In Review
First Week of October 1872-2002

140 Years Ago (1872):  Dr. Beebe informs us that he has not encountered so much sickness at any time
before as he has this fall.  The old fashioned fever and ague is quite prevalent.

130 Years Ago (1882):  We noticed carpenter Libby staking off the ground to lay the foundation of a new
house for Henry Hubbard at the foot of Madison street, on the old Barron lot.  He having sold his old place at
the foot of the street, to Mr. Wallace Eastman.  Across the street a foundation is being put in by Mr. Stemple
who will move the Lehman house on and fit it up for a residence.  Madison street at the end of the season, will
show a good many fine residences built this year.

120 Years Ago (1892):   This is the day that old soldiers, with a pleasant smile clear across their faces, get
their quarterly vouchers executed, which brings to them one of Uncle Sam’s rewarding smiles in the form of a
draft that any bank in the whole wide world is glad to take and give the face of it in gold if wanted.  

110 Years Ago (1902):  Last Saturday night a society, to be known as “The Evansville Dramatic and
Entertainment Association” was organized, composed of the best talent in the city.  The object of this
Association is to present to the people first class entertainments and to render assistance to charitable and
other societies.  The following officers were elected:  President, E. E. Combs; Vice Pres., Bertha Barnard; Sec.
and Treas., Adell Harris; Director, F. H. Devendorf; Property man, Lyman Allen.

100 Years Ago (1912):  The Economy Store has just unpacked a handsome electric sign that will be hung in
front of the store at once.  It will be the first electric sign in this city.

90 Years Ago (1922): About fifty of the neighbors of Thos. Finneran, south of town, gathered at his farm
Monday with their teams and machines and harvested his corn.  Mr. Finneran has been sick for a long time
and unable to get help, so this kindness on the part of his neighbors was greatly appreciated.

80 Years Ago (1932):  On a recent trip to Yorkville, Ill., to recover the Mike Reilly automobile which was taken
here July 24, chief of Police Fred Gillman, interviewed the thieves, Jesse Black, 28, and Morris Lewis, 36, who
were identified and arrested while visiting a friend in the Elkhorn jail.  In questioning the men, Chief Gillman
learned that they remained in Evansville at the Tourist Camp the night preceding the robbery and refused to
give their names to Matt Ellis, park storekeeper.  The following morning they drove about the city looking for a
“loose” car finally finding the Reilly car which was unlocked and parked in front of St. Paul’s Catholic church.  

70 Years Ago (1942):  This week plans have been made with Dr. J. W. Ames as salvage chairman, whereby
every bit of scrap metal in this city will be found and gotten to the salvage depot where in turn it will be sent to
the various mills to be made into bullets, tanks, torpedos, or what have you.  

60 Years Ago (1952):  Cyrus Christensen, who is serving on the Bon Homme Richard in North Korean waters,
came into port at Yokohama Bay, Japan, which is three hours’ travel from where his brother Dudley is working
with the civil service at Tachikawa, Japan.  Master Sgt. Jack Kennedy, Evansville is also stationed at
Tachikawa with the air force.  The three Evansville men spent 48 hours together before Cyrus had to go back
on the waters again.

50 Years Ago (1962):   Alderman Richard Eager, in speaking for the public safety committee, recommended
that approximately 47 new parking meters be purchased and installed on the south side of Main street at a
cost of $49.50 each, the total being $2,500, payment to be made from the parking meter fund.

40 Years Ago (1972):  After 21 years of faithful service in the United States Government Post Office in
Evansville, John Thurman retired last Friday.  He was a postal clerk and assistant postmaster and on
occasions had substituted as a mail carrier.  Mr. Thurman was a lifelong resident of the city.  Following his
graduation from the Evansville High School in 1932, he was employed at General Motors in Janesville and
Baker Manufacturing Company in Evansville before going into the post office to work.

30 Years Ago (1982):  The world’s fastest artist, Burnette G. Pletan, painted a beautiful scenic mural for Dr.
and Mrs. Karl Schoenenberger on South Madison Street.  Pletan is 70 years old and makes his home in
Arizona, but travels all around the country to fairs and shopping centers holding demonstrations of his speedy
artistic talents.  The just completed view is of the Swiss Alps with Chalet and Mountain Lake.   

20 Years Ago (1992):  Residents of the Evansville School District voted last week Monday to adopt a school
tax levy of $18.50 per thousand dollars of property valuation at the district’s annual meeting.  The new levy
represents a 19.5 percent increased in the school tax, or $2.05 more per thousand dollars of property value
than last year.  Twenty-nine people, including the board of education and administrators, attended the school
district’s annual meeting.  Twenty residents voted to approve the budget and tax levy, two voted against it.  
School Board president Greg Whitmore said the turnout was the largest the district has had at an annual
meeting in several years.

10 years ago (2002):  A Saturday morning workshop was held for Evansville City Council and Plan
Commission by the Evansville smart Growth Planning Committee.  The 4-hour workshop was facilitated by Joe
Moskal, faculty member of UW Extension Rock County.  Moskal’s area of expertise lies in Community
Development and resource as well as economic development.  The workshop was held at the new high school
in the meeting room.  

In Review
Third Week of October 1872-2002

140 Years Ago (1872):  Home trade, you know, is the only thing that will keep such a place as Evansville alive,
until the Rotary steam Engine shall prove a success.  Every dollar spent in the place is a dollar towards
building it up and increasing its general interest, while a dollar taken away tends to build up some other place
and pull ours down.

130 Years Ago (1882):  The recent gains to our population, if continued, will give a fine showing for our
census table three years hence.  The following is the increment for one week only:  October 2d, Mrs. Clarence
Doolittle, a daughter; Oct. 3d, Mrs. John Lamb, a son; Oct. 7th, Mrs. Samuel Collins, twins, a son and
daughter; Oct. 8th, Mrs. Nevill, a daughter.  In these cases, Dr. H. R. Bulson was the accoucheur.  Probably
the other physicians had more or less cases in the mean time, but Dr. Bulson leads in this line of practice so
far as our observation furnishes facts.

120 Years Ago (1892):   D. W. Johnson left Evansville this Spring with a horse called Joe Wonder.  He came
back the other day without the horse, but he had $4,500 stowed in his inside pocket.  Joe proved to be a
phenomenon, but Johnson sold him after he had won about all the races he trotted, for $2,100 and the horse
is now in St. Louis.  When he trotted here he was in the 35 class.  On the day the sale was made he went a
mile in 2:12 and a fraction.  Four thousand five hundred dollars was Johnson’s net gain after paying all
expenses of the season.  

110 Years Ago (1902):  Ole Christofferson, aged 37 years, was killed at the railroad coal shed in this city
Sunday morning about 10 o’clock, while assisting in running empty cars from the shed to the track below.  He
was upon the rear car of five, a low coal car, while the two other men were on top of the box cars ahead of him;
two brakes were all there were of any use and the heavy strain upon them broke one of them leaving the five
cars with only one brake to check their mad flight down the very steep incline, and the unfortunate man was
unable to see or know when the cars struck those below with such force as to throw him against the car in
front, breaking his neck, jaws, shoulders, mangling his head in a terrible manner and his body falling under the
wheels which cut off both his arms.  The deceased arrived in this city from his native land, Norway, three
weeks ago last Saturday, and was unable to speak or understand the language of those who tried to warn him
of his danger.  He leaves a wife, two small children, and three brother-in-laws in this city, Halvor and Gus
Hanson and Hans Skarning.  

100 Years Ago (1912):  Married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fellows, Miss Bessie
Fellows to Herbert Durner, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Durner of this city, Rev. Wilson, former pastor of the
Episcopal church, officiating.  

90 Years Ago (1922): Miss Katheryn Greenwood and Mr. Howard L. Morrison, both of this city were united in
marriage at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Nellie Greenwood, Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, the
Rev. O. W. Smith, of the Congregational church, officiating.  The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Zala
Miller, as matron of honor, the best man being Harold Morrison, a brother of the groom.  The ring service was
used, the ring bearer being Kenneth Morrison a nephew of the groom and Miss Mariam Fellows, flower girl.
The bride, is a young business woman who has held a position of trust and responsibility for some time with
The Farmers and Merchants Bank where she won the respect of her employers and the confidence of the
public.  In the social circles of the city she has a host of friends who love her for her sincere lovable disposition
and who will wish her all the joy to be obtained from married life.  Mr. Morrison, the groom, is an employee of
the Baker Manufacturing Company and is a young man, who by his own efforts alone has placed himself in a
position to be able to assume the responsibilities of a wife and a home.  After a short wedding tour the young
couple will make their home in this city.
    
80 Years Ago (1932):  To the residents of this community:  We the following coal dealers of Evansville, Wis.,
on and after October 14th, 1932, are placing our coal business on a cash basis, contracts excepted.  
Payments may be made either with the order or upon delivery at customer’s door.  We believe this to be for
the best interest of every honest customer, as well as for the dealers.  Evansville Feed & Fuel Co.; L. A.
Baldwin; Brunsell & Fellows Co.

70 Years Ago (1942):  The City Fire company was summoned to the plant of the Baker Manufacturing
company at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to extinguish a blaze on the roof of one of the buildings.  Earlier in the day
the roof over the core room had been tarred and was still in an inflammable condition when the foundry crew
poured off about 5 o’clock and sparks from the smokestack blew onto the fresh tar.  The fire caused
considerable damage.

60 Years Ago (1952):  This year homecoming will be Friday, Oct. 24, with Lake Mills providing the opposition
on the gridiron.  Coach Dave Demichei’s boys are coming along fast, and barring further injuries in this week’s
game, should be at peak strength next week for the Homecoming contest.  Festivities will be opened a week
from tonight with the traditional bonfire and snake dance.  Friday’s program includes a parade in the afternoon
and the game and Homecoming dance that night.  

50 Years Ago (1962):   Last weekend Leota Park suddenly became alive with a multitude of tents and
enthusiastic boys.  The occasion was the “Fall Camporee” of the Yahara District of the Boy Scouts of
America.  This was a first time for the City of Evansville to experience this event.  Several Scout troops from
the Evansville-Janesville area set up camp on Friday evening and others followed suit on Saturday morning to
raise the number of Scouts and their leaders to nearly 200.  Scoutmaster, Max Palmer of Evansville’s Troop
#14 was pleased to see his boys get their share of ribbons.    

40 Years Ago (1972):  Commander Cyrus Robert Christensen, U. S. Navy is a native of Evansville.  He
attended Evansville High School and enlisted in the navy in 1943.  He was commissioned following graduation
from Officer Candidate School in 1956.  Cdr. Christensen has just spent a week here in Evansville with his
mother, Mrs. Elsie Christensen and his brother Dudley Christensen and his sister, Ruth.  He is enjoying a
month’s leave before taking over his next assignment as commanding officer of the Mobile Mine Assembly
group in Charleston, S. C.

30 Years Ago (1982):  Members of the Eagle Scouts, Jaycees and other interested parties helped out on the
spillway bridge project that Eagle Scout Dave DeKelver has started on.  The boards have been replaced in the
floors and the wire is now being replaced on the sides.  Work is almost completed and weather permitting the
project will be finished shortly.

20 Years Ago (1992):  At the beginning of last week’s city council meeting Evansville dispatcher Betty Dunphy
presented the city council with a petition containing five pages of signatures of people in support of holding a
referendum on whether Evansville should keep its local dispatching system or join Rock County’s 911 central
dispatch system.  As of Monday morning, the names are being verified, and according to Clerk-Treasurer Bob
Poffenberger, it looks as though there are enough signatures to call for a referendum.  A special election may
have to be called.

10 years ago (2002):  Twins, Private Richard R. Roberts and Private Joseph R. Roberts, sons of Diane and
Larry Roberts of Evansville, completed Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, on
October 4.  The twins, age 18, are 2002 graduates of Evansville High School.  Richard will continue training as
an Aviation Mechanic in Florida and Joseph will continue training as an Intelligence Specialist in Virginia.

In Review
Third Week of October 1872-2002

140 Years Ago (1872):  Home trade, you know, is the only thing that will keep such a place as Evansville alive,
until the Rotary steam Engine shall prove a success.  Every dollar spent in the place is a dollar towards
building it up and increasing its general interest, while a dollar taken away tends to build up some other place
and pull ours down.

130 Years Ago (1882):  The recent gains to our population, if continued, will give a fine showing for our
census table three years hence.  The following is the increment for one week only:  October 2d, Mrs. Clarence
Doolittle, a daughter; Oct. 3d, Mrs. John Lamb, a son; Oct. 7th, Mrs. Samuel Collins, twins, a son and
daughter; Oct. 8th, Mrs. Nevill, a daughter.  In these cases, Dr. H. R. Bulson was the accoucheur.  Probably
the other physicians had more or less cases in the mean time, but Dr. Bulson leads in this line of practice so
far as our observation furnishes facts.

120 Years Ago (1892):   D. W. Johnson left Evansville this Spring with a horse called Joe Wonder.  He came
back the other day without the horse, but he had $4,500 stowed in his inside pocket.  Joe proved to be a
phenomenon, but Johnson sold him after he had won about all the races he trotted, for $2,100 and the horse
is now in St. Louis.  When he trotted here he was in the 35 class.  On the day the sale was made he went a
mile in 2:12 and a fraction.  Four thousand five hundred dollars was Johnson’s net gain after paying all
expenses of the season.  

110 Years Ago (1902):  Ole Christofferson, aged 37 years, was killed at the railroad coal shed in this city
Sunday morning about 10 o’clock, while assisting in running empty cars from the shed to the track below.  He
was upon the rear car of five, a low coal car, while the two other men were on top of the box cars ahead of him;
two brakes were all there were of any use and the heavy strain upon them broke one of them leaving the five
cars with only one brake to check their mad flight down the very steep incline, and the unfortunate man was
unable to see or know when the cars struck those below with such force as to throw him against the car in
front, breaking his neck, jaws, shoulders, mangling his head in a terrible manner and his body falling under the
wheels which cut off both his arms.  The deceased arrived in this city from his native land, Norway, three
weeks ago last Saturday, and was unable to speak or understand the language of those who tried to warn him
of his danger.  He leaves a wife, two small children, and three brother-in-laws in this city, Halvor and Gus
Hanson and Hans Skarning.  

100 Years Ago (1912):  Married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fellows, Miss Bessie
Fellows to Herbert Durner, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Durner of this city, Rev. Wilson, former pastor of the
Episcopal church, officiating.  

90 Years Ago (1922): Miss Katheryn Greenwood and Mr. Howard L. Morrison, both of this city were united in
marriage at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Nellie Greenwood, Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, the
Rev. O. W. Smith, of the Congregational church, officiating.  The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Zala
Miller, as matron of honor, the best man being Harold Morrison, a brother of the groom.  The ring service was
used, the ring bearer being Kenneth Morrison a nephew of the groom and Miss Mariam Fellows, flower girl.
The bride, is a young business woman who has held a position of trust and responsibility for some time with
The Farmers and Merchants Bank where she won the respect of her employers and the confidence of the
public.  In the social circles of the city she has a host of friends who love her for her sincere lovable disposition
and who will wish her all the joy to be obtained from married life.  Mr. Morrison, the groom, is an employee of
the Baker Manufacturing Company and is a young man, who by his own efforts alone has placed himself in a
position to be able to assume the responsibilities of a wife and a home.  After a short wedding tour the young
couple will make their home in this city.
     
80 Years Ago (1932):  To the residents of this community:  We the following coal dealers of Evansville, Wis.,
on and after October 14th, 1932, are placing our coal business on a cash basis, contracts excepted.  
Payments may be made either with the order or upon delivery at customer’s door.  We believe this to be for
the best interest of every honest customer, as well as for the dealers.  Evansville Feed & Fuel Co.; L. A.
Baldwin; Brunsell & Fellows Co.

70 Years Ago (1942):  The City Fire company was summoned to the plant of the Baker Manufacturing
company at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to extinguish a blaze on the roof of one of the buildings.  Earlier in the day
the roof over the core room had been tarred and was still in an inflammable condition when the foundry crew
poured off about 5 o’clock and sparks from the smokestack blew onto the fresh tar.  The fire caused
considerable damage.

60 Years Ago (1952):  This year homecoming will be Friday, Oct. 24, with Lake Mills providing the opposition
on the gridiron.  Coach Dave Demichei’s boys are coming along fast, and barring further injuries in this week’s
game, should be at peak strength next week for the Homecoming contest.  Festivities will be opened a week
from tonight with the traditional bonfire and snake dance.  Friday’s program includes a parade in the afternoon
and the game and Homecoming dance that night.  

50 Years Ago (1962):   Last weekend Leota Park suddenly became alive with a multitude of tents and
enthusiastic boys.  The occasion was the “Fall Camporee” of the Yahara District of the Boy Scouts of
America.  This was a first time for the City of Evansville to experience this event.  Several Scout troops from
the Evansville-Janesville area set up camp on Friday evening and others followed suit on Saturday morning to
raise the number of Scouts and their leaders to nearly 200.  Scoutmaster, Max Palmer of Evansville’s Troop
#14 was pleased to see his boys get their share of ribbons.    

40 Years Ago (1972):  Commander Cyrus Robert Christensen, U. S. Navy is a native of Evansville.  He
attended Evansville High School and enlisted in the navy in 1943.  He was commissioned following graduation
from Officer Candidate School in 1956.  Cdr. Christensen has just spent a week here in Evansville with his
mother, Mrs. Elsie Christensen and his brother Dudley Christensen and his sister, Ruth.  He is enjoying a
month’s leave before taking over his next assignment as commanding officer of the Mobile Mine Assembly
group in Charleston, S. C.

30 Years Ago (1982):  Members of the Eagle Scouts, Jaycees and other interested parties helped out on the
spillway bridge project that Eagle Scout Dave DeKelver has started on.  The boards have been replaced in the
floors and the wire is now being replaced on the sides.  Work is almost completed and weather permitting the
project will be finished shortly.

20 Years Ago (1992):  At the beginning of last week’s city council meeting Evansville dispatcher Betty Dunphy
presented the city council with a petition containing five pages of signatures of people in support of holding a
referendum on whether Evansville should keep its local dispatching system or join Rock County’s 911 central
dispatch system.  As of Monday morning, the names are being verified, and according to Clerk-Treasurer Bob
Poffenberger, it looks as though there are enough signatures to call for a referendum.  A special election may
have to be called.

10 years ago (2002):  Twins, Private Richard R. Roberts and Private Joseph R. Roberts, sons of Diane and
Larry Roberts of Evansville, completed Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, on
October 4.  The twins, age 18, are 2002 graduates of Evansville High School.  Richard will continue training as
an Aviation Mechanic in Florida and Joseph will continue training as an Intelligence Specialist in Virginia.

In Review
Fourth Week of October 1872-2002

140 Years Ago (1872):  Dame Gossip was for once discounted and stood aghast at the alarming discovery of
the apostacy of the editor of the Review, on Wednesday morning last, by placing the name of J. M. Evans in
our list of candidates, with that of D. L. Mills, for Assembly.  Dr. Evans received the nomination for member of
Assembly, at a convention of Liberal Republicans and Democrats held at Footville on Monday of last week.  
The Dr. had been spoken to by certain leading Republicans to allow his name to be used in connection with
that office, with the assurance of support from the southern part of the District, who were opposed to D. L. Mills
for the same office.  The convention knew the Dr. to be an out-and-out Grant man; but upon the most
important measures pending before the next legislature, he stood as the exponent of their views and would
represent either or both parties, without compromising any of his Republican principals.  

130 Years Ago (1882):  Married at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. R. S. Dean, on the 16th
inst., Mr. Wellington J. Smith of Evansville and Miss Estella May Stiles, of Union.

120 Years Ago (1892):  At the residence of W. H. Walker, on Monday Oct. 17th 1892, there was a pleasant
gathering of Comrades of the 7th Regiment, Co. D.  Some of them had not met for nearly 30 years, but hearts
beat as strong and patriotic as they did 31 years ago, when they shouldered their muskets and marched from
Camp Randall at Madison for the great wages of love for Country and $13 per month.  Those present were
Geo. Shampnor; M. H. Hanes and wife; Elmore Simons and wife; W. H. Walker, wife and family; P. H. Walker
and sister Frances, also Wm. Wilcox of Co. D 2d. Regiment.  

110 Years Ago (1902):  Roy Griswold returned Tuesday from his Western trip.  He attended the Autumn
Opening and reception of The Broadway Department Store at Los Angeles on Oct. 1st, where 400 people are
employed.  Four Evansville boys, George Wood, Warren Rodd, Joseph Davis and Charlie Severson have
good positions in this store.

100 Years Ago (1912):  At the school meeting held in the high school building Monday evening, the city voters
and tax payers voted down the new school building suggested.  The school board was instructed to investigate
the cost of installing a new heating plant in the old building, after which the meeting was adjourned.

90 Years Ago (1922): For the first time in the High School’s history a band has been organized.  Twenty-five
students have enrolled.  Members of the band will be instructed weekly by a teacher sent out by the company,
from whom the instruments were purchased.  Last Monday, at the time set for the first practice, noises of all
kinds and descriptions could be heard, issuing from one of the rooms of the old grade building.  We are
guaranteed, however, that in spite of the unencouraging sounds we have heard so far, that we shall have a
playing band in three months.

80 Years Ago (1932):  Cleo Cole, Russell Andrews, and Howard Thompson were baptized in Lake Leota here
at special services conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Alton B. Crouse, pastor of the Magnolia Advent
Christian church.  About 40 members of the church were in attendance.

70 Years Ago (1942):  Royce Hitchcock, who is employed on the Archie Templeton farm, five miles northwest
of Evansville on the county line, sustained minor gun wounds Saturday afternoon while picking corn in a field.  
Scattered shot from a pheasant hunter’s gun struck Mr. Hitchcock in four places and pierced the skin.  He
received medical attention at the office of a local physician and returned to his duties on the farm.

60 Years Ago (1952):  Evansville’s 1952 Homecoming king and queen are Pat Finnane and Audre Wilson.  On
the court representing each class are Quin Dohmeyer, freshman; Sandra Morrison, sophomore; and Darla
Albright, junior.  The queen will receive her crown during half-time of the game.  The Evansville band will form
a crown on the field while the king presents the crown to the queen.

50 Years Ago (1962):   The sale of three rural schoolhouses was approved by the Evansville board of
Education at the regular October meeting last Monday.  The school superintendent was instructed to sell the
Leyden, Butts Corners and Peterson schools at public auction.  Dean George was named auctioneer for the
sales.

40 Years Ago (1972):  Those from Evansville, who attended the annual FFA convention at Kansas City, Mo.,
were Al McCoy, president; George Andrew, vice president; Keith Trow, senior selected to attend and Ardelle
Butts, secretary.  Ray Weigand, Vo-Ag teacher and FFA advisor attended with the group.  This was the first
group from Evansville to attend.  It is hoped to have a group attend on alternate years.  As Al McCoy said, “Of
all the conventions I’ve ever attended, this has got to be the best.”

30 Years Ago (1982):  The 8th grade girls volleyball team ended a very successful two season of competition
with an outstanding record of 15-0, (8-0 1981 and 7-0 1982).  The team members are Christia Baumberger,
Dena Schuh, Chris Meredith, Marie Luers, Amy Natz, Susan Schwartz, Amy Goding, Michale Rowley, Jody
Zweifel, Julie Brewer, Brenda Hughes, Sherri Woodworth, Toni Nehls and Kathryn Lawrenz.  

20 Years Ago (1992):  Township officials from towns within the Evansville Fire district were angered last week
when they found out they might have to pay two and one-quarter times more for local 911 service than they
would for the county’s system.  Last week Tuesday, at the annual joint city-township fire budget meeting, town
officials learned that if the city holds a binding referendum on whether or not to join the county 911 dispatch
system and the vote goes for a local enhanced system, the towns would also have to pay a share of that extra
cost.

10 years ago (2002):  Dr. Gary Albrecht, District Administrator, resigned at this past Monday evening’s School
Board meeting.  Albrecht has served the Evansville School District for the past three and one half years and
as Levi Leonard Elementary Principal for five years prior to that.  He has accepted the position of  CESA 2
Administrator in Milton, Wisconsin.  

In Review
Last Week of October First Week of November 1872-2002

140 Years Ago (1872):  As a carriage containing two ladies was coming into town Friday morning, the horse
took fright at a screeching locomotive on the track and started into town at a lively pace.  Attempting to cross
the bridge, it encountered a team, which being unable to pass, put through the stream, overturning the
carriage, and relieving it of the ladies, splashed through the stream, and dashed up Main st. in fine style, with
portions of the harness and fragments of the carriage flying, to the infinite terror of all who tried to stop the
flying steed.  The buggy was a total wreck, and the horse somewhat injured.  The ladies were but little hurt.  
We understand their names to be Barker, from Porter, who were coming to Evansville to visit.

130 Years Ago (1882):  Mrs. Arthur Franklin, who lives north of Union village, was thrown out of the carriage
by a sudden turn of the horses, on the street, Wednesday.  She was picked up and carried into Dr. Evans’
office, but could not be ascertained that she had received any serious injury.  The team was seized just in time
to save a runaway, and the whole was a fortunate escape from a serious disaster.  

120 Years Ago (1892):   Evans & Son have taken the contract to build the wagons for Chas. Hall’s circus outfit
to leave Evansville in the Spring.  

110 Years Ago (1902):  W. R. Green was fined $15 and costs amounting to a total of about $19, by Police
Justice Chas. Lowery, Thursday afternoon.  It was proven that Mr. Green went to Thomas Harvey’s home and
there abused Mr. Harvey and provoked a quarrel when Mr. Harvey pushed him out of the door and Mr. Green
kicked the panels of the door splitting them, then Mr. Harvey had him arrested.

100 Years Ago (1912):  The high school football team defeated the Oregon high school team at Oregon
Saturday by the decisive score of 32 to 7.  The Evansville lineup was as follows:  Terry Durner, Brooks
Gabriel, Herbert Milligan, Wesley Langmak, Charles Baum, Paul Jones, Lloyd Wilder, Clarence Mapes, Robert
Antes, Merril Hyne and substitutes, Wilfred Maylor and Milton Funk.

90 Years Ago (1922): At the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones, of this city, Wednesday
morning, October 25, Miss Beth Weaver, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt Weaver was united in
marriage to Mr. Marion W. Jones, Rev. Bird of Magnolia performing the ceremony.  The ring ceremony was
used, the ring bearer being little Clark Beals, of Janesville, a cousin of the bride.

80 Years Ago (1932):  A force of 50 Evansville men and women were given work here last Thursday when the
E. H. Libby tobacco warehouse opened for the season.  The tobacco crop, in the northern part of the state is
fine, according to Mr. Libby, but the southern part of the state has only an average crop.  The William Smith
and Son warehouse has been in operating here for the past six weeks employing about 20 persons.

70 Years Ago (1942):  Evansville was again well represented at the U. S. Naval Training Station at Great
Lakes, Ill., last week when four local men reported for duty.  The group includes John Haakenson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Haakenson; Kenneth Wall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Wall; John Thompson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Thompson, and Earl Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carlson.  

60 Years Ago (1952):  Evansville’s spirited high school football team moved up to a .500 rating in the Badger
conference by beating Lake Mills 7-6 last Friday, and is getting ready now to tackle the strong Middleton team
there this Friday night.  Jerry Apfel, who made the point after touchdown that beat Lake, as well as blocking
their extra try for the extra point, has been chosen captain of the offensive squad this week, and Bill Clark will
be field captain when the squad is on defense.  

50 Years Ago (1962):   Miss Norma Jean Krumwiede, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Krumwiede of
Evansville and Oscar L. Bjugstad, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bjugstad, Stoughton, were married in the
Congregational Church here at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.  The Rev. Wendell Marshall performed the
ceremony.  

40 Years Ago (1972):  Mr. and Mrs. David Stratton and children, Scott and Sonia, moved to Evansville to serve
the Evansville Baptist Church.  They have been serving the Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Council Bluffs,
Iowa.  Rev. Stratton is a native of Charles City, Iowa  and his wife, Jennie, is a native of Madison, South
Dakota.  Scott is a third grade student and Sonia is pre-school.    

30 Years Ago (1982):  More than 125 well wishers, including family members, attended the reception held at
the Evansville Country Club on September 16 for supt. Wayne Ballard, who retired after 33 years of service to
the Evansville Water and Light Department.  The event was hosted by the City Council.

20 Years Ago (1992):  The City Council unanimously approved the proposed city budget at last week’s city-
township meeting.  The budget includes a levy increase of 15 percent.  Last year’s mill rate was $8.59 per
$1000.  Voters can expect to pay $1.13 more per $1000 valuation in 1993.  A public hearing is scheduled for
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 at the city hall.

10 years ago (2002):  Dennis Hughes, Evansville Community School District Board President, has announced
the beginning of a search for a new superintendent for the 2003-04 school year.  The board has chosen the
search services of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards to assist in designing a search process that
includes every member of the community who wants to contribute to this important process.