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25 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL May 29, 1997 A Prescott City Council member was in the hot seat after sending a not so nice email to one candidate for city administra tor, with excerpts printed in the …

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25 years ago

PRESCOTT JOURNAL May 29, 1997 A Prescott City Council member was in the hot seat after sending a not so nice email to one candidate for city administra tor, with excerpts printed in the paper. The recipient, meanwhile, had forwarded the same letter to his attorneys “for review.” Later on the council member (Paul M.) wrote a defense of himself to then Mayor Jim Richman: “It’s unfortunate that my personal note to L. is creating such a stir within the city council!” he wrote. “If I was to act as an elected official I certainly would have used City of Prescott letterhead and signed the note as Councilman, securing your ap proval.” The internet, meanwhile, was just three years old, with Facebook seven years out, being founded in early 2004. The Prescott City Council was due to discuss said letter at its May 27 meeting, from which the offending council member ex cused himself before it became an issue.

As it turned out, the City of Prescott ul timately hired a different city administrator candidate (Richard Schultz) who had not received a deprecatory personal note from any Council member. “The council is plan ning on making formal approval of Schultz at the May 27 city council meeting and he will be in town on Wednesday, May 28 to sign the work contract,” the newspaper re ported. Schultz had reportedly been ex tremely helpful in “speeding up the process” and even insisted that a one year probationary period be included “to protect the city’s interests.” Schultz was to begin work on June 2.

40 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL May 20, 1982 “Bubbling” Asphalt explained A ”bubbling” of the asphalt tennis court across from the Middle School concerned school and city officials, who couldn’t quite figure out what was happening. Sug

gestions were made that maybe a midwest ern volcano was in the making (an emergent volcano did in fact happen once at Paricutín, Mexico).

But Street Superintendent Bob Struve solved the problem: it was dandelions un derneath exploding with spring and trying to work their way through the blacktop. There were a few guffaws at the council meeting when Struve announced his dis covery but solemnly announced it was the honest to goodness truth. A few shots of dandelion killer are expected to stop the bubbling.

May 6, 1982

Prescott teacher Ethel Deiss com

mended by UW River Falls for her part in an advisory group.

55 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL May 18, 1967 Sister Vincenza to be honored on Sun day A Silver Tea will be held Sunday, May 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph hall, in honor of Sister Vincenza, who is completing her second three year term as Sister Principal of St. Joseph’s school. All members of the parish and the community are invited to the Tea, sponsored by the Altar and Rosary Society.

Eighty first Annual Commencement Prescott High School May Twenty Fourth Nineteen Hundred Sixty Seven Eight o’ clock p.m. Baccalaureate Service Sunday Evening, May 21, 1967 – 8:00 p.m.

Minister: Harvey Stower Pastor of the Methodist Church, Prescott Prelude…Mrs. Floyd Leseman Processional…Class of 1967 (Audience remain seated) Invocation…Rev. H. Stower (Audience stand) Choral Selection…High School Chorus Accompanied by Dan Kirchner Scripture Reading…Rev. H. Stower Hymn: “O Young and Fearless Prophet” (Audience stand) Baccalaureate sermon: “A Last Lec ture” —Rev. H. Stower Hymn: “Grace of God and Glory” (Audience stand) Benediction…(standing) Recessional…Mrs. Floyd Leseman Commencement Program Wednesday, May 24, 1967 8:00 o’ clock p.m. Processional…Mrs. Floyd Leseman (Audience stand and please remain standing for the invocation) Invocation…Rev. H. Stower Salutatory Address…Mary Huber Choral Selection…High School Chorus Accompanied by Dan Kirchner Address to the Graduates…Dr. E. N. Peterson, Wisconsin State University, River Falls Introduced by Superintendent of Schools D. J. Malone American Legion Awards…Mr. Lester Schickling, Commander, Castelloe Mad sen Post No. 61 Introduced by Jack Tobias Valedictory address…Robert Struve Presentation of the Class of 1967…Mr. B. L. Lepley, high school principal Diplomas…presented by Mr. Neil Riley, director of the board of education Benediction…Rev. H. Stower Recessional…Mrs. Floyd Leseman Class advisors: Raphael Maiola, James Valesano, James Hartery 70 years ago RIVER FALLS JOURNAL May 29, 1952 Twenty five students from River Falls to graduate at college The Students as listed were: Howard Beaner, Edward Bruger, Nor man Erickson, Donald Goodrich, Beverly Ann Jenson, Bernard Johnson, Harold Laufenberg, Jerome Lulloff, Robert Meyer, Wayne Nelson, Jerome Peabody, Janet Reed, Barbara Ronningen, John Shield, Hubert H. Smith, Joyce Stapleton, John Valiga, Ernest Wallin, William Amundson, Delphine Johnson, Judith Drugenmueller, Lots Larson, Kenneth Roen and Audrey Schweiner.

85 years ago PIERCE COUNTY HERALD April 8, 1937 List of teachers who have positions (continued and concluded) The following teachers are reported as placed for the 1937 38 school year in Pierce County rural and graded schools: Esdaile—Marion Scheide Oak Vale—Violet Irvine Herbert—Annabelle McAleavy Harrison—Elsie G. Carmichael—Florence Fischer Nerike Hill—Olive Pofahl Herum—Florence Jensen Randall—Gladys Timmerman Salem—Roy Borchert Carpenter—Irma Guiser Lincoln—Donald Wilcoxon Cady Creed—Minnie Horman Reeds—Alice Janisch East Hill—Rose Traynor Stafford—Marie Haugen Utah—Bernice Laughnan Poplar Grove—Alice Anderson Gilles—Marie Spiss Rock Elm—Roland Snow, Prin. Pierce Valley—Joy Timmerman Cloverdale—Florence Greeley Fischer—Helen Harrington Poole Mae Weis New Location Glass Valley—Florence Sagstetter Gertrude—Clarice Anderson Clipperdale—Haelen Rein Brookside—Andrewena Shafer Trimbelle—Stanley Birkel