News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, May 19, 1993

Jim Rens received the Community Citizenship Award from the Masons of Collins Lodge in Baldwin for his years of service as the chairman of the Baldwin Ambulance Service and to other local organizations.

Work started last week on replacing an often leaking water main along Sixth Avenue under the railroad tracks.

Luella Snoeyenbos, 87, of Baldwin, died Monday, May 17 at the Baldwin Care Center.

Mr. Joe M. Nelson, age 78, Denver, Colo. died May 10.

Stephanie Lynn Haugen, age 23, Roseville, Minn., died suddenly May 11 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Mr. John J. Kuiken, age 96, Seminole, Florida, died May 9.

Pastor Leonard Hoffmann will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Ministry at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary commencement ceremonies, May 23.

Members of Collins Lodge receiving recognition for their years of service to the Masonic Fraternity include Sigfied Arnquist, 65 years, Ray Abrahamson, 63 years, Seymour Rosen, 45 years, Duane Herald, 40 years, Karl Kotts, 60 years, Lawrence DeYoung, 55 years, Herb Turner and John Christianson, 50 years, Wayne Karnes, 40 years, and Andrew Tubbs, 25 years.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Rick Roquette, St. Louis Park, Minn., a daughter, April 27.

George Burleigh representing Northern States Power, presented Baldwin-Woodville area Schools Superintendent Duane Lones with a NSP Star Building plague and a rebate check for $8,500. The award and check come following the installation of an energy efficient lighting system in the three school buildings during the recent remodeling project.

Viking Middle School students raised over $10,000 in pledges for the Syttende Mai Run. The money will be put toward purchasing blacktop for the playground area at Viking.

50 Years Ago Thursday, May 23, 1968

Funeral services for Russell Vandenberg, 45, son of Mrs. Jennie Vandenberg of Park View Home and the brother of Vernon and Orval Vandenberg, was held on Monday at Great Falls, Montana, following his death in a boating accident.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Russell TeGrootenhuis, Baldwin, a daughter, May 15; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Forham, Baldwin, a son, May 17; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Snyder, Wilson, a son, May 21.

Minard (Shorty) Preston, 61, a long-time resident of this area passed away at his home at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning of an apparent heart attack.

Henry E. Anderson, 76, who farmed in the Pleasant Valley area for nearly fifty years, passed away at the City Hospital in River Falls, May 16.

Miss Rose Ring, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ring of Hammond will be one of the graduates of Stout State University at Menomonie on Friday, May 31.

Area students who will graduate on Sunday, May 26 will be the following from this area: Mrs. Mary Anderson, Marcia Kay Bosman, Richard David Zignego, Jeffrey Symes, and John Clifford Torgerson.

The B-W female track stars did it again last week when they dominated the Menomonie sectional track meet as seven girls earned trips to Madison. They are: Cathy Witha, Karen Gregerson, Jackie Witha, Billy Webb, Beth Serier, Joan VandeBerg and Nancy Niccum. Also competing were: Sue Thompson, Margie Webb, Sharon Olson, Marlene TeGrootenhuis and Beth Reid.

75 Years Ago Friday, May 21, 1943

A graduating class of 25 will hold commencement exercises Wednesday evening. Maxine Huenink will give the valedictory address and Lucille Kongshaug the salutatory address.

Henry Grotenhuis passed away at his home here Tuesday, May 11, at the age of 68 years.

Edwin Erickson’s celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Sunday at the Woodside Church.

Miss Althea Erickson, daughter of Edwin Erickson’s and Vincent Wood, son of the C.C. Wood’s, Elmwood, were married May 17 at the Woodside Church.

Lt. Myron DeSmith was recently married to Miss Ann Danielson, former superintendent of the Baldwin hospital.

Mrs. OA. Swenby and daughter Kathryn left Wednesday for Manhatan, Kan. Kathryn will be married to Cpl. Amos Peterson, now stationed at Fort Riley.

Miss Mary Mikla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mikla became the bride of Pfc. Robert Graushari of Camp Chaffee, Ark. On Tuesday, May 11 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Erin.

100 Years Ago May 17, 1918

Gene Swenumson has been very ill the past week with pneumonia, but is now on the road to recovery.

Ira Pundy had the misfortune to break a bone in his arm Monday morning, while cranking their Ford car.

A large group of people gathered at the Christian Reformed Church Wednesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of their church.

M.A. Wilfort and Chas. J. Olson, who have been running the Baldwin garage near the depot have dissolved partnership by mutual agreement.

Word has been received here from Camp Grant that H.O. Dahl, Clarence Johnson and Clifford Moberg have been transferred to 3231st Field Artillery, Battery E, and are now at Sparta.

The following young people graduated from Baldwin High School May 24: Marion Geurkink, Mabel Lund, Ralph Peterson, Esther Sabby, Fred Peterson, Myrtel Olson, Lester Landaal, Deloy Wieberdink, Angeline Simmelink, Mary Somsen, Adeline Lund, Elliot Nelson, Engle Hanson and Agnes O’Neil.

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