BioM: Nikolay, Susan (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Nikolay, Bogaard, Kelley, Schultz, Poss, Scotch, Jaberg, Koch, Bayenbrauch, Lebakken, Grambort, Soyk

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

Nikolay, Susan (31 Jul 1976)

The Rev. Patrick Kelley officiated at a wedding mass at 3:30 p.m., July 31, 1976 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Abbotsford, when vows were exchanged by Susan Nikolay and Thomas Bogaard, both of Abbotsford.

The bride was escorted by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Nikolay, Abbotsford, to be presented in marriage to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bogaard, Abbotsford.

Mrs. Helen Schultz was the organist and Randy Poss sang.

Mrs. Lynn Scotch, sister of the bride, was matron of honor, with Mrs. Susan Jaberg and Lois Koch serving as bridesmaids.

The bride wore a floor length bridal gown of Polyester double knit in the empire style, with the skirt ending in a chapel train, with imported Irish lace at the neckline and bodice with seed pearls. Her bouffant veil fell from a matching lace Camelot.

The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns of yellow dotted Swiss in the empire style, with bolero jackets and matching picture hats.

John Bayenbrauch acted as best man. Serving as groomsmen were Bill Bogaard, brother of the groom, and Wayne Lebakken.

Ushers were Randy Grambort and Russell Soyk.

The wedding mass was followed by dinner at the church and reception at Meadowview Country Club, Owen.

Mr. and Mrs. Bogaard both graduated in 1976 from UW-Stout. Mrs. Bogaard will be teaching at St. John’s School, Antigo, the fall term, and Bogaard is employed by Phillips Plastics Corporation, Medford Division.


BioM: Kalepp, Corine Rae (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Kalepp, Franks, Aker, Kreglo, Klino

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

Kalepp, Corine Rae (17 Jul 1976)

The Rev. Merle A. Aker performed the 1 p.m. marriage ceremony of Corine Rae Kalepp and R. Mark Franks on July 17, 1976 in the garden of Century House in Pleasanton, California.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lavern F. Kalepp, Pleasanton, California, former Abbotsford residents; and Mr. and Mrs. Randall T. Franks, San Jose, California.

The bride wore a white gown of imported Knottingham lace featuring a scalloped Bertha collar with a tiered skirt. Her flowers were white rose buds with baby’s breath.

Sheri Kreglo, San Bruno, California, a friend of the bride, was the bridal attendant. She wore a mint green dotted Swiss gown with a halter top. Yellow rose buds with baby’s breath flowers completed her ensemble.

Rick Klino, Pleasanton, California, friend of the bridegroom, was best man.

A reception was held at the Century House following the ceremony.

Out of town guests included the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kalepp, and her uncle, Ken Kalepp, all of Abbotsford.


Bio: Laabs – Family Reunion (14 Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Laabs, Wanemaker, Goff, Hermanson, Herbst, Bergstrom, Pease, Krueger

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

The third annual reunion of the late Fred Laabs family was held at the Curtiss Community Hall on Saturday, August 14, 1976)

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Laabs, Jr., Chateauguay, N.Y.; James Laabs and two daughters, Bettenharj, Iowa; Pam Wanemaker, Davenport, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goff and daughters, Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hermanson, Books, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hebst, Oak Park, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bergstrom, Woodruff; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Laabs and daughter Gretchen, Stoneham, Massachusetts; Mr. and Mrs. John Laabs, Grafton; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Laabs, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Laabs and two sons, Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. George Pease, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Mrs. Martha Laabs, Marshfield; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laabs, Jr., Mrs. Margaret Laabs, and Lester Krueger, all of Curtiss.

They plan to meet at the home of James Laabs in Bettendorf, Iowa for their reunion next year.


Bio: Teske, Gregory – New PCA Loan Officer in Thorp (Jun 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Teske, Wickman, Wacker

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

Gregory Teske, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has joined the staff at the PCA Branch Office in Thorp.

Teske was born and raised on a dairy farm near Wausau, and graduated from Wausau West High School in 1972. He graduated from the UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in dairy science, in 1976.

Teske began his duties as farm loan officer on June 1, 1976. He will be assisting Branch Manager Bruce Wickman and Senior Loan Officer Dell Wacker at the PCA office in Thorp.


BioA: Schraufnagel, Dr. & Mrs. Noel (11th – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Schraufnagel, Baumann, Dusek, Kliszcz, Berger

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

Schraufnagel, Dr. & Mrs. Noel (11th – Aug 1976)

Dr. and Mrs. Noel Schraufnagel and twin daughter, Darcy Lynn and Dana Noelle, Port Gibson, Mississippi, came Monday to spend the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schraufnagel and family.

They celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary over the weekend. Mrs. Schraufnagel’s sisters and brother came for the occasion.

They were Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baumann, Lafayette, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Dusek and Ryan, Washington, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Don Kliszcz, David and Paul, River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. George Berger, Janet, Julie, Joanie, of Stevens Point.


Bio: Ross, Nicole Marie (Baptism – Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ross, Weber, Van Hecker

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

Nicole Marie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ross, was baptized Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Stetsonville by the Rev. Father Weber. Sponsors were Gary Van Hecker, uncle, and Joanne Ross, aunt.


Bio: Olson, Dawn – Crowned Honey Queen (Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Olson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 5 Aug 1976

Dawn Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Olson, Colby, was crowned Marathon County Honey Queen during the Wausau Fair activities recently. Miss Olson will have the opportunity to compete for the state title soon.


News: Green Grove – New Athletic Field Dedication (Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ewert, Rankel, Sommer, Untiedt

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Aug 1976

Dedication of the new Green Grove Athletic Field took place in Atwood Sunday during a fast pitch softball tournament played on the new ball field. Hundreds of people were on hand during the weekend activities.

Park dedication committee members are: Myron Ewert, Route 2, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. George Rankel, Route 2, Colby; Vernon Sommer, Route 1, Curtiss, and Emil Untiedt, Jr., Route 1, Curtiss.

Mr. and Mrs. Rankel donated money for the park in honor of their son’s memory.


News: Colby – New Owners for Colby Cheese House (Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Feiten, Beil

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Aug 1976

Mr. and Mrs. James Feiten, formerly of Kewaskum, have purchased the Colby Cheese House from Mr. and Mrs. Ben Beil.

The Beils have moved to Massachusetts.

The Feitens took over the business last week.

Obit: Wilde, Scott (1953? – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wilde, Borgwardt, Smith, DeiGallo, McAdams, Wagner, Gabriel, Ellenbecker

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Aug 1976

Wilde, Scott (1953? – 17 Aug 1976)

Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, 1976 for Scott Wilde, 23, Hales Corners, at the F.J. Borgwardt Sons Funeral Home in Holes Corners. Burial followed at Good Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Wilde was killed Tuesday, August 17 when a motorcycle he was driving ran into a car turning in front of him on a Muskego street.

He is survived by his mother, Carole Smith, Los Angeles, his father, Eugene Wilde, Colby; five sisters, Tami DeiGallo and Robin Smith, both of Boston, James McAdams, Hales Corner, and Dawn and Donna Jo, Colby; one brother, Dean, Colby, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Helen Wilde, Colby, and Mrs. Beatrice Smith, Hales Corners.

Those attending the funeral from this area included Mrs. Wilde, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilde and children, Dean and Dawn, Ruth Gabriel and Gail Wagner, all of Colby, and Carmel Ellenbecker, Unity.