Once Upon Our Peninsula: News from this week’s past, Jan. 25-30

All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.

                                                                   The Expositor, Jan. 29, 1875

Dr. E.M. Thorp, the tooth carpenter is hovering over our village with anxiety to get his arms around the neck and his fingers in the mouth of any one having sufficient acres–achers we mean–to feel that his caresses are desirable. He has taken rooms at the Cedar Street House, where he will remain a week or so.

                                                       The Expositor Independent, Jan. 30, 1880

A child of Mr. Otto Jones’, of Bailey’s Harbor, got a bean up his nose last week. Mr. J. met Dr. Oppen at the Harbor, but the Dr. was unable to remove it, owing to his having left his case of instruments at home. Mr. J. came to this place to have the bean removed, which was successfully performed by Dr. Mullen.

                                                                  The Democrat, Jan. 25, 1894

The county is again out of funds it will probably be necessary to borrow a couple of thousand dollars to last until the taxes come in.

                                                        Door County Democrat, Jan. 25, 1902

Health officer Norden this week called a meeting of health officers of the northern town of the county at Valmy and gave them pointers as to just what measures were necessary to stamp out the few remaining cases of small pox in that part of the county. The disease is so very mild that no one is afraid of it and for this reason only it has not been long ago stamped out entirely.

                                                        Door County Democrat, Jan. 30, 1914

Supt. Seymour of the K.G.B. & W. Ry. on Tuesday announced that the local road would run a special passenger train daily during the summer months to accommodate the summer resort trade to this county. This train, he stated, would be a straight passenger train, carrying no freight, express or other matter….The new tourist train will be operated from June 15 to September 15…

                                                           Door County News, Jan. 26, 1922

Detroit Harbor–Trapped on a huge field of crumbling ice which was carrying them to certain death in Lake Michigan, Peter Anderson, veteran mail carrier, and three companions, were rescued just in the nick of time on Tuesday afternoon of last week by coast guards at Plum Island….Anderson was crossing from Washington Island to the mainland in a horse drawn sleigh, with three passengers, Carl Christenson and George and Henry Jacobson. They were about half way across the five mile stretch of ice which covered the treacherous Death’s Door passage…when the ice began to move with them….They drifted in this manner for about seven miles, when they were sighted by the lookout at the Plum Island coast guard station….The close escape from death experienced on Thursday is only one of the thrills Anderson has experienced in his long career as a mail carrier between Washington Island and the mainland.

                                                           Door County News, Jan. 26, 1939

On complaint of Sheriff Walter C. Olson, Walter and Gilbert Delwiche, Brussels men, were arraigned in county court Saturday charged with conducting themselves in a boisterous manner and being guilty of rowdyism while on a licensed dance hall premises. When the men appeared in court the case against the latter was dismissed and Walter Delwiche, following his plea of guilty, was fined $20 with costs in the amount of $10, which he paid.