News items from the Baldwin Bulletin dated Wednesday, July 7, 1993

Long-time Village of Baldwin Engineer Verlyn Newton officially retired from public service on July 1 after more than 41 years of making sure that village streets get plowed after a snowstorm, parts get mowed, flags get put out on national holidays and hundreds of other duties that came with his job.

Members of the Baldwin-Woodville Spanish Club recently returned from a trip to Mexico. Students making the journey included Jennifer Dorenz, Heather Frye, Alissa Cunningham, Dana Walker, Dana Ducklow, Sarah Benson, Jillian Mahoney, Sarah Herman, Megan Ellefson, Teri Conrad, Bethany Peterson, Lori Klund, Amy Kramer, Jeremy Anderson, Jason Grundhauser, Saron Van Ranst and Ryan Brathol. Accompanying the students were Julie Herman, Wendy Kramer, Tom Roycraft, Glenda Anderson, Jean Bowman and Darcy Cunningham. The trip included visits to Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Merida, Chichen Itza and Cancun.

The Baldwin Village Board at a special meeting held last Tuesday, June 29 approved a construction management contract for building an approximately 20,000 square feet addition for a new entry, emergency entrance and out-patient services space and remodeling at Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital. The approval by the board for the project, with a maximum cost of $1,900,000 was unanimous.

Don Makuch caught a 160 pound halibut on a fishing charter out of Homer, Alaska. Eileen Makuch caught a 47 pound salmon while fishing in Alaska.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gehn, a son, June 26; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Van Someren, a son, June 24.

Judy Ann Stoddard, age 40, of Baldwin, died suddenly on Monday evening, June 28 at the Baldwin Community Memorial Hospital.

50 Years Ago Thursday, July 11, 1968

Over 3,000 bales of hay, a tractor and wagon and a pole shed were destroyed by fire on the Keith Nelson farm Sunday afternoon about 4:00. The fire, believed to have begun by spontaneous combustion, also destroyed about 1,000 bales of straw.

With the excessive moisture of the last three weeks the county agent says mosquitoes will be a real problem to the dairyman, the gardener and urban and rural people around their homes.

Floyd R. Peterson, Hammond, who has been the Watkins representative for this area has been appointed territorial manager for northern Wisconsin, which includes 26 counties.

Leon Snoeyenbos, 69, of Eau Claire, a former Baldwinite, passed away Friday from a heart attack at Spring Valley.

Owens Brothers, Hammond, are hosting the Indianhead Polled Hereford Association Twilight Picnic on Saturday, July 13.

Heading the committee to call on business firms in the area in the Community Hospital Fund Drive is Jim VandeBerg. Louis Cahill will head the group which will solicit funds from industries in the area.

Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) Peter I. Ryan, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ryan of Hammond, is serving with the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion – 58 at Chan Pou, Vietnam.

An open house honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ray Somsen of Woodville on their silver wedding anniversary is to be held Sunday, July 14.

George Sandfort will have an auction at his farm at the west edge of he Village of Baldwin on Saturday, July 13. Included will be cattle, milk equipment, machinery and miscellaneous. Riek and Riek of Woodville are the auctioneers.

75 Years Ago Friday, July 9, 1943

Miss Phyllis Marie DeYoung, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond DeYoung, and Mr. Warren Gravink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburg Gravink, were united in marriage by Rev. C.H. Henderson at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 30.

The marriage Miss Florence Olson of Minneapolis, daughter of Immanuel Olson of Spring Valley, and Maynard Thoreson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Thoreson of Rush River, took place Saturday, July 3 in Minneapolis.

Geo. Nyeggen’s elevator and Joe Huenink’s brooder coop have been broken into recently.

P.R. Andersons have sold their home to Herman TeGrootenhuis and the Andersons have purchased the Dena Wessles house.

Someone jacked up a Ford V-8 belonging to Wm. Salmon Saturday night and took a tire and rim. The car was parked near the Solstad and Detmar garage on Main Street awaiting repairs.

Frederick T. Dahl of Baldwin is among a group of aviation cadets at the Naval Pre-Flight School in Del Monte, Calif.

100 Years Ago July 5, 1918

The following selectees from this vicinity left for Columbus Barracks, Ohio: Louis Hull, Maurice Snoeyenbos, Walter Snoeyenbos and William Rademaker.

Walter Snoeyenbos and Miss Genette DeMille stole a march on their many friends and motored to Stillwater where they were quietly married.

The marriage of Miss Ruth Olson and Herman C. Gralow took place on Wednesday, June 16.

The marriage of Miss Hattie Hofland of the Town of Baldwin and Clarence Johnson, who has been spending a few days furlough here, occurred at Stillwater on Saturday, June 29.

The McCarthy Construction Co. of St. Paul was awarded the contract to drill the new well here.

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