Dusting Off the Files

Compiled by Cindy Cardinal
Posted 4/24/24

95 Years Ago – April 25, 1929

Mr. George Krom and J.J. Schultz of this city and Sol Krom of Withee, motored to Minneapolis Monday morning, where a purchase of more than 300 new seats …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Dusting Off the Files


95 Years Ago – April 25, 1929

Mr. George Krom and J.J. Schultz of this city and Sol Krom of Withee, motored to Minneapolis Monday morning, where a purchase of more than 300 new seats for the Idle Hour Theatre, was made by Mr. Krom. The new seats purchased are of leather upholstering with leather cushion backs.

85 Years Ago – April 27, 1939

The date of April 12 of last week marked the end of a 10 year period of service served by W.R. Haire as county highway officer of Clark County. Officer Haire was one of the first patrolmen to be put into the service in the upper portion of the state where he first went to work on April 12, 1929, on a motorcycle, and has during the 10 years done much to suppress the tendency of fast and reckless driving on the highways as they were improved and developed yearly.

75 Years Ago – April 28, 1949

Mrs. Steena Peterson, better known as Mrs. P.K. Peterson, of Owen, celebrated her 99th birthday April 19.

A resident of the Town of Cleveland, Taylor County, still has a home today, thanks to the use of whey as a fire fighting fluid, used when the limited water supply at the farm became exhausted.

Monday morning a crew of workmen will begin remodeling of the side entrance into the Woodland Hotel and the stairway to the Tap Room. Reason the work is being done is to eliminate much of the seepage of water that comes into the basement via the stairway in wet weather.

This community will soon have another eating place for those that enjoy spending an evening away from home and good food, as Martha Meyer next week will open a kitchen and dining room at the Black River Tourist Park.

65 Years Ago – April 23, 1959

A change in ownership and management of the Lunch Box Café at Withee went into affect Monday morning when the keys were turned over to Mrs. Delores Sorenson by Mrs. Veryle Auberg.

55 Years Ago – April 24, 1969

Linda Paul and Victor Schiszik have been named co-valedictorians of the Owen-Withee school’s graduating class. They both have an average of 2.923 out of a possible 3.000.

Terry Laube, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Laube and an 8th grader at Holy Rosary Parochial School has earned the right to represent the school at the Regional Spelling Bee.

45 Years Ago – April 25, 1979

The target date for the construction of the new Hansen’s 11th Frame Bowling Alley and Lounge has been set for June 1. Last Tuesday night the Owen City Council passed a resolution lending the City’s name to industrial bonds, which will permit the Hansen’s to finance the construction project at a much lower interest rate. Hansen’s have also purchased the old brick building to the north of the old Frame buildings, and One Way Builders are currently razing that building for the materials that they can salvage.

35 Years Ago – April 27, 1989

Al Jalowitz, Owen-Withee Police Chief, shows off the new white police car recently received. The big emblem on the door says, “Owen-Withee Police Department”. The Village of Withee is now consolidated into the Owen Police Dept.

25 Years Ago – April 28, 1999

The Owen-Withee Jaycees were busy over the Easter Holiday spreading a little sunshine to our community. The club purchased and delivered six mums to elderly people to help brighten their Easter.

15 Years Ago – April 29, 2009

The County Boards of Supervisors of Clark and Jackson counties have agreed to enter into a cooperative agreement to share the services of one County Highway Commissioner subject to approval by their liability insurance carrier. Randy Anderson, who has served as Clark County’s Highway Commissioner since 1990, has been appointed Highway Commissioner of both counties pursuant to County Board action this evening in a historic turn of events.