Douglas County past: Trinity and Pilgrim Lutheran churches combine; Nemadji athletes honored – Superior Telegram


April 22, 1947

The men of the Legion Corps of Drums meet for a reunion banquet and organize a club

Although the pre-war Drum and Bugle Corps of Upper Post No. 65, American Legion, had been inactive since before 1940, strictly as a marching and performing unit, those members who are still at Superior, most of them are determined. may the memories and glory of the old days not be forgotten.

Twenty-nine men who were among the mainstays of the group during its active existence gathered in the halls of the American Legion club on Saturday for a reunion banquet and get-together. Here they recalled the days before the war when the unit was one of the most colorful marching bands in this part of the country.

Members of Superior Post 65 American Legion, who organized and were active in the crack Drum and Bugle corps here before World War II, held a reunion banquet and meeting Saturday at the Legion clubhouses. The group has been inactive since before the outbreak of hostilities in World War II. Pictured, left to right, front row: Dr TH Skowlund, WH Forsyth, Robert Leyerly, AW Erickson, Harry Deroo, George W. Lee Sr. and George A. Bell. Second row: Elmer Olsen, C. Melberg, H. Wiles, Mel Olson, John Noreen, Harold Vince, Robert Harrison, Jack Hoehle, AC Erdman and L. Ryan. Third row: Glen Stauter, Fred Stoner, Harry Wass, Herbert Levine, George Munroe, Edward Lundholm, Reginald Hoehle and Herman Loffgren. Telegram of April 22, 1947

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April 22, 1965

The merger of the Pilgrim and Trinity Lutheran churches becomes official on Sunday

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will end its 60-year history on Sunday when its congregation joins the Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Dr. Theodore E. Matson, Milwuakee, president of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, will officiate at the union ceremony, which will be formalized during the 11 a.m. worship service at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Holy Trinity Congregation was organized in 1905 for the purpose of establishing a Lutheran church to serve the English-speaking community. The church building was erected in 1909. Its members, in the early years, resided in widely dispersed areas of Superior, such as Billings Park, the East End, Allouez and South Superior, but like other foreign-language Lutheran churches have switched to English, the requirement for an English-speaking central church has diminished.

Reverend Lemoyne Boleman of Poplar has served Holy Trinity as vice pastor since November and in coordination with Reverends Chester Johnson and Ronnie Peterson of Pilgrim, and the councils of both churches, has administered transitional affairs. The Holy Trinity congregation has been attending worship services at Pilgrim for a month.

April 23, 1947

New Nemadji span planned for Superior

Reconstruction of the Nemadji River Bridge on East Second Street is being considered by the City of Superior, and plans for the proposed work have been filed with the District Engineer’s Office, War Department Corps of Engineers, Duluth .

The proposed reconstruction involves removing the bent pile and girder structure and replacing it with a 192 foot truss span.

Athletes from the Nemadji school will be mentioned at the banquet

The Nemadji School Sports Banquet will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium, according to Principal Merrill Thompson. The guest speaker will be Charles A. Erickson, head basketball coach at East High School, who will be next year’s basketball coach for the new high school.

The players of the Nemadji basketball and football teams will be honored as well as their parents. The school cheerleaders will also be honored.

Players include Garry Brill, Larry Brill, Jerry Edwards, Jim Schmid, Neil Hagen, Charles Frazier, Gary Hunter, Roger Stalvig, Wayne Nelson, Douglas Nelson, Mike Breitzmann, Jerry Hagen, Jon Allen, Jim Gustafson, Terry Pendant, Bob Plenkner , Billy Tomczak, Roger Rice, Richard Williams, Don Williams, Dennis Moen, Rodney Van Horenweder, John Herubin and Gerhart Perdue.

The cheerleaders are Sharon Hagen, Cathi Mansky, Paula Johnson, Mary Reid, Ginger Rehl and Jeanette Persons. The managers are Bruce Germond and Dave Martin.

Superior Cathedral Boxing Team with four wins, one draw and one loss behind them, hopes to add one more win to their record on Friday when they host Chetek Boxing Team in the final match of the season. Under the direction of trainer John Facette, the Panthers enjoyed enviable success in their boxing program. The team members are, front row, left to right, Bob Uhlar, Pat Lally, Larry Nolan, Pat Utyro, Jack White, John Graeber. Second row: Jerry Fabhro, Jim Patnode, John Ennis, Dick Reuter, Jim McKenzie, Jack O’Brien, Tony Lally. Third row: Paul Milkie, Dan Higgins, Jerry O’Brien, Tom Whitacre, Ray Bloom, Bob Williams and Jerry Koenig. Telegram of April 24, 1947

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April 25, 1947

Key anglers for trout opening

Area trout anglers are on a high note as they eagerly await the opening of trout season on Saturday at dawn in streams and tributaries in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties flowing into Lake Superior.

Manager McNaughton reported Friday morning that the Brule was a bit high but not high enough to fish seriously.

Reports came in that fishermen had started flocking to the Brule on Thursday evening and Friday morning in order to be all settled and ready by dawn on Saturday. Tourist huts and other accommodation in the Brule area have been booked over the past two weeks, which has forced many nimrods to camp in tents along the banks of the river.

Dale W. Trolson, East High, in the No. 1 Branch Court robe, was named as the student judge for Youth in Government Day on Thursday. He accepts the gavel from Judge Donald Rock, Branch Court No. 1. April 22, 1965 Telegram

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Student Alderman Kamie Borg, 5th Ward, left, East High, and student city attorney Chuck Mahaffey, right, of Central, learn from City Attorney John C. Murphy that it is illegal to tie up horses near the trees in the city. The students took over the municipal positions in Douglas County and Superior on Thursday as part of Youth in Government Day. The event is sponsored by the Optimist Club. Telegram of April 22, 1965

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Articles and images courtesy of retired librarian Judy Aunet of the Superior Public Library.


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