News: Thorp Courier (5 Oct 2005)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

----Sources: The Thorp Courier, Thorp, WI October 5, 2005

OLD ITEMS Taken from The Thorp Courier files of 1905-1930-1955-1980-1995

100 Years Ago (1905)

Father M. Haas who has been pastor of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church here for nearly a year past, has been appointed to the charge at St. Joseph’s Ridge near LaCrosse, and departed for that place yesterday. Father August Douven, who succeeds him, arrived on Tuesday.

School Notes—The Literary Society held its first meeting with the following officers being elected: Pres. Celia Bunton; Vice Pres. Lee Snyder; Sec. and Treasurer Barney Maslowski; Usher Oakley Parkhill; Board of Councilors Florence Wagner, Etna Hanson and Pelagia Gruzynski.

Fine Coffee—the very best that can be bought for the money-try it and be convinced, at 15¢, 18¢, 25¢, and 35¢ per pound. Teas—an extra quality of Jap Tea-hand picked and sun cured. Tea Dust 15¢ and 20¢, good Jap Tea 25¢, better at 40¢, a dandy at fifty cents per pound.

75 Years Ago (1930)

A new garage and service station, being erected on the old Springer lot by Jos. Tobola, is very near completion. The interior details are yet to be finished.

Roger Creek and Town Line—Of the 24 patrons who haul milk to the local cheese factory, two use trailers, four use horses, seven use cars and eleven use trucks.—Paul Lee has his new barn up and enclosed. A number of friends helped with the raising.

On September 26, 200 people met at the Lublin Picnic School for the purpose of organizing a Parent Teacher’s Association. (Could the writer mean Public School?)

Everett Starks has a place on a new Stanley football team composed of old time players.

50 Years Ago (1955)

N. E. Qualle, local supervising principal of the Thorp Public Schools was honored last Wednesday at a banquet held at the Lorraine Hotel in Madison when he was made a member of the Quarter Century Club of the Wisconsin Association of School Administrators.

Three snappily dressed young gunmen invaded the Security State Bank at Colby two minutes before closing time last Thursday, robbed the institution of $34,000 and locked the bank president, 3 employees, and a farmer customer in the vault before escaping.

Two young men from Hannibal escaped injury when their Piper Cub plane crashed in a field on the Barney Rusch farm, just south of the Thorp city limits.

Leo Baldeschwiler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Baldeschwiler, Thorp, will be one of the 15 boys outstanding in the 4-H dairy project in Wisconsin who will be taking part in the 4-H dairy tour at the International Dairy Show in Chicago from the 7th to 12th of October.

25 Years Ago (1980)

Scott Koltis and Marilyn Rosemeyer will reign over the festivities as Thorp High School homecoming king and queen for the 1980 event. The homecoming court was announced: Seniors, Kelly Brunett and Sue Maslowski; Juniors, Jay Severs and Julie Pinley; Sophomores, Hans Hallanger and Terry Wetzel; and Freshmen, Joel Anderson and Becky Hoffman.

Julie Slipek, a member of the Thorp Pine Valley 4-H Club will represent Clark County at the 26th Annual National 4-H Dairy Conference from September 30-October 3rd in Madison.

10 Years Ago (1995)

The historic 19th Century home of the Rusch family will be auctioned. The house was originally built in 1985 by Barney Rusch on land he purchased from the Eau Claire Lumber Company.



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