Bio: Felix, Bruce – Joins TRG Staff (Jan 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Felix, Berglund, Thiel, Pawlowski

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

A Greenwood native, Bruce Felix, has joined the staff of the Tribune-Record-Gleaner. His duties will be Advertising Coordinator.

Publisher Bob Berglund stated the addition of Mr. Felix will benefit advertisers as well as the newspaper, with emphasis being put on the development of advertising budgets tailored to individual businesses. Mr. Felix will also join with other TRG staff members in publishing several special supplements throughout the year.

A 1969 graduate of the Greenwood High School, Mr. Felix attended college at Concordia, Morehead, Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Marshfield, and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. His major was communications.

He has nearly seven years of retail sales experience with the JC Penney Company and the Photo Shop in Marshfield. His hobby is photography.

Mr. Felix is married to the former Sandra Thiel of Greenwood. The couple resides in Pineview Terrace at Greenwood, and have one daughter.

With the addition of Mr. Felix as Advertising Coordinator, publisher Berglund announced Paul Pawlowski will be assigned News/Sports duties for the entire TRG coverage area. He had previously served as reporter and advertising salesman for the Spencer area, and since October had handled sports reporting duties as well.


Bio: LaBarge, Bruce – Wins Speaking Contest (Jan 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: LaBarge

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

Bruce LaBarge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LaBarge, Loyal High School senior, won first place when he represented Loyal American Legion Post 175 and Clark County in the Seventh District American Legion Oratorical contest on Sunday at La Crosse. He will compete in the regional speaking contest to be held at La Crosse on February 4, 1979. Winners from the 7th, 8th and 9th districts will be speaking.


News: Loyal – New Owners of Loyal Steak House (Jan 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Fitzl, Ackerman

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

New owners at the Loyal Steak House are Ken and Colleen Fitzl. Before buying the business from Richard and Kathee Fitz, they operated a farm in the Town of Beaver. Colleen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Ackerman, former Greenwood residents, and had been employed by the Farmers & Merchants Bank.


Bio: Justman, Delores – 1978 Farm Wife of the Year

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Justman

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

Delores Justman, Unity was selected as “Farm Wife of the Year” in 1978. In February another “Farm Wife of the Year” will be selected from applications now being sent into the Colby Chamber of Commerce.


Bio: Hoeser, Therese – Named to Who’s Who (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Hoeser

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

Therese Hoeser, Route 2, Loyal, was among the 49 from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse named to Who’s Who Among Students in American University and Colleges. All upperclassmen and graduate students are eligible for the honor; final selection is based on grade point average, participation in campus activities, and involvement in outside activities and work experiences.

Nominees for Who’s Who are chosen each fall by a campus selection committee made up of three members appointed by the Faculty Senate and two appointed by the Dean of Student Affairs. This procedure of local nomination serves to highlight the individual and diverse talents of America’s most prominent students.


Obit: Holzschuh, John G. (1888 – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Holzschuh, Ruhbusch, Frederich, Shepley, Stapel, Luepke, Kommer, Graupner, Manthe, Below, Stelzl

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

Holzschuh, John G. (21 Aug 1888 – 9 Jan 1979)

John G. Holzschuh, age 90, of 109 S. LaSalle Street, Spencer, Wisconsin, died at his home on Tuesday, January 9, 1979 at 11:15 a.m. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, on Friday, January 12, 1979 at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. William H. Ruhbusch officiating. Burial was in the West Spencer Cemetery.

Rux Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Holzschuh was born August 21, 1888 at Sherwood, Wisconsin. He received his education in Sherwood. He married Elsie M. Frederich on April 24, 1916 in Marshfield.

He began making cheese with his father, then they had a cheese factory in Asketon. He moved to Spencer in 1912 and operated Spencer Cheese Facotry until selling it in 1947. He lived at his present home for 67 years.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving him are his wife, Elsie, and one half-sister, Agnes Shepley, Redwood City, California.

His parents, one sister, four half-brothers and two half-sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Walter Stapel, Walter Luepke, Norman Kommer, Carl Graupner, Olaf Manthe, and Martin Below. The organist was Mrs. Arnold Stelzl, and there was congregational singing.


News: Granton – 3 At UW Center Marshfield on Dean’s List (1978-1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Berger, Dachel, Meddaugh

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

Placement on the Dean’s List for scholastic achievement was earned by 29 students at UW Center, Marshfield-Wood County, this fall, half of them from Marshfield.

Three students from Granton made the list. They are Colleen Berger, Donna Dachel and Loren Meddaugh.

To earn placement on the Dean’s List, students must attain a grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 based on a four-point scale.


Bio: Miller, Steven Richard (Birth – 12 Jan 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Miller, Alperstett

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 17 Jan 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Miller, Madison, became the parents of a son, Steven Richard, January 12, 1979 at Madison General Hospital. Mrs. Miller is the former Connie Alperstett.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Alperstett, Loyal. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller, Madison.


Bio: Kohlnhofer, Gary A. – UW-Superior Dean’s List (1st Sem. 1978-79)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Kohlnhofer, Haugland

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Jan 1979

Gary A. Kohlnhofer, Route 3, Greenwood, a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, was among the 204 students to be named to the Dean’s List for First Semester.

To be eligible for the list Kohlnhofer had to earn 15 or more credits with a grade point average of at least 2.5 out of a possible 4.0.

Obit: Branstiter, Marilyn J. (1939 – 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Branstiter, Copham, Cain, DeVries, Anderson, Djubenski, Brandt, Keenan, Pfeiffer, Tetzner, Schultz

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 24 Jan 1979

Branstiter, Marilyn J. (23 Oct 1939 – 17 Jan 1979)

Marilyn J. Branstiter, 39, 509 Main Street, Greenwood, died around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 1979 at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville. Funeral services were held on January 19, 1979 at 11 a.m. at Missionary Baptist Church, Greenwood, with the Rev. W. J. Copham officiating. Burial was in Grace Hill Cemetery at Howarden, Iowa. Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, was in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn J. Cain was born October 23, 1939 to Mr. and Mrs. Fountain Cain at Howarden, Iowa. She received her education in the Howarden grade and high school, graduating in 1958. She married Don Branstiter on June 1, 1958 in Howarden, Iowa. They moved to Greenwood in 1966 and she worked with her husband in the self-serve gas station and implement business as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Missionary Baptis Church, Greenwood.

Survivors are her husband, don, two sons, Scott, Stratford and Marty, at home; two daughters, Pam Sheboygan, Connie, at home; one brother, Richard Cain, Sioux City, Iowa; two sisters, Karen DeVries, Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Christie Anderson, Minnesota, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fountain Cain, Howarden, Iowa.

Pallbearers were Raymond Djubenski, Nyle Brandt, Dave Keenan, Kenneth Pfeiffer, Gary Branstiter and Bob Branstiter. The organist was Miss Judy Tetzner, and the singers were Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schultz.



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