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26 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL Jan. 18, 1996 Dance team qualifies for state – twice Police chief tells residents to talk with their children after a former city resident is arrested on child sexual …

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26 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL Jan. 18, 1996 Dance team qualifies for state – twice Police chief tells residents to talk with their children after a former city resident is arrested on child sexual assault charges Measles outbreak includes Pierce County residents: Immunizations urged for anyone at risk Students at Malone reach 7,000 books in quest to read 10,000, with a paper chain to travel from the media center to the kindergarten rooms and back again, “lining both sides of the hallway”

40 years ago PRESCOTT JOURNAL Jan. 21, 1982 Some old headlines: Nuke sirens to be tested (for Prairie Island) Truck thief not guilty Land use plan for Oak Grove needed Garbage collection cost varies greatly in county Icy roads cause three accidents 55 years ago Pierce County Journal Jan. 19, 1967 EHS Paramedical Club Assists at Immunization Clinics 22 members of the Ellsworth High School Paramedical Club assisted at the immunization clinics conducted at the Ellsworth Community Schools recently.

B.Y.O. B. is Order for Blood B Y O B, Bring Your Own Blood, is the order for the upcoming visit of the Red Cross bloodmobile to Pierce County, Mrs. Morris Voelker, chairman of the blood program said this week, “We are following a government trend to identify bureaus and programs by initials only and at the same time, creating a new word. A BYOB is a person in good health who has never given a unit of blood. “So don’t be a BYOB. Give blood this time around.”

Here is the schedule… (Note: some religious beliefs forbid their adherents from donating or receiving blood. The article makes no mention of or room for this possible objection).

70 years ago

THE RIVER FALLS College Installing Future Teachers’ Group A Chapter of Future Teachers of America is being founded at the college, with Dr. Ray Garnett as its advisor. More than 10,000,000 Americans have some form of heart disease.

The Wisconsin Heart Association appropriated $41,000 for research in 1951.

85 years ago ELLSWORTH RECORD Jan. 28, 1937 Civil Conservation Corps men go to flood area at Sparta following a government order.

The Lions Club entertains on Ladies night.

Local creamery has good year “in spite of cold weather” County Highway Commissioner Harry Kenall played host to Highway officials at the Hotel Lane Thursday Ellsworth basketball defeats New Richmond but falls to Durand .

Ellsworth resident returns from trip to Rio Grande Valley, reporting sunshine, flowers, and summer weather Mrs. Dorothea Rasmussen passes at 86, being born in Norway on Jan. 6, 1851. Funeral at South Rush River church.

Jan. 21, 1937

News of the week: A total of 34 men compete for the honor of being the county traffic officer.

A blizzard descends and ties up the north and south roads with wind drifts. A bus stalls by the Civil Conservation Corps camp.

Radio stars Gene and Glen in person at Red Wing Theodore Swanson as Pierce County’s assemblyman is named to three committees at the state capital: Public Welfare, Highways, and Printing.

Two bridge clubs, the Grand Slam and Friendship Bridge, compete and surprise one another.

El Paso couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary Obituaries: Mrs. Charles Johnson of Hartland: Mrs. John N. Price of Minneapolis (former Ellsworth resident); F. W. Hines, East Ellsworth pioneer; Mrs. John McAleavy, 80-year resident of Ellsworth area.

Church notes include Methodist congregations listed at Ono, Plum City, Olivet, and Brasington Locals section includes reports from South Waverly, Morton Corner, West Salem, Herbert, the Rush River Valley, the Plum Creek Valley, West El Paso, Southwest Waverly, Esdaile, Hartland, and Bay City. Lots of people reported on the sick list or otherwise ill.

Mission church reported at East Ellsworth with the Reverend A. L. Quist as pastor. Ladies aid at O. J. Ecklund home.

100 years ago PRESCOTT TRIBUNE Jan 19, 1.922 What is doing at the Theatres A Brief Outline of Coming Events in the Local Movie Shows Did you ever hear of “Hashish Hounds?”

“Hashish” is a drug, somewhat similar to opium. In choice English the “hounds” part of the phrase might be translated as “addict.”

Hashish is almost as deadly as its name. To judge how deadly its effects are one must see, “An Arabian Night,” the Robertson Cole Special at the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows) Theatre on Monday evening Jan. 23.

High School Notes Don’t forget the play “Nothing But the Truth,” to be given tonight at the Opera House.

The Junior Class have received their class rings and pins.

115 years ago RIVER FALLS JOURNAL Jan. 17, 1907 Neighborhood News GERTRUDE Hauling wood is the order of the day.

Mandus Shella has purchased a new horse.

PRESCOTT The ice forms a safe bridge for teams crossing to Hastings now.

140 years ago PIERCE COUNTY PLAINDEALER Prescott, Wisconsin Jan. 27, 1882 Bric-a-Brac Edited by the pupils of the Prescott graded school.

Sociables all the go.

Several new pupils.

A lively week last week.

We would like to see more parents visit the school.

There will be no lecture next week. We have no one to fill the appointment.

160 years ago THE PRESCOTT JOURNAL Jan. 22, 1862 Married.

At Ellsworth, Wis., on the 19th inst., Mr. Robert Sproul and Miss Kinney, all of that place.

Adj’t O. Gibbs Jr., is in town, recruiting for Washburn’s cavalry. Patriots wishing to serve their country on horseback can have a good opportunity by calling soon at McKee’s bookstore. We should judge, by the appearance of Adj’t Gibbs, that Uncle Sam does not intend to starve his nephews.

Minutes of Mass Meeting on the County Seat Question.

Pursuant to call issued on the 16th inst., a large number of citizens assembled at the council room, notwithstanding the severe snowstorm raging without.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Barnard, and G. M. Oakley was chosen Chairman, and Irving Todd, Secretary.

Mr. Barnard made a few remarks, and was followed by Mr. Button, who stated the object of the meeting at some length: that it was to have a general talk on the county seat subject, with reference to circulating petitions on behalf to the Legislature for a bill to enable the people of this county to vote on the question of removal from its present locality; that in view of the present indebtedness of the county, and the unsettled condition of the country, we would not be able to erect suitable buildings for the next two or three years; that, when we did build, we had pride enough to put up buildings equal to those of our neighboring counties, and, with the present depreciated value of county orders, it was impossible to do so, without enormous taxation; that we are willing to support the government and pay our taxes but do not wish to be burdened.

After a variety of plans had been suggested, discussed, and withdrawn, the following motion, introduced by Mr. Button, prevailed:— RESOLVED, That one delegate be appointed, from this meeting, to visit each town in the county, to circulate petitions for the removal of the county seat to Prescott.

In accordance with this, the following delegates were appointed for the several towns:— G. H. Miller, Maiden Rock N. Redmon – Prescott H. A. Jay – Martell (Martel) A. H. Young – River Falls James Swem – Oak Grove J. C. Button – Clifton.

G. M. Oakley – Trimbelle L. Smith – Perry (now Ellsworth) and El Paso J. R. Lyford – Diamond Bluff G. A. Dill – Hartland, Trenton, and Isabel (Bay City) D. S. Sith and S. Collins were appointed to draft the petitions. On motion of Mr. Barnard, this delegation is to meet at this place one week from tonight to report.

Messrs. Newell and Redmon were appointed a committee to raise funds for necessary expenses incurred by delegates.

It was moved that the delegates start out on Tuesday morning.

Adjourned to meet at the council room one week from tonight.

G. M. Oakley, Chairman Irving Todd, Secretary.

Prescott, Jan. 18, 1862 Old Setttler’s Meeting.—The annual Old Settler’s Meeting, which came off on Wednesday last, was well attended, considering the severity of the weather, and a very pleasant time we had.

It is said that the Secretary of the Treasury has ordered the devices on our National coin to be so changed as to signify the religious faith of the nation, and its trust in a Supreme Being.

JOURNAL Jan. 17, 1952