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May 31, 2018

Week of May 24, 1918

     Our annual Children›s Day program will be given next Sunday morning.  Our little people are always delighted to sing, speak and give for the friends of children.  The church will be appropriately decorated.  There will be no Sunday School nor preaching services.  Children›s Day services 10:30 p.m.

     A photo drama which appeals to the honor of every true American citizen, regardless of birthplace creed or station, «A Slacker›s Heart» will answer questions at the Electric Theatre, Sauk City, on Sunday evening, May 26.  Music by Imperial Orchestra.  Admission, including war tax 18c and 25c.  

     All male persons (citizens or aliens) who have become 21 years of age since the registration of June 5, 1917, have been called to register on Wednesday June 5, by the president’s proclamation dated May 19, 1918.  The Sauk City schoolhouse has been designated the registration place for those from the twin cities, the town of Prairie du Sac and the towns of Sumpter, Troy, and Honey Creek.

     Ice dealers must file their prices.  The law department of the United States food administration has ruled that the manufacture and distribution of ice comes under the food control act.  The food administration of Wisconsin is deeply concerned that there should be no profiteering in ice and that the cost to those elements of the community which are least able to protect themselves should not be increased over last year, unless absolute proof can be given by ice companies as to the necessity.  Any such increase in price will justify investigation as to whether it constitutes profiteering.

Week of May 24, 1943

     Until further notice our yards and shops will be closed on Saturday afternoons.  Dresen Bros. Lbr. Co. and Lachmund Lbr. and Coal Co. 

     How many men could be recruited to be on a reserve list from which farmers in the trade area of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac could hire emergency help in case the season and the weather make it imperative that manpower be made available in a hurry to harvest the 1943 Victory Crops?  At a meeting of representatives of the County War Board and local men from the twin villages and surrounding townships, held at the Sauk City High School on Tuesday evening, May 18th. Farmers reported that the crops are being put in under stress of both labor and machinery shortages.  The problem which is even more severe in the future, for that of the oncoming harvest.  Township representatives were of the unanimous opinion that added help, will have to be secured for the harvest periods.

     Notice to telephone consumers at Sauk City and Witwen.  You are receiving in the mail a «transition» telephone statement which has been prepared to change your billing period from a calendar month basis to the «rotation» billing basis.  This statement is pink in color, indicating that it does not cover charges for a normal billing period.  The notice enclosed with the statement contains a full explanation of how it was prepared and what periods the charges cover.  If, after reading this notice, you have any questions about your statement, please 

call or visit our local business office.  Our cashier, or manager, will welcome an opportunity to explain the new plant to you.  Commonwealth Telephone Co.

Week of May 24, 1968

     Memorial Day Services will be held this year at the Prairie du Sac Cemetery on May 30, with services to begin at 10:00 a.m. Frank Percick, Lacrosse, will give the Memorial Day address.  He is a past department chairman of Americanism and chairman of Boy Scouts in the American Legion.

     The 1968 Sauk County Extension Homemaker Scholarship recipients were announced by Mrs. Sidney Schroeder, Wonewoc, scholarship chairman, at the annual Spring Council held in Baraboo recently at the First Methodist Church.  The recipients of the scholarships are Mary Lochner, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Victor Lochner, Sauk City, and Mary Jane Kietzke, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chester Kietzke, Rt. 1 North Freedom.  Mary Lochner will major in home economics in dietetics and Mary Jane will also major in-home economics in industrial food research as a demonstrator.

     The Prairie United Methodist Church pastor will retire.  There will be a recognition program on May 26 with a potluck dinner at noon.  He retired from his full-time ministry at the recently held session of the Wisconsin Conference in Milwaukee.  He began his ministry at the Emanuel Evangelical Church in Milwaukee in May of 1924.  He was the first executive secretary of the Wisconsin Council of Churches.  He represented the Wisconsin Conference of six General Conferences of his denomination.

Week of May 24, 1993

     Sauk City Native Allison Beach, 25, has been named coordinator of state trail operations in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Southern District.  She will be responsible for overseeing activities and maintenance on five state recreational trails covering 120 miles.  In addition, she was named manager of the Reedsburg to Wonewoc section of the Old 400 Trail and will serve as DNR liaison with the Ice Age Trail foundation.  She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from UW-Madison.

     Mike Richard of Ace Sauk Prairie won first place in the turkey calling contest at the recent State Turkey Calling Contest in Stevens Point.  He also took second in the owl hooter contest.  Larry Maier, also on the Ace staff and last year›s winner, took fourth.  Richard was champ in 1990 and runner up in the last two years.  Former champ, Steve Puppe from Minnesota, was second this year.  Maier recently won a contest that qualifies him for the Grand Nationals.  Both local men have been in the top five the last six straight years and are on the Pro Staff/Calling Team of Eddie Salter Calls.

     The International Crane Foundation offered free admission yesterday to Sauk County and Wisconsin Dells residents or workers.  ICF is located five miles north of Baraboo, just off Highway 12 on Shady Lane Road.


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