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Days of Old – 10-3-2012

Days of Old published the week of October 3, 2012

10 years ago – Tribune of September 18, 2002

Curt Nelson, who graduated this spring from Boyceville High School, is the fourth generation of the Nelson family to become a milk hauler.

An Automated External Defibrillator was donated to the Glenwood City School by the Glenwood City Masonic Lodge #254.

Honored for more than 20 years of service to the Glenwood City Ambulance Service were Connie Hurtgen, Paula DeWitt, and Mike Mounce at a presentation made at the school on September 11.

A flag pole at the Glenwood City Fire Station was dedicated on September 10. The flag and pole are a donation from the Downing Winterling Legion Post 232.

Four-year-old Jake Lake, son of Jeff and Kelley Lake of Boyceville, pulled his way to a state championship for the second time in the Pedal Pullers Association.

25 years ago – Tribune of September 2, 1987

Amanda Stratton of Boyceville was recognized for participation, skills, or abilities in one of five vocational student organizations at a special reception on July 29 at the Capitol, hosted by State Superintendent of Schools Herbert J. Grover.

Lori Hurtgen of Downing will be among 200 bicyclists riding in the American Lung Association of Wisconsin’s 150-mile Door County Bike Trek Sept. 17.

1987-88 Miss Glenwood City candidates are Melinda Smith, Melissa Quinn, Roxanne Prinsen, Charlotte Obermueller, Carey Kuehl, Karrie Jackelen, Shannon Forrest, Cheryl Gruel, Tracey Drinkman, Brenda Booth, and Rhonda Aeschlman.

Wenzel “Bunny” Humpal has been calling auctions for 25 years, since he started in 1962 when he started with Robert McIntyre of Wheeler.

The children and grandchildren of Lyle Hight surprised him by entering a float in the Cucumber Festival parade to note the 50th anniversary of Hight’s Insurance Agency.

50 years ago – Tribune of October 11, 1962

Historymobile II featuring an exhibition “Newspapers making History, 1833-1962” will be in Glenwood City next Monday afternoon, October 15, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Congressman Lester Johnson was in Glenwood City Monday afternoon in the interest of his campaign for re-election and renewing old acquaintances.

60 years ago – Tribune of October 2, 1952

An estimated twenty five tons of rock in the limestone quarry at Wilson buried two boys and the power shovel operator Saturday morning in a rock slide. Those killed were Paul Krueger, about 40, shovel operator; Vincent Hanson, 12; and James W. Gillenbach, 9. All three were killed instantly.

One of this community’s well known and best loved residents passed away last week in the death of Mrs. Tillie Harmor at the ward Nursing Home in Baldwin, where she had been confined for over four years. She was the widow of Jerome W. Harmor, one-time Glenwood City business personality.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – August 23, 1917

The city has stationed “silent policemen,” i.e., red-flag surmounted white uprights on which are lettered turning directions for autoists, at three of the principal downtown street intersections: Maple and First, Oak and First, and Oak and Second.

We should appreciate the fact that August is, in this Northwest Country, the year’s most beautiful and delightful month.

Rev. R. Brockopp, of Parker’s Prairie, Minn., has accepted the call of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of this city, and he and his wife will arrive here about Sept. 10. He will be installed Sunday, Sept. 16.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – September 30, 1982

Appearing in an Oct. 24 performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Gary Bird, son of Ann and the late Fred Bird, Boyceville, will display his virtuosity on the tuba. Bird is a 1963 Boyceville graduate.

Patrons of Downing’s Lazy A Saloon soon will have plenty of room to dance when the 48 by 24 foot dance hall addition is completed.