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grossly change the relationship between the earth and the sun, there is no reason to believe that cycle will not continue. It would be presumptuous to think the pattern will change just because we're here," the scientist concluded. State championship title 1174# WRISTI CNAM@RSHMS Wenzel honored at Colby Sunday (1974) State Champ - Gus Wenzel displays his trophy and a map of Wisconsin showing the wrestling meets that step by step took him to Madison Saturday where he won the State Champion- ship title in his class. The picture was taken in the CHS gym Sunday afternoon where a large crowd gathered to honor their Champion. A television set on the stage and one placed on each side of the gym allowed the gathering to watch the re-run of Wenzel's championship bout. Kilty new president of state school group (January 1982) Merlin Kilty of rural Colby was selected last week as the new president of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. His election came during the organization's annual convention in Milwaukee. Kilty, 46, is a nine-year member of the Colby School Board, and is currently vice president of the board. With his three sons, he operates a 640 acre dairy farm near Colby. He is a member of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Board of Control, chairs a regional Cooperative Education Service Agency(CESA) board and serves on the governing board of the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association. He is also a member of the board of directors of an insurance company and is past president of the Wisconsin Farm Business Association. As WASB president for one year, he will head a group which represents 2,800 school board members in all of Wisconsin's 433 school districts. 1958 Tornado Marathon County Damage is Heavy From Worst Storm Here in 28 Years Damages that may aggregate hundreds of thousands of dollars were caused in Marathon County, particularly in the western and southwestern areas, by the worst windstorm the area has experienced since the June 13, 1930, tornado leveled more than 200 barns in the western part of the county and in ad- joining counties. Much of the damage was caused in the Towns of Johnson, Hull and Frankfort. Completely leveled barns, damaged dwellings, disrupted telephone and electric services, windowless homes and twisted and mangled farm machinery were left in the wake of the storm that was at its height between 9 and 11 o'clock last night. A Town of Frankfort farmer named Elmer Mueller, report- edly lost a barn and sustained severe damage to the family dwelling. Other barns reported down in the Town of Frankfort were on the Herbert Brown, Albert Podevels, Walter Remus and Wil- liam Martin farms. Persons who traveled in the stricken areas of the Towns of Johnson, Hull and Frankfort reported the destruction of many of the downed barns to be so complete that "only kindling" was left of some of them. The complete leveling of some farm structures was also accompanied by the partial destruction and serious damage to others. There were reports of end walls being blown out of some barns, doors and windows being ripped loose and valuable farm machinery scattered over a wide area and badly damaged. Efforts to secure contacts in the stricken areas were delayed by the special demands being made upon the lines still function- ing since relatives from away were seeking to assure themselves of the safety of relatives in the communities hit by the storm. The damage in rural areas was in strange contrast to Wausau and other more settled communities, where the dam- age was listed to washed out lawns, gardens, and some minor cave-ins. 1967 Tornado Only the Silo Still Stood - Mike Hartl Jr. farm.
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