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Days of Old – 11-21-2012

Days of Old – 11-21-2012

 10 years ago – Tribune of November 6, 2002

More than 500 people visited the Haunted Maze in Emerald on Halloween night.

Phyllis Ryan of Glenwood City won the grand prize of a handmade quilt by Ella Rassbach in the Glenwood Area Historical Society Raffle.

If Glenwood City receives a $400,00 Community Development Block Grant, construction on the proposal Oak Street project could begin in the spring of 2004.

25 years ago – Tribune of October 21, 1987

The Boyceville school board voted to lower the local tax levy by $45,000 at Monday night’s meeting. District voters had approved a levy of $1,309,393 at the annual meeting in July. Because of a greater than expected drop in the district’s equalized value, meaning an increase in state aids, the board was able to lower the amount needed to be raised locally.

Hersey’s Old Cheese Factory was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

Soo Line Corporation completed the sale of its Lake States Division on Sunday, Oct. 11 and turned over operations on nearly 2,000 miles of rail lines in four states to the newly formed Wisconsin Central Ltd.

A teenage girl remains hospitalized in serious condition after a Sunday night car-pickup accident that sent four people to the hospital.

50 years ago – Tribune of November 29, 1962

Ray Bonte, Emerald, is in serious condition in the St. Croix Falls hospital suffering from a bullet wound he received while hunting Saturday afternoon in the Cushing area.

One of the best deer hunter success stories to come out of the woods this year in this area is this one where fourteen hunters got thirteen deer. Members of the group are Roy Pittman, Gene Pittman, Don Pittman, all of Clear Lake; Cliff Schouten, Glenwood City; George Dobosz, Clear Lake; Maynard Pittman, Clear Lake; Charles Pittman, St. Paul; Don Pittman, Clear Lake; Ken Schouten, Emerald; Pete Clark, Clear Lake; Don Prinsen, Emerald; Herman Burns, Boyceville; Betsy Dobosz, Clear Lake; and John Anderson, Hudson.

This Friday and Saturday, November 30 and Dec. 1, the Glenwood City Co-op Services are having a pre-Christmas Sale and will be serving free coffee, milk, donuts, and cookies.

60 years ago – Tribune of November 20, 1952

An estimated crowd of 300 people assembled in the high school gym last week Wednesday to take part in the local observance of American Education Week.

The City Council, at its regular November meeting, voted to buy a truck to be used as a tank truck by the Glenwood City Fire Department.

The Annual Grassland Farmer’s Institute, Glenwood City, will be held on Friday, December 5th, according to information released by Mr. Chester DeCamp, new president of the Glenwood City Community Club.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – October 11, 1917

The canvass by the committee of ladies for membership in the local chapter of the Red Cross last Saturday yielded excellent results for one day’s work. When evening came, the total number of members increased to 108 and there was considerably more than $100 in the treasury.

Oct. 10, 1917 is the day on which the first butter was manufactured in Glenwood City’s new creamery – the finest and most modernly equipped butter factory in the state of Wisconsin.

The beloved old boys of the G.A.R., who having disbanded their post and surrendered the charter under which it existed, has presented to the city their much cherished Post Flag.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – November 18, 1982

Discussion of whether to  have an open or closed campus in Boyceville was once again a topic for the school board at their regular meeting November 15.

In Observance of Veteran’s Day, members of Menomonie’s Co. A National Guard united gathered in Wheeler Nov. 10 to honor past and present comrades. Members include Steve Brandy of Wheeler and Norm Suckow of Boyceville.

Eighty Boyceville high school students made the first quarter honor roll, while 36 junior high students also achieved the distinction.