2015 Bank of New Glarus calendar

(JUDA - photo courtesy of Paul Matzke)

The Methodist Episcopal Church was built in the 1850s and was the second church built in Juda.  In the early 1930s, the building was sold to Fred Brunkow, who tore the building down and used the lumber to build the residence now owned by Ward and Denise Steinmann.  The key to the church now hangs on display in the Zion United Methodist Church in Juda.

(NEW GLARUS - photo courtesy of Kim Tschudy)

Edwin Barlow, a world traveler, built the Chalet of the Golden Fleece in New Glarus where he housed his collection of antiques.  In addition to traveling the world, Barlow was also the founder of the Wilhelm Tell Festival, which is held annually on Labor Day weekend in New Glarus.  The Chalet will be entered into the National Register of Historic Places.

(MONROE - photo courtesy of Dennis Dalton)

The S.W. Krueger Blacksmith Shop in Monroe was located where One Hour Cleaners is now located, next door to the Green County Historical Society building.  Shops such as this one were depended on to keep farm horses shod and equipment repaired.

(BELLEVILLE - photo courtesy of Gary Bartels)

The Belleville Pee Wee Baseball League is waiting for the bus to the Milwaukee Braves game in 1963.  Front row: Joe Fahey, Richard Gehin, Steve Bell, Dale Storm, Dan O'Connor, Art Fahey, Steve Ace, Terry Wells, Jerry Cooper, John Viney, Gary Bartels, R. Ringgenberg, Roger Hendrickson, R. Ringgenberg, Fritz Diederich.  Second row: Bob Funseth, Dave McSherry, Don Freidig, Greg Hageman, Dave Storkson, John Fahey, Jack Wells, Gene Genin, Ed McSherry, Jim Schneider, Mark Cooper, Terry Johnson, Ed Engen, Bob Sarbacker.  Third row: Tom Solberg, Dennis Fahey, Jack Gibbons, Roger Babler, Jim Babler, John Baumgartner, Tom Sonnenberg, Ed Ringgenberg, Larry Kosmeider, unknown, Pete Ringgenberg, Gary Best.  Fourth row: Bill Fahey, Tom Adams, Bill (Skip) Fahey, Harley Rassmussen.

(JUDA - photo courtesy of the Brodhead Historical Society)

Whoops!  This steam tractor in the Juda area collapsed this bridge, which was built to carry the weight of draft horses but not steam tractors.

(JUDA - photo courtesy of Paul Matzke)

This photo looks west on Juda's Main Street in the early 1900s.  Ella Soddy owned the Tourist Information and Cozy Corner Cafe.  Alma Stabler and John Hein's bar is on the right.

(MONROE - photo courtesy of Dennis Dalton)

The west side of the Monroe Square buildings still hold the same charm today that they did in the early 1900s, though the businesses have changed numerous times over the past century.  The Square is still the center of commercial business as it was 100 years ago.

(NEW GLARUS - photo courtesy of Kim Tschudy)

The Levita Stuessy Co. store in New Glarus was located where Anderson Mall is now located.  Band reunions were anxiously awaited events in small towns.  Sol Levitan, a much loved local businessman, was a Lithuanian Jew who came to New Glarus and learned to speak Swiss, to better serve his customers.  He went on to be elected Wisconsin State Treasurer several times.

(DAYTON - photo courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

This iron truss bridge spanned the Sugar River at Dayton, two miles southeast of Belleville, for many years.  A modern concrete bridge eventually replaced it.

(NEW GLARUS - photo courtesy of Kim Tschudy)

This Amish man was a member of one of the over 50 Amish families that began moving to the New Glarus area in 1964.  The Village of New Glarus installed a hitching post behind the Village Hall to better accommodate the Amish when they came to town to shop.  It was not unusual to see six or more buggies tied up at any one time.

(photo courtesy of the Brodhead Historical Society)

The Legler Farm Sale took place on February 23, 1911.  It must have been a fairly mild winter given the lack of snow cover.  Farm auctions like this one often took place in February because March 1 was the time rental farmers often moved to a new farm for the next season.

(photo courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

This was the home of George Magee, an early storekeeper in the Town of Exeter.  The house was bulldozed in the 1960s, but Magee's store next door to the house is still standing.