Time Capsules: History pulled from the pages
Compiled by Kris Leonhardt
100 years: January 1921
John Paukert, an employee of the Wisconsin River Paper & Pulp company, was killed when he was caught between the floor of an electric elevator and the ceiling of the basement in one of the rooms of the plant. There were no witnesses to the tragedy, which was discovered by fellow workmen a few minutes later.
Three railroads, the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste Marie; Minneapolis & St. Louis; and the Great Northern, announced reductions in staffing. The Soo Line, according to Edmund Pennington, president, will operate a five-day week in their shops, affecting about 1,400 men.
20 years: January 2001
Avis Irene Bishop, of Whiting, died at her residence. Bishop enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 19, 1943, and served during World War II until Aug. 7, 1945. She served as a hospital apprentice first class, v-10, U.S. Naval Reserve. She moved to Almond in 1967 and was employed at Roy Teal Farms, Paramount Farms, and Central Sands Produce.
John and Mike Okray recently placed in the three-day Amateur Athletic Union National Golf Invitational Championships in Tampa Bay. John placed sixth overall and Mike placed 12th.
10 years: January 2011
Nine-year-old Dylan Davis, Stevens Point, was chosen as the grand prize winner in Shopko’s Kickoff Kid Sweepstakes. As winner, Dylan served as the Kickoff Kid at the Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers home game against the Chicago Bears.
A son, Connor Matthew Guyer, was born to Aaron and Amber Guyer, Stevens Point.
Local officials and members of the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum Board of Directors cut the ribbon to officially open the museum’s new location at 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point.