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Days of Old – 12-26-12

Days of Old – 12-26-12

10 years ago – Tribune of December 11, 2002

Mike Chase of La Crosse landed a helicopter in Downing last week. Chase and another person were inspecting Dairyland Power Lines in the area and landed to enjoy lunch at the Downing Cafe.

The Boyceville Village Board Monday night heard a request about making public  what pay the village officials receive while serving on the village board, and they also received another request about keeping the bluffs in the Anderson Hill Development.

Santa’s made his annual appearance in Glenwood City last Saturday morning at the city library.

25 years ago – Tribune of November 25, 1987

Congressman Steve Gunderson visited with students at Boyceville High School Friday afternoon. He also presented an American flag to members of the baseball team.

Louis A. Cave, 21 of Menomonie, was arrested Nov. 18 and was charged last Friday in connection wit the October 9 fire that destroyed the Round Oak in Wilson and caused injury to its owners.

A truck full of soybeans driven by Dave Hoffman of rural Glenwood City overturned in Glenwood City.

Attendance was very low at a public hearing concerning the wastewater treatment plant in Boyceville.

50 years ago – Tribune of January 3, 1963

Lawrence Bogut is now settled in his new insurance office in Emerald. It is located in the Bogut building on main street.

Farmers and homeowners on a rural mail route out of Somerset had the last laugh on December 11 and 14 when three New Richmond youths appeared at their doors in the company of Marold Johnson, postmaster and Leonard Murphy, rural carrier, tendering an apology and a five dollar bill. The boys damaged 38 mail boxes.

The Town of Glenwood received $20,357 in sales tax, while the Village of Downing received a $2,961 credit for state sales tax.

60 years ago – Tribune of December 25, 1952

Solicitations within the City of Glenwood City has brought $581.50  in to the Community Chest for the year 1952.

With the holiday baking and cooking uppermost in the minds of housewives at this time, butter now rates at the top of the list of economical food buys for the holiday season.

The tax roll for the City of Glenwood shows an increase of $8,481.80 over the roll of last year.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – November 15, 1917

There have been lots of November brides this year. Cupid has been triumphant in two affairs at St. John’s Church Monday and Tuesday. Miss Rosellia Hellmer and Joseph Marko were joined in holy wedlock and Miss Mary Mitch and Frank Praschak were united in marriage.

Glenwood City’s share of the $35,000,000 Y.M.C.A. fund being raised in the country, which amounts to $76, has already been subscribed, and indications are that considerably more than this quote can be raised.

Frank Ohman, residing one mile northwest of Glenwood City, died at this home Saturday afternoon after an illness of but a week’s duration. He had been in delicate health for a number of years,  pneumonia developing, which caused his death.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – December 23, 1982

There’s no barbed wire yet, but Boyceville High School students definitely face a restricted future due to  school board action taken Dec. 20. Board members unanimously approved to establish a restricted campus and  further examine additional means of limiting students’ access to the village.

About 50 elderly Boyceville residents are receiving a Christmas surprise from Boyceville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America. Members prepared several five boxes with products donated by Dick’s Red Owl, Sandy’s Square Deal, Sunshine Biscuits and FBLA members and advisors.

Throughout this week’s edition may be found Christmas stories authored by young writers, students in Boyceville Community Schools third and fourth grade at Wheeler, taught by Marge Poeschel.