Days of Old – 5-8-2013

Days of Old – 5-8-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of April 23, 2003

After 16 years of serving as chairman of the Town of Springfield, Ray McCarthy has retired.

The Glenwood City FFA dominated the rubber band powered tractor pull at this year’s Ag Techniques Contest at UW River Falls on Sat., March 29. Darryl Quinn took 1st place in the contest and Adrian Bengston received second. In addition to the rubber band powered tractor pull, Glenwood City’s FFA members shined in several other events at the event.

Dan Ottney of Glenwood City and Rocky Bodsberg of Boyceville have named to compete in this summers 27th Annual Shrine Bowl. They are two of the 88 Wisconsin senior football players to compete in the Shrine Bowl.

25 years ago – Tribune of March 30, 1988

The Berends triplets – Adeline Larson, Adelaide Brathal and Angie Olson – celebrated their 65th birthday with their mother, Mrs. Celia Mahoney, and many family members and friends.

After serving 10 years on the St. Croix County Board, Edith Sweitzer of rural Wilson is stepping down. In addition to being a county board member, Sweitzer also served at the town clerk of Springfield for 27 years until her retirement in 1982.

The Menomonie Farmers Union Co-op, Boyceville Branch, has installed some new milling equipment – a new mixer and leg to the mill. The $30,000 project will increase output capacity.

The Knapp Creamery Co., owned by the Close family, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

50 years ago – Tribune of May 16, 1963

Dave Sempf and Jodi Hill were named king and queen at the junior prom night at the Glenwood City school gymnasium.

On Saturday, April 27, the executive board members of the Northwest Rod and Gun Club, Boyceville, accomplished another important step afterwords the eventual establishment of the new “Peninsula Park” on Upper Tainter Lake at the mouth of the Hay River near Norton.

Tuesday afternoon a short circuit developed in the wiring of Peter Rugo’s car as it was parked in front of the Red Owl Store.

60 years ago – Tribune of May 7, 1953

Alta Crosby and Robert Hinman will share top honors as co-valedictorians of the 1953 Glenwood City High School senior class. Tom Powers will be the salutatorian.

The City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, took action that will get started the job of reassessing of all the taxable property in the city.

The students of the Glenwood City Elementary Schools have organized a Safety Council.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – April 4, 1918

Some of the highlights of the Spring Election include: James Jensen has been elected mayor of Glenwood City. Louie Van Ranst had been elected chairman of the Town of Glenwood, and Irvine L. Lenroot has been elected U.S. senator and Justice Marvin B. Rossenberry has been re-elected justice of the supreme court.

The community was shocked and grieved to hear of the death of Alex Syme, which occurred at London, Ontario, Canada, yesterday morning at 6 o’clock.

O. E. Spradau has built up a large and steadily growing general merchandise trade by his wide-awake and high standard business dealing, and has helped make Glenwood City a first-class mercantile and farming center.

The two-story house on the Geo. Wickenhauser farm located near Bushey Lake burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – May 5, 1983

Reigning over Boyceville High School’s prom festivities April 30 were king Jon Schutts and queen Kathy Laatsch.

While some people’s minds turn to their  butterfly collections in the spring, others turn their thoughts to flying, as attested to by the influx of aircraft at Boyceville’s Municipal Airport.

Fourteen members of Boyceville High Schools chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America will attend the 30th Annual State Leadership Conference in Green Bay, May 12-14.