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Boyceville graduate lends a helping hand with Centennial Celebration

By Kelsie Hoitomt

Dustyn Dubuque is a Class of 2007 graduate from Boyceville and a more recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a history major and philosophy/geography minor.

He is currently a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and he will be earning his Master’s Degree in Public History in the near future as he has only his master’s thesis to complete.

Having a new vast knowledge of history made Dustyn a perfect candidate for the Centennial committee.

So after getting a call from an old teacher, Joe Pieters, Dustyn dove head first into finding and charting the history of the Boyceville School District.

“I had went awhile without seeing Joe until in 2013 when the 1860s Vintage Baseball team I am a part of needed a boisterous umpire,” Dustyn explained.

It was a few months after that encounter that Joe gave Dustyn a call and asked him to consult him and keep the project on track.

Since then the two have been working together, putting countless hours in in order to give a well demonstrated history of the school at the Centennial Celebration on September 13.

Dustyn and Joe have collected not only years of information, but trophies, artifacts, photographs, yearbooks and memorabilia from letter jackets, graduation gowns etc.

The display they have created will be open in the high school commons and gymnasium for anyone to see on that Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m.

Dustyn stated that once the celebration is over with, the work will not stop as he plans to continue helping Joe create a concise history of the school.