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Days of Old – 10-17-2012

Days of Old – 10-17-2012

10 years ago – Tribune of October 2, 2002

Boyceville moved up one spot to second place in the most recent state football poll.

William Ullom, representing the local Knights of Columbus, presents a check for $609.13 to Jackie Steinhoff, director of Pupil Services at Glenwood City Schools. The money was from the annual Tootsie Roll fund raiser the KCs have.

2002 Century Farm and Home awarded honorees Brad and Fred Drinkman were recently honored at the 2002 Wisconsin State Fair for their Century farm or home.

New Homecoming royalty were crowned in both Glenwood City and Boyceville.  Jill Schug and Chris Newgard were crowned the in the 2002 Glenwood City Homecoming court, while Carly Poeschel and Munkh Tsogtaatar of the 2002  Boyceville Homecoming court.

Glenwood City’s Allan Dow made and donated a decorative iron bench that graces Glenwood City’s Oaks Street sidewalk in front of County Casuals.

The Junior Bulldogs football program presented a $2,000 donation to Boyceville’s Field of Dreams Project last Friday night.

25 years ago  – Tribune of September 16, 1987

Melinda Smith, daughter of Jerry and Betty Jean Smith, was crowned Miss Glenwood City Saturday night in addition to being chosen as Miss Congeniality. Cheryl Gruel, daughter of Roy and Karen Gruel, was chosen as first runner-up and Charlotte Obermueller, daughter of Francis and Kathy Obermueller, was second runner-up.

The Boyceville Village’s flood mitigation project is 99.9 percent finished said Charlie Jones of Cedar Corporation. The $290,928 project involved lowering four streets and reconstruction a drainage ditch in the southeast side of the village.

A trailer that was being unloaded at the Forest Feed Mill last week took a nose dive. Mill employees were able to right the unit, which reportedly held about eight tons of product remaining in the front of the trailer, without any damage.

50 years ago – Tribune of October 25, 1962

The Glenwood City High School Royalty that reigned at the homecoming festivities here last Friday are King Allen Willert and Queen Arliss Thompson.

Friday and Saturday of this week, October 26 and 27, are the days when all citizens of St. Croix County are urged to receive their oral polio vaccine.

The St. Croix County Republican Party held a rally in the basement of the Limberg Clinic here on Wednesday evening, October 17, at which an interested and enthusiastic crowd was present.

60 years ago – Tribune of October 16, 1952

Preliminary plans for a half-hour radio salute to Glenwood City on Radio Station WEAU of Eau Claire Sunday, October 26, are now under way.

Dr. Wendel Hanson, owner of radio station WMNE, and a Quaker minister, and his wife will present  “Bertelle’s Birds” Friday at 8 p.m. in the Civic Hall at Downing. The program is being sponsored by the Downing Bible Church.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – September 6, 1917

The 8th Annual Glenwood inter-County Fair will go down as the best one from the  view point of net financial returns in the history of local fairs.

Between forty and fifty of the sixty-three stockholders of Glenwood City’s new national bank – the Farmers’ National Bank of Glenwood City – met at the city hall Saturday evening and completed the organization of the institution.. Stock to the amount of $25,000 was found to have been subscribed.

Commander Gilbert Northrup informs the Tribune that Capt. O.F. Brown post, G.A.R., of this city, has decided to disband, owning to the lack of local membership.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – October 14, 1982

Stones illuminate history: Many of the inscriptions are weatherworn, the granite of marble beaten by years of windswept rain and snow. But the gravestones endure at Boyceville’s Tiffany Cemetery. Some monuments are sculpted similar to a skyscraper, some are simple markers that say “Mother” or “Father”. Veterans of near all of the American wars can be found in Boyceville’s Tiffany cemetery. Other stones are graves of children who were victims of early diseases of the 1800s and the early 19th century all but wiped out by modern medicine.

Artists, craftspersons, and musicians in west central Wisconsin are invited to participate in the second annual master’s Hand Arts Fair Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at memorial High School, Eau Claire.