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Days of Old – 10-24-2012

Days of Old – 10-24-2012

10 years ago – Tribune of October 9, 2002

On September 28 in Omaha, Nebraska, Jake Lake, age 4 from Boyceville, earned the title of National Pedal Pull Champion. Jake is the son of Jeff and Kelley Lake.

Knapp’s Main Street Bar & Grill, owned by Ken and Debbie Dahl, was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. The fire was reported to the Boyceville Fire Dept. about 7 a.m. and requested help from Menomonie and Glenwood City Fire Depts. No injuries were reported.

Electors in the Boyceville School District approved a $2 million property tax levy for the 2002-2003 school year during the district’s annual Meeting Oct. 7.

With the mid-August release of property values from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue, many St. Croix County communities demonstrated strong increases from 2001 to 2002. Glenwood City property values increased by 18 percent.

25 years ago – Tribune of September 23, 1987

A number of repair projects have been occurring at the Boyceville Post Office, including tuck pointing work, repairs and interior painting on the former bank building.

At 11:00 all the kindergarten children gathered around the flagpole to ring bells and salute the 200th birthday of the Constitution of the United States. They gave the Pledge of Allegiance too.

Frano’s Coast-to-Coast Hardware Store is going out of business. Vera Frano has been running the store since her husband Andrew died.

Students at the Wheeler school celebrated the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution. The celebration included ringing bells for 200 seconds and observing 200 seconds of silence.

50 years ago – Tribune of November 1, 1962

Philip G. Kuehn, Republican candidate for governor, stopped off very briefly in Glenwood City last week Wednesday in the interest of his campaign.

Plans for a cone-day open house for all farm folks in this area have been announced by George Wickenhouser of the Emerald Farms Exchange and Oliver Winberg of the Forest Feed Mill, Doughboy dealers.

The Glenwood City high school is this year using a new type of report card. The cards, using  the letter grading system, will be mail to the parent at the end of the 9 week period. The cards will not have to be returned.

60 years ago – Tribune of October 23, 1952

The Boyceville Farmer’s Co-op Creamery Association has now installed a Grade A milk intake at their plant and are now operating both this and a Grade B intake.

Plans are now complete for the broadcast over station WEAU, Eau Claire, this Sunday of a special half-hour program saluting Glenwood City, its newspaper, The Tribune, its school and band, and individuals telling of Glenwood City.

The Daylight Store’s final going out of business sale got under way yesterday and will continue until November 1.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – September 13, 1917

During the last ten days, Glenwood City has taken another step forward in its remarkable advances a strong and attractive banking center. It has added further strength and prestige to itself by increasing its capital to $35,000 to $42,000.

Father John J. Lahr leaves this week for East Farmington, Polk County, where he assumes the pastorate of the Catholic church at that place. His successor here and at St. Hubert’s is Father Rives, of Amery, who is expected to arrive soon and begin his parochial duties.

A contemptible act of theft was discovered the fore part of the week when Mrs. Anton Ostling, on going to the cellar of her home on Pine street, discovered that her entire supple – twenty-five cans in all – of that delectable preserve which she had canned during the early part of the summer was gone.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – October 21, 1982

Fred Seeger of Boyceville was recently granted permission by the village board to farm various areas of the airport to increase upkeep and reduce the gopher population, which is damaging the field by tunnelling.

Boyceville’s school board approved Oct. 18 a 12.0 mill rate, lower than the 12.9 mill rate previously proposed at their annual meeting.

Boyceville Senior Tracy L. Stevens, daughter of Eldin and Marilyn Stevens of Wheeler, placed in the top five percent of participants in the 1983 National Merit Scholarship Program. Stevens took a qualifying test in 1981 along with one million other students in the 28th nationwide competition.