A Look Back

Posted 10/27/21

FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 10 Years Ago October 27, 2011 Church Directory Ephiphany Lutheran Church; Maple Grove Bible Church; Our Savior’s Lutheran Church …

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A Look Back



10 Years Ago October 27, 2011

Church Directory Ephiphany Lutheran Church; Maple Grove Bible Church; Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ELCA; Holy Family Catholic Church; Stanley United Methodist Church; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; Remnant Church of God; St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church; Sacred Heart St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Boyd; Faith Free Evangelical Church; Church of the Brethren; Heritage Baptist Church; Calvary Covenant Tabernacle; Trinity Christian Fellowship A sermon from local clergy Faith & Spirituality Thoughts from a Pastor’s Heart Dear Believer, In the last article, I deviated from the judgement theme. I felt moved to direct our thoughts towards the things that we do that are very displeasing to our LORD. Our LORD died for those things so that we can be free from the things that HE calls an abomination. I’m sure you remember that I talked about gossip, telling lies about others, and making up untrue stories about others, etc… I believe that all of us have to beseech our Heavenly Father to help us with our tongues and conversations. We are being told to have our conversation in the Heavenlies. Philippians 3:20 says, “For our conversation is in HEAVEN: from whence also we look for the SAVIOR, the LORD Jesus Christ.” We have one judgement left to look into. It is found in Revelation 20:11-15. “And I saw a Great White Throne, and HIM that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before GOD: and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works….Be wise and receive HIM into your life.

As Always, Love in CHRIST, Pastor Ruth Tetzlaff, Remnant Church of God, Stanley, Wisconsin 54768 Another piece by former reporter turned seminarian Daniel Williams See You at Mass on All Saint’s Day!

By Daniel Williams Our rector here at the seminary has said multiple times that he wants us to become saintly men. How do we do so? Well, for starters, we can look at the saints not from centuries ago, but even modern day saints.

One large opportunity for us to memorialize and ask for the saints’ intercessions in heaven is on the feat of All Saints Day. As Catholics, we believe that this is a holy day of obligation. This will be the first time in a few years that the obligation will be waived, due to the closeness to Sunday. Taking this extra time next Tuesday to remember the lives of the saints and thank God for giving us the opportunity to see His mercy through these holy men and women….We need to be saints. Being a saint is not just being one who does extraordinary acts and are canonized, but we are called to strive to be saintly. We are supposed to strive to be better people. It is a longing that we lack in our present society, but going to Mass and memorializing those whom we should be like is one step closer to where God wants us to be.

Christ commonly told those who were longing to be with him, most notably the disciples before their conversion, to sell everything or drop everything the had materially and follow Him. What a profound statement that would send to our neighbors. Not that we should be prideful, but that we fully die to ourselves and allow Christ to live within us and provide for the gift of everlasting life and joy. Saint Paul said in his letter to the Galatians and he showed how to do this very act of dying to himself for the sake of having Christ live within him…So, with this re- flection of the saints and how to be a saint, don’t forget that God continues to send us men and women that we should see as role-models that we can grow to one day become. Being saintly people can bring us that true happiness and joy that so many of us long for.

Remember the saints this coming Tuesday and praise God for His compassionate works in sending them to us. See you at Mass on All Saints Day November 1!

Praised be Jesus Christ now and forever! Amen.

20 Years Ago November 1, 2001 Board Offers $1,000 Reward For Oct. 24 Bomb Threat School Days Extended By 25 Minutes From Oct. 30-Nov. 7 A bomb threat found in a soda machine receptacle last Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, at Stanley-Boyd High School has prompted the board of education to offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

The soda machine the note was found in is near entrance five, which leads to the high school cafeteria, District Administrator Rod Gardner said.

30 Years Ago October 17, 1991 Boyd To Celebrate Centennial With Friday Activities & Dance Display Prior to Big Dance Set Up By Historical Society (Picture of parade now at Village Hall, from early 20th century) The Centennial Ball will be held tomorrow night, Oct. 18th starting at 8 p.m. at the Boyd Legion.

Stanley Firemen Display Trucks And Fire Equipment Friday Night (Photo) The Stanley Fire Department dis- played a fire truck and equipment Friday night in the Bank Parking Lot as part of Fire Prevention Week. Stanley Firefight ers are on duty 24-hours a day protecting the City of Stanley and area residents from the dangers of fire.

Letter Seeking Gas Prices Evokes Angry Response School Board Discusses Bus and Attendance Policies.

(Letter with name but without knowledge of school board member antagonizes area retailers) 40 Years Ago October 22, 1981 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heiting Celebrate 61st Wedding Anniversary Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heiting celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Sunday with all their children present. (List follows) Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rossman Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rossman celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at the Epiphany Lutheran Church parlor on Saturday, Oct. 17…The Earl Rossman family planned the party for the couple.

Henry F. Willkom 1902 – 1981 Henry F. William, a Boyd resident, died of a heart attack Oct. 18 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. He was 79.

He was born in Boyd on April 26, 1902, the son of Nicholas and Anna Willkom. He grew up there, and on Sept. 4, 1929, he married Helen Kleiner at the cathedral in St. Paul, Minn. He was a Boyd businessman for many years, and was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish.

Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

50 Years Ago October 28, 1971 New Veterinary Associated With Dr. Szatalowicz (Photo Dr. Michael R. Navratil) Dr. Michael R. Navratil has recently become associated with Dr. M. T. Szatalowicz in the practice of veterinary medicine in Stanley. A native of Plymouth, Iowa, Dr. Navratil completed his undergraduate studies at Iowa State Universit, Ames, Iowa, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in May, 1971. Dr. Navratil is the son of Arnold and Thelma Navratil of Plymouth Iowa.

Halloween Curfew Hours for “tricks and treats” October 30, Halloween, in the City of Stanley have been announced by Mayor John Kesenich.

Children in their costumes may go out from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at which time the fire whis tle will be blown as a signal for them to return to their homes ending “tricks or treats” in the city. Residents are asked to cooperate by turning off their porch lights at 8:00 p.m.

Police officers will en force the curfew.

60 Years Ago October 26, 1961

HORSE AND BUGGY DAYS (Cartoon) Hallowe’en: When the “Hazel” Gang dragged old man Grump’s buggy on top of his barn because he was so stingy with his “Paw paws.”

Ralph Bloom speaks in ‘It Says Here’: “Some have wondered,” says Walter Brovald in his Cadott Sentinel, “why the Stanley Theatre ads have disappeared from the Sentinel. The theatre has closed. That’s the reason. Maybe something is stirring by now, but I was surprised by the lack of community concern over there. A theatre, it seems to me, is an important asset for a town in many ways.”

Righto, Walt. It is an important asset. But I think something is being done about it, thought sometimes these things take time.

We’re all hoping the theatre lights will be brightening Broadway again before many more weeks have passed.

70 Years Ago October 25, 1951 Volume LV, Number 28 Wm. Maleshaski, 9, Succumbs To Polio At Luther Hospital William Maleshaski, Jr., nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Maleshaski, Sheldon, died of poliomyelitis at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Tuesday evening. He was taken to the hospital for treatment on Monday.

Funeral services will be Friday morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Donald.

L. Shakal, 15-yearold Stanley high school freshman, was taken to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire Monday and placed under treatment for polio.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Shakal, residing about one mile east of the city.

Dr. A. W. Overgard diagnosed the case as poliomyelitis and recommended hospitalization.

80 Years Ago October 24, 1941 GILMAN-AURORA Locals Those of the neighborhood who assisted in putting in the high line had a party at the Tim Thompson home on Wednesday evening.