Years Gone By

Dec. 24, 2009
10 Years Ago

Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District votes to close down Elderon Elementary. Five teachers with lowest seniority will be laid off, with the remaining to be reassigned. WBSD estimates $393,000 in savings.

Obits: Keith Geske, 83, Birnamwood; Gilda Deruchowski, 82, Wittenberg.

WBHS students of the week are Charlene Cocchiola and Ryan Rasmussen.

WBHS athlete of the week is Keela Fredrick.

Charger Girls basketball beats Antigo 55-25 and beats Amherst 61-52.

Dec. 21, 2000
19 Years Ago

Stockbridge-Munsee tribal leaders are asking Bowler School District to address disparity of test scores between Native American and white students.

Ostrowski Farms was selected to the Vita Plus Corp. 2001 Daisy Honor Roll Calendar. Owners Greg and Craig Ostrowski have over 700 cows with a 25,000 pound rolling herd average.

Bevent Lions recently donated a 27-inch color TV to Homme Home for the Aging.

Obits: Aura Gauthier, 88, Tigerton; Robert Hoppe, 78, Tigerton; Merlin Hecker, 95, Mattoon.
Jolene Rueger and Phillip Komosa were named WBHS students of the week.

WB Chargers girls basketball beat Shiocton Chiefs 73-46.

Aaron Aanonsen scores 26 points and leads WB Chargers boys basketball to 59-41 win over Shiocton Chiefs.

Dec. 22, 1994
25 Years Ago

Brian Matteson is appointed to be new village board trustee in Wittenberg to replace Keith Vardon who resigned in September.

Homme Youth held a fundraiser as part of their Lifeskills course. With the spaghetti supper they held they raised enough money to buy Christmas presents for the Giving Tree in Wittenberg.

Homme Home for the Aging receives $1,500 grant from Aid Association for Lutherans,

Martha Gunderson celebrates her 100th birthday at the Homme Home for the Aging.

Obits: Alice Sengstock, 70, Wittenberg; Richard Schmidt, 51, Wausau; Frieda Stollberg, 94 Wittenberg.

Birth: Ashley Nicole born to Jeremy and Nicole Hanke of Virginia Beach, VA. Local grandparents are Pete and Lorraine Hanke.

Angie Zima and Valerie Thompson are WBHS students of the week.

WB Grapplers finish seventh at Shawano Invitational.

Charger boys basketball beats Weyauwega-Fremont 52-43.

Dec. 20, 1956
63 Years Ago

Wittenberg Clinic offers free polio vaccinations to all through age 45 until Feb. 1, 1957 in response to President Eisenhower’s recent plea.

Births: A son was born Dec. 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Dorwin Thiex, Bowler; a son was born Dec. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fisher, Birnamwood.

Obits: Mrs. Frances Koziczkowski, 83, Galloway; Mrs. Dennis Dobratz, 22, Birnamwood; William Korth, 92, was born in Germany in 1864 and came to Wittenberg in 1893.

University of Wisconsin acappella choir includes Wittenberg students Dave Peterson and Rose Voelz.

Dec. 26. 1946
73 Years Ago

Obit: Roy J. Swanke, 46, Tigerton.

Badger Theatre offers large orders of popcorn at a discount to churches and organizations for making popcorn balls.

Laude’s IGA ad: IGA flour – 50 pounds for $3.06; crab meat – 6.5-ounce tin for 88¢, mussels – 6-ounce tin for 20¢; oranges – 2 dozen for 49¢.