Days of Old – 7-10-2013

Days of Old – 7-10-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of June 25, 2003

A trio of veteran Boyceville teachers retired earlier this month. Stepping into retirement are Art Brandt, Lucille Twining, and Larry “Bud” Gilbertson. Together, the three have taught for six decades in Boyceville School District.

Two Indiana women are dead following a single car crash on Interstate 94 near Woodville on Sunday, June 22.

During the Glenwood City School Board closed session meeting on Tuesday, June 17, first-year high school principal Brad Jones tendered his resignation, which was accepted by the board. Jones informed the board that he had been offered and accepted the middle school principalship in the Grantsburg School District.

Many people attended Don Hogenson’s annual Hogy’s Sawmill Day last Saturday in the Town of Springfield, where they watched the sawing of logs, the old farm tractor display, and the display by blacksmiths.

25 years ago – Tribune of June 1, 1988

Hilltopper Greg Quinn became the sectional pole vault champion by clearing 13-3 in Thursday’s meet at New Richmond.

Marge Zielsdorf, who has been a part of the non-instructional staff of the schools in Glenwood City for 28 years, has decided to retire.

Rescuers pulled the body of William Egan from Glen Lake Monday afternoon. Egan went down in about 15 feet of water after he jumped from a boat he was fishing from and attempted to swim to shore. Many swimmers that were spending Memorial Day at Glen Hills Park joined the search, but it was almost an hour before they found the body.

First grade teacher Marge Bartlett has retired after teaching 22 years in the Boyceville school district.

50 years ago – Tribune of July 25, 1963

John Garske, a member of the 1963 graduating class is the new Salutatorian. Final averages compiled at the end of the school year have moved John up in class rank. Mary Amundson is the 1963 Valedictorian.

The Chicago and Northwestern Railway on Tuesday ran the last of its famed “400” trains and cancelled the schedule. The “400” service operating between the Twin Cities and Chicago started in the mid 1930’s and complete the 400 miles in 400 minutes. The cancellation of the trains followed a ruling by the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington D.C. on Monday.

Electors of Jt. District No. 1 attended the district’s annual meeting at the high school here on Monday evening in a tax saving mood and voted down a new swimming pool proposal 241-42.

60 years ago – Tribune of July 9, 1953

Chuck Rundblad and Mac Lauber, both of Glenwood, and serving in the army in Korea, happened to meet each other in Seoul, Korea, on May 24. They both are serving in an intelligence branch of the army and met just as Mac was leaving to go on R&R to Japan

Two well-known Glenwood City men, Guy Johnson and Russell Meyer, have gone into business for themselves with the opening of their new sheet metal shop here.

It seemed clear that the legislature meant what it said when it enacted a new law several weeks ago saying that 969 non-operating school districts must be abolished, through attachment to an operating and functioning district, if the district had not operated a school or two years.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – June 6, 1918

Wisconsin’s two-cent fare now has been wiped out by an order from Director General McAdoo filed  with the Wisconsin railroad commission today. Increased freight rates are to go to into effect June 10, nothing less than three cents can be charged and there are increases of 166 for Pullman service and 8 percent for tourist above the present charges. Freight rates have been increased by 25 percent.

Jacob Vanderlip, an old inmate of the asylum farm on the Ray Anderson land in the town of Forest, committed suicide Monday evening by hanging himself on a rafter.

In Again, Out Again, Old Lady Finnegan So! Have moved my Soft Drink Emporium and Store to the Hotel Glenwood temporarily at least and in the future will serve 15c and 20c plate lunches for Farmers and their families; and will put up lunches for Auto parties and fishermen. Pay me a call.  Still yours truly, Ed. Higgens.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – July 7, 1983

Despite strong protests from many residents, the Boyceville village board voted during its June 27 board meeting to install curb and gutter and repair a section of Tiffany street.

The Fourth of July celebration in Wheeler provided many events, including a parade, two-man canoe race on the Hay River, a horse pull, kiddie games, and a kiddie parade.