Years Gone By

Miriam Nelson
Wittenberg-Birnamwood News Editor

Aug. 13, 2009

10 Years Ago

Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District welcomed Garrett Rogowski as its new superintendent.

“Stars and Stripes Forever” the new Walls of Wittenberg mural on the Post Office building by local artist Beth Koeppel will be completed next week.

John and Shirley Hartleben, and Gordon and Bernice Sickler celebrate 60th wedding anniversaries.

Dan Derozier in new building inspector for Village of Wittenberg.

Dr. Erin Goga joins her father, Dr. Raymond Goga’s optometry practice in Wittenberg.

Aug. 10, 2000

19 Years Ago

A group of Bavarian music students performed at the Wittenberg band shell courtesy of the Wittenberg Area Lioness club summer concert series.

Nicole Johnson, therapist at Homme Youth and Family Programs, receives the Morris O. Nelson award at Lutheran Social Services Residential conference in Appleton on July 19. Award honors front line staff for dedicated performance.

Birth: A son, Eric Alan, born to Alan and Michelle Ostrowski, Mosinee, July 27.

Obit: Mabel Carlson, 81, Birnamwood.

Aug. 11, 1994

25 Years Ago

Bureau of Indian Affairs sets election for new Winnebago constitution.

Jerry Aanonsen hired as Wittenberg-Birnamwood athletic director and boys basketball coach and will continue to teach physical education.

Obits: Emery Gorski, 81, Hatley; George Swanson, 91, Wausau; Earl Long, 91, Bowler.

Marriage: Joan Cherek, Green Bay, to Dennis Kleman, Hatley.

Birth: Paige Nicolle was born July 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williamson, of Oconto Falls. Local grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lowry and great-grandma Hazel Bembenek, all of Eland.

Joshua John, born Aug. 2 to Dennis and Maryann Burazin, grandparents John and Agnes Burazin all of Birnamwood.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood community talent show will be Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand there will be a second show Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds go to high school music scholarships.

Wittenberg Fire Department street dance, Saturday.

Aniwa wins north BABA title with win over Elderon.

Aug. 9, 1956

63 years ago

Diamond Jubilee set for Aug. 12 at Homme Home for Boys. Highlights to include Fest, memorial service at Rev. E.J. Homme’s graveside during three-day reunion.

Local businessmen form Wittenberg Development Corporation. Members include Dr. MH Olson, Walter Kertsen, RG Peterson, Roger Schmidt, Dr. G. Gavin, Gerhard Johnson, Noyce Bullis, HR Cappel and James Beversdorf.

Joyce Matson marries Herbert Erickson at St. John’s Lutheran in Wittenberg.

Aug. 8, 1946

73 Years Ago

Obit: Mrs. Elizabeth Lone, 80.

Facts about poliomyelitis listed on front page with suggestions which may prevent the disease.

Mech Dairy ad offers home delivery of pasteurized milk for 13 cents per quart.

Red Owl Food Store ad has peaches for $1.79 for 16 lb. crate, Wheaties 10 cents for 8 oz. package, coffee ground to your order 3 lbs. for 59 cents.

Aug. 10, 1933

86 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Mickelson celebrate 25 year wedding anniversary.

Harold Steven and his orchestra will provide music at Kersten’s Pavilion on Saturday night.

Farmers face feed shortage due to three-year drought. Milk prices at 75 cents per hundred pounds. Oat prices were 10 cents per bushel now at 40 cents per bushel.

The Burmann Store ad has ladies house dresses for 89 cents, children’s dresses 43 cents. Men’s work pants originally $1.50 now $1.29.

Obits: Clarence Hamm, 8, dies following car crash.

Timothy Tyrrell, 2½-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tyrrell died Tuesday after a ten day illness.

Marriage: Miss Irene Matz, marries Einar Larson, July 27, both of Tigerton.

Wisconsin Power and Light Company advertises the rural electrification with the coming of the high line which has brought electricity to 8000 Wisconsin farms which had no service before 1913.

AF Schmidt Furniture and Undertaking ad for spring and mattress set for baby bed $6.50.