News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, February 17, 1993

Geraldine Obbink was crowned queen and Clarence Gaustad king at the Baldwin Care Center Thursday afternoon during the Valentine Ball at the Center.

Four property transfers were approved last Tuesday evening, February 9 at a joint meeting of the Baldwin-Woodville and St. Croix Central school boards held at the high school in Hammond. The total dollar amount of property value exchanged between the two districts was $175,100 to B-W and $170,550 to SCC. Forty acres owned by Joel and Cindy Schultz were transferred into the SCC district “in exchange” for 153 acres of land owned by Ken-Rich Farms, which were transferred to B-W. Three acres owned by Tim and Karen Halvorson were transferred to SCC; and forty acres owed by Bruce and Bonnie Wendt were transferred to B-W.

Three Baldwin-Woodville School District residents have registered at the district office for consideration for appointment to the B-W Board of Education to replace Mike Bondarenko who resigned in January. The appointee will serve out the remainder of Bondarenko’s term until April of 1994. The tree district residents who have placed their names for consideration are: Barry Danielson, Tom Schumacher and Mary Susan Lohmeier.

Ted Van Wyke, passed away at his home in Eau Claire on Sunday evening, February 14.

Helen Van Someren, 86, Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 1993 at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

Airman Kyle D. Larson has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lakeland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The Baldwin-Woodville wrestling team continues to rise to the occasion. The Hawks followed the previous week’s conference championship by advancing 10 individuals to the Altoona Sectional and qualified for the team sectional at the New Richmond Regional last Saturday. Team members to advance to the WIAA Division 2 individual sectional are Tim Cormican, Ali Peterson, Jesse Neely, Chad Veenendall, Bart Kooiman, Jason Iverson, Scott Newton, Jeremy Smith, Dusty Veenendall and Matt Oehlke.

50 Years Ago February 22, 1968

Academic class rank has been completed for the 1968 graduating class of Baldwin-Woodville High School. Valedictorian is Miss Karen E. Jacobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jacobson of Woodville. Salutatorian is Miss Linda Leaf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Leaf of Woodville. Other students in the top ten are: Deborah Geurkink, Janice Hurtgen, Beth Middlekoop, Jackie Witha, Marsha Bakke, Debra Rudesill, Kathryn Somsen and Anne VandeBerg.

Miss Lynne Rudesill daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rudesill and Mr. Floyd Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Anderson of Baldwin, were married on Saturday afternoon, February 17 at the First United Presbyterian Church, Rev. W.E. Broen officiating.

Henry Rens, 85, a life-long resident of this area, passed away at the Baldwin Hospital on Sunday, February 18 after a short illness.

Edwin Marcus “Eddie” Olson, a life-long and well-known Baldwin resident passed away on Wednesday, February 14 at the Baldwin Hospital after a short illness. Eddie and his wife Bertha worked at Martinson’s Café for about 45 years.

Duane Jensen, B-W wrestler, has won his way to the State Wrestling Tournament in Madison, the first B-W wrestler to qualify for the state meet.

Orin W. Anderson, passed away in St. Paul on February 15 from injuries suffered in a car accident.

Mrs. John Bettendorf, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Peters was injured in an accident on Monday that took the life of a River Falls University student.

Two Baldwin area students, Lynn Donkersgoed and Wm. Kimberly, are on the scholastic honor list at the Eau Claire School of Vocation, Technical and Adult Education.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Garland Fregine, Baldwin a son, February 18; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ista, Baldwin, a son, February 18.

Petit Jurors for the fall term of court from this area includes Mrs. Russell Gherty, Glen Borgen Mrs. Kenneth Nygaard, R.J. Luckwaldt, Mrs. Walter Iverson, Mrs. Harry Zignego, Mrs. Lloyd Luckwaldt, Mrs. Geo. Lamson, Charles Dow, Mrs. Charles Place and Mrs. Thomas Mahoney.

75 Years Ago February 19, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klanderman arrived here recently from Tangier, Ind. Where “Walt” has been directing the high school agricultural department. He was inducted into the Army last week and is now on a few days leave before he must report to Fort Benjamin, Harrison, Ind.

Oline Kristine (Lomo) Ramberg, a pioneer Pleasant Valley resident, died on February 8.

Mrs. A.J. Spears has been appointed chairman of the St. Croix County Red Cross War Fund Drive.

The District Basketball Tournament will be held at the Baldwin High School gym starting February 25. There are no favorites, but possibly Boyceville and Prescott enter with the most impressive records. Woodville will play Downing on Friday to see which team enters the tournament.

Letters were received from P.F.C. Gerald Klanderman, somewhere in the South Pacific and O.O. “Stef” Stefanson who is now at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida.

100 Years Ago February 15, 1918

The Pine Lake Dairy Association started up their new cheese factory Saturday under very favorable circumstances. The first day they took in 1,200 lbs. of milk and the second day 1,900 lbs. The company has fifteen shareholders with an average of 10 or 12 cows each. The following are the officers: Pres., A.H. Peters; Sec., Theo. Ecker; Treas., Wm. Kalinowski.

Even Sorenson died February 7 after a lingering illness and old age at the home of his son, Martin Sorenson, Wilson, at the age of 79 years.

Mrs. Louis Conrad died Monday afternoon, February 11 at 1:20 o’clock, dropsy being the immediate cause of her death. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. V. Schroeder officiating.

The Baldwin High School basketball team played the River Falls Normal High School team at the opera house Friday night. The score was 32 to 27 in favor of the Normal High School team.

Mrs. Gust Gralow, living north of Woodville, has been seriously ill of late but is now improving.

Herbert O’Leary, who has been stationed at Washington, D.C., has been promoted to the rank of Major.

H.P. Anderson, who sold his farm in North Dakota last fall, has purchased a farm at Cedar Falls.

Martin Peterson, who recently underwent a successful operation for appendicitis, is now ill with pneumonia.

Married – Miss Gusta Severson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Severson of this place, and Roy Gardner of Hammond, were married in St. Paul, Friday, February 8. Mr. Gardner has been home on furlough from Camp Grant.

J.B. Voskuil left Monday for Grantsburg where he will have charge of a cow testing association.

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