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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 12 Years Ago January 13, 2010 A Fond Farewell Fr. Bob moving on after 15 years shepherding Stanley area faithful By Daniel …

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12 Years Ago January 13, 2010

A Fond Farewell Fr. Bob moving on after 15 years shepherding Stanley area faithful By Daniel Williams A local clergy member, Fr. Robert Nelson, or informally known as Fr. Bob, has recently been named the pastor for St. James in Vesper, Holy Rosary in Sigel, and St. Joachim in Pittsville. His departure comes after 15 years of serving the Stanley and Boyd areas which include Holy Family and Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Catholic Churches.

Fr. Bob began his journey into priesthood when he left home and entered the seminary at the age of 16. He was ordained a priest on May 29, 1977 with nine other candidates for the Sacrament of Holy Orders from all over the nation. The Stanley Catholic parish went four months without a pastor before Fr. Bob was assigned (by the bishop). When he was assigned, the parish had $1.3 million in debt and was on the verge of disaster.

“We came back and worked together to transform the church," said Father in his final homily.

“The church is not a dusty museum, but rather a hospital for the wounded.” He went on to discuss many of the stories about former members who helped the parish through the good and bad times. “We are all wounded because we were taken out of heaven,” he said. “That’s what we have done the past 15 years, we have been a hospital for the wounded saints that left before and found their way back.”

The parish’s new pastor, Fr. Joseph Raja, a native of southern India came through the kindness of his Diocesan Bishop in Chad, Africa. He will take residence with Fr. Smith in the Boyd rectory. “Make him feel welcome and be good to him,” said Father Bob.

As he ended his final Mass, he stated, “Thank You.” He wishes to leave the faithful in the area with one message. “Pray well, and if you pray well, you will live well, and if you live well, you will die well, and if you die well, all will be well.”

20 Years Ago January 31, 2002 Orioles Perched At Second In Eastern Cloverbelt Conference Second Half of Season Begins With Wins Over O-W and Colby The Orioles took over second place in the Eastern Cloverbelt Conference by handing Colby their third conference loss.

The boys host Mosinee Friday and Loyal on Feb. 7. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 starts.

AT OWEN-WITHEE (Jan. 22) “We came out of the gates running…it was one of the best quarter outputs of the season,” Coach Brian Rogers said. “In the second quarter we went into a scoring drought, coupled with shot selection and turnovers.”

AT COLBY (Jan. 24) A one-point loss was avenged by Stanley-Boyd in the second meeting with the Colby Hornets.

“Going in, we knew it would be a tough game. We were both 6 – 2 in the conference, and almost all our games against each other in the past four seasons have been very close,” Coach Rogers said. “I thought this was one of the better jobs that we’ve done in running some clock and forcing an opponent to put us on the free throw line for a change.”

On the Oriole side: Tommy Smith, Kyle Schuebel, Nate Steivang, Lonnie Peterson, Chad Ryba, J. C. Madorin, Nathan Geist.

Students of the month named at S-B Middle School: Stephanie Goettl; Robby Peggar; Jenny Jakubowicz; Justin Kaiser; Britney Marion; and Keith Nelson.

30 Years Ago January 30, 1992 Former Stanleyite Awarded Master Of Arts Degree Geraldine (Gerri) D. A Siverts was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Special Education during Winter Commencement exercises at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on December 14, 1991. She is the daughter of Mrs. Stella Chura and the late Stanley Chura of rural Stanley.

Holy Family Plans Family Fun Night Friday, Jan. 31 The Holy Family Education Committee and the Knights of Columbus are cosponsoring a Family Fun Night, Friday, January 31, 7 – 11 p.m. at the Holy Family Hall in Stanley.

This night consists of a sock hop dance of 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s music played by the Otter Lake DJ’s. There is a $1.00 admission charge and is open to the public.

All proceeds from this dance will be donated to the Holy Family Catholic School.

Derks Compete In Jaycee’s Young Farmer Contest Steven and Cindy Derks, Boyd, recently competed in the Wisconsin Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer Awards Weekend, hosted by the Loyal Jaycees, in Marshfield. The Derks operate a 560-acre dairy, beef, hog and cash crop farm. They started farming with a neighbor in 1979 and purchased their farm in 1980.

When the Derks started farming, there were breeding and other health problems in the dairy herd. A feed consultant helped them develop a balanced feeding program through testing of all feedstuffs.

A feed program was implemented for dry cows and heifers, which resulted in cows being in better condition at freshening, and heifers that were larger and healthier. They have also gone to a pelleted feeding program since it is more palatable for the cows.

Goals for the Derks farm include striving for higher production, obtaining more land, increasing the number of hogs and steers raised, acquiring larger equipment, and increasing crop yields on a minimum of land and fertilizer.

The Derks, who were nominated for the award by the Stanley-Boyd Jaycees, have three children, Gregory (10), Matthew (9), and Debbie (5). They were among twenty-one farm couples from throughout the state competing for top honors.

40 Years Ago January 28, 1982 Events Rescheduled After Winter Weekend Two events scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 and postponed due to snow have been rescheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 30. The Fireman’s Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 at Holy Family Hall at 8 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

Card of Thanks I would like to say thank you to my family, friends and rela- tives for the flowers, prayers, gifts, phone calls, card and visits while I was a patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls. Also thanks to Marian Shuk for taking over circle for me. God bless you and may you have a happy, healthy new year. –Sylvia Meyer I take this means to thank my family, relative and friends for their prayers, cards and visits. To Fr. Kaiser, Fr. Schelble, the children of Holy Family School and the Sister for their prayers for my recovery.

Thank you Dr. Carrell, the nurses and aides at Victory Memorial Hospital, also Dr. Katz, Sazama and Cook, the nurses, aides and Sisters at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls for their care and concern.

Thank you Poncho and Joanne for looking after our home and to Butch and Bill Plombon for having things ready when I arrived home.

God bless you for your kindness. –Bob Thierl What people wanted (as listed in the Want Ads) FOR SALE: Large metal desk, $15.00; record player with speakers, $30; baby walker, $5; chair, $200. Call 644-**** FOR SALE: Energy King wood furnace $100. Also trac- tor chains to fit 28" tires. Call 644-****. Professional Cards Stanley Public Library 154 E. Fourth Avenue Stanley, Wis., 54768 Phone 644-2004 Books, Magazines, Records 2 weeks Art Prints – 6 weeks (Over 32,000 circulations in current tabulating period 50 years later).

50 Years Ago January 27, 1972

More Students Needed For Several Adult Evening Classes At least five or six more stu dents are needed in each of the following classes or the classes will have to be cancelled: Advanced Cake Decorating Small Engine Repair Adult Farming Intermediate Knitting Welding. Please contact Mr. Ken Fremstad at (the unchanged school number) before school closing on Friday, January 28 if you would like to enroll in one of the courses.

What students ate: Public School Lunch Menu January 31 – February 4 Monday: Barbeque on Bread, Buttered Corn, Milk.

Tuesday: Beef Stew over Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Cranberries, Cookie or Bar, Assorted Sauce, Buttered Bread, Milk.

Wednesday: Wiener on Bun with Ketchup, Wax Beans, Potato Chips, Rice Pudding, Apricot Sauce, Buttered Bread, Milk.

Thursday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Fruit Salad, Cream Styled Corn, Oatmeal Cake with Topping, Buttered Bread, Milk.

Friday: Fish sticks with Tartar sauce, Baked Potatoes with Butter, Buttered Carrots, Cherry Dessert, Buttered Bread, Milk.

“Miss Stanley” To Attend St. Paul Winter Carnival Debra Anderson, Miss Stanley, traveled far from her Wisconsin home when she spent four months last year visiting Brazil. Now she come to St. Paul and the Winter Carnival as one of 50 regional visiting queens Feb. 3 – Feb. 6. The 1972 Carnival dates are January 28 – February 6.

Stanley-Boyd To Host Junior Varsity Wrestling Tourney Saturday The Stanley-Boyd Orioles are hosting a ten-squad junior varsity wrestling tournament this Saturday, January 29 at the Stanley-Boyd gym.

Matches will begin at 10:00 a.m. and are expected to continue all day. Spectators are welcome.

60 Years Ago February 1, 1962 News from the Boyd Community Lawrence Carey, Former Boyd resident, Dies Lawrence Carey, 47, Eau Claire, died Thursday evening at a Veteran’s hospital. He had been employed as a chef at Stafne’s Café, Eau Claire.

Funeral services were held at 8:30 o’ clock Monday morning at Prock & Sons Funeral Home, Eau Claire, and at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s church there, with Very RE. J. Francis Brady officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Frances; one sone, Daniel, two daughter, Susan and Julia Ann; his mother, Mrs. Frank Carey of Marshfield; two sisters, Mrs. Drexler of Milwaukee and Lou Ann of East St. Louis; four brothers, Gerald of Milwaukee; Francis of Pierre, S. Dako- ta, Vincent of Marshfield, and Arnold of Madison. Mr. Carey lived in Boyd before his marriage.

Grandparents of Twins Mr. and Mrs. John Zwiefelhofer are the proud grandparents of twins, a boy and girl, born Wednesday to their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Zwiefelhofter at Milwaukee.

70 Years Ago January 31, 1952 John A. Savre, Former Resident, dies in California John A. Savre, prominent resident of Stanley for many years, died at his home in Oxnard, California, Wednesday morning, January 23. Mr. Savre, former Stanley manager of the O. & N. Lumber Company, moved to California in October, 1951. He had retired from the O. & N. Co. He suffered a heart attack four years ago. He moved to California in search of a milder climate.

He was the son of the late Ole T. Savre and Hannah Hendrickson Savre, and was born in Green County, March 18, 1877.

On October 23, 1901 he was married to Mabel Burgeson at Kensett, Iowa. Her sudden death on October 9, 1939 was a shock to her family and friends.

Mr. Savre was devoted to his family…He is survived by his son, Jesse, and daughter, Miss Inez Savre, of Oxnard.

During his brief residence in Oxnard he had established contacts. A lifelong member of the Lutheran church, he was noted as a faithful worshipper in the Lutheran Church of our Redeemer, in Oxnard.

The body was shipped by air to Colfax, where the Reverend John Mason, of Our Savior’s Lutheran church, Stanley, conducted services at the Colfax funeral home and burial services at the cemetery, Monday afternoon, January 28.

80 Years Ago January 30, 1942 BOARD SETS BLAME FOR PEARL HARBOR War Situation Grows more tense in Far Southeast. Russians Making Progress.

A Presidential Board of Inquiry has made a report and has attributed the American disaster at Pearl Harbor to “dereliction of duty” on the part of Lt. General Walter C. Short in command of the land forces at Luzon and to Admiral Husband E. Kimberly. It is indicated that they had been adequately informed of the danger which threatened. They had been warned to prepare against an air raid but they had failed to confer and make plans and had not taken their warnings seriously. Major responsibility for the disaster was charged to the two above named officers. It found numerous other contributing factors.

Unconfirmed reports are to the effect that American naval forces have destroyed a large number of Axis submarines off the west coast of the United States. No official reports are made of these victories when no strategic advantage is to be gained by it.

FEAR ITSELF IS ALL WE HAVE TO FEAR Our Greatest Threat is Our Own People Frightened by Imaginary Scarcity 90 Years Ago January 22, 1932 INCREASE IN USE OF LIBRARY RECORDED Library now has 6,920 Volumes, Cooperates with Schools in Many Activities Mrs. Petra Borge submits report, 36,603 total circulation or an increase of 6441 over last year's figures. "Libraries throughout the country report increased circulation, perhaps largely due to the unemployment situation.”

State news: “Wisconsin is the first state to enact an un employment insurance law, the legislature last week having passed Groves bill after defacing it with amendments.”

100 Years Ago February 3, 1922 From the Farmer’s Almanac January 15 – The farmer who takes an inventory in January knows where he is headed in December. See Farmer’s Bulletin 1139.

110 Years Ago February 3, 1912 Eau Claire and Stanley residents meet at Everett, Washington and honor the editor of The Reform, a Norwegian language paper from Eau Claire that ran until the early 1940s.

120 Years Ago January 18, 1902 Scandinavian Notes At intervals of eight or ten miles along the public highway, usually in connection with the skyds-stations, are inns where the traveler will invariably find the comforts if not the luxuries of life—plenty of food and shelter, bed and board. There is no upholstered furniture or velvet carpets or eggshell china, but always neat lace curtains at every window, sometimes in the windows of the stables.

Wm. E. Davis