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 web".

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.

Bayfield County Journal, Washburn, WI, February 24, 2000


Tony Woiak

Taken from the Washburn Times February 18, 1937

Art A. Anderson was Washburn's chief of police. William Robinson will give a piano recital at the home of his mother, Mrs. Alice Robinson. (This column is dedicated in memory of my friend, William Robinson.) Births: A girl to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gierzak on Feb. 8; a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Dolly Trempe) Wallin on Feb. 12. Mrs. May Greenwood entertained the Quilting Club which consisted of members: Theodora Anderson, Katherine Buzard, Mrs. C.F. Morris, Mrs. John Gibson, Mrs. E.C. Hart and Mrs. R.W. Smith. (Theodora Anderson taught kindergarten for many years at DuPont. Katherine Buzard was once Washburn's city treasurer.) Mrs. Walter Howell served a luncheon to Mesdames Leon Potter, V.E. Brubaker, Peter Jacobson, Thomas Moore. J.L. Filbey, M.E. Stapelton and Henry Johnson

50 Years Ago

Taken from the Washburn Times February 23, 1950

Washburn wins the Indianhead with a 12-4 record. They beat Bayfield in their first tournament game 54-40 and playing in the game were Arnson, Bratley, Lukaskawcez, Bellile, Anderson, Warren, Raarup, Stefinske and Lindblad. (Jerry Gierzak was out with the flu.) Births: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Leadholm on Feb. 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. (Charlotte Howell) William Weber on Feb. 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Viater on Feb. 16. Christ Lutheran choir officers: president, Carol Smith; vice president, Laverne Ledin; secretary, Nona Olson, treasurer, Tommy Swanson; and librarians, Doris Stefinske and Ruth Steen. Mrs. Catherine Donahue, 84, passed away. (She was John Donahue's wife and an early Washburn pioneer. At the time of her death, she was the oldest woman of the early settlers in town.) Ora Brink celebrated his 65th birthday on Feb. 16.

25 Years Ago

Taken from the Washburn Times February 20, 1975

WHS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students who participated in an FBLA contest included John and Jewel Pickert, Leonard Conklin, Larry Olson and Robin Anderson. Their adviser was Fred Schlichting. Winter Carnival queen candidates of 1975: Debbie Gasperini, Doris Anderson, Brenda Dashner, Barb Peterson and Terri Schillinger. Charley Nemec's seventh grade class went to Duluth's Channel 8 and presented a program which they wrote about our past. Born: A boy to Mr. and Mrs. Duane Swanson on Feb. 15. On the WHS Castle Guard basketball tournament team: Billy Doucette, Alan Copperud, Gary Copperud, Peter Sneed, Scott Foss, Dan Hovey, Scott Sneed, Larry Bodin, Scott Beeksma, Greg Schillinger, Tom Bodin and Jeff Bellile. They were coached by Robert Gasperini.

10 Years Ago

Taken from the County Journal February 22, 1990

On the WHS boys tournament basketball team were: Casey Sarver, Kyle and Kurt Kick, Ray Dickerhoff, Eric Gilbert, Josh Blakely, Brad Farrar, Jason Roy, Reid Fischer, Arnie Siroin and Clint Day, with Dan Karius coach and manager Dustin Hagstrom. On the WHS girls basketball team were Becky Werner, Denise Carlson, Jodi Amrein, Lynn Young, Chris Carlson, Tammy LaFramboise, Nicki Kurschner, Heather Hagstrom, Jennifer Young and Tami Guske with coach Casey Agostine. Dan Hudson was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. Some places from 1990: Olson Building Supplies, Leino's Gas and Goods, the Gym Nest, Superbowl, Doris' Bar, Ross Marine, Ray's Auto Body, Time Out, Bachand Plumbing & Heating, Ungrodt's Hardware, Patsy's Bar, Sandie's Log Cabin Restaurant, Niska's Laundryama.

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