School: Abbotsford H.S. – Prom Court (May 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Edwards, Schreiber, York, Reichersamer, Apfelbeck, Spence, Mantik, Borgemoen, Courchaine, Bunkelman

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 May 1977

Saturday evening, May 7, 1977, Abbotsford High School will hold its annual prom. The dance starts at 8:30 p.m., with the Dave Edwards Orchestra playing in the school gym. “Nights are Forever” is this year’s theme.

Leading the grand march at 9:30 will be Jackie Apfelbeck, Steve Borgemoen, Russ Bunkelman, Anita Courchaine, Tom Kiefer (king), Peggy Mantik, Rose Reichersamer (queen), John Spence, Allen Schreiber, and Darlene York.


Bio: Bloom, Leo & Viv – Back in Business at Redwood Supper Club (May 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Bloom

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 May 1977

Leo and Viv Bloom, Unity, are back in business at Redwood Supper Club in Unity. The Blooms will open Redwood Friday, May 6, in time to serve those Friday night fish fry’s.

An announcement will be made later as to the regular hours the supper club will be open.


Church: Curtiss St. Paul’s Lutheran – Honors County Police (May 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: None

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 May 1977

Law Day U.S.A. was observed Sunday, May 1, 1977 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss, with Clark County police officers and their families as guests. A potluck dinner was served following services to approximately 100 guests.


Bio: Johnson, Signe – Celebrates Birthday with Grandson (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Johnson, Vanderhoof, Rahm, Hanson, Ayer, Evenson, Melander, Cook, Anderson, Dallmann

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 May 1977

Saturday evening a combined birthday party was held at the home of Mrs. Signe Johnson in honor her grandson and her birthday.

Present were Mr. and Mrs. David Vanderhoof, Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. William Rahm, Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hanson and son Kurt, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Johnson, Esther Ayer, Mrs. Myron Evenson, Mrs. Gertie Melander, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cook, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ayer, all of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ayer and son Jeff, Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson and Victor Anderson, Spencer, and Cathy Dallmann, River Falls.


BioM: Poehnelt, Cheryl A. (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Poehnelt, O’Reilly, Rushman, Frey, Block, Sandow, La Pine, Iwinski, Hirsch

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 May 1977

Poehnelt, Cheryl A. (23 Apr 1977)

Cheryl A. Poehnelt and Garrett J. O’Reilly, both of Milwaukee, were married Saturday, April 23, 1977 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby.

The Rev. Frank Rushman performed the 1:30 p.m. service. A cousin of the bride, Mrs. Gary Frey, was organist, and Kris Block was soloist.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Poehnelt, Abbotsford, and Mrs. Margaret O’Reilly, Tullamore, Ireland.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white organdy over taffeta gown trimmed with white daisies. Her fingertip veil was held by a Camelot headpiece. She carried yellow roses and white pompom daisies.

Mrs. Mark Sandow, Rockford, Illinois, was maid of honor. Mona O’Reilly, Tullamore, Ireland, Dawn Poehnelt, Abbotsford, and Mrs. Larry La Pine, Milwaukee, were bridesmaids. Their yellow empire gowns featured matching capes with daisy trim and each wore a hat. They carried baskets of yellow and white pompom daisies.

Craig Iwinski, Milwaukee, was best man for the bridegroom. Bill Hirsch, Milwaukee, David Poehnelt and Allen Poehnelt, both of Abbotsford, were groomsmen.

Completing the wedding party were ushers, Robert and Jerome Poehnelt.

A reception, dinner and dance were held at the Stetsonville Community Center.

The bride, a 1968 graduate of Abbotsford High School, attended the University of Wisconsin, Marshfield for two years. She is an accounting supervisor for Hoffman, York, Baker and Johnson in Milwaukee. Her husband is a graduated of the St. Camillus High School in Ireland and the Angelicuim University in Italy. He is a supervisor at the First Wisconsin National Bank in Milwaukee.

The couple are on a wedding trip to England and Scotland.


Bio: Zuber, Suzanne (Engagement – Apr 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Zuber, Fleisch

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 May 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Zuber, Route 2, Colby announce the engagement of their daughter Suzanne, Green Bay, to Ervin Fleisch, Green Bay. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fleisch, Route 2, New Holstein.

Miss Zuber graduated from Eau Claire in 1972, and is currently employed as an IMC Director at Helen Keller Elementary School, Green Bay. Ervin graduate from UW-Madison in 1973. Since graduation he has been employed as agri-business instructor at Green Bay West High School.

The couple will be married October 23, 1977.


Bio: Firnstahl, Paul – Business Person of the Year Award (May 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Firnstahl, Bauer

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 May 1977

Paul Firnstahl, Colby, was presented the “Business Person of the Year” award by members of the Colby High School FBLA club during its banquet last week

Firnstahl, a member of the business education advisory committee, was instrumental in having his employed give tests to secretarial practice students. He is an active member of the community and served as president of the Colby Chamber of Commerce.

Shelba Bauer, FBLA past secretary, presented the award to Firnstahl.


Bio: Nelson, Donald B. – Ralston Purina Scholarship Award (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Nelson, Kyd

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 May 1977

Donald Brendt Nelson, a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson, Abbotsford, has been selected to receive a Ralston Purina Scholarship Award for the 1977 fall semester, according to an announcement made in St. Louis by George H. Kyd, division vice president and director, public relations, Ralston Purina Company.

The scholarship amounts to $650. It is awarded each year to an outstanding junior or senior in the state universities and land-grant colleges in each of the 50 states, and in three Canadian agricultural colleges and in Puerto Rico.

Winners are selected at each college by a faculty scholarship committee on the basis of their scholarship record, leadership, character, ambition in agriculture and eligibility for financial assistance.


School: Colby H.S. – Wins High Quiz Bowl Contest (May 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Boettcher, Clifford, Johnson, Mieritz, Gosse, Panko

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 May 1977

Colby High School’s High Quiz Bowl Team defeated D.C. Everest by a score of 95 – 90 in a quarter-final match.

Next Saturday, May 14, 1977, the team plays Auburndale in a semi-final game at 5 p.m. on Channel 7.

Team members are Captain Brian Boettcher, Jim Clifford, Beth Johnson, Craig Meiratz and alternate Kevin Gosse.

The team is coached by John Panko.




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