News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, December 16, 1992

Village of Baldwin parks, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Baldwin Fire Department, Baldwin Ambulance Service and Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital are among the organizations that will benefit under the terms of the will of Ellen Hemness and the dissolution of the Irwin Hemness trust. According to attorney Tom McCormack the following amounts are “rough” estimates: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, $60,000; Baldwin Fire Department, $50,000; Baldwin Ambulance Services, $50,000; Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital, $50,000; American Cancer Society, Wisconsin Division, $50,000; American Heart Association of Wisconsin, $50,000. In addition to the amounts listed above the following amounts will be distributed from the Irwin Hemness Trust: Gethsemane Lutheran Church $60,000; Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital, $60,000; Village of Baldwin for civic improvements in parks and/or playgrounds, $60,000.

Mary Ellen Bol has been hired as the site manager for Ramsey Clinic-Baldwin.

Sean Griffin and Nicholas Mosing presented a check to Deb Mattison to go toward the “Gifts for Children” program. The donation was part of the proceeds from the Christmas wreath sale. The boys were the top salesmen from Cub Scout Park 110.

Mabel Inez Sather, 82, a lifelong resident of Wilson passed away December 8 while a resident of Park View Home in Woodville.

Robert Carl Trapp, 88, Woodville, died December 3 at the Park View Home in Woodville, where he had been a resident since February.

Vernon E. Knutson, 68, Spring Valley, died December 8 at Ramsey Hospital in St. Paul from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Mark Doornink, Baldwin, won first place awards in the high moisture corn and corn silage division and also served as a judge at the 17th Annual Crops Show Contest at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Oct. 27.

On December 12 Doug Rudesill bowled a 300 game at Bol’s Lanes. Doug’s average is a 187.

A prize-winning plaque was recently received for the B-W seniors of 1993. The plaque is engraved with “Homecoming Winners 1992-Class of ’93. During homecoming week all classes donated money to the March of Dimes, but the seniors won the distinction of being the winner with a collection of $521.40.

50 Years Ago December 21, 1967

Cy’s Place in the Village of Baldwin has been sold recently by Cy Sittlow to Douglas O’Keefe who took over operation of the tavern on December 18. Sittlow, who bought the tavern in February, 1966, from Rose Moline, will assume the duties of manager of St. Croix Valley Dairies at Glenwood City.

Mike Veenendall, who spent last year near Saigon in Vietnam has been discharged from the Army and arrived home last Wednesday.

Ted Myren, St. Croix County Work Unit Conservationist, was honored recently for his outstanding work with youth and adults of St. Croix County in the area of Soil and Water Conservation.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Van Someren, a daughter, December 16; Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeYoung, a daughter, December 18.

Army Pvt. Gary G. Helgeson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Helgeson, Woodville, has completed nine weeks advanced infantry training at Ft. Polk, LA.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kersten of Roberts announce the engagement of their daughter Carol Jean to Mr. Willard Zevenbergen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornie Zevenbergen.

The following officers were elected for the coming year at the annual meeting of the St. Croix County Democratic Party: Leo Mohn, Woodville, chairman; Elmer Schaffner, vice chairman; Edward Germain, Somerset, vice chairman; Mrs. Diane Wynveen, chairwoman; John Hanley, Hudson, treasurer; John Hill, River Falls, secretary; Marvin Boardson, Hammond, sergeant at arms.

75 Years Ago December 18, 1942

Leon “Heine” Cave, a veteran of World War I has just received word that his application for enlistment in the Air Corps has been accepted.

Cpt. Joseph TeHennepe is organist at the Post Chapel at Harlingen Army Gunnery School, Texas.

Miss Maguhild Ordal, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Z.J. Ordal, River Falls, was married December 5th to Lt. Harold Fink, son of Mrs. R.S. Fink of New London, Minn.

A practice blackout of all of St. Croix County is scheduled for this Thursday evening, December 17 from 9 to 9:15 p.m.

Two Baldwin men who have been working on the Alaskan Highway, Bill Neiderer and Bill Slater, arrived home this Wednesday. Last Saturday they visited “Pat” Heebink, now stationed in B.C., Canada.

Baldwin’s high school basketball team, Peterson, Moulton, VandeBerg, Swenby, Berggren and Larson, dropped its 5th straight game at Hammond, 22-19; then won their first game of the year at Roberts Tuesday night, 35-23.

100 Years Ago December 14, 1917

Mrs. Wm. H. Gross, Sr., at the age of 67, died at her home in Knapp December 5th.

Postmaster A.J. Kealy of Hudson passed away at his home very suddenly. Death was caused by high blood pressure.

The first game of basketball was staged at the opera house last Friday evening when the Spring Valley high school and the local high school played, our team winning 58-20.

Wm. Van Wyk sold ½ acre of land in the southeast corner of Sec. 1, Hammond, to Pine Lake Dairy Association.

Wm. Ferg’s granary and hen house, which were combined, burned to the ground Saturday afternoon. He had an oil burner going in the chicken house, because of the intense cold, and it is presumed that it was the cause of the fire.

Lloyd Wilford, who has been teaching the past year at Lewiston, Montana, left Friday for Minneapolis, where he enlisted in the Navy Radio Corps.

Oscar Lee, who has been employed at Beloit the past months, returned to Baldwin Monday afternoon.

Henry Tousley of Spring Valley left Tuesday for St. Paul, where he enlisted.

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