History Book


Howard Lake History Book is packed with hundreds of photos

The history book “Howard Lake History, 130 Years of the Good Life,” has gone to press and will be ready by Good Neighbor Days.

The book will be a complete reprint of the first book, as well as an update from the past 30 years.

The book contains the following:

• Thirty years of headlines and photographs

• A page about the American Legion and Auxiliary

• Several pages on the history of the Orphans, including team shots and a picture of the reunion in 2005

• A section on HLWW

• Several pages about the HLWW FFA, including a listing of all the honorary degrees, etc.

• Several pages documenting the all-time school sports records, done in conjunction with each coach. This includes football, track and field, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, baseball, and girls softball

• Pictures of record-setting fish taken from Howard Lake, courtesy of Joe’s Sport Shop

• A section on St. James School and St. James Church

• A page for First Presbyterian Church

• Pages devoted to St. John’s Church

• Christian Church and Blessed Hope

• An article about Howard Lake’s 130-year anniversary

• A section on Good Neighbor Days and royalty from the past 30 years

• Four pages about the Howard Lake Library

• City of Howard Lake and police department, Howard Lake Fire Department

• A page about the Lions

• Information about the Good Samaritan Center and Auxiliary

• a page of pictures from Custer’s softball teams

• the record of freeze-up and ice-off on Howard Lake, kept by Gordon Gruenhagen

• Victor Township

• Middleville Township

• A large section devoted to Howard Lake business history

• Howard Lake Post Office

• Reprints of articles about Red’s Pizza, the Scheer Popcorn Wagon, Ittel’s Meat Market

• A page devoted to the last fifty years of dairy royalty

• Old-time stories and photo gallery – this section is about 30 pages long, with too many photos and articles to mention by name.

• cemetery records from both St. James and the Howard Lake cemetery associations.

• Reprints of articles from Myron Heuer

• Other articles that are too numerous to mention

Copies may still be available at Howard Lake Drug or the Howard Lake Library.