News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, July 28, 1993

Lettie Hanson was honored on her 104th birthday last week at the Baldwin Care Center’s monthly birthday party. Her birthday was July 12. She is Baldwin’s oldest resident.

Dr. Kathleen Farah, a family medicine physician at Ramsey Clinic-Baldwin, has been awarded a medical fellowship by the Bush Foundation of St. Paul, Minn.

Jim and Lilas Wernlund are parade marshals for this year’s “Let’s Go Dutch” Days parade. James and Lisa (Vande Vrede) Wernlund were both born north of Baldwin and have lived in this community for all their lives. They were married in 1940 and this year will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary.

Two Baldwin veterinarians have been charged in a seven-count indictment with illegally manufacturing and distributing drugs that were intended for use in food producing animals. According to the news release from the United States Department of Justice, the indictment, returned on July 21 by a grand jury, charges Douglas M. Van Damme and Clinton D. Andersen owners of the Baldwin Veterinary Clinic in Baldwin, with distributing the drugs from late 1986 through 1992, after they were sent a warning letter by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Baldwin-Woodville Board of Education at their regular monthly meeting held Tuesday, July 20 heard a report on and approved a second year of the Jr. Hawks before and after school child care program.

Doris (Peterson) and Henry Clancy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a Bahama cruise.

Stanley and Lorraine Radunzel will be the guests of honor at an open house to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary on August 8.

Marvin Teigen of Glenwood City, died July 22 at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center.

Ella Edwards, 81, Eastside Park, in Butler, Kentucky, passed away May 24 at her home.

A group of Baldwin-Woodville teachers and student volunteered their time and talents on Monday of this week (July 26) to dress up the gazebo in Bailey Park by installing railings. The village of Baldwin paid for the materials. They included John Richter, Jeff Benoy, Jim Hambleton, Bill Hambelton and Paul Hambelton.

Ken-Rich Farm celebrated their 105th year of operating as a family farm in the Peterson name, July 17.

Baldwin-Woodville baseball members Craig Butler, Brian Nadeau, Tim Cormican, and Mike Fedie receive all-conference honors. Players who received honorable mention were Corey Stein and Tim Gilbertson.

Eight girls vie for Miss Baldwin, they are Teri Conrad, Angela Van Ranst, Michelle Erdman, Dana Monicken, Holly Christopherson, Emily Monicken, Alina Veenendall, and Carrie Lokken.

Vernon Dull, Roberts, has been recognized by University of Wisconsin-Extension for fifteen years of service on the St. Croix County Extension Education Committee.

50 Years Ago Thursday, August 1, 1968

Elizabeth Grotenhuis passed away on July 27 at the Baldwin Hospital.

John Achterhof, 74, passed away Monday noon at his home in the village of an apparent heart attack.

A dinner at the Coachman Supper Club saw 544 concerned citizens crammed into every nook and cranny to hear the Baldwin Community Hospital story.

Youlan Hanson Geurkink, 42, died at Naperville, Ill., of double pneumonia with complications.

Selected to attend the state fair as contestants in the 4-H Style Revue were Nancy Waalen and Debbie Dorwin, both of Woodville.

Mr. David Wingert, Senior High School principal, has resigned his position with the Baldwin-Woodville School District to accept the principalship at Bayport High School, Green Bay.

The Sittlow brothers, Danny and Mike, both underwent surgery recently on their legs in St. Paul hospitals.

County Agent Anderson reports that he and a Dutch Elm specialist from the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture have identified several suspicious trees in New Richmond and Somerset.

Walter Schnitzler of Emerald, a member of the St. Croix County Conservation Congress, has been appointed to serve on the Warm Water Fish Study Committee.

75 Years Ago Friday, July 30, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Hans Stene have received the greatest news imaginable – they have heard from their son, Lawrence, who was gunner’s mate aboard the Helena, sunk July 6th – stating that he is “O.K. and don’t worry.”

Capt. Garner, who has been hone on leave because of illness, was taken to the Baldwin Hospital and on Tuesday was transferred to the Veteran’s Hospital at Fort Snelling.

Mrs. G.J. Vande Berg had the misfortune to fall in her home Wednesday morning and injure her collarbone.

Jim Wernlund recently purchased the home owned by Miss Lora Heebink.

Assemblyman and Mrs. Lloyd Rundell on Friday of last week sold their 400-acre farm to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McCarty of St. Paul for $30,000.00

Kenny Lokhorst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Klaas Lokhorst, suffered a severe injury to his left hand Friday when he caught it in the hay work pulley.

The golden wedding anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. E. Ballestad of Martell, was observed at the Lutheran Church there last Sunday.

This week the prize fishermen are Lloyd Johnson and Maynard Olson of Minneapolis (formerly of Baldwin). Friday night in Sucker Lake they landed three dandy northerns, from five to seven pounds each. J.H. Kotts and Wesley Bernds, of the Co. Farm at New Richmond, got five nice bass over the weekend, also at Sucker.

Scanning the grocery ads – we find coffee at 33¢ a lb., cigarettes, 2 pkg. for 31¢, carrots, 5¢ a bunch, and watermelon for 5¢ a pound.

100 Years Ago July 26, 1918

Among those who passed the physical examination at Hudson July 18, and are now ready for military service are the following from this vicinity: Fred Holmes, Arthur Boe, John Gulstad, Albert Torgerson, Sigurd Olson, Carl Gaustad, Cecil Heebink, Arnold Willink, and Peter C. Van Someren.

Among those who left for Camp Grant Tuesday were: John Bogut, Bernard Schneider, Gerald Landaal, Carl Moby, Fred Geurkink, Henry Haugfos, Henry Haugeland, Garret Rademaker, John Fern, Herman Dedrickson and Eddie Doornink.

Miss Anna Boe, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Boe, Eau Galle, passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.

Will Bosman is nursing a broken arm nowadays as a result of cranking a Ford car.

Miss Tecko Barlow resumed clerking at Heebink’s store Monday after several weeks vacation.

Harold Stronks returned to Camp Dix, N.J., Thursday, after spending a few days furlough at home.

Baldwin’s 3rd annual Chautauqua, given by Travers-Wick Chautauqua System, closed Thursday evening. On account of the war, it was thought that Chautauqua would be a decided failure, but the local committee in charge informs us that if there was a deficit, it will be very small.

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