Posted 11/23/21

A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 10 Years Ago November 17, 2011 City of Stanley Police blotter: Citation for operating vehicle with no insurance; three …

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10 Years Ago November 17, 2011

City of Stanley Police blotter: Citation for operating vehicle with no insurance; three separate tickets for traveling 45 ,mph in a 35 mph zone; report of possibly intoxicated driver who was not intoxicated but had a tire blow out. Officer transported driver and passenger to home; Missing wallet reported and returned to man; ticket for traveling 35 mph in a 25 mph; citation for operating motor vehicle without insurance; citation for “displaying an unauthorized decal” along with operating vehicle without insurance; et alia (“and others”).

FAQ regarding new Firearm Casing Laws on DNR website The Department of Natural Resources strives to provide accurate information to the public in a timely manner. Consequently, we want to inform you of some revisions to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding new The revisions clarify that it remains illegal to place a loaded rifle, shotgun, or muzzleloader rifle, shotgun, or muzzleloader inside any vehicle. A loaded rifle, shotgun, or muzzleloader may only be placed on the top or exterior of a stationary motor vehicle, or leaned against a stationary motor vehicle.

Obituaries: Edward N. Mathison 1942 – 2011; Hazel Jensen Licht 1921 – 2011; Charlotte R. “Chic” Rollins 1926 – 2011; Laurence W. Hannemann 1927 – 2011; Joseph D. Lorenz 1931 – 2011 Sign petition for D. R. Moon Library To the Editor: Stanley is being faced with what could be the loss of its historic D. R. Moon Memorial Library that is on the National Registry of Historic Places around the country. That status is in jeopardy of being lost, also.

Perhaps you are aware, but perhaps not, that a committee is currently studying the possibility combining of the library with the school library, which would then be located at the edge of town, rather than in its central community location. Is this what members of the community would like to see happen? I think not.

If such a move was to occur, there is talk of moving the City Hall and the Police Department into the vacated library building. What then becomes of our historic City Hall? More talk is that it would be ‘put up for sale’, as the building would become vacated as well. Do we want those services located in what then was our community’s library building for over 100 years? I think not.

What would happen to the face of the community when these historic buildings are lost? Is it no longer important to preserve the history of the community?

A petition in support of keeping the library in its current location is being circulated by community members, in a few city locations, and most importantly it can be found at the public library. We are asking that those who use and support the library, the young and the old, community and rural township residents, to show their support to SAVE THE LIBRARY by coming forward and signing the petition. Your support will be appreciated.

Brian Solie The Hunter’s Breakfast Buffet! Fri, Nov. 18 & Sat, Nov. 19 7 a.m. – Noon All you can eat just $7.99 at The Timbers Restaurant, 613 South Broadway St.

(Note: Timber’s was located in close proximity with two other restaurants and is now used for the Marketplace of Stanley).

Pick up application for county board Chippewa County Hiring: Starting on December 1st, 2011 persons may pick up application forms at the County Clerk Office for a two-year term as County Supervisor. Applicants need to be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Chippewa County, a law-abiding citizen, and a good attitude is also a must.

You will be asked to give a lot of your time for very minimal pay, but the position has a lot of merit. The pay for 2012 as written is $70.00 per month plus $35.00 for every attended meeting and 48.5 cents per mile round trip plus Wisconsin County annual dues and convention expenses. Future board members may be given laptop computers or tablets, which feel is a must for 2012. All applicants must be able to attend six or more committee meetings per month which are held at various times of the day. Your neighbors and friends will be selecting someone on April 3, 2012. Hopefully, it will be you!

Don Sperber 20 Years Ago November 29, 2001 Bomb Threats Prompt Board To Hold Special “Town Hall” Meeting Tonight Wednesday Night Meeting To Solicit Input From Public The latest bomb threat has prompted the Stanley-Boyd Area School District Board of Education to call a special meeting tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 28.

A “town hall” style meeting will be held at the Stanley-Body High School Cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit input from parents and community members in regards to the rash of bomb threats the district has endured this past year.

The agenda of the meeting is as follows: I. Call to Order and Roll Call of Board II. Adoption of Agenda III. Emergency Evacuation Procedure IV. Student Activities. V. Closed Session according to Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1)(C) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility and (1)(f) Considering financial data of specific persons, which, if discussed in public would be likely to have an adverse affect on the reputation of any person referred to.

VI. Return to Open Session. VII. Take any Action Resulting from Close Session.

VIII. Adjourn. Potential action on the policy will be followed up on at a special board meeting scheduled for Dec. 6, High School Principal Bill Mercer said.

Saturday Night Open Gym At S-BHS Resumes Dec. 1 Once again this year the local churches and clergy will be sponsoring an open gym, at the Stanley-Body High School main gym.

Basketball and volleyball will be offered. Any students in grades 7-12 may come in and take part in these activities. No college students will be allowed unless they are supervised.

Thorp Does Well In First Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Thew Alzheimer’s Association -0 Greater Wisconsin Chapter set new records as it recorded double digit increases in walkers for its Memory Walk events held throughout Wisconsin in September and October.

30 Years Ago November 14, 1991 S-B Orioles To Travel To Madison For State Championship Play-Off Tickets Available; Pep Rally Planned; Busses Planned The Stanley-Boyd Orioles will take their explosive offense, a defense that has forced 16 turnovers in the last three games and head south Friday, to take on the Mayville Cardinals at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

The Orioles earned their berth at the State Football Division 4 Finals with wins over the Bloomer Blackhawks 27-0; the St. Croix Falls Saints 47-7; and the West Salem Panthers 35-14.

The Orioles’ opponents, the Mayville Cardinals, 12-0, were the champions of the Wisconsin Flyway Conference. They are located between Beaver Damn and West Bend, near the Horicon Marsh, about 80 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

They colors are Cardinal and White. Mayville defeated Columbus, 13-0; Beloit Turner, 28-0; and Kewaunee 20-7 to earn their trip to the finals. They are a big team, which feature a versatile offense. The man to watch for the Cards is their 1000yard plus running back, Craig Vossekuil.

School Board Rejects Gas Bid, Approves Aide’s Contract The Stanley-Boyd Board of Education, after meeting with area gas suppliers, voted unanimously to reject all bids received on gas prices.

The meeting was called to order at 8:10 a.m. in the administrative offices. John Jackson was the only member of the board not present. Members of the public were Richard Royce, Joe Thornton, Clayton Herrick, Bob Wellner, Bill Peterson, Marlin Westaby and Francis Hofkes.

Dennis Johnson expressed the opinion that the Board had intended more discussion before the letter was sent out soliciting bids. However, administrator Poulter said that a lot of pressure had been applied by several board members, to get prices.

Bill Peterson addressed the board on behalf of suppliers, citing many instances where he has, without pay, helped the board by getting them information, prices. He quoted what he has to pay for insurance, so that when vehicles pull into his station they are insured. Peterson has to pay for gas to be delivered to him within 3-4 days, whereas when the school district has 45 days to pay him, so he is in effect financing them….He stated that he “really resented” the Board trying to what he felt was squeeze him, stating that stations make between 1-3 cents/gallon.

Eslinger Selected to Perform With National FFA band (Photo TED ESLINGER) Theodore Eslinger of Stanley, has been selected as one of FFA's official music makers in the National FFA Band.

The more than 100-member marching and concert band will play throughout the organization’s 64th National FFA Convention Nov. 14-16 in Kansas City, MO.

Eslinger is a member of the Stanley-Boyd FFA Chapter. He is the son of Dan and Cecilia Eslinger.

(Back to football at bottom page) Congratulations S-B Orioles! Good Luck Saturday In Madison!

40 Years Ago November 19, 1981 Public Notice Official Proceedings of the Boyd Village Board The regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. on November 9, 1981. All members were present. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved on a motion by Zimmerman and second by Schoch. On a motion by Zimmerman and seconded by Schoch. On a motion by Zimmerman and seconded by Ernst, the bills as audited and approved by the Finance Committee be paid. All eyed, motion carried.

Village expenditures for November 1981…$19,223.66 Village receipts for October…$18,948.53 Balance in checkbook Oct. 31, 1981…$9,100.34 Utility Expenditures for November…$3,781.83 Receipts for October…$7,522.32 Balance in checkbook Oct. 31, 1981…$9,670.79 The bills for the road construction were discussed, partial payment will be made with funds from our Federal Revenue sharing account. The ditches may be filled with rip-rap on the side to prevent erosion. A driveway will also be put in for Harold Licht.

It appears that the Village backhoe-tractor is broken down again. Anthony Geist gave a report on maintainence. Committee Reports: Finance & Claims – the clerk may have to transfer some funds from the savings account and cash in the Revenue Sharing certificate to pay for current expenses. The Board received a printed copy of the proposed 1982 budget, which was reviewed and some items changed. It was also discussed that the Village may let out bids this year for our audit and insurance. Park & Recreation: The new toilets were put under our insurance policy for $10,000.00. Rules, Ordinances & Building: Building permits were granted to Mark Zimmerman, remodeling; Clarence Knitter, residing and new roof. On a motion by Licht and seconded by Goetz, all eyed, motion carried. A building permit for Dan Strebig was not accepted because he is not to begin work until next spring. On a motion by Zimmerman and seconded by Ernst, the meeting was adjourned at 10:44 p.m.

Linda Bosinke, Clerk-Treasurer 50 Years Ago November 25, 1971 From the desk of superintendent Kermit Miller… Emergency School Closing The following radio stations will carry information in regard to closing for the Stanley-Boyd sSchool: WEAU-TV Eau Claire WEAQ Radio -0 Eau Claire WAXX Radio – Chippewa Falls WBIZ Radio – Eau Claire. The decision to call off school because of bad weather is always a difficult one to make. Using the case of icy road, there could be considerable difference within the school district. Drifting snow differs with the direction of the wind, amount of shelter and height of the road grading Once a decision is made it has to be lived with…. (continues).

60 Years Ago November 23, 1961 Drivers Have Trouble Spotting New Stop Signs The intersection of Fourth Avenue and Broadway in Stanley is now a four-way stop intersection. Or, at least its supposed to be, following orders given by the Stanley city council at their last meeting.

Signs designating the intersection as a four-way stop were erected early Monday afternoon. And as a matter of public interest, —as well as personal curiosity—Stanley Republican staff members kept tab for an hour or two on who stopped—and who didn’t.

During the first few hours of its existence as a fourway stop, there were more people who went through the intersection, on Broadway, than there were those who stopped.

By actual count, the score was 126 to 99 in favor of the non-stoppers.

Actually, the first hour was the worst. After that, drivers began to catch on and the number who stopped began to creep up on the number of those who didn’t.

Immediately after the new stop signs were erected—and while the city crew was still at the corner, the first eight cars went through on Broadway without stopping.

A bouquet is in order for Mrs. Ellen Hegg, 701 Park Avenue. Mrs. Hegg was the ninth driver to approach the intersection-and the first to observe the new signs after they were erected.

70 Years Ago November 15, 1951 Traffic On School Grounds, Stage Improvements, Resignation Up For Discussion By Board of Education Vehicle traffic on school property and on high school sidewalks came up for a thorough discussion at a meeting of the Stanley Boar of Education, held at the high school last week November 6.

The driving of cars and trucks over portions of the Lincoln school grounds was termed dangerous, and the board ordered the erection of signs immediately to regulate such traffic. After June 1, 1952, permanent fences will be erected around the grounds making such traffic impossible.

The board also ordered that driving on high school sidewalks be banned immediately. Both actions were designed to reduce the danger to school pupils.

With the 20% federal amusement tax no longer being applied against high school functions, the board of education set up a program by which that sum of money will now be turned over to the school’s general fund. The sums of money so gained will be used to make improvements on, and purchase additional equipment for, the high school stage.

80 Years Ago November 28, 1941 U.S. IS DEFINITELY IN THE WORLD WAR Japan Makes Clear Its Terms of Peace. U. S. Ships Carrying Succor To Axis.

Japan demands that the United States withdraw all aid to China, drop its participation in Britain, China and the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia/Papua New Guinea) in what it claims is an “economic blockade and military encirclement.” Otherwise Japan contends there can be no peace with the U. S. Japan is sending 50,000 more troops into Indo China (Vietnam/Southeast Asia), creating a force there of 100,000.

Karuso, special Japanese Ambassador arrived in Washington, last week end. He brought a message from Tojo, Japanese Premeir, to the effect that unless a United States-Japanese understanding is arrived at speedily that Japan will be compelled to use other means to combat the economic and military encirclement being made effective by America, China, Great Britain, and Holland.

Meanwhile back at Home: (Wisconsin Governor) Heil names Dec. 8 State Dairy Day The public and the private debit of the United States is $167,000,000,000 STANLEY HIGH SCHOOL OPENS, BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, FRIDAY Green Orange and Black Squad Have Schedule of 16 Games. Play Cornell, Tonight.

The Stanley High school basketball squad will open the 1941-1942 season tonight (Friday) at Cornell. The squad consists of all green players with not a single letterman in the line up.

The County Board finally fixed the total county budget at $644,943.36 of which $330,142.36 is for county purposes.

90 Years Ago November 20, 1931

SKIDS CAR TO AVOID KILLING THREE DEER William Glodosky recently engaged as operator of the Star Theater reports that while driving on Highway 29 near Bateman Wednesday night, he was obliged to apply his brakes thus skidding his car dangerously in order to avoid striking three deer which were on the pavement. Only by the use of his horn did he persuade the deer to give him the right of way.

100 Years Ago November 25, 1921

Important Changes made in Road 16 Trunk Highway Known As Yellowstone Trial Will Keep south of Soo Tracks State Highway No. 16 will be rebuilt between Stanley and the point about two miles east of Stanley known as the old Duckow place where the highway now crosses the Soo track. The road will turn east at Maple Street, the present Stanley House Corner and run straight east to the city limits, then continuing eastward south of the Soo tracks to the point named above. This will eliminate two railroad crossings, one on Broadway in the City of Stanley and the other on the Thorp road between this city and Eidsvold. The County Board has appropriated $8,000, with which to do Chippewa County’s share of the work and Clark County made a similar provision for that county’s share of the work. We did not learn the amount.

110 Years Ago November 25, 1911 (Front page contains pictures of Rev. Felix A. Byrne and Rev. Peter Emer, both Catholic; and Rev. J. T. Kneen, Methodist).

Look to Your Shoes Say Varsity Experts How to care for the feet, is the subject of the second health bulletin issued this year to the students of the University of Wisconsin, by the faculty committee on hygiene.

When a pointed toe is combined with a high heel in a shoe, that shoe should be prohibited by law, writes the committee in the bulletin. A pointed tow, it declares, crowds the toes together into an unnatural position, while the high heel throws the entire weight of the body upon the front of the foot and toes, which were never intended to bear such a weight…In selecting a show the following points as to it shape must be considered: the shoe must be as fully as wide as the sole of the foot. The heels should be low and broad. The shoe must be so flexible hat the foot may be easily bent while raising the foot on the toes in walking. The inner side of the shoe should be in a straight line; any shoe that slopes from the heel outward to the toe is bad (more standards of good footwear).

120 Years Ago November 23, 1901 Too Much Bathing Harmful According to the London Lancet, too much bathing is harmful, as it tends to "maceration of the superficial part of the epidermis, which is too frequently removed, and occasions probably too paid a proliferation of the cells of the Malpighian layer.”

124 Years Ago November 21, 1901 A football player was killed in a game at Lawrence, Neb., and another was so seriously injured at Lafayette, Ind., that his life is despaired of. These are the first two fatalities of the season, although the list of seriously injured has been long. The sport of football is a glorious one, says the Chicago Tribune, but one death offsets every advantage that can be claimed for it. The game must be freed from even the possibility of such tragedies or it should be eliminated from college life. The frequency of accidents has been treated too much in jest. No game can be tolerated that holds out a constant menace of death.