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Posted 6/5/24

95 Years Ago – June 6, 1929

The amount of milk being received at the Withee Co-operative Creamery this spring is growing so fast that additional machinery is being installed this week …

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Dusting Off the Files


95 Years Ago – June 6, 1929

The amount of milk being received at the Withee Co-operative Creamery this spring is growing so fast that additional machinery is being installed this week in order to handle it, and other important changes are being made in the plant.

The Owen Boy Scouts are enjoying a week’s camping at the old Withee home, just east of the Clark County Asylum, and there are about 20 of them in camp this year.

85 Years Ago – June 8, 1939

The Danish Lutheran Synod will have its annual national convention at the Danish Lutheran church of Withee from June 13-18. Ministers, delegates and guests will be here from all of the United States and Canada.

Henry Weddig, Al Schulze, Lawrence Doucette and James Barager returned home late Tuesday evening from a four-day fishing trip on Rainy Lake out of International Falls, MN. The quartet returned home with their limit catch of walleye and northern pike.

75 Years Ago – June 9, 1949

Mr. Norman Andreasen and Miss Charlotte Buchanan were guests of honor Sunday p.m. at the Frenchtown schoolhouse at a pre-nuptial party and shower given by friends of the couple.

For the third successive year the City of Owen has been given its annual application of DDT as Friday and Saturday morning of last week Pete Peters of the Abbotsford airport did the job.

65 Years Ago – June 4, 1959

Installation of a public phone booth was made Thursday morning. Bill Catura, manager of the General Telephone Company’s Owen exchange tied the line while Van Gokey, Colby anchored the booth to the concrete base. The booth was placed just south of the Owen-Curtiss State Bank on Central Avenue.

Dennis Wilson, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson, suffered a fractured collarbone Monday when he fell from his bicycle while riding down a hill at the rear of the Owen school buildings.

55 Years Ago – June 5, 1969

George Pomputis of route 2, Withee, got a 41-inch musky Saturday, May 31 while fishing on the Black River. A year ago, on the same day he caught a 42-inch musky.

Mr. and Mrs. Claire Milliren of route 1, Withee, announce the engagement of their daughter Theresa Marie, to Donald Schindler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Schindler, route 2, Owen. An August wedding is being planned.

45 Years Ago – June 6, 1979

The Owen Housing Development Corporation is in the process of applying for funds to build a second apartment complex in the same area in Owen as the Sunshine Apartments.

35 Years Ago – June 8, 1989

Bryce Marcott, a senior this past year at Owen-Withee High School, competed at the state track meet, which was held at Madison’s Memorial Stadium June 2 and 3, 1989. Bryce had a toss at the state meet of 51 feet, 8½ inches, which put him in second place in the state and broke his own school record.

25 Years Ago – June 9, 1999

The Owen-Withee Lions sponsored Withee Days June 18-19-20, will be held for the first time in their new, attractive blue and white building complex on Withee’s Division Street, in handy reach of Withee’s softball field.

A joint meeting with Owen and Withee is scheduled for June 3, 1999 to decide whether a transmission main may be built over to Withee that will enable the City to buy water from the Village. Once that decision is made, then the Rural Development application can be completed with cost estimates for the project.

15 Years Ago – June 10, 2009

Beginning in early June of 2009, work will begin on developing a Memorial Park on the large lawn area east of the Clark County Healthcare Center buildings. When the project is completed, the park will be an area where residents of the Health Care Center, their families, and members of the community can come to relax, to spend some quiet time in remembrance of loved ones, or have a family party celebrating the present.