Bayfield County Journal
Bayfield County Journal Yesteryear Column
Zoe von Ende Lappin, granddaughter of P.J. Savage, editor of the Iron River
PIONEER from 1898 to 1952, has obtained permission for us to post the
Memories and Yesteryear columns that are printed weekly in the Bayfield
COUNTY JOURNAL, successor to the PIONEER and other newspapers in the
county. The COUNTY JOURNAL announced the upcoming Web postings in its Dec.
3O, 1999, edition with the headline, "Genealogy columns to appear on the
The County Journal, Washburn WI, Feb. 17, 2000
I would like to thank Eric Sharp, Editor of the Bayfield County Journal for his willingness to work with us in our genealogical search. We look forward to the wonderful articles that will appear here. Thank you also to Zoe von Ende Lappin for all her work and the hours of typing.
Taken from the Washburn Times February 11, 1937
Some Walker High School honor students: Naomi Thompson, Lois
Kasmarek, Robert Thompson, Lorraine Doucette, Dorothy Lindblad and
Kenny Joanis. "Bud" Bodin broke his leg on the Mt. Valhalla toboggan
run. A few more members of the Washburn Rifle Club: L. Lysager, A.
Swanson, K. Rogers, T. Arseneau, A. Bodin, E. Foltz, C. Thoreson. V.
Stauffer, C. Wedin and C. Zanto. Prices at Obe V. Rasmussen's
Washburn Pharmacy: cigarettes 2 packs for 25 cents, Bayer Aspirin 69
cents a bottle, Alka Seltzer 49 cents, Kleenex 31 cents a box, a pint of
rubbing alcohol 19 cents, five pounds of Epsom Salt tablets 29 cents, and a
quart of cod liver oil was only 98 cents.
50 Years Ago
Taken from the Washburn Times February 16, 1950
Jerry Gierzek's 21 points and Dick Bratley's 12 points led the
Washburn Castle Guards to a 55-53 victory over DePadua. Peter
Halverson, 71, who came to Washburn in 1925, passed away. The
Garfield School's flags were raised on Feb. 22, 1900. At that time there
were 200 kids in school and the teachers were: Myrtle Hobbs Hulbert,
Charlotte Lowe, Mabel Smith and Laura Irish. Liz Hawkes was
chairman of the Bayfield County Democrats. S. Sgt. Gerald Kile was
stationed in Alaska. Frances Frechette had a Girl Scout Valentine's
Party at her house and her gusts were: Carol and Jane Gago, Carol
Steen, Janice Wick, Jean Stephenson, Joan Holman, Barbara and
Cecelia King, Janet McAndrews, Betty Zanto, Pauline White, Janet
Bratley, Elizabeth Bednarski, Betty Rodkewich, Annabel Mesner,
Arlene Truchon, Lucy Gierzak and Sylvia Sheridan.
25 Years Ago
Taken from the Washburn Times Feb. 13, 1975
The Seventh Annual Men's Club Winter Carnival will be held at
Mt. Valhalla on March 2. Betty Handberg and Alice Maassen present
Fr. Vincent Bromley with a new cookbook, "Everything but the Kitchen
Sink." (These St. Louis cookbooks sold for $3 each.) (This column is
dedicated in memory of my good neighbor Betty Handberg.( The Black
Bears of Glidden dealt the Washburn Castle Guards their first defeat of the
season, 71-69. The following are some of the men who worked at
DuPont's Barksdale Works plant firefighters brigade during the 1940s:
"Bozo" Anderson, "Bud" Shayler, George Mager, "Sparky" Nelson,
peter Hanson, Harold Carlson, Jack Beaulieu, Art Nelson and 'Dolph"
10 Years Ago
Taken from the County Journal February 15, 1990
1,661 skiers showed up for the Pre-Birkie including Noel Hong,
David Lee, Rose Hillebrand, Dennis Isely and Thomas Lindsey. Dave
Snyder gave a talk about the Apostle islands at Iron River. Leino's 76
finished first place in a bowling tournament at Red Cliff and on the
team was: Roy Roberts, Ray Carlson, Terry nelson, Roger Gustafson
and Michael James Amrein. Reinard Johnson, 94, passed away.