Days of Old – 5-1-2013

Days of Old – 5-1-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of April 16, 2003

Emil Retz is retiring after 55 years of service to the Hay River Cemetery Board. Robin Williams, vice-president on the board, will be the new president.

The Boyceville Public Library has received top of the line computer equipment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There are two new computers and printer available to the public.

25 years ago – Tribune of March 30, 1988

The Knapp Creamery will celebrate its 100th birthday on June 1. The Close family has owned the factory for 65 years.

A bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Boyceville school at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Students and staff were out of school for about 40 minutes while Police Chief John Wilman and 10 members of the Boyceville Fire Department searched the school. No bomb was found.

The Boyceville quarterly water bill will contain a notice about lead contamination in drinking water. The village’s water supply has passed several quality tests and has only a low, acceptable level, of lead in the water supply.

50 years ago – Tribune of May 9, 1963

Universal Foods Corporation of Milwaukee announces the acquisition of the Stella Cheese Company of Chicago, Ill. founded in 1913.

The local FFA class of the Glenwood City High School got some practical experience last Saturday when they planted 1500 evergreen trees on the Melvin Lifto farm a half mile north of the city on highway 128.

Plans for recreational development of the Glen Hills Small Watershed Project in St. Croix and Dunn Counties have tentatively been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Soil Conservation Service, according to word received by Cog. Lester Johnson, from Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman.

60 years ago – Tribune of April 30, 1953

Erickson’s Store in Glenwood City has just completed the installation of a deep freezer and are now adding a complete line of frozen foods to their grocery and meat departments.

Wisconsin has had a greater forest fire burn so far this year than it had all of last year, with a burn of about 4,100 acres so far this year.

Newest film released by Billy Graham Evangelistic Films, “Oil town U.S.A.” will be shown in Downing on Monday, May 11 in one of the first premiere showings.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – March 28, 1918

Irwin Heist has rented the old schoolhouse building across from the Heist restaurant and will start a garage there next week. Erwin has been working as a mechanic for several years and has attained a good knowledge of auto repair work.

Beginning on March 15, the weight limit of parcel post packages was increased from 50 to 70 pounds in the first three zones and from 20 to 50 pounds in the remaining zones, by order of the postmaster general.

The Ward Hardware Co. has plans practically completed for a modern new building to be erected on the site of the present store, work to begin as soon as war conditions clear up, and the new structure will be ornamental to the street and a creditable monument to the thrift and enterprise of the firm.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – April 28, 1983

By a vote of 18-10 on April 18, the Dunn County Board of Supervisors turned down a request to pay for a $2,165 two-way radio that has already been installed in the county medical examiner’s car.