By Ann Ziegler
Ten years ago
The largest bear on record for Wood County was bagged last September in the town of Lindsey by Jacob Trierweiler, 13, of Stratford. The bear made the official Boone and Crockett record book on Saturday after the skull of the bear was measured at 21 inches around. The bear weighed 519 pounds at the time of the kill.
Twenty-five years ago
Four area students were named to the dean’s list at St. Norbert’s College for the 1991-1992 academic year. The four were Amy L. Roenz of Neillsville, Geana Mellenthin of Unity, Heidi Nick of Granton, and Derek S. Dieringer of Marshfield.
Fifty years ago
Kristine Swanson and Frank Jennejohn were crowned queen and king for the annual Sadie Hawkins Day Dance held Friday afternoon at Willard D. Purdy Junior High School. The event was sponsored by the school newspaper, the Purdy Pilot. Marilyn Spieth was the paper’s adviser.
Seventy-five years ago
According to Art Bruckert, zoo caretaker, the Wildwood Park’s zoo grew in population due to the contribution of four Canadian ducks by Milton Reno. The ducks were very large and close to the size of geese with blue and white plumage.