By Ann Ziegler
Ten years ago
Gordon Wix Jr., a flight nurse evaluator/instructor, had been recently promoted to the rank of major in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was a member of the Minneapolis-based 934th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at the St. Paul/Minneapolis International Airport, Air Reserve Station.
Twenty-five years ago
Heidi Hanson was awarded the $1,000 Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Health Career Scholarship from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Foundation. David Wiltgen received the $325 Ruth A. Nixon Scholarship in Spanish from the Foundation. Both students were from Marshfield.
Fifty years ago
Beell Stadium was the site Sunday afternoon honoring 228 seniors at their Marshfield Senior High School graduation. Speaking at the commencement were valedictorian David Bradtke, salutatorian Ronald Patterson, and president of the board of education Ray Jennejohn, who said that the next year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the new multimillion dollar high school that was then under construction on the city’s northern side.
Seventy-five years ago
Two North Wood County 4-H Club members were winners in the Wood County fire prevention essay contest and won a trip to the State Club Week program June 4 in Madison. Both from the Marshfield community, the winning club members were Ralph Brayer and Virginia Ott.