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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 20 Years Ago November 8, 2001 Deer “Thrill Kill” Case Resolved in Northern Wisconsin Wardens credit public for helping …

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20 Years Ago November 8, 2001

Deer “Thrill Kill” Case Resolved in Northern Wisconsin Wardens credit public for helping solve crime Two northern Wisconsin men face jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and the re vocation of all hunting and fishing privileges in the state for several years in connection with the shooting deaths of several deer in 1999.

“It took a couple years to close the book on this case, but it was worth the wait,” said Tom Harelson, chief warden with the state Department of Natural Resources. “These two men are not only paying heavy monetary fines, they are paying what many hunters consider the ultimate fine – the suspension of hunting and fishing privileges." Each man was sentenced to three months in jail, one year of suspended jail, nine years probation, nine years revocation of all state hunting and fishing privileges and $6,195 in fines. Investigating Warden Chris Wunrow credited a number of Sawyer County residents who called the DNR Poacher Hotline (1-800-TIP-WDNR) for helping solve the case.

“The calls I received about illegal shining and shooting activity at the time helped direct the investigation,’ Wunrow said. “This is another great example of Wisconsin residents taking an active role in protecting our natural resources.”

Meanwhile on local roadways: “You can expect deer to be moving at any time of day or night for the next several weeks,” said Chief DNR Warden Tom Harelson. “Deer activity might be a little higher just before sunrise or sunset, but don’t be surprised to see them moving around—crossing highways and roads— during the middle of the day or the middle of the night. During the fall breeding season, all bets are off regarding ‘normal’ deer behavior.”

30 Years Ago October 24, 1991 Tara LaGrander and Dave Acker are homecoming royalty; S-B Clinches 6th LCC Football Title against Colby 32 – 20 …The offensive line was also a factor in the win, as the fearsome five some of Brad Gerrits, Gene Hagenson, Chad Harycki, Neil Hatfield and John Hoel opened up some big holes for Oriole backs to scamper through. The points the line scores, don’t go up on the scoreboard, but they are a big factor in the outcome of a game, and a lot of the credit for the teams’ success this year should go on this groups’ account.

Wendy Licht Captures Third Cross Country Conference Title Wendy Licht has had her ups and downs this cross country season, nursing a sore leg early on, the season looked pretty bleak for her sometimes.

For most of the season, she didn’t compete, just went to practice and hoped the leg would heal. Two weeks ago, she took a 16th in her first meet of the season at Black River Falls.

However, on Saturday at Auburndale, she outdistanced the field capturing her third straight Cross Country title with a time of 12:10. As a freshman, Licht did not go out for Cross Country.

(Jerry Dirkes fills in for Coach Breu, who was unable to attend).

“Mr. D” told Licht to run hard the first 100 yards of the 3 Mile event to see where she was, and how she felt. Licht found herself right behind the leader, Stephanie Luther, of Colby, who had beaten her the week before.Licht stayed right there for 3/4 of a mile, before putting on the heat and taking the lead.

40 Years Ago October 29, 1981 News of Our Servicemen First Lt. Bruce Wozniak spent three weeks at his parents home after having completed three years of service in Schwienfurt, Germany with the U.S. Army, 31st Battalion.

Bruce will now be stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, for a six months training course before his next assignment.

Oriole Gridmen Defeat Cadott 28 – 20 In Final Game Of Season Friday (Photo from sideline) Steve Stangl; Mike Seichter; Gary Henke; Don Sorenson; Tom Freese; Tom Pomlieto; Steve Twen. Mentioned: Mike Kolpien (Story) How sweet it was! After a frustrating, winless season, the Oriole grid men took all their aggressions out on the Cadott Hornets, and de- feated them Friday in the final game of the season 28 – 20.

Stanley-Boyd’s play was consistent, as they led through most of the game, and scored once during each quarter. “They put together an almost perfect second half,” said Assistant Coach Lee LaFlamme.

The Oriole's first drive be – gan early in the first quarter, when Steve Twet intercepted an end zone pass, and downed it for the touchback.

On first and ten at their own 20, quarterback Mike Kolpien went back to pass, with the Hornets putting on a heavy rush… Faith Free Church To Use New Sanctuary Sunday Morning (photo) District One Farm Course To Be Offered at Stanley Six Taverns Change Hands During 1981 Gayle Bivans Begins Association With Soderberg Realty (photo GAYLE BIVANS) Gayle "The Muffler King" Bivans has begun a new line of work. He recently received his Wisconsin Real Estate Broker license, and will be employed by Soderberg Realty.

Mr. Bivans has lived in the Stanley-Thorp area since 1913, and has lived in Stanley since 1929. He owned a service station and auto parts store on East Maple St. for over 40 years, and was known for such slogans as “Car fail— call Gayle.”

He recently attended the Wisconsin School of Real Estate in Milwaukee, to take the courses needed for his license. He and his wife, the former Josephine Slowinski, live at 403 McKenzie Street.

50 Years Ago November 5, 1971

Scooting around Stanley with Joe (Fazendin): For the past three years we have printed and had sponsored, a TV schedule for your convenience. Six weeks ago, the sponsor questioned just how much the people were using the schedule. So we omitted it and to date, we have had only six people tell us that they used it. If it is used, (if necessary) the Republican will sponsor the schedule, but if it is not used, it will remain discontinued. So if you want it, let us know, either by a phone call or a postcard.

• • As it has always been the hazard in our trade, we never hear about something we do that you like, but let us not do something, and we sure hear about it as was the case last weekend.

Last week’s case has me quite upset (farm bureau awarded recognition to Stanley woman, appeared in County daily nine days later, local weekly chewed out for not having it).

60 Years Ago November 2, 1961 Ralph Bloom speaks in “It Says Here”: There was a great feeling of emptiness around town Thursday afternoon, after the train bearing Stanley’s Battery A pulled out for Fort Lewis. Not only in the many homes from which a loved one was missing, but also in the general pattern of life in the commu- nity… Peruvian Missionary Visits Here on Leave (Photo) MISSIONARY MACK ROBERTSON models a “cushma”, the garment worn by the Campa Indians of Peru, with whom he has been working the past ten years. The “crown hat” is also part of the Indian’s costume. Little Keith Isaacs, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Isaacs, models a child’s version of the cushma.” The Peruvian Indians raise the bottom, make their own thread and weave the material for these garments. They also make their own dye.— Staff photo.

THE PEOPLE’S VOICE Guard Wives Say “Thanks” Dear Editor: MAY WE USE this medium to express our appreciation and thanks to the many, many people of Stanley and the community, who have in so many ways shown their concern and regard toward the members of the National Guard, who recently traded their everyday uniforms for Uncle Sams’.

We want to thank the many clubs, organizations and churches for all the recognition shown, as well as all the individuals who so generously supported the “Mess Fund Drive,” those who attended the parade in honor of the men, and all the business places for closing for the hour so that the employees might be among the many who wished them well as they left Stanley, for what we sincerely hope and pray will be no more than one year…From the bottom of our hearts, we say THANK YOU!

National Guard Wives IT HAPPENED IN CADOTT – Officially cer – tified and registered as a new entity in the flower world is a breed of dahlia developed by Mr. and Mrs. John Kysilko of rural Cadott and named in honor of their daughter, June.

70 Years Ago October 25, 1951 Second Center for Immuni- zation Set for November 1 The second center for the purpose of administering the second shot of the series for the protection against diptheria, whooping cough, and tetanus will be held at the Stanley high school on November 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Boosters will be given to those who missed the first clinic. Vaccinations for small pox will be offered at this center. There were 200 present in the first center held here.

80 Years Ago October 31, 1941

VOLUME XLV NUMBER 27 BETTER FRONT ASKED OF BRITISH ARMY This Country Approaching War With Japan Is Belief. Roosevelt Speeds Armament In a speech at New York, last Saturday, President Roosevelt said that “the real and inescapable end of American foreign policy is the destruction of the Hitler menace.”

“In achieving that end,” he said, “our responsibility is really as great as the peoples who are fighting and dying for it.” This country will not shrink from its responsibility.” He attacked the people of this country who seek to lull us to a false sense of security and who tell us that we are not threatened. “This course,” the President said, “has already been rejected by this nation, because the American people are not easily fooled."…said the President,” A free people with a free press, makes up its own mind and its decision is inexorable.”

This indicates that this nation is headed straight for participation in the war…(continues) Belief prevails in high of- ficial circles that this coun try (the United States) is approaching war with Japan. The recently created cabinet is hostile to this country and is apparently looking for trouble in a way that this country cannot long ignore. Some statesmen profess to vision annexation of Japan to this country and it is believed that such a consummation would be very satisfactory to the people of Japan.

PRESIDENT MAY TAKE PRIVATE PROPERTY Wisconsin Milk Highest in 13 Years. State To Repay Teacher’s Fund Congress has passed and the President has signed a law permitting the President to requisition private property for war purposes and provides for fixing the prices to be paid later.

Meanwhile closer to home: A group of 30 men in Eau Claire have organized under the age of Alcoholics Anonymous. They are men formerly addicted to the alcohol habit, but who have reformed and are trying to assist others who have the habit.

Farmers all over the state are culling their poultry flocks and keeping their pullets to meet the prospective demand for eggs.

86 Years Ago August 16, 1935 OLD AGE PENSIONS ENGAGE LAWMAKERS New Law Permits Two Counties To Consolidate of Their Own Accord.

(By Bruce McCoy) MADISON, Aug. 12— Who shall be entitled to old age pensions?

Who shall pay for them. These two questions are among the most important which must be answered by the legislature before it adjourns. How they shall be answered seems to be almost entirely up to the state senate. But the senate’s answers will depend in large part on the new federal law… FATHER BYRNE TO VISIT HERE Father Felix A. Byrne, first pastor of St. Mary’s Church, will visit the scene of his early pastorate here on the first Sun day in September, according to announcement by Father Wallace, present pastor of the church, who will entertain him. Elaborate preparations are being made for the reception and entertainment of Father Byrne in which people of all creeds will participate.

90 years Ago October 25, 1929 VOLUME XXXIV NUMBER 24 (Hindsight is 20/20) “READ SIGNS OF THE TIMES” SAID SPEAKER AT COMMERCE MEET Supt. Paul G. W. Keller of the Eau Claire public schools warned people who are dabbling in the stock market to get out from under before the break which is sure to come in the next few months. He said that the slumps like that of this week are only minor affairs and are only a feature of the program by which the lions skin the lambs. But he said that sooner or later the market will go back to where it belongs, to a basis of legitimate values, then there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. Incidentally, Superintendent Keller gave a lot of other good advice to business men, the key note of which is “Read the signs of the times.” In other words keep awake and see what is happening in the world.

ADAMS STOCK COMPANY HERE SUNDAY NIGHT The Adams Stock Company who have been playing the Auditorium theatre at Eau Claire for the past six weeks have to vacate the theatre for Sunday, Oct. 27, on account of previous booking and they will play the auditorium at Stanley for that night. They will present that great comedy drama “Saintly Hypocrites and Honest Sinners.” It is a play that is taken from every day life and is one that pleases the young as well as the old. It is in three acts with vaudeville numbers between. It will more than please you. Don’t miss it.

KNIPFEL SAYS THE FARMING BUSINESS IS GOOD IN STATE Board Lacks Funds to Administer Juvenile Law. Members Averaged Three Laws.

Fred L. Holmes, Madison, Wis., Oct.23—Wisconsin’s agricultural industry is in as good or better position now than it has been any time since the postwar period in spite of the claim in some quarters that it is in dire straits and about to fade out of the picture,” H. M. Knipfel, member of the state department of agriculture and markets, declared at a meeting of the Wisconsin Association of Real Estate Brokers here.

120 Years Ago November 2, 1901 At Home: Memorial fund started for “martyred” President McKinley to contribute to national efforts at remembrance.

Elsewhere: Leon F Czol –

gosz is executed for the mur der of President McKinley, being given three “contacts” of electricity before being pronounced dead. Electrician Davis indicated 1700 volts of electricity was used at full voltage for seven seconds, followed by eight seconds, and finally a third draw when already dead. Body destroyed by acid poured into grave.

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127 Years Ago THE MIRROR Published by the inmates of the Minnesota State Prison Stillwater, Minnesota October 25, 1894


A Failure to Answer NO the Cause of Man’s Downfall During the last six months the above question has presented itself to my mind, I think at least not less than a hundred times a day. In cell and shop, in the yard and in the dining room, and even in the chapel, I am sorry to say, this terse, cold questions ever confronted me….Confounded thought: “Why am I here?” The answer was softly whis- pered by the breeze as it cam rustling through the golden leaves, late one autumn evening, gently passing without a pass between the solid bars into my lonely cell, it sighed: “The cause of all your woe is only this; you did not know how and when to answer NO!

Blessed be that evening breeze! I am relieved at last of the tormenting impact nd his persistent questions. But after this, the one thing I will study first and last and all the time is, how and when to say that little word NO, with a capital N, and a ring to it that shall leave no room for further argumentation.