Bio: Murks, Faith (Engagement – Sep 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Murks, Olson

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03 Oct 1979

Mrs. Bernette Murks, Colby and Mr. Billy Murks, Colby announce the engagement of their daughter, Faith, to Terry
Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Olson, Route 2, Greenwood.

A 1977 graduate of Colby High School, the bride-elect is employed at Billy Jack’s Place in Colby. Her fiancé, who graduated in 1976 from Greenwood High School and in 1978 from Eau Claire Technical Institute, is employed by Schjoneman’s Trucking, Inc., of Colby.

An October 27, 1979 wedding is being planned at Withee.


News: Greenwood – Couples Attend Grimm/Hein Wedding (Sep 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Kurz, Metcalfe, Hein, Grimm, Florey, Pribbernow, Ives, Miller

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03 Oct 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kurz and Corey, and Mrs. Ray Metcalfe attended the wedding of the former’s godson, Dennis Hein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Hein, to Debra Grimm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grimm, Marshfield. It was held at Trinity Lutheran in Spencer on Saturday. The reception, dance and supper were at the Armory in Marshfield. Others attending from this area were the Harold Floreys, Rueben Pribbernows, Paul Ives and John Miller, Jr.


School: Greenwood H.S. Homecoming Court (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Gregorich, Sloniker, Klinke, Toburen, Sowieja, Bayuk, Sepp, Schnabel, Susa, Frane

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03 Oct 1979

Representatives of the Greenwood Homecoming Court are: Freshmen - Lynette Gregorich and Larry Sloniker; Sophomore – Peg Klinke and Mark Toburen; Juniors – John Sowieja and Rosy Bayuk; Seniors – David Sepp and Cheri Schnabel; King and Queen – Eliot Susa and Sherri Frane.


School: Loyal H.S. Homecoming Court (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weyer, Mahoney, Schoonover, Pachal, Hebert, Schuette, Smith, Mews, Aumann

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 03 Oct 1979

The Loyal Homecoming Court representatives are: Freshmen – Cynthia Weyer and Greg Mahoney; Sophomores – Dawn Mahoney and Todd Schoonover; Juniors – Tina Heber and Mark Schuette; Seniors – Juleen Smith and Ricky Mews; Queen and King – Sharon Pachal and Joe Aumann.


News: Loyal Landmark Building Being Removed (Oct 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Block, Cowles, Steiner, Fraveau, Bannach, Helm

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Oct 1979

An old Landmark on Loyal’s Main Street will soon be gone. Residents referred to it as the Bannach Building, or the Loyal School and Officer Supply, but old timers claim it house a variety of businesses in former days.

At one time it was a saloon, for a long part of it served as a barbershop, and it was even a garage.

In 1931, the building became the home for the Loyal Tribune after fire destroyed the Allen Block Building. Lawrence Cowles and Jack Steiner were the publishers at that time.

In the 1950’s Lee Fraveau moved the Loyal Tribune to its present location and Lawrence Cowles expanded the office supply business, which he continue to operate. When Mr. Cowles retired several years ago, the building has been vacant, except for the time the Clark County Nutritional Center used part of the building.

The home in back of the building was the residence of Mrs. John Bannach until her death.

The Bannach property has been purchased by the City of Loyal. Several years ago it had been offered, but council members turned down the idea. This past summer the present council became interested once again and made an offer. The offer was accepted.

Just what will become of the site remains to be seen. The City is presently planning to remove the building from the site. An ad a[[ears in this issue asking for sealed bids. Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Helm is leaving the door open, incase someone would be interested in a Main Street lot in “The Shopping Center City.”


News: Greenwood/Loyal – Senior Cooking Class (Oct 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: None

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Oct 1979

A special cooking class designed especially for persons 55 and over began yesterday. It is being taught in Loyal and Greenwood by North Central Technical Institute as a consumer education mobile classroom project.

Course are held at the Loyal Home Town Village Apartments and at the Black River View Apartments in Greenwood. There will be four session running from 9 to 11 a.m. in Loyal and 1 to 3 p.m. in Greenwood. With the first class held yesterday, the other three are scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 23 and 30.

Topic of the cooking session is “Cooking for 1 or 2,” an important subject to many senior citizens living alone, or in retirement after the children have all left home.

Covered in the four week course will be basic nutrition as related to special diets, low cholesterol, diabetic, low sodium, low calorie and other special diets.

Use of food additives and supplemental vitamins will be discussed and helpful information concerning shipping, planning and preparing meals for one or two member families are also part of the planned program.

Citizens 55 or over who missed the first session this week can still learn a great deal by getting involved with the remaining three.


BioM: Zvolena, Barbara Jean (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Zvolena, Kortokrax, Sanford, Nickel, Jasurda, Tellock, Beaver, Klempke, Ballas, Hamms

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Oct 1979

Zvolena, Barbara Jean (29 Sep 1979)

The Loyal United Methodist Church was the setting of the 1:30 wedding on Saturday, September 29, 1979 of Barbara Jean Zvolena, Loyal, and William Frederick Kortokrax, Gilman.

Reverend Charles Sanford officiated at the service, and Mrs. Patt Nickel was the soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Kathy Jasurda on the organ.

The bride, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zvolena, Loyal, was given in marriage by her father to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kortokrax, Gilman.

She was seen in an empire styled gown of Chantilly lace, trimmed with re-embroidered Alencon lace, seed pearls and crystal pleating with a Queen Anne neckline, bishop sleeves and a skirt sweeping to a chapel train. She carried a bouquet of roses, carnations and baby’s breath.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Miss Cindy Zvolena of Loyal. Bridesmaids were: Mrs. Judy Tellock of Neillsville, Miss Sue Beaver of Rhinelander, and Miss Lori Klempke of Loyal. Carrie Kortokrax of Cedar Lake, Indiana was flower girl.

They were attired in peach polyester organza gowns with caplet sleeves and carried bouquets of roses, carnations and baby’s breath.

Attending the groom as best man was Kristian Kortokrax of Cedar Lake, Indiana. Groomsmen were Roger Zvolena of Loyal, Charles Kortokrax of Cedar Lake, Indiana, and Ronald Ballas of Cedar Lake, Indiana. Matthew Tellock of Neillsville was ring bearer.

Performing ushering duties were Jesse Zvolena and Jerry Hamms.

A reception, dinner and dance were held at the Loyal American Legion Hall.

The new Mrs. Kortokrax is a graduate of Mid-State Technical Institute, Stevens Point, and is employed as a secretary.

Mr. Kortokrax is a graduate of Hanover High School, Cedar Lake, Indiana, and is engaged in farming.

The couple will be at home at Gilman.


BioM: Knapp, Debra Ann (1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Knapp, Schultz, Dowd, Guerin, Staples, Peak, Esselman, Schecklemann

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Oct 1979

Knapp, Debra Ann (11 Aug 1979)

Debra Ann Knapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Knapp, 35 Haigh Avenue, Salem, N.H., was married to Brian Scott Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schultz, South Division Street, Loyal, Wisconsin, August 11, 1979 in St. Joseph’s Church. The Rev. J. Dowd performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Serving as maid of honor was Laurie Guerin, with Pamela Staples, Cynthia Peak, Denise Knapp and Traci Schultz as bridesmaids. Glen Bennet served as best man. Groomsmen were Kenneth Knapp, Paul Esselman, Tim Schecklemann, and Paul Knapp.

A reception followed at the Elks Lodge.

The couple will return to Italy, where they are serving in the U.S. Air Force Security Service at San Vito Dei Normanni Air Station, Italy.

Brian Schultz is a 1977 graduate of Loyal High School.

News: Loyal – New Drug Store Owners (Oct 1979)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Weiler, Elsinger, Vajgrt, Rennock

----Source: TRG (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10 Oct 1979

Bill and Katie Weiler are the new owners of the Loyal Drug Store. The husband wife team took over the business last week. They come to Loyal from Jefferson, Wisconsin. Until they sell their home in Jefferson, Katie will be staying in Jefferson with four-year-old Jenny and 10-month-old Terri, while Bill boards at the Loyal Hotel.

Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in pharmacy in 1971. He had managed a drug store (chain store) in Jefferson for the last five years.

The couple plans to have a grand opening sometime in November. Until that time the store will be undergoing some changes. Bill said he hopefully will expand the cosmetic department, as well as the gift displays. The hours of business will remain the same. Marion Elsinger and Marie Vajgrt will remain as store clerks. Katie plans to take care of the books.

The couple is both looking forward to taking part in winter sports. Bill likes hunting, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. Katie says she takes part in all these sports except hunting.

The Weilers explained that they have been looking for a store in the north central part of the state. Bill and former owner, Bob Rennock, used to be classmates in Madison. After talking to Rennock and seeing the store, the couple decided to buy it.

Bill and Katie ask members of the community to stop in and say hello. “We’re looking forward to meeting members of the community,” said Bill.




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