First Week of February 1875-2005
140 Years Ago (1875): The good sleighing and comparatively pleasant weather of the past few days
have induced many people to gather in from all points of the compass. Trade has been quite lively, and
considerable pork, poultry, and produce of all kinds have found ready market in Evansville.
130 Years Ago (1885): Dr. Smith was called in consultation, to a son of Mr. Robert Roberts, of Rutland,
who was suffering from a complicated lung difficulty. The boy was tapped and a large quantity of bloody
water taken from his diseased lung. The doctor says that more recent news from the family place the
boy in an easy condition with hopeful signs of his recovery.
120 Years Ago (1895): Magnolia: Mr. Nito Brown, who has been working at the blacksmith trade in
Chicago the past year has returned home and intends to begin work at his shop. He has come to the
conclusion that country life is better than city life. While on the street in Chicago he was attacked by
three men who demanded his money; one man fired a pistol shot at him and he began to cry for help.
Another fired, the ball entering the cheek just under the eye. The bullet was found, but his face looks
110 Years Ago (1905): If last night was not one of the coldest so far this season, then our
thermometers are all off their base. The many in this city varied all the way from 18 to 25 below, and a
few were completely snowed up and failed to register. Anyhow it was too cold for solid comfort.
100 Years Ago (1915): Mrs. Hattie Chapin Richardson arrived Monday from Ochre River, Manitoba,
Can., for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. P. Chapin and Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Richardson.
90 Years Ago (1925): Croak’s Corners: Mr. Thos. Dunphy has resigned his position as treasurer of the
Albany Catholic church, a position he has held for 52 years. Thos. Croak was elected to take Mr.
80 Years Ago (1935): In view of the fact that the late Burr W. Jones, former justice of the Wisconsin
Supreme court, bequested to the city of Evansville a sum of $500 to be used in the purchase of
playground equipment for the park here, the council at its regular meeting Tuesday night passed a
resolution to name the recreation area of the park “The Burr W. Jones Athletic Field.” Many years ago
Justice Jones turned over the ten acre tract east of Lake Leota to the city which in the past few years
has been developed into a park and recreation center. Leonard park itself was donated to the city by
his step-father, Levi Leonard, who had married his mother during the justice’s early childhood. In
passing the resolution here Tuesday night, the council decided to erect signs in the park designating
the name of the recreation area. This tract already includes the illuminated kittenball diamond and two
tennis courts which are now under construction as a FERA project.
70 Years Ago (1945): Mrs. L. P. Eager, Mrs. J. K. P. Porter, and Mrs. Floyd Miller were chosen
members of the executive board of the Woman’s Literary club at its regular meeting Monday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. C. J. Pearson. The present officers, who were elected a year ago for two year terms
are Mrs. A. M. Winn, President; Mrs. J. B. Baldwin, first vice president; Mrs. L. P. Eager, second vice
president; Mrs. A. C. Holmes, recording secretary; Mrs. H. L. Morrison, corresponding secretary, and
Mrs. W. M. Bewick, treasurer.
60 Years Ago (1955): The Evansville police department recently received a letter of commendation
from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Dec. 17 arrest of Jesse A. Sensabaugh, who had stolen
a 1954 Oldsmobile from a parking lot in Minneapolis. The letter from James B. Poster, special agent for
the FBI, state in part: “I wish to compliment you (George Walk) and your department on the fine job you
did in this case and I want to thank you for the cooperation extended to this office. Sensabaugh was
picked up for questioning Dec. 17, 1954 by Officer Myron Beyers when he was seen wandering through
town with an open wine bottle in his pocket.
50 Years Ago (1965): The high school debate team provided the program for the Lions Club meeting
Monday night. The team consisted of Sue Crull, Terry Collins, Babs Ehle and Pat Erstad. Roger Crull
served as moderator. He pointed out that the debate team had compiled an enviable record so far this
season. Their debate subject was “should Atomic Power be Controlled by an International
40 Years Ago (1975): The Evansville High School jazz band was one of the finalists in the 9th annual
Badger State Festival of Jazz held at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday, Feb. 1. In
addition, Bruce Jandrey, Evansville, pianist, was singled out as one of the outstanding instrumentalists in
30 Years Ago (1985): The bitter cold Arctic blast that ventured into this part of the country last
Thursday, brought another record breaker, with 22 below zero. And the temperature readings were still
on their way down, continuing through the weekend. A slight warming trend to 8 above was noted but
Sunday night the thermometer read in the double digits again.
20 Years Ago (1995): A group of campers from the Congregational United Church of Christ met at the
home of Debbie and Kendall Schneider for a potluck on Sunday evening. The group was making plans
for a summer camping weekend.
10 years ago (2005): The Helen C. smith Scholarship fund was recently enhanced by the sum of
$1,257, given by the Edythe L. Kazda family and friends. This fund was established by the descendants
of Helen C. Smith, a lifelong Evansville resident and a world renowned writer. The fund was intended to
provide some monetary assistance to budding artists and writers on achieving the necessary academic
qualifications. The fund is administered solely by the Evansville School District.
Second Week of February 1875-2005
140 Years Ago (1875): Owing to the severely cold and blustering weather the little child of Mr.
Wadsworth’s was not buried until Sunday last, one week from its death. Funeral services took place
from the Methodist church; the house was full although the day was severely cold. The little girl was a
scholar in Mr. Potter’s Infant Sunday School class. Rev. J. H. Brooks preached the sermon.
130 Years Ago (1885): After years of pleasant acquaintance Mr. Irving A. Libby and Miss Ella Gibbs,
both of this place, have pledged themselves to each other as man and wife, so to remain until some
power outside of their control shall them part which solemn vows should be sacredly kept. In compliance
with the rules and forms of the Episcopal faith, this important ceremony took place at St. John’s church
last Wednesday evening, the church being well filled at precisely this hour, the bridal party were
conducted to their places by ushers Mr. Geo. Pullen and Wm. Campbell in the following order: Mr.
Ernest Libby with Miss Flora Smith; Mr. Arthur Spencer with Miss Ida Libby, of Freeport; Mr. Irving A.
Libby with first bridesmaid, Miss Helen Tupper and Mr. Frank Gibbs, Jr. and his sister Ella.
120 Years Ago (1895): 200 feet of new hose has just been added to fire Co. No. 2 outfit. Their engine
is hand power, but they always get there first and hold the fire in check until the steam engine gets in its
work, therefore are entitled to great praise and consideration.
110 Years Ago (1905): Monday afternoon, while Clement Ludden of Porter, aged 18 years, was driving
across the Main street railroad crossing, the runners of the sleigh caught in one of the rails and he was
thrown out, striking on his head and shoulders. He was taken to Dr. Evans’ office, where he regained
consciousness in about an hour. No bones were broken and he seems to be getting along nicely.
100 Years Ago (1915): Brooklyn: A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Hook on Monday afternoon, when their only daughter, Mabel was married to Mr. Fred O. Peterson. Miss
Clara Peterson, a sister of the groom played the wedding march and Rev. Barnett performed the
ceremony in the presence of about thirty friends and relatives. The couple was unattended. Four girl
friends of the bride served an elaborate three-course luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson will be at home
on the groom’s farm southwest of Brooklyn after April 10. Those present from out of town were: Mr.
Robert Hankinson and daughter Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Campbell and family, Miss Lou Howland of
Evansville; Mrs. Albert Hook and Mrs. Mary Peterson of Madison, Misses Clara and Anna Peterson,
Whitewater; Mrs. Pratt of Oregon, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Peterson of Stoughton.
90 Years Ago (1925): Last week a deal was closed whereby D. F. Finnane, Jr., becomes the owner of
the Eastman Cash and Carry Store on the corner of 1st and Liberty streets. The new proprietor is busy
this week repainting the place and is making several changes which will not only add to the appearance
of the store but will enable him to carry a better and larger stock of goods. Mr. Finnane is a young man
full of energy and pep and he promises to make the grocery business hum in that end of town. Mr.
Finnane promises to have a grand opening some day next week at which time he will inaugurate the new
idea of giving a two per cent discount on every order of one dollar or over. This place hereafter will be
known as The Up-to-Date Store.
80 Years Ago (1935): The Magnolia 4-H club had an interesting program at their regular meeting
February 1 at the home of Evelyn Spersrud. Harold Robinson of the Evansville club gave a lecture
demonstration on the baby beef project. The following were installed as officers for the coming club
year: president, Helen Gransee; secretary Beulah Gransee; treasurer, Clark Beal; and reporter, Anna
Rowald. Charles Larson will be installed at the next meeting as vice-president. Miss Evelyn Spersrud
has been chosen as director for this year. She has chosen as her assistants; Mrs. Harold Klusmeyer,
Mrs. Grant Howard and Dean George.
70 Years Ago (1945): Mrs. Lewis Peckham, who for the past several years has been assistant librarian
in Brodhead, has been engaged by the Evansville library board as librarian for the Eager Free Public
Library. Mrs. Peckham will assume her duties here March 1, when Miss Anna Stevens, who has held the
position the past two and one-half years, leaves to begin her work as city librarian in Baraboo. Mrs. C.
E. Winston will continue as assistant at the library. Due to the nation-wide conservation order the library
schedule has been revised and the rooms will be closed on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The library
is now open every afternoon Monday through Saturday from 1:30 to 5:30 and every evening except
Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 to 10.
60 Years Ago (1955): The Evansville City Council Tuesday night covered a wide variety of business in
one of the shortest meetings in recent council history. The meeting adjourned at 9:40. As required by
law, the Council fixed the City Clerk-Treasurer’s salary for the coming year at $150 per month.
Additional pay will be provided, however, for duties performed which, under state statute, are not
required of a city clerk-treasurer. The salary will thus be flexible according to the ability of the clerk-
treasurer in office.
50 Years Ago (1965): Mrs. Vaughn Petersen states that she has received five applications for
candidate’s papers for the position of school board member to be elected at the spring election. The
candidates are Mrs. Will Sumner, James Neuenschwander, Mrs. Ken Kuelz, Vern Jaeger and Russell
Jeske. The latter two reside in the Leyden vicinity. There is only one position to be filled at the
election. It is that of Mrs. Claire Ehle, who has stated that she will not be a candidate.
40 Years Ago (1975): Miss Janice Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Montgomery,
Evansville became the bride of Dave A. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turner, Evansville, in a
ceremony performed at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Footville. The
Rev. John Walsh officiated.
30 Years Ago (1985): Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McCaffrey, 413 S. Madison Street, will celebrate their 60th
wedding anniversary with an open house at the Evansville Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 24th.
McCaffrey and Beatrice Setzer were married Feb. 24, 1925 in the Magnolia parsonage. Both are
retired. The couple has six children: Barbara Williams, Beloit; Phillip McCaffrey, Kansas City; Edd
McCaffrey, Evansville; Elizabeth Widmer, Albany; Joyce Richards, Janesville; and Donna Jaggi,
Brodhead. They also have 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
20 Years Ago (1995): The Evansville Varsity basketball team beat Palmyra 72-59, making the Blue
Devils 11-0 in conference and 14-1 overall. The leading scorers were Ty Grovesteen 28 points; Joe
Benson 26 points; Mike Rhoda 10 points’ Jeremy Bergum 6 points; and Matt Smiley 2 points. Next
Tuesday, they play Brodhead and on Friday, they play Turner.
10 years ago (2005): Valentine’s Day is a rich tradition of poetry, fine dining, flowers and chocolate.
The Evansville Fund will supply plenty of the latter at its Chocolate Extravaganza and Silent Auction this
Saturday, in the public area of the Grange Mall.
Third Week of February 1875-2005
140 Years Ago (1875): Dr. Evans says, during the thirty years of his medical practice, in all kinds of
weather, and every exposure incident to the season, he never suffered so much as what he did last
Thursday, returning from a visit via Union village. He froze his face, nose and ears, and thinks if he had
had another mile to have traveled he must have perished.
130 Years Ago (1885): Many thanks are due to our fellow citizen Col. George Hall for coming to our
relief and generously suggesting to donate a sack of flour to all of the poor families within the city limits,
which we appreciate very highly in our emergency with an exhausted treasury and nothing to supply the
many applications that we have, as we make it a rule that none shall be turned empty away. Wish there
were more such generous souls among us as Col. George. Mrs. M. F. Millspaugh, Sec.
120 Years Ago (1895): William Hopkins died at his home near the city Saturday morning February 9,
1895 of pneumonia, aged 74 years, 1 month and 4 days. The deceased was born in Sussex, England,
January 6, 1821, and lived there until 1834 when he removed to Ontario Canada, with his parents. In
1848 he came to the township of Center. After residing there a few years he went to Milwaukee county,
living there ten years. In 1864, he came to Evansville and since lived on his farm just east of town. In
1853, he was married to Jane Adee. A widow, two sons and one daughter are left to mourn his death.
110 Years Ago (1905): Tuesday, Mrs. Eliza Snyder, who resides with her daughter Mrs. Kate Dean of
Footville, celebrated her 90th birthday with a family reunion of nine children, 34 grandchildren and 13
great-grand-children. This was the first time the entire family has ever been together. There has been
but one death in the Snyder family for 57 years.
100 Years Ago (1915): Cards are out for the wedding of Miss Nellie Devine and Mr. Lee Milbrandt,
February 24, at the home of Miss Devine’s sister, Mrs. John Sholtz of Oregon.
90 Years Ago (1925): North Magnolia: Carl Roth is moving to the farm he recently purchased near
Brooklyn. George Erdman has been hired to work on the Thorfin Olson farm, Cooksville, the coming
year. A. M. Sigland will move to the Jorgan Larsen farm in Porter.
80 Years Ago (1935): Evansville dance fans are expected to turn out enmasse for the annual charity
ball to be held here next Thursday evening in the Magee hall under the auspices of the Lions club.
Admission to the 1935 charity ball has been set at 75 cents per couple and 25 cents for extra ladies.
Proceeds from the event will be used by the Lions club in sponsoring its relief program which has been
carried out here in a most extensive manner during the past several years. The money realized, for the
most part, will be used in supplying needy families with clothing, fuel, food and medical attention.
70 Years Ago (1945): William C. Schneider and S. K. Day were re-elected directors at the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Baker Manufacturing company held Tuesday afternoon in the
company’s office. At a directors meeting which followed the stockholders’ session, C. S. Baker was re-
elected president and treasurer; J. G. Baker re-elected vice president and Miss Helen Bly was elected
secretary. She has been acting secretary since W. S. Spratler, Jr., left last May for service in the navy.
60 Years Ago (1955): Following the worship service last Sunday in Cooksville Lutheran church a
meeting of the organ memorial committee was held to discuss the purchase of a new electronic organ
with chimes. The committee includes Mrs. Laura Erickson, Mrs. Lee Ecklund, Mrs. Theodore Hatlen,
Frank Viney, Edwin Julseth, and the Rev. A. M. Romstad.
50 Years Ago (1965): Evansville Junior High School Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll, first honors 3.5
average or better, Second Honors, 3.0 average or better. First Honors, grade 8: Kent Lesandrini,
Sherry Golz, Ann Willis, Mary Burns, Rebecca Franklin and Tom Reese. Second honors, Grade 8:
Jaqualyn Johnson, Terry Jorgenson, Lucile Rowland, Bonnie Fellows, Lynne Baltzer and Carole
Rasmussen. First Honors, grade 7; Paula DesRochers, Teresa Schnell, Janis Holm, Jay Johnson and
Andy Wyse. Second honors, grade 7; Corrine Algrim, Jackie Bone, Sandra Howard, Cynthia Wright,
Noreen Cornwell, Susan Fellows, Deborah Miller, Joan Klusmeyer, Vicki Brunsell, Prentice Eager,
Sandra Kuelz, Jeanette McNamer, Linda Polich and Pattie Smalley.
40 Years Ago (1975): Another successful year has come to a close for the Evansville FFA Corn Plot.
Many community farmers, the FFA Alumni, and agribusiness personnel made the year an educational
one. Their cooperation has never been paralleled. The EHS faculty, administration and school board
are to be commended for their sincere support and cooperation in this activity. Again this year the
1,568 bushels were stored and marketed by the Union Co-op people.
30 Years Ago (1985): While city employees and trucks were kept busy last week eliminating the snow
from the downtown area, the rural areas were hit doubly hard. Drifting snow kept roads shut, time and
time again, as the winds kept blowing. School was closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to the
hazardous conditions, and students were dismissed early Monday and again on Thursday. Monday’s
temperature of 37 degrees was most welcome. It now appears the January thaw is here, along with
20 Years Ago (1995): The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has named 1,897 undergraduate
students to its honor roll for the 1994-95 Fall Semester. Included in the listed are the following area
persons: Nadine Breunig, Richard Cole, Amy Fredendall, Sharon Graul, Kim Jaquint, Jeffrey Jones,
Kimberly Katzenmeyer, Ronald Maxwell, Mark Schwartz, Steve Von Behren, Lisa Whitehead, all of
Evansville; and Mitchel Caya and Toby Linzmeier, both of Brooklyn.
10 years ago (2005): It was a wild ride this past Tuesday morning for a Lycon cement truck driver. As
he approached the top of the hill on the north side of Hwy 14 coming south into the city, the driver
reported another vehicle passing him on his left, crowding him, causing him to lose control of his truck.
The truck left the roadway, snapped off a power pole while turning in the opposite direction. The truck
proceeded to topple over to its side and slide down the ditch line before coming to a stop. Although the
accident itself was severe, the driver was able to remove himself from the vehicle and no ambulance was
Fourth Week of February 1875-2005
140 Years Ago (1875): Mr. E. H. Dudley, just from Rush Medical College, gave us a call Thursday. He
has just completed his medical course and, with diploma in his pocket, is ready for business. Mr. Dudley
is one of our young men who will do honor to his profession. He is a close student, and will leave no
opportunity untried that will not contribute to his success. We think he contemplates going into
Minnesota, either as practitioner or druggist.
130 Years Ago (1885): Married. Monday evening February 23d at the residence of the bride’s mother
by Rev. J. B. Finn, Mary H. Stubbs of Evansville, Wis., to Mark L. Noble, of Blalock, Oregon. Miss
Stubbs has lived here nearly all her lifetime and has always been accredited as being one of the very
excellent young ladies of the place. Mr. Noble formerly lived here or attended school at the Seminary.
He afterwards went to Burr Oak, Iowa, where he married and moved to Oregon. His wife having died,
now comes East for another one, the lady he learned to love and admire while students together at the
Seminary. The parties will return to Oregon at once. We also understand it is the intention of Mrs.
Stubbs, the widowed mother of the bride to accompany her daughter and remain in her family.
120 Years Ago (1895): C. A. Libby sold his business property on Main Street between the Shiveley and
Calkins buildings to the real estate firm of Tuttle, Fisher & Dibble, for $1,000 which the purchasers claim
is the highest price ever paid in this city. The lot is 17 ½ x 66 feet. It is occupied by H. Monshau’s
harness shop. This enterprising firm will erect a fine building thereon in the early spring. [Note: This
property is 16 East Main Street.]
110 Years Ago (1905): An operetta entitled “The National Flower” will be given at the opera house,
March 9 and 10. This entertainment, under the auspices of the L. A. S. of the Methodist church of this
place, promises to be a most pleasant affair. A large number, eighty in all, of Evansville’s young people
and some older ones, are being trained by Mesdames Gertrude Grundy and Julia Love of Chicago for
parts in this operetta.
100 Years Ago (1915): The American magazine for March on file at the public library, contains a
splendid article, one of a series on “The Golden Rule in Business” written by Ida M. Tarbell. The article
is of interest to people of Evansville and vicinity because a large part of it is given over to a detailed
account of the plan of profit sharing used by the Baker Manufacturing company so successfully.
Excellent pictures of both A. S. Baker and John S. Baker appear at the head of the story by Miss
Tarbell. In fact this article is made the feature of the American for this month.
90 Years Ago (1925): The school children and the general public will be given a chance next
Wednesday to hear for the first time an inaugural address of an incoming president, by way of radio, at
the gymnasium of the city schools. Through the courtesy of Mr. H. H. Loomis, this message will be given
our people from one of the twelve stations which will be allowed to broadcast it. Mr. Loomis thinks that
his best Atwater-Kent receiver will be capable of sending the message to the farthest corners of the hall,
but in case it is not loud enough he has secured from Madison one of the latest things in the line of a
Magnovox which will take care of the matter.
80 Years Ago (1935): A raging blizzard, the worst to strike this locality in the past several years, swept
over Evansville and vicinity late Sunday night and Monday morning bringing traffic and business activity
in the city practically to a standstill. Bus service was abandoned Sunday night and was not continued
until the highways were cleared late Monday afternoon and although trains through Evansville continued
to operate, they were hours behind schedule as the city attempted to uncover itself from an eleven-inch
snowfall. Local hotels were packed beyond capacity. Three persons sat up all night in the Hotel Central
lobby waiting for rooms to be vacated the following morning so they might roll in for a much desired rest.
Others who could not be accommodated at hotels and who were unable to secure lodging in private
homes spent the night at the Northwestern station and at the Cozy Cafe nearby. Evansville men and
women employed in Madison and Janesville were unable to get to their work. Several days were
required before rural mail delivery service was again regular and farmers could resume their business
activities here. School attendance was under 50 per cent Monday morning and dozens failed to report
70 Years Ago (1945): Harold Abey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Abey, president of the Evansville 4-H club
and an outstanding worker in the club, was awarded a DeLaval one unit milking machine and a $25 war
bond at a club project leaders meeting here in the city hall Tuesday afternoon. The prize was presented
by Verne Varney, Madison, state club leader, who commended the youth on his work.
60 Years Ago (1955): Duane Tomlin, ace Thursday night Greenhouse bowler, had triplets last week—
three consecutive games of 181. A. C. Holmes, who has been secretary of the Evansville bowling
league for the last 12 years recalls only three other instances in which a bowler rolled three consecutive
games of the same score in league play. Tomlin is now eagerly awaiting his shoulder patch from the
American Bowling Congress which will be a symbol of his rare accomplishment.
50 Years Ago (1965): Everyone who knew anything about basketball and saw Coach Truog’s Blue
Devils in action predicted a winning ball club, at least toward the end of the season. They aren’t
disappointed now. Looking like champions with fighting spirit all the way the local five left the gym
happy, excited, pleased and perhaps a more confident squad. After 22 straight defeats, several by only
a few points, many fans left the game in tears on Friday night, tears of joy and elation and amid
whispers of speculation as the prospect of Evansville in the first round of tournament play on March 2 at
40 Years Ago (1975): Seven Evansville adults were scheduled to appear in Rock County Court Branch
2, last Thursday in connection with a string of thefts of livestock, farm equipment, sporting goods
equipment and frozen food in Rock, Adams, and Dane counties. Thursday of last week, deputies
recovered 16 feeder pigs, a sheep, a lamb, five heifers, a chopper wagon, frozen beef, a hose, a lawn
mower, plywood and some feed. The items were stolen during the previous week from a number of
farms and homes in rural Edgerton and Evansville and from a sporting goods store in Adams county.
30 Years Ago (1985): Evansville finished the regular conference season by defeating Brodhead 68-52,
Tuesday, February 19th. The victory gave the Blue Devils a 10-4 conference record and second place,
just one game behind first place Edgerton. The leading scorers for the Blue Devils were Jon Hazlett and
Rusty Youngman with 13 and 12 points respectively. Brad Petterson had 9 points. Butch Koch and Phil
Updike each had 8 points. Dwight Redders and Jack Pierce tossed in 7 points each while Todd Huschka
and Jeff Mavis each scored 2 points. The tournament action began Tuesday when Evansville played
20 Years Ago (1995): Ryan Schneeberger, Evansville, in Washington DC for a National Youth
Leadership Conference, had an opportunity to meet with Sen. Kohl. Ryan presented the senator with a
POPS student t-shirt and several POPS buttons and key chains. He also had a chance to chat with the
senator about the Power of Positive Students program at EHS. Ryan, a senior, is the son of Steve and
Sylvia Schneeberger and has been a very positive influence on the EHS staff and student body for the
past four years.
10 years ago (2005): The smiles on the many chocolate lovers attending the Evansville fund’s
Chocolate Extravaganza and Silent Auction on February 12 were a sure sign of its culinary and social
success. Due to the generosity of Brian Fick of Appliance Works, the many donors of chocolate
desserts and candies, including coffee from Real Coffee, and to the donors of silent auction items, the
evening was also an outstanding financial success. “The proceeds will be invested and earnings on it
will fund community projects for many years,” Board Chair Nancy Nelson said.