News: Stanley Republic (3-Apr-2003)

Transcriber: Gina B

Looking Backwards, from the Stanley Republican, Thursday April 3, 2003, Page 3

10 YEARS AGO April 1, 1993 Joe Czarnecki, native of Thorp, recently opened his business, "Joe's Repair," specializing in alternators, generators and starters.

Peggy Meyer, James Price and Jacob Isenberger have been selected as the 1993 Badger Girl and Boys State representatives from Stanley- Boyd High School. Stacy Wirth and Darek Judnic were chosen as alternates.

25 YEARS AGO March 30, 1978 The average hourly cost of hospital care at Wisconsin's 146 general hospitals was $7.09 during 1977. According to the local hospital administrator, Leland Olkowski, the average hourly cost care at Victory Memorial Hospital is $5.75, or $138 per day/per patient.

40 YEARS AGO April 4, 1963 The Legion Club, local teenage bar, has been closed by order of the Stanley City Council. The closing order was the result of a weekend brawl at the bar, at which a local youth received knife wounds on his leg and hand. Two youths, one from Owen and the other from Thorp, were taken to Chippewa County Jail and charged. An unauthorized dance was being held at the Legion Bar at the time the brawl took place. The council cited this, as well as other reasons, for revoking the beer license.

Several hundred clubwomen were Stanley guests Wednesday as the Chippewa County Federation of Women's Clubs held their annual meeting.

50 YEARS AGO April 2,1953 An iron lung has been installed in the nursery at Victory Memorial Hospital for the accommodation of infants. Obtained on the recommendation of the medical staff, this equipment was put into operation within an hour of its arrival, being used for a newborn infant with a respiratory ailment.

Beginning April 6, the Ideal Beauty Shop, owned by Mrs. John Reppe, will be under new management. Mrs. Wallace Nelson will take over the operations of the shop as manager.

The former Betty Karien, Mrs. Nelson is a graduate of Stanley High School and has been employed for some time at a beauty shop in Mondovi.

Ten Chippewa County men have been inducted into the army. From Stanley are James Smoczyk and Stanley Markowski; from Boyd is Albert Bourget.

60 YEARS AG0 April 2, 1943 Little interest prevails in the election contest to be staged in the city of Stanley. There are absolutely no con- tests among candidates for city office.

Although food shortages were reported last weekend in state and nearby, Stanley tradesmen are said to have met the demand in good shape. An extra rush was caused by the prospective rationing to begin this week, but local tradesmen were prepared for it and few shortages were reported.

70 YEARS AGO March 31, 1933 The case of the Great Western Seed Company against the Big Four Canning Company will be tried in Eau Claire. The seed company sues for $20,000, which they claim is due them for seed. The canning company files a counterclaim for $173,000, which they claim represents a loss because of defective seed furnished to them.

For the first time in history, the city of Stanley defaults on the obligation viz. the salaries due the teachers for the month of March. The school treasury is empty, and the account of the board of education with the City Treasury is considerably overdrawn.

Frank Wrzosek has issued bills announcing the closing out sale of his grocery and miscellaneous stock of goods.

Tim Sadlier said he well remembered the slim days of 1893, Cleveland's second administration, and they were not as bad as this depression. People in those days were not accustomed to the many modem luxuries as in the present day. They were, he thought better posted on the number of miles to the peck of oats than we are, to the miles per gallon of gas.

100 YEARS AGO April 4, 1903 Worden - The German Baptists have been organized and will build a church here.

Expert poultrymen claim that after a hen has passed her second year she is no longer fit for laying purposes, and should be sent to the carcass market. This may be so in many cases, and no one will question the fact that the best egg results come from fowls two years old and under. On the other hand one frequently finds individual hens that lay better at three or four years of age than when younger, and when such is the case it would be folly to kill such a bird. Before deciding to send all of the hens over two years old to the carcass market, ascertain what each of them is doing in the way of egg production. Then, too, these old hens, many of them, are extremely useful during hatching season, even though the main dependence is placed on an incubator. Be sure the old hen has lost her usefulness before you sentence her to the block.



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