News: Thorp Courier (18 Jan 2006)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

----Sources: The Thorp Courier January 18, 2006, page 2 Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Old Items Taken from The Thorp Courier files of 1906, 1931, 1956, 1981, 1996

100 Years Ago (1906)

Reseburg Ramblings—Harry Goff has his new saw mill nearly finished and will saw lumber in a few days.—Ph. Mattes has been busy the past week hauling ice from McGrogran’s Pond at Thorp and packing the same.

A receiver has been appointed to balance up the business affairs of the Cirkel Manufacturing Co., of Eau Claire. The Eau Claire National Bank is among the heaviest creditors. Poor market for staves and heading during the past few months is the reason assigned for the application of a receiver.

A blizzard and general snowstorm prevailed all day yesterday, again putting roads in all directions in very bad conditions.

Miss Mayo Roth, a teacher in the Withee schools, is here for a week, the school having closed on account of Scarlet Fever.

75 Years Ago (1931)

Archie Baland of Owen has built a snowmobile which he demonstrated on Lake Wissota. The machine has an aeroplane propeller in front, and aeroplane motor, and is steered by the tail pipe in the rear. It attained the speed of 45 per hour.

It is just as true today as it was during the time of high prices that there is money made from the dairy herd by testing and careful breeding for type and production.

Dr. W. F. Nolechek who is president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association is attending a meeting of that organization at Madison this week.

50 years ago (1956)

Thirteen women of the Thorp area completed thirteen dozen cancer dressings at the City Hall.

Four Clark County men were inducted into the Army Jan. 3, at the Minneapolis examining and induction station. They are Lloyd J. Andrew, Colby; Gene R. Wainscott, Curtiss; John J. Bertz, Greenwood; and Bruno J. Jarocki, Jr., Withee.

An estimated 50,000 members of the Moose, riding in more than 20,000 automobiles, will serve as escorts to the thousands of mothers who will again conduct their annual "March on Polio" this month.

Business at the Thorp Post office for 1955 reached record high Postmaster Wm. S. Wagner reported today.

About 6,000 additional employers will now pay unemployment compensation benefits as result of changes made by the 1955 Wisconsin legislature, the study made by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance showed today.

Fort Campbell, Kentucky—Private Richard V. Swienton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swienton of Thorp is assigned to Company A’s 188th Airborne Infantry of the 11th Airborne Division. He recently graduated from the 11 Airborne Division’s Jump School.

25 Years Ago (1981)

A six-year-old Loyal area boy was killed about mid-afternoon, Sunday, when struck by a falling tree in the town of York.

Mayor David Keating and Catherine Drost released ribbon tied around the flag pole in front of the Legion Hall in Thorp Shortly after the U. S. hostages held in Iran were released by their captors after 14 ½ months in captivity.

10 years ago (1996)

Thorp native Greg Palmer belongs to a Minnesota Army Reserve unit that was activated for the Bosnian Peace-Keeping Mission on Dec. 12. Palmer, whose Army reserve unit is scheduled for a 270-day tour of duty, is stationed in Hungary.

The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation and the 1996 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family of King Boreas and the Queen of Snows welcomes to their celebration Miss Thorp, Melissa Kodl.



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