Days of Old – 7-31-2013
10 years ago
Tribune of July 16, 2003
The Boyceville Village Board Monday night moved ahead with three construction project bids within the village. The board accepted bids for utility work, the new well and well work, and voted to move ahead with the Anderson Hill development, borrowed money for water and sewer main work on Nordveien Drive and looked over cost estimates for cost estimates for development of Range Road.
Three area homeowners near Boyceville have reported that lawn ornaments at their homes were damaged or stolen last week.
Laverne Severson of Glenwood City Ford received the Master Technical from Ford Customer Service Division. He received certification on both chassis and drive train.
25 years ago
Tribune of June 15, 1988
On Sunday there was quite a storm in the area, with hail destroying about 70 acres of corn on the Brian Hurtgen farm in the Town of Emerald, and heavy winds destroying the Woodville Lions Club Storage Shed.
Transportation Secretary Ronald R. Fielder said he is satisfied with the first year’s data on the 65 mph speed limit on rural Wisconsin interstate highways.
A brush fire on the Don Finder property in the Town of Springfield kept Glenwood City firemen busy for over four hours Saturday night.
50 years ago
Tribune of August 15, 1963
Quite a few of the members of the Sunnyside Shamrock 4-H Club were on hand to claim the beef calf awarded in the Doughboy calf contest among St. Croix County 4-H clubs at the county fair.
Connorsville assured itself of the championship of the Glenwood City Recreational Softball League on Monday night.
A Mission Festival will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Forest on Sunday, August 18.
60 years ago
Tribune of July 30, 1953
Chief of Police Jim Teigen will assume his new duties here August 1, when the retiring chief Edwin “Fritz” Van Ranst takes over his new duties as county traffic officer, after serving on the Glenwood City police department for about five years.
Mrs. Harry Gordon and Mrs. H.E. Johnson, both of Glenwood City have been appointed to positions on the St. Croix County Chapter of The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
M.J. Garske, proprietor of the Hi-Skor Lanes here reports that the bowling alleys have just been completely refinished and they are in better shape than ever.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 27, 1918
Tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock the officers of school district No. 1 will conduct a meeting at Glenwood City High School building for the purpose of lining up the War Saving stamp situation.
For the first time in several years there is going to be a Fourth of July celebration here and it’s going to be a hummer from start to finish.
Emerald and surrounding communities were shocked Tuesday afternoon to hear of the sudden and instant death of Ed Peterson, a prominent Emerald citizen and widely known throughout St. Croix county.
Many very funny mistakes get into the papers. And in every locality almost, the newspaper reporter is the goat and when some irate reader gets through with him he goes after the “man higher up”, the editor. Is it any wonder a newspaper man develops into a chronic grouch and loses his hair before his time?
30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 28, 1983
Tim Bird, Boyceville, returned home July 20 to hero’s welcome. Bird competed in the International Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, LA, July 12-19.
Declaring that he should “probably put on a bulletproof vest” John Krizek, county administrator, said he thought the board should unilaterally not add any new positions to the county staff in 1984.
The Boyceville Public Library wrapped up its six-week long summer reading program on July 22.
Members of Aid Association for Lutherans, Branch 852, Ridgeland, are starting a $10,000 fund driver to help the family of Jacklyn McWithey, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.