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25 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL

Oct. 17, 1996 The city is seeking public opinion on the chain link fence around the public beach area. Should it remain or be removed?

Anyone having a comment should call (city phone number).

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40 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL

Oct. 29, 1981 Six-year-old grows super pumpkin (picture) Justin Bolin is quite proud of his first gardening attempt, which produced this super-size pumpkin. He’s sitting on a 65-inch-wide pumpkin, along with his sister, Jacolyn Bolin, who’ll be 2 in December. Six-year-old Justin had some “ordinary old pumpkin seeds: saved from last year. In the spring, Justin and his cousin, Jamie Nelson, decided to plant a garden.

“They didn’t tell anyone about it, the kids just put the seeds in the middle of the lawn and then talked about their garden.” Needless to say as the pumpkins sprouted the family just mowed around the garden. Justin said he’s going to save the seeds from the huge pumpkin; in fact, many friends have already asked for seeds for next year. “And pretty soon I’m going to carve a big face on it,” he added.

During the summer as the pumpkin was growing to huge proportions, Just got quite a bit of advice. Grandpa Loren Huber advised cutting out all the rest of the pumpkins so the big one would grow bigger, but Justin decided to let them all grow. Someone else suggested “watering” the plant with milk; someone else said carve your name into it while it’s growing. But Justin just “let it grow.”

Justin and Jacolyn are children of Floyd and Mary Bolin, Highway 10, Prescott. 55 years ago Pierce County HERALD Oct. 20, 1966 8 Ways Natural Gas Puts More Pleasure in Life 1—Gas Solves Heating Problems – An economical gas space heater* can heat your whole house or give you extra warmth in that problem area.

2—Gas adds comfort to living. Gas heat is modern. You get heat when you need it. It’s clean and thrifty, too, because gas burns completely, and you never have to worry about running out of gas – or where to store it.

3—Gas dries like sunshine but without fading. Gas dryers leave your clothes soft and sweet smelling. They’re so fast they’ll keep ahead of any washer made.

4—Gas simplifies cooking. New gas ranges “watch” your food so it can’t overcook and burn. Broiling is just as easy – and you can broil with the door closed.

5—Gas ends the garbage mess. New gas incinerators get rid of garbage and trash without smoke or odor. Put one in the basement or utility room and save steps.

6—Gas keeps you in hot water – plenty of it. Whether it’s an extra bath or load of clothes, gas heaters deliver all the hot water you need, when you need it.

7—Gas cleans up your cook-outs. New gas outdoor grills provide heat instantly – without mess or fuss. Permanent coals are self-cleaning, give real barbeque flavor to food.

8—Gas lights the dark spot in your yard. A decorative gas lite acts as a silent guard lighting that unprotected area.

*(Caution: space heaters can also cause fire if placed poorly or used wrong).

70 years ago THE RIVER FALLS JOURNAL Nov. 8, 1951 Local Tavern Keeper Fined $100 for Selling Malt Beverage to Minors. The proprietor of Moe’s Tavern on South Main street, pled nolo contendere (no contest) before Judge Kenneth S. White at Ellsworth Monday of this week, to the charge of selling fermented malt beverages to two minors…the law holds the proprietor responsible for the sales in his tavern.

85 years ago ELLSWORTH RECORD Oct. 29, 1936 Pair Charged With Adultery Acquitted. Herb B., a married man of Spooner, who is employed by the Northern States Power company with a crew at Prescott, and Miss Gladys H. of Hastings…were released in county court Friday forenoon when they had their hearing before Judge W. P. Knowles. Judge Knowles ruled that the evidence was insufficient to hold the pair.

115 years ago RIVER FALLS JOURNAL Oct. 18, 1906 Local Items. Charles Haven arrived here this morning.

Ready-made skirts for sale at R. N. Jenson’s.

Joseph F. Glidden, the man who invented barbed-wire fencing, is dead at De Kalb, Ill. Rev. Sam F. Jones died suddenly of heart failure on a train near Perry, Ark. Monday. Frank Barry, who at one time conducted the Hammond News, is publishing a paper near the city of Portland, Oregon.

126 years ago THE WEEKLY PRESS Maiden Rock, Wisconsin Oct. 16, 1895 Married Eighty Years Near Black River Falls, Wis., reside Mr. and Mrs. Darwin, an aged couple, who have just celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary. They are the oldest married couple in the state and probably the oldest married couple in America. Mr. Darwin is 107 and his wife is 101 years old. After four score years of married life, they are disposed to say that so far as they are concerned, they think marriage is not a failure.

160 years ago THE PRESCOTT JOURNAL Nov. 6, 1861 Some of the votes for the County Board were headed “Commissioners” and some “Supervisors,” and it is thought by some that those headed “Commissioners” will be of no account. We do not share in this apprehension.

Council Proceedings COUNCIL HALL.

Oct. 25, 1861, Regular Meeting—Council called to order by Ald. Bernard, Present, Ald. Schaser, Rader, Barnard, and Cheney.

The account of W. T. Hatch, for one quarter’s salary, from Aug. 1st to Nov. 1st 1861, was allowed; $25.00 The committee on accounts, to whom was referred the matter of refunding the money paid on Dog License last year, made the following report:— To the Mayor and the Common Council of the City of Prescott.

The committee to whom was referred the subject of refunding the money to persons who had paid their tax on dogs, would beg leave to report as follows: That the Council has no power to refund their money, and in the opinion of your committee, that tax stands the same as any other, and should have been collected; and it not being collected in every instance, does not, in our opinion, vitiate or give any reason why the money should be paid back to those who paid.

GEORGE SCHASER, Street Commissioner On motion, the clerk was directed to notify Messrs. Newell & Marshall that they must fill up the street, on the levee, where their track for running out wheat crosses said street, so that teams can pass conveniently, and that Ald. Schaser be directed to superintend said work.

On motion, the clerk and Mayor were instructed to furnish Deeds to all purchasers of Lots in Pine Glenn Cemetery, free of charge, and that the acknowledgement be hereafter dispensed with.

The matter of the old cemetery fence was taken up and referred to the committee on cemetery grounds, to report at the next meeting of council.

On motion, adjourned. W. T. HATCH, City Clerk.

November 16, 2021