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Looking Backwards, from the Stanley Republican, Thursday April 10, 2003, Page 5
10 YEARS AGO April 8,1993
A total of 632 voters went to the Stanley Polls. Aldermen elected were Daniel Hamilton (1st-one year term), Ronald Witt (1st), Matthew Kiraly (2nd), Donald Henke (3rd) and Dale Johnson (4th). In the village of Boyd, village trustee spots were won by Gully, Machler and Mahr.
Deano's Bar and Grill opened for business on Broadway this week, in what was formerly known as "The Gatherings." Stanley native Dean Tinjum will operate the business.
City Side Liquidators recently moved into the former Coast-To-Coast building at 307 N. Broadway St. Roger and Roxi Copas, owners of City Side Liquidators in Cornell, purchased the building in March from Don Plummer. The new store will be managed by their son, Mike.
The 1993 Junior Prom Court attendants are Darrin Vircks, Nathan Haas, Marty Folczyk, Nick Peterson, Shawn LaChappelle, Travis Steivang, Travis Kmieciak, Becky Thornton, Tara Gregorich, Nitra la Grander, Kelly Feltz, Peggy Meyer and Sarah Herrick.
25 YEARS AGO April 6,1978
First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Eau Claire has announced the firm has received permission to open a branch office in the former Gisvold Drug Store, 200 N. Broadway St. Extensive remodeling is presently taking place.
James Backhaus, Donald (Jim) Kowalczyk and Richard Schoch were elected to the Boyd Village Board.
40 YEARS AGO April 11, 1963 Fifteen members of the Stanley- Boyd High School band will be wearing new uniforms, following action taken by the board of education at their monthly meeting.
Carol Nerdrum, Mary Ellen Podvin, Mary Alice Long, Gordon Long, Dick Zais, Candy Larson, Cindy Smasal, Elaine Nesterick and Tom Schneider have qualified for the state forensics meet in Madison on April 27.
50 YEARS AGO April 9, 1953 The Shilts Hardware Company of Boyd donated paint to the hospital for the entire redecorating of one of the rooms in the maternity division.
Frank Rykal has announced that the Broadway Bar will reopen soon under his management. A former operator of Rainbow Gardens, Mr. Rykal has been a resident of Cadott for 24 years. The Broadway Bar has been closed for, the past two weeks for extensive remodeling.
Walter Brovald, former editor of The Republican, announced that Friday's newscast on WEAU would be his last, as he was leaving the radio station.
Aldermen Heagle, Peterson, Tallman and Robinson, and school commissioner for the Third Ward,Chester Solie, and school commissioner-at-large, Don Elliot, were duly elected.
60 YEARS AGO April 9, 1943
The U.S. government wants to borrow $13,000,000 from its people with which, to help wi this war. Chippewa County's share is $900,000, Stanley's share of this amount is $30,224.
Mr. and Mrs. Killian Smasal celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage of April 4.
The consensus of opinion among army men is that the defeat of Japan and the conquest of the Pacific is America's job and that more men and supplies should be diverted to General MacArthur.
70 YEARS AGO April 7, 1933
At this hour of going to press the total vote on the repeal of the 18th amendment in the state of Wisconsin with about 500 missions out of a total of 2,900 is for the repeal 536,800, against the repeal 111,971. All of the 15 delegates favoring the repeal were elected.
Only about half the vote was cast at the election here Tuesday. Only in the Fourth Ward, where a warm aldermanic contest was staged, did the vote approach anything like normal. On the vote for delegates to the constitutional convention to consider the repeal of the 18th amendment, 536 votes were cast. Of these, 362 were for the wet candidates and 174 for dry candidates. All the wards, even the traditionally dry First Ward, voted for the wet delegates.
W.H. Bridgman editorial - We have beer. Primarily the new beer law is a taxing scheme. It caught the votes of a good many members of congress because it offered an apparently easy way to correct a billion dollars in much needed revenue. The people who will pay this tax are those least able to pay it. They have been fooled into support of a measure which purports to give the poor man a 5 cent glass of beer. For the privilege of getting a cent's worth of beer he is willing to pay 4 cents in taxes when he was already paying taxes enough. Our prediction is that beer will not yield one-fourth the amount of revenue which has been predicted for it. In the mad rough and tumble of all government units to place a tax on it, the price to the consumer is now so high that sales will fall far short of what was expected. And the prediction that it will drive the speakeasy and the bootlegger out of business is not well taken. It is not unlikely that the speakeasy and the bootlegger will be able to compete with lawful beer and still make a big profit. It will be easy because the prohibition enforcing units are being disbanded and the traffic in booze, both legal and unlawful, will be without effective restriction. Nor are the taxes entirely responsible for the high price of beer and the consequent disappointment of the 5 cent drinkers. The big brewers have been in the saddle since the word went forth that beer was coming back and it authoritatively reported that they propose to take heavy toll in profits for the time, their property has been idle.
100 YEARS AGO April 11, 1903
The school bonds were defeated again, another complete rout for the friends of the school building. The Second and Fourth wards gave big majorities to the opposition. A comparison of the figures with those of the preceding election makes it evident that the full strength of those opposed to building was polled at both elections. The stay-at-homes allowed them to have their own way.
J.T. Somers and his ticket defeated the ticket headed by L.A. Turner, in Edson. The contest was a warm one, there being nearly 300 votes cast.
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