News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, February 24, 1993

Telephone companies in Wisconsin in conjunction with their association, the Wisconsin State Telephone Association (WSTA), have embarked on a long range plan to promote building an advanced fiber optic network throughout the state, including rural areas. Baldwin Telecom, Inc. will not be left behind and is in the process of developing its own five year plan for updating equipment and services and installing fiber optic cable to the company’s remote switches.

Baldwin-Woodville FFA members Paul Harer, Brent Gregg, Matt Nelson and Brent Knegendorf attended the National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Barry Rose, a wide receiver for the NFL Buffalo Bills, visited at Baldwin-Woodville schools on Monday and spent a good deal of time signing his autograph in Mrs. Baumgartner’s class.

The Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawk wrestling team won a Sectional Champion plaque at the WIAA Division 2 Sectional in Mondovi. The Hawks beat Ellsworth 33-23 in the semifinal dual and Abbotsford/Colby 37-21 in the final for the right to advance to the second WIAA State meet in Stevens Point on March 6. The Hawks also qualified five wrestlers and St. Croix Central qualified two wrestlers for the individual state tournament. The five B-W wrestlers that qualified for the individual state tournament were Alvin Peterson, Chad Veenendall, Dusty Veenendall, Bart Kooiman and Scott Newton. The two wrestlers from St. Croix Central were Mike Kappers and Craig Burton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Kvendru, St. Paul Park, Minn., a son, February 9; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hovde, Baldwin, a son.

Johnson Monument Company of Chippewa Falls donated a marble memorial plaque to the Baldwin-Woodville High School for the 1992 Division IV Championship football team.

The Baldwin-Woodville Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members to advance to state are Shawna Moe, Megan Ellefson, Angie Geurkink, Heather Nyhus, Erica Paul, Stacy Paul, Daydra Overby, Annie Boldt and Deanna Monicken.

50 Years Ago February 29, 1968

Wm. Frantz, 78, rural Woodville, passed away on Monday, February 26 at the Holy Family Hospital in New Richmond.

Faye and Julie Vireze were two the students who were capped at services for student nurses at the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 25.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rudesill will hold an open house for their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 3.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rineck, Baldwin, a son, February 20; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Thompson, Woodville, a daughter, February 20.

Glenwood City defeated B-W and St. Croix Central in the district basketball tournament to advance to regional play. Garske, Glenwood City all-state candidate, led the Hilltopper attack.

Miss Mae Olson, daughter of Mrs. Mabel Olson of Maiden Rock, and Stanley Ramberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ramberg, were married on Saturday, February 24 at the Salem Lutheran Church near Maiden Rock.

Stanley Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thompson of Wilson, has been honored by the Holstein-Friesian Association of Wisconsin as one of the ten leading Wisconsin 4-H and FFA boys.

A fire believed to have started from the wiring in the upstairs of the house guttered the Clay Futz home in the Town of Rush River last Wednesday.

Rube Jacobson is a patient in the Baldwin Hospital with a fractured shoulder resulting from a fall last Saturday from a ladder.

Baldwin students named to the Dean’s List at Wisconsin State University-Eau Clair are: Lynn Gregerson, Steven Larson, Lenore Rudesill, Virginia Wubbels, Candyce King, Randall Sandfort, Sandra Wikkerink and Judith Wikkerink.

75 Years Ago February 26, 1943

1942 was the biggest year in the history of the Baldwin creamery, the patrons received $1,174,818.31 for their butterfat.

Dr. J.R. Berggren has returned home from California, where he has spent the last few months for his health.

The Baldwin basketball team won their last home game from Roberts Friday night with a score of 24 to 16. Baldwin has hampered by the absence of Roy Vande Berg, who sprained his ankle in the Glenwood game last week.

Johnie Boumeester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boumeester left for camp Monday after a furlough. He is a member of one of the Army’s famous ski troops, and is stationed at Colorado Springs, Colo.

100 Years Ago February 22, 1918

The annual meeting of the Baldwin Cooperative Creamery Association was held at the opera house Saturday afternoon. A motion was passed changing the method of gathering cream. Another motion was passed, after some discussion, to build a new creamery the coming year.

The high school basketball team played the Spring Valley high team at Spring Valley Friday night. The score was 22 to 9 in favor of Spring Valley.

Fred Cave, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia at San Antonio, Texas, underwent an operation to relieve congestion on his lungs.

Norman Demille, who has been at Great Lakes Training Station, has been transferred to Cambridge, Mass. Where he will receive instruction in the radio service.

The fire company was called out Monday morning on account of a roof fire at the Steeter Hotel.

A.N. Thompson has closed his furniture store at Roberts and has moved his stock to Baldwin.

R.O. Knickel has sold his cheese factory at Wildwood to Mr. Nygaard. It will be operated by Olaf Vestvig.

Will Pittman has been laid up several days this week. George Thompson has been handling the freight.

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