Step back in time: July 2-8 in Hub City history
By Ann Ziegler
Ten years ago
Fourteen middle and elementary school students from Marshfield Catholic schools recently explored the sights and cultural treasures of Mexico City. Accompanying the students were their elementary Spanish teacher, Deb Kennedy, and 13 other family members. Highlights of the trip included bartering for treasures in the marketplaces and climbing the Pyramid of the Sun.
Twenty-five years ago
Celebrating her 90th birthday June 26 was Olive Eilers. About 60 family members attended her celebration held at the Cedar Rail Community Room.
Fifty years ago
A long 17-inning baseball game between the Marshfield Junior American League and Stevens Point ended with Marshfield getting a winning run. The game began Saturday night and did not finish until around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Jerry Keyes started for Marshfield, pitching the first seven innings, and Gary Eckes came in to relieve Keyes in the eighth inning.
Seventy-five years ago
Purchases of war savings bonds and stamps in Wood County exceeded the Treasury Department quota by $13,000. Marshfield Postmaster T.F. McDonald reported that local stocks of war savings stamps had been replenished and were moving quickly into the hands of patriotic buyers.