News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, March 10, 1993

The Baldwin-Woodville wrestling team brought home the WIAA State Team Championship trophy with dual wins over Coleman and Campbellsport last Saturday. The title represents the second state championship the Baldwin-Woodville athletes have earned during the past sports season, the other coming from the football team.

Two new residential subdivisions have been proposed for the Village of Baldwin. Larry Plourde proposed a three phase residential development on Snoyenbos trust property located east of the Baldwin Cemetery and the new Mid-America Dairymen, Inc. facility. Harvey Hielkema and Reuben Doornink proposed to develop two areas on the northeast side of the village – one for multi-family units and the other for single-family residence development. The developments would be located to the east of Sixth Avenue north of Franklin Street (east) and north of the northernmost part of Hillcrest Circle.

Mary Ann Smith, 35, died as the result of a car and a B-W school bus accident. According to the report, Smith’s vehicle collided with a Baldwin-Woodville school bus driven by Harry McGee, on Cty. Rd. DD about one and one-half mile east of Hwy. 63, when the bus was in the process of backing out of a driveway after picking up a student in dense fog.

Gloria Fern presented a check for over $1,600 to Jack King, representing the local Food Pantry. The check represents the local allocation of money raised at the Crop Walk held last fall and sponsored by Church World Services.

Otis Bernard Johnson, Woodville passed away on March 1, at the age of 92 years.

Edith Vanda Espersen, died March 5 at Woodbury Health Care Center.

Dwayne K. Johnson 62, Austin, Indiana, died Saturday at Austin.

Mildred Obbink of Woodville died March 1 at Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 29 days.

Venita Mae Aamodt, 83, Spring Valley, died March 2 at the Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Minnie Krause, formerly of Knapp died March 2 at American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. She had reached the age of 100 years, 10 months and 26 days.

Lester Goetzinger of Gresham, Oregon, brother of Malcolm Goetzinger of Baldwin died March 6.

John S. Wozniak, 62, Emerald, died March 7 at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

After nearly 26 years employment as a bookkeeper at Zillmann Chev-Olds and then Jacobson, Inc., Bernice Kimberly announced her retirement last week.

Darlene Walker, Baldwin, was recognized at the recent A&W National Convention before 450 of her peers for her 30 years in business as an A&W operator.

Chad Veenendall, the 1992 state champ and 1993 runner-up is among this year’s Minnesota-Wisconsin Wrestling Classic nominations.

50 Years Ago March 14, 1968

Mrs. Anna Voskuil, a life-long resident of Baldwin, passed away at Park View Rest Home on March 7, 1968 at the age of 76 years.

The following men from St. Croix County Local Board No. 64 were inducted into the Armed Forces on March 5, 1968. Ronald Melvin Vold, Roberts; Charles Arthur Deal, No. Hudson; Stephen John Leistiko, Hudson; Ronald Paul Sittlow, Baldwin; Walter Effren Gerhardt, Baldwin; David Larry Struemke, River Falls; John Euria Simonelli, Jr., No. Hudson.

Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Anderson will observe their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Zion Lutheran Church on March 17.

Mrs. Abe Blok, a former resident of this area, passed away at Artesia, Calif., on March 10. She is the former Magdaline Hop.

Pvt. First Class Robert A. Gregerson, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Gregerson, Rt. 1, Woodville, completed an electronics specialist course March 1 at the Army Signal School, Ft. Moumouth, N.J.

Four house transactions in the Village of Baldwin have been announced. The Harold Frederick home has been sold to Elmer Thompson. The Paul Larsons of Woodville have purchased the Floyd Green home. The Ecker house in Baldwin has been sold to the Glenn Barks. The Dick Pederson home, sometimes known as the Settergren home, has been sold to the Willard Olsens.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mahoney, Woodville, a son, March 6; Mr. and Mrs. David Schultz, Glenwood City, a son, March 7.

“Spec” Nelson of Nelson’s Dairy announced on Wednesday of this week that he has sold the milk route, consisting of both retail to the homes and wholesale to the stores, to Marigold Foods, Inc.

Mrs. Eugene McCarthy, wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, will be the guest of honor at an informal benefit tea at the Coachman Supper Club on March 16. Hostesses will be Mrs. Virginnia Rodli, Baldwin; Mrs. Earl Chapin and Mrs. Gordon Fredrick, Woodville.

Open house will be held in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Radunzel on Sunday, March 17 at Chippewa Falls.

Miss Judy Lynn Ash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ash, Baldwin and Thomas Rock, son of Mrs. Freeman Rock of Hammond were married on Saturday, March 9.

75 Years Ago March 12, 1943

Mrs. J.H. Somsen passed away Friday morning, March 5, after an illness of only two days. She was 86 years old.

John Lund passed away at his home on March 4.

Mrs. Henry Wissink, mother of John and George Wissink, passed away March 4 at the age of 73 years.

The Frank Kobeska family of the Bell School District were notified by the War Department that their son, Johnny was drowned February 25 in the South Pacific.

Pvt. Charles Brathal was killed at Camp Mt. Vernon, Ill., when a boiler exploded in the mess hall.

Dr. Julius Blom, who has been in Woodville the past 18 years has accepted a position with the clinic at Eau Claire.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rider visited in Baldwin on Friday. “Hank” left Saturday for Alaska, where he will be employed on government projects.

The interior of the Christian Reformed Church north of Baldwin is being remodeled and redecorated. B.J. Somsen is doing the carpenter work and D. Wevers and W. Van Wyk the decorating.

100 Years Ago March 8, 1918

Automobiles are really beginning to make their appearance on the streets and roads around the village.

Selmer Grant left last week for Minneapolis, having enlisted in the Radio Corps.

A deal was completed Wednesday whereby Will Zeeveld and Charles Olson sold the City Garage to John Milner of Hersey and Len Getten of Minneapolis.

Arthur Holle and John Huenink returned Monday from a few days visit with the boys at Camp Grant, Ill.

S.F. Cave returned Wednesday from San Antonio, Texas, where he was called on account of the serous illness of his brother Fred.

Martin Peterson, who underwent an operation for appendicitis in the twin cities several weeks ago, returned home the first of the week.

Otis O. Wettleson has been home on an eight day furlough from the Great Lakes Training Station, Ill.

Will Zeeveld has enlisted as a mechanic in the Aviation Section, Signal Corps and leaves soon for Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Larson moved this week into the house they have purchased on Main Street.

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