Memories Gone By

News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

February 8, 1996

Lila Lemm retired on Friday, February 2, 1996, after 25 years of service as a distribution-window clerk at the Browerville Post Office. A retirement party, given by fellow employees, was held at the Vets Club on Sunday night. Postmaster Chuck Jesinoski presented Lila with a certificate and many thanked her for her service. We’ll all miss seeing Lila at the post office window and hope she has a great retirement.


75 Years Ago

February 9, 1946

Starting early on Wednesday morning, Browerville along with other communities throughout the state was hit by one of the stormiest periods in five years. Beginning with unseasonable rains and sleet on Tuesday, the temperature took a rapid decline from above zero to varied degrees below zero that night. A bitter wind piled snow drifts twenty feet high in places. Many schools throughout the state were closed until the weather showed signs of moderating. However, none of the Browerville schools suspended classes.


Returning to Browerville on Friday night of last week, Pfc. Raymond Wodarz was honorably discharged from military service at Camp McCoy. During his nearly four years of service, Ray earned the right to wear two battle stars, the Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, along with two overseas bars and one service stripe.

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