June 2, 1933
Superior news in brief
Brewery waits license – All that is preventing the Northern brewery from mixing its first batch of beer is the lack of a federal license. Louis McKinnon, brewery secretary, said application has been made and that a federal inspector is expected here in a few days.
June 3, 1933
If Dave Bancroft brings his Minneapolis baseball team of the American association here for an exhibition game with the Superior Blues sometime this season, as the former Superior player has promised to do “if at all possible,” there will be added interest attached to the game should Harry Holsclaw take the mound for the Millers.
For the Minneapolis right-hander started his career in Superior, hurling for the South Superior box factory team in 1919, in the old Twilight league, composed of South Superior, Allouez, Pease hardware, Superior Laundry and Whitney shipyard aggregations.
Harry’s brother, Andrew, who was catcher for Harry at that time, lives at Patzau, Wis. and occasionally plays with the present Patzau team.
June 3, 1998
Dog shot near home in Gordon
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting involving a pet dog in Gordon.
According to sheriff’s reports, a German short-hair pointer belonging to Heidi Begley, 1414 S. Country Circle, was shot in a front leg sometime Monday afternoon outside the residence. The 18-month-old dog – named “Crocket” – was brought to a Superior veterinarian for surgery.
Begley discovered the shooting when the wounded dog returned to the house after she let it outside for about 10 minutes, reports said. The dog limped up the stairs and then collapsed.
Sisters’ ties with school spans 78 years
The School District of Maple has built the new Northwestern Elementary School midway between Poplar and Maple on U.S. Highway 2. This facility, which will replace the Lakeside, Lake Nebagamon, Maple Corner and Richard I. Bong (Poplar) schools, is scheduled to open in August.
As a farewell tribute to the present building, on May 21, the children of Poplar School held their spring concert with a theme celebrating nearly eight decades of public education in Poplar. Michael Goodlet, elementary music specialist, produced and directed the program while Gary Swanson, elementary art specialist and the school children provided decorations.
In attendance were Marion Lundberg Olson and Gertrude Lundberg Bergsten. These sisters attended the present Poplar School on its first day of operation in 1920, both in the fifth grade. Their brothers, Richard and Robert, who began their formal schooling at Poplar a few years later, also attended the celebration.
Mrs. Olson has lived in Douglas County all her life with most of those years spent in a house on the original Lundberg homestead. Mrs. Bergsten has always lived in Poplar and continues to reside within sight of the home place.
This fall, on opening day, Mrs. Bergsten’s great-grandson Jonathon Pearson, will attend first grade at the new Northwestern Elementary School.
Solon Springs golfer to state
Superior Senior High School, St. Croix High of Solon Springs and Northwestern High of Maple were all represented at sectional golf meets Tuesday and only one individual was able to advance to the state tournament which will be held next Monday and Tuesday in Madison.
Junior Ben Swanson of St. Croix High will be in the WIAA Division 3 state tournament after firing an 80 Tuesday at the Hidden Greens-North golf Course, site of the Solon Springs Sectional meet.
At the New Richmond sectional, Northwestern’s only entry, sophomore Cody Fechtelkotter, fired an 81, but was three strokes short of earning a sectional top five finish and an individual state berth.
For the Spartans, senior Aaron Grossman fired an 81, one stroke higher than the fifth and final golfer going to state as an individual. Jon Griglak had an 84, John Peterson, an 86, Andy Koehler an 89 and Jake Krieg a 92.
Superior tot shines in front of camera
Modeling success doesn’t seem to have gone to Victoria Mackey’s head.
Even when a local “paparazzo” visited her home Tuesday, the grand prize winner in a national contest willingly turned on her smile and dimple almost every time a camera pointed in her direction.
She even helped identify her photo in the magazine spread with the contest winners, chosen out of thousands of entries.
Victoria Mackey earned top place, a $5,000 savings bond and a full page of a four-page advertising spread in American Baby magazine’s May edition for the First Food Bloopers Contest sponsored by Cheerios. She also won $100 worth of Cheerios-related products, ranging from a variety of cereal to “sippy cups, spoons … we even got coupons,” said Tori’s mommy, Kelly Mackey. “Thank goodness she loves Cheerios.”
June 4, 1998
Fairlawn up and touring
After about seven months closed to the public, the Fairlawn Mansion and Museum is back open on a limited basis.
Starting this week, visitors can see first hand how a $1.6 million renovation works by simply taking the once-a-day tour. The tours will continue daily into October, almost one year from when the doors were closed to the public on Oct. 15, 1997.
“This is not an ordinary tour, it is a construction in progress,” said Rachael Martin, executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society.
“The public should be prepared to wear their walking shoes, comfy clothes and be prepared to duck.”
NHS foursome goes for the gold
In keeping with school tradition, the Northwestern Tigers will send four athletes to this weekend’s WIAA State Track & Field Meet at Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Heading the foursome from the high school in Maple is senior Josh Lee, who will be participating in his fourth consecutive state meet. Lee will compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Lee is already leaving his mark n the record book at Northwestern as he tied Jeff Anttila’s record in the 100 at 10.8, broke his own record in the 100 with a time of 22.1 and broke Steve Tekippe’s record in the 400 with a time of 50.1 he is also a member of the record-holding 400-meter team.
Another Northwestern athlete that has done nothing but improve is shot put specialist Jeff Polkoski. Polkoski took first place at sectionals with a toss of 56-5, a major improvement of 48 feet in his first meet of the season.
June 5, 1933
Bonfire burns fatal to Genevieve Lukas, age 5
Five-year-old Genevieve Barbara Lukas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lukas, 15 East Third street, was fatally burned Sunday evening while playing with a group of children near her home.
She died at St. Mary’s hospital at 3 a.m. Monday from painful burns received about her body when her clothing caught fire as she and her friends attempted to start a bon fire.
County forest camp location near hatchery
Douglas county’s forestry camp, one of 29 approved for Wisconsin last Friday by President Roosevelt, will be located along the banks of the Little Brule river within 100 yards of the Brule hatchery, it was learned Monday.
Edward Vanderwall, district forest ranger with headquarters at Brule, said that he has already started a four-acre camp site in preparation for the influx of about 200 members of the federal conservation corps within the next two weeks.
Lakeside girl high in county school rating
Mildred Oakes of Pine Central school, Town of Lakeside, with an average of 95.7 percent, won scholastic honors among 300 children graduating from the eighth grade of rural and state graded schools of Douglas County this June.
Graduation exercises were held Friday at State Teachers College. The honor roll of the 1933 graduating class contains 33 names: Nora L. Brokke, Wentworth; James R. Hicks, Howard M. Martin, Rockmont; Adeline Heiland, Irma Nelson, Donald Torsssen, Bennett; James William Denny, Brule; Lucille B. Strohman, Lakeside; Donald E. Zimski, Hildur E. Ahlberg, Hawthorne.
Delores L. Anderson, June E. Liljegren, Carl Von Linne; Helen Aro, Eugene Erickson, Mildred Oakes, Pine Central; Francis B. Everall, Blueberry; Paul E. Niemi, Maple; Marjorie W. Jacob, Lloyd L. Smith, Elwood O. Smith, George W. Peterson, Mary Rivord, Washington.
Herbert k. Ferguson, McKinley; Elizabeth S. Lemieux, Clarence E. Helland, Marjorie H. Hendry, Clara L. Bednar, Solon Springs; Ruth E. Sloan, Billings; Russell O. Newman, Elna Nordley, Black River; Warren L. Engstrom, Boylston; Edward Edgette, Lake Nebagamon.
Articles and pictures courtesy of retired librarian Judy Aunet with Superior Public Library.