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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 10 years ago June 14, 2012 Lindsey LaMarche engaged to Nick Summerfield with June 23 wedding planned at Our Savior’s …

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10 years ago June 14, 2012

Lindsey LaMarche engaged to Nick Summerfield with June 23 wedding planned at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Stanley. Bits and Pieces: Seven Cadott High School students go to state for track, including Lexi Silverling, Michael Silverling, Ellen Sikorski, Lauren Manier, Ben Kyes, Amanda Bremness, and Sarah Hartzell.

Dave Zien was in Cadott talking about one of the most tragic car accidents in state history from June 10, 1962. “Zien, who lost part of his leg in Florida following an accident in 2011, says that all such accidents have lessons to teach.

20 years ago June 13, 2002

Dr. John Gundlach Joins Stanley Veterinary Clinic Kiddie Parade, Queen Contest, and Teen Dance Take Place Tonight Blood Donors Urged to Give Blood on June 20 Dignified Flag Disposal to Be Held June 20 S & C Bank to Celebrate New Office on June 22

30 years ago June 11, 1992

Carrel Chosen for 1992 Exemplary Science Teacher Political Cartoon: Holding a “Vote Un-Incumbent” sign, a figure resembling Uncle Sam states that, “Perhaps the lesson to be learned from the fall of Communism (in Russia) is that ANY government more interested in serving itself than listening to the needs of the people it is supposed to serve, will eventually be replaced.”

Up a stairway at the Capitol, one word bubble says “what?” with another relating, “he said, ‘you guys deserve another raise.’”

40 years ago June 10, 1982

With the Stanley-Boyd Girls Track Team finishing second in the Conference, Carlene Willkom makes a school record breaking jump of 16’ 10”, taking second at State.

Pictures on page 4 at Badgerlink.

50 years ago June 15, 1972

Making the front page, Boyd’s Ringelspiel Days festival is announced as taking place on June 16, 17, and 18th.

According to UW-Madison psychologist Frank H. Farley, “the silent majority” defined as moderate is thought to be silent for lack of belief in its own control over its destiny. Not so for all.

“Liberals and Conservatives, however, are more committed to taking political action,” Farley says. “This may be related to their belief that they can control their own destiny.”

The New Arrivals! To Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Fredrickson, a son.

To Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gustafson, a son. To Mrs. Robert Zeman, a


June 8, 1972

With plans finalized for Ringspiel Days, six girls vie for the title: Diane Solberg, Barb Harel, Julie Helland, Jane Moore, Lorrie Bourget, and June Weyenberg.

74-year-old Walter Sachs is struck and killed by a train at the Broadway Soo Line Crossing. Believed to have seen the train but “misjudged distance,” Sachs dies from severe head injuries.

60 years ago June 14, 1962

From Stanley: Father Georges Pierre Mathieu, pastor of St. Mary’s, marks 25 years of priesthood with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 17th, at 5:00 p.m.

Father’s parents, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October, also live in Stanley.

News from the Boyd community Board Approves Water Line Under New Highway A step toward replacement of the water main from the corner of Supple Street south to Brick’s Corner at Highway 29 3was taken by the village board at the regular monthly meeting on Monday night.

Replacement of the service is made necessary by the forthcoming construction of the new highway which is scheduled to begin in August or September of this year.

The Board authorized the president and clerk of the village to enter into agreement with the State Highway Department and plans for the work will be submitted to the State Board of Health for approval.

The existing water main is ¾ inch size, which does not meet standards set by the State Board of Health. Plans to be submitted will request approval of installation of a new 2 inch line which the State Health Board has unofficially indicated would be the minimum requirement in this particular case, since there are only two water customers to be served. Obituaries: Pius J. (Pete) Wiss, age 69, well-known, lifelong resident and merchant of Boyd, died at the Fort Snelling Veteran’s Administration hospital, Minneapolis, Saturday afternoon at 2:30. He had been hospitalized since May 1.

Mr. Wiss was born March 20, 1893, coming to Boyd with his parents in 1903. He resided there all of his life with the exception of time spent in the army during World War I. He operated the Wiss Grocery and Locker Plant until retirement in November, 1961.

He married Theresa Seibert on May 25, 1927 at Fairmont, Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife, two children, Mrs. Joseph (Rita) Barlotta of Central Islip, Long Island, New York and Jerome of Oshkosh, Wis., three grandchildren and his 93-year-old mother, Philpina Wiss. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Clara Gindt and Mrs. Frank Meyer, both of Boyd and Theodore of Cornelius, Oregon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at at 9:30 from St. Joseph’s Catholic church with Rt. Rev. Hilary A. Leuther officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Mr. Wiss was a member of the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and the Walter Nelson Post of the Boyd American Legion. Military rites were conducted by the Walter Nelson Post.

Peter Willkom, Pioneer Resident, Dies at Age 81 Peter Willkom, age 81, life-long resident of the Boyd vicinity, died at 4:45 Saturday morning at St. Joseph’s hospital in Chippewa Falls. Mr. Willkom suffered a heart attack two weeks ago.

He was born on a farm east of Boyd on August 24, 1880, the son of the late Nicholas and Anna Hebbring Willkom and resided there until a few years ago when he moved into the village of Boyd.

He was married to Amma Schmitz at Sacred Heart church in Edson, May 18, 1909.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, William. He is survived by his widow and four children.: Mrs. Rudolph (Lois) Dkistad of Sheldon, Wis.; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Schuebel of Rice Lake; Leo of Augusta, and Howard of Boyd.

Also surviving are 8 sisters and three brothers. They are Mrs. Mathilda McCabe and Mrs. Helen Henessy, both of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret Peterson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mrs. Elizabeth Bier of Eau Claire; Mrs. Wm. (Mary) Harvat of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Norbert (Josephine) Kleiner of Boyd; Mrs. Anna Mockross and Miss Cordeal Willkom; Lawrence, Roman and Henryt of Boyd and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic church with Rev. Msgr. Paschal Hirt officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s cemetery.

Georgia V. Moore Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia V. Moore, 84 , former resident of Boyd, were held at two o’ clock Tuesday afternoon from the Supple funeral Home, in Boyd, with Rev. Herbert Juneau of Eau Claire, officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Union cemetery at Edson. During the services, Anton Long sang, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden” with accompaniment by Mrs. Reuben Kalk. Pallbearers were Henry Shilts Sr., Henry Shilts Jr., Gene Grindle, Jim Grindle, Louis Moore and Robert Moore.

From Cadott: Seven are killed in a head-on collision north of Cadott on Highway 27, on a crest of a hill near McKay’s corner.

Called “the worst crash in the history of Chippewa County, six Cadott High school students and a Bruce construction worker are among the dead.

The construction worker is 52-year-old Otto Iverson of Bruce (Bruce Cemetery, memorial ID 209008905). The Cadott High school students with Find A Grave memorial IDs, are as follows: 16-year-old Jack Roberts (Saint Rose Cemetery, memorial ID 103303949); 16-year-old Knute Nelson (Big Drywood Lutheran Cemetery, memorial ID 78759511); 15-year-old James Richards (Saint Anthony’s Cemetery, memorial ID 94273243); 16-year-old Linda Emerson (Big Drywood Lutheran Cemetery, memorial ID 78223600); 15-year-old Valentine Rubenzer (Saint Anthony’s Cemetery, memorial ID 94273253); and 16-year old Juanita Ankney (Saint Anthony’s Cemetery, memorial ID 94273039).

Five of the seven are believed to have died instantly in the crash.

70 years ago June 19, 1952

Obituary: James M. Bolon Born February 12, 1896 in Lineville, Decateur county, Iowa. Married Henrietta Fowler on September 8, 1914, coming to buy a farm at Jump River. Resigned from a teaching side job at Stanley, Walworth, and Arena to become a field man for Amacker Milk Products Company. Survived by his wife, a son James Robert of Marshfield, a daughter Mary Elizabeth of Minneapolis, along with five sisters and two brothers. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Said W. H. Bridgman of Mr. Bolon: “Among the men who are doing constructive work for the Stanley country, none is more deserving of applause than James M. Bolon. He is the supervisor of Boys’ and Girls’ club work. He is the director of the Smith-Hughes agricultural activities in the Stanley High School.

He is recognized by breeders and stock experts as the best judge of cattle in this region.” Feature in the Stanley Republican of September 24, 1926.

80 years ago June 5, 1942

We’re all at War: Save, work and win Americans getting hard and tough in fighting a three way war. No victory yet.

We in Wisconsin are really getting tough these days.

We have learned to take it. And because we have, we are able to dish it out—to dish out the tanks and planes and weapons and ships which will lick the enemy.

Developments which might have thrown many of us off balance a few months ago now are being taken in stride by Home Fronters. Like the army recruit who has taken off fat and put on muscle and sinew, we’ve become real soldiers… To win we are raising a fighting force of at least 8,000,000 soldiers and sailors; also a labor force of 20,000,000 and an agricultural force of 12,000,000. If any of these armies fall, all will fall.

90 years ago June 10, 1932

Stanley Girl Receives Degree at St. Olaf* Mr. and Mrs. Imbert Roe attended the annual commencement exercises at St. Olaf College at Northfield, Minnesota where their daughter, Nordis, received her Bachelor Degree from a four-year academic course. Miss Roe also specialized in music and was a member of the famous St. Olaf choir. She expects to spend the summer at her home here. St. Olaf College has not been without a student member of the Roe family for 34 years, and the tradition is still carried on, notwithstanding the graduation of Nordis.

*St. Olaf was a king of Norway in the tenth and eleventh centuries, being known as Olaf II Haraldsson in life.

100 years ago June 23, 1922

Armory for This City in near future.

City Officials and Guardsmen expect State to redeem its promise.

Big Four Canning Plants Start Today.

Obituary: Mrs. Ole H. Thorpe, born at Borge, Norway on April 6, 1854 and spending time at Downsville in Dunn County as well as Porter’s Mills before coming to Stanley.

110 years ago June 15, 1912

The Game, by Bullock The Stanley boys went over to Marshfield last Sunday to play ball. A goodly number of rooters went along. At the end of the 7th inning the game stood 11 to 1 in favor of Stanley.

126 years ago Volume 1, Number 4 June 6, 1896

About Town Mr. Richard T. Yundt has again assumed charge of the Stanley Journal. Mr. Yundt is well known here and we bespeak success for his enterprise.

Messrs. L. G. Moon, H. F. Sargent, and Geo. Ihnatov drove out to the lands of the proposed Hungarian Settlements Thursday remaining overnight for the purpose of establishing lines, etc.

The Stanley correspondent of the Thorp Courier says we have entered into a contract to publish a newspaper here for five years. We expect to publish one here for five hundred years. But we have no contract to publish one here for five days. If there is anybody in these parts that wants to make a contract with us, we are open to all sorts of propositions.

Volume 1, Number 3 May 30, 1896

And Still They Talk We have received the initial number of the Stanley Republican by Bridgman Brothers. It is a seven column folio, printed on heavy paper, and contains a general “write up of Stanley and the surrounding country, illustrated by some 15 or 20 views of business places and manufactories. We welcome it to our exchange table.—The Greenwood Gleaner The neatest production in the way of an initial number that it has been our pleasure to peruse for some time is that of the Stanley Republican. It is a seven column folio printed on a fine grade of paper and is numerously illustrated with half tone cuts of the numerous factories in the village and some of the business houses. All in all it is a fine production and a credit to Stanley and its enterprising publishers, the Bridgman Bros. Stanley is to be congratulated as it has at last got a newspaper and a good one. We wish the new enterprise success.—Medford Sentinel.

Editorial comment The editor of a local paper is the most thoroughly criticized individual of any in the community. To escape criticism he would have to be a member of all churches and of none; a worker of all political parties and of none; a prohibitionist and a drunkard at the same time; a married man and a single man at the same time; a philanthropist and a miser at once; a saint and a sinner; a genius and a fool; a hypocrite, backbiter, a liar, a rascal and the opposite of each. We don’t fit the bill and the fellow who would try has our sympathy.