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.

County Journal, Washburn WI, June 8, 2000


Tony Woiak

Taken from the Washburn Times June 9, 1910

The Bijou Theatre was changed to Orpheum. Nine girls and one boy graduated from Walker High School: Olive SEVERSON, Ruth FOX, Margit HIRSCH, Minnie TARALDSON, Clara LOFSTROM, Liz COOK, William CAVANAUGH, Margaret CARUTHERS, Lottie KINNEY and Marie PETERSON. Dr. J.R. MITCHELL moved into the building which was recently bought from the HINES Lumber Co. Born: A girl to Mr. and Mrs. Ole MARKSTAD. Mr. and Mrs. William MAITLAND were up from Cusson visiting. Ned WYMAN and Ben BERGLUND resigned from OLSONís Dray Lines and were replaced by Sam VENO and Henry HUDSON. Clara CUDMORE of Virginia, Minn., takes a job with the M.H. SPRAGUE Lumber Co. George GLACIER will have a boat livery down by the Commercial Dock.

50 Years Ago

Taken from the Washburn Times June 8, 1950

Some baseball averages from the City Team: HOLMAN .667, BELLILE .624, BURKE .571, D. SCAMFER .444. Washburn Beat Sanborn 13-2 behind the pitching of Cy BUCKNER and LeGAULT. Some members of the Washburn Merchants: STEFINSKI, LUKASIEWICZ, BOLIN, DUFFY, HANSON, GORDON, ANDERSON, LINDBLAD, HUDSON and ZINSKI. Connie BURLAGER and Barbara SWANSON graduate from Ashland County Normal. Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Herman LAURION on June 3; a son to Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel SWANSON) "Frenchie" BRUNEAU on June 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard BODIN on June 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. (Marceline COUSINEAU) James FROSTMAN on June 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard HARVEY on June 8.

25 Years Ago

Taken from the Washburn Times June 12, 1975

Allan COPPERUD took first at the Regionals and at the Sectionals in the mile for track and advanced to the State Tournament in Madison. (Three years earlier, in 1972, David PEARSON in the long jump, Dan CORNING in the 120 high hurdles and our mile relay team of John PETERSON, myself, Tony WOIAK, Dan CORNING and James MAASSEN all participated in the State Track Meet. George LOWE and Walter HOVEY are pictured in the new Fire Hall. Graduates from St. Louis School: Paul LINDSEY, Jean LARSON, Cindy JACK, Laureen DONAHOE, Joanne UTEGAARD and Janine STOCK. WHS catcher Scott BEEKSMA is pictured tagging out a runner from Webster in a WHS 7-1 win. Pictured planting shrubs and trees at Memorial Park: William ROBINSON, Laverne and Kurt BASINA, Steve, Mike and Tom SIROIN, Brad and Steve BACHAND, Scott and Dr. Wayne MERCER, Bruce and Tommy RAPPS, Emil BRANZELL, George SCHMIDT, Harold COMPTON and Niles EILERTSEN.

10 Years Ago

Taken from the County Journal, June 14, 1990

Explorer Paul SCHURKE visited the area recently. He is participating in a trek around Lake Superior, then he will be off to Lake Baikal in Russia. (Lake Superior is bigger than Lake Baikal, but the Russian lake has more water volume. The lake is 400 miles long and a mile deep.) Dave and Winnie DAY were visited by a black bear, who was discovered up their tree. Tony KNETTER was selected to the Stateís Arts World. Pictured with a horse during Show and Tell at kindergarten class were Beth and Ken KASINSKI, Aaron MAGER and Ryan ADAMS.

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