News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, July 14, 1993

A bolt of lightning that struck the 150’ tower at Baldwin Telecom, Inc., last Wednesday, July 7 resulted in a minor damage, unlike the strike that hit the tower in March of 1983. The strike hit about 4:10 p.m. last Wednesday and knocked out the company’s paging system, some phone switches and some phone “cards” or circuit board type switches are continuing to fail as a result of the strike.

Mike and Pam McCracken are hosting a grand opening July 15 and 16 at the new location of Designs for You at 730 Main Street.

A $400,000 interest-free loan with a term of 10 years from the Rural Electrification Administration has been secured for the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital expansion/remodeling project.

Cracks that were discovered in a floor beam on the underside of the deck of the left lane of the eastbound bridge of I-94 at Hudson temporarily closed that lane and created massive traffic back-ups at peak travel times.

Marilyn Joan Christiansen, 56, Cadott, passed away July 4 at her residence after a very brave two and one-half year battle with cancer.

Sister Ronald Ericksen, 75, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, Minn., who served as a dietician, died on July 29 at Assisi Heights, Rochester.

Milton Paul RowLee, 70, Glenwood City, formerly of Woodville, died July 10 at Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, Minn.

Glenn “Red” “Kisty” Bernell Kappers, age 70, Hammond, died Monday, July 5 at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

Muriel A. Penning, 76, of Shell Lake died Tuesday, July 6 at Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake.

Lucille Thorsen, Glenwood City, died July 7 at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital. She had reached the age of 68 years, two months and 11 days.

John L. Webb, 72, Baldwin, died July 11 at the Baldwin Community Hospital, where he had been a patient since July 7.

Craig Braymen joined the hospital staff as Lab Manager April 5 of this year. Craig and his wife, Bonnie, are making their home in Baldwin after living in Kansas for six years.

Two men well known to Baldwin readers recently underwent surgery to have pacemakers installed. Don DeYoung of Baldwin and Semour Rosen of St. Paul underwent the operations within an hour of each other at United Hospital in St. Paul. Both men are recovering well following the surgery to correct heart irregularities.

George Burleigh, representing Northern States Power, presented an energy conservation rebate check for over $2,000 to Barry Grant and Mark Sturtevant of Contour Plastics Inc. The business received the Star Building Award for the installation of a high efficiency process chiller to cool plastic mold injection machines, high efficiency air conditioning units, a high efficiency T-8 fluorescent lighting system and high efficiency motors on various process loads.

50 Years Ago Thursday, July 18, 1968

R.C. Riek, 70, widely known and well-liked Woodville auctioneer, passed away suddenly last Thursday in St. Paul of a heart attack as he and Mrs. Riek were shopping.

In a joint announcement today, W.F. Foss, president of Fabri Tek, Inc. and F.L. Cahill, president of Circuitron, Inc., announced the impending acquisition of Circuitron, Inc., by Fabric Tek.

Mrs. Art Holle has been a patient at the hospital in Hettinger, North Dakota, after suffering a fall and breaking her arm in two places.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wernlund, Baldwin, a daughter, July 9; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dyer, Downing, a daughter, July 11; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Rognholt, Baldwin, a daughter, July 11; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stone, Baldwin, a daughter, July 13.

Three recent additions to the hospital fund drive staff are Wallace Voskuil, drive vice chairman; L.J. Snoeyenbos, campaign treasurer; and Perk Gregerson, general solicitation chairman.

The Guild of the Baldwin Community Hospital has pledged $10,000 for the hospital expansion and renovation.

Two men were captured here last Friday after they attempted to sell an expensive movie projector for $10. One man was detained by Police Chief Herman Olson and the other escaped, only to be captured several hours later after a manhunt by police and an airplane spotter.

John H. Langford, a graduate of Menomonie High School and the University of Wisconsin, began work at Aamodt Pharmacy Monday, replacing Bob Wall who will attend law school in the fall.

75 Years Ago Friday, July 16, 1943

Henry H. Doornink passed away at his home here in the Village on Tuesday, June 13.

Seven men from St. Croix County have joined the Armed Forces, among them Harland Dale Nelson of Baldwin.

Miss Maxine Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O. Olson of Hudson and First Lt. Howard Hermanson, U.S. Army Air Corps, son of Mrs. Henry Hermanson, Elmwood, were married Wednesday, June 30.

Paul Deneen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Deneen was married May 27 to Maria Tressa Blanco of Corto Rico, Panama. Paul is foreman of a large road construction crew there, Mrs. Deneen is employed by the government.

Baard Johnson, born in Norway in 1862, passed away at his home in the Village Friday morning, July 9.

Mrs. Gilbert Fredrick of the Town of Warren was injured when she got her right hand caught in a pulley while unloading hay.

Neal Helders, who resides northeast of Baldwin, had his right arm broken and was badly shaken up when his team ran away Wednesday afternoon.

A very pretty wedding took place at the Wm. Somsen home in Woodville Monday evening, June 12 at 9 p.m. when Miss Sally Forman of Chicago was united in marriage to Ray Somsen, Woodville.

100 Years Ago July 12, 1918

Among the 37 men who left Tuesday, July 16 for Columbus Barracks, Ohio, are Walter Snoeyenbos, Walter Locke, Oscar Hanson and Herman Somsen.

A party was held at L. Hull’s Friday night for his son Lewis, who left Saturday for Columbus Barracks.

C.J. VandeBerg was in St. Paul Tuesday where he has accepted a position as fireman with the C. St. P. M. & O. Ry. He will take up his new line of work the latter part of this month.

Carl Wingen of Elk Mound visited relatives here Saturday, then left Monday morning for Great Lakes Training station.

Geo. VandeBerg had the misfortune to break his right arm while cranking an auto.

While Martin Peterson was returning home from Hudson Friday evening, one of the bolts in the steering gear of the auto came loose and the machine, with a load of seven people, was thrown into the ditch. The windshield of the auto was broken and fortunately no one was injured.

S.F. Cave came from Fruithurst, Ala. Last week and will take charge of the Baldwin Co-operative Co.

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