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Days of Old – 1-23-2013

Days of Old – 1-23-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of January 8, 2003

Opening soon is the new Quality Car Wash in Glenwood City. Owners Lane and Leon Berenschot expected that all the equipment and testing will be done within the week.

Records from City Hall indicate the  city of Glenwood City issued $3,216,590 worth of building permits last year. Included in the 45 permits issued were seven new homes, a new car wash, and the biggest permit was for the construction of the new Hiawatha National Bank building at $1.746 million.

At This Time, a show of paintings and mixed media works by Leslie Batt-Lutz and Kay Brathol-Hostvet will run January 8-31, 2003 at the Eau Claire Regional Art Center gallery. Leslie is from River Falls and Kay is from Glenwood City.

25 years ago – Tribune of December 23, 1987

Marjorie Kennedy of rural Woodville won the Frigidaire microwave in the Glenwood City Merchant’s Christmas Joy Giveaway.

Twelve-year-old Tommy Graese, son of Dave and Nancy Graese of Glenwood City has been collecting nutcrackers since he was in second grade. So far he has ten in his collection.

Boyceville Administrator Stu Waller presented the school board with several plans for a number of changes in the school’s organization, including having a K-4 students at each of the three school sites.

Last week workers installed the pump and pump motor and electric work at the new pump house on Glenwood City’s east side The pump house should be able to pump over 1,000 gallons of water a minute.

50 years ago – Tribune of January 31, 1963

Robert Larson was the winner of the traveling trophy presented last Thursday at the annual Forage Crop Clinic held at the Glenwood City high school.

On Sunday afternoon, January 27, the Faith Lutheran Church in Glenwood City held its first annual meeting, at which tie a constitution for the newly merged congregation was read and approved.

The General Telephone of Wisconsin filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for authority to increase telephone rates at the Glenwood City exchange.

60 years ago – Tribune of January 22, 1953

The Glenwood City post office, during the last quarter of 1952, did the largest volume of business on record in recent years.  The total volume exceeded by nearly $500.00 the previous high.

Taxpayers of St. Croix County will pay a federal tax bill of $6,930,745 if Congress approves the $78.6 billion dollar federal budget proposed by President Truman for the fiscal year ending June 30.

The Glenwood City volunteer fire department answered 16 calls last year, according to the fire chief’s records. Of the 16, eight were made in the rural area.

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

In spite of the below zero weather last Thursday evening, a crowd of over 200 attended the loyalty meeting at the opera house and assisted in the organization of a local chapter of the Wisconsin Loyalty Legion.

Postmaster Andrew P. Kealy, of Hudson, the most prominent democrat in the county and one of the democratic leaders of Western Wisconsin, dropped dead at his home Tuesday morning, death being caused by blood pressure.

Tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 1:30 the stockholders of the First National Bank of Boyceville will meet at the Daigneau hall for the election of officers, completing the organization of the new bank and transacting of other important business that will come before this body. – Boyceville Press.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – January 20, 1983

Boyceville school board members expressed extreme dislike for Dunn County’s plan to pass on delinquent property taxes to municipalities, during their Jan. 17 meeting.

“A major problem” has cropped up with Boyceville’s Community Development Block grant application. Everything south of the Soo Line Railroad tracks would be under five feet of water in the event of a “100 year flood”.  A big ditch may be the answer to Boyceville’s potential flood problems, according to John Klovnig of Cedar Corp., Menomonie.