First Week of February 1869-1999
140 Years Ago (1869): Messrs. L. T. Pullen and W. Rice, of this village, have purchased the flouring mill at
Cooksville, paying for it, four thousand dollars.
130 Years Ago (1879): Seldom a pleasanter time is had at a donation party than the one given at the M. E.
Church, Friday night for Rev. C. E. Goldthorp. The net receipts were $61.28, exclusive of a few articles of utility
including some wood, which if received will increase the total amount to nearly $70. Food was donated in
abundance and the tables were well served. The table waiters were attentive, and the committees on the alert to
provide all necessary wants, making the occasion one of pleasure, profit, and enjoyment.
120 Years Ago (1889): Cooksville: Mr. Frank Newman, who has been visiting his parents for a few weeks, starts
for his home in Dakota this week. He takes a car with him loaded with farming implements and a span of horses.
110 Years Ago (1899): We announce with great regret the illness of Frank Weaver a member of the 4th
Wisconsin. He is at Anniston, Alabama from which city word came to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Weaver,
Tuesday, saying that their son lay at the point of death with pneumonia.
100 Years Ago (1909): Little Arlene Holden has been quite sick with an attack of pneumonia at the home of her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Carpenter
90 Years Ago (1919): The influenza which has been so prevalent in Evansville and vicinity for several weeks and
has taken a tremendous death toll from this city and community is reported by the physicians as fast decreasing,
seeming to have run its course. The Health authorities state that the ban will be lifted Saturday and from that date
on, all public gatherings will be permissible. It might be well if people remembered that while the ban is raised, that
the disease is still with us to some extent, and that it would be well if all were careful not to expose themselves.
[Note: At least 12 deaths due to influenza were reported in the Evansville Review in January 1919, many were
children and young adults.]
80 Years Ago (1929): In making professional calls, Dr. R. E. Schuster, local veterinarian, has noticed quail on the
Roy Broughton and Ralph Harvey farms which are being fed daily in the barnyards. These birds have become as
tame as the ordinary barnyard fowls and visit the farms daily in search of food.
70 Years Ago (1939): The Waucoma grange group presented the one-act comedy, “Cabbages” at the Annual
Adult Drama tournament in Janesville last week and repeated the play before an Evansville audience at the Leota
Theater here Tuesday night. The cast included Chester Jorgensen, Donald Rowald, Evelyn Spersrud, Wenonah
Graham, Carl Spersrud, and Maxine Moore. The production was directed by Mrs. Harold Klusmeyer.
60 Years Ago (1949): Sales in January for the Evansville factory of the Baker Manufacturing Company were at the
highest level of any month in the company’s 76 year history. Officials declared this record breaking month,
January, is normally one of the slowest months of the year. R. B. Townsend, vice president in charge of sales in
analyzing the situation, attributed the record sales to three principal causes. First the new Monitor pump jack,
recently introduced, for which the company has been swamped with inquiries from farmers and dealers. Second,
the newly established Baker Export Department at 60 Wall tower, New York, New York. The third factor was the
sale of a Propeller Balancing Machine, a precision instrument produced by the company and used by aircraft
propeller manufacturers to inspect and test propeller blades. It is rumored that these units sell in the
neighborhood of $14,000 each.
50 Years Ago (1959): It has become a tradition for Evansville and the surrounding area to excel in carrying out the
work of the Bloodmobile project and Monday’s operation was no exception. Proof of this is the announcement by
Chairman Mrs. S. S. Sorkin that a grand total of 116 pints of blood were collected due to the splendid response by
donors. It should also be noted that it takes weeks of planning, hundreds of phone calls and hours of time
generously given by dozens of workers and donors to accomplish this outstanding result.
40 Years Ago (1969): Another busy year has drawn to a close at Eager Free Public Library. A total of 37,858
pieces of material were charged out. While the children have used the public library facilities a little less since the
school libraries have been expanded, they still took out 15,918 items during 1968. The adult circulation increased
from 19,745 in 1967 to 21,940 in 1968. During the summer the library conducted a summer reading club. The
1968 theme was The Enchanted Forest. Special community groups use the library for meetings and exhibits of
their works. One new service added during 1968 is a record collection. In addition the past year has included
meetings to consider the possibility of a County System and make plans for its operation.
30 Years Ago (1979): Rev. Wallace R. Harless assumed the pastorate of the First Baptist Church, Evansville,
Sunday, January 21, 1979. Mr. Harless is a native of West Virginia. He has served a number of churches in the
Indiana Baptist Convention and in the great Rivers Region of American Baptist Churches.
20 Years Ago (1989): David Jeans, son of Dr. and Mrs. Roland Jeans, left January 11 for Trinidad, West Indies.
He is enrolled at the University of West Indies. Jeans is one of six chosen from the University of Wisconsin, School
of Agriculture to attend. Six students from the West Indies were here in Madison at the UW and have now returned.
10 years ago (1999): Announcement has been made by the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee of the Evansville
United Methodist Church of the appointment of Pastor Mike White as the new pastor of the local church, Pastor
White is presently serving the Cuba City, Wisconsin, United Methodist Church where he has been for the past five
years. His appointment is effective June 27. Pastor White and his wife, Carol, are looking forward to being part of
the Evansville community and will be moving into the parsonage on Grove Street towards the end of June.
Second Week of February 1869-1999
140 Years Ago (1869): Another Fire In Albany. Mr. Lockridge, Proprietor of the Albany House, was aroused about
1 o’clock Monday morning by a startling noise, and on looking out perceived that Harry Vanwart’s Billiard Saloon
was on fire. The alarm of fire was immediately given, but before many persons had arrived at the scene of
destruction, the fiery element had got under such headway that it was impossible to stay its progress. The building
on the north side, owned by Mr. Doty, was soon in flames, and the Albany House quickly followed the same fate. In
the course of two hours after the fire was first discovered, the three buildings were burned to the ground. It was
with great effort and plenty of water handy, that Dodge’s cooper shop was saved. Had it burned, the whole
northern part of Water St. would have gone in spite of all that could be done. It being a still night greatly favored
130 Years Ago (1879): Married. MILES – BULLARD – At the M. E. Parsonage, Feb. 6th, 1879, by Rev. C. E.
Goldthorp, James H. Miles, of Evansville and Miss Mary Jane Bullard, of Porter.
120 Years Ago (1889): On Thursday afternoon as Mr. Cassius Searles was driving towards home with his mother-
in-law, Mrs. H. S. Helms and her sister, Mrs. C. W. Dunning, of Chicago, in his carriage; the horse became
unmanageable, nearly opposite the Pioneer Drug Store, and ran at a fearful rate until it came in contact with the
piers of the sidewalk on the north side of Main St., near the bridge where it stopped uninjured. The carriage
however came in contact with another standing in front of Mr. McCarty’s blacksmith shop, belonging to Mr. W. T.
Dooley, esq. (the famous auctioneer), but we understand that Mr. Dooley’s buggy was but slightly injured, while the
other was completely ruined and its occupants thrown from it against the sidewalk with terrible force. Mr. Searles
received a hard blow upon the left side of his head which knocked him insensible, he was also dragged by his left
foot being caught sufficient to make him quiet lame, but is out today, Friday. Mrs. Helms is quite severely bruised
and shocked, but is able to be up and about the house a part of the time; Mrs. Dunning is most severely injured,
the bone called the metacarpal bone on her first finger on the left hand is broken and she suffers very severe
pains in the lower part of the back and side, but her physician, Dr. J. M. Evans, considers her injuries not
dangerous and hopes for her early recovery.
110 Years Ago (1899): Died: At her home in this city, Mrs. Emma Clement Evans, Monday, February 6, aged 78
years. The deceased was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and is the last of a family of ten. In the year 1854, June 1,
she was married at La Porte, Indiana, to Dr. J. M. Evans. Since that time this place has been their home. Three
children were born to them, two of which survive and reside here, Mrs. E. E. Griswold and Dr. J. M. Evans, Jr. Here
in the town named for them, this venerable couple has wrought their life work and made their influence felt in every
good cause. For over thirty years the deceased has been an active worker in the Episcopal Church here. To her
almost unaided efforts were due the organization of that society and the building of St. John’s church. The funeral
occurred from the house Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Noble Palmer of St. Paul officiating.
100 Years Ago (1909): A case was tried in Justice Devendorf’s court last week in which Messrs. Fisher & Gillies
tried to recover $50 alleged to be due them from Phillip DeRemer, who resides in Green County. This amount was
due the plaintiffs, as they claimed, as commission on the sale of a farm which formerly belonged to the defendant,
the sale of which was made back in 1907. Considerable testimony was adduced, but the finding was in favor of the
defendant. The case will probably be appealed to circuit court.
90 Years Ago (1919): Mrs. Mabel Hall Campbell left yesterday for California, where she goes on a business trip in
connection with the Campbell Show, which it is rumored will be organized and placed on the road this summer.
80 Years Ago (1929): Joe Collins was elected president to succeed Leroy Lewis at the annual meeting of the
Evansville Baseball club held Monday night in the City Hall. Mr. Lewis recently tendered his resignation due to the
fact that he has not time to perform the duties of that office. Other officers named at the meeting were Leroy
Lewis, vice-president; Burr Jones, secretary; and Harry Loomis, treasurer. Edgerton and Fort Atkinson are
entering the Southern Wisconsin league this year and will succeed Orfordville and Milton. From the present
outlook Evansville will have as strong, if not a stronger team this season than it had last. Evansville took first place
in the Southern Wisconsin league last year combating Milton, Footville, Orfordville, Janesville and Beloit.
70 Years Ago (1939): Spencer Tracy, celebrated movie star, who was born on Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, was
named for his mother’s friend, Miss Daisy Spencer, this city, with whom she had attended the old Evansville
Seminary. The star, whose pictures are frequently shown here, attended St. Rose’s parochial and West Side high
school in Milwaukee as well as Northwestern Military School at Lake Geneva, Marquette University and Ripon
60 Years Ago (1949): Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maas, Evansville, will observe their 51st wedding anniversary next
Tuesday. The couple was married Feb. 15, 1898 at Blanchardville. They were honored last year with a family
dinner and open house. They resided on farms in the Evansville community until moving to the city ten years ago.
They have three sons, Charles, Ralph, and Glenn Maas, all of the Evansville vicinity and a daughter Mrs. Paul
Phillipson, Beloit and five grandsons.
50 Years Ago (1959): Harry Roderick will be presented a 50-year certificate in the spring when the Wisconsin
Funeral Directors’ convention is held in Green Bay. Roderick will be the only funeral director in this vicinity to
receive the certificate this year. A director of the Roderick-Ward Funeral Home, Roderick will be honored for
having completed a half-century as a funeral director.
40 Years Ago (1969): William Mauerman, the first recipient of the C. F. Jorgensen Scholarship received his check
for $100 from Fire Chief Laurence Skoien. Bill has successfully completed his first semester at the Janesville
Vocational and Technical Institute where he is majoring in mechanical drawing and design.
30 Years Ago (1979): Losses totaling about $40,000 were reported as a result of a fire Saturday night on the Lee
Swieca farm on County A, 2.5 miles west of Highway 213, southwest of Evansville. Destroyed in the fire were a
shed and all its contents, including pigs, hay, oats, other feed and small tools. The fire was discovered by Dwight
Bump and John Macke, Albany, about 10 p.m. as they were returning from Janesville. The Evansville Fire
Department was called to fight the blaze in sub-zero temperatures until about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The Albany Fire
Department assisted, hauling additional tanks of water. Cause of the f ire has not been determined yet, according
to Evansville Fire Chief Larry Skoien.
20 Years Ago (1989): At a special five minute council meeting on Wednesday night of last week, council members
unanimously approved a resolution to borrow $260,000 from the Wisconsin State Trust Fund. Term of the loan will
be extended over a 10-year period at six and one-half percent interest. The funds will be used to purchase two
squad cars, a Vac-all street sweeper, an ambulance, and a fire truck.
10 years ago (1999): When Dr. Tom Benzinger retires as Evansville School District administrator in June this year,
Dr. Gary Albrecht, who is currently serving as elementary school principal, has been named to succeed him. Dr.
Benzinger has served in this post for the past 15 years taking over from George Knuckles. With Albrecht
appointed there will be an orderly transition for the new administrator. The Benzingers plan to remain in Evansville
after his retirement.
Third Week of February 1869-1999
140 Years Ago (1869): A man named James Stewart, arrested some months since on charge of stealing a cow, in
Magnolia, and indicted for the offence has after an imprisonment of eight months in the county jail, plead guilty and
been sentenced to six months in State Prison. We would suggest to the aforesaid James whether it would not be
cheaper to buy milk than attempt the ownership of a bovine animal on such terms.
130 Years Ago (1879): MARRIED. BULLARD – MORROW—At the residence of the Rev. Jas. W. Harris,
Evansville, Wis., Feb. 16th, 1879, Mr. James W. Bullard to Miss Susan P. Morrow. FRANTZ – WILDER – At the
residence of the bride’s father, Tuesday evening, Feb. 11th, 1879, by Rev. C. E. Goldthorp, John Frantz to Miss
Ella P. Wilder, both of Evansville.
120 Years Ago (1889): The annual meeting of the Evansville Mercantile Association occurred at the Town Hall,
Tuesday resulting in the following officers being elected for the ensuing year: G. F. Spencer, Pres.; V. C. Holmes,
Sec.; T. C. Richardson, Treas; Directors: Aaron Broughton, Chas B. Sperry, I. G. Porter, L. D. Sawin. [Note: The
Evansville Mercantile Association operated the Grange Store and in 1889, the store was located at 19 East Main
Street, today’s the Night Owl building.]
110 Years Ago (1899): Taking into consideration the weather and the amount of sickness in the city, the fifth
annual Charity Ball was a pronounced success. After spending a delightful evening, the participants turned about
$28 over to the charity fund.
100 Years Ago (1909): The members of St. Paul’s church society have their arrangements all made for holding a
bazaar at Baker’s Hall on the 18th and 19th of this month, at which many useful and novel articles will be offered
for sale. On the evening of the 19th, the sale will be followed by a dance at Magee’s Hall and a midnight supper to
be furnished by the ladies of the society.
90 Years Ago (1919): Hereafter, in conjunction with the Evansville Players, will be the Evansville Community
Orchestra and Evansville Community Chorus. This who will play in the Community Orchestra are George M.
Lindsay, violin and leader, Miss Pauline Geary, piano, Joe Bodenberger, saxophone, Everett combs, cello, Miss
Maud Combs, violin, and Victor Wall, drums. This Orchestra will play for all productions of the Evansville Players in
the future. The Community chorus is composed of many of the best singers in the city, as follows: Lillian Siebert,
Leoline Harper, Ethel Fisher, Beth Biglow, Hazel Greatsinger, Bessie Brown, Brice Baird, Bruce Hubbard, Walter
Graham, Glidden Libby, Lemore Clark, Lynn Roberts, Webster Johnson, Harold Zwickey, Marlowe Smith, Cleo
Scott, Florence Brunsell, Orrel Baldwin, Marita Wilder, Dorothy Butts, Corinne Murwin, Myrtle Johnson, Dorothy
Hansen, Maude Ellis, Martha Davis, Mildred Hansen.
80 Years Ago (1929): Plans are underway for a ski tournament to be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday on the new jumping
hill one mile northeast of the city. About 30 jumpers have already entered the contest, including 12 professionals
from Stoughton and Edgerton. The new ski slide erected about two weeks ago, is 50 feet high, including the hill
and scaffold, and has proven extremely popular with the young people of the city. Local athletes have already
made jumps of more than 60 feet and it is predicted that some very thrilling and difficult feats will be performed in
the tournament which is the first one to be held here in many years. Plans for the event were made at the meeting
and organization of the Evansville Ski Club held Friday night in the Wilder School. Harvey Brunsell was elected
president of the club; Olaf Hatlin, secretary; and Chester Haakenson, treasurer.
70 Years Ago (1939): Fred W. Hansen, who has cleaned and pressed clothing apparel, sewed on buttons, and
designed and made fellow citizens’ suits since his arrival way back in 1903 is this week observing his thirty-sixth
anniversary here as a tailor-merchant. He has been transacting business in the same location west of Carr’s
grocery for the past 21 years.
60 Years Ago (1949): Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fenrick, life-long residents of this vicinity, will observe their 40th
wedding anniversary tomorrow. They are spending several weeks at the home of the latter’s mother, Mrs. Rachel
Milbrandt, south of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Fenrick have spent their entire married life on their farm east of the city
which is now operated by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fenrick. Both are active members of
the Baptist church and its auxiliaries. Mrs. Fenrick was formerly Miss Grace Milbrandt. The couple has four
children and four grandchildren.
50 Years Ago (1959): Mr. and Mrs. Norman Odegaard purchased his father’s farm, home of the late Gilbert
Odegaard, and will move Saturday from the Mrs. Harry Spooner farm to their new home. Mr. and Mrs. Dana
Phelps are moving from the Odegaard farm to their farm northeast of Evansville. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Phelps and
family recently moved from his father’s farm to a 300-acre farm near Whitewater.
40 Years Ago (1969): Ruby Morrison, Evansville, is one of ten Whitewater State University coeds who will
compete for the title of Miss WSU-W and Queen of the 1969 Ice-O-Rama during the annual winter carnival to be
held at the University Feb. 19-22. Miss Morrison, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Morrison, will do
a baton twirling act as her entry in the talent portion of the contest.
30 Years Ago (1979): Viaduct proposals were presented to the City Council. The first alternative was doing
nothing, but then the bridge would probably have to be closed due to safety reasons in a few years. Building a
new bridge was the next alternative offered and also the costliest, $2.8 million. The Hwy 14- Hwy 59 intersection
would still be dangerous, with low visibility. The cheapest at-grade proposal will cost $555,000 plus right of way
costs and reconstructing 59 from Park Drive to Highway 14. The next plan was another at-grade proposal but
would involve more intersection work on the new 59-14 intersection and would cost more about $755,000 plus right
of way. A third at-grade proposal would widen 59 up to Mill Street, so that two lanes of traffic and two parking
lanes would be established on North Madison Street. The street is presently only 33 feet wide between Mill and
Park Drive. More work would be done on 14 so there will be better visibility. The Department of Transportation
favors the at grade crossing proposals.
20 Years Ago (1989): The band and choir teacher at the Evansville High School, Mr. Ronald Grimes is the vocal
and instrumental director of the musical “Once Upon A Mattress.” Mr. Richard Krake, technical director of the
musical has been teaching for 22 years. He teaches art at EHS and is advisor for the Student Council. A
newcomer to Evansville Middle School, Shari Moe, is the drama director. She is a teacher of reading and math.
Ms. Sheila Klein, is the artistic director. She has been teaching at the Evansville High School for the past five
years. Besides teaching Communications, Literature and Basic English classes, she has directed “Annie,”
“Calamity Jane” and one act plays.
10 years ago (1999): J. C. McKenna Middle School spelling bee winners are Leah Olson, 6th grade; Cale Wyse,
8th grade; and alternate Holly Herring, 5th grade
Fourth Week of February 1869-1999
140 Years Ago (1869): Several citizens of this village have been attacked more or less violently by a disease
which is new to our physicians and which their skill cannot control or check. It is called the “Virginia fever;” the
patient talks enthusiastically about “cheap land, fruit country, fine climate, old commonwealth, good markets, get
rich in the increase in price of land, &c. Whether the disease will compel emigration as the only means of cure
remains to be seen.
130 Years Ago (1879): MARRIED – MURPHY – McCARTY – At Evansville, by Rev. E. Robinson, Feb. 18th, Mr.
Daniel Murphy of Union, to Miss Anna McCarty of Stoughton.
120 Years Ago (1889): Mr. A. Munger, living about one mile west of this place, received a severe kick in the face
from a colt which he was leading to water Wednesday afternoon. Dr. T. F. Stair was called, who reports a badly
bruised face and broken nose, but he anticipates no serious results, further than the suffering of very severe pain
from the broken bones.
110 Years Ago (1899): Evansville Does Honor to Her Dead Soldier. The funeral of Mr. Frank Weaver which took
place last Sunday was conducted in a manner to show due respect to patriotism. The cortege started from the
house accompanied by an escort of nearly three hundred. First came Black Huzzur Band; then followed the
members of the G.A.R. Post, and then the Modern Woodmen. At the church as many as possible were
accommodated but it is estimated that at least four hundred tried to gain entrance who could not. There were
profuse floral decorations and special music, and a fitting sermon by the Rev. M. C. Miner. The deceased leaves a
father and mother and five younger brothers and sisters besides paternal grandparents and several families of
relatives to mourn their loss.
100 Years Ago (1909): When you pull down the town in which is your home, you are pulling down yourself, and
when you build up the town in which you live you are building up yourself and your neighbor. Try and banish from
your mind the mistaken idea that all good things are away off in some other locality. Give your town all the praise it
can legitimately have. It will cost you nothing and certainly do you no harm, and above all patronize your home
90 Years Ago (1919): Ben Green left yesterday for Louisville, Kentucky, with a car load, consisting of twenty-four
head, of Holstein cows and heifers, which have been purchased of F. B. Green & Sons by a bankers’ syndicate
which is furnishing the farmers of that portion of Kentucky with thoroughbred milk stock in an effort to build up an
interest in the dairy business in that state. This is the first of a large consignment that will go there from Rock
80 Years Ago (1929): More than 500 persons attended the first ski tournament of the season held here Sunday
afternoon at the new jumping hill one mile northeast of the city. Besides the exhibition riders, 33 competed in the
prize events. Erling Landvig, Stoughton, a professional jumper, won the class A prize for the longest standing
jump, 62 feet. Olaf Hatlen, local rider, won first in the class B with two standing jumps of 60 feet and a total of 153
½ points. Second prize went to Wilmer Rein, Stoughton, who made 146 points and third prize was awarded to his
brother, Rupert Rein, Stoughton, with 144 points.
70 Years Ago (1939): Dr. C. M. Smith, 72, lifelong resident of Evansville and one of southern Wisconsin’s most
prominent physicians, died suddenly at midnight Wednesday following a 12 hour illness in his home at 104 South
Madison Street. Dr. Smith, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Charles Smith was born in Evansville March 23, 1866 and
received his early education in the Evansville schools. He was graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago, in
1890, after which he practiced for one year in Milton Junction. The physician returned to Evansville in 1892 to
practice medicine with his father and for 15 years maintained a private hospital in his residence.
60 Years Ago (1949): Former street commissioner, Allie D. Ballard, will quietly observe his 84th birthday here next
Monday at his home at 121 Maple Street. Mr. Ballard, who served the city as street commissioner for 25 years,
was born February 28, 1865, in a log cabin on the Frank Croak farm one mile east of Evansville and grew to young
manhood in that locality. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nate Ballard, pioneer settler of this community.
Following his marriage to Miss Alice Thurman in December 1884, he and Mrs. Ballard resided on the farm east of
the city until they moved to this city about 33 years ago. The couple has one son, Floyd Ballard, northern
Wisconsin and three grandchildren.
50 Years Ago (1959): Thorvold Olson sold his farm, the former Klinke farm, in two parcels. Richard Strickland
purchased 80 acres and buildings, and 35 acres of land was purchased by Melvin Renly, Janesville. Orville Devlin
states he has been quite busy handling parcels of real estate this winter.
40 Years Ago (1969): Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fellows announce the birth of a daughter, Carla, on Friday, Jan. 28 in
St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. Carla has two sisters, Terry and Nancy and four brothers, Lew, Bobbie, Jerry, and
Dickie. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Fellows, Evansville and Frank Simon, Sauk City.
30 Years Ago (1979): Mitch Hull won two matches and Dave Goodspeed one as the University of Wisconsin
wrestling team crushed Illinois and Purdue in matches last weekend. Hull scored a 6-2 decision over Illinois’ Rick
Johnson, on Saturday, while Goodspeed did not wrestle. Sunday against Purdue, Goodspeed wrestled at 142 and
scored a 10-6 win over his Boilermaker opponent. Hull scored a pin at 190 in 7:55, as the Badgers won 55-0.
20 Years Ago (1989): The February meeting of the Police Explorer Chapter included the welcoming of the 11th
member, Jason Jones and discussion on uniforms. Police Chief Chuck DiPiazza distributed information on
scholarships for the police science program. The Evansville Chief and Deputy Pat Conlin of Green County met
and exchanged ideas for events and programs. Scouts working on a finger printing merit badge were Tim Courtier
and Scott Nelson, assisted by Police Officer David Gallman.
10 years ago (1999): Last week opposition to the proposed school building and remodeling referendum appeared
with “Vote No March 16” signs around town. The binding referendum for $18.9 million would include the purchase
of the Fair Street Trailer Park, from Roger Berg. If the referendum fails, there would be no sale. In Feb. of 1997, it
was deemed best to purchase land adjacent to school property to construct a new intermediate school on a central
campus site. The new building was planned for the Fair Street area to adjoin the elementary school and the high