Days Gone By
By: Pat Hunter, Archivist, River Falls Journal
In local business news the Ferrellgas team was celebrating 60 years of providing reliable, professional and safe customer service, according to district manager Rich Schnekenberger.
Municipal Court Clerk Lori Gutting and Deputy Clerk Cindy McKahan were featured in the business section of the Journal.
As part of UW-River Falls’ 125th anniversary, Chancellor Gary Thibodeau opened a time capsule from 75 years ago. Inside he found documents, letters, programs, including an 1872 resolution from the Pierce County Board donating $5,000 for the new Normal School, the 1913-14 college enrollment, and postcard from the wife of Gen. George Custer in Italy to Professor Mary Burt.
In St. Croix County, two modern-day cattle rustlers had been using a Chevette with the back seat taken out to transport stolen cattle. The two, one from Roberts, and the other from Glenwood City, were arrested after several months of early morning rustling in the area.
Local artist Mark Tomlinson was retained to create a 24-foot ceramic fish for a Montana park and wildlife center.
Julia Wing and David Smith took singles competition bowling trophies in the 7-11 age group at Bud’s Lanes.
A mysterious hole 35 feet in diameter and 50 feet deep opened up in the Art Feyereisen farmyard, swallowing a 19-foot combine, parts of a pole shed and some tools.
A deer came to town Sunday morning and broke a glass door at the River Falls Tire Shop on North Main, ran through lawns and was last seen heading south towards UW-RF.
Delores Dopkins received the AAUW Volunteer Woman of the Year award.
Roen Ford was planning to show the new “Maverick.” The two-door sedan was selling for $1,995.
Dr. Maurice Shepard, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Shepard of River Falls, won fame for his work on bacteriological research.
Grand opening of the new Norgetown Laundry was held by Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Helmueller.
Tuesday Club art contest winners included Charles Morrow and Tom Hagestad from the Campus School, and Delores Fischer, MariaAnn Stapleton and Laurence Thompson from the public school.
New shipments of Easter millinery were in stock at the Eda and Freda Dress Shoppe and Jenson & Tulberg Dress Shop here, along with gloves, hankies, dresses and costume jewelry.
Dance lessons by Grace Cina were now being formed for ballet, tap and acrobatics, ages from four and up. Prices were 50 cents per hour.
Carpenters hired by Civil Service were getting $1.25 an hour and were said to do less work in that hour than Pierce County carpenters did in 30 minutes and who were getting paid 50 cents an hour.
A. W. Lund Co. featured flashy red scooters for $1.49; Winchester roller skates $1.49; and a Red Comet wagon for $2.49.
Oliver Webster has rented his farm west of this city to Harrison Smith and was moving to town to take charge as manager of McLaughlin Bros. meat market.
The first bolt of lightning to crash in this vicinity this season killed a cow and burned a barn on the farm of Gerald and Harold Wasson in the town of Troy.