1957: Don’s Super Valu holds grand opening

2007-11-21T00:00:00Z 2011-02-04T18:44:57Z 1957: Don’s Super Valu holds grand openingBy Wally Smetana, From the Files Chippewa Herald
November 21, 2007 12:00 am  • 

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006

Paul Harris Fellowship presented to Jim Lammer by Vickie Jess, president of the Sunrise Rotary Club. A donation of $1,000 was given to the Rotary Foundation in recognition of Lammer’s work on Rotary Fest, the club’s major annual fund raiser…

Representing the Dunn County Area Retired Teachers Association at a meeting of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association in Ladysmith were Zeke Smolarek, president; Tom Slupe, vice president; and Marian Strand, treasurer… Olive

B. Beaver, age 100, of Menomonie, who was instrumental in developing the Senior Citizens Center and served as the center’s first president and who taught school in Knapp and Downing for many years, died Nov. 19 at the Dunn County Health Care Center…

Members of the 2006 Menomonie High football squad named to the West Central All-Region team by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association are Trevor Fiege, Troy Bryant, Dustin Creaser, Peter Lewis, Jason Church and Cory Andraschko…

Temperature range here during week of Nov. 14-20 was 19 to 44 degrees. No precipitation was reported…

United Methodist Church of Prairie Farm and the Ridgeland Methodist Church will host a Christmas Parade of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 2. Featured on the tour will be the homes of Joe and Linda Walsberger, Tim and Dawn Johnvin, Wayne and Janice Pederstuen, Duane and Brenda Link, and Mike and Jennie Stewart…

Menomonie High’s varsity dance team will begin its competitive season on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the second annual Menomonie Holiday Classic Dance Competition.

Team members are Kelcey McLean, Maegan Gerth, Brooke Evenson, Ashley Mensing, Laura Reckard, Lauren Hanke, Katie Essick, Katelyn Hjeltness, Jane Faulhaber, Abby Moulton, Emily Ellefson, Chantel Klos, Brooke Williamson, Kelsey Stolhand, Kelsey Husby and Anna Prange…

Colfax High’s girls’ basketball team has 3-0 Dunn-St. Croix Conference record after defeating Spring Valley, 65 to 39. Kristen Laramy paced the winners with 18 points…

Donald C. Hannack, age 85, of Menomonie, who drove bus for Halvorson’s Bus Line for 20 years and enjoyed transporting local athletic teams, died Nov. 18 at the Dunn County Health Care Center…

Menomonie City Council, by 5 to 4 vote, reduces the subsidy the city will provide the Mabel Tainter Memorial in 2007 from $70,000 to $60,000. Council members favoring the $10,000 reduction are Sandy White, Julie Riedel, Jeff Hoyt, Herb White and Scotty Sutliff.

In another action, the council said the city will publish a notice that reports that two Class A beer (off-sale) licenses are available and that interested businesses have one month to submit an application. One license is available because of a population increase, the other because of the sale of Lehmann and Larson Distributors…

April J. Feinberg, of Menomonie, has her recipe, “Jill’s Favorite Eggs,” published in the 2007 Wal-Mart Family Cookbook. The cookbook resulted when Wal-Mart invited its 1.3 million associates nationwide to share favorite recipes.

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1982

Construction of a new $7.1 million Student Center at UW-Stout approved by the State Building Commission meeting in Madison.

The two-story facility will be located on the northwest portion of the university’s Central Campus Mall. Bids will be let next summer, with construction expected to begin in late summer or early fall.

When the project is completed in 1985, the present Student Center will be remodeled to house instructional photography and graphic communications. In addition, the commission approved the purchase of the Lawrence Quilling property at 1109 Fourth St. E for $49,500 plus relocation expenses. This is the only piece of property in the central mall area not owned by the state…

Menomonie’s FFA Alumni Association receives the “gold alumni affiliate” award at national FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. The award is presented to affiliates for their support of and service to vocational agriculture and FFA chapters. The Menomonie organization was one of nine nationwide to receive the gold award…

Daughters born to James and Kathy Kivlin, Menomonie, Nov. 15; Steven and Kathleen Schlough, Colfax, Nov. 17; Steve and Anita Hakes, Menomonie, Nov. 18; Leslie and Laurie Green,Ridgeland, Nov. 18…

Elton and Eileen Christopherson and family, of Elk Mound, were recognized with the century farm family award, sponsored by the Hillshire Farm Co. of New London, at the 1982 Wisconsin State Fair… Coach Jim Bade’s Menomonie High boys’ basketball team opened its season last Thursday evening and lost to Hudson, 66 to 56. Tuesday evening, the Maroons downed New Richmond, 56 to 54, as Tom Kothlow scored 20 points…

Newest 4-H club in Dunn County is the 22ers with Joyce Berg as general leader and Nancy Johnson as assistant leader. Officers are Karla Hilson, president; Michael Lee, vice president; Melissa Johnson, secretary; Scott Schindler, treasurer; Emily Townsend, historian; Nathan Dietsche, reporter…

Menomonie High’s Marty Peterson named by United Press International to its first all-state football team. Peterson, a receiver, caught 11 passes, a school and Big Rivers Conference record, in games against Hudson and Eau Claire Memorial this season…

Crisp celery is 33 cents a stalk at Dick’s Red Owl; gallon of Farmdale two percent milk is $1.55; boneless lobster tails are $8.99 a pound; homemade fruit cakes are $3.09 each; 32-ounce jar of Gedney pickles is 89 cents; 30-ounce can of Harvest Queen fruit cocktail is 89 cents; 16-to-22 pound average Juicybird turkeys are 79 cents a pound; pint of Norris whipping cream is 85 cents…

Lori M. Herman and Joseph A. Shervey, both of Menomonie, were married Oct. 9 at the Little Elk Creek Church of rural Menomonie by Pastor Richard Schroder…

The Rev. Sherman E. Bushendorf, age 89, who resided in the Boyceville area the last 21 years and who was pastor of the Boyceville Methodist Church from 1941 to 1944, died Nov. 17 at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1957

Owned by Don Williams, the newly-remodeled and enlarged Don’s Super Valu will begin its grand opening celebration tomorrow when Mayor Wm. “Bud” Eick officiates at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. On opening day, 2,000 angel food cakes will be given away free and the first 100 customers will receive a package of ground beef. On Friday, 2,000 pints of ice cream will be given away free.

Dunn County Dairy Queen Jan Stevens will hand out 2,000 orchids on Saturday and 500 simulated pearl necklaces. With a total floor area of 7,200 square feet, the new store has been designed to take advantage of the latest developments in food merchandising.

Special features of the air-conditioned store include a housewares department, a courtesy counter and an express lane for speedy service…

The long controversy over changes in Eau Galle mail service settled by official post office action. On Monday, the rural route from the Eau Galle post office, served by Earl Sagstetter, was discontinued.

Route 2, Elmwood, will receive about 10 miles of that area, giving C. H. VanDelist about 59 miles to cover each day. The remaining 23 miles will be attached to Route 1, Arkansaw, served by Irving Gibson. The Eau Galle post office remains open as in the past with Postmaster Harry Taylor in charge…

Thanksgiving vacation for Stout students, as well as all students in Menomonie schools, public and parochial, begins Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 11:30 a.m. Classes will convene Monday, Dec. 1…

Sons born to Mr. and Mrs. William Chatt, Menomonie, Nov. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mohn, Elk Mound, Nov. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wedam, Route 5, Nov. 17…

Coach Pete Hendrikson’s Menomonie High Maroons open their 1957-58 basketball season Friday night against powerful Rice Lake on the spacious Warrior court.

The Maroons, with little height and good speed, are a veteran squad with seven lettermen on the team. Veterans are Chuck Schroeder, Pete Noreen, Mike Donaldson, Bob Ott, Mike Henry, Carl Retzloff and Bob Bundy…

Calvin W. Christianson, Edward F. Kuester and Ronald D. Puhl, all of Menomonie, graduated Nov. 16 from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill…

Members of the Highway Committee were re-elected before the county board recessed last Thursday for the deer season, and no one appeared at the public hearing for the county budget last Wednesday afternoon. County board sessions will resume Monday, Nov. 25, and the board will be in session at least two more days, possibly three.

Returned to the Highway Committee were chairman Howard Thedinga, representing the city; E. S. Evenson, Boyceville, representing the villages; and representing the townships are H. E. Bartz, Tiffany, Elbert Trainor, Lucas, and Herbert Wallace, Spring Brook.

In other elections, Athol Williams was returned to the County Hospital Board of Trustees; Orville Larson and E. C. Weber to the County School Committee; and Dr. C. A. Cooper to the Welfare Board.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 1932

No more tramp tickets will be issued by the city for lodging and breakfast at the county jail, said Mayor Albert Nathness Wednesday. This order went into effect Tuesday, the day the county board disallowed the claim of $412 that had been filed by the city of Menomonie, The claim had been paid by the city with the understanding that it would be reimbursed by the county.

Hereafter those who are taken to the county jail for lodging will go into court the following morning to answer to a vagrancy charge, which will have to be handled by Dunn County, with the city removed from all liability. During winter months as high as a hundred lodging tickets have been issued by the city, but now no more…

The thoughtfulness of the Associated Charities and the churches brought Thanksgiving cheer into 78 homes in Menomonie that might otherwise have been without it.

Contributing in a generous way to the success of the undertaking were the liberal donations that came from citizens, with the result that there was more than enough to go around…

Hundreds of skaters enjoyed the icy surface of Lake Menomin Sunday. The ice is now about six inches thick and is considered safe for skating…

The large number of candidates for the Menomonie High School debate team was cut to 13 as the result of a tryout Friday at the school under the direction of Claire Daggett, coach.

Selected to be on the squad are Gretchen Bongey, Frank Pieper, Jack Milnes, Eugene Neubauer, Wilbur Ziehl, Harriet Olson, Byron Kabot, Marjorie Peterson, Vincent Trettin, Arnold Delong, Arnold Hanson, Gerhardt Neubauer and Harry Hendrickson…

Councilman Christ Reinecke stated Wednesday that about 40 men are cutting wood for the city on the 31-acre tract on the Edmund Smith farm on STH 79, eight miles northwest of Menomonie.

Work started there Monday, when three trucks took the workmen to the woodlot.

The crew cuts about 50 cords daily and the supply on the Smith tract is expected to provide work for two or three weeks. The city pays Mr. Smith $12 an acre for the privilege of cutting the wood…

Williams Bros., corner Main and Ninth streets, is the new Maytag dealer for Menomonie…

Four bars of Lux or Lifebuoy toilet soap are 25 cents at Red Owl Food Store; six pounds of Michigan hand-picked navy beans are 19 cents; two half pound packages of Kraft Velveeta are 27 cents; large package of Post Toasties or Post Bran Flakes is 11 cents…

That Dunn County may have to borrow as much as $50,000 to keep the government running until after tax paying time was made known at the afternoon session of the county board of supervisors Wednesday.

The board at its special session some time ago authorized the county clerk to make a loan not to exceed $25,000. A loan of $24,000 was made and remains to be paid.

While some board members estimate that a $25,000 loan will be sufficient to keep the county financed, others say $50,000 will be required…

The Menomonie Business and Professional Woman’s Club will sponsor the Christmas Seal campaign in Menomonie this year…

Temperature range here during the week of Nov. 14-19 was six degrees below zero on Nov. 19 to 36 above zero on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 1907

The special committee appointed by the county board to investigate the county school creamery submitted its report Tuesday morning and consideration of the question was made a special order for 2 p.m. At the appointed hour the court room was packed with people who came to hear or take part in the discussion. It was voted to give interested outsiders an opportunity to be heard, all speeches to be limited to five minutes.

Upon request of Senator Stout, letters from state officials and others commending the county school board in establishing the creamery, and advising its continuance, were read.

The matter soon assumed form of a heated discussion in which a number of supervisors and outsiders took part. Many accusations were made and much bad blood was aroused.

The board adjourned at 6 p.m. without having disposed of the question in hand. Wednesday morning, Chairman Sivertson said no good could come from further discussion and referred the report of the special committee to the standing committee on county schools…

Tickets in the hands of solicitors for the phonograph concert at the Memorial Tuesday evening, Nov. 26, are having a ready sale and there is every indication that the house will be crowded for the entertainment.

The bulk of the program will be presented by Fred Scott’s Edison and Victor talking machines, interspersed with local musical talent.

The entertainment is given under the auspices of the Menomonie Improvement Association, and the funds raised from the concert will go toward defraying expenses incurred in plans to beautify the city. Tickets are 25 cents…

Donald Downs holds the palm for bringing the first deer to Menomonie this year. The animal was shipped in Friday night…

The football game between Wisconsin and Minnesota universities, played at Madison, will be played on the blackboard at A. O. Giese’s office in the Arcade block Saturday afternoon.

The progress of the ball will be carefully followed, every play being noted on the board. Mr. Giese has secured a direct wire from Madison to get the reports of the game. The details of the Chicago-Carlisle contest at Chicago and the scores of the eastern games will also be received.

Chairs will be provided and arrangements have been made for ladies to attend. Admission will be 10 cents… Seventy-five members of the Commercial Club, invited and guests, were served oyster soup at the gymnasium Saturday evening, the treat of W. C. Ribenack, treasurer…

The Ernest Gamble Concert Co. delighted a near full house at the Memorial Friday evening. Every number on the program was heartily encored. Mr. Gamble has a deep, rich voice of marvelous carrying power, with every word of utterance distinct.

Miss Verna Page, violinist, plays her instrument with a rare mastery. Mr. Lambertson, pianist, presented classical and lighter music with an ease and grace, inborn and acquired…

The city, Stout and county schools close Wednesday next week to enable the students to enjoy the Thanksgiving recess at home… New lunch tables and highback mission seats have replaced the old stalls at the Monte Cristo. The new furniture is modern in tone and has an inviting effect. The change makes a decided improvement in the appearance of the Monte Cristo. A lunch counter has also been installed.

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