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10 Years Ago July 2, 2011 Nona’s favorite from days gone by Grandma Nona Knows! Weekly Advice and so much more! Nona is on vacation this week (back in 2011), so she asked us to rerun one of her …

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10 Years Ago July 2, 2011

Nona’s favorite from days gone by Grandma Nona Knows! Weekly Advice and so much more!

Nona is on vacation this week (back in 2011), so she asked us to rerun one of her favorite gems from days gone by: Dear Nona: The other day an acquaintance told me her family lived in the Town of Roosevelt in western Taylor County instead of near Lublin. Why would anyone try to hide their Lublin connections?

Ben in Athens Ben: A couple quick items of business before we get underway.

First of all, I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but usually, when people sign their names, they make it a little more catchy than “Ben from Athens.” Maybe you could be Adventurous in Athens or Ben the Beautiful, or something like that. “Ben from Athens” just doesn’t cut it though let me guess: You eat only white bread and when you order something spicy, you mean to put salt on it.

Second, Ben, I know you’re baiting me into trouble again. The last time you called and asked me a question World War III broke out between me and the whole city of Medford. Sure, I put down rebellion almost as fast as a Medford gal throwing back smelt at the VFW buffet. But the whole experience made me uncomfortable. I still have to put on my fake mustache to go shopping in Medford so they think I’m a local.

So now you write me about a so-called acquaintance who claims they’re from the Town of Roosevelt and not from Lublin. Oh, what the heck, this won't'be'the'first'time'I'stomped'

on a hornet’s nest. There’s a little something that your “acquaintance” may not yet know, my dear Ben the Beautiful. For many years, there’s been a rift brewing between Lubliners and Rooseveltonians, as we call them. There are a few people in the Town of Roosevelt who actually have paved roads, and they felt they had achieved the same social status as Lubliners. Bad news for them: they haven’t. At church potlucks, they’re still on the third or fourth table with their crock pots, and sometimes they don’t even get to connect to the power strip.

Because of that, the Town of Roosevelt has become known for its cold dishes. The more prominent Rooseveltonians are invited to potlucks, because they can whip up good salads, but we all know that people are coming to the occasion for hot dishes. I usually give them a little room next to me, if they have something I think will compliment my meatballs.

Ben, the fact of the matter is that they don’t say they’re from Roosevelt because it’s some kind of a status symbol. They have to. It usually means that they have yet to earn their way into Lublin.

There are many people from the Town of Roosevelt who have become productive members of Lublin society. Tell your friend to give these salads a try and they, too, could earn a spot at the'first'table'at'the'next'potluck.

Fresh Broccoli Salad Ingredients

2 heads fresh broccoli 1 red onion ½ pound bacon ¾ cup raisins ¾ cup sliced almonds 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons white vine wine vinegar


Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble.

Cut the broccoli into bitesize pieces and cut the onion into thin bite-size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisings, your favorite nuts and mix well.

To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

Strawberry and Feta Salad Ingredients 1 cup slivered almonds 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ¼ cup raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 head romaine lettuce, torn 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced 1 cup crumbled feta cheese Directions

In a skillet over mediumhigh heat, cook the almonds, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.

In a bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, raspberry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil In a large bowl, toss together the roasted almonds, romaine lettuce, strawberries, and feta cheese. Cover with the dressing mixture, and toss to serve.

20 Years Ago June 28, 2001 FROM THE MAYOR’S PERSPECTIVE By David Jankoski I expect that by now most of you have read the story about the underage alcohol compliance checks done throughout Chippewa County. Stanley didn’t do very well in that of our seven businesses checked only three passed and four failed. The percentage of non-compliance was 57%, the second highest.

That meant that the bartenders or sales outlet clerks in this area failed to check the age of the person seeking to buy alcohol before selling to them… All I can say is that those failing are' lucky' there' were' not' fined' in' the' first' round' of' checks.' Several people speaking to me felt they should have been (column continues on).

16 Years Ago May 27, 2004 Class of 2004 TINA YEAGER Parents: George and Karoline Yeager, Boyd Organizations/Clubs: FFA (8-11), Drama Club (9-11) at previous school and at Stanley-Boyd FBLA (12) Forensics (12) FFA (12) Secretary of the Art Club (12).

Athletics: Basketball Cheerleading (91-12), Football Cheerleading (10-11) Track and Field (9-10) at previous school and at Stanley-Boyd, Basketball Cheerleading (12).

Academic Honors: “B” Honor Roll First Semester Other Activities/Awards: Varsity Letters in Football and Basketball Cheerleading, Jr Varsity Letter in Track, Junior Ambassador (8-10), Coaches’ Award in Cheerleading for Football. Most improved for basketball Cheerleading all in Cadott. Most Enthusiasm in spirit in Basketball Cheerleading at Stanley-Boyd. I was also a princess on the 2002-2003 Nabor Day Court.

Miscellaneous: In my spare time I like to do artistic things, such as drawing, writing, and painting. I love to go rock climbing with my friends and my future husband.

Future Plans: Attend CVTC after a semester off, get my general eds taken care of and then transfer over to UW_EC to co-major in English and Art History. I plan to get married to the love of my life next summer, in June Almost 30 Years Ago December 25, 1991 Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev announces the dissolution of the Soviet Union after measures undertaken to reform and modernize Russia’s system prove unsuccessful, with the hammer and sickle coming down from above the Kremlin. Gorbachev’s action comes in addition after it is made apparent the Soviet military will not be able to stem rising unrest in Eastern European satellites, of which three had broken away and 11 agreed to form a Commonwealth of States without Moscow at the helm.

62 Years Ago May 28, 1959 94 Seniors to receive diplomas here Friday Night (photo) Second Row (left to right: Beverly Geist, Donna Lewallen, Betty Bedell, Jackie Foster, Lois Cooley, Sharon Veeser, Betty Tomkowiak, Judy Wolfe, Patricia White, Bonnie Kolstad, Janice Berseth, Lois Schesel, Marianne Rudowski, Joan Anthony, Delores Wildenberg. Third Row (grad list continues).

66 Years Ago April 21, 1955 Page 8: Loibl-Eslinger Wedding April 12 Miss Corrine Eslinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Eslinger of Boyd, and Victor Loibl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loibl of Boyd, exchanged their wedding vows April 12 at the Sacred Heart Church in Edson. The Rev. John Pinion performed the double ring ceremony at nine-thirty a.m.

70 Years Ago June 28, 1951 Library Repair, Water Bills Up Before Council A tired city council, wearied by one of the longest regular city council meetings in some time, stumbled down the stairs from the council chambers in the city hall Tuesday night, leaving behind it an evening’s legislation that didn’t amount to a row of pins.

Chief among the topics considered was the fate of plans for restoration of the city library, which will celebrate its golden anniversary later this year. Plans to completely relight, rewire, and repaint the gloomy library ran into mild council objections when it was suggested that past appropriations might not take care of the project Appropriations for the purpose have been made regularly, but informal bids on the cost of new lights and rewiring caused some councilmen to fear that not enough money was available to do the complete job. A call for formal bids on lights and wiring was ordered by the council, however.

Game Forfeited The Stanley Junior Legion baseball team was credited with a 9-0 win over Little Chicago Sunday, when the game was forfeited by the Little Chicago club.

The game, scheduled to be played at Chapman Park, was forfeited when a full complement of Little Chicago men failed to turn up for the contest.

80 Years Ago July 4, 1941 ORIOLES DRUB HURON BY 17 to 6 SCORE, SUNDAY Local Team Gets 19 Hits For Biggest Day At Bat This Season, Play Little Club Here, Sunday The Stanley Orioles found their batting eye lasty Sunday afternoon, at Chapman Park, when they touched three Huron pitchers for 19 hits, scoring 17 runs to win by the big score of 17-5. Every member of the Oriole Team got at least one hit.

The losing pitcher was R. Baker and winning pitcher, Sharp.

(Box statistics on players) Struck out by Sharpe 3; R. Baker 3; Hartzel 1; Zubal 4.

Hits off Sharp, 12 in 9 innings; Baker 4 in 1 inning; Hartzel 6 in 2 2/3 innings; B. Zubal, 9 in 4 1/3 innings.

Sunday’s results: Little Club 6, Maple Hill 5.

Stanley 17, Huron 5.

Next Sunday’s schedule: Stanley-Little Club at Chapman Park. Cadott at Huron.

Boyd at Maple Hill.

(SIX MONTHS TO PEARL HARBOR) The State department spokesman, Under-Secretary Welles, who is acting secretary because of the illness of Secretary Cordell Hull, declared the policy of the administration upon the situation following a brief conference at the White House with President Roosevelt. Not condoning Stalin nor his Communist government in their partnership activities with Hitler, and not lessening the administration’s opposition to Stalin, his government and his policies, Mr. Welles announced that the main issue was the defeat of Hitler and his Nazi forces and policies, and that aid would be given to Russia to that end.

The local take on events overseas (an editorial) BETWEEN TWO EVILS Germany and Russia are at war, trying to destroy each other. If they should succeed it would' be' greatly' to' the' benefit'

of the world. But it is too much to expect such a result. One will triumph over the other and leave the victor in a more powerful position than he was before and a greater menace to the rest of the world than he was before.

Notwithstanding this, both England and the United States have rushed to the defense of Russia, not because either is friendly to Russia, but because both are hostile to Germany and consider her the greater danger in the world at present. While there'may'be'some'justification'

for Britain’s action in the matter we believe that President Roosevelt exceeded his powers when he pledged the support of this country to Russia. Nothing could be more inimical to the welfare of this country than the increase of Russian power in this world. Openly and avowedly communistic, Russia stands for everything that is dangerous and destructive to the welfare of this country. A military alliance with Russia creates opportunities for the very active propagandists and organization works of the Gestapo to get into the United States under cover and promote their campaign of destruction Sooner or later this country will have to meet Russia and its communist machine in a mortal conflict.'We' can' see' nothing' to'

be gained by prolonging the existence of Russia in order to destroy Germany. We are simply choosing between two evils, as between communism and Nazism there is no choice. Let Europe settle its own quarrels. Nothing is more certain than that this nation will gain strength and remain the greatest and most powerful nation, prepared to meet any threats which may eventually be made against our security by a triumphant nation in Europe.

90 Years Ago July 10, 1931 CHANGER OF PASTORS AT JUNCTION CHURCH Rev. Ladislaw Slicz of St. Joseph, Mo., has been appointed Diocesan Priest at St. Mary’s Church at the Junction. He succeeds Father Edmund, who has had charge of the parish for the last year and a half. Father Edmund, we understand, returns to Green Bay, from whence he came. He has made many friends here and his departure is generally regretted.

96 Years Ago August 15, 1924 Page 6 TAFT township locals Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. Ness on August 5, a daughter, Edith Angela.

100 Years Ago June 24, 1921 BROWN LOSES SUIT AGAINST THE RAILROAD The $75,000 damage suit brought by Roy F. Brown of this city against the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie railroad was dismissed by Judge W. F. Booth in United States District court at St. Paul Thursday on motion of the defense.

Brown was run over by a switch engine at Chippewa Falls in August 1917, and lost both his legs. In granting the dismissal motion, Judge Booth held that Brown was not a passenger but a trespasser on the road, and that the company owed him no more than ordinary care to avoid injuring him.

110 Years Ago July 1, 1911 CORRESPONDENCE Interesting Letters of Neighborhood News By Regular Correspondents BOYD Dr. Beier left Monday for Canada.

John Riplinger is on the sick list this week.

Miss Jessie Nelson spent Sunday at her home.

THORP H. LeRoy has purchased the Oscar Cornwell home, is building an addition to it and will soon move into it.

Miss Hazel Parkhill went to Stanley on Monday.

Miss Emma Furlong was a Stanley visitor on Monday.

Arthur Hudson is in Minneapolis, the guest of his brother Guy.

BROWNING’S CORNER Corn'is'fine'around'here'this'


Harvesting has begun around the Corners.

There was a light frost around the Corners Tuesday night but no damage done.

EIDSVOLD Ernest Evenson is laid up with a poisoned arm.


his farm residence.

There was an attempt made to wreck passenger train No. 2 Monday, by placing hardwood timbers on the rails, in the cut east of the river. It failed, but the timbers were badly demolished.

120 Years Ago June 29, 1901 The Weather: Tornado clouds were near us last Thursday afternoon and those who invested $2.50 in a three-year Tornado Policy appeared much more at ease than others. How about the next black cloud? Hadn’t you better call at the Citizen’s Bank and buy a little Tornado protection. It is worth its small cost every windy day. SHE IS AT BUFFALO.

Telegram Supposed to be from Missing Girl is Received at Janesville.

MISS FIFIELD IS FOUND Wires Her Father that She is in Good Health and will Return at Once.

No Explanation is given.

Janesville, Wis., June 27. [Special].-Helen' Fifield' has'

been found. Her father, Frank

E.' Fifield,' received' a' telegram'

signed by her from Buffalo, N. Y., saying: “I am safe and well. Will be home at once.” —Helen Miss' Fifield' disappeared'

from home a week ago today,

and' this' is' the' first' that' has'

been heard from her direct.

Mrs.' Fifield' was' prostrated' on'

receiving the good news.

Nothing more than the telegram has been received. Her parents now conclude that she went by boat, leaving Chicago last Thursday morning. Her parents were overjoyed with the news and the home was besieged last evening with friends congratulating them on the good news.

(Not all are so luckythough. For this reason, the FBI website maintains a listing of unsolved cases under “Kidnappings & Missing Persons” at www.fbi. gov).

Our Babe at Rest Floyd Leslie Hebbring. Born March 12, 1901. Died June 26th.

Such a little breach in the sod, So tiny to be a grave.

Oh how can I send so soon to God, The beautiful gift he gave.

Must I put you away my pet, My tender bud unblown, With the dew of the morning upon you yet, And your blossoms all unshorn. Oh baby my heart is sore, For the love that was to be, For the untired dream of love now o’er, Twixt thee, my child, and me. —Mrs. E. S. Miller

Also 120 Years Ago THE MIRROR Put out by the inmates of the Stillwater Prison Stillwater, Minnesota Motto: “It is never too late to mend” June 20, 1901 Now and then the ingenious devil (printer’s apprentice) who pies' types' in' this' office' gets'

an idea. When that occurs he hastens to impart it to others. One struck him yesterday and he came into the sanctum.

“I have been thinking of something,” said he, by way of a starter.

“Food, of course? It’ll soon be supper time.”

“No, not food—marriage.”

“Hadn’t you better wait till you grow up and get out of prison before that strikes in?” He brushed the suggestion away with the wave of his hand.

“The reason,” he commenced placidly,” why the divorce courts are so busy nowadays is because there is a woeful lack of perspective in the modern marriage.”

Here he placed his hand on his forehead and glanced furtively at the dictionary. “Everything”—he continued, “good, bad and indifferent—in the make-up of man and woman is focused to within a few feet, and the indifferent over-awes all the rest. It isn’t that the couple expect too much, but rather that they'find'out'too'much.'Now'if'I'

had my way of arranging these matters, I should—” “Here, Kid, come upstairs and pump the press,” said a printer who was passing through' the' office' with' a' form'

in his hand, and the solution of the problem of avoiding marital troubles was lost to the world forever.

127 Years Ago CHIPPEWA DAILY INDEPENDENT August 2, 1894 MISERY IN COLBURN Twelve Families Lost All Their Possessions by the Fire Are supported by Townspeople.

Supervisor Gilbert, of Colburn, who was in the city yesterday, tells a distressing story of the condition of a number of families in that town. He says that no less than twelve families of the village were' ruined' by' the' fire,' being'

stripped of everything but their lands. Homes, stock, barns and contents were in some instances wiped out, and some of the families are practically destitute. They are now being cared for by some of the more fortunate residents, but the burden is a heavy one, and there is some talk of petitioning the county board to render some assistance to these people.

Context: BRIDGE FOR COLBURN The town of Colburn is in hard straits since its bridge and dams were destroyed by the' fires' and' members' of' the'

town board have petitioned the county to pay half the expense of rebuilding the bridge. The county is expected to do this when the town concerned has first'provided'for'its'part'of'the'


The Supervisors at their meeting last night, however, passed a resolution concerning the position of the county in the premises, but conditional on' the' town' fulfilling' its' legal'