News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, January 27, 1993

A winter storm that dropped rain that turned instantly to ice on contact with roads, sidewalks and other surfaces on the ground created a traffic nightmare in St. Croix County and over a wide area of western Wisconsin and other upper center states last Wednesday, January 14.

Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital has announced the addition of Dr. Steven Stenzel, Gynecologist, to their list of out-patient clinic specialists.

Tom Joslin has started duties as Manager of Main Street Auto after sale of the business by Linda and Buddy Schumacher to the W.E. Lahr Company, a warehouse company, on Thursday, January 14.

At the Town of Pleasant Valley Caucus held January 9, the following were nominated for town offices, which will be filled at the spring election on April 6: Town Chairman: Alan Kraft; Supervisors: Tom Afdahl, Lyle Roen, James Foose and Herb Solberg; Clerk: Verla Solberg and Laura Thompson; and Treasurer: Sandy Slick.

Raymond Jacob Magsam, 85, rural Baldwin, passed away January 1, 1993 at his home.

Mona Hennessey, a teacher for 40 years, died January 9, 1993 at her home in Kensington, Berkeley, Calif., at the age of 97. Lloyd Walter Wieland, 74, Baldwin Township, passed away January 19, 1993 at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.

Sharon Kaye Pool, 46, New Richmond, passed away January 18, 1993, at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.

Melvin Henry Donkersgoed passed away on January 22, 1993 at the age of 75 years at the Baldwin Care Center.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Duane Werner of River Falls, a daughter, January 11; Mr. and Mrs. Jon Jensen, Topeka, Kansas, a daughter, January 5.

The Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawk wrestling team made short work of the Spring Valley Cardinals last Saturday, winning 70-6.

National Geography Bee finalists from Viking Middle School are David Willink, David McCormack and Jenny Nelson.

50 Years Ago February 1, 1968

The new directors of the Baldwin Boosters elected at their annual meeting last Thursday, January 25 were Fillmore Erickson, Jim Steiner and Gerald Hop. They replace W.L. Mattison, Milton Lane and Lloyd Helgeson who are retiring from the board.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Jahn attended the 15th annual Sioux Empire Farm show at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recently where they had the high sale mare of the sale over all breeds.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. James Holden, Hudson, a son, January 29.

Mrs. Ole Nelson is in the Midway Hospital with a broken hip following a fall from her wheelchair at her home. Mrs. A.L. Radke, who lives in the Deringer court, slipped on a scatter rug and fell, breaking her hip.

It has been announced recently that Wayne Kanis, 30, a Baldwin native, has purchased the Baldwin Motors Ford Agency here.

The Brownies had their investiture at the grade school Friday afternoon, January 19. Invested from troop 1207 were Pamela Seipel, Lynn Rasmussen, Lori Marson, Blythe Bjerkeset, Debra VanSomeren, and Virginia Boumeester. Invested from Troop 1208 were Karen Hudson, Kathy Pierson, Katy Sarafolean, Robin Medes and Tammy Olson.

Air Force A1C Donald G. Knipfel, son of Mary Knipfel of Hammond, recently received the Air Medal at the Phu Cat AB, Vietnam, for action in Southeast Asia.

Jerry C. Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Nelson, has enlisted in the Air Force and is now in the six week basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

75 Years Ago January 29, 1943

Mrs. John Veenendall, passed away January 24 at the age of 80 years.

Miss Ann Omsted, Home Ec teacher at the local school, and Sgt. “Richie” VandeBerg were married Saturday, January 23 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

Rev. and Mrs. H.P. Nordby and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kessenich attended the St. Paul Area Boy Scout Council. As a complete surprise to Rev. Nordby, he was awarded the Silver Beaver award, the highest honor in Scouting.

Mrs. Petra Blegan, 71, of Woodville, passed away Thursday, January 21 at the Baldwin Hospital.

Fire roared through the 125’ wooden mill of Northern Supply Co., Amery, a wholesale feed company, late Saturday afternoon, burning it to the ground. Loss was estimated at over $75,000.

Melvin Somsen, Eugene Achterhof, Earl Jacobson, Kenneth Kongshaug, John Van Someren, Jr., Donald Achterhof and Wallace Forsythe are among the latest young Baldwin men to be inducted into the Armed Forces.

An interesting letter was received from Sgt. Edward Ash, now stationed in Africa.

100 Years Ago January 25, 1918

Fire which supposedly originated in the wood box did considerable damage to the kitchen of the Arnold Fern home, two miles east of Christian Reformed Church, one evening last week.

Bennie Larson came up from Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., last Sunday morning on account of the illness of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Larson.

Fred Cave, who joined the U.S. aviation Corps as a mechanic a few months ago, and is stationed at Kelly Field Texas, has been seriously ill with pneumonia.

Mrs. John Webb, one of the oldest settlers of the Town of Baldwin, died at her home Tuesday, January 22.

A few neighbors surprised Wm. DeMaster at his home Tuesday evening in honor of his 72nd birthday.

On Friday evening, the 11th of January occurred the death of Garret Fern, after an illness of about two months. He has been living with his brother, Dick Fern, north of the village.

The Lynch block in New Richmond, a two-story brick and concrete building, was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning, together with practically all its contents.

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