October 2022 Timeline

100 Yeats Ago: October 1922

  • Mrs. Frank Fincher, Mrs. Arthur Criddle and Mr. and Mrs. Fischer left Tuesday for Milwaukee to attend the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star.
  • Mrs. Joseph Windsor of Madison spent Saturday at the home of her brother Jay Bossingham.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Axel Johnson and Miss Christie Johnson are spending a week in camp at the lake.
  • An excellent game of football was played at Cusick’s park on Sunday when our boys played a tie game with Stoughton Legion.  Score 6-6.
  • Mrs. Charales Wackman and daughter Miss Charline, who have been spending the summer touring Europe, leave Paris today enroute for home.
  • Walter and Helen Johnson of Brooklyn had a narrow escape Saturday evening as they were driving to our town with their horse and buggy.  A young man from Evansville crashed into the rig making kindling wood of the same, and throwing the children in all directions.  Strange to say they were only bruised!

50 Years Ago: October 1972

Old house being moved by a truck
An old house is moved to make way for the
Stable Restaurant, which is where the
Heartland Credit Union is now.

Does anyone know who’s house this was?  
  • Mr. Alvin Joyner, Oregon, returned home after spending a week in San Diego, California.  Mr. Joyner attended a convention on the installation of fire systems.
  • Enroute home from a four day tour of the Smoky Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Anderson of Spring Green stopped for an overnight visit with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gasner and family.
  • Dick Trickle of Wisconsin Rapids showed his superb diving ability in winning the close feature event at  Capital Super Speedway.   In what had to be the best (and last) race of the season, Trickle and Roger Otto, Burlington, passed modified driver Johnny Reimer, Milwaukee with two laps to go.
  • Mrs. Jack Statz, Patti and baby Michael, and Mrs. Howard Wilson were luncheon guests at the home of their former high school friend, Mrs. A. C. Schroeder of Madison, last Friday.
  • The Oregon Village Board accepted a $150 donation from the Oregon Woman’s club.  The money, presented by President Mrs. Paul Keenan and Mrs. John Webster, is to be used to furnish drapes for the small meeting room in the community building and was presented in appreciation for the use of the community hall facilities by the club.
  • Mrs. Donald Doyle, Jr. and daughters, Mary Ann, Teresa and Kathy were hostesses at a miscellaneous shower for Denise Doyle on Sunday.  The shower was given in the Bank of Oregon community room.  Denise will marry Rick Neath in November.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Richmond and family are now living at 553 Oak St. (Formerly the Lawry residence) which they have purchased.

25 Years Ago: October 1972

  • Workers put the finishing touches on the brick outside the auditorium of the newly remodeled high school. School opened nearly a week late because of construction delays. 
  • Oregon’s Economic Development Committee took a few scolds from the Oregon Village Board when they presented a request for an additional $1280 and additional four weeks to complete the Downtown Initiative Report. Both requests were granted, but not before spending about 45 minutes discussing and questioning about the way the study was handled and that they had overstepped their authority.
  • Thompson Park received a facelift . Volunteers throughout the village turned out to help with the installation of a new playground structure and the relocation of a swing set from another park. In addition to the new equipment the park features wooded areas, picnic tables and two natural springs feeding Butter Factory Creek which borders the park to the north. The volunteers enjoyed a lunch which was made possible through donations from area businesses.
  • Library users at all 26 South Central Library System member LINK libraries have direct access to an electronic magazine database in LINKcat, the system’s on-line public access catalog. Business persons in the Oregon area could visit the library and use the business database to search magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on business, industry, current events, etc. Internet access and dial-up using a computer from home was available as well.
  • Wrangling over the actions of Oregon’s Economic Development Committee appeared to come to an end as the Village President apologized for the public scolding he gave the committee two weeks prior. After reading a letter from the committee Chair aloud, the President extended his apology to the Chair.
  • The Oregon High School FFA officers started the school year with a leadership workshop at Evansville High School. That marked the 70th year of the local FFA Chapter, which is one of the 10 oldest chapters in Wisconsin that numbers 258 chapters. The Oregon High School Agriculture program received an outstanding agriculture program award from the Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Instructors.