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Looking Backwards, from the Stanley Republican, Thursday July 12, 2002, Page 8
10 YEARS AGO July 9, 1992 Michael Anderson, son of Steve and Janice Anderson, has been named a United States National Award winner in science.
A fire started by lightning completely destroyed a barn on the George Gorka farm in the town of Colburn Wednesday evening.
25 YEARS AGO July 7, 1977 After 24 years in the bar and bowling lanes business, Boney and Lucy McQuillan have decided to retire. They have sold Boney's Bar and Bowl to their son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Judy McQuillan, thus keeping he business in the family. The business will now be called Boyd Bar and Bowl.
Dale Krueger is the new manager of The Hotel Royal, formerly the Hotel Stanley. Deloris Techmeier will continue to operate the bar.
The city council decided that the volunteer firemen wages will remain at $5 per hour for firefighting.
40 YEARS AGO July 12,1962 All school buses in the local school system will be relettered soon, according to action taken by the school board. Lettering on the buses, many of which now bear the designation "Stanley Public Schools," "Stanley High School," or "Stanley Area Schools" will be repainted to read "Stanley-Boyd Area Schools."
The city council accepted a bid by Merl Wilbur for the Robinson School Building in the amount of $100.
Stanley guardsmen at Ft. Lewis in Washington are preparing for the beginning of their return to the area on Aug. 3.
50 YEARS AGO July 10, 1952 Father J.J. Kamla, pastor of St. Mary's Czestochowa, and Father Edwin Knauf, pastor of St. Anne's, have received new appointments. Replacing them are Father Cramer and Father Kaim, respectively.
Norman J. Lasky of Stevens Point has purchased the Foodland Store from the A.L. Shafton Company, and took over ownership July 8. The name of the business will be changed to Norm's Supermarket.
60 YEARS AGO July 10, 1942 Workmen have just completed an extensive job, redecorating and renovating the Methodist Church and parochial residence. The entire interior of the church has undergone a refinishing project.
Mr. and Mrs. George Hakes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
All automobile racing has been banned for the duration of the war as a means of saving tires.
The greatest aerial onslaught ever seen rocked the Axis army back on their heels 65 miles west of Alexandria last weekend,and helped to check Marshal Erwin Rommel's great eastward thrust across the desert. Hundreds of Axis soldiers were captured and many enemy tanks were knocked out in the area of El Alamein.
70 YEARS AGO July 8, 1932 Paul and William Stuttgen raised an addition to their large dairy barn 24x20 with full basement. Frank Koepl was boss carpenter and from all reports it was a peppy crew that assisted him, as follows: Albert Marion, Ole Koepl, John Derks, Tony Horn, Jim Sweeney, Joe Tiry, Gus and Ben Western, Leo Eslinger, Wayne Weissenberg, Roman Dietrich, Henry and Bernard Stuttgen, Frank Seidl, Servatis Stuttgen, Ed Schneider, John Wildenberg and Theo.Konsella. Miss Annie Stuttgen, assisted by Mrs. Henry Stuttgen, Mrs.Frank Seidl, Mrs. S. Stuttgen and Mrs. Geo. Podvin served dinner and supper to the raising crew.
Within a few weeks the Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether it will entertain an original action to bring a final test of the state oleomargarine licensing law that has practically closed Wisconsin to the sales of this butter substitute.
100 YEARS AGO July 12,1902 W.F. Crane has sold his Swanson farm of 80 acres to And. N. Sneen.
Rev. A.J. Dorrenbach, a newly ordained priest from Columbus, Ohio, arrived in the city Tuesday and is spending a few days at the home of Father Byrne. Father Dorrenbach will preach Sunday morning in St. Mary's Church.
L.G. Moon is erecting a windmill and water tank and installing a system of supply pipes to furnish water and fire protection to the residents in the vicinity of Moon Park.
A disastrous freight wreck occurred just at the eastern limits of the city on Wednesday evening. Train Number 21, which is a through freight going through the city at full I speed, broke in two, the draw bar of the head car of the last section sticking into the ground and the car to which it was attached turned a complete somersault and piled up the rest of the section consisting of eight cars, scattering freight in every direction. The track was obstructed for about 15 hours.
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