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Days of Old – 9-18-2013


10 years ago – Tribune of September 3, 2003

Maxine and E. John (Jack) Timm are this year’s Rustic Lore Grand Marshals. The Timms live in a house they built north of Downing when they retired from dairy farming.

Larry McDonough, 56, of Boyceville, died Wed., August 27, less than one hour after falling out of a tree on the 800 block of Tiffany St.

Two Deer Park residents, Ray Sislo and Linda Thoe were sent to the hospital after their house exploded just south of the village on Thursday evening, August 28.

25 years ago – Tribune of August 10, 1988

Five girls are competing for the title of Miss Boyceville: Shelly Swanepoel, Melissa Williams, Heidi Walton, Amy Bird, and Darla Martinson.

Mandatory recycling starts in September, following the adoption of a mandatory recycling ordinance at Monday night’s village board meeting.

Barbara Brandt is the new library directory at the Boyceville Public Library. Brandt replaced Polly Gropen who has been accepted into the graduate program at UW-Milwaukee in library and information science.

The Wilson landfill is closing Sept. 30 and the village board held an informational meeting last Tuesday night to discuss alternatives.

50 years ago – Tribune of October 3, 1963

King Russell Hammond and Queen Roberta Lifto were crowned as the Homecoming royalty at the Glenwood City high school festivities last Friday.

The Glenwood City Band was one of the 55 bands that furnished music during the half time ceremonies at Madison during the game against Western Michigan.

Mac Johnson has purchased the Mathison Feed Mill at Downing and took over the operation of his new business on Tuesday morning, October 1.

60 years ago – Tribune of September 17, 1953

Lightning Friday morning struck in the pasture of H. Robert Luepke and killed five head of cattle, four cows and one yearling.

Steven Schillinger, 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (Cub) Schillinger of Hersey, escaped with a broken leg and minor bruises when he attempted to run across Highway 12 near his home at Hersey on Friday afternoon.

School electors on Tuesday night overwhelmingly voted to construct two more school buildings in the district. They are to be additions to the school plants at Emerald and Glenwood City. The actual vote was 205 in favor of building and 7 against.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – August 15, 1918

The city of Glenwood raised $83.50 and town of Glenwood raised $82.45 in the town of Glenwood, for a total of$165.95 for the war fund drive.

On Saturday afternoon a large crowd gathered for the opening of Downing’s new civic hall. The building answers the many community needs, of playhouse, library, public meeting house, village hall, jail, etc. It is a neat and attractive brick building, ornamental as well as useful.

This is the last issue of The Tribune under its present editorial head, the publisher having enlisted and left for camp yesterday. The owner, C.J. Augustin, who retired from management of the paper last November, will take charge for the present.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – September 15, 1983

Joe Petryk of Boyceville has been named Sportsman of the Year by the Wisconsin Indianhead Country, Inc. He received the award Sept. 8 at a grand awards program at Marawaraden Resort, Sarona.

Boyceville trustees put off signing a contract with Cedar Corp., Menomonie, for engineering work under the recently received Community Development Block grant, at their regular Sept. 6 meeting.

Railroad crossing lights are being installed on CTH O leading north into the Town of Stanton from U.S. 12.