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Days of Old – 3-27-2013

Days of Old – 3-27-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of March 12, 2003

Boyceville Oil Company’s front entrance was damaged Monday afternoon when a car drove into the building. An unidentified 15 year old girl was driving the vehicle.

After 48 years, Leigh Diller is retiring as treasurer of the Town of New Haven.

The new home of the Hiawatha National Bank in Glenwood City is nearing completion. No date has been set for the opening.

25 years ago – Tribune of February 24, 1988

The Glenwood City Fire Department placed a new tank truck into service last week. It was constructed by Glenwood City Machine Inc. and holds 1,950 gallons.

The Boyceville Fire Department made two trips to the Randy Quinn farm in Stanton Township for a silo fire. The firemen were at the farm on Tuesday but were called back on Thursday when the fire rekindled.

Bow deer hunters had a record harvest in 1987, while gun deer hunters recorded the fourth highest harvest in Wisconsin history.

50 years ago – Tribune of April 4, 1963

Tuesday’s City election saw 174 voters name two new men to posts on the city council – Guy Ainsworth and Carlton DeWitt.

The Railway Express Agency, Inc., has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to withdraw agency service and close the Glenwood-Downing office in the City of Glenwood, and to discontinue service in these places.

The General Telephone Co. of Wisconsin has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for authority to make a physical connection between the toll lines of the Glenwood City exchanges and the toll facilities of the Wisconsin Telephone Co. at Eau Claire.

60 years ago – Tribune of March 26, 1953

Fire last Friday morning destroyed Erickson’s Department Store at Boyceville. An estimated $75,000 in damages was done.

If your watch hasn’t been cleaned or oiled for a year or so, how can you expect to keep accurate time. Our Free Inspection will give you a chance to see what shape your  watch is in.  – W. W. Winchester, Jeweler.

Eddie Gobeli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gobeli and seventh grade student in the Glenwood City Schools, placed third in the Minneapolis Tribune spelling contest held March 21 in Baldwin.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – February 21, 1918

Glenwood City and the surrounding country have thus far purchased $2,558.79 worth of thrift stamps, that being the amount of thrift stamps.

Dartagnan, the first horse of the Glenwood Imported Percheron Horse Co., was sold Saturday to Geo. Wybol of Stanley.

The Lutheran brotherhood, composed of all the Lutheran churches of America, has started the raising of a $750,000 fund to provide pastors and works in the various military camps at the front in order to keep up the moral standards of camp life.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – March 24, 1983

Thirteen youths from Grace United Methodist Church, Wheeler, netted $379.99 March 19 during a planned 24-hour “hunger famine” to raise funds for hunger-relief programs of World Vision.

A preliminary meeting of a parent awareness group produced a census that an information program is needed, school board member O.K. Hedlund reported to the Boyceville School Board during its regular meeting March 21. Hedlund said about 18 people attended  – seven of which were teachers.

Dunn County Board supervisors voted March 16 to adopt an updated non-union personnel manual which sets salaries for non-union county employees and elected officials.