Days of Old
10 years ago – Tribune of August 28, 2002
June and Harold Stack will serve as the Rustic Lore Grand Marshals this year. They have lived in Glenwood City for most of their lives, and are honored to be selected as the Grand Marshals.
The Wheeler Village Board has approved a contract with Ayers Assoc. for preliminary design, grant application, and final design for the village’s water main project.
Members of the Springfield HCE Club, along with other volunteers have faithfully-watered and cared for the flower barrels that decorate Glenwood City’s Main Street. At least twice weekly (and sometimes more) the volunteers meet to water and prune the flowers.
25 years ago – Tribune of August 12, 1987
Over 2,000 people attended the Farm-City Day at the Draxler farm near Glenwood City on Saturday.
Last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 4, fire struck the barn on the Harold and Betty Brandt farm in the Town of Springfield, and before nightfall the entire barn was gone. Their son Joel was home and was able to get all the cattle out of the barn and only one heifer was lost.
General Telephone Company of Wisconsin is the donor of the book return box at the Boyceville Public Library. It would have cost the library about $500 to purchase a drop box, according to librarian Polly Gropen.
Nine candidates are vying for Jr. Miss Boyceville: Trinity Boob, Kara Karpenske, Shanna Turchany, Jodi Wilman, Joni Evan, Tessa Schutts, Pamela Bartos, Lori Formoe, and Stephanie Bartlett.
50 years ago – Tribune of September 20, 1962
A new building has been constructed by the General Telephone Company here to house the new equipment that is needed when the Glenwood City exchange is to be converted to the new dial system next February.
Miss Judy DeLong, student at Glenwood City High School will make a TV appearance over WEAU-TV, Channel 13, Thursday evening, September 20th, at 9 p.m. She will be taking part in the 12th Annual Eau Claire Fall Fashion Modeling Contest.
Another new building has been added to the facilities of the Glenwood City Machine Shop and is located at the rear of the addition made at their location about two years ago. This new building will be used for storage and also houses the tactiles used for dipping the chopper boxes the shop has been manufacturing for the Gehl farm machinery since 1957.
60 years ago – Tribune of September 11, 1952
Fire Friday afternoon completely destroyed the barn of Albert Holdorf in the Town of Forest. The fire is believed to have started from an electric light bulb in the hay mow. Two calves in the barn were safely rescued.
Clyde Windsor, Boyceville, was killed late Sunday afternoon when the car he was driving left the road and turned over. The accident happened on highway 79 about 2 miles north of Boyceville.
Richard Lee Dorwin, 20 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dorwin, drowned Monday in a stock tank on their farm home west of Emerald.
95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – August 2, 1917
There was no lack of the old-time Glenwood spirit in evidence at the meeting of the Glenwood Inter-County fair directors and other citizens held at the First State bank last Friday evening. Premiums for pure-bred horses and cattle have increased and greater opportunity provided for competition in the vegetable departments. The fair dates for the Eighth Annual Glenwood Inter-County Fair are August 29-31, and the premium book will be ready for General Distribution on or about August 12.
The examination of drafted men in St. Croix County will begin next Monday. The plan is to have the 326 men responding to the first call examined in divisions of 100, 100 and 108 respectively in the order of each man’s drafting.
Information Wanted – Leading to a knowledge of the whereabouts of John Gilman, formerly of the Town of Glenwood. Was in Town of Forest when last heard of. Will pay for effective information. Address Mrs. T. Gilman, 1344 Harvestor Ave., St. Paul, Minn.
30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – September 9, 1982
A $200 scholarship has been presented to Julie Hakanson, a UW-Eau Claire junior, from the Dunn Count Association for Retarded Citizens scholarship committee. An annual scholarship is presented to a Dunn County resident, who is either a junior or a senior majoring in special education.
Two Boyceville VFW baseball team members received special recognition recently when they were named to the Wisconsin High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District and All-State Team. Kevin Helland was named to the All-District first team, and Marty Hedlund was named to the All District second team.
When the siren blows, the Boyceville firemen come from all directions. Some arrive by motorcycle, others on foot or by car. The piercing sound of the siren acts as a catalyst to the 24 men who comprise Boyceville’s volunteer fire department.