News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, July 21, 1993

Vying for the title of ‘Fairest of the Fair’ are Peggy Fuerstenberg of Roberts, Cindy Croes of Deer Park, Sheri Guski of Hammond and AnDee Cowles of Roberts.

The Baldwin Village Board agreed to sell four acres of land, with an option on two additional acres, in the industrial Park to Donaldson Co. The land would be sold for $11,000 per acre with no cost for sewer or water expansion to be incurred by the village. The board also agreed to purchase the former Corner Store property if the terms of sale they extended are approved. The village offer is for $117,500. The specific use of the building has not been discussed in detail.

Dora Sophia Robole, 84, Woodville, died July 2 at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

Glenn H. Snoeyenbos, 70, Amherst, Mass., died Thursday at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Elva McGee, Glenwood City, died July 14 at Glenhaven Nursing Home.

Willie Larson, 91, of St. Paul died June 24 at St. Paul’s Church Home.

The American Legion Auxiliary installation of officers for the 1993-94 was held June 17. Officers are Jean Veenendall, president; Beverly Jacobson, vice president; Marcia Ivy, secretary; Pat Nygaard, treasurer; Grace Lokken, Poppy and Membership chairman; Marjorie Van Someren, Chaplain; Viola Gomer, historian; and Audrey Goossen, Sgt. at Arms.

In their final game of the regular baseball season the Baldwin-Woodville baseball team defeated Durand 7-6 on the strength of a two-run Mike Fedie homerun in the bottom of the seventh. B-W Coach Wade Labecki said the Hawks played “real well.”

Nancy Simmon has undertaken the task of coordinating a community relief effort for flood victims in Des Moines, Iowa through her position at WIXK. Shefland Trucking has donated the use of a semi trailer to haul bottled water to victims of the floods in Iowa. The flooding has disabled the public well systems in the city, making the water unsuitable for drinking.

50 Years Ago Thursday, July 25, 1968

About 180 district voters attended the annual school meeting on Monday night at which Mrs. Marcie Eib and Walter Steneman were elected to the school board. A petition was also presented to have board members elected on a territorial basis, but motion to table the petition won on an 89 to 88 vote.

In a double wedding ceremony, Myra Ann Schoonover and Mary Ann Schoonover, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Schoonover, were married on Saturday evening, July 20.

Miss Virginia Stoffell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stoffel of Woodville and Robert Jo Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Anderson, Baldwin, were married on Saturday, July 20.

Word has been received here that Mrs. David Neevel was killed in an auto accident on Sunday somewhere between Madison and Wausau and that their three-year-old son was seriously injured.

Mrs. Wilford LaBair of rural Baldwin is a patient in the LaPeer, Mich., general hospital with a badly broken leg and her mother is dead as a result of an accident which took place near that city.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lucking, Spring Valley, a son, July 17; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Handrahan, Baldwin, a daughter, July 17; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bol, Baldwin, a daughter, July 23.

The following men from St. Croix County were inducted into the Armed Forces on July 18: Michael Lawrence Logghe, Glenwood City (delinquent); Robert Allan Sawyer, Somerset; Robert Wayne Nelson, Woodville; Steven Daryle Rudd, New Richmond; Mark L. Loughney, Hudson.

Mrs. Henry Bazille, 31, of the Town of Emerald, remains in critical condition as the result of a two-car accident on July 19 on a town road about nine miles north of Baldwin.

75 Years Ago Friday, July 23, 1943

Miss Rosella Cernohous, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cernohous, River Falls, and Robert Hendrickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hendrickson of Hammond, were united in marriage Wednesday, July 14 in the St. Paul Cathedral.

S/Sgt. Glenn Voskuil, stationed at Will Rogers Air Base, Oklahoma, and Miss Ruby Asp were married in Oklahoma City recently.

Lawrence Stene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Stene, Baldwin, was a gunners mate abroad the U.S.S. Helena, sunk by the Japanese in the recent battle above Munda in the Solomon Islands. No word has been received regarding his safety; it is hoped that he is among the survivors.

On Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m., Miss Stella Shefland of Thor, Iowa, became the bride of Lloyd Nelson, son of Mrs. Lousie Nelson, Baldwin.

Bill Heebink had the misfortune to crack two ribs and fracture a bone in his wrist in a haying accident Monday.

Miss Geneva Bleisner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bleisner and Phil Dykstra, son of Rev. and Mrs. Dykstra, were married Tuesday, July 20, at Los Angeles, Calif.

Clarence Goosens, employee at the Emerald Creamery died of an electric shock last Monday morning, despite four hours of artificial respiration given by Glenwood City and Emerald men at the scene.

100 Years Ago July 19, 1918

Garrett Bosman, now serving in the Army Quarter Master Corps at San Antonio, Texas, is spending a 20-day furlough with relatives here.

Wm. Brusse who has been doing work along the agricultural line, has enlisted in the Navy and will be leaving soon for Great Lakes Training Station.

Nels Nordby recently received word from his son Norman, who is in action with American troops in France.

Wm. Hawley left Wednesday for Fort Sheridan, Ill., where he will receive training in the officers training camp. He will return to River Falls Normal at the end of two months and assist a regular instructor in his work, giving military training at the Normal.

A farewell party will be given at the Christian Reformed Church parsonage Friday evening, July 19, in honor of three men leaving for Camp Grant: Gerald Landaal, Ed Doornink, and Garrett Rademaker.

Word was received here this week of the marriage of Miss Cena Simmelink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Simmelink, and Pvt. Harry Gravink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gravink, at Camp Fremont, Calif., Sunday July 14.

A telegram was received the first of the week from John Bossman, who is training with the U.S. troops in England, stating that he is now a married man.

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