News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, November 4, 1992

Many Hawk fans were on hand last Saturday as Baldwin-Woodville posted a 28-14 win over Maple Northwestern at Barron. The win advances the Hawks to the WIAA Division 4 semifinal game against Viroqua.

Don Somsen was presented with the Masonic Community Service award by Jeff Symes, Master of Collins Masonic Lodge in Baldwin.

Sig Arnquist was presented with a certificate of recognition for his 64 years of service to Masonry.

General Manager Mark Pendergast assumed his duties at St. Croix Electric Cooperative on November 2.

The Baldwin Fire Department was called out twice last week within the span of a couple hours to highway crashes. About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1 the Department was called to an accident scene just north of 130th Avenue along USH 63 north of Baldwin to an accident where the front end of a car was smashed off in an accident but which resulted in no serious injuries. Later that same night, at about 1:30 a.m. November 2, the department was called out to what was reported as a semi-truck crash on I-91, but it was apparently a false alarm.

St. Croix County held the line on the 1993 mill rate despite a spending increase for all county operations of nearly $4,000,000 over the total 1992 budget.

Pearl Eliza Murphy, 98. Woodville, former of Spring Valley, passed away October 28 at the Park View Home in Woodville.

Otis (Odie) L. Holdcraft passed away July 24 at his home in Hiawatha, St. Paul, Minn., following a lingering illness.

Alyce Mae Shefland, 76, Baldwin, passed away on November 1 at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

David Lester Beestman, 39 died October 23, in an accident while riding his motorcycle.

Evelyn Marie Grant, 83, Hammond, passed away October 27, at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

Norman Leonard Skresvig, 81, Woodville, died October 31 at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, where he had been a patient since October 29.

Mary Kay (Lacy) Harer, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., passed away suddenly October 24 at the age of 48.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Shane Peterson, Brooklyn Park, a daughter, October 8; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Stone, a son, October 3.

Five B-W football players were named to the Middle Border All-Conference team. They are Chris Corrigan, Craig Butler, Brian Nadeau, Chad Veenendall and Jason Sell. Honorable mention players were Ken Dykhouse, Mike Fedie, Brad Ferg and Jeff Mentink.

B-W volleyball players named to the all-conference volleyball team are Annie Boldt, honorable mention; Gwen MacFarlane; and Michele Engh, honorable mention.

50 Years Ago November 9, 1967

Laurie Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Anderson of Baldwin is a finalist in the “Make It Yourself With Tool” District Contest in the senior division.

Mr. and Mrs. Albin Anderson received a call last week from their son Charles, that he has received a promotion to Lt. Col. Anderson, a 1946 graduate of Baldwin High school, is with the Air Force, stationed in Colorado.

Danny Sittlow underwent surgery on October 31 to repair an artery in his leg which was injured in an automobile accident.

Kenneth Gregg, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gregg, is the first local hunter to bag his deer with bow and arrow.

Harold Donkersgoed, 59, son of John Donkersgoed, died suddenly at his home in St. Paul on Saturday.

Appearing in the play “Summer and Some” at the high school this week are Nancy Niccum, Dennis Lamb, Jim Afdahl, Kris Peterson, Doug Gregerson, Kathy Bertelson, Rick Griffin, DeAnn Hensley, Betty Rasmussen, Phil Somsen, Larry Phernetton, Jan Adams and Anne VandeBerg.

Duane Jensen and Doug Radunzel received all-conference first team honors with the Middle Border defensive team and also named to the second offensive team. Jerry Geurkink was named to the second defensive team.

75 Years Ago November 6, 1942

A deal was closed Saturday whereby Klass Lokhorst purchased the 120 acres north of Baldwin known as the Chris VandeZande farm.

Miss Marilyn Mason, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mason (Mrs. Mason was Tillie Van Syk) of Stanley, North Dakota, died Wednesday at the Minot Hospital.

Baldwin led the county in the sale of war bonds for October with $2,231.25 sold at the Post Office and $21,343.75 at the bank. St. Croix Co. has again gone over the top in meeting its quota of bond sales.

At a candlelight service in the Christian Reformed Church on October 28, Miss Eunice Brummels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brummels became the bride of Mr. Bernard Grotenhuis, son of Mr. Ben Grotenhuis.

Mr. Clair Wage passed away October 29 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Ervin Colbeth, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Colbeth, Hammond, passed away of pneumonia last Monday.

Mrs. Nels Olson, Rush River, passed away Wednesday, October 28, of a heart condition.

100 Years Ago November 2, 1917

St. Croix Co. did itself proud in subscribing to the Second Liberty Bond, and is to be commended for its war effort.

Norman De Mille has enlisted in the Navy and is now stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.

Mr. Nels Olson passed away at his home in Rush River last week, after a few months illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Bruaas returned last week from Minnesota and have moved onto the Peter Falck farm.

H.P. Anderson has sold his farm at Cando, North Dakota and has returned to Baldwin.

One of the best crops of wheat raised in this locality for years was reported by L.O. Wahl – 38 bushels to the acre.

The marriage of Miss Johanna Geurkink and Mr. John Van Someren was solemnized Friday, October 26 at the Christian Reformed Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brummels, who have been living in the Jennie Van Soelen house in town have now moved out to Mrs. Brummels father’s farm in the Town of Baldwin.

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