BioA: Arneson, James/Viola (Silver – 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Arneson, Clarkson, Block, Johnson, Shaw, Turch..?, Konwinski, Zake, Anderson, Slackey, Smazal

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Arneson, James/Viola (Silver – 12 Jul 1977)

About 450 guests were present Saturday evening, July 9, 1977 to observed the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Arneson, Route 1, Dorchester. The affair began with a 5 p.m. supper in the Curtiss Hall, followed by a reception and dancing in the evening. Music was provided by Shirley Clarkson and Jay Block.

James Arneson and the former Viola Johnson were married July 12, 1952 at the Methodist Church at Stanley by the Rev. Leland Shaw. Mr. Johnson, Fontana; Mrs. Roland Turch..?, Loyal; Mrs. Ray Konwinski, Chippewa Falls; Elmer Johnson, Illinois, Robert Zake, Illinois, and Ray Konwinski were the attendants. Mrs. Richard Slackey, Bloomer, was flower girl, and Leroy Johnson, ring bearer, and Ray Anderson, Oscada, Michigan, and Art Johnson, Greenwood, ushers, and all of these original attendants were here for the anniversary observance.

The Arnesons live on a farm in the Town of Mayville; however he drives a truck for Fur Foods.

They have two children, Mark who is serving with the U.S. Army in Hawaii, and Mrs. Donald Smazal, Abbotsford. Mr. and Mrs. Smazal attended the celebration Saturday night. There is one grandchild.


Bio: Messman, Michael – Broken Leg for Second Time (Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Messman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Little seven-year-old Michael Messman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Messman, who had spent the past several weeks in Memorial Hospital in Medford, was planning on returning to his home soon. However, he had the misfortune to break his leg again Wednesday, and will have to remain there another three weeks.


Bio: Baddgor, Rose – First Member of Dorchester Commercial Club (Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Baddgor, Ackeret

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Mrs. Rose Baddgor received her membership certificate to the Dorchester Commercial Club from Gerald Ackeret, head of the membership committee. Mrs. Baddgor is the first member of the newly organized club.


BioA: Smazal, Mr./Mrs. Charles (45th – 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Smazal, Krueger

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Smazal, Mr./Mrs. Charles (45th – 11 Jul 1977)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smazal, rural Abbotsford, observed their 45th wedding anniversary July 11, 1977. The couple was married at Milladore, July 11, 1932, and is still farming. They have 18 children, 55 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Those who helped them celebrate Sunday were Ron and Carol Krueger and family, and Sally and Brenda Smazal, Abbotsford, Jack and Irene Smazal, Butch and Judy Smazal, Colby, and Donald Smazals, Withee. They received congratulations from those who could not be present.


Bio: Thompson, Bessie – 81st Birthday (Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Thompson, Helding, Doland, Anderson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Mrs. Bessie Thompson celebrated her 81st birthday. Among those who visited her through the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Olin Thompson, Portage, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Helding and three granddaughters, Rothschild, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Thompson, Tomahawk, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Thompson, also of Tomahawk, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doland and Mrs. Mabel Anderson.


Bio: Hopperdietzel, Eric Michael (Baptism – Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Hopperdietzel, Dorn, Craft

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hopperdietzel and daughter, Mary Lou Dorn and children, attended the baptism of Eric Michael, infant son of the John Hopperdietzels, Neenah. Sponsors were an aunt, Mrs. Dorn, and an uncle, Jim Craft, Marshfield.

A family dinner was held in honor of the occasion.


Obit: Bischoff, Marie (1915 – 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Bischoff, Buchman, Thomsen, Nystrum, Jochimsen, Cypher, Hartman, Nehiba, Frischman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 20 Jul 1977

Bischoff, Marie (21 Aug 1915 – 16 Jul 1977)

Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester for Mrs. Lenhard (Marie) Bischoff, age 61, Dorchester. She passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Saturday, July 16, 1977. The Rev. William Buchman officiated at the 10:30 a.m. services. Burial will follow in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Kraut-Maurina Funeral Home in Dorchester was in charge of arrangements.

The former Marie Thomsen was born August 21, 1915 in the Town of Deer Creek, where she attended Spruce Grove School. She worked for Dr. Raymond Nystrum in Medford, and then was employed in Chicago before her marriage to Lenhard Bischoff on September 1, 1945 at Holy Rosary Church in Medford.

They farmed in the Town of Holton until 1969, when they moved to the Village of Dorchester. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and its Ladies Rosary-Altar Society and Dorchester Senior Citizens.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Josephine Jochimsen, Mrs. Clarence (Clara) Cypher, Mrs. Evelyn Hartman, Mrs. Albert (Lorraine) Nehiba and Mrs. Elder (Margaret) Frischman, all of Medford.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.


Bio: Strunk, Arnold – Injured in Cave-In (20 Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Strunk

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Jul 1977

An Abbotsford City Worker, Arnold Strunk, had a near tragic accident July 20, 1977 when a seven-foot water line trench collapsed on him, burying him completely.

He was quickly dug out and taken by ambulance to the Colby Clinic. He was transferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where he remained until Sunday. Reports have it that he is now in good condition at home.

According to one of the city workers, Strunk was working at the bottom of the trench on his knees when another worker saw the trench caving in. He yelled and Strunk got to his feet before he was covered by dirt.

Reports say that Strunk’s shoulder and chest area were the hardest squeezed in the incident. Worker and member of the Abby ambulance crew dug out the man, and got him into the ambulance.


News: Abby/Colby – UW-River Falls Spring Dean’s List (1976/77)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Jicinsky, Schilling, Schultz, Mielke

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Jul 1977

The recently announce Spring Quarter deans’ list at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls included the names of 572 students.

To earn deans’ list honor at UW-River Falls, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four point scale, or midway between an “A” and a “B”. A total of 149 students earned a grade point of 4.0 or straight A average.

The following UW-River Falls students from the area were named to the deans’ list:

Abbotsford: Cindy Jicinsky, Rt. 1, Jan Schilling, Pine Street, and John Schultz, West Pine Street.

Colby: Daniel Mielke, Rt. 1 and Richard Mielke, Rt. 1.


Bio: Wibben Family Reunion – Mr./Mrs. Nick (24 Jul 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wibben, Errin, Bahr, Harder, Buse, Tischendorf, Dunbar, Salzwedel, Beilke, Martin, Beisner, Baxter, Kugel

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 27 Jul 1977

The family, relatives and friends of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wibben held a reunion July 24, 1977 at the Dorchester Recreational Park.

There was a pot luck dinner and supper. The time was spent visiting, playing cards, volleyball and horseshoe pitching.

Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Wibben and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Errin, Shreveport, Louisiana; Mrs. Catherine Bahr, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Pal Harder, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Buse, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wibben and family and Mr. and Mrs. Russ Tischendorf, Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dunbar and Mr. and Mrs. Duwayne Wibben and family, Marshfield; Norman Dunbar, Jr., Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Salzwedel and sons, Gwinn, Michigan; Mrs. Anita Beilke, Rib Lake; Ronald Martin, Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. Galen Beisner and family, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Baxter and family, Owen, and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Kugel, Abbotsford.




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