed by Hilda Tan, with articles written by Ailie Suominen and Ruth Lang.
Although the headline in this newsletter reported that Lincoln was defeated at the basketball tournament in Barnum, of greater interest is the article detailing being stranded for two days in Barnum due to a snowstorm. Also included are school and class news items and jokes. The sub-district basketball game between Lincoln and Cromwell was written about. A student commentary focused on losing school time because of snow. Student Gilbert Nyberg wrote a memoir of mischievousness, including annoying an old hermit living by what was presumably the Palkki Grist Mill. It was created by the library and staff of Lincoln High School, typed by Hilda Tan, and written by Ida Lahti and Clifford Guss.
The headline to this edition is about a contest conducted by the Spotlight to see which students spoke using the best English. Also included were detailed accounts of Lincoln Basketball team defeating Proctor Young Men's Christian Association team as well as a variety of jokes, school and class news items, and seniors receiving class rings. In an oratorical contest in English III Ailie Suominen finished first, Mamie Maunu placed second, with Gilbert Nyberg winning third. It concludes with a commentary about habits, as well as an editorial about revising the Lincoln Who's Who. It was created by the library and staff of Lincoln School in Thomson Township, typed by Hilda Tan, and written by both Hilda Tan and Mamie Saukko.
Highlighted in several articles in this newsletter are the class winners of English usage contest. Due to the muddy condition of roads, school was called off and students were given an early Easter vacation. Another interesting article details a popular learning game in modern history class devised by teacher Miss Chambers in which the class was divided into two teams, and played baseball with weekly history tests serving as baseballs pitched. Also mentioned were school news items such as a track announcement and meeting announcement for the English III Club. Jokes and articles by students were included. It was created by the library and staff of Lincoln School in Thomson Township, typed by Hilda Tan, with articles by Mamie Maunu, Gilbert Nyberg, and Clarence Michaelson.
This newsletter is dedicated to the girls and boys basketball teams. It has articles and pictures of both girls and boys team members, drawn by George Johnson and Ida Peterson. Depicted are Edward Esko, Gilbert Nyberg, Clifford Guss, Robert Guss, Clarence Johnson,Vivian Anderson, Vieno Oak, Myrtle Johnson, Eleanor Esko, Sylvia Esko, and Catherine Stenman as well as reviews of their respective seasons. A notable article is an editorial written by Superintendent A. L. Winterquist on the importance of the schools, as well as Minnesota Power and Light Company's funding of Thomson Township schools. Other articles contain student news, including a section on sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.
The lead article talks about the biology students as bird naturalists. Other items include school news items, including a senior class meeting and the arrival at a decision to publish an annual. It was announced that Superintendent A. L. Winterquist was elected vice president of state superintendents. The school received an invitation to send delegates to a High School Girls' Conference. Other items include a student commentary, poems; and a letter from Harold Stevens, alias G.N., from San Diego, California, about his experiences in Tijuana, Mexico.
Featured is an article reporting on the three day High School Girls' Conference by Lincoln School delegate Walma Johnson. Other items include the Lincoln School Honor Roll as well as critical for eligibility for inclusion thereon. A Countywide High School Spelling Contest was announced. Schedules for boys' and girls' baseball and track, as well as girls' volleyball were listed. The silly celebration of Kid Day by seniors was noted, as they spoke in baby-talk and brought dolls and all-day suckers to school. Other Lincoln School news items were mentioned, such as the junior class debate about the Volstad Law. Information was given on how to grow dahlias. Senior Myrtle Johnson wrote an essay on the responsibilities of students as citizens. Of particular interest was Superintendent A. L. Winterquist's talk to the modern history class about World War I, including various battles and means of warfare, with a focus on the battle at Chateau Thierry and concrete trenches and camouflage.
At the end of the school year Vivian Anderson is valedictorian and Mabel Johnson is salutatorian. Jane Lindholm won the written part of the Carlton County spelling contest and was therefore eligible to represent Carlton County at the State Fair's spelling contest. The vote totals for four best male athletes were listed. Mr. Carlson's chemistry students took a field trip to the Morgan Park Steel Plant and Cement Plant. Items were given about Lincoln school students as well as sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The lower class girls won the volley ball championship. An interesting article was written on the growth of Esko's Corner over the previous fifty years, with mention of a one room schoolhouse, Hjalmer Mattinen's Store, a blacksmith shop, Arrowhead Creamery, a garage, a shoemaker's shop, and two new homes. Scarlet fever ravaged the area, as evidenced by an article reporting on Anna Norman, the county nurse, and Superintendent A. L. Winterquist visiting houses to check for Scarlet Fever and to quarantine as many houses as needed.
A large part of the articles were devoted to sports. The Lincoln girls were winners of the pre-volley as well as the baseball game. The AAI Preliminary contests were held at Carlton and Lincoln High Schools. An interclass track meet was held for both boys and girls. Lincoln and Barnum competed in a volleyball contest, as well as indoor baseball games. The vote tallies were given for the four best girl athletes. Because of widespread measles and scarlet fever, the Washington School was closed for a day to be disinfected and cleaned upon the suggestion of the State Board of Health.
This issue was dedicated to the nine graduating seniors of the class of 1926. The commencement program was listed, as was the Baccalaureate service and its program. Miscellaneous school news items were presented, such as an article about the class play being presented despite absences of several actors. The home management class entertained the seniors and faculty at the annual senior banquet. Losers in the modern history class's baseball contest treated the winners. Robert Guss and Maley Hiukka won the oral and written bird identification contests. The entire biology class went on a field trip to Jay Cooke Park, and the losing team treated the winners to a picnic lunch at the park. The students walked to Thomson and then took a bus from there to the Park. The biology class listed activities to improve the community, such as planting shade trees, picking up litter, and destroying unsightly buildings. In sports, Lincoln placed second in the district track meet of the Arrowhead Athletic Association.
The start of the school year and enrollment details by classes and schools were given. Interest was high in the new gymnasium. Officers were elected by the classes and Glee Club. It also has some items from the previous school year, such as a Last Will and Testament of the Class of 1926. An article written by Lila Johnson about the trip to the State Fair she and Jane Lindholm and Vieno Oak took by train to represent Lincoln School was printed. Martin Harney's disappointing trip on horseback from Esko to Barnum and the Barnum Fair, to which he had gone in hopes of competing in horse races, was related.
Featured is an interview of the Manager of the Arrowhead Co-operative Creamery, E. F. Mattson. An article reported that the Forbay School's well had run dry, and continued to say that water had to be hauled to the schoolhouse in milk cans for three weeks. A rather mysterious item mentioned that the county superintendent of schools, the state inspector, and the county nurse visited with Lincoln School personnel on their way to institute meetings at Cloquet. A play was given the teachers of Lincoln School, and was coached by Superintendent A. L. Winterquist. In addition to an editorial by Lila Johnson about the new gymnasium, there was a literary section with contributions by Maley Hiukka and Vieno Oak, as well as other school news and jokes.
E. F. Mattson of the Arrowhead Co-Operative Creamery detailed requirements for a successful co-operative creamery. A vaudeville program with readings and one act plays was given by the Lincoln High School as a fundraiser to pay for gymnasium fixtures. Superintendent A. L. Winterquist announced grades, grading policies, and grade point averages. The opening of the basketball season was welcomed. Also included are a literary section and editorials by students, and favorite sayings of students and Superintendent Winterquist.
The Creamery Patron's Department contains much information about building and maintaining a herd of milking cows, and is taken from the Land O'Lakes News. Another major article details Superintendent Winterquist's attendance at the State Teachers' Educational Association Convention, as well as his presiding at the Consolidated School Principles' meeting. County Agent Aldrich and Mr. Searles of the University of Minnesota spoke to high school students about calf clubs. Also mentioned was an Armistice Day observance and program, with a talk by Superintendent Winterquist. The annual roll call of the Red Cross was given. To be able to plan a model farm, the biology class walked to Juntunen's farm and also toured the Jenswald farm. The community's girls organized a basketball squad.
The honor roll is listed, along with the percentage of students at each letter grade level. The comical antics at the freshmen initiation party were reported. President Calvin Coolidge's proclamation about giving thanks was included. In sports, the girls' basketball playing positions were given. The literary section contains student writings.
A community play was presented, and the Lincoln School Christmas program was detailed. Superintendent A. L. Winterquist advocated for Red Cross membership. The Christmas Seal campaign was announced. The social problems class had debates on large farm holdings versus small farm holdings and the tenancy system. A clothing demonstration was conducted in the Finnish language by the home training and sewing class. The modern history class learned history via a baseball game and teams. In sports, the Moose Lake basketball team won twice over Lincoln, with both the boys and girls teams losing. However, the high school beat both the local Arrowhead Creamery Boys' Team and the Arrowhead Aces Girls' basketball team. Washington School news items were given, as well as a student literary section.
This Christmas issue featured articles about the Lincoln School first through eighth grade Christmas program along with selections. Also included were many articles on sports, including the Lincoln Basketball team defeating Willow River, the Arrowhead Aces Girls' basketball team defeating the Cloquet YWCA Girls' team; and the Arrowhead Creamery Boys' team losing to Kenney Anker Team of Duluth. The Lincoln Girls' team beat Carlton, but the boys' basketball team lost to Carlton. Also included were sections on Lincoln School news with a student literary section.
A girl and boy from grades two through eight were elected to maintain order in the school. Student anxiety about two days of semester examinations was related. Washington School news items were given. Cloquet's basketball team played Lincoln's basketball team. The Lincoln boys' basketball team beat Moose Lake, but the girls' basketball team lost a contested game. Pre-Christmas basketball results were listed for both the boys' and girls' basketball teams. The student literary section had book reviews and editorials.
In community news, the annual Arrowhead Creamery meeting was held at the Lincoln School gymnasium, with a large number of stockholders present, and speeches given in both Finnish and English. Evidently student Lillian Hihnala was not seriously injured when the horse pulling the school vehicle gave a sudden jerk and sent her flying into the windshield, given the humorous tone of the article. Eleven Lincoln School girls joined Carlton School girls as guests of the Cloquet High School Girls' Club meeting, program, and dinner. It was announced that the English III class formed a public speaking club. In sports news, Lincoln School suffered their fourth defeat of the season at the hands of Willow River. In addition to the usual school news, essays, and jokes, the honor roll was given.
This unusual edition has a first page which is declared to an Extra and is devoted to promoting the musical comedy and operetta entitled Love Pirates of Hawaii to be given by Lincoln students. Presumably it is in 0connection with Valentine's Day, which was celebrated at the schools by the distribution of Valentines Day Cards in all the classes. The second page, which seemed to be the main part of the newsletter, consisted of detailed accounts of sports; the establishment of a sub-district tournament boys basketball teams of Cromwell, Floodwood, Willow River, and Lincoln; the standing of the sub-district basketball teams; Lincoln girls basketball teams over Carlton, while the boys basketball team lost to Carlton; and the Lincoln juniors beating the Cloquet West End YMCA basketball team. A sad item announced the death of nine year old student Fred Sota to pneumonia, having had it only for five days. Also included was a literary section.
This was the first anniversary edition of the Lincoln Spotlight in its present form, an article stated. Superintendent A. L. Winterquist would be attending the national meeting at Dallas, Texas, of the fifty seventh National Convention of Department of Superintendents of the National Education Association. A note of thanks from the Glee Club was highlighted to the various people and staff who made the operetta a success. Sports played a major role in the newsletter, and spoke of Willow River eliminating Lincoln in the basketball tournament. Both Lincoln boys' and girls' basketball teams won a double header game against Barnum. The Arrowhead Co-Operative Creamery basketball team beating the Polish Athletic Club of Cloquet. The Lincoln Junior team beat the Sixth Street Pirates Team of Cloquet. Other items included Washington School news, grade school news, and a literary section.