News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, December 9, 1992

The Carroll and Dorothy Schneider home in Baldwin is one of the more colorfully decorated and well-lighted in the village for the holiday season.

The annual Christmas Bazaar which was held at the Baldwin Legion was a huge success. The lucky winners of the raffle prizes are: K.B. Kotts, Mary Hampton, Art Jacobson, Andrea Klanenhammer, Carol Rens, Dorothy Steneman, Nona O’Connell, Robin Johnson, Laurie Anderson, Sharon Fregine, Harriet Vrieze, Stan Redi, Thea Norvold, Becky Mikla, Elaine Rineck, Judy Jones, Duane Lones, Marcia Oswald, and Alma Smith.

1992 will go down in history as the safest year since World War II. With just one month left in the year, Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials are predicting that the year will enter the record books safest since the mid-1940s.

The Baldwin Fire Department answered several calls. On Saturday afternoon they were called to two nearby locations in the Town of Emerald. At one location both the house and barn were on fire, but both were saved and at the other location a shed was burning and was destroyed. On Monday afternoon they were called to a car accident at the intersection of USH 63 and CTH N.

Petra Tressa Randall, 92, Woodville, died Friday, November 27 at Park View Home in Woodville.

Alma Constance Knutson, 94, Beldenville, died Sunday, November 29 at the River Falls Area Hospital after a brief illness.

Bernice Stene Jacobson, 77, Cumberland, died Thursday, December 3 at Cumberland Extended Care Unit.

Keith Gregerson, president of the St Croix County Lutheran Brotherhood Branch 8652, presented a check to local Crop Walk Treasurer Steve Perry in the amount of $1,269.

Navy Seaman Recruit Matthew L. Forsythe, son of Leroy A. and Joan E. Forsythe, both of Hammond, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Pvt. 1st Class Jayson J. Griggs has been awarded the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Army’s highest non-combat proficiency award for infantrymen. Griggs is the son of Sandee McLaughlin, Baldwin and Jay Griggs, Hudson.

The Hawk wrestling team posted an impressive 56-11 win over Mondovi last Thursday and claimed the team championship at the Somerset Invitational last Saturday.

Assemblyman Al Baldus presented a plaque from the Wisconsin Assembly to Baldwin-Woodville head football coach Wade Labecki and captains of his WIAA state champion division 4 team.

50 Years Ago December 14, 1967

The following men from St. Croix County Local Board No. 64 were inducted into the Army December 7, 1969: James Michael Cornfel, Somerset, (volunteer); John Robert Berends, New Richmond; Stephen A. Majewski, Hudson and Ronald E. Phernetton, Baldwin.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, a daughter, Dec. 1. (This birth was previously reported as a son.)

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Larson, Rt. 1, Glenwood City, announce the engagement of their daughter Janet Marie to Bruce Boumeester, son of James Boumeester and the late Loretta Boumeester of Baldwin.

Herman Olson, Baldwin police chief, foiled a robbery Tuesday night when thieves attempted to break into the Aamodt Pharmacy in Baldwin. After the suspects spotted Olson, they fled and could not be located again by either Olson or Julian Burch of Hammond, who cruised the area.

NFO members from St. Croix County who will attend the National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, are Mr. and Mrs. Stan Brighton, New Richmond; Mr. and Mrs. Don Fern, Hammond; Nolan Niccum and Carl Hurtgen, Baldwin; Mrs. Henry Bazille, Emerald; Laurence Logghe and Clarence Casselius, Glenwood City; and Russel Webster, Emerald.

Seaman Recruit Craig S. Mohn, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mohn, Woodville, has graduated from nine weeks of Navy basic training at the Navel Training Center at San Diego, Calif.

75 Years Ago December 11, 1942

Miss Margaret Obbik, daughter of Mrs. Ben Hesselink, was married Friday, December 4 to Roger Nelson of Eau Claire.

Baldwin’s last year’s coach King is a member of the basketball team at Fort Sheridan, where he is stationed.

Mrs. Ellen Holman, 77, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Hope.

Two interesting letters came from servicemen to the Bulletin last week. One from Russell Schavitz in Honolulu, the other from Bud Anderson, also stationed in Hawaii.

Paul De Roy and Dean Voskuil, both of Baldwin, won 3rd place in the National demonstration contest at the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago last week.

100 Years Ago December 7, 1917

Through the efforts of Wm. Detmar, a carload of limestone was received here from Waukesha and was hauled out by several farmers to improve their land. Those hauling from the car were: Wm. Detmar, S.F. Cave, Elling Nelson, Nels Lorentzen, Henry Vrieze, Garrett Klanderman and Philip DeMaster.

Gusse Hams has accepted a position with the Mpls. Threshing Machine Co. and is now employed in Dallas, Texas.

The marriage of Miss Willemina Te Grootenhuis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Te Grootenhuis and Bernard Wevers was solemnized at the Christian Reformed Church Thursday, November 29th.

Miss Josephine Flipse and Mr. John Bosman were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Flipse, Wednesday, November 28.

Fred Cave left Monday morning for St. Paul to enlist in the Aviation Corps.

Clarence O’Lary was notified to report at Fort Leavenworth for training to fit him for 2nd Lt. in the regular Army.

Chas. Stevens has traded his 147 acres east of town for land in Texas and will leave for there soon.

John Archer is now employed at the Baldwin Cooperative Co.’s store.

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