News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, May 5, 1993

According to St. Croix County Board Chairman Richard Peterson of Baldwin, the county’s finance committee accepted a bid of $195,000 for the 1900 courthouse in Hudson.

Howard Ott, George Streeck and Patrick McCardle have been chosen to attend the sixth annual Wisconsin Administrators’ Leadership Academy, which will be held in Green Bay from July 11-16.

Karl Kotts a long-time avid golfer from Baldwin, received some very pleasant news recently He has been informed he is the winner of the national prize in the 1993 USGA’s Golfer’s Dream drawing. The prize includes an expense paid trip for two for one week to the 1993 U.S. Open, plus $1,000 in cash.

Baldwin-Woodville High School Choir Director Janet Hanson is pleased to announce that the BWHS Choirs have been chosen to perform at Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios in Florida this June.

Beth Perry, daughter of Mark and Gail Perry, was awarded the Brian Holle Scholarship at the music awards banquet Thursday evening.

Mr. John J. Kuiken, age 96, Seminole, Fla. died Monday, May 190 in Florida.

Joseph Nelson of Littleton, Colo. died Monday, May 10.

Gerald A. Baron, age 55, Chetek, Wis., died on May 3, 1993 at his home in Chetek due to illness.

Joseph Peter Van Someren, age 93, Baldwin, died on May 3, 1993 at the Baldwin Care Center.

Muriel Thoen Pressnall will celebrate her 101st birthday on June 12. Born June 12, 1892, formerly from the Town of Pleasant Valley, they lived on what is known as the Herman and David Afdahl farm near Brittons Corner south of Hammond.

50 Years Ago Thursday, May 16, 1968

The school bond issue of $995,000.00 was passed by a vote of 770 to 442. Major project will be an 18-room elementary school and remodeling of the Woodville School.

A two car crash at a town road intersection four miles northwest of Hammond last Thursday morning took the lives of two well-known Hammond ladies, Mrs. Agnes Tubman, 76 and Mrs. Art Wieberdink, 56.

The following local men were inducted into the Armed Forces on May 9: Sidney C. Anderson, Spring Valley; Terry A. Nelson, Baldwin; Roger E. Krig, Emerald; Allan W. Prinsen, Glenwood City; Grant W. Jensen, Roberts; Robert A. Knoepke, Hammond.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Welsey Johnson, Wilson, a daughter, May 8.

Mrs. Richard Neiderer, 18, was killed and her husband seriously injured in a one-car crash early Sunday morning at the intersection of I-94 and Cty. Rd. T south of Hammond.

A sweeping change in the production at the Baldwin Plant of the Twin Cities Milk Producers Association has taken place since February when the production of butter was halted and the plant began processing ice cream mix.

Technical Sergeant Jimmie D. Vail, son of Mrs. Lyle Ellefson of Baldwin, has graduated from the special training course for C-124 flight engineers at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.

Harry Wubbels, 79, a life-long resident of this community, passed away Thursday, May 9 at the Baldwin Hospital after a lingering illness.

All-American Paul Giel will be the featured speaker as B-W athletes, managers and cheerleaders are honored May 20.

75 Years Ago Friday, May 14, 1943

Henry Grotenhuis, 68, died at his home in Baldwin on Tuesday morning.

On May 9, Miss Nathelle Lee, daughter of Mrs. Emma Lee, St. Paul and Alvin Olson, son of Mrs. Bertha Olson, were united in marriage at the Baldwin Lutheran Church.

On May 9, Miss Nathelle Lee, daughter of Mrs. Emma Lee, St. Paul and Alvin Olson, son of Mrs. Bertha Olson, were united in marriage at the Baldwin Lutheran Church.

Nels Hudgahl, 79, Baldwin resident for many years, passed away at the home of his son at Detroit.

Mrs. Sam Grant passed away Wednesday p.m. at the River Falls Hospital.

George Lokken, leader of St. Croix County Selectees, and Arthur Semmons left Wednesday for the Armed Forces.

Miss Wilma DeMaster is now Third Officer in the WAACS. (This rank is equivalent to 2nd Lt. in the Army).

Wednesday morning fields and buildings were blanketed in snow. The moisture was most welcome, but the temperature registered about 34 degrees.

Carl Lokken, who has been employed at River Falls for several years is to return to Baldwin and will work in Norman’s Store, the position formerly held by his brother George.

Mrs. Velva Wilford received severe injuries to her hands when both were caught in the wringer of her washing machine.

100 Years Ago May 10, 1918

The following men from this vicinity will entrain May 25 for Camp Gant: Walker Roseberry, Anfelt Swenson, Henry Wessels, Sumner Haugen, Dana Peabody, Leonard Larson, Oscar Lee, Christ Moe, Gust Nygaard and Roy Geurkink.

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