Category:People from Edgerton, Wisconsin
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Rich Bickle – Richard Rich Bickle, Jr. is an American stock car racing driver. Now retired, Bickle, who has never completed a season in the NASCAR Monster Energy Series, had a long history in short track racing. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described him in 2012 as a stud on the tracks in the late 1980s and early 90s. He won three NASCAR truck races, had a career-best fourth-place finish in NASCAR Winston Cup in 218 career NASCAR starts, Bickle was brought into the sport as a child, when he watched his father, Rich Sr. race throughout Wisconsin. The younger Bickle began racing motocross at the age of five, while winning the 250cc championship on Sunday nights when he was 16, he raced stock cars at Jefferson Speedway on Saturday nights in 1977. He went behind his fathers barn to pick out one of his fathers old racecars and it was so beat up you could hardly tell what it was. Bickle started racing a 1974 Pontiac as a sportsman at Jefferson for the half of the 1977 season. Bickle stopped racing motorcycles after he graduated in 1979 and he built a 1972 Ford Torino with a 302 cubic inch motor that year, which he began using at mid-season. He used the car to win a heat and the semi-feature at Columbus 151 Speedway in the cars first night out and that off-season he changed the rear clip on the car to improve it for Rockford before deciding to give away the car and build a new one. In 1980 he raced weekly at Rockford, Lake Geneva, and Capital Speedway and he was named the Sportsman Rookie of the Year at Lake Geneva and Rockford. Bickle turned his Rockford car into a model in 1981 and raced the car to a Top 5 points finish at Lake Geneva. He raced the car at Slinger Super Speedway and selected ARTGO races and he won his first late model feature that season at Lake Geneva. For 1982, he decided to try to run as many races as he could within 300 miles of his home and he had won a couple of features and had set fast time at Wisconsin Dells Speedway. At the off-season banquet for Slinger Super Speedway, he told track owner Wayne Erickson that he would win the 1983 track championship. Bickle focused on winning Slingers track championship that year and he finished in the Top 5 in 17 of 18 features that season to win the track championship, in 1984 he raced primarily at Slinger, Wisconsin International Raceway, and Capital. Bickle won his first half mile feature at WIR even though he had raced at Capital for several seasons, Bickle updated his car, hauler, engine, and equipment for 1985 with a new sponsor. He won the opener at Capital and several other features later in the season en route to winning the track championship. He had a season at WIR and raced well at the ARTGO races that he ran
2. Edgerton, Wisconsin – Edgerton is a city in Rock County and partly in Dane County in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,461 at the 2010 census, of this,5,364 were in Rock County, and 97 were in Dane County. Known locally as Tobacco City U. S. A. because of the importance of growing in the region, Edgerton continues to be a center for the declining tobacco industry in the area. Originally called Fulton Station, Edgerton was named after a 19th-century businessman, Elisha W. Edgerton, or his brother Benjamin Hyde Edgerton, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Edgerton was the center of the tobacco industry in southern Wisconsin. At one time, there were as many as 52 tobacco warehouses dotting the streets of Edgerton, queen Anne style mansions along Edgertons Washington Street testify to the wealth and prominence some merchants once had. The 1890s Carlton Hotel, once located on Henry Street, also served as an additional reminder of the tobacco industrys influence. Although built by a firm, the hotel was frequented by tobacco buyers and sellers. In 1886, Catholic parents in Edgerton protested the reading of the King James Bible in the schools because they considered the Douay version the correct translation. The school board argued that Catholic children could ignore the Bible readings or sit in the room while the rest of the children listened to the reading of a Protestant version of the Bible. The circuit court rejected their argument, deciding in 1888 that the readings were not sectarian because both translations were of the same work. Seventy years later, when the U. S. Supreme Court banned prayer from the schools in 1963. Edgerton is located at 42°50′10″N 89°4′23″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.14 square miles, all of it land. None of the area is covered with water, except for Saunders Creek, Lake Koshkonong is the third largest lake in Wisconsin, and though very shallow, provides a place for water sports. Skiing, tubing, and fishing are common activities on the lake or the Rock River, the Rock River runs all the way to the Mississippi. As of the census of 2010, there were 5,461 people,2,227 households, the population density was 1,319.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,410 housing units at a density of 582.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94. 9% White,0. 9% African American,0. 8% Native American,0. 5% Asian,1. 4% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 4. 1% of the population. 29. 3% of all households were made up of individuals, the average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01
3. Derek Carrier – Derek Carrier is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Carrier played college football at Beloit College, the Oakland Raiders signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Carrier was signed by the Oakland Raiders as a free agent on April 28,2012. On August 30,2012, he was waived by the Raiders, on September 11,2012 he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles and added to the practice squad. On August 25,2013, he was released by the Eagles, on September 3,2013 he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and added to the practice squad. On November 16,2013, he was promoted to the active roster, on March 9,2015, Carrier signed a two-year, $3.3 million contract extension. On August 21,2015, Carrier was traded to the Washington Redskins for a fifth round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. In Week 5 against Atlanta Falcons, he recorded his first career touchdown on a pass from Kirk Cousins. After tearing his ACL and MCL in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears, Carrier started the 2016 season on the PUP list to recover from torn ligaments in his knee. He was officially activated to the roster on November 12,2016 prior to Week 10. Washington Redskins bio San Francisco 49ers bio
4. Sterling North – Thomas Sterling North, who used Sterling North professionally, was an American writer. He is best known for the childrens novel Rascal, a bestseller in 1963, Norths maternal grandparents, James Hervey Nelson and Sarah Orelup Nelson, were Wisconsin pioneers. His daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Elizabeth Nelson, was Sterling Norths mother and she married David Willard North, also the product of a pioneering local family, whose brother ran the family farm. Sarah died when Sterling was eight years old, North was born on the second floor of a farmhouse on the shores of Lake Koshkonong, a few miles from Edgerton, Wisconsin, in 1906. North had three siblings, two sisters, Jessica Nelson North who was an author, poet, and editor, Theo, who was the martinet in the family, and a brother, Herschel, who survived World War I. When Sterling North was 11, several of his uncles wrote extended biographies about their parents, one of these uncles was Justus Henry Nelson, an early missionary in the Amazon Basin. This writing effort was at the time as the setting of Rascal. After attending the University of Chicago, North worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News, the New York World-Telegram, and the New York Sun, before becoming a full-time freelance writer. In 1940, in his position as Chicago Daily News Literary Editor, one of Norths first books, The Pedro Gorino, published in 1929, was a narrative of the life of Harry Dean, an African-American sea captain. A1934 North novel, Plowing on Sunday, featured a rare dust jacket illustration by Iowa artist Grant Wood, Norths book Midnight and Jeremiah was made into the Disney movie So Dear to My Heart in 1949. In addition, North wrote Abe Lincoln, Log Cabin to White House, The Wolfling, A Documentary Novel of the Eighteen-Seventies, Racoons are the Brightest People, Hurry Spring, in 1957, he became the general editor of Houghton Mifflins North Star Books. This firm published biographies of American heroes for young adult readers, although uncredited, Norths wife, Gladys Buchanan North, also contributed to the editing process. Norths best-selling and best-known work, Rascal, A Memoir of a Better Era, was published by E. P. Dutton in August 1963 and it is a remembrance of a year in his childhood when he raised a baby raccoon, which he named Rascal. It received a Newbery Honor in 1964, a Sequoyah Book Award in 1966, and it was made into the Disney movie of the same name in 1969. Additionally, it was made into a 52-episode Japanese anime entitled Araiguma Rasukaru, the success of the anime was responsible for the introduction of the North American raccoon into Japan. It chronicles young Sterlings loving, troubled relationship with his father, dreamer David Willard North, the boy reconnects with society through the unlikely intervention of his pet raccoon, a ringtailed wonder. In the 1990s, Norths childhood home at 409 West Rollin Street, Edgerton, Wisconsin, was restored to its 1917 appearance by the Sterling North Society and transformed into a museum. A bronze sign in front of the home, marking Norths significance in the history of this southern Wisconsin community, was dedicated in October 1984
5. Steve Stricker – Steven Charles Stricker is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He has twelve victories on tour, including the WGC-Match Play title in 2001 and his most successful season on tour came at age 42 in 2009, with three victories and a runner-up finish on the money list. Stricker has been ranked as high as second in the Official World Golf Ranking, born in Edgerton, Wisconsin, Stricker grew up playing golf at both Lake Ripley Country Club in nearby Cambridge and at the Edgerton Towne Country Club in Edgerton. A1990 graduate of the University of Illinois, Stricker earned All-American honors as a member of the Illini golf team in 1988 and 1989, Stricker turned professional in 1990 and began his career on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, where he won two tournaments. In 1998, Stricker played himself into contention in the round of the PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club near Seattle. Thanks to a surge, PGA Tour veteran Vijay Singh bested Stricker down the stretch. This runner-up finish remains Strickers best result in a championship to date. Stricker has finished inside the six times at the U. S. Open. He won his third and most prestigious PGA Tour title at the WGC Match Play Championship in 2001 and this remains as the only time that the WGC Match Play Championship was played outside of the United States. Thereafter, Stricker went through a slump and lost his card in 2004 after several years of poor form. At age 39 in 2006, relying on sponsor exemptions, he managed seven top-ten finishes and was voted the tours Comeback Player of the Year and this run of success earned him a spot on the Presidents Cup team in 2007. After his victory at The Barclays, which was the first of the four FedEx Cup playoff events, Stricker reached No.4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest career ranking at that point. Stricker finished runner-up in the 2007 FedEx Cup Playoffs behind Tiger Woods and he was also inducted into the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2007. At the Mercedes Benz Championship, the event of the 2008 season. This result took Stricker to No.3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the third-round 61 was Strickers best score on tour to that point, but a difficult 77 in the final round dropped him into a tie for third. Stricker won his fifth PGA Tour title at Colonial in Texas at the end of May 2009, with a win over Tim Clark. The win was aided by a crucial 60-foot chip-in on the 71st hole and he won again in July at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. After the second round was rained-out on Friday, the field was forced to play 36 holes on Sunday
6. Rollie Williams – Rolland Franklin Rollie Williams was a player in the National Football League for the Racine Legion in 1923. He played at the level at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Williams was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin and he was inducted in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1960. He later coached football at Millikin University and basketball at the University of Iowa