Days of Old – 8-21-2013
10 years ago
Tribune of August 6, 2003
At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Lindholm read the letter of resignation from Police Chief Ray Ista. The letter stated that Ista was resigning as of July 21 because of health reasons. Bob Darwin is serving as acting chief until the council can choose a replacement for Ista.
The City Council learned that two proposed building projects within the city could total close to one and a half million dollars.
Robert Ryan of rural Glenwood City escaped with only minor injuries on July 29 when he attempted to pass a farm tractor pulling an unlit farm implement.
25 years ago
Tribune of July 13, 1988
The Glenwood City common council awarded a contract last Tuesday night to raze the old creamery on the west side of Glenwood City. The city has been trying to get the old building demolished for some time.
The “Pickle-Dillies” which have went on to be known as “The Memories” will be returning to the Cucumber Festival this year. “The Memories” are now a four-piece act with two new members. Ken Harvey and Troy Niebergall join founding members Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens.
97 degrees and rising was the thermometer at Mark Brandt’s service station last Thursday afternoon.
Former Glenwood City mayor Gordon Mollers passed away Sunday, July 10, 1988 at the hospice unit of the Hudson Medical Center.
50 years ago
Tribune of September 5, 1963
Lawrence Blakeborough became a member of the Pioneer Buttermakers Club of America in recognition of his 25 years in the dairy industry.
This past week Pastor Leonard O. Anderson of Minneapolis came to Glenwood City where he will be pastor of the Salem Covenant Church.
The Glen Hi-Riders saddle club placed third in their precision drill presented at the Hippodrome at the Minnesota State Fair on Sunday evening.
60 years ago
Tribune of August 13, 1953
Carol Halverson, 19, Wilson, was taken to Luther hospital at Eau Claire last Thursday with a light case of polio. This is the first polio case to be reported from the Wilson area this year.
The electors of Jt. School District No. 1 of the City of Glenwood and Towns of Emerald, Springfield, and Glenwood are asked to be present at a meeting to be held at the high school auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to explain the school building plans and to answer any questions.
The Glenwood City-Emearld Schools, Jt. Dist. No. 1, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 31.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 18, 1918
At a meeting of the fair directors Tuesday evening, it was finally decided to hold a 1918 Glenwood Inter-County fair. The dates were set for September 11-12-13.
Effective today, The Glenwood City Tribune, in compliance with the government regulation regarding the conservation of newsprint paper, will discontinue its exchange and free list. After this date, persons enjoying The Tribune as a gratuity, will be stricken from our circulation rolls, to comply with the government’s order.
Walter S. Kroll, marine, was struck by lightning while on Duty in Cuba on July 12th. This is the second home boy to die in service. Walter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kroll.
30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
August 18, 1983
Boyceville kindergarten students will attend school two full days and one half day per week after Christmas, due to action taken by the school board at its regular meeting Aug. 15.
A big kindergarten class, 58 students, is anticipated this year, prompting the school board Aug. 15 to create the position of kindergarten teacher’s aide.