November 2022 Timeline

100 Years Ago: November 1922

  • The “Child Welfare Special” – an automobile carrying two physicians and a trained nurse is touring the state under the auspices of the Wisconsin State Board of Health.  The purpose of this visit is to examine children under age six.  There will be no charge for these examinations.

  • Rutland – among the Stoughton Visitors on Legion Day were Mr. and Mrs. Erford Turner and son Claude, Halvor Rendahl, D.T. Hanan, Rasmus Christensen and wife and Mr. & Mrs. L. J. Morris.
  • From the 1892 issue – the Badger Bicycle Company’s building is being fitted up ready to begin the manufacture of bicycles.  (Currently Badger Auto Body).
  • Axel Johnson, Mrs. W. H. Dreher, and the misses Minnie Hanson and Wava Prucia entertained on Thursday evening at a shower at the home of Mrs. Johnson in honor of Miss Florence Luchsinger.  Beautiful gifts were received.
  • The program for the observance of Armistice Day  last Friday more than met the  expectations of those who attended.  Charles E. Whalen of Madison gave a wonderful address in which were deep lessons of patriotism and loyalty.  Mr. Whalen is an eloquent speaker and was given the closest attention. John Keenan Commander of the local post gave a brief talk in which he explained the object of Armistice Day.  The high school Glee Club sang two numbers very creditably and Mr. Smith rendered a solo and responded to an encore.

50 Years Ago: November 1972

The third graders in Mrs. Zuhse’s classroom visit with Mrs. Clarice Christensen to learn about the history of rosemaling.
  • Voting will take place next week.  Along with the balloting this year is a referendum for Dane county which asks:  Shall the action of the Dane County Board … create the office of Elected County Executive, replacing the office of appointed County Administrator”. 
  • Jay and Ann’s Bar in Oregon has been sold.  The new owners, Bud and Faye Nelson, will be calling   the bar “BUD’S”.  Jay and Ann will support the new owners and then both will be part of Alan Real Estate.
  • Tom Noyce returned home on October 28 after nine months of hospitalization and convalescent home care.  His back is straighter after several muscle release operations and therapy.  He celebrated his 22nd birthday at home on October 31.  He wishes to thank his Oregon friends for cards he received during his long recuperation.
  • Philip Helgeson and Steve drove to Fond du Lc on Thursday where they were overnight guests of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson.   Returning home with them was little Julie Anderson who spent the weekend being entertained by her grandparents and Uncle Steve.
  • The third graders in Mrs. Zuhse’s classroom had a very special treat last week – thanks to the talents and kindness of Mr. Clarice Christensen.  The students are involved in a social studies unit on Norway and Mrs. Christensen came to the room, gave a brief history of rosemaling and displayed many samples of the Norwegian craft.

25 Years Ago: November 1997

  • Goblin good time Children at the Oregon Pre-school enjoyed a Halloween costume party complete with an outdoor parade, treats and a witches’ brew made by the children.
  • The Oregon Community Economic Development Committee (CEDC) had been assessing and reinventing how they were involved in community economic development.  They are in the process of creating a collaborative effort between the Village of Oregon, the Oregon Chamber of commerce and a network of businesses, organizations, and residents from around the community to accomplish community economic development goals.
  • Preschoolers were invited to see and ‘pet’ frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes when the Learning Center hosted live reptiles and amphibians. An area zoologist brought the animals and talked about their habitats and habits. The free event was open to children under five years of age.
  • The Hooked on Books reading incentive program began at NKE and PVE schools. Courtney Ott, Alice in Dairyland, talked to the students about the importance of reading in her life. She said that lots of information about Wisconsin could be found in books, and reading will help kids learn much more about their state during its sesquicentennial year.
  • Members of the Oregon-Brooklyn VFW Post 10272, the Ladies Auxiliary and the Oregon Middle School Band honored all  veterans November 11 at the World War I monument in downtown Oregon with music, ceremony and a rifle salute.
  • Approximately 150 middle School students attended “Safe Night” at Oregon Sports & Fitness Club. The evening was coordinated by the Oregon Middle School Parent Volunteer Resource Group (VRG) and Joining Forces for Families (JFF). Safe Night is a statewide event that is held to promote activities for youth that are free of violence, drugs, and alcohol. The students could choose to dance or rollerblade to music provided by a DJ, then they were given the option to view a movie, or participate in volleyball, basketball, or soccer.
  • A 525-acre residential development proposed for the town of Oregon, that sat dormant for nearly three years, resurfaced when Fleming Development Corp. of Fitchburg began preliminary discussions with the town’s and village’s plan commissions. The plans for the development were essentially the same as they were in 1995, with the development to run along the north side of Lincoln Road in the town of Oregon, west to Glenway Road. A finger of the development would extend north to County CC, about one-quarter mile west of the Oregon village limits, where a small commercial district would be built.  The shining star of the project, said the developers, was a championship level golf course on the southern and western edges along Lincoln Road.

10 Years Ago: November 2012

  • Cross Country van tour aims to engage struggling students – A new summer school program that aims to help teens “reconnect” to school is looking for donations.  Last week, the Oregon School Board unanimously approved a three-week course, dubbed “Westward Bound” that will take 18-20 incoming high school freshmen next summer on an 8 day van tour to see historic landmarks in the western United States.  
  • Post-Election Results:  Democrats fared well in the Oregon area last Tuesday winning national and local races that echoed similar results in Dane County.  Local clerks saw voter turnout near 90 percent, with the Village hitting that mark, Oregon clerk Tracy Berman said.
  • Budget includes a $24 tax increase:   The owner of any average priced home in the Village of Oregon will pay about $24 more than last year for the village portion of their tax bill under the 2013 budget adopted Monday.
  • Town of Oregon:  Eight years removed from a contentious battle to site a gravel pit just north of the village of Brooklyn and expected vote next will to extend the pit’s lifespan is hardly causing a stir. 
  • The renovation of highway 14 and MM interchange  on the north side of Oregon left two patches of the original asphalt of the original road on Highway MM that weren’t part of the renovation project.  Pam Dunphy, deputy director of public works for Dane County told the Observer that the county is working with the city of Fitchburg on a cost-sharing agreement to fix those patches of road.