October 2021 History Timeline

OCTOBER 1921 – 100 YEARS AGO

Where is Clarence Dahl? The popular young Rutland farmer, whose wife last week presented him with a pretty baby daughter in the Stoughton Hospital is missing.  County authorities are seeking the answer.  The matter will be called to the attention of District Attorney Theodore Lewis.

Dahl has been operating the 50 acre farm of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Selia Bjelde, on the Oregon Road near the Badfish creek.  He also has five acres of tobacco on shares with another farmer.  When Mrs. Dahl went to the hospital, Miss Olson became Clarence’s housekeeper .  That was five weeks ago.  Before disappearing, Clarence sold his three horses, his Ford car and his interest in the tobacco crop.  His wife and baby are now at the home of Mrs. Dahl’s mother in Stoughton.

Nineteen year old Hazel Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Olson, Stoughton, is also missing.

 

OCTOBER 1971 – 50 YEARS AGO

An advisory referendum was held regarding a landfill proposal by the City of Madison to site a landfill on the Lathers property just west of the village in the Town of Oregon.  It was met with an overwhelming “NO” vote.  However, the referendums are just advisory since the municipalities have little say over the matter.

Keith Knutson enlists in Navy. He left September 30 for San Diego where he is in bootcamp at the Naval Training Center.  Keith is a 1969 graduate of Oregon High School.

Village tax rate will rise about one mill next year.  The new mill rate is 7.60335.  Last year’s mill rate was 6.68713.

Thomas Keuler, 159 State St., Oregon, is among 26 students in the School of Business of the University of Wisconsin at Madison who were presented with scholarships and fellowships because of their outstanding work in their studies.

Two robberies in Brooklyn:  On Wednesday afternoon, October 20, the home of Mrs. Nyra Yarwood, who lives on Highway 92 just east of town was entered in the afternoon.  Upon entering the home, she found things a mess with drawers having been dumped out and strewn about.   The same day the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Day (Highway 92 west of town) was also entered.  Here too, drawers were upset and some dishes broken.  Many items were taken from each house.

Sheet metal siding saved the Oregon Feed and Supply Co. from serious damage when an outside electric fuse box ignited.  The flames charred the interior wooden walls behind the siding and burned out electrical circuits inside the building.  None of the big supply of stored grain and other farm supplies were ignited.

 

OCTOBER 1996 – 25 YEARS AGO

In Recognition:  Ken Hageman (center in picture) received a plaque of recognition last Wed -nesday for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Oregon Fire Protection District Board.  With Ken are, left,  Stanley Solheim, Chair of the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District Commission and Chief of the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District, Gene Berman.

Dr. David James named Optometrist of the Year.  Dr. James of Oregon received the prestigious honor of being named Wisconsin’s Optometrist of the. Year at the 96th annual meeting of the Wisconsin Optometric Association held in Oshkosh September 25-29.

 

OCTOBER 2011 – TEN YEARS AGO

The 2011 highlight for the Village of Oregon was being selected to the Top 100 List of America’s Small Towns for CNN/Money Magazine. Making the Best Places to Live list is an honor for our community of which we all can be proud. Major factors in making the list were our excellent and highly respected school system, the overall safety of our community and the ability to have a “small town lifestyle” only minutes from Madison.

A new amateur hockey team, the Oregon Outlaws, made their home debut at the Oregon Community Sports Area. The Outlaws play in the Great Lakes Hockey League against 10 similar squads of men ages 18 and up.

A “wish list” of remodeling and expansion projects at Oregon High School, Oregon Middle School and athletic fields near the high school could exceed $30 million. Among the biggest projects is a 53,000 square foot field house at OHS.

An effort to convert 127 acres in the Town of Oregon to a Dane County Park should gain momentum this winter. The county plans to purchase property from the Lyman Anderson family farm that could someday hold a public baseball diamond, walking paths and bike path.

A town of Oregon farm will host a popular annual barn dance. The fifth annual “Oldtime Barn Dance” will be held inside a two-level,1938 barn that was renovated seven years ago. Open to anyone, the event kicks off with a potluck dinner followed by live music and dancing.

Dr. Callie Enyart of James and Enyart Optometrists in Oregon was recently named “Young Optometrist of the Year” by the Wisconsin Optometric Association. The award annually recognizes one doctor’s service to optometry, dedication to the visual welfare of the public and service to the community.

Local officials gleefully announced last week that the 70-year-old Madison company Thysse Printing Service founded by Oregon resident Jason Thysse’s grandfather will begin construction next month on a new facility inside Alpine Business Park.

The Village of Oregon and the Oregon School District have grand plans for Jaycee Park. Each is working on redeveloping its respective half of the 57-acre park on the village’s east side, and they’re in the process of deciding whether to do separate development projects or fold them into one multimillion-dollar effort.

First graders from Brooklyn Elementary School made the first of five scheduled visits to Oregon Manor as part of an ongoing “service learning” project. Students sang and read stories at the Manor last week, and next month, the students will make crafts with the residents.

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