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April 9: Years Ago…
Years Ago

‘Years Ago’ is a compilation of newsy tidbits as published in the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout on this week ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or sixty years ago.


APRIL 9, 2010 – Seneca School’s junior, Tyler Grimsled will be advancing to the State Music Contest in two events. Tyler had an exemplary star first performance with his musical theater number called “Make Them Hear You” from the musical “Ragtime”. He was honored again by his spectacular Buononcini performance with a starred first... Area beekeepers are preparing for a population explosion this month, the arrival of almost a half million new honeybees in special “starter packages” shipped from breeders in California and Hawaii.


APRIL 6, 2000 – Deirdre Steinmetz is North Crawford High School’s recipient of the Women’s Sports Advocates of Wisconsin Award of Excellence for her outstanding athletic and academic achievement. Deidre has participated in volleyball, basketball and softball for four years each and track for one year, and maintained a 3.8 grade point average… In the election for the North Crawford School Board incumbents Brita Bodenstein and Christie Knapp were both re-elceted. Ray Lacina was chosen to fill the third open seat.


APRIL 8, 1990 – Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital reported Saturday that Patricia Stoehr, Eastman, let a strange cat into her house  her cat started fighting with it. When Stoehr attempted to keep them from each other, her cat bit her hands and forearms, causing lacerations requiring stitches to close the wounds… Harriet Behar, organic grower from rural Gays Mills, found herself thrust into the national limelight last week when she was contacted by the Milwaukee Journal. They wanted her reaction to President Bush’s move to ban broccoli from the White House and from Air Force One. Her response was “I pity the man”. “He can’t enjoy one of the best fruits of the earth.” Her comment was repeated on radio stations in Madison and Milwaukee. The associated Press later picked up the story and sent it to newspapers throughout the United States. Harriet still stands by her word and stated that it’s not a very good role model, especially for youngsters, and that the president has stated that he prefers crumbled candy bars on his breakfast cereal and pork rinds dipped in hot sauce. Behar commented that it shows that the president is out of step with the rest of the nation, and that everyone else is talking about low fat, increased fiber and good nutrition. Her final comment to the situation was “I think there are more important things in the world to talk about.”