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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 10 Years Ago January 12, 2012 Obituaries: Steven F. Klisiewicz 1925 – 2011; Irene Sather Osborn 1928 – 2011 …

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10 Years Ago January 12, 2012

Obituaries: Steven F. Klisiewicz 1925 – 2011; Irene Sather Osborn 1928 – 2011 Police reports: rear end damage at Stanley-Boyd High School near door 9 in foggy weather; Accidental 911 phone call made by child; officers dispatched to South Broadway Street for someone lying on ground. Making contact lat- er, person stated he was fine; Dog at large in the 100 block of Sixth Avenue; Boyd man arrested for operating vehicle while intoxicated; Thorp man issued seatbelt violation citation; landlord tenant dispute on Helgerson Street; lights observed at Our Savior’s Lutheran after midnight, building se- cure; Officer dispatched to gas station for check written to different establishment, owner of other establishment requested check shredding; Clark County resident cited for traveling faster than posted limit; Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania man cit- ed for going 16 miles per hour over in 25 mile per hour zone; pharmacy alarm call at Our Lady of Victory. Wrong pharmacy code the cause of alarm; bus driver for Stanley-Boyd reports school bus violation after driver fails to stop on Emery near Fourth Avenue.

January 5, 2012

Obituaries: Henry Olocki 1932 – 2011; and Eleanor Toft Eimermann, 1913 – 2011 20 Years Ago January 17, 2002 Oriole Wrestlers Continue To Dominate; Six S-BHS Champions at Chi-Hi Invite Justin Seichter, Ryan Haas, Jason Thompson, Nick Mahr, Bill Ponick, Ty Wozniak, Jon Leichleitner, Brandon Acker, Adam Kmieciak, Zack Kempf, Chris Summerfield, and Paul Kluck among those on wrestling team.

Church listings: Stanley United Methodist Church, Rev. Michael Weaver, pastor; Trinity Christian Fellowship, DeWayne DeBrouse, pastor; Church of the Brethren, Craig Lindgren, interim pastor; Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ELCA, William M. Stewart, pastor; New Life Tabernacle N2104 County Highway H, Rob and Lynne Yohnk, pastors; Abundant Life Church (Thorp); St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Boyd); Faith Evangelical Free Church, Matt Miklasz pastor; Victory Baptist Church (Thorp); Epiphany Lutheran Church, Fred Sauder, pastor; Maple Grove Bible Church, Keith Franks, pastor; St. John’s Lutheran Church ELCA (Cadott), James Leachensky, pastor; Joy Time Faith Church (Cadott), Bill and Karen Green, pastors; St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church (Owen), Guy R. Usher, priest; Remnant Church of God, Pastor Ruth Tetzlaff; Calvary Covenant Tabernacle, Pastor Barry Acker; Sacred Heart/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Nelson, pastor; St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, Father Talaga, pastor, Thorp Methodist Church, Rev. Michael Weaver; Northland Baptist Church (Gilman), Greg Stine, pastor; Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. Donald Schoenback 30 Years Ago January 9, 1992 Orioles’ Fourth Quarter Rally Upends Cornell 59 – 58 Tuesday The “Come Back Kids” did it again, as they defeated the Cornell Chiefs 59 – 58 Tuesday night, to up their conference record to 2 – 1. Overall the team is 3 – 3.

The Orioles, after trailing for three quarters, put together a 21-point fourth quarter effort to beat Cornell, for their second conference win. This makes the third one-point victory for Stanley-Boyd in six games.

Playing at the Stanley theater: “My Girl,” with Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Ackroyd, and Macaulay Culkin. Film rated PG.

40 Years Ago January 7, 1982 Obituaries: Margaret Hendricks 1908 – 1982; Rodney Alan Cox 1947 – 1981; Anny Symbol 1891 – 1981; Anthony Lauer 1908 – 1981.

Small town Stanley Police Reports: Man reports vehicle stolen, police inform him that they saw it parked uptown on North Broadway. No indication man had to describe said vehicle to the police.

Clark County Sheriff’s Reports: Man reports battery stolen form vehicle while parked at local tavern Church Service listings: Church of the Brethren, Pastor Claron Brown; Stanley United Methodist Church, Pastor Clarence Cheever; Epiphany Lutheran Church, Rev. Robert W. Olson; Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ALC, Ronald E. Gerl and Eric T. Ackerman, pastors; Maple Grove Church of the Brethren (now Bible Church), Dale Overturf; St. John’s Lutheran Church ALC, rural Gilman; Sacred Heart Parish (Edson), Rev. Roy L. Mish; Faith Evangelical Free Church, pastor Gene Carlson; Baptist Church (Gilman), Rev. Melvin M. Kempfer; Zion Lutheran Church (Gilman), Rev. Perry Schefelker; First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Clyde King; St. Mary’s Czestochowa (Junction), Rev. John Pinion,; St. Peter’s Catholic Church (Wilson), Mission of Edson, Rev. Roy L. Mish; Pleasant Valley Pentecostal Church, Pastor Barry Acker; Trinity Baptist Church (Indendent Fundamental), Pastor F. G. (Gil) Schreiber; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rev. Eugene A. Comiskey, pastor; Thorp Pentecostal Tabernacle, Pastor R. D. Farley; Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Leonard Kaiser, pastor; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Boyd), Edwin Becker, pastor, St. Mary’s Polish Catholic Church (Lublin), Rev. Edmund Milynarczyk, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints* (Abbotsford), Branch President Joseph Hendricks 50 Years Ago January 6, 1972 The Stanley-Boyd-Thorp and Cadott Rod and Gun Club will hold their annual fishing contest on Sunday, January 16 at Chapman Lake. The contest will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Highlights of 1971 (selection) January 28 – Oriole wrestlers clinch western Cloverbelt title, both Bobcat and Apache patrols of Boy Scout Troop 50 win firsts in Klondike Derby February 11 – Pastor Dwight Cook installed at Faith Church, Joanne Ebben received BA degree in Sociology at the U. of Wis. on the 30th.

March 18 – Boyd man Kenneth Duss to show paintings.

June 10 – Lloyd Westerns honored on silver wedding anniversary.

Methodist Youth Held Party On New Year’s Eve A number of youths form the United Methodist Church gathered at the parsonage New Year’s Eve for a party to welcome in the New Year.

Many games were played during the course of the evening and one of the highlights was making two batches of ice cream. A batch of vanilla was made during the first part of the evening and after it was eaten, the group made a batch of chocolate.

A festive lunch was served at midnight and snacks were on hand all evening for munching.

Present were the Rev. David Fuller, Dennis Reit, Barbara Stanek, Roxie Reit, Dan Schneider, Debbit Mortensen, Kevin Henderson, Cheryl Lengyel, Jean Lewallen, Gary Eslinger, Jean Stair, Barry Stuttgen, Debby Henderson, Ray Richards, Robert Richards, and Bonnie Reit, Stanley; Jerry Hubbard, Julie Asselin, Philip Bodamer, Rich Lewien and Jim Sarafin, Thorp; Rick Zager from Neillsville and Bob Thorson, Paul Price, Betsy Robbins and Detra Metzenbauer from Cadott.

Weddings: Vickie Eslinger to Clifford Herrick at St. Josephs December 30th; Karen Dressel to James Lato at Sacred Heart in Jim Falls Decem- ber 26th.

60 Years Ago January 11, 1962

Michael Smoczyk and Carol Lee Krejci pronounce vows at St. Charles Borromeo in Chippewa Falls, while Miss Solveig Mason and the Rev. Peter Lars Kjeseth of Chicago solemnize their marriage in the University Lutheran Church of Hope at Minneapolis.

Also of note: The first all- in-the-ear cordless hearing aid is developed in South Dakota, while Jane Wyman appears in Walt Disney’s Technicolor picture “Pollyanna” Fifteen candidates come out for local office.

70 Years Ago January 10, 1952

A Capacity Crowd Seen for McCarthy Shindig At Thorp Senator Joe McCarthy, as he likes to be called, will speak before what is expected to be a capacity crowd at ST. Hedwig’s Hall east of Thorp, Saturday night, January 26, according to H. M. Would, Owen, chairman of the Clark County Republican club. The club is sponsoring McCarthy’s appearance.

McCarthy’s address will follow a testimonial dinner in his honor, serving for which will be begun at seven o’ clock. The hall has a seating capacity of 450 for such an occasion.

Throughout the dinner Wollum reports, music will be played by a group of local musicians. Wollum says that except for McCarthy’s speech, other remarks will be few and brief.

Advance ticket sales are now being conducted in every community in Clark County.

Of note: Dr. E. F. Burns passes, while Hank Johnson and Walter Brovald (both with the paper) come down with different illnesses, resulting in a stumble to work from necessity.

80 Years Ago January 9, 1942

STANLEY HIGH TEAM DEFEATS NEILLSVILLE 39 – 13 Orioles Show Big Improvement in Lopside Game, Tuesday Night. Meet Boyd Here Tonight The Stanley High school basketball team began the 1942 season by defeating Neillsville 39 – 13 in a one-sided game, Tuesday evening. The contest was played at the city auditorium, due to a breakdown of the high school heating plant. The temperature was registering 20 below, and a small crowd saw the Orioles win a clear-cut vic- tory for the first time this sea son. Their other win was over Gilman by a one-point margin.

Johnson was high scorer for the locals with 11 points.

Stanley…FG…FT…PF Michaels, rf…2…1…4 Johnson, lf…5…1…1 Kelley, c…1…3…3 Hyde, rg…2…0…2 Baker, lg…2…1…3 Baldwin, c…0…0…4 Thierl, f…0…1…2 Peterson, g…2…0…2 Valk, g….2…0…0 Verkuilen…0…0…1 Totals…16…7…21 Neillsville: Graves, rf…0…1…4 Nevile, lf….2…1…4 Schwallenbach, c…1…1…1 Horsewill, rg…0…1…1 Schoenfield, lg…0…2…1 Hauge, c…0…1…0 Magnasoz….0…2…2 Totals…3…9…13 The Stanley Juniors won their game by a score of 18 to 16.

Tonight, the Orioles will meet Boyd here, and all indications point to a close game. Boyd has lost only one game this season, and that to Cornell by a three-point margin.

90 Years Ago January 1, 1932 A hundred thousand in India have vowed to stop paying rent. A couple million in America haven’t had to vow.

100 Years Ago January 13, 1922 For conduct unbecoming an officer, Joseph Myers and Leo Lennartz have been temporarily suspended as members of the Janesville police department. Misconduct New Year’s eve is charged.

The state board of health in a statement says that census bureau figures credit Wiscon sin with a slight increase in tuberculosis deaths for 1920, the year's mortality of 2,267 being 65 in excess of 1919. This is said to be a marked falling off from other years.

110 Years Ago January 13, 1912 H. H. Moore

The above is a portrait of a gentleman who has performed valuable service for the Inter County Fair and it is probably due to oversight in the rush and bustle of the Stockholder’s meeting that the recognition due his work was not accorded him. During the past year or more he has held the important position of Secretary and we have never heard it said that he left anything undone which it was possible for him to do to promote the interests of the Inter County Fair. He has given freely of his time and also of his means to serve the institution and although he was not seeking reelection it would have been a graceful thing to have accorded him some recognition and it was due to an oversight, no doubt, that this was not done. We say, honor and thanks to Mr. Moore.

(It is not immediately appar- ent from perusing findagrave. com where Mr. Moore is buried, presuming it was Wisconsin. More information and full name is likely available at Ancestry. com census records).

124 Years Ago January 9, 1897

In Memorium Henry Vincent Jerard, an old pioneer in this part of the state, died at Eidsvold on Fri- day, Jan. 1st, at the age of 61 years. He was buried at Eidsvold on Sunday. Mr. Jerard was born in Jefferson County, New York, in 18365, where he spent the early part of his life. During the Civil war he enlisted in the 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served one year. At the battle of Muffreysborough he was taken prisoner and was confined in one of the southern prison pens which were death to so many of our brave boys. In 1876 he came to Wisconsin and settled at Elroy where he remained two years (continues).