News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, February 3, 1993

Mary Kelm coached the Baldwin-Woodville varsity girl’s volleyball team for 19 of the 21 seasons that the sport has been played in the Middle Border Conference. And in those 19 years she has coached her teams to 10 conference championships. After 19 seasons and a record most coaches only dream of and a reputation for integrity and fairness, Coach Kelm announced her retirement from coaching.

Circulation of library materials took a giant leap during 1992 at the Baldwin Library, with a total of 29,149 items loaned this year. This figure represents a 30% increase over 1991 figures.

Every Village of Baldwin elected position on the ballot in the April election will have opposition based on the results of the village caucus held last Tuesday, January 26. According to Village Clerk-Treas. Cal Hop, incumbent Rollie Rieck and Gerald Peterson were nominated for the village president position.

Steve Perry, a four-year employee of the First National Bank of Baldwin, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President, according to bank president Jon Mentink. Previously, Perry’s title was Marketing Director.

Arlene June Moulton, 59, Baldwin, passed away on January 30 at the Baldwin Care Center.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hawkins, Woodbury, Minn., a son, January 13; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Corrigan, La Crosse, son, January 27.

The Blackhawk hockey high school team came away with the consolation trophy this past weekend at White Bear Lake Junior Gold tournament.

50 Years Ago February 8, 1968

Funeral services for Mamie Rottier, 83, a long-time former resident of Baldwin was held at the First United Presbyterian Church on Monday, February 5. A telephone operator here for many years, Miss Rottier passed away February 2 at Pine River, Minn.

Betsy Ash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ash is Baldwin-Woodville’s Betty Crocker Award winner of Homemaker of Tomorrow.

Craig Wissink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wissink of Baldwin, was one of the 1968 mid-semester graduates of the University of Wisconsin at Madison when he received a bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson of Woodville, a son, February 5.

Miss Kathryn Somsen, a senior, has been named Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for Baldwin-Woodville High School.

The Blackhawks suffered through their coldest first quarter of the season but came back strong to defeat Ellsworth 83 to 68. Jerry Geurkink led the scoring with 30 points and Darryl Peterson added 21.

Doug Everson, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Everson of Baldwin, is a patient in Midway Hospital with a painful foot injury suffered in a snowmobile accident on Saturday.

Fillmore Erickson is the new Baldwin Booster president. Elmer Schaffner will serve as vice president, Jim Steiner as secretary and Don Somsen as treasurer.

Duane Jensen won the 154 lb. title at the Middle Border wrestling tournament on Saturday at Spring Valley. B-W had four wrestlers place third: Brad Dorwin at 95; Dave Hanson at 103; Brian Hurtgen at 127 and Doug Radunzel at 165.

Funeral services for Francis (Frank) Russell, 86, were held on February 3.

75 Years Ago February 5, 1943

An interesting letter was received from St. Sgt. Irwin Bosman from “Somewhere Down Under.”

Miss Wilma DeMaster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt DeMaster has joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps more commonly called the WAAC’s. She was formerly teaching in Clear Lake.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brahmer of Spring Valley, a son, January 27; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Anderson, Spring Valley, a daughter, January 30; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Aamodt, Spring Valley, a son, February 3; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Moen, Woodville, a daughter, February 3.

The farm home of Mrs. Ella Mohn of the Town of Eau Galle was destroyed by fire Wednesday forenoon.

Emil Martinson recently purchased the building just east of his present business property from N.L. Swanson. It is just west of the Solstad-Detmar garage and is now used by Fred Bolier for a warehouse.

100 Years Ago February 1, 1918

The death of Kinney Pittman of Minneapolis occurred at the Swedish Hospital in that city, Thursday evening, January 24, and was caused by the breaking of an abcess in his ear. He was fifty-one years of age. Mr. Pittman was at one time a resident of the village of Baldwin.

The capture of both of the robbers who recently entered the bank at Knapp and succeeded in getting away with $3,200 is reported. One, a 20-year-old boy, was arrested at Menomonie recently. The other robber, Julius Deuse, was arrested at the home of his parents in Burnett County by Sheriff Anderson of that county.

The Federal Food Administration announces that January 19, 1918, the following schedule went into effect: Wheatless days every Monday and every Wednesday and one wheatless meal every day; meatless day every Tuesday and one meatless meal every day; porkless day every Saturday. This means that pork and all derivatives of pork such as ham, bacon and lard must not be used on Saturdays. Save fats of all kinds in every possible way and use sugar sparingly.

Chas. J. Olson has purchased a half interest in the City Garage of Wm. Zeeveld and can be found there from now on attending to all work in that line.

Carl C. Peterson and Emil Wolden left Monday for Hudson, where they enlisted in the Spruce Division at Vancouver, Washington and left that evening for Vancouver to enter upon their duties.

The Rush River and Eau Galle Farmers’ Shipping Association shipped two cars of stock to the city market Monday.

The marriage of Miss Jessie Van Wyk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Van Wyk and Joe Heebink, son of Mrs. Alice Heebink, was solemnized at the residence of Rev. J. H. Black Tuesday afternoon, January 29.

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