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Green Lake County Reporter Newspaper Archive: July 28, 1960 - Page 1

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   Green Lake County Reporter, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1960, Green Lake, Wisconsin                                Vacation Suggestions MOTELS RESTAURANTS AMUSEMENTS on Pages An attractive addition to the Green Lake scene is Marcia Meade, granddaughter of the G. L. Shidelers. She will be a sophomore at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, where she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. High Water Creates Many Problems The Friday afternoon storm poured an unofficial four to six inches of rain on central Green Lake County in the worst storm of the season. The intense rain fell in a period of three hours, causing damage to crops, roads and bridges. Shortly after six o'clock the radio at the Sheriff's Office went out of order. Officers on duty in- cluding those at Princeton and Markesan carried on car to car communication during most of the evening's activities. Police Officer Douglas Hare was station- ed in his car at the Sheriff's Of- fice. If he could not clearly rec- eive messages from the other of- ficers, they were relayed to him through the radio facilities of Wautoma, Montello and Portage. BRIDGE WASH-OUTS Officers reported wash-outs on various highways. County trunks T and D were barricaded, a num- ber of spots on K were marked with red flares. A bridge near Princeton on Highway 23 was weakened and bridges were wash- ed out on D, south of Princeton and also on County Trunk T in the Princeton City Limits. High way O south of Donald Shikoski's was badly washed out and along several highways, shoulders and sometimes the road surface It- self were washed out. Captain Schoephoester stayed at the site of a washout on 73 to warn drivers of that danger and also of the weakened bridge on 23. He was relieved late in the evening by Civil Defense men from the Town of Green Lake who had been contacted by Mrs. Helen Fisher. They remained there until two A. m. when State Patrol officer! arrived and stayed until Saturday morning. DAMAGE TO SOIL, CROPS The storm perhaps had its most serious tones for area farmers. Soil Conservationist, Charles Braun stated that, "In addition to the tons of topsoil that far- mers may have lost from fields, this rain was expensive in other ways. Many fields of grains have been partially ruined either by flooding or lodging, corn fields have been rilled and areas wash- ed out, sand, gravel, rocks and silt have been deposited on top of growing crops, bridges and culverts were washed out or un- dermined and road ditches were either filled with silt or washed out and deposited sediment on crop land. On Saturday morning Sheriff Lieske was called to the Kutz home on highway TT off highway 23 where nine feet of water had marooned the family. Sheriff Lieske took a boat up to the house to get them out. LAKE LEVEL RAISED The great amount of rainfall and the resulting run-off raised the level of Green Lake almost ten inches. Visitors to Green Lake this past Saturday were surprised to find it a muddy brown instead of the reported blue-green. Several parties lost boats and equipment. A 35 H. P. boat own- ed by Norton's and rented by a Heidel House guest capslzed.dur- ing the storm and sunk. Going down with the boat were four ex- pensive rods and reels. A canoe belonging to the Lehner's is still misting and several boats that were adrift on the lake have since (Continued on Page 5) the GREEN LAKE County J State Historical orter VOL. 66 NO. 30 GREEN LAKE WISCONSIN THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1960 7 CENTS School District Electors Approve Increase In Mill Rate Signal Corps Moves The 260th Signal Detachment that has been stationed in Green Lake since April 1958 lias moved to Milwaukee. Elgin enlisted men and their Army Officer, Mr. Wood, have been assigned to the 61st AAA group and will service the Green Lake Radar site, the one at Ar- gyle and those in Milwaukee The men used the former Stod- dard Hardware Store for their tools, testing equipment and spare parts. Sgt. Pickell said, "the men were reassigned due to a better location for their work." He emphasized that this move by the Signal Detachment "had no effect on the operation of the radar site on Highway 73. Dedication of New Street A dedication ceremony will be at on the corner of Mill and Hill Streets to celebrate the of- ficial opening of the first street in the Village to have fully com- pleted curb and gutter construc- tion. Village President Dan Hem- pel will cut the ribbons. Other members of the Village Board will be present for the ribbon cutting Friday morning. Warning To Check Boxes Because of the high water in Green Lake the Marine Carrier has asked that all patrons of the Marine Route check their piers and mail boxes. If there is any chance of the pier going out kindly meet the mail boat or make arrangements for mail to be left at a neighbor's mall box until the water recedes. These suggestions are being made to prevent the possible lots of im- portant mall. The Marine Car- rier does not leave the Post Office before A. M, D.J. lloch, Ponnuiur Buy Lots For Parking Electors of the Green Lake School District gave approval to the local School Board to pur- chase a nine passenger station wagon and two lots for parking purposes when they met Monday evening at the Annual School Meeting. A. D. Carew moved that the School Board be authorized to purchase lot 3 in block 19 for The lot is owned by Gus Doepke and measures 82. G x 100 feet. It is located to the south of Green Lake High School on Scott Street. The Board was authorized to offer for the purchase of lot 425 A on the south side of Ripon Road when a motion made by Elmer Lunow was seconded (Continued on Page 5) Elected To Board New School Board members elected to fill expired terms are Alfred Mildebrandt, formerly of the Lakeview District who will succeed Mrs. Willis Brightman; Mrs. Don Edmonds, who has been serving the unexpired term of Chuck Ewall; and Walter Meri- gold was re-elected, having just completed a three year term. Other nominees included Francis Ptacek, Bill Weinkauf and Mrs. Gilbert Formiller. Following the Annual Meeting the Board met to elect officers. Re-elected president of the Board was Walter Merigold. Tom Hel- geson was re-elected Clerk and DeancFordham will again serve as treasurer. 81% i fcC SCOTT CLAY SCHOOL JT 3'il MO I The above plat of a portion of the Village of Green Lake shows the two lots (shaded areas) that the School Board was authorised by the electors to purchase. The lot in 119 is owned by GUI Doepke and would be used for parking cars. Larger area to south of the Ripon Road would be for parking and access to the athletic field if the offtr of by loftid it accepud by Wallace Mhriru   

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