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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 4:00 pm

Oct. 5, 1912

Saturday - Guaranteed oil heaters are on sale for as little as $2.50 and teakettles are fifty cents at Leach’s Novelty Store downtown. . . . A brass plate attached to a plaster cast adorns the wall of the children’s room in the public library; it honors the memory of Mrs. Florence Vale Salmon, who often read to children at the library; the Fortnight Club provided the memorial plaque. . . . George West, a young man employed on a farm near Roscoe, was in Beloit where he met Harry Bisby, who gave out a hard luck story; Bisby earned young George’s sympathy and was treated to a meal and then taken to see the movies; then the pair went to a hotel and West rented them a room for the night; in the morning, West awoke to find Bisby gone along with West’s suitcase containing clothes and $8.50 in cash; it was later learned that Bisby has made a quiet exit from Beloit via the St. Paul freight that left at 3:30 a.m. . . . The quick action by brakeman Edward Drenning of the rail yard’s switching crew is credited with saving the lives of a woman and baby in a buggy that was crossing the tracks on the river road; Renning signaled for all brakes on the train, which stopped just in time to spare the mother and child and their horse drawn buggy.

Oct. 5, 1962

Friday - South Beloit homecoming queen candidates are Colleen Kidd, Pat Gustina, Mary Mockus, Shirley Beckus, Karen Speich and Clare Barber. . . . Beloit Memorial junior class officers are Dwight Werle, president; John Christian, vice president; and Kathy Pollard, secretary-treasurer. . . . Mrs. Herbert Musfeldt of Beloit has been reunited with her parents, the Kurt Koeppes of Germany, who visited Beloit. . . . Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Edwards, longtime Beloit residents, will note their 67th anniversary.

Oct. 5, 1987

Monday - South Beloit Industrialist Kenyon Y. Taylor, chairman of North American Tool Corp., says he thinks the proposed Canadian-American trade agreement will be approved despite the reservations of some Canadians. . . . Michael Lee Lounsbury, 23, of South Beloit died in a single-car accident on Highway 81 between Beloit-Newark Road and County Trunk K; he was a passenger in a car driven by David Smith, 19, of South Beloit, who is in critical condition. . . . Laurie Budred is queen and Mike Crall king of Beloit Catholic’s homecoming celebration. . . . Town of Beloit Supervisor Francis Eugene McKearn has died after a long battle with cancer. . . . Morning Star Lodge No. 10 and Beloit Lodge No. 353 have consolidated memberships. . . . Clinton spoiled Beloit Catholic’s homecoming with a 50-6 romp; Troy Lantz scored four times for Clinton.

Oct. 5, 2002

Saturday - The 10th annual “Spotlight on Wisconsin” program raised $110,000 for Beloit area charities; the talent show has been organized by Stephanie Klett. . . . Beloiter James Akbar, 57, has been attending Blackhawk Technical College since 1963 and has earned three degrees and is working on his fourth; he says he had no knowledge of computers and decided to go to school to learn, which he has. . . . Turner downed Clinton, 20-6, with Seth Pelock rushing 164 yards and two touchdowns. . . . Matt Hudson helped Parkview snap a losing streak while rushing for 108 yards, making four catches for 62 yards and returning 78 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 win over Big Foot.

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