News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, January 20, 1993

Jim Rens, announced at the Baldwin Village Board meeting January 13 that he would be stepping down as Chairman of the Baldwin Ambulance Service, and EMT Mark Willink will be assuming that title.

John Larson, formerly a loan officer at The First National Bank of Baldwin and more recently Vice President and senior loan officer at the First National Bank of Glenwood City, has accepted the position of Executive Vice President at Citizens State Bank in Woodville.

The Baldwin village board at their regular monthly meeting January 13 agreed that the village would be willing to issue revenue bonds in an amount that could vary between $1,200,000 and $1,600,000 for an addition and remodeling of Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

John Wynveen of Woodville, a 36-year employee at Steneman Concrete Products in Roberts, has retired. He was honored at a retirement party on January 16 attended by approximately 100 people.

A 17-year-old-married Woodville girl was accused by her husband of trying to kill him, according to a story in last week’s Hudson Star-Observer.

The Baldwin-Woodville board of education accepted the resignation of Mike Bondarenko during the regular monthly meeting.

Hazel Henrietta McDougall, 81, Baldwin, passed away Friday, January 15 at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

Alice (Lund) Moen, 87, Woodville, died at Park View Home, Woodville, January 13.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hudson, a son, January 12; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Balsiger, Parker, Colo., a son, January 2.

Dr. Douglas E. Jacot of Baldwin, has been selected for membership in the American Chiropractic Association, a national organization representing the majority of licensed practitioners in the United States.

Winners of the Greenfield speed rope jumping contest were Heather Gunderson, Logan Paul, Briana Larson, Jared Mahoney, Josh Gokey, Lindsay Monson, Lindsay Rasmussen, Dan Schumacher. The winners will participate in the state speed rope jumping contest held in Bloomer next month.

The Baldwin-Woodville wrestling team beat Hudson 43-22 in a dual last Thursday and added another championship to their string with an impressive win at the Chippewa Falls Invitational.

50 Years Ago January 25, 1968

Three local racers, Rod Reed, Delroy Stone and Don Grossaint leave soon for Winnipeg, Canada where Grossaint will start the St. Pal Winter Carnival snowmobile race on December 29.

One of Baldwin’s matriarchs, Julia Van Wyke, passed away Friday, January 19 at the Baldwin Rest Home. She was 96.

Born to: Mr. and Mrs Allen Hentsh, Glenwood City, a son, January 17; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Terpstra, Baldwin, a son, January 15; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bibeau, Baldwin, a son, January 20.

The five members of he Baldwin-Woodville band elected to this year’s All-Star Band are Debbie Spindler, Mary Birkett, Jean Helgeson, Karen E. Jacobson and Dennis Peters.

A “no good dog” on the Les Rens farm saved the life of Earl Newton on Tuesday of this week when Earl was attacked and knocked down by a mad bull he was loading.

From “A Little Bit of Everything” we learn that the storm that hit this area was different, instead of snow we had rain and lots of it most of the day. We had thunder and lightning, the first recorded in January in 57 years.

The NFO has started its All Commodity Holding Action, leading off with grain because it takes longer to have an effect on other commodities.

75 Years Ago January 22, 1943

Leon Cave left Saturday for Madison to accept his position with the federal government. After training he will be sent to some air corps base as a technical instructor.

Dr. P.C. Garner is now Captain Garner of the 8th Armored Division, V.C.

Mrs. D.W. Morgan, wife of Rev. D.W. Morgan, former pastor of the Baldwin Presbyterian Church passed away Monday afternoon at Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Timm of Spring Valley, a son, January 15; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mewaldt, a son January 20.

St. Croix County bond sales for December at the post office and banks amounted to $85,216.25.

(By Co. Agent Stahler) Oswald Nelson, a farmer living in the Town of Hammond, has had inquiries from three states. It all goes back to 1935 when a Holstein bull calf, Pride Forbes Lyons, was born on the farm and became a herd sire with an index of 580 pounds.

The Baldwin FFA basketball team of Serier, Lee, Geurkink, Gravink and Birkett beat New Richmond 18 to 8 and are on their way to defending their 1942 championship.

100 Years Ago January 18, 1918

Shortly after four o’clock last Friday afternoon, two armed bandits held up and robbed the State Bank of Knapp of $3,200 and escaped. They walked out of the bank with their booty in a suitcase into a snowstorm and 17 degree below zero weather.

Baldwin markets: wheat, $2.08; oats, 75¢; rye, $1.75; barley, $1.42; flax, $3.15; butter, 47¢; eggs, 43¢.

Rob Kotts, who has been employed at carpenter work near Jamestown, N.D., for several months, returned home Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Museus and son, Merle, were in the twin cities recently, where Merle underwent an operation for appendicitis.

Married: The marriage of Miss Velva Walfoort and Ed Huenink took place at Stillwater, Friday, January 4. They will reside at Cedar, N.D., where the groom is teaching school.

Station Agent S. Myron recently received word that depots would soon be supplied with war saving stamps to offer for sale to the traveling public.

Martin Pederson of Viking was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Paul last week, where he underwent a successful operation for appendicitis.

Marcus Pederson had the misfortune to hurt his eye quite badly Monday while sawing wood.

The annual meeting of the Baldwin Telephone Exchange was held last Monday. The annual report shows that the company last year made a profit of $3,388.70. A dividend of 7 percent was declared.

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