News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, February 10, 1993

New members of the National Honor Society include Sally Larson, Annie Boldt, Renee Jensen, Jenny Sell, Craig Butler, Abe Heebink, Corey Stein and Jason Nygaard.

After nearly 35 years as a Baldwin Main Street businessman and pharmacist, Lyle Rasmussen retired in September of last year and sold Rasmussen Village Pharmacy to his son Dane, who is also a pharmacist.

Baldwin-Woodville school board president Ken Graf presented Mike Bondarenko with a commemorative plaque during the regular monthly meeting Monday evening, February 8. Bondarenko resigned from the board last month and the plaque expressed the board’s appreciation for his eleven years of service to Baldwin-Woodville.

A report of a suicidal man at the Baldwin Motel about 3 p.m. February 8 prompted a show of force by Baldwin Police and St. Croix Count Sheriff’s deputies as a precaution in the event the man was armed, according to Baldwin Police Officer Roger Campbell. Campbell said the man turned out not to be armed and was taken into custody without incident and transported to a secure facility in Eau Claire for observation.

At a waiver hearing held February 5 at Hudson, a 17-year-old Woodville girl was waived into adult court to face possible charges in connection with an incident last month when she allegedly threatened her husband, according to St. Croix District Attorney Erick Johnson. Johnson said that Laurie Branstad had not been charged in a criminal complaint as of February 9, but he is investigating a range of options regarding charges.

Margaret E. Johnson, 99, San Antonio, Texas, died January 21, 1993.

Signe Elizabeth Haugfos, 92, Hammond, died January 31, 1993 at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wally Cassellius, a son, January 25.

Hawk wrestlers claim Middle Border title with seven champions. Chad Veenendall four time champ and Outstanding Wrestler; Ali Peterson and Jason Iverson repeat champions.

The St. Croix Central Panther wrestling team claimed four individual championships and the team title enroute to winning the Dunn-St. Croix conference championship.

50 Years Ago February 15, 1968

The following men from St. Croix County Local Board No. 64 were inducted into the Army on February 8, 1968: Terrance Michael Hawkins, Hammond; Barry Jo Sittlow, Baldwin; George Harold Yates, Hammond; Stephen Scott Anderson, Stillwater.

The Blackhawks put together their finest game of the season last Friday night as they stopped Glenwood City’s unbeaten string at 15 with a 63-62 victory on Lokken’s field goal with four seconds remaining in the game.

A business transaction took place this week that brings an end to the business career of Baldwin’s oldest businessman in terms of continuous years in business. Emil Martinson has sold his café and tavern business to Bob and Jim Niccum of Baldwin. Martinson bought the business in 1919 from Louis Wigen.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Anderson, St. Paul, a son, February 8.

Orin Ylvisaker is a patient in Midway Hospital in St. Paul suffering from a painful ankle injury which occurred Sunday evening when he was kicked by a cow at his farm southwest of Baldwin.

Orin Anderson, 64, father of Mrs. Mike Geurkink, Kenneth Anderson of Chicago, Mrs. Ronald Miller of Roberts, and Shirley Anderson of Hudson, is in a coma and in critical condition in St. John’s Hospital, St. Paul, following an automobile accident last Friday.

The first, last and only fish caught in the Central St. Croix Rod and Gun Club was shown being held by John Matson of St. Paul. Big prize winner in the drawing was Wilbert Landaal who won a 12 foot Mirro Craft boat. Other prize winners were Jeff Freitag, Dorothy Zillmer, Gerald Peterson and Clifford Current.

75 Years Ago February 5 & 12, 1943

Miss Stella Hendrickson, County Supervising teacher, Mr. Niccum, Agriculture Instructor and Miss Hilda Kassen,Woodville teacher are appearing over WEAU with Mrs. Mabel Kappers Tuesday. Discussion will be “Food Production and the School.”

Mrs. Marie Finvld passed away January 22. She has made her home for many years with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Behm.

Ensign John Christianson (former St. Croix Co. Agent) has been home on furlough. He leaves next week for a Navy base at Memphis, Tenn. He will serve as an instructor in the Aviation Ground Dept.

Mrs. Bernice Zillmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zillmer, and Eugene Achterhof, son of Mrs. Hattie Achterhof, were married Monday at So. St. Paul.

Antoinette Jongeneel, 60, a former Baldwin resident, passed away at Madison last Thursday of a heart ailment.

The Baldwin high school basketball team won its last home game of the season Tuesday night, when they defeated Glenwood City, 14-11. Both teams had a decidedly “off-night.” Baldwin’s lineup consisted of Peterson, Vande Berg, Berggren, Larson, Wynveen and Snyder.

T/Sgt. “Bud” Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.R. Anderson is hone on furlough. He leaves in 10 days for officers training camp at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Fred Sabby, 46, passed away on Tuesday, February 9 at Wisconsin General Hospital at Madison of a heart ailment.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Carlson suffered a severe loss last Friday night about 2:30 in the morning when their chicken coop and 300 hens were lost by fire.

Tonnes A. Johnson, 28, Martell, passed away at Glen Lake Sanitorium in Minneapolis January 1, 1943, after 16 months of illness.

100 Years Ago February 8, 1918

Miss Lena Wright and Maurice Snoeyenbos sprung a surprise on their friends here when they were quietly married at the home of Rev. J.H. Black, Wednesday, February 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kotts of Ypsilanti, N.D., surprised their friends when they announced Tuesday morning that they have been secretly married since December 29.

A telegram was received here Tuesday evening form San Antonio, Texas, which stated that Fred Cave is again seriously ill with pneumonia.

Louis Wigen, Jr. is now employed with the Jewell Tea Co., headquartered at Ladysmith.

Leonard Wahl has gone to Watertown, S.D., where he is employed.

Word was received here that Co. “C,” The Hudson company to which many Baldwin boys belong, was included in a detachment of troops which left for the Atlantic coast last Sunday afternoon.

Conrad Olson, who has been quite ill with measles at Camp Grant, Ill., returned home last week to recuperate.

The basketball game at the opera house Friday evening, between Elmwood and Baldwin High School teams was won by the visitors, 44-14.

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