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This day in local history

October 28

2:52 PM, Oct. 25, 2013  |  Comments
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Editor's note: The following news briefs were published in past editions of the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter.

1873

"VOTERS, READ. During the four years that Thomas Bryant, now republican candidate for Sheriff, was Treasurer, he paid to the county the sum of $3,671.92 interest on deposits for which he and his bondsmen were responsible. In nearly, if not all counties in the state, it is the custom for the Treasurer to keep this money. Mr. Bryant could have kept it and yet done the county no wrong, but he paid it into the county funds. Tax-payers, remember this."

1913

Believed he was pursued: Steven Bailishik, a Polander about thirty-five years of age, was arrested in the town of Lamartine about ten miles west of the city Monday evening by Undersheriff Albert Brunkhorst. He is believed to be insane and a petition for his examination by a lunacy commission was made by Sheriff Detlef Fick this morning. Bailishik, who says he has been in this vicinity only six days, was found in a barn on the Anton Schaefer farm on Rosendale road. He refused to leave the barn, at first, and seemed to be frightened almost into nervous prostration. He said that many people had been chasing him, and abusing him in various ways.

1938

Opposition to highway plan is expressed: Proposal of the state highway commission to construct a "super highway" through Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties will be presented to the boards of supervisors of the two counties at their November meetings, member of the Fond du Lac highway committee were notified Thursday. The local committee and John H. Bottkol, commissioner, were among some 200 persons who attended a hearing on the proposed new route of the superhighway, designed to take the place of the present State Highway 41, at the courthouse at Oshkosh. Most of those heard opposed the plan.

1963

Spark from appliance causes blast; 3 still hospitalized with burns: One city fireman and two employees of the Wisconsin Power and Light Company remained in St. Agnes hospital with severe burns inflicted by a natural gas explosion at the Custard Bowl drive-in restaurant, 463 Fond du Lac avenue, Saturday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Harold Bostwick determined that the cause of the explosion was a spark from an appliance in the basement of the drive-in.

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