Rhonda Whetstone, Marshfield News

Rhonda Whetstone

Marshfield News

Wisconsin, United States

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Past articles by Rhonda:

Marshfield pioneer's life fraught with family tragedy

John D. Rossman lost his parents and wife at a young age, and had to bury five of his own children before his death in 1941. → Read More

Thieves turn on each other, confess to planned mail robberies and other crimes

Earl "Red" Jackson and Clayton Provost each were sentenced to two years in prison for their crimes. → Read More

Husband goes unpunished for attempted murder of wife in 1893

Thomas Welch of Stevens Point was charged with the attempted murder of his wife, Addie, in 1893. The trial resulted in a hung jury. → Read More

Clark County farmer had close encounter with well-known gangster

George "Baby Face" Nelson made an unexpected stop at the Gregorich farm in Greenwood, Wisconsin, in 1934. → Read More

Stevens Point glass eater dies in street fight

Florian Peplinski was charged and convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the 1928 death of Felix Pinkert. → Read More

After two previous near-drowning experiences, boy dies in stream

Edward Printz, 11, was fishing in 1914 with three friends when he jumped into Rocky Run Creek. None of the four boys could actually swim. → Read More

Efforts to solve 1928 Auburndale bank robbery a twisted tale

Just before closing time on Nov. 13, 1928, two men walked into the Auburndale bank and took three hostages at gunpoint. → Read More

Story behind 1895 theft from Marshfield hotel will never be known

Lucy Calvert was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison for stealing $105 from a guest at a Marshfield hotel. → Read More

Research into Rudolph man's death leaves columnist seeking more answers

Henry Pagels of Rudolph was killed in a sand pit accident in 1923. → Read More

Tale of deadly chocolates takes a surprise twist

The brother of Joseph Olbrantz also was poisoned in Michigan just a week later, according to family. The death was ruled accidental. → Read More

Icy pond claims lives of 11-year-old boy, parents

The tragedy left three young girls orphaned, and they eventually were split up and sent to new homes. → Read More

Rhonda Whetstone: A trio of historical stories is my Christmas gift to you

Stories include a lost wallet, an escapee from an insane asylum and a semi-conscious woman left on the side of a county road. → Read More

Charges dismissed against woman who killed Wood County sheriff in 1931

Charlotte Seefeld passed a car on the crest of a hill and hit Wood County Sheriff William Berg's vehicle nearly head-on. → Read More

Stevens Point Journal had many tales to tell on Thanksgiving 1873

The edition reported that a new post office was requested for "Linwood," a customer took advantage of a shoemaker's trust and two inmates escaped jail. → Read More

Young siblings die during afternoon at play

Helen and Frank Ostrowski, ages 8 and 6, drowned after walking onto an ice-covered stream and breaking through. → Read More

Young man's railway dreams ended in tragedy

Arthur Long, 22, drowned in the Wisconsin River while working for Green Bay & Western Railroad in 1912. → Read More

Cautionary tales in Marshfield history from the late 1800s

Columnist Rhonda Whetstone writes about an accidental shooting, drunken driving death and a threatening suitor. → Read More

Veteran drowned in Wisconsin River on New Year's Day 1932

The body of John Kulas was recovered from the Wisconsin River on April 8, 1932. → Read More

Wisconsin Rapids man died while riding the rails

Harry Klug served in the U.S. Navy and then joined the carnival before he was murdered in 1925 in Poplar, Montana. → Read More

Two tragedies and a miracle

Two families lose toddlers in tragic accidents in 1895 and 1925; another family receives unexpected news after toddler goes missing in 1900. → Read More