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A LOOK Back FROM THE FILES OF THE STANLEY REPUBLICAN COMPILED BY JOSEPH BACK 10 Years Ago October 20, 2011 Combined library would carry an initial price tag Group hears report on merging facilities …

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10 Years Ago October 20, 2011

Combined library would carry an initial price tag Group hears report on merging facilities More than 20 people attended an informal meeting on October 5th when the S-B Schools and Community Library Study Committee met to hear reports from the three subcommittees have been working on space utilization, personnel and collections issues if the current library were to move to the high school.

Library proposal does have opposition It’s clear that there are some people not in favor of the city of Stanley moving its library to the Stanley-Boyd School District facility.

Some members of the D. R. Moon Library Board and library employees have let it be known that they don’t feel sharing the library with the school district is a good idea.

Library board member Lori Cooley addressed the Stanley City Council Monday night during the public comment period….She said, most notably, that the plan is unfair to the current library employees and director Susan Anderson.

Local schools see drop in state aid The Department of Public Instruction’s general aid certification, released today, showed that 97 percent of the state’s public school districts (411 of 424) will received less school aid for the 2011-12 school year than they did in the previous year. The median decrease in aid for districts was 9.98 percent.

20 Years Ago October 18, 2001 Orioles Beat Macks, 36 – 6; S-BHS Takes On Railroaders Tonight S-BHS Football Team 4 – 2 in Large Cloverbelt, 5-3 Overall (Photos of Brian Wirth, Chad Ryba, Ryan McQuillan, and Tom Smith in action).

AS I See It! By Joe (Fazendin) Last week there was an article in The Republican about the Postal Service announcing that they have applied for a three cent increase in the first class postage. Of course, that means that all other classes of postage will also increase.

As many of you who go to the post office know, this Co lumbus Day observance also indicated something new, no lock box service.

The postal service is having a difficult time since the use of e-mail took over on the internet. They have been trying to find a way to charge people for the use of e-mail, but as yet have not found a way to do it.

I am not a great user of the internet, as many of you who ask me questions that must be followed up by an e-mail on my part know. I prefer the use of the phone, but that takes two people with the same time free to get the message. Normally, with the phone one gets an answering machine which I truly hate. At least the use of e-mail does get a message to someone quickly, and doesn’t cost what will soon be 37 cents.

I am a strong believer in cutting Saturday service to save the postal service money. Raising rates with such bad service only causes more people to leave the postal service for alternative methods to send their message out.

30 Years Ago October 3, 1991

Orioles Take Over 1st Place In LCC With 20 – 0 Win Over N-G Gridders To Have a Week Off Before Heading To Cadott The Oriole’s chalked up their third conference win and fourth straight victory Friday, with a 20 – 0 win over the Neillsville-Granton WarDogs.

The game marked the second shutout in a row for the Orioles who took over first place in the conference.

Senior quarterback, Ryan Winkler, threw passes for two of the Oriole touchdowns, the first passing scores since the Bloomer game. He also com- pleted the Orioles first 2-point conversion of the season, when he found Bob Brenner in the end zone.

Of the game Coach Brinker said, "I felt after the first quar ter they defensed extremely well. Offensively, in the first half we made too many mistakes that hurt the play calling, and we couldn’t up the plays because of it.” He went on to say that,” the second half was by far the best half of football we have played. Both offensively and defensively, and the special teams, played excellent ball.”

Football Without The Sound Enjoyed By WSD Quarterback To many people the idea of a deaf quarterback is a bit of a stretch. However, they obviously haven’t heard about Travis Kuehni.

The 6 ft., 185# senior is the quarterback, and incidnetally also the Homecoming King this year, at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delevan.

(Story with interview in the September 22 issue of “The Walworth County Weekly”) 40 Years Ago October 8, 1981 S-B Gridmen Lose Heartbreaker In Final Minute To Neillsville Orioles Play Nekoosa Here in 7:30 p.m. Game Friday The Stanley-Boyd grid men came within a minute of winning their first football game Friday, but a last-minute effort by the Warriors let them squeak by the Orioles, 16 – 14.

Neillsville had jumped to a 3 – 0 lead, but the Orioles snatched it during the second quarter, and had maintained the lead throughout the game.

The Warriors started their winning drive with about three minutes left, and a roughing the passer penalty on a fourth down incompletion gave Neillsville first-and-ten in Ori ole Territory.

Six plays later, Doug Oldham tossed the ball into the arms of Jim Carney, who waited in the left corner of the end zone for the winning TD.

50 Years Ago October 14, 1971 Dress Code Is Discussed by S-B School Board The responsibility of the parents in seeing that their child wears clothing appropriate for school was brought out at the regular school board meeting Tuesday evening.

At the present time, there is no definite code regarding what a student may wear to classes. All types are permitted, including slacks.

However, some styles of clothing are not in good taste and it is up to the individual parent to see that their child is dressed in a manner befitting a student.

60 Years Ago October 12, 1961

Guards Report for Active Duty Sunday MEMBERS OF Stanley’s Battery A, 121st Field Artillery, will go on full-time duty as members of Uncle Sam’s army Sunday, along with some 10,000 other members of Wisconsin’s 32nd “Red Arrow” division.

The men will report to the armory at eight o’clock Sunday morning ready for duty.

STANLEY COMPANY HONORS MEN LEAVING WITH 32nd A FAREWELL party was sponsored by The Stanley Company at the city auditorium Saturday night, in honor of 16 employees who are leaving for the service.

Some of the men are reserves, some have enlisted, but most are with the National Guard.

THE GROUP reported an enjoyable evening, with dancing, entertainment and refreshments. Short farewells were said by each of the members leaving.

The committee in charge of the party thanked the City of Stanley, the Stanley Co. and the employees for their cooperation, and wished all the boys leaving good luck and a speedy return.

70 Years Ago October 11, 1951 ORANGE AND BLACK Can Students Help to Govern?

By Marlene Eslinger Recently the proposition of introducing a student council into Stanley High School was proposed. The idea of student participation was very aptly presented by student leaders to the student assembly.

A panel of students consisting of Arlene Anderson, Joan Svoma, Peggy Huls, Tom Long, and Merton Cooney discussed the various angles of the proposition. Marge Gibbs, serving as chairman, introduced each speaker.

A student council serves as a means of bringing closer cooperation between the various student organizations as well as harmonizing the efforts of the faculty and the student body. Both students and teachers are members and no action is taken without faculty advice and sanction.

A prospective constitution has been introduced for consideration, and if accepted, will become the basis for operation of a student government. Each class will have three representatives on the council and from there the executive members of the council will be chosen. There will be also a faculty advisor who will meet with the group in all sessions.

One of the greatest benefits to be derived from such council would be the opportunity for students to make suggestions for the regulation of student life and aid in governing these activities.

If each of the four classes decides to accept the constitution it will go into effect and the classes will select their candidates for office. There are many problems which await action by the Student Council: Homecoming Activities, regulation of corridor traffic, clothing drive for refu gees, assembly programs and a host of other items.

It will be interesting to see how this student experiment with democracy will work out in practice.

80 Years Ago October 10, 1941 STANLEY TO HAVE MOTOR COP The City Council took action Tuesday evening to install motorized police service in the city to restrain speeding on the arterial streets. The recent collision of a city truck with a motor car called attention to the fact that motorists are dis- regarding the traffic rules in the city and that action must be taken to correct the situation. All violators of the speed rules will be severely dealt with. The new service will be installed about the first of next month.

CAR AND TRUCK COLLIDE A city truck driven by Carl Theirl and William Bann was struck near the corner of Emery St. and Fifth Avenue by a car carrying school children from the country. The truck was turned completely over. The truck men were pinned underneath the truck and Mr. Bann was quite seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Thierl was slightly bruised. The inmates of the other car escaped uninjured.

NEW PASTOR COMING TO THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Young Minister of Excellent Antecedents To Serve The Local Church As Pastor.

The pulpit of the Presbyterian church in this city which has been vacant for several months, since the death of Rev. E. S. Genung, has finally been supplied by the engagement of Rev. Wilbur B. Allen. He comes to his charge from Radisson, where he has been located since 1936, in charge of churches at Radisson, Cou- deray and Whitefish. The lat ter is on Court Oreilles Indian reservation of the Chippewa Indians…the local church members feel that they are fortunate to have secured his services.

92 Years Ago (Black Thursday approaches at New York) October 11, 1929 STANLEY MEN PURCHASE NEWSPAPER AT BOYD H. W. Brochtrup and Henry Johnson, both employees of the Republican for several years, announce that they have purchased the plant and good will of the Boyd Transcript, a newspaper published at Boyd. Both are printers of long experience and are capable of giving Boyd an excellent newspaper.

HENKE – SCHNEIDER ON Tuesday morning at seven o’clock at St. Mary’s church, occurred the marriage of Matilda, daughter of Mrs. Anna Henke and George D., son of Lorenz Schneider. The bride wore an ensemble suit of dark brown, transparent velvet, with a silk lace blouse. She wore a hat and shoes to match her suit and carried an arm bouquet of pink and yellow roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by her sister Martha Henke, who was gowned in cocoa brown satin-faced crepe with hat and shoes to match and she wore a corsage bouquet of yellow roses and swansonia. Ed Schneider, brother of the groom, was best man.

Following the ceremony, a three course breakfast was served to immediate relatives at the home of the bride’s mother. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider left immediately for a trip through Minnesota and Dakota, and upon their return, will reside in this city. The groom owns and operates a garage in Boyd.

The bride who has spent many years here has a charming personality and is beloved of a large circle of friends and admirers who wish her every happiness.

SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY TO BE HELD AT BLOOMER SUNDAY Local Church People to Participate, Later Rally to be Held Here This Fall.

A County Sunday school rally under the auspices of the Chippewa County Council of Christian Education is to be held at the United Brethren Church in Bloomer next Sunday. Following is the program: 2:00 Prelude 2:05 Prayer and Song 2:15 Expressional organization of the Church School.— Mrs. Paul Raihle.

2:35 Devotions—Rev. Blish 2:45 Address: “The Three Cornerstones,”—Rev. E. A. Finn 3:10 Open Forum.

3:15 Offering for County work 3:20 Musical Selections 3:30 “Teacher Visitation”— Rev. J. H. Abbott 3:40 Resolutions, recommendations and Benediction.

4:05 Meeting of Executive Council.

(Resolutions continue) 110 Years Ago October 14, 1911 FATHER BYRNE RETURNS Rev. Felix A. Byrne former beloved pastor of St. Mary’s Church here but of late attached to the Apostolic Mission House at Washington, D. C. And at present doing missionary work in Pennsylvania, will return to Wisconsin about Nov. 1 as Apostolic Missionary at Large for the La Crosse Diocese. Herewith is published the Bishop’s letter of appointment under date of January 27 last which has not heretofore been published.

LaCrosse, Wis, Jan. 27, 1911.

Dear Father Byrne: You are hereby appointed missionary at large for the Diocese of La Crosse and are granted all the faculties generally given to missionaries. God bless your work.

Truly yours, James Schwebach, Bishop.

Father Byrne will have associated with him in this Apostolate, Father P. D. Hayden, another graduate of the Mission. House at Washington, D. C. They will be at the call of all the priests in this diocese for mission purposes. Father Byrne will begin his work with forty hours devotion at St. James Church LaCrosse on Nov. 5 and will follow with a two-weeks mission at St. Patrick’s in Eau Claire.

THE FLOOD AT EAU CLAIRE The high water at Eau Claire took out the old North Western Lbr. Co. dam in the Eau Claire River last Saturday morning and the remains of the old linen mill dam were dynamited to prevent ravages by the diverted current along the river banks. The Lumber Company’s dam was one of the land marks at Eau Claire and the lowering of the water about this very materially mars the beauty of the landscape along the river for a considerable distance.