Days of Old – 12-4-2013

Days of Old – 12-4-2013

10 years ago – Tribune of November 19, 2003

A grand opening took place on  November 14 and 15 at the New and Used Treasures. The new business is located in the former Dave’s Foods building on Glenwood City’s Oak Street. Barbara Robinson is the owner.

The Tribune Press Reporter is now participating in the Local Papers on Tape programs, which uses volunteer readers to record each week’s issue on to audio cassettes. This will allow people who have trouble seeing or just can’t find the time to read the local newspaper to hear the news.

The Boyceville village board acted on the retirement package of long-time Street Superintendent Edgar (Butch) Barstad, who will probably retire at the end of March. The board also approved various positions’ wage increases.

25 years ago – Tribune of October 26, 1988

Shirley Jasperson participated in the annual Parents Night for the 24th consecutive time last Thursday evening during the football game.

Good luck to the 1988 Boyceville Bulldogs football team, who will be playing at the 13th annual WIAA state football playoffs on Tuesday night against Melrose-Mindoro.

Owners of boats 16 feet or longer will be required to title those boats in 1989, due to new state legislation approved in May. This includes sailboats and canoes.

50 years ago – Tribune of December 19, 1963

An examination for Postmaster at Downing, Wisconsin, at $5365 a year, will be open for acceptance of applications until January 7, 1964, the U.S. Civil Service Commission announced today.

The Glen Hills Small Watershed Project, covering 36,000 acres in St. Croix and Dunn Counties was okayed Dec. 10 by the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Credit Subcommittee.

Wm. Berends, chairman of the Town of Glenwood, was seriously injured Tuesday morning when his clothing became entangled in a manure spreader.

60 years ago – Tribune of December 3, 1953

Jack Bullis, Eau Claire, last week purchased the Sage Hardware here and took over the operation of the business on December 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schillinger of Hersey on Tuesday purchased and took over the operation of DeWitt’s Tavern here.

The Grassland Farm Institute and Forage Crop Show is scheduled for December 10th in Glenwood City.

95 years ago – The Glenwood Tribune – October 31, 1918

Glenwood City has the proud record of being one of only three precincts in St. Croix county to win the one-star Liberty Loan flag. The awarding of this flag means that the precincts not only oversubscribed its quota as to dollars and cents, but had a 20 percent distribution of the bonds bought among its population.

W. E. Kiser, the Stanberry, Mo., cabbage buyer, has secured an unusually large quantity of cabbage at this point this season, and expresses unqualified satisfaction with his experience in Glenwood City.

Word comes from the state administrator that sugar factories may deliver sugar to farmers who have actually grown beets or cane from which sugar is manufactured in an amount not to exceed thirty pounds for each person on the household of such grower.

30 years ago – Boyceville Press Reporter – December 1, 1983

Dunn County Board of Supervisors adopted a $3.28 million tax levy on Nov. 16. This is up 5.72 percent from last year.

Boyceville’s budget for 1984 will cost property owners an additional $1.43 per $1,000 in equalized valuation, due to action taken by the village at a special meeting Nov. 28.

Snow began to accumulate during the night of Nov. 27 and continued to build up throughout Nov. 28, causing extra hours of work for snow plow crews and for homeowners who struggled to keep up with the onslaught of winter.

Bryan Harnisch, Boyceville, and Mike Bakken and Roy Gruel, Glenwood City, have been named to the All Northwest 1983 football team. The three were also named to the District 1 All District Team.