Days of Old – 12-19-12
10 years ago – Tribune of December 4, 2002
The Glen Hills Area Chamber of Commerce held Ribbon Cutting ceremonies at four Glenwood City businesses last Friday. The participants were Ben’s Garage, Curves for Women, Val’s Oak Street Cafe, and GoldStar Cooperative.
A fire started in the basement of Irene Forrest’s home on county Highway G on Thanksgiving morning. The fire damage was confined to the basement and a wall in the kitchen area.
No serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in Glenwood City Monday afternoon, Dec. 2. A Ford Taurus driven by Melissa Jeske collided with a van driven by Jan Mikla in the intersection of Syme Avenue and Boundary Road. Mikla was taken for medical treatment.
Jeanette Adams of rural Glenwood City and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, celebrated her 100th birthday November 6.
25 years ago – Tribune of November 18, 1987
Dave Madison of Hayward is the new Route 2 mail carrier for the Boyceville Post Office. Madison will start later this month or in early December and replaces Chick Zinsmaster, who became a carried at the Ridgeland Post Office in October.
The Boyceville School Board is asking for the return of three parcels of land that mysteriously changed from being on the Boyceville district tax roll to the Menomonie roll 10 years ago.
The Boyceville Fire Department was called twice to the Dwight Crosby farm for a silo fire. The fire was first reported Tuesday afternoon and the firemen were called back to the scene Wednesday morning. The Glenwood City Fire Dept. has had three silo fires resulting in eight fire calls.
50 years ago – Tribune of December 27, 1962
Santa Claus went modern on December 15 here and arrived in Glenwood City via helicopter, landing in the used car lot of Keyes Auto Sales. In all over 1200 bags of candy were given out that day.
The Rev. Wilbert Winkler will be installed as the new pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Forest, with installation services to be held Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2:30 p.m.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin last week Thursday approved the elimination of railroad agency serve at five stations in Wisconsin and the removal of a depot. Among the communities which will lose stations are Glenwood City.
Winners of the Christmas Decoration contest are: 1st Place – Gary Johnson, 2nd place – Merwin McGee of Emerald, 3rd place – Gene Anderson, and honorable mention – Joe Riedle of Connorsville and Willard Halvorson.
60 years ago – Tribune of December 18, 1952
Word has been officially received that Santa Claus will be in Glenwood City Saturday, December 20.
Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the barn on the Leo Lyons farm about two miles north of Glenwood City.
Car drivers should take warning that everyone who has been issued two new license plates during the past year for their cars and trucks should have them put on their vehicles.
95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – November 8, 1917
The Altar society of St. John’s Catholic Church is preparing for a fair to be held at the Glenwood City opera house Thanksgiving day. Different forms of entertainment will take place during the day. Admission charge will be 50 cents, and proceeds will go to the building fund of the new church.
The Glenwood City Red Cross association will put on a moving picture show at the opera house Wed. evening, Nov. 14, to raise funds for the purchase of Christmas treats for the soldiers.
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30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – December 16, 1982
Keiko Sanda of Japan and Dieter Franke of West Germany, are two foreign exchange students who arrived in Boyceville about four months ago to live and study in the U.S. at Boyceville High School.
Milo Tappon, owner of Tappon Tree Farm just outside of Wheeler, estimates over 300 pines will be sold this year to area buyers.
Holiday depression can be caused by a multitude of things such as not having sufficient funds or getting together with the family for Christmas dinner. Some type of counselling, their professional or with friends and relatives, often is necessary to break out of this depression.
Mary Rasmussen, Boyceville librarian, declared Dec. 17 “Amnesty Day.” Anyone with overdue library books may returning them without having a fine imposed for the delay.