Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time Machine Trip to December 1889

December 6, 1889
The demand for the paper manufactured by the Thilmany Company is increasing. The output of the mill is engaged far in advance and several orders have been refused.

The inhabitants of this city are still seen in the thoroughfares with lanterns in their hands during the evening. The electric light seems to be forthcoming in the spring. The south side will be lighted first and the north side will come in around the 4th of July. 

Tramp, tramp, tramp. The tramps are marching. These individuals have begun their wanderings from place to place.


The American College game of football is getting to be a nice, gentle, pleasant game. Seldom ever a man is entirely killed now in a game, and lovers of the sport say that the time is coming when a game can be played without more than two or three men getting ruined for life. Of the seven colleges that play football there are seventy-seven players. There were fifty-one serious accidents recorded last year. 


December 13, 1889

Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans the morning of December 6, 1889. He was 81 years old. Many of his friends and family were with him when the end came. He was born in Missouri and in 1824 entered West Point Military Academy, graduating in 1828. He served in several wars and in 1835 eloped with the daughter of Gen. Zachary Taylor, afterward President of the United States. He left the army in moved to Mississippi and entered politics. He later returned to the army fighting in the Mexican war. He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1847 and later was appointed secretary of War by President Pierce. When the south seceded, he resigned his seat in Congress and was chosen the President of Southern Confederacy. At the end of the war he was held prisoner for two years. A charge of treason was lodged against him but was dismissed the same year.  

We have been informed that somebody has torn down part of the new fence that encloses the Kelso cemetery and have carried off the boards. Several parties are quite incensed over the matter and mean to see that it is not continued.

Parents take care of you children lest called upon later to mourn their loss. Thin ice and deep water have caused many drowning accidents.

Hiram Lester, now an inmate of the poor house at McDonough Ga., is thought to be the oldest man in the country. His age is 120 years. Col. Sloan who is over 80 years old remembers Lester when he was a boy as an old man. He eats and sleeps well and says he has given up all idea of ever dying. He remembers the Revolutionary War.

December 20, 1889
The continued wet weather of the past few days has dampened the holiday spirit of the local merchants, and they do not anticipate a rushing business this year. Many of them, therefore, wear rather long countenances and feel like biting the heads off  a pound of nails.

The roller rink opened Tuesday evening with quite a large attendance.

All the mills on the power at Appleton were obliged to shut down for several hours one day this week so the water in the river would rise to sufficient height to allow the steamers Evelyn and Hutchinson to pass up the river.

If there is “luck in odd numbers” the next hundred and ten years ought to be lucky, for the figure 9 will continue to stand in the dates until the year 2000. 

Little Rock, Ark., Four highwaymen were lynched December 17. They had robbed a well-to-do farmer and left him for dead. When found by his neighbors he was able to describe the men before he died. A vigilance committee was formed, and they caught the murders and lynched them.



December 27, 1889
A petition will soon be circulated among the business men of Kaukauna, praying that the common council take the preliminary steps towards establishing a public library in this city. It will ask that the question be put to a vote of the citizens at the spring election. 

Peter Juley, a boy employed at the Kaukauna Paper Company mill, had three fingers of his left hand badly smashed in the calendars of the paper machine Tuesday.


Mrs. Wetzel, known as “Injun Mag,” was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct last Saturday and will “rest her weary limbs” behind the bars of the county jail.

Enough snow fell Saturday night to make pretty good sledding and the merry jingling of the sleigh-bell was heard on the streets Sunday.

A Girl wanted for scrubbing purposes is the way the ad reads in the Appleton paper. This may be a difficult position to fill as the girls would want to know to which end of the mop they are to be attached.


He blew into the TIMES office about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and after gazing around awhile inquired if he couldn’t “Talk through that ‘ere thing a minute just for fun.” He said he would like to be able to tell his friend that he talked through one of them. Receiving permission to “talk through it” he looked around then stepped up to one of the electric lamps and hollered hello loud enough to wake up the hired man on his farm seven miles away. He then put his ear to the lamp waiting for a reply. When told of his mistake he said he knew there was no such dumb thing and was going to wallop Jim if he ever told him such a story again.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time Machine Trip to December 1967

December 1, 1967
Donald Rohlinger, Kaukauna, received the Silver Leaves of Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force on November 20th. Colonel Rohlinger is now stationed at the Pentagon, Washington D.C.  

Army Private First-Class Richard A. Vernon, Kaukauna, was assigned as a radar repairman with the 7th Artillery near Schweinfurt, Germany.

Kaukauna high school first nine weeks straight “A” honor roll:
Seniors – Beth Bastian, Christine Kindler, Linda Otte, Kathryn Basteila, Robert Rutter, Janet Skromme, James Van Dyke and Vicki Weyers.
Juniors – Mark Beno, Danial Fink, Carla Giordana and Susan Schmidt.
Freshmen – George Behnke, Mary Czekalski, Cora Griffith, Patricia Niesen, Margaret Renn, Connie Schaumann and Kim Strauss.

December 5, 1967
Kaukauna will be one of the first five cities in the state to receive state aid for water pollution under the new state program. The city will receive $179,000 which will defray a full 25% of the total costs of the new sewage disposal plant which is now under construction.


Bishop Bona, head of the Green Bay Catholic diocese, died at the age of 79 Friday night in St. Vincent’s hospital, Green Bay after a lengthy illness.  

December 8, 1967
With but eight seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock, Don Chandler booted his third field goal to the Green Bay Packers a 30-27 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Individually Boyd Dowler continues his torrid pace, turning in his third 100-yard day while catching 3 passes and one touchdown against the Vikings. Bart Starr threw for 10 completions in 15 attempts for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns.

December 13, 1967
Roger Leick shelling a 246 game and a 637-series topped the Keglers of the Men’s Major League on Monday at the Bowling Bar.

The Kaukauna high school wrestling team won their second meet of the season against Marinette high school Wednesday night by a 39-11 margin in a meet held in Kaukauna.
The Kaukauna Ghosts carried over their hot scoring pace from the New London contest into the Saturday night’s game with the Red Raiders from Wisconsin Rapids but needed every bit of it as they were forced into an overtime period. The Ghosts outscored Rapids 14-2 and won 93-81. Dick Carstens came up with an outstanding performance racking up 26 points and 22 rebounds. Dennis Spice scored 24 points and guard Ron Vock scored 21 points.

December 15, 1967
Three Kaukauna men were ordered to report for duty by the Outagamie County Selective Service Board this month. They are Robert G. Heilman, Darold R. Schaetz and Dwayne G. Hendricks.  

December 20, 1967
Kaukauna had a relatively easy time defeating the Sheboygan North varsity wrestling match at Sheboygan Thursday. The final score was 32-14 to give the Ghosts their fifth win of the season against two losses and a tie. Dan Rogers, Gary Gartman and Mike Pomeroy had pins for Kaukauna in the match.

The Kaukauna Police Department reported an attempted break in at Schaff’s Jewelry Store on Wisconsin Ave. The method of entry was to remove the cylinder of the lock on the front door. The robbers must have been frightened off after removing the cylinder.

The Kaleidoscope Coffeehouse now in its second month of operation has already proven itself to be a very popular and much-needed meeting place for the youth of Kaukauna.





John D. Weiland, Kaukauna, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Tex. The lieutenant has been selected through examinations to be assigned to Vance AFB, Okla., for training as a pilot.


Private Donald A. Rademacher, 23, Kaukauna, completed a nine week pay specialist course at the Army Finance School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Pvt. Rademacher received his B.B.A. degree in business administration in 1966 from St. Norbert College, West De Pere.

December 22, 1967

Three Eagle Scouts were awarded at a Troop 31 court of honor at the Holy Cross School dining room Sunday. The new Eagles seated are, left to right, Barry O’Connor, Philip DeBruin and Evan Schuh. Behind them are their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. O’Connor, Mr. and Mrs. Carl DeBruin, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Schuh.





Ken Roloff has been named as the new head football coach at Kaukauna High School following a special meeting of the school board Tuesday night Roloff will replace Harry Wilson, who resigned from the position on November 5.








Miss Shirley M. Roome, Kaukauna, has completed ten weeks of basic training at the Recruit Training Command Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland. Miss Roome, a graduate of Kaukauna High School will be reporting to the U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas.







  
December 27, 1967
Every member of the Boy Scout Troop 104, St. Aloysius, advanced in rank at the Court of Honor held Monday night. There was one Eagle Scout award, the highest award in scouting, was awarded to Robin Wittman.

 



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time Machine Trip to December 1888


December 7, 1888
The water power property known as the "Cedars" about three miles above Kaukauna has been purchased by Kimberly & Clark Co. The property comprises the dam itself and about seventeen acres of land on the right bank and five or six acres on the left bank, together with about 3,400 horsepower at low water. The price paid for this site is said to be $120,000. It is understood the firm intends to erect a mammoth ground wood pulp and sulphate mill there the coming year, beginning work early in spring.

The case of Charles Kroll vs. the Kaukauna Paper Company for damages on account of injuries received while in the employment of that company’s mill was dismissed by the circuit this week. The injury was shown to be the result of carelessness on the part of the plaintiff.


The Stars and Stripes were trodden underfoot at a Chicago Anarchist meeting on the 26th by 2,000 persons uproariously cheering an Anarchist who waved a aloft a crimson banner.  

December 14, 1888
Balloon ascension under the direction of the Novelty Air Ship Company was made on the 8th at Coney Island in the presence of 500 people. The new air ship, which is worked by electricity, is the invention of Peter Campbell of Brooklyn. The ship is cigar shaped being fifty feet long and forty-two feet in diameter at the center. A car and flying machine are suspended from the balloon by means of a bar. The machine is filled with pure oxygen and ascended to 500 feet by J.K. Allen, the professional aeronaut. The machine was propelled and safely landed at Sheepshead Bay.


“It’s like rowing yourself on land.” So says Wallace Ross about his new invention the land-rowing tricycle. This machine is one of the most unique efforts for propelling one’s self along the ground ever invented. It rests on three wheels, but the driver faces forward. A pleasure rider may do up to ten miles in an hour. The exercise one gets in using it is the same as in rowing. It benefits every muscle in the body.  

The general topic of conversation with the city officials, business men, and the citizens of Kaukauna at present, is the building of a new bridge across the river below the government dam, said bridge to connect with Lawe Street on the north side and the bridge crossing the channel on the south side.

Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 8 – A mad dog scare had stirred up a large portion of Delaware County. In some places the farmers no longer venture out of doors unless armed. Nineteen dogs were shot in one day in Garretford. At Broomall the farmers have formed a committee and killed 150 dogs.




A Street “fiddler” in Omaha was given a $5 gold piece in mistake for a nickel by a person who listened to his music. The giver did not discover his error, but the player did, and honestly returned the money.





There will be a general “kick” among baseball enthusiast over the decision by the league managers of the “foul tip.” Under the new rules the catching of a foul tip will not put the batter out. 


 
December 21, 1888
The Kaukauna roller rink will be open Thursday night of this week for skating, and each Thursday and Saturday evening during the winter. No pains will be spared to make the season an enjoyable one in every respect, a pair of skates will be given away each night to the holder of the lucky number. Music will be by the Union Band. Admission 15c, skates 10c.

Frank Lee, the burglar convicted of receiving stolen goods from the residence of F. M. Charlesworth’s residence of this city last June, was sentenced Saturday to four years in prison.

The sheriff and coroner of Kansas City were called about twelve miles south of the city on the 12th to view the dead bodies of two men who were found hanging near a school-house. The supposition is that the Anti-Horse Thief Association has been doing a little work.

Trouble has been brewing on the Turtle Mountain D. T. reservation for some time. There are now several hundred half-breeds helping themselves to government rations. A company of soldiers arrived on the 15th will assist the Agent Brenner in driving off those not belonging there. Some trouble is anticipated.

New York Dec. 14 – The Society Medical Jurisprudence discussed the Whitechapel murders last evening the result so far as evidenced by talk of concluding that “Jack the Ripper” is of sound mind. The murders are planned and imply the mental development is required on part of the murderer.

December 28, 1888
One of the most beautiful of all the Christmas gifts we have gazed upon is to be found at the Holy Cross church. It is the "Crib of Bethlehem" and was presented by the ladies society to the church. It is indeed a beautiful and artistic piece oil work and one that will not fail to attract universal attention. It is a representation of the building in which our Savior was born, showing the interior thereof, with the cows and horses lying upon the floor near by. The exterior or surrounding thereto is also given, showing the overhanging cliffs, trees, herds of sheep, shepherds, etc. The whole scene, if such we may be allowed to call it, occupies a space about eight feet by five feet and is several feet high. It is rather difficult to describe its beauty, and must be seen to be appreciated.

If the Anarchists wish to put some of their dynamite to a good use, why don’t they try its effects upon the White Caps? The country would be delighted to see a war of extermination between these two organizations.

Tramps who insist upon stealing rides on freight trains should not be let off with light punishment, as they often are. A brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad lost his life in trying to put off a tramp recently. The tramp was also killed but he knew the risk he was taking. A brakeman works hard for his living and deserves more protection than he gets at present. 

A state inspector of workshops and factories was in Findlay O., on the 20th making an official investigation of the employment by the glass factories of children under 14 years of age, who were shipped in from New York orphan asylums. He is outspoken of is denunciation of what he characterizes as Ohio’s disgrace. He says the shipping of children into the state by religious associations, or money-making corporations on contracts binding them to servile labor is an evil which cannot be too strongly condemned. The glass factories of this city have given employment to about forty children who were shipped in from a Brooklyn asylum.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time Machine Trip to November 1912

November 1, 1912
After a lengthy illness Vice President James Schoolcraft Sherman died at his home in Utica, N. Y., Wednesday night of Bright’s disease.

Fargo's faithful old family and delivery horse has been retired on the farm of Mrs. John Lambie. The horse was purchased by George W. Fargo 24 years ago and he is now 27 years old.

“Why, that boy of mine was one of the greatest pitchers in his day you ever saw.” Said the farmers to the city visitor. “What league did he belong to?” ask the city man. “League nothing!” replied the farmer. “I’m talking about pitching hay!”

CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT:
To prohibit corruption in elections Assembly Bill No. 476, Laws 1911.
For the Bill 58–Republicans 5-Democrats. Against the Bill 12 Democrats.


133–0 Kaukauna defeated New London in a game that was too one-sided to be interesting. Another decisive victory for the Kaukauna high school team Saturday landing them one step nearer the coveted championship of northern Wisconsin. Every player but the kicker was given a chance to make a touchdown. 





November 8, 1912

Democrat Woodrow Wilson swept the state for the president's position. President-Elect Woodrow Wilson will have a Democratic congress with which to inaugurate his policies.  Republican McGovern elected Governor of Wisconsin by 5,000 votes.




STORES WILL CLOSE – The store-keepers on both sides of the river have agreed to close their places of business Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:00 during the Oshkosh-Kaukauna football game, so as to allow all to attend the big championship contest.

The last span of the steel bridge which is being built at Kimberly arrived in the yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in Kaukauna and was delivered to the site Tuesday. The bridge at Kimberly will accommodate a larger number of people in the Town of Vandenbroek and the surrounding country saving them several miles travel in crossing the river.

November 15, 1912
Frank Krause, a young man aged 17 years, lost a foot last week at Neenah as a result of being run over by Soo line freight while he was "flipping" cars. The railroad has urged parents to inform their children of the dangers of "flipping" before someone gets hurt again.

The elimination football game played in this city Saturday between Kaukauna and Oshkosh high schools went against the home team 24 to 3, putting Kaukauna out of the running for the championship. Both teams were well prepared for the game. Kaukauna out played Oshkosh at every point all through the first three periods of the contest. Kaukauna lost the ball through fumbles five times within the Oshkosh five yard line. 

Two frisky youths from Appleton came to Kaukauna on Tuesday in an automobile they hired from a garage in that city. They proceeded to fill up on tarantula juice and by the time they were ready to leave for home could not tell a hitching post from a telephone pole. They proceeded up Wisconsin Avenue on a pace altogether too fast and failed to make the curve on the Depot street corner striking a horse and buggy. The booze laden drivers never looked back at the damage they caused. The boys were caught up with on Wednesday by Kaukauna Chief of Police McCarty who soon had them back in town to pay for the damage they caused.

November 22, 1912
The Times was struck by Standard Oil delivery team this morning. The runaway team crashed into the front of the building, breaking out one side and scattering glass promiscuously. Of course, the damage is being repaired, but in the meantime, the Times is doing business behind a closed front, for we are boarded in.


“In the future army’s may fight battles in the air.” These are the words of General Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army. “I wish it were possible for every officer in the army to make a flight in an aeroplane with the army aviators,” said General Wood. “We are the first country to study the great possibilities of the aeroplane as an instrument of war.” 

There has been considerable talk since the election about a contest of the vote as recorded in Kaukauna owning to the fact that the polls here were open longer that the law provides for. The results of the election might to thrown out if carried to court. The state law provided that in all cities of less than 5000 the polls should be opened to 9 o’clock in the morning and close at 5:30 in the afternoon. Contrary to the law the polls in Kaukauna opened at 6 o’clock in the morning and remained open until 8 o’clock in the evening. Inasmuch as the law was thus violated and the election results may have been different.

November 29, 1912
Six nets were lifted at Menasha Wednesday for the purpose of determining whether or not surrounding waters are becoming too thickly populated with rough fish. In the nets were two tons of fish of which there were only fifteen pike and no other game fish. The rest were lawyers and dog fish.


The Kaukauna opera house roller rink will open for the season next Sunday evening at which time where will be good music in attendance. Manager Lawe was had the skates all fixed up and the floor in good condition. Admission 10c skates 15c. Ladies free on all evenings. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time Machine Trip to November 1902

November 7, 1902
The result of Tuesday’s election in Wisconsin is another clean sweep for the Republicans.  Governor Lafollette was re-elected by a plurality of about 50,000 together with a full state ticket. Ten out of eleven congressmen were elected.

George Kitsmiller, one of the linemen who worked for the Kaukauna Electric Light company, was instantly killed at Appleton Monday morning by an electric shock while at work on top of a pole. His body hung lifeless until taken down by fellow workmen. Kitsmiller was 25 years of age and is survived by a wife and one child.

Kaukauna High defeated St. Norbert’s college at De Pere by a score of 11 to 0.  McMahon and Corcoran made the touch downs for the Highs and Armstrong and Kirwan both came off with honors.



The first train in history 1828 “Rocket”









The Modern Locomotive



Annie Oakley, the famous woman shot, who has gone all over the country with Buffalo Bill, will be starring in a brand-new play, “The Western Girl”.

November 14, 1902
The wage difference between the railways and the Brotherhood of Trainmen which have been under consideration at Chicago within the week, have been adjusted and the threatened strike has been averted. The railroad companies agreed to pay an advance of about 12 cents, in wages.

The hearing of the will of the late Samuel Hickenbotham of the town of Holland is one the cases disposed this afternoon. He left an estate valued at $30,000 and cut off several of his children with $1.00 each.

Fireman James A. Taugher of this city, was seriously injured in a wreck at Ironwood a few days ago. His face was so badly lacerated that it took forty stitches to close the wounds which will leave him seriously disfigured for life.

La Crosse, Wis. – Peter Undorf, whose age is given on the poor farm record as 117 years, is critically ill. He has been an inmate of the poor house for thirty years – since he was 87 years old.

Harvey Bills is now the proud owner of “Starlight” which he has just bought in Oshkosh. “Starlight” is a pacer of some renown in this section with a mark of 1:05 for half mile drive.

November 21, 1902
Some hunters, who are in the northern forests seeking deer, could have bagged a fine buck between here and the Combined Locks last Saturday. A fine specimen swam the river below the mill that morning and climbed the bank into Black's woods taking a northerly course.

Mr. Harrold is superintendent of the work of putting in two bowling alleys in the Reuter block for the past month. Monday evening, they were open to the public. There was no standing room left and both windows were crowded with spectators on the walks outside.  

Saturday in a high school game with Ryan High of Appleton the score stood 6 to 0 and would have easily been 11 to 0, only that the Appleton boys refused to play any longer when the ball was on the three-yard line in Kaukauna’s possession. Kirwan, Dougherty and Corcoran make some fine plays during the game for Kaukauna and came off with honors.

November 28, 1902
The largest deer killed in northern Wisconsin in ten years was brought in Thursday by a party near Plum Lake. The nine-prong buck weighed 368 pounds.


Gee, the famous Wisconsin war dog, owned by Dan Rounsville of this city died Sunday from a gunshot inflicted by malicious boys last Friday. Gee was given to Company G of Appleton second volunteers when the war with Spain broke out. Gee was the only war dog to return home from the war a will be buried in the veteran lot at the Riverside cemetery in Appleton with military honors.

The Postal Department has just approved the new 8 cent stamp upon which Martha Washington will make her appearance.  




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time Machine Trip to November 1957

November 1, 1957


Frederick R. Steger, fittingly dubbed “Pee Wee” by his fellow Times carriers and classmates at Kaukauna high school has been covering his route for two years. Both Fred and his brother Jim are Times carriers with Fred doing route 11 on the northside of town. Fred has a great deal of enthusiasm at sports being a starter as left halfback on the Holy Cross Green Ghost football team.


A general leveling off absenteeism at the Kaukauna High school due to the siege of flu which hit the city about three weeks ago was noted by Principal Julian Bichler.

November 6, 1957
Two punts by the Two Rivers Raiders and a pass interception by Kaukauna’s Tony Van Zeeland helped the Galloping Ghosts to their sixth win in the 1957 season as they shut out their hosts 10-0. On the first play from scrimmage halfback Bill Britten bulled for two yards and then halfback Tom McAndrews circled end for eleven. McAndrews and Britten alternated to the five then McAndrews went through for the touchdown.

November 8, 1957
The first buck of the season was bagged between Kaukauna and Wrightstown by Miss Rosalie Coenen, 18, as she was returning from work she hit the 125 pounder with her car. Miss Coenen’s, car a 1952 Plymouth had a broken headlight as result of the impact.

November 15, 1957



Edward N. Weber, just plain “Ed” to his friends, will soon complete his first year as a carrier boy at the Times. His route is the entire Strassburg area being route 14. Ed is 13 years of age and is in 8th grade at Holy Cross school. He is a Boy Scout and is very fond of outdoor sports including hunting and fishing.





A 14-year-old Kaukauna boy, Steven Brem, Jr., was burned critically last Friday afternoon after he threw gasoline on a fire on leaves which he was burning. He suffered third degree burns over his face and hands.



November 20, 1957



The funeral services for Cletus Nytes, 25, Seventh Street Kaukauna, who was killed early Saturday afternoon in a hunting accident was held Tuesday morning a St. Mary’s church. Nytes was killed while hunting in northern Wisconsin. He was struck by a bullet fired by a Kenosha man, not in their party.





The first nine weeks of study at Kaukauna high school ended October 31. Seniors earning straight “A” for the period are William Campbell, Doris DeBruin and Judith Vils. Juniors with straight “A” are Sally Hertz, Patricia McGrath and Florence Schmidt. Straight “A” sophomores are Dwight Bastian and Karen Grebe. The only Freshman straight “A” was Karen Lindemuth.

November 22, 1957
At a regular meeting of the football coaches of the Mid-Eastern conference seven members of the 1957 Kaukauna grid squad were elected to the first-string team for all-conference honors. Offensively the first stringers from Kaukauna were guard, Bill Campbell, end, Roger Vanevenhoven, center, Bill Simon and backs Jack Pomeroy and Tom McAndrews. Defensive unit are end, Dale Kemp and linebacker, Ed Wettstein.  

Dr. Willard C. Verbrick, 56, Little Chute died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at Waupun. He was on the medical staff of the Central State hospital at the time of his death. He had been a doctor in Little Chute for the past sixteen years.   

The Kaukauna Community hospital completed another busy year this month with 2840 patients admitted for the year. Over the past year 587 babies were born 323 were boys and 264 little girls.



Gary L. Wolf, is another of the more recent additions to the Times staff of carrier boys. He delivers the Times newspapers on route 9 on the north side of the city. He is in seventh grade at Holy Cross school. His main interest is Boy Scouting and is a member of the Falcon patrol. Gary enjoys hunting and has bagged two squirrels and four rabbits. 





November 28, 1957
Charles “Chuck” Dorn, 14, of Sherwood is thankful for his Boy Scout training as he feels it was very helpful to him in finding his way out of the woods west of Melon, Wis., after being lost there for 22 hours last week while deer hunting. He was hunting with his father and two brothers when he became separated. The group fired shots in the air and searched through the night. Chuck backtracked in the snow which was up to his knees and found his way back to camp.  

Football Captain Ed Wettstein was termed “most valuable player” in a recent poll by his teammates, Coach Fred Barribeau announced at a program Monday. Tying for the honor was Bill Simon, while Tom McAndrews was named “most improved player” of the 1957 season. Gary Vanevenhoven was named Captain elect for the 1958 squad.


William J. Conrad, or just “Bill” as he is known to his fellow carriers has delivered the Times for the past seven months. Bill’s route is 16 on the north side of the city. He is 15 years of age and is a sophomore at Kaukauna high school. Bill’s hobby is collecting phonograph records and has a sizable collection.  Bill was one of the stalwarts of the 1956 freshman football team which brought home the Fox Valley League championship to KHS. 




Kaukauna police this week received a telegram from authorities in Detroit, Mich., reporting that two youths had been apprehended while attempting to crack a safe had admitted to the robbery of Larry’s Piggly Wiggly store in Kaukauna on September 19. One of the youths, 19, lived in Appleton and the other, 20, is from Detroit.  Police Chief Harold Engerson reported that the youths will be brought back to Kaukauna for trial.

Kaukauna head coach, Gerry Hopfensperger, is expected to start the same roster he used against Green Bay East last week against Two Rivers. Glenn Hinkens, Bill Simon, Jim Walsh, Borcherdt and Gary Vanevenhoven starting with Ron Busse and Leroy Weyenberg on deck as replacements.


Five young men with ten deer they bagged during a recent hunting trip to Wyoming. The hunters left to right are Ray Van Zeeland, Ken Van Zeeland, John Van Zeeland, Carl Bowers and Gerald Ederer. They used a small trailer to transport the ten deer back to Kaukauna. 


Working out in preparation for the boxing show to be held at the Holy Cross gymnasium is a group of first and second graders, from the 140 youngsters who turned out for practice. Left to right is trainer, Elmer Vandenberg, Elmer Jansen, two unidentified lads, trainer Don Kroll, Robert Masiak, Danny Van Wychen and Chris Driessen.


1957 DeSoto Fireflite