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Days of Old – 1-30-2013

Days of Old – 1-30-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of January 15, 2003

After a six-hour public hearing January 9, the Dunn County Board of Zoning Adjustment decided that Western Wisconsin renewable Energy Cooperative needed to provide more information before the board could make a decision on a special exception permit for a proposed ethanol plant that would be built in the Town of Hay River between Wheeler and Boyceville.

Four are seeking the three open seats on the Glenwood City Common Council: Ben DeGross, Terrance Klinger, Alfie Schrank, and Steve Lee.

Candidates for Wheeler Village President are Steve Crites and James R. Berry. Candidates for trustee are James M. Carter and Barbara Lorenz-Harms.

25 years ago – Tribune of December 30, 1987

Earth moving is underway in the Glenwood City Industrial Park to make room for a new building to be constructed by Dave and John Logghe. The 120×240 building will be used in  their sawdust business.

Bruce Kuhn, Emerald, is a big time collector of toy tractors and has over 400 in his collection. Kuhn started collecting about four years ago and has one room of his house devoted strictly to housing his toy tractor and farm implement collection. The collection is insured for $3,500.

A new brand of gasoline is now being pumped at the Indianhead Motor Plaza at 128 and I-94. The new “Spur” sign was lighted just before Christmas.

A new sign was installed at Murkly’s store on Glenwood City’s Main Street last week.

50 years ago – Tribune of February 7, 1963

Sixteen cars of the Soo Line freight train No. 30, eastbound from Minneapolis to Chicago, were derailed at 11:50 a.m. Monday about two miles east of Wheeler. There were no injuries

“The Stephen S. Curry American Legion Post No. 168 of Glenwood City is about to die,” said Finance Officer Wally Waters, “Unless the 1963 dues are paid as soon as possible.”  Currently six out of the minimum of ten paid up members are needed in order to maintain the Legion charter.

Fire of undetermined origin last week Monday morning destroyed a building on the Walter Strehlo farm about five miles north of Spring Valley.

60 years ago – Tribune of January 29, 1953

Seven nomination papers have been filed for candidates seeking city offices in the spring election to be held in April.

Two highway accidents occurred last week in the same place east of 79 as the result of icy road conditions. Last Wednesday Bob Schupbach hit the icy patch, and on Saturday afternoon Vernon Link of Downing hit the same patch of ice.  Both are uninjured and both vehicles are in need of extensive body repairs.

First War Casualty from Hammond – Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Severt Jensen of Hammond that their son, Sgt. Carl Jensen, USMC, was wounded in action in Korea January 8. He is aboard a USN hospital ship and expects to be returned to the states in the near future.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – December 20, 1917

The Inter-State Lumber Co., with its characteristic progressive generosity, is giving out neat little thermometers to its patrons for Christmas gifts – a very useful thing for 1917’s December weather.

Early Friday morning fire was discovered at the Downing Creamery. Before enough help could be summoned to extinguish it, the building was all in flames. From the main building to the ice house and coal shed caught. In the latter about 50 tons of coal were consumed.

The questionnaires are now out and the hands of men of draft age. They must be returned to the local board within seven days of their receipt, failure to do so placing a same predicament as it would had he not appeared before the draft board in one of the previous calls.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – January 27, 1983

Boyceville will proceed with an application for a $558,000 Community Development Block grant, to fund various projects within the village, due to resolutions passed by the village board during a special meeting Jan. 24.

During South Dakota’s Snow Queen Festival Jan. 15 at Aberdeen, The Memories, Boyceville, served as masters of ceremony and provided entertainment. Band members are Tim Stevens, John Lynch and Warren Petryk.

Students at Boyceville Community Schools are conducting a label collection drive to obtain educational equipment. As part of a program called Labels for Education, Campbell Soup Co. is offering free equipment to schools in exchange for labels from its products.