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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK

10 years ago June 7, 2012

Police training 4 Small Communities Stanley, Boyd, Cadott and Cornell are working together by Jeanne Gates Mock accident practice, K-9 training and DNA updates are just some of the critical Stanley Police Department cooperative educational experiences that Stanley Chief of Police Russell Kollmansberger has been exposing his four full-time and six part-time ovcers to as a group recently.

Chief Kollmansberger, along with Cadott and Boyd Chief Louis Eslinger and new Cornell Chief Ryan Peterson have been working together on a new monthly program to strengthen the familiarity be- tween ovcers in these small communities in the eastern portion of Chippewa County.

“The beauty of this program is that we’re seeing a lot of camaraderie and extra drive to see and know that person (other ovcers), so if a call comes in for ‘back-up’ to a neighboring community’s crime scene, our ovcers will want to go and help.”

“Limited resources in these smaller departments and the challenges of multiple jurisdictions involving several school districts, diuerent city and county governments, as well as state or federal issues, means additional training and familiarity among rural departments is very helpful for all types of crimes and emergencies,” noted Chief Eslinger.

“Sharing information in a greater way than before is helping us all, plus the building of friendships and relationships,” said the Cadott/ Boyd Chief. He added that Cadott had hosted the April joint training with presentations from the new district attorney about his philosophy on prosecutions, as well as information on Family Support (FS) Services (The latter is an independent agency that works with Wisconsin’s DHS on domestic and sex abuse complaints).

Chief Peterson, who has two full-time and six part- time ovcers, hosted ovcers and chiefs from the group’s departments for a “mock accident” scene staged at Cornell Airport late in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 23. Stanley’s chief explains that “if a crash is bad enough, we measure out everything in relation to fixed objects in order to produce a good quality crash report for the state.” He added that all the ovcers had origi nal training but that this was a refresher course.

Stanley Police Blotter 15 seatbelt violations, one school zone incident (19 mph over), three failures to stop at a stop sign, a bear treed on Fourth Avenue, stolen wedding ring valued at $500 to $600, and several EMS/first responder calls, among others.

Obituaries: Marion Hofkes Thornton 1916 – 2012 Ruth Elinor (Baker) Mathison 1923 – 2012 Sister Janet Smolinski 1942 – 2012 20 years ago June 6, 2002 Jessica Weich, GRI, recently joined Wolf River Realty in Stanley. Jessica has been in real estate sales for two years in the Medford area. Jessica also successfully completed the courses and examinations to earn the prestigious GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) designation.

Tyler Johnson places fourth in the Chippewa Valley Council Pinewood Derby, held in Eau Claire.

Ace Ethanol To Hold Open House This Sunday at 1 p.m.

Shuttle Buses to Run From S-BHS To Plant Site Ace Ethanol, LLC will be holding an open house program this Sunday. Shuttles will be leaving from the Stanley- Boyd High School parking lot, beginning between 12 (noon) – 12:30 p.m.

Those planning on attending the open house are strongly encouraged to utilize the shuttle service due to the lack of parking space that will be available at the Ace Ethanol, LLC site.

The program is as follows: 1 p.m. – Teresa Kulesa, Ace Ethanol general manager, will be the master of ceremonies of the program.

1:05 p.m. – Mayor David Jankoski will have a welcome message on behalf of the City of Stanley.

1:15 p.m. – Representative Tom Sikora will be the principal speaker and introduce legislators in attendance.

1:35 p.m. – Recognition will be given to Wisconsin Corn Growers for their con- tribution of the first truckload of corn.

1:40 p.m. – Plant tours be gin.

VFW Post 90 – 57 Remembers Forgotten Area Cemeteries For the first time in many, many decades, the sounds of a 21-gun salute and Taps were heard over the gravestones of sleeping cemeteries in Clark and Taylor Counties.

The cemeteries: Eidsvold Cemetery: west side of Hart Avenue north of County X.

Sylvan Cemetery, town of Reseburg Junction/St. Mary Czestochowa Cemetery, east of Copenhaver on Elm Road.

Town of Taft Cemetery Just north of former Mitter- houer site on the west side of Meridean Drive.

Obituaries: Wilbert “Bill” Nething 1928 – 2002. Burial at Fairchild Cemetery.

Guy Mueller 1952 – 2002. Burial at Edson Cemetery.

Derek Hammond 1998 – 2002. Burial at Copp Cemetery in Anson.

30 years ago June 5, 1992 Help Wanted On dairy farm, house and utilities provided. Phone (715) 229 – **** June Dairy Month ad spon- sored by the following: DJ’s Self-Serve Marts LB Auto Supply Rich’s Surplus Ben Franklin Royal Cellar Melvin Companies Simon’s Feed Store Corner Bar La Salle Medical Service Otter Lake Janitorial Mark Bernklau Excavating Bob & Jayme’s United Building Center – Stanley Dahm’s Sugar Bush Thomas W. Sigrist, D. D. S. Tastee Treat August Lotz Company Don Smith Sales Victory Clinic Pharmacy May’s Auto Sales & Service Family Hair Design Salm & Anderl Integrity Accounting & Tax Service Parrot Insurance Agency Yellowstone Implement Quality Truck & Auto Repair Potaczek Liquid Manure Hauling Boyd Oil Company Plombon Funeral Service Isenberger Trucking Cobble Shop Houstatter Repair Dr. Lee Purdy Thomas Starr, Attorney Ragatz Agency Denny’s Bar & Bowl Marshfield Clinic – Stan ley Center Chwala’s Quality Siding & Construction Rich & Bunny’s Long Branch Stanley Republican Dean’s Auto Repair Family Medical Clinic Big “B” Market Janicki Farm Service Les’ Hair Design Abramczak Construction Jim & Sue's Main Ovce Cliu's Repair Service La Grander’s Hillside Dairy Stanley Veterinary Service, S. C.

American Family Insurance – Bill Dawson Agency Russ’ Auto Repair Stanley Oil Company Becker & Associates Johnson Accounting Service Stanley Tire Shop Allen’s Custom Golf Marcus Cable Symbal’s Dairy & Transport Boyd Locker Service Dr. V. C. Flaten & Dr. Wayne Hove D. D. S.

Victory Memorial Hospital & Nursing Home Plombon Furniture Stan Warminski Trucking Beauty Land L & M Agri-Service Clay’s Service Station Northern Auto Supply – Stanley Boyd Transcript Herald Publishing – Karl Goetz Hal Radke Chevrolet – GEO Stanley Case Works Schmitt Realty ZBS Tax Service Dick’s Hardware Hank Harley’s Steve’s Place First Federal Bank – Stanley Meyer Excavating River Country Co-op Stanley Machine Works The Gatherings Watkins Sales – Darlene Bourget Westaby Trucking McQuillan-Bourget Plumbing Rite-Way Oil Renegade Restaurant & Motel B & B Body Shop Diamond Lil’s F & M Bank Boyd Feed & Supply Delmar Saw & Lumber Company Breezy Acres Harris Family Chiropractic Oemig’s Sport Shop Setzer Trucking Cloverleaf Cheese Factory Double “D” Saloon Ericksen’s True Value Hardware Coldwell Banker, Bugher, Brenzier Realtors IKE International G. Rollins & Sons, Inc. Stanley Drying Company Arneson’s Trustworthy Hardware Stanley IGA Klisiewicz Custom Harvesting 40 years ago June 3, 1982 Evangelist Bob Streblow of Atlanta, Ga., “an internationally travelled speaker,” will be coming June 6 to the Full Gospel Mission of Route 3 at Cadott.

Six girls vie for Miss Boyd Title as Ringelspiel Days Celebration Begins The contestants: Kriz Ci olkosz, Deb Crotty, Kari Eichner, Jolie Hatfield, Sherri Marthaler, Lisa Pilgrim Lisa Disterhoft-Meyer nominates the wood tick (tongue in cheek) as state animal of Wisconsin. A group called SPHLATS (Society for the Prevention of Hammering Less Agile Ticks) had recently been featured in the Sawyer County Record, with the news that “Ticks make wonderful pets, adapting to any surrounding” by the group reportedly seeking their preservation. A Park Falls address was given for those seeking a “Keep Ticks Intact” kit, as the group sought to prevent ticks from being the next endangered species. Jokes were made of naming the mosquito Wisconsin’s state bird

May 27, 1982

Writing in her “Live and Learn” column, Lisa Disterhoft- Meyer calls for alert driving, as summer vacation would mean more kids outside playing.

50 years ago June 2, 1972 Class of 1972 told “Continue to Learn” by Dr. Lee Smalley.

Herbert Mathwig, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mathwig, graduates with a M. S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa.

Vacation Bible School to open June 5 at Faith Evangelical 60 years ago June 7, 1962

Thorp pool to open Saturday Boyd loses pharmacy owned by John Buchignani due to declining business.

Open house at Stanley city hall, with ovce space extend ing into former jail section.

70 years ago June 12, 1952

Letters to the Editor About Birds Dear Editor: Guess I have fallen down in my euort to "Keep before the public the value of our birds,” per the Audubon Society.

A famous ornithologist stated that, “If the birds do not eat, we won’t.” We are going to need our birds now more than ever now, as it has been discovered that there are flies and mosquitoes that do not succumb to a DDT treatment.

There are many birds who come here to eat and bathe at the old bird table, (a disreputable looking object), but the birds like it.

We still have a flicker, a catbird, an orange oriole, a blackbird, a brown bird, a wren who sings so sweetly every morning, also the mournful mourning dove. I see the beautiful blue jay once in a while too. Oh yes, I still have “My sparrows.”

I have been studying these little fellows for several years, trying to find out just why the “Sparrow haters.” I can see no reason. They do not destroy anything in the garden. They not only eat dandelion and other weed seeds, but all kinds of bugs…I have one odd little sparrow here. He has a white head. The feathers are white. He has been here for a couple years.

I did have a strange bird here, a very shy bird, that I was studying, but since I saw several boys with rifles go down the street I have not seen him. I do hope they did not destroy him.

Wouldn’t it be much better for our boys to spend their time studying birds and animals, instead of killing?… Thank you for printing my letters.

Mabel Cummins 80 years ago May 29, 1942 Obituary: Ole H. Thorpe passes away at Stanley, being a pioneer of half a century.

Wisconsin Dairy Foods Build Fighting America Wisconsin to take leading part in advertising dairy products as Food of the Nation Wisconsin will take a leading part in the nationwide observance of June Dairy Month, according to Ralph E. Ammon, director of the state department of agriculture, Madison.

Pat Dugan, residing near Ladysmith, claimed to be a conscientious objector and failed to register. The court gave him the choice of enlisting or going to prison.

Because he refused to report to a conscientious objector’s camp, Theodore Stola of Rice Lake was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

May 22, 1942

War news: Coral Sea Battle Greatest of War Hitler Planning to use Poison Gas.* Relations strained between U. S. and France.

*The use was reported to be planned against Russia, with such an event considered to release other nations from their treaty obligations.

90 years ago June 3, 1932 Volume XXXVI, Number 4 (from start at Stanley) Hoover Takes Lead with Strong Hand Warns Politicians All Petty Schemes for Political Advantage Must be Put Aside, Says the President.

Washington D. C. (Autocaster) May 30 – It would be hard to state the program which Congress and the Administration are working on and have partly put into euect, for the rehabilitation of finance and industry and the euort to bring about an end of depression more concisely than was stated by President Hoover in his letter to Richard S. Parker, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers… Mr. Hoover’s list of remedies as stated by himself follows:: (a) The quick, honest balancing of the Federal budget though drastic reduction of less necessary expenses and the minimum increase in taxes.

(b) The avoidance of issue of further Treasury securities as the very keystone of nation- al and international confidence upon which all employment rests…(d) The expansion of credit by the Federal Reserve banks…(f) Unceasing euort at sound strengthening of the foundations of agriculture. (on through six more points).

100 years ago June 16, 1922 THE BOYD WEEKLY NEWS on page 6 “For a Bigger and Better Boyd” Wundrow – Mahal A very pretty wedding took place Tuesday morning at nine o ‘clock when Eva Mahal of Boyd became the bride of Clarence Wundrow (Wun- droy) of Marshfield at Stanley, Judge Phillips ovciating.

The bride was attired in a gown of white silk charmeuse and georgette crepe and carried a full shower bouquet of white and pink roses, lilies of the valley, sweet peas and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her sister, Madeline Mahal, who was gowned in lavender with a picture hat of white. She carried lavender and pink sweet peas. Melvin Wundrow, brother of the groom was best man. After the ceremony a wedding dinner and also a supper was served to about thirty-five guests, relatives and intimate friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wundrow, at the bride’s home. In the evening, a dance was given at Wundrow’s barn near Maple Hill school house. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mahal and has a host of friends whose best wishes go with her to her new home at Marshfield, where the couple has gone to reside.

FOR SALE—1920 Ford Touring car, self starter, demountable rims, in good running condition. For fast turnover, price $325. Call G. C. Keehn, Boyd, Wis.

Thousands of dollars were lost in Friday night’s windstorm. Have you tornado insurance protection? If not, let me write a policy for you. R. O. Herreman.

The Lyman Brown family are under quarantine for scarlet fever. Mrs. Brown’s mother is caring for them.

St. Joseph’s Parochial School will close today for the summer vacation. No commencement exercises were held this year.

Next to having a good wife, have a home of your very own!

All things are possible to the thrifty! Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

At the start of your married carrier, make the acquaintance of the SAVINGS bank. Learn how to sacrifice and save!

Systematic saving will make you the owner of a building lot—it will soon place you in a position to improve it—or will enable you to pay ou the mortgage on a cozy home of your own.

One DOLLAR* will open a savings account! Start it Today!

Citizens State Bank, Boyd Wisconsin *$17.21 today after 1,620.9 percent cumulative inflation, per usinflationcalculator.com 110 years ago June 8, 1912 Notice to Contractors The Board of Directors of the Stanley Dairy and Warehouse Company announce that the blueprints and specifi cations for their proposed new brick creamery are now on file at the ovce of the old cream ery for examination.

Said Board of Directors will meet at the Farmer & Merchants Bank in the City of Stanley, June 15 at 10 o’clock a.m. for the purpose of opening and considering sealed bids for the construction of said proposed building, reserving the right to reject any or all bids.

Bids may be mailed to: P. A. Lien, Stanley, Wis., Secretary of said board.

126 years ago Volume 1, Number 2 May 23, 1896 About Town A large part of the Yellow River was held up at Cadott, but the drivers were very sanguine that they could get the jam broken in a short time, as there was plenty of water.

Messrs.* D. R. Moon and Geo. S. Long are in town.

Dr. C. W. Dodge the wellknown Veterinarian whose card appears elsewhere in this issue has located permanently in Stanley. Dr. Dodge has had twenty-four years experience, being for fifteen years with the Chippewa Log & Boom Co., He is reputed to be an expert in his line and we bespeak for him a good practice in Stanley and vicinity.

The initial step toward the erection of the new school building on the lot adjoining the present High School building naturally occasions the regret that it is not possible at this time to clear the block of the current buildings and erect a substantial brick or stone structure such as the town will ultimately require. The euect of the present ar rangement will of course be to defer the erection of a High School building. But of course the school board has done the wisest thing under the conditions as they are, and the building contemplated will be a much needed improvement.

At a meeting of the School Board Tuesday a contract was let to architects Oru & Joralemon of Minneapolis to draw plans and specifications for the new school building.

At least one man who advertised in the Republican last week voluntarily informed the editor that his advertisement brought him suvcient busi ness to pay for the advertisement for several months.

Business mention: Richard T. Yundt, Mer- chandise Broker, Ovce over Red Front, Stanley, Wis.

(Mr. Yundt is buried several rows in front of Mr. Stanley at Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. He edited the Stanley Journal, a predecessor paper to the Republican, prior to being bought out in March 1897 by Mr. Bridgman).

*Messrs. is the plural of Mr., just as “Mes dames” is the plural for “My lady.”

June 15, 2022