News: Withee, Wis. (30 Nov 1961)


Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Altenburg, Grimes, Kapas, Sutter, Sluzewski, Reynolds, Keskimaki, Engel,  Baum, Sorenson, Bower, Dresdow, Pierman, Albert, Cizek, Nimbar, Petke, Auburg, Thiel, Frost, Berg, Ruggles, Nirva, Misfeldt, Braswell, Wendt, Vater, Petersen, Munsen, Mertens, Affolter, Toblitz


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 30, 1961


Withee, Wisconsin (30 November 1961)


Mrs. A. C. Altenburg of Portland, Ore., came November 18 and is visiting friends and relatives in Owen and Eau Claire. She came for the wedding of her son, Gene to Joanne Grimes, which took place November 25 at the Congregational Church in Owen. Her younger son, Kim attending school in Miami, Fla., also was here.


The November 20 meeting of the Withee Homemakers was held in the Home Economics room of the Junior high school.  Plans were made for the December meeting, which will be the club’s Christmas party December 18.  An exchange of gifts will be made.


Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kapas of Athens, Greece, arrived in Owen in time to spend Thanksgiving Day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sutter. The visit will be extended for they have until December 11 before they return to Greece.


A heavy duty truck owned by Kenz Liming Service caught fire November 15 during a lime-spreading operation on a field belonging to Ed Sluzewski, four miles northwest of Owen. Gas spilling on a hot exhaust pipe caused the trouble. The fire was extinguished by the Community fire truck. Little damage was done.


Eddie Reynolds of Woodbine, Ia., an army buddy of Klay Keskimaki, was his guest last weekend at his home southwest of Withee.


Rita Raye Engel enjoyed her birthday Thursday with five little guests. Rita Raye is six years old.


Kay Keskimaki shot an eight-point buck about dinner time on the first day of the season.  The antler spread is  just short of 24 inches.


Ed Baum attended the funeral of a relative, Harold Sorenson, formerly of Loyal, in Chicago.


Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bower and son of Chicago visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Len Bower of Withee and relatives near Longwood. 


Mrs. Martin Keskimaki reports that 16-year-old Dale Keskimaki brought home a forked horn buck.


Russel Dresdow, 17, dislocated his right shoulder while playing basketball in the Owen High School gym. The shoulder was reduced, but became dislocated again, requiring further care. Russel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dresdow, who live three miles south of Owen.


Dr. and Mrs. Victor Pierman of Minneapolis visited relatives here last weekend.


Ronnie Albert and family of Richland Center stayed a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Albert of Withee.


Rev. Clarence Cizek and family of Chippewa Falls spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Cizek, on Rt. 2 Withee.


Mr. and Mrs. Terry Nimbar and children of Minneapolis visited Mr. and Mrs. Erni Nimbar of Greenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Petke of rural Withee recently.


Mrs. Bertha Auburg was taken to Rochester, Minn., early last week for observation and possible surgery.


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thiel of Owen are spending some time at the home of their son and his family in Washington, D. C.


A niece of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Frost, Mrs. Anton Berg, and her son, Stephen, spent the holiday with them and are there for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frost and two children, Withee, also were there Thanksgiving Day.


Little Robert Ruggles has been very ill and underwent surgery at Stanley early last week for acute appendicitis.


Gale Nirva has been ill with a strep throat.

Mrs. Mary Misfeldt and son, Tod, spent Thanksgiving Day at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Braswell in Chicago.


Ed Went, Sr., of Appleton spent Thanksgiving Day at his home.  His son, Ed Jr., of Madison, also came for the weekend.


Visitors for the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Vater, Rt. 1, Owen, were Mrs. Vater’s mother, Mrs. Susan Petersen, and Mrs. Myrtle Munsen, both of Wausau. Also visiting were her brother and family Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Petersen of Milwaukee.


Joe Mertens, accompanied by George Affolter and Florian Toblitz of the Milwaukee area, were (missing line)



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