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Days of Old – 2-20-2013

Days of Old – 2-20-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of February 5, 2003

The Community Center was the location of Monday night’s Public Hearing for local people to find out about the process for the location of the new post office in Glenwood City.

Richard Bonte of Glenwood City, was presented a plaque at the recent Wisconsin School Board Convention in Milwaukee for his twenty years of service as a school board member.

The former Standard Oil Station at the corner of Second and Oak Street was razed last Saturday by Cormican Construction. This will make room for the possible expansion of the Family ChiroCare Clinic.

25 years ago – Tribune of January 20, 1988

The Village of Knapp will become part of the Boyceville Community Fire Protection District at 12:01 a.m., February 1. Knapp was accepted into the fire department at the annual fire and ambulance meeting last Wednesday.

The Glenwood City School Board met in special session Monday afternoon and accepted the low bid for two new 72 passenger school buses.

Jerry Brandt, mail carrier for Emerald, was honored last week for 25 years of service to the postal department, with a presentation and a plaque.

50 years ago – Tribune of February 28, 1963

The Board of Supervisors of St. Croix County at its regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon voted to underwrite the entire Glen Hills Watershed project, less of course, any additional commitments that are expected to be made by other municipalities, clubs and organizations.

A sailboat was presented to Robert Newville, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Newville, here last week for his essay on “Why I Am Proud to be an American.” The contest was conducted last summer by the Land O’Lakes Creameries in 85 of its retail outlets in this part of the state.

The local teachers association and the Glenwood City Community Club are jointly sponsoring a Community Scholarship to be awarded to some senior going to school at either a college or university. The goal for the scholarship is $500.00.

60 years ago – Tribune of February 19, 1953

The cancellation by the Soo Line on February 15, of two passenger and mail trains seems to have made little difference here as far as mail is concerned. The difference will be noted in outgoing mail – there is only one dispatch of outgoing mail daily.

At a meeting held in Eau Claire on January 9, comprising of the Highway Commissioners and committees of Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix and Taylor counties, a resolution was passed unanimously setting up weight limit bans to be placed during the coming spring breakup. A maximum gross load of six ton per axle will be imposed on the county trunk system in the spring when conditions warrant.

The Rev. A. E. Syverud, Stewardship Director of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Wisconsin, will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service at Zoar Lutheran Church, Emerald, and at the 11 a.m. service at Our Savior’s Lutheran, Glenwood City

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – January 10, 1918

A new auto license is the thing which the motorist now has to worry about. The old 1917 ($5) license is now out of date and the 1918 license has been raised to $10.

The office of the King Lumber Co., on the corner of First and Maple Street, will soon present as neat and attractive appearance as any office in this locality.

Wm. Rutzen is installing an electric light plant on his farm. He is installing the dynamo in his barn, which is run by a 2.5 h.p. kerosene engine. All the electric conveniences, such as an electric iron, separator, washing machine power, etc. are furnished by the plant.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – February 17, 1983

The parade got moving in Emerald February 12 during the village’s first winter time draft horse parade, which featured over 30 units as well as log skidding and crosscut sawing.

Special committee of the Boyceville Community Fire  Dept. and the Boyceville Community Ambulance Service has reached an agreement on a budget for the two services during a meeting Feb. 10.