100 YEARS AGO
- Miss Martha Netherwood entertained a number of her little friends at a party last Monday afternoon. The occasion was her seventh birthday anniversary and the little folks were very graciously entertained by their little hostess.
- The 1921 corn crop in Wisconsin is the largest ever. Average yield is estimated to be 46.0 bushels per acre as compared to 43.9 in 1920 and a ten- year average of 36.5 bushels. (this compares to 172.0 bushels per acre today).
- Last week Central called Mrs. Fred Boyce to the phone. Mr. Boyce was talking from somewhere up north, stating that he had captured a deer. Mr. Boyce was so elated he didn’t want to write but sent the wire instead.
- The following children had the cleanest hands and fingernails Monday and Tuesday mornings: Owen Hanson, Helen Hanson, Lucille Allison, Georgene Bryant and Leo Rasmussen.
- Mrs. C.L. Wackman issued a general invitation to the people in Brooklyn that an open house reception would be held Monday afternoon and evening in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip. Wackman. Light refreshments will be served.
- Last Saturday night the Oregon High School basketball team defeated the strong Verona team on the local floor with the score being 9 – 41.
- Miss Cornelia DeJean entertained the former Oregon 500 club last Thursday evening. Miss Katharine Chapman and R.E. Balliette were out of town guests.
50 YEARS AGO
- Maynard Stoehr has been named Planning Officer for the Division of Highway Safety Coordination, Executive Department, it was announced recently. Maynard is married and has five children.
- Paul Hansen in Meistersingers at Whitewater. The Meistersingers will present their colorful annual Boar’s Head Festival on December 14. Paul is a freshman at Whitewater majoring in Speech.
- Letters of Commendation honoring OHS students on their high performance on the 1971 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test have been awarded to five students at OHS. Those named are Kim Erway, Mary Ann Johnson, Wayne Kreutzer, Matt Outhouse and Bruce Teeter. They are among 35,000 students in the US who scored in the upper 2 percent of those who are expected to graduate in 1972.
- Philip Peterson, Oregon farmer was elected president of the National Young Cooperators of The National Milk Producers Federation. Peterson and his wife, Carol were among seven couples representing the Mid-state Region of the Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
25 YEARS AGO
- The Oregon School District announced that a settlement has been reached through arbitration of a two-year-old wage dispute with the district’s 26-person secretarial staff. The arbitration will result in a $183,000 payout in salaries to the affected secretarial staff.
- The Oregon Lioness Holiday Tour of Homes – Four lovely residences will be on display as well as the Oregon Village Hall’s community room which will be open and specially decorated for the holidays. The four featured homes are: Troy and Heidi Brummond, Michael and Alice Seelinger, Maxine Wilke, and Randy and Debbie Schepp.
- The Junior Girl Scout Troop 170 dressed up the Post Office in holiday style. Gift wrapping the inner and attaching a bright red ribbon, they added bright symbolical cutouts of Christmas. Red and green paper chains hanging from the table are near the five-foot cardboard Santa Claus. The slit in Santa’s pocket is for dropping letters to St. Nick.
- Oregon fifth grader and athlete extraordinaire, Megan Pehler is among the nation’s elite when it comes to the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. The 11 year old Pehler has earned a trip to the National Punt, Pass and Kick competition at a designated location. Good Luck Megan!
10 YEARS AGO
- The owner of an average-priced home in the Village of Oregon will pay about $27 more in village property tax under the 2012 budget adopted by the Village Board last week.
- When Oregon School District residents head to the polls in February, timing will be everything. As expected, the Oregon School Board voted to move ahead with a referendum to approve $33 million worth of construction.
- Dane County officials hope to gather feedback from local residents about a proposed park in the Town of Oregon. In 2009, county officials purchased 127 acres from the Lyman Anderson family farm for $1.52 million.
- An Oregon youth is among those who will be performing in Dance Wisconsin’s production of the “Nutcracker Fantasy”. Meghan Sharkus will participate as Ice Forest, Ice Skater, and Snowflake in the performances.
- Crews working with developer Paul Lynch finished the first phase of a restoration of the historic Netherwood Building in downtown Oregon. Lyman, who acquired the building about three years ago, said he’s put more than $100,000 toward the restoration.