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Bio: Jones, Hillary (President’s List- 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surname: Jones

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 3/12/2014

Hillary Jones was named to the president’s list for the 2013 fall semester at North Central Technical College-Wausau.


School: Unity H.S. – Class of 1927 (50th Reunion - 17 Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ayer, Jost, Cendt, Creed, Fetzer, Oldenburg, Wagner, Heber, Orth, Perschke, Andrews, Cook, Loughead, Messer, Blanchard, VanSlett, Newman, Schwantes, Johnson, Koch

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Sep 1977

The class of 1927 of the Unity High School held their 50th reunion Saturday evening, September 17, 1977. A cocktail hour was held at the Tom Loughead home, which was followed by a dinner at the Redwood Supper Club, Unity. The centerpiece for the occasion was a bouquet of sweet peas, which was their class flower. It was presented to them by Helen Ayer and Joan Jost.

All the class members were present except Mrs. Lester Cendt (Evetta Creed), who is deceased. The following are the names of the class: Mrs. William Fetzer (Winnifred Oldenburg), Rice Lake, Mrs. Elizabeth Wagner (Elizabeth Hebert), Marshfield, Harry Orth, Adams, Mildred Perschke, Sheboygan, Mrs. Russell Andrews (Fae Cook), Spencer, Mrs. Tom Loughead (Gladys Messer), Unity, Mrs. George Blanchard (Aurella VanSlett), Colby, Riley Newman, Unity, Donald Schwantes, Neillsville, and Mrs. Alfred Johnson (Clara Koch), Unity.


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Bio: Schulz, Kelly Lee (Baptism – 18 Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Schulz, Dix, Carlson, Pickett

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Sep 1977

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Schulz was baptized during the Sunday morning services at the First United Church of Christ, Colby, with Rev. Ken Dix officiating. They named their son Kelley Lee. Kelley’s sponsors were Coralee Carlson, Unity, and Doug Schulz, Spencer.

A lunch was served following the baptism at the home of Kelley’s parents. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schulz and children Jackie, Doug and Robert, Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Carlson and children Coralee, Danette and Deanne, Unity, Brian Pickett, Spencer, Jeff and Sara Schulz, Spencer.


Bio: Oehmichen, Craig Aaron (Birth 19 Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Oehmichen, Lenz, Weichell, Peterson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Sep 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Oehmichen, Rt. 2, Colby, became parents of Craig Aaron September 19, 1977. The new baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lenz and Mr. and Mrs. James Oehmichen, all of Colby. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Weichel, Marshfield, and great grandmothers are Mrs. Ella Oehmichen and Mrs. Vivian Peterson, Colby.


School: Colby H.S. – Class of 1952 (25th Reunion – 3 Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Schmitt, Scanlon, Schulz, Casanova, Klessig, Schneider, Goelden, Kops, Steinwand, Pasholk, Markus, Goelden, Sazama Leick, Erdman, Manecke, Serdar, Bane, Riedel, Podevels, Scheelk, Ashbeck, Hansen, Sommer, Brill, Sweet, Drews, Brehm, Stettler, Schneider, Miller, Meinke, Smart, Kasper, Hibbard, Bowen, Smith, Ewert, Wuckerpfening, Williams, Untiedt, Petrydowski

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 21 Sep 1977

The class of 1952 of Colby High School held its 25th reunion at the VFW Clubhouse in Colby on Saturday, September 3, 1977.

A Cocktail hour was held from 6:30 to 8:30. Dinner was served at 8:30, after which the social evening was held.

Prizes were awarded to the following: Mary Ann Schmitt Scanlon, Morton Grove, Illinois, coming the longest distance; Grace Schulz Casanova, first reservation; Gerald Klessig, Youngest child; and Sally Schneider Miller, newest married. Additional door prizes were awarded to Harold Goelden, LeRoy Kops and Mary Ann Schmitt Scanlon.

Committee members were Ann Steinwand Pasholk, JoAnne Markus Goelden and Margaret Sazama Leick.

Members of the class attending were: Pearl Erdman, Bill Serdar, Margaret Bane Serdar, Rodney Riedel, Marjorie Podevels Manecke, Joyce Scheelk Ashbeck, Karen Hansen Sommer, JoAnne Markus Goelden, Rita Brill Sweet, Edwin Drews, Muriel Brehm, Lawrence Stettler, Ann Steinwand Pasholk, Gerald Klessig, Sally Schneider Miller, Mary Ann Schmitt Scanlon, Norman Meinke, Grant Smart, Kenneth Kasper, LeRoy Kops, Marlene Hibbard Schulz, Geraldine Bowen Smith, Margaret Sazama Leick, Norman Ewert, Grace Schulz Casanova, Lenora Wuckerpfening Williams, and Joann Untiedt Petrydowski.


Bio: Baehr, Allen – Barn Burns (Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Baehr, Gumz

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

Intense heat from a burning barn on the Big Blue Acres farm, located four miles east of Unity, owned by Allen Baehr, blew the top of a twenty by seventy Harvestore structure during a fire Saturday morning.

Baehr state, 45 minutes after the blaze was discovered by his wife, Shirley, at 11 a.m., the 190 foot long dwelling housing his 70 cows, was gone. This included a 50 foot new addition, not yet completed and uninsured.

“If I can get a contractor, I’ll rebuild this fall,” said Baehr, who estimated the loss at $100,000. He stated it was two-third covered by insurance.

The Spencer Fire Department, aided by firefighters from Colby, stayed at the scene until 7 p.m. Damage to a nearby machine shed was restricted to singed shingles. But, the base of a Harvestore buckled in the heat, which became so intense it melted the doors of an unloader. Also destroyed were 8,000 bales of hay in the mow.

Baehr is presently milking his cows in shirts at the Alfred Gumz farm three miles away.


News: Colby – 14 complete CPR Training (Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Strathman, Gokey, Hedler, Zygowicz, Awe, Pietrowski, Dix, Neitzel, Rannow, Miller, Young, Kaiser, Mellenthin

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

Colby Fire Chief, Royal Awe, announced that 12 Colby Firemen and 4 lay people from Colby have completed the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Course (CPR). This 14 hours training course, sponsored by the Colby Fire Department, was given by instructors from North Central Technical Institute, Wausau. Certified CPR Firemen are: Harry Strathman, Vane Gokey, Jake Hedler, Jerome Zygowicz, Royal Awe, Don Pietrowski, David Strathman, Rev. Kenneth Dix, Bill Neitzel, Ross Rannow, Norman Miller, Jr., and Louis Young, Jr. Lay people are Mrs. Don Kaiser, Janice Awe, Danne Mellenthin, and Randy Rannow.


School: Colby H.S. – Changes Conference (Sept 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Thompson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

For the second time in three years, Colby High School has been involved in a conference re-alignment.

For many years, the Hornets were in the Cloverbelt Conference, but two years ago they were placed in the Southern Lumberjack Loop. They will be going back, starting next year, to the Cloverbelt.

According to Dr. William Thompson, Colby Superintendent, the WIAA approved the change at its September 23, 1977 meeting. Four other schools will join the Cloverbelt, giving the league 16 teams. Mosinee, Nekoosa, and Auburndale will move to the Cloverbelt from the Lumberjack. Osseo-Fairchild will also join the Cloverbelt.


School: Colby H.S. – Homecoming Royalty (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Maxam, Clifford, Pfefferkorn, Jicinsky, Rannow, Heeg, Gaulke, Peissig, Lynn, Baumgartner

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

Friday night is homecoming at Colby High School, and ten students have been chosen to reign as royalty. They are: Tina Maxam, freshman; Mary Clifford, senior; Sue Pfefferkorn, queen; Barb Jicinsky, junior, and Rochelle Rannow, sophomore. The men in the group are Gary Heeg, freshman, Glen Gaulke, senior; Gene Peissig, king; Kevin Lynn, junior, and Brian Baumgartner, sophomore.


Bio: Habermeyer, Gary L. – Completes Marine Recruit Training (Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Habermeyer

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

Marine Private First Class Gary L. Habermeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Habermeyer of Route 1, Curtiss, has completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

During the 11-week training cycle, he learned the basics of battlefield survival. He was introduced to the typical daily routine that he will experience during his enlistment, and studied the persona nd professional standard traditionally exhibited by Marines.

He participate in an active physical conditional program and gained proficiency in a variety of military skills, including first aid rifle marksmanship and close order drill. Teamwork and self-discipline were emphasized throughout the training cycle.

He joined the Marine Corp in August 1976.


BioM: King, Janice (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: King, Jensen

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

King, Janice (24 Sep 1977)

David Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jensen, Abbotsford, was married September 24, 1977 to Janice King, Atlanta, Georgia, in a ceremony at Kaduna, Nigeria, West Africa.

Both the new groom and bride work for the U.S. Government. He is employed at the economic commercial office, while she works for the health department.

According to Mrs. Elmer Jensen, the couple will be coming home around Christmas.


Church: Abbotsford - Christ Lutheran – Confirmation (1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Jacobi, Wojner, Hinz, Polzin

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

A class of 5 youngsters was confirmed Sunday at services at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford. They are Amy Jacobi, Sue Wojner, David Hinz, and Gloria and James Polzin.


Bio: Wojner, Jerri – 8th Birthday Celebration (Sep 1977)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Wojner

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 28 Sep 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wojner entertained relatives and friends on Tuesday evening, and again Sunday, in honor of their daughter Jerri’s 8th birthday and Susie’s confirmation.



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