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Days of Old – 10-16-2013

Days of Old – 10-16-2013

 10 years ago – Tribune of October 1, 2003

Members of the Glenwood City Blue Thunder youth football/cheerleading program will culminate their first season in the Youth Football League (Blue Thunder) Saturday at a single-elimination tournament hosted by Glenwood at the high school field, starting at 8:30 p.m.

A new standard goes into effect in Wisconsin at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 30. The prohibited alcohol concentration for first and second offense OWI becomes 0.08 blood alcohol concentration).

Ben’s Garage will cease selling gasoline and diesel fuel as of November 1. This is the last of the full service stations in Glenwood City to close.

Gene Dittman, 58 of rural Emerald, died in a traffic accident in Pierce County Friday.

Kayla Thompson and Charles Anderson were crowned King and Queen of the Boyceville Homecoming. Louis Adams and Stephanie Cormican were chosen as this year’s Glenwood City Homecoming King and Queen.

25 years ago – Tribune of September 7, 1988

Attorney General Don Hanaway and Police Chief Ray Ista recently announced the launching of the 1988 Marijuana Eradication Program aimed at seizing illegal and highly profitable marijuana cultivations throughout Wisconsin.

An accident damaged a pickup truck and car happened Thursday evening on the 200 block of Maple Street in Glenwood City. The driver of the truck, Verdell Voeltz, hit a parked car owned by Bruce and Lisa Kaiser. No injuries were reported.

Clarence Jackelen of RFD 2, Glenwood City, severed a good portion of his left foot while working on his farm.

50 years ago – Tribune of October 31, 1963

Telescores for the first time in this area are now available for league and tournament play at Mady’s Lanes in Glenwood City.

Any person who is interested in a personal typing class should contact Mr. Okeson, the high school principal, as soon as possible. The course will be taught by Mr. Gretschmann. Fifteen are needed to start the course.

The horse show Sunday, sponsored by the Glen-Hi Riders Saddle Club was very successful, with about 80 horses and riders participating in the events.

60 years ago – Tribune of October 15, 1953

Miss Kathleen Martin, a freshman, was named this year’s homecoming queen. Her attendants were Miss Inalee Kerr, sophomore; Miss Harriet Burton, junior, and Barbara Meulemans, senior. Homecoming King was Don Mills.

Lester Johnson was elected to the Congressional seat left vacant by the death of Merlin Hull.

It is now as certain as anything can be in the fluid business of legislative politics that the hundreds of suspended school districts of Wisconsin will get  two more years of grace, during which they will be empowered to levy taxes to pay for the enrollment of their children in operating school districts.

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the National FFA is being celebrated this week at Kansas City with Pres. Eisenhower heading the program.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – September 12, 1918

Today (September 12) is registration day, and all males who have reached their 18th birthday and have not yet attained their 46th, must register.

Our people will be glad to learn that  the Glenwood City Cornet band will furnish music for the fair. The once numerous organization, but enough of the boys are still with us to make a credible showing with the help of two or three of Menomonie’s best band men.

Owing to the great shortage of labor on the farms and in other necessary war industries, many young people throughout the surrounding country who had hoped to enter high school at the beginning of the school year are unable to do so. To be of greater possible services to the community, we have deemed for enrolling to the regular year’s work in the Glenwood City high school to September thirteenth.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – October 13, 1983

Boyceville’s village board met on Oct. 7 and voted unanimously to fire its newly installed police chief Glen Johnson. The Dunn County Sheriff’s background check on Johnson uncovered discrepancies in Johnson’s application.

Operation Aware, a course about peer pressure and the problems it can lead to, will be part of the Connorsville 5th and 6th grade curriculum.

Keith Sommerfeld, Dunn County extension agent, was honored at the annual banquet of the Dunn Count Snowmobile Council for his years of service.