News: Dorchester - Senior Citizens (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Hinke, Minnie Stelzel, Werner, Revie, Gumz, Keller, Schumacher, Blazel, Neidhold, Small, Wigstad, Dallman, Keller, Carter, Porter, Erickson, Mueller, Carter, Bunkleman, Collins

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

DORCHESTER - Fifty Four members of the Dorchester Senior Citizens gathered recently at the Municipal Hall for a Christmas party.

A moment of silence was held in memory of Jessie Hinke, Carols were sung. Birthdays honored included those of Minnie Stelzel, Regina Werner, Frank Revie and Lydia Revie.

Elizabeth Gumz thanked the club for remembering her while she was recovering from surgery. She donated three prizes which went to Ambrost Keller, shortest man; Goldie Schumacher, tallest woman; and Betty Blazel, wearing a red dress.

Card/game prizes went to Dorothy Neidhold and Rhoda Small, Grace Wigstad, Edward Werner, Dallman, Freida Keller, Leona Carter, Bernice Porter, Frank Revie, Salem Erickson, John Neidhold and Matilda Meuller.

Members of the January Lunch Committee will be Leona Carter, Marcella Bunkleman and Rea Collins.


News: Dorchester - Women/Men Order of Foresters (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Feldbruegge, Staab, Hollman, Decker, Geiger, Gumz, Gonnering, Meyer, Danen, Bach

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

Ceal Feldbruegge and Irene Staab were named to visit shut-ins at the recent Christmas party of the Women's Catholic Society of Foresters

The Men's Order of Foresters joined the group for the party. Card prizes went to Helen Hollman, Frank Hollman, Henry Feldbruegge, Irene Staab, Cyril Decker, Rose Geiger, and Henry Gumz.

Hostesses were Tillie Gonnering, Violet Meyer, Aggie Danen and Marlene Bach.


Church: Dorchester - St. Peter's Lutheran - Ladies Aid (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Bremer, Beisner, Maki, Gipp, Baehr, Kuegler, Zier

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

Twenty-one members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid enjoyed a Christmas Party recently in the church.

Elsie Bremer and Evelyn Beisner were guests, Debbie Maki gave a reading. Games were played and prizes were awarded. A donation to a mission was approved, The group voted to purchase a poinsettia for the altar.

December birthdays were honored were those of Esther Gipp, Mary Baehr, Leona Kuegler and Wilma Zier, Carols were sung.


Obit: Jankee, Adolph (1894-1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Jankee, Groenewold, Drefs, Parliament, Engel

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

Jankee, Adolph (02 August 1894 - 15 December 1983)

OWEN - Services for Adolph Jankee, 89, Route 2, Owen, who died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, will be Saturday at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen.

The Rev. Douglas R. Groenewold of St. John's Lutheran Church, Withee, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

He was born August 2, 1894 in Poland and married Wanda Drefs January 20, 1916 in Chicago. The couple farmed in the Town of Hoard, Clark County, from 1941-67 and then moved to West Branch, Michigan. The past October they returned to the Town of Hoard.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Arthur Jankee of Owen; two daughters, Mrs. DeVere (Milita) Parliament of West Branch, Michigan and Mrs. Joe (Elsie) Engel of Des Plaines, Illinois; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter.


News: Colby - Jaycees (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Hedler, Vorland, Felten, Dahl, Gamoke, Knoll, Schjoneman, Knoll, Sauer, Mertons, Haas, Hazer, Wavrunek, Lieders, Vrana, Newman, Schulz, Bellandorf, Scidmore, Jacobson, Weber, Kops, Rux, Hubing, Palmerton, Paschke

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

COLBY - Jake Hedler was named Citizen of the year at the recent Christmas Party and meeting of the Colby Chamber of Commerce.

Pearl Vorland, last year's winner, presented the award. Hedler has been in business in Colby for 37 years.

Elected to three-year terms as directors were Diane Felten, Russ Dahl and Bill Gamoke. Those serving two years as alternates are Gene Knoll and Mark Schjoneman.

Nominating Committee members were Gene Knoll, Russ Dahl and Ray Anderson, Other directors are Marcella Sauer, Kurt Mertons and Ed Haas, whose terms expire in 1984, and Jim Hazer, Bernie Wavrunek and Orville Lieders, whose terms are until 1985.

The group honored Jerry Vrana for his service as president the last four years.

Guests included Dorene Newman, 1981 Farm Wife of the Year; Vorland; Amy Schultz, 1983 Colby Cheese Days queen; Jim and Emily Bellandorf, 1983 June Dairy Month breakfast hosts; Colby Mayor Lloyd Scidmore; Ruth Jacobson, city clerk, and Katherine Weber, Janesville, 1983 Farm Wife of the year.

Katherine Weber thanked the Chamber for sponsoring the Farm Wife of the Year contest.

Marcella Sauer discussed this year's competition and said that Evelyn Kops will be chairman.

Donors and workers recognized for helping with the Colby Cheese Days parade include Ron Rux, Loos Machine Shop, Tim Jacobson, Clyde Hubing, Herb Sauer, Dale Palmerton and Vrana.

Abby Paschke, this year's winner of the Business World Scholarship sponsored by the Chamber, discussed her experiences at the event, held at Lawrence University in Appleton.

A film of the Colby Cheese Days parade was shown.


Bio: Elmhorst, Joel (Opinion - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Elmhorst

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

Editor, New-Herald: I am writing in regard to "Choices of the Heart" a movie shown on television December 5.

I, as a citizen of the United States, found this movie to be offensive. I feel it was a Marxist view of the death of the Knoll Hill nuns.

The movie did not clearly point out that these women were communist activists and were siding with the guerrillas, speaking out against the government and aiding the enemy. It depicted the government of El Salvador as being very corrupt and evil and made these women look saintly and good.

Now is the time for the American people to see a movie of such destructive value, which makes good guys bad and the bad guys good, unless the movie clearly points out that it is a Marxist view and shows exactly these women's actions.

What about those secret meetings all those students had with that priest and how he picked Melissa Gilbert to be involved. I believe there was more to those meetings than met the eye.

I believe the motive behind this movie was to turn the American people against the government of El Salvador so that they would then encourage President Reagan to refuse aid to them.

I question the motives of an actor or actress who would take part in such a movie. In my mind, they're not very patriotic. It is my prayer that any citizen who viewed this awful movie will look deep into the content and realize the destructive motive this program had.

We must fight communism, not sympathize and condone it as this movie intended for us to do.

How do I know this? I have very close American and Salvadorian friends living there, among all the fighting and killing. Believe me, they support their government in fighting for freedom from communism in their country, no matter what the price.

Joel Elmhorst

Route 4, Neillsville


Obit: Clark, Sandra (1971-1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Clark, Wodinowich, Duesenberg

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (16 December 1983)

Clark, Sandra "Jody" (10 September 1971 - 16 December 1983)

UNITY - Sandra "Jody" Clark, 12, of Unity died Friday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she had been admitted August 10.

Services will be Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity, with burial in the Church cemetery. The Rev. Timothy Duesenberg of Unity will officiate. Visitation will be at the Rux Funeral Home, Colby.

She was born September 10, 1971 in Arkansas. She attended Unity elementary schools.

She is survived by three sisters, Karen, June and Jennifer; two brothers, Richard and Dennis; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Roberta) Wodinowich of Unity.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Clark.


Bio: Degenhardt, James (Marine service - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Degenhardt

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (17 December 1983)

Marine Staff Sgt. James A. Degenhardt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Degenhardt, Route 1, Loyal, recently participated in Operation Urgent Fury on Grenada and now is serving as part of the multi-national peacekeeping force in Beirut. Lebanon.

He is a member of Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit, Campe Lejeune, North Carolina. Urgent Fury was a joint operation of the United States and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States to rescue American citizens on Grenada and encourage formation of a democratic government.

The 22nd MAU assumed the duties as the U.S. contingent of the Multi-national Force in November, relieving the 24th MAU which had been in Beirut since May.


News: Clark County - Board members (1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Behling, Hillert, Schmitz, Franckiewicz, Nikolay, Rondorf, Perkins, Kunze, Hetzel

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (17 December 1983)

NEILLSVILLE - There have been eight candidates thus far who have filed for nomination for Clark County Board supervisor posts. So far there is one new candidate.

Lawrence Behling, Route 1, Chili, chairman of the Town of Lynn, has filed papers, along with one of the incumbents in District 17, Martin Hillert, Route 1 Granton. The other incumbent, George Schmitz, has not filed.

District 17 consists of the towns of Grant. Lynn, part of the Town of Pine Valley north of Highway 10, and the Village of Granton.

Others filing include Steve Franckiewicz, Route 1, Withee, incumbent, District 4, consisting of the Village of Withee; Frank Nikolay, Abbotsford, District 1, City of Abbotsford; Alfred Rondorf, Loyal; District 14, City of Loyal; Joe Perkins, Neillsville, District 18, Wards 1 and 5, City of Neillsville; Robert Kunze, Route 1, Neillsville, District 20, consisting of Ward 4 of Neillsville, and that part of Ward 4 of Neillsville, and that part of the Town of Pine Valley, south of Highway 10; and Ray Hetzel, Route 1 Granton, District 16, Town of York, and sections 23-26, inclusive of the Town of Loyal.


Bio: Hamann, Kathy (Engagement - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Hamann, Rowley

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (17 December 1983)

Mr. and Mrs. Elwin M. Hamann of 205 N. Cedar Ave announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Marie, to James A. Rowley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rowley of Loyal. Miss Hamann, a Columbus High School graduate, is scheduled to graduate in May from Mid-State Technical Institute-Wisconsin Rapids with an associate degree in data processing. She also works for Karau;s Supermarket. Her fiancé, a 1973 graduate of Loyal High School, is a Weyerhaeuser Co. employee. wedding plans are indefinite.


Bio: Wirtz, Sharon (Engagement - 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Wirtz, Lokken

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (17 December 1983)

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wirtz of route 2, Loyal, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lokken, Route 1, Loyal, announce the engagement of their children, Sharon Lee Wirtz of Loyal and Scott Brian Lokken, Route 1, Loyal. Both graduated in 1982 from Loyal High School. Miss Wirtz works at Star Lodge Motel, Loyal, and her fiancé is enrolled in St. Joseph's Hospital School of Radio-logic Technology, Marshfield. Their December 1, 1984 wedding will be in Loyal.




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