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The Boscobel Diali
Boscobel, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin 816 2202 WI St. State Library 8 57 Historical PACKAGE CITY 53700 State Society 53706 VOL. 113-NO. 17 BOSCOBEL, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, VINTAGE WWII PLANES have been using the Boscobel airport EAA Fly-in at Oshkosh 1 this weekend. Practice is necessary for for training exercises.

The planes and pilots will be off to the close formation flying. Pilots practice at Boscobel for the big Oshkosh fly-in (by Jamie Goldsmith) Some thought it was the marines, some thought i it was Hollywood filming a remake of WW Il, but those vintage military planes flying the heavens over Boscobel were members of an airplane association practicing their skills for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly In to be held in Oshkosh beginning this weekend. No less than six vintage AT-6, SNJ's and Harvards were here Tuesday with more expected Wednesday. Pilots from California, Arizona and Wisconsin have been practicing formation flying techniques with the 50-year old planes between Boscobel and Baraboo since their arrival here earier this week. The planes are former military advanced.

trainers that have been lovingly restored and are destined to be a hit at the EAA. The Boscobel airport has been the site of similar training exercises for the past two years. The facilities here are convenient for the pilots who make the 8 or 9 hour trip here from the west to brush up their technique before Oshkosh, the largest civilian in the nation. Airport owner Ron Huls confirmed Tuesday that the Boscobel strip was the temporary home for last year's reserve grand champion in the AT-6 class before the trip to Oshkosh. This year may bring the same reward for one of the western travelers.

Many of the visiting pilots are not former military aerial aces, but are jewelers, scientists and. doctors who have taken to the old planes as a hobby. The Boscobel exercises were nationally advertised through a newsletter devoted to enthusiasts of the vintage planes. The Boscobel airspace makes an ideal frontier for the pilots because it is outside of air traffic control territory. On the scene Tuesday was L.

P. "Stoney" Stonich, Shingle Springs, California, president of the North American Trainer Association. Stoney, a commercial airline pilot who flys DC 10's and Registration for grades K-6 set for Aug. 10-14 Registration week for students in grades K-6 at Boscobel Elementary School will be Aug. 10-14.

Students new to the district are urged to register on Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11. Fees are as follows. Book fee, grades 1-6, $10 per student.

Kindergarten supply fee, $10 per student. Milk, grades K-6, $20 a year or $5 a quarter. Lunch is $4 a week, with single tickets at $1 a day. Activity cards are $10. The elementary school office is open from 7 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Parents with questions are urged to call the office at 375-4165 "Money speaks sense in a language all nations. understand." Behn Dial (USPS 061-280) Dial to print extra copies next issue The Boscobel Dial will send out extra copies of the newspaper next week for the Maxwell Street Day a and Antique Club promotions. Papers will go to every boxholder at Fennimore, Muscoda and other area routes. In order to have Maxwell Street advertising grouped on individual pages, the deadline for such ads has been moved up to Friday of this week.

Merchants desiring their ads in such grouping are advised to observe the deadline, or to reserve the space they will need by Friday, in which case the copy can be brought in Monday forenoon. Weather LO HI July 22.. 67 91 July 23. 69 91 July 24. 66 89 July 25..

68 93 July 26. 69 93 July 27, 66 84 July 28.. 65 83 Rainfall for July 24, July 27, 1.51"; for month, 4.58". "Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." Mark Twain Controversy ersy in Crawford over Co.

Tr. project Phone calls and threatening letters have been coming into the Crawford County Highway Commissioner's office since plans for a one million dollar improvement project for Co. Tr. were announced. The road, which extends westerly from Hwy.

61 at the former Mt. Zion school, links 61 with the haralet of Petersburg and is one of the more heavily traveled county roads in the area. It also has some sharp curves and narrow bridges, offers less than desirable winter driving conditions, and has been the site of numerous accidents. At the heart of the controversy is the age-old battle between progress and aesthetics. While many life-long area residents support the county's decision to improve the road, others feel it could destroy the natural beauty of the area.

Commissioner Jim Atkinson takes the controversy in stride, but he feels that those who oppose the project don't know the facts. who says it isn't needed isn't looking at all aspects of the project," Atkinson said Monday. The commissioner notes that most of the calls and letters are coming from landowners who have second homes here and intend to retire in the area. Others have voiced the need for repairs on the road. lot of people depend on that road to get to work and conduct business, Atkinson stresses.

The project involves the purchase of 32 acres of land along CTH The road will be straightened beginning from miles east of Hwy. 131 and JULY 30, 1987 $12.00 per year in Wisconsin, Single Copy Under the bridge CHURCH congregations were tough on wayward pastors back in the early days. According to records of the Boscobel Congregational Church, a meeting was held in September, 1868, at which members of the parish voted to excommunicate the pastor, 0.M. Olds. There were two charges, using profane language and "laboring on Sunday." The local church is observing its 130th anniversary Sunday, Aug.

2, with special services. SPEAKING of hard-nosed enforcement of morals, a relative of this writer, who was a young lady school teacher, was fired by her school board many years ago. A board member had seen her standing in the entranceway to a pool hall one evening. She had I stopped there momentarily to escape a downpour of rain. Maybe that's why we have a teacher's union today.

NEVER DOUBT the power of the press. A speaker at a recent convention provided a humorous but classical example of the influence of the printed word. He asked his audience to imagine that they, as individuals had been arrested on the town square for being drunk and disorderly with a lady other than their wife. Then he asked if they would rather have a picture of the event appear for five seconds on television, a 20- second radio spot, or a picture on the front page of their local newspaper. Ridiculous? Maybe.

But the obvious answer tells it all. THE VILLAGE of Gays Mills is in the midst of a controversy over fluoridation of. the village water supply, and letters (mostly anti) have been flowing into the office of the Crawford County Independent Scout. A prominent supporter is Robert Carter, Village president, who says major health and professional organizations favor fluoridation. Some who have written letters of protest are members 1 of the Kickapoo Natural Food Co-op, Wayne Jurgensen, North Crawford chemistry teacher, owners of the Wheatheart Bakery, and other local citizens, some of whom say that if people want fluoride they should get it in toothpaste and not the water supply.

FLUORIDATION has been a controversial i issue for many years, although it has become pretty well accepted in most places. This writer went through it at the Ladysmith News 40 years ago and will never forget a letter we received from someone who wrote: "They fluoridated the water in our town 20 years ago and now people are dying with their spleens and livers eaten away- but all of them have a perfect set of THERE'S A LOOPHOLE in the new tax laws. Only trouble is you've got to be a 65-yearold student, blind and own an oil well. IF YOU CAN'T stand the temperatures we've been having these June and July days, cheer up. According to the calendar it is only 152 days until winter begins.

PANHANDLER: "Actually, I'm an author, I once wrote a book entitled Hundred Ways to Make Businessman: "Then why are you begging?" Panhandler: "It's one of the ways." OVERHEARD in a restaurant: Diner: Waiter, there's a fly drowning in my alphabet soup." Waiter: "Tell him to stick his head through an and use it as a life preserver." School board votes to buy 2 houses; build greenhouse Boscobel elementary school will begin a program for emotionally disturbed pupils this fall, the school board decided last Thursday. The board voted to create an ED teaching position and Supt. Albert VanOvermeer will soon be interviewing candidates for the job. Also at the meeting, the board: ways to, keep bicycles and mopeds off the high school track, to hire a 5th grade teacher, a $12,000 addition to the budget to match state funds in several vocational programs, renting office space in Boscobel for district offices and requests from two families to have their children enter kindergarten early. The district has identified eight emotionally disturbed students, elementary school principal Bill Hughes told the board, but only four of them have been placed in programs in another district for next year.

747's, says the association has 320 members accross the U. S. He and as many as 30 other flyers will fly formation during the EAA in the vintage planes. Carl Schieder, one of the pilots, says that a high degree of trust is expected of all formation flyers and the "checking program" here is to determine whether participating pilots have the right stuff. "They have my life in their hands when they fly with me," the California man said Tuesday, "I have good friends that I won't fly with." Dick James of James Con- struction, Fennimore, is the only.

local man among the flyers. He has an AT-6 and a T-28 that drew considerable interest from his visiting colleagues. The T-28 awaits restoration and will not make the trip to Oshkosh this year. The flyers spent two hours at ground school in Baraboo and were doing their homework Tuesday as they made plans for a picnic at the James home in Fennimore Wednesday. The flyers will be leaving the Boscobel area Thursday for the EAA which begins Friday and lasts for a week.

Urbanek earns $3,200 from Cheyenne Rodeo Former Woodman man and Boscobel High School graduate C. J. Urbanek continues to make a name for himself in the rodeo circuit and this summer has been no exception. C. J.

won the second go around at the "Grand Daddy of 'em all" rodeo held in Cheyenne, Wyoming Sunday and took home a $3,200 purse in the bulldogging category. The Cheyenne rodeo is considered the largest and most prestigious in the nation. It also pays the largest MARGARET GEBHARD, left, at work in the Gazebo Apartments, while Zelma Matthews of the Housing Authority lends a helping hand. Local students benefit from JTPA program winnings. C.

J. stopped at the rodeo in Pecos, Texas on the way out to Cheyenne and championed another $3,000 in prizes there. Don. Urbanek, C. father, won that same rodeo eight years to the day riding the same bulldogging horse and using the same hazer.

The hazer is the rider who keeps the steer moving in a straight line for the bulldogger. Several other stops in Kansas and Minnesota proved to be worth while as well when Urbanek placed in them. continue to within two-tenths of a mile from Hwy. 61. Eighty percent of the funding for the project will come from federal dollars with the balance coming from the county.

Atkinson says that two of the three bridges on will be eliminated and the remaining bridge will be rebuilt to remove a present weight limit. He says federal regulations prohibit the replacement of the weightrestricted bridge unless the highway is straightened. A MISS MUSCODA, Jodi Ricco, Wants local program VanOvermeer said there are now. enough students so that Boscobel can set up its own program. "We need to make as much of an effort as possible to service our own students in our own district.

he said. "If we had two or three I would say farm them out." The district might actually save money with the new position, VanOvermeer said. The district would save the costs of tuition and transportation to another district, and keeping the students in Boscobel would bring in more state aid. On a 4-3 vote, the board created the ED teacher position. Fred Boebel, Sandra Moran and Bob Scallon voted no.

The board unanimously voted to accept a recommendation on a new 5th grade teacher for the fall. She is Angela Boll, a UW-Platteville graduate in elementary education. Boll was the recipient of several academic honors while getting her B.S. at Platteville. Her degree includes a dual minor-in Math and French.

Hughes says Boll is now looking for an apartment in Boscobel. She lists her permanent address as Sun Prairie. Will buy two houses The board voted 6-1 to include the purchase of two houses in next year's budget. The purchase must be approved at the annual meeting, set for Sept. 17.

VanOvermeer told the board that it is very important to develop long range plans for the purchase of properties near school sites. The board discussed several proposals for keeping SCHOOL, Pg. 6, Col. Riverdale band to perform at State Fair The Riverdale High School marching band will be performing in the Wisconsin State Fair Marching Band Competition at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.

11.0 A total of 33 bands from throughout Wisconsin and Illinois will be competing during the 11-day run of the fair. Each band will be judged during short, impromptu, standstill concerts at four locations on the grounds and a final appearance as a marching unit in the Fair's 5:30 p.m. daily parade. Trophies will be awarded to 1st through 3rd place winners in each division. The Southwest: Wisconsin Private Industry Council (PIC) has awarded Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funds to the Cooperative Educational Service Agency to work with high school std! within the CESA service area, including Boscobel High School.

The JTPA program in Boscobel is an 8-week program involving 10 students who have spent approximately 20-25 hours of class time and 160 hours of on the job experience in the program. The class time has been spent in: 1) individual education and training planning; pre and post competency testing; 3) understand the world of work; 4) understanding and researching employment benefits; 5) evaluation of work attributes; 6) assessment of human relations skills and a general knowledge and understanding of the job market and job expectations. The on the job experience has been just that; a real job, under close supervision, in which students were paid minimum wage. The following students have been working at the corresponding work sites: Chris Brown and Connie Riggs, Boscobel Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. Margaret Gebhard and Dwayne Jacobs, Boscobel Housing Authority.

Stephanie Gies and Richard Cullen, Wilson State Nursery. Joe Nelson and Dennis Miller, City of Boscobel, parks. Peter Grossheim, and Richard Pitzer, Boscobel Public Schools. 8 The PIC has extended thanks to the students and the work sites for their cooperation in making the program a success. More information is available from Reed Brown, Boscobel High School, 300 Brindley or Kaylen.

Marty, project coordinators at CESA 1300 Industrial Drive, Fennimore, WI 53809. large portion of two hills will be removed to make way for new sections of the road, but Atkinson says that a minimum of the natural beauty will be disturbed. The commissioner adds that the project will take two years to get off the ground and will proceed in spite of objections. Landowners who do not want to sell their land will be awarded damages, to be set by the courts, so the project can be completed. in the Farmer's Day Parade.

Maxwell Antique Show and flea market Aug. 8 Boscobel will be reeling with excitement Saturday, Aug. 8 when Boscobel merchants sponsor their annual Maxwell Street Sidewalk Sale and the Boscobel Antique Club sponsors its annual show on Saturday and Sunday. The Maxwell Street Day Sidewalk Sale in Boscobel is considered by many to be the largest and one of the best in the area featuring an arts and crafts show, flea market and retail merchandise being sold outside the stores. The antique club's show has been a favorite here for quite a few years featuring steam engines, antique cars and tractors, threshing and shingle mills old fashioned mind horseshoe and crosscut saw competitions.

This year's Maxwell Street Day will prove to be the biggest ever, as local citizens are being invited to bring their yard sales to the streets a as well. Locations are being set up throughout the city's extensive highway and downtown business districts to accommodate those who wish to participate. There will be no entry fee. Interested parties are asked to contact Jamie Goldsmith at the Boscobel Dial 375-4458 for further details. The Boscobel "Antique Club's show is expected to surpass the attendance records of previous years due to a cooperative effort with other Boscobel organizations to advertise the event throughout the upper midwest.

Local citizens who have previously failed to pay a visit to the Antique Club's annual show may be surprised to find a delightful variety of entertainment on their own doorstep. Regular spectators are insured of another pleasant journey into yesterday. Nicaraguan journalist speaks here tonight Anthony Budier of Bluefields, Nicaragua, will speak in the Boscobel City Council Chambers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Budier, editor of the Nicaraguan newspaper "Sunrise, is in Wisconsin as part of an ongoing cultural and educational exchange with the people of Nicaragua's Atlantic coast.

His visit to Boscobel will begin in the afternoon with a tour of the Dial office. All are welcome to attend the informational, meeting in the evening, sponsored by the Gays Mills Central America Support Group..

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