Step back in time: Jan. 8-14 in Hub City history
By Ann Ziegler
Ten years ago
Two new police officers began their employment at the Marshfield Police Department. The new officers were Caleb Bornbach of Wisconsin Rapids and Matt Berres of Marshfield, and they helped fill two of three vacancies left by retiring officers Les Ecke, Mark Berres, and Bob Groskinsky.
Twenty-five years ago
After four ballots were cast Tuesday night this week, the Marshfield School Board of Education elected Lynette Zais to fill a position on the board. Zais replaced Marvin Pellett, former Marshfield postmaster, who vacated his position on the board and accepted a new job in Illinois.
Fifty years ago
Mrs. Marvin Trachte was expecting a new baby in late February, but the stork decided to come early. After a period of snowstorms, the father, who worked at Weyerhaeuser Co., could not get through the big snowdrifts, so the Marshfield Fire Department ambulance was called to bring Mrs. Trachte and their other children — Debbie, 7; Jane, 5; and Jeffrey, 11 months — to the hospital, where another son was born to the Trachtes shortly thereafter.
Seventy-five years ago
Alderman of the Second Ward since January 1939, William J. Rabe resigned and left for Hancock, Michigan, on Monday to begin his new job as a Railway Express Co. agent there. The common council elected Clarence J. Kohl, a note teller at the Citizens National Bank, to be Rabe’s successor.