News: Stanley Republican (19-Dec-2002)

Contact: Gina B

Looking Backwards, from the Stanley Republican, Thursday Dec. 19, 2002, Page 3

25 YEARS AGO December 15, 1977 Due to the early cold weather this year, the skating rink on the corner of Fifth Avenue and North Broadway was made available to area skaters much earlier this year and the youngsters have really been taking advantage of it. Frank Johnson is once again in charge of maintaining the rink.

40 YEARS AGO December 20, 1962 Students at Stanley-Boyd High School enjoyed their annual Christmas Ball on Saturday night. The affair was held in the high school cafeteria for the first time. Lois Mueller was crowned as the queen and Delbert Friedel was crowned as the king.

lmbert "Liz" Roe resigned as First Ward Alderman on Tuesday night. Mayor DJ. McKenzie then appointed Neil Baker as Roe's replacement, and the appointment was ratified by the council.

A number of relatives helped Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kuhn celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on Dec. 9.

50 YEARS AGO December 18, 1952 The management of the Hotel Coffee Shop changed hands the first of this week, when Mrs. Rosella Wald sold the business to Mrs. Veronica Matyas. Mrs. Matyas comes here from Moose Lake, Minn. and has experience in the operation of restaurants and hotels since 1919. Mrs. Wald has operated the Coffee Shop for the past year.

60 YEARS AGO December 18, 1942 A Madison dispatch says that the Public Service Commission on Monday authorized PJ. Reuter of Almena to establish a bus line between Stanley and Lake Hallie by way of Chippewa Falls. The purpose of this service is to provide transportation for workers in the new ordinance plant at Hallie from the eastern end of the county.

70 YEARS AGO December 16,1932 At a meeting of the directors of the Citizens State Bank last Friday night, Imbert Roe, president-manager, recommended that the State Banking Department be asked to take charge of the bank's affairs. He advised the directors that the bank's reserve had gone below the point of safety and in the interest of the depositors he advised that the bank be discontinued. This is Stanley's second bank failure within recent months. The Citizens State Bank was organized about 1900 by George D. Bartlett.

Bert Doherty said snow snakes are scarce this winter, and he's only seen one or two of their trails in the snow. The broods are small, too. And he said the snow snakes are tinged with blue, like many of us at this time.

100 YEARS AGO December 20, 1902 A fire alarm was turned in Monday night at about midnight as the result of a fire being discovered in the F.A. Schmidt saloon building on upper Willard Street.



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