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Days of Old – 1-9-2013

Days of Old – 1-9-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of December 25, 2002

The Boyceville Fire Department recently delivered 1,650 items to the Interfaith Food Pantry, thanks to the annual Christmas Party.

Over the next three years, the Boyceville School District will be among those benefitting from a $118,000 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse grant awarded to Dunn County.

Charges against Bradley C. Brown of Minnesota, who robbed a River Falls bank two years ago, have been dismissed in St. Croix County Circuit Court because federal authorities have prosecuted the case.

25 years ago – Tribune of December 9, 1987

A new sign was put in place last week on Glenwood City’s Main Street. With the sign the former Myron Lee Drug, Inc., now becomes Glen Hills Pharmacy under the ownership of John McCutchin.

Santa Claus will make his annual appearance in Emerald and Forest this Saturday, Dec. 12. He will be in Forest at 1:30 p.m. and at the Legion Hall in Emerald at 2:30 p.m.

The future of the industrial park was one of the items discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

50 years ago – Tribune of January 17, 1963

Petitions have been filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin by the Villages of Boyceville and Wheeler and by 44 persons for extended area service by the General Telephone Company between Boyceville, Colfax, Glenwood City, Knapp, Menomonie and Wheeler.

The Glenwood City Volunteer Fire Department answered a total of 15 fire alarms during 1962, with only two of these fires being in the City of Glenwood City.

With many thermometers in the city registering from 26 to 30 degrees below zero, the coldest readings were reported at the City pump house and by John Claire of 40 degrees below zero-the coldest of the year.

In last week’s Tribune, the published tax list for the Town of Forest erred in reporting the tax list was lower than the year before.  The tax roll actually is an increase of $14,091.95 over last year’s tax roll.

60 years ago – Tribune of January 8, 1953

Clarence Ashenbrenner of Minneapolis and John Tuttle of Glenwood City were badly shaken up by an accident on December 29 and were taken to the St. Croix Falls hospital. Johnny returned to his home here on Monday.

It is a well-known fact that the available space in the Glenwood City schools is woefully inadequate. The State Department of Instruction recommends building a school here in a report to the school board made by A.R. Page, assistant superintendent from the State Department of Public Instruction, in charge of administration.

Richard Seydel took first place for outdoor Christmas decorations at his home on Syme avenue. Fred Norenberg won second place, third place went to Roscoe Garske and the fourth place went to Roger Benson.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – November 29, 1917

At about ten o’clock Friday evening, two women noticed a blaze  in the upper part of the framework of the New St. John’s church now under construction. It was found at one of the workmen’s tool outfits had caught fire and was spreading to the framework of the building, due to the coals left on a mortar stove being fanned by the wind. Luckily the flames had not had much headway and were extinguished. Only about $10 worth of tools were lost.

The ladies of St. John’s congregation have been very fortunate in securing a large baboon from one of the zoological gardens of St. Paul. It will be on exhibit Thanksgiving afternoon at the opera house.

The brickwork of the new Catholic church is practically finished and work on the roof has begun.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – January 6, 1983

Boyceville’s Village Board authorized submission of a Community Development Block Grant Application during it’s January 3 meeting.

Connie Lystrom of Boyceville took a break during her Dist. One Technical Institute’s Eau Claire to attend an awards program Dec. 16. Lystrom was named Outstanding Student in the Nursing Technical Program.

Andy Blasko, formerly of Boyceville, is hospitalized for burn treatments.