Posted 4/27/22

A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 10 years ago April 12, 2012 Daniel Williams on Easter: Easter has become a secular holiday within our increasingly secular …

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10 years ago April 12, 2012

Daniel Williams on Easter: Easter has become a secular holiday within our increasingly secular world that fosters the belief that the holiday is solely for the arrival of the Easter Bunny and lots of candy. Although I do enjoy the candy that is abundantly present, the focus of the holiday, a day of obligation for Catholics worldwide is on the resurrection of Jesus Christ… We see this abundantly clear if you simply look at the vestments that the celebrating priest wears. On Good Friday, the Church uses red vestments, symbolizing the Blood of Christ, shed on the Cross. Fast forward to Easter, the vestments are white. We have white vestments showing the renewal in Christ’s love for humanity in dying for the forgiveness of all sins, but also in becoming pure from the freeing of our sin…May God continue to bless you this Easter season. Make this time one of joy and strengthening of the faith that never fails.

20 years ago April 4, 2002 Five generations photo of the Fasbender-Goodman family on page 7 Election news: Randy Setzer elected a trustee at Boyd, together with Mike Koch, Denny Zais, and Jim Boie.

Bob Geist wins an Area Two school board seat with a margin of 128 votes over challenger Wally Diekfuss.

Mayor David Jankoski wins reelection with a vote margin of 167 votes over challenger Dale Johnson.

Obituary: Father Leonard G. Kaiser, 69, of Independence, passed away on March 31 at the church rectory. Kaiser was a former priest at Holy Family Catholic Church and served in that capacity from 1973 – 1982. Service at St. Joseph’s in Stratford with Burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the town of Eau Pleine in Marathon County.

Partial church directory Maple Grove Bible Church, 2494 350th Street, Stanley Keith Franks – pastor St. John’s Lutheran Church ELCA Rural Gilman, WI – On Hwy. H at S.

James Leschenski, Pastor. Trinity Christian Fellowship W11581 Cty Hwy X Stanley WI DeWayne DeBrouse, pastor Epiphany Lutheran Church Missouri Synod “Church of the Carillon Tower” 114 West Oak, Stanley Daniel Welch, Pastor Faith Evangelical Free Church 705 N. Madison, Stanley Matt Miklasz, Pastor Church of the Brethren Meets at 203 S. Franklin, Stanley Interim Pastor – Craig Lindgren Moderator: Chuck Winger Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, ELCA East 4th Avenue, Stanley William M. Stewart, pastor Stanley United Methodist Church 243 South Broadway, Stanley Rev. Michael Weaver, pastor New Life Tabernacle 202 E. 4th Avenue, Stanley Pastors Rob & Lynne Yohnk Sacred Heart/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Boyd, WI Rev. Robert Nelson, pastor Holy Family Church 226 E. 3rd. Avenue, Stanley Father Robert Nelson St. Katherine’s Episcopal church 206 E. 3rd. Street, Owen Rev. Guy R. Usher, pastor Remnant Church of God Pastor Ruth Tetzlau Calvary Covenant Tabernacle 219 South Broadway Pastor Barry Acker Thorp United Methodist Church.

200 W. Main St., Thorp Rev. Michael Weaver, pastor Victory Baptist Church 430 Main St., Thorp Pastor Bruce Kannenberg Northland Baptist Church Services held at Hannibal School, Gilman WI Rev. Greg Stine 30 years ago April 9, 1992 Matthew Christianson receives his Eagle Award for Boy Scouts and is pictured with his parents Norm and Donella Christianson.

Spring Clean-up Starts April 20 With Pick-Up Starting April 27 Next Meeting To Be Held On Tues. April 21, Due to State Law The Stanley City Council met on Monday evening with Mayor Robert Berzinski presiding.

Written quarterly reports from the clerk's ovce, police department, public works de- partment and fire department were reviewed by the city council members. Diane Zais, city clerk, Charles Ziel, police chief and Gene Hodowanic, public works director were present to explain and field questions about their reports. Members found the reports to be in order.

40 years ago April 22, 1982 Dick Korn tears down the former Northwestern Company Warehouse for Tri-County Implement, with photo in paper.

What people wanted: The WANT ADS.

Livestock & Pets For Sale: Seven grade Holstein heifers. 550 – 850 lbs. Out of hers with current 305 -day average of 17,600 lbs. milk. Midwest sired. Sire identification available. 644– **** Wanted: Dairy cows and heifers due to freshen in 30 days. Also open heifers. Leo Steward, phone 3229-****, Withee.

Help Wanted: Applications for Life Guards for Chapman Beach for the Summer of 1982 are now being taken by the Parks and Recreation Committee. Applications are also being taken for Swimming Instructors for a two week Swimming Instruction Program the city will ouer during the latter part of June 1982. If interested write a letter of application, along with your qualifications and send it to the Parks and Recreation Committee, in care of the City Hall…Application deadline is 5 p.m. on May 3, 1982 (Equal Opportunity Employer.

For Sale: White Communion dress and slip. Size 7. Never worn. 667-**** For Sale: Prom Dresses. All sizes. Call 644-**** Wanted to Rent: Single male professional moving to the area wants to rent a 2 or 3 bedroom house in the country. Contact Judy Jacobson, Adm. Asst., at Victory Memorial Hospital, Stanley WI 54768.

Try the Republican want ads. They bring results.

Open Door Met April 15 At Johnson Home The Open Door Interfaith group met April 15 at the Harold Johnson home with Dorothy Johnson, President, presiding. Faith Richards led the group in an opening prayer.

Reports were given on the Good Friday services, both at the church and Victory Memorial Nursing Home. They were very well attended and Mrs. Johnson thanks the Clergy and Sister Florence for their work in preparation and conduction of these services.

Norma Kessenich was named Chairperson for the Religious Art Fair which is planned for Palm Sunday 1983.

50 years ago

April 27, 1972

Weddings: Julie Tollefson weds Michael Erickson at Holy Family.

Jane Swatzina weds Steve Sorenson on April 8 at Sacred Heart.

Peggie Rixford weds Robbie Nichols at Holy Family.

60 years ago April 12, 1962 Soo Line to Cut Some Area Section Crews “Economic conditions” has been given as the reason for terminating operations of crews at Cadott, Owen, Thorp, and Emerad, euective Sunday, April 15.

At the present time George Brunner of Chippewa Falls is foreman of the Stanley-based crew. Chester Roytek of Stanley and Giles Tallman of Chippewa Falls are the other crew members.

70 years ago April 24, 1952 Walter Brovald resigns as editor to take up a job with WEAU radio, Eau Claire. He will be assistant news editor. A successor in the editor’s position will be announced at a later date.

US Family Life Impress Mario Yoshida, Japanese Student Here “What do you really want to bring back to your people from America?” we asked Mario Yoshida, a Japanese biblical student who was a guest at the Arthur Anderson home last week.

The answer was given with evident sincerity. “What I want to take back to my country from America is a sense of the family as prevails here; you have great individuality but do things together. There is cooperation between husband and wife that you don’t find in my country." Mario Yoshida, the son of a Congregationalist lay missionary and a Quaker mother, is a second generation Christian. His mother was an ardent worker for improvement in Japanese living. She must have been the equivalent of our early feminist leaders. She traveled the countryside on her bicycle and taught others improved methods of feeding and caring for children and encouraged a new religion.

Young Mario studied law3 and was interested in establishing a professional life, but military service interrupted his plans before he was admitted to the bar.

Reavrms Christian Faith Somewhere along the line the idea of Christian service became predominant. During wartime, his people were forced to worship according to Shinto rites. The practice of the Shinto religion, so it seemed to many, brought only defeat. After the war, to fill the void created when Emperor worship was no longer practiced, more than 550 new creeds sprang up, according to Mr. Yoshida.

His faith in Christianity became reavrmed, as it were. So much so, that he was outstanding in his native village, Omi Hichiman, near Kyoto.

Here he was considered the bad boy of the village: he married for love, not a prearranged marriage, to the consternation of his relatives and of his wife’s Buddhist relatives. She had attended church secretly and then made it known that she accepted Christianity and would have a Christian marriage service. Somehow, with what must be an inherent sense of good manners,, Buddhists attended the Christian marriage and later pronounced the ceremony more beautiful than theirs.

So when Mario Yoshida wanted to do further Bible study it was a Buddhist brother- in-law who advanced money for his transportation…Mr. Yoshida will return to Japan in August of this year, to be a lay missionary and to teach.

He will live on his oneacre farm with his wife and child, a four-year-old son. He speaks with auection of rural Japan, where an acre represents a farm, where fruit trees are cultivated and wheat and rice grown in the two crop growing season.

80 years ago April 10, 1942 There were 264,000 divorces in the country in 1940 and the number is increasing. The number of divorces increase in prosperous times and decrease in depression years. There was one divorce for every six marriages last year.

Congress has passed a bill creating a 48-hour week for postal employees in place of the 40-hour week heretofore in euect.

The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that an alien pauper cannot become a citizen of the United States.

90 years ago April 22, 1932 Obituary: Myrtle Louise Evenson, aged 9 years, 5 months, and 21 days, died at Victory Hospital yesterday morning of heart disease. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Evenson, residing on Highway 29 at North Fork. She was taken to the hospital on Sunday. She was the youngest of ten children, all of whom survive except one, viz. Edwin, North- field, Nellie, Milwaukee; James and George Ettrick, Herman; Russel, Arthur, Bernard and Emma, Stanley. The funeral will be conducted from the home at two o’ clock, Saturday afternoon by Rev. J. N. Midtlien.

100 years ago April 28, 1922 Clark County moonshiner caught after supplying Stanley for two years and brought to Chippewa Falls, where he is given a choice between a $500 fine and six months in jail. Reportedly a matter of common knowledge, it is reported that a previous attempt to catch him with the goods “was thwarted by some of his friends.”

Baseball meeting at city hall, with all who intend to try out urged present so that management “can get a look at the material.”

110 years ago April 20, 1912 THORP locals Last Saturday was a good day for chimneys to burn out. The wind blew almost a hurricane. Louis Kolb took that day in which to get rid of the soot in the chimney of the shop Mrs. Kolb is running the millinery (hat making) business in. Also Mr. Hudson selected that day or rather evening in which to cleanse the chimney of his dwelling. There was a little excitement, but no harm done.

Somewhat of a scare occurred here on Monday. The building in which Mr. Mallinson is running a restau- rant caught fire about noon through a defective chimney. For a little time it seemed that Thorp might have another first class fire. The fire boys came out in good time and the fire was conquered in a very short time and but little damage could be seen.

EIDSVOLD locals Wm. Calkins purchased another horse last week. He now has three.

120 years ago March 22, 1902 Chippewa Falls Man Drops Dead Chippewa Falls, Wis., March—[Special].—Joseph Magnan dropped dead this morning at Nebagamon. His wife and eight children reside here (Mr. Magnan’s apparent memorial ID at find a Grave is 93275322. His wife’s name was Sarah, with three children also linked at find a grave. That makes five unaccounted for and still to find.