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Days of Old – 12-25-2013

Days of Old – 12-25-2013

10 years ago
Tribune of December 10, 2003

A natural gas line was broken that caused the evacuation of several residents and shut down the gas supply to several homes and businesses in Downing on December 3.

Boyceville Village President Steven Fischer indicated the problem with the firefighters’ tractor/truck pull track at the airport has been resolved.

A roaring fire destroyed a house at N13818 14th Street in the Town of New Haven Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6.

St. Croix County, whose jail employees conducted thousands of illegal strip searches between 1996 and 2001, will likely pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit filed regarding the situation.

25 years ago
Tribune of November 16, 1988

William Kuehn of Glenwood City received a large poster the United States Corps of Engineers used to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the dock and dams on the Mississippi River. Kuehn worked for the corps and also has the original drawing of the poster he drew 50 years ago at the time when the lock and dam system was opened.

On Monday, Nov. 7, Tom Stack joined his father at the  Harold Stack Insurance Agency. Tom’s wife Nancy has worked at the agency the last 10 years.

George Bush was elected the forty-first president if the United States last Tuesday, and Democrat Herb Kohl won the United States Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator William Proxmire.

50 years ago
Tribune of January 9, 1964

Vern Gust, Glenwood City native, has been named to a key position in the 1964 Minneapolis Aquatennial. He will be serving as Vice Commodore of the Hospitality Division.

The tax roll for the Town of Springfield this year is down $3,606.13 from last year, and the Village of Downing is only up $484.22 from last year.

The University of Wisconsin in Madison is installing a new extremely high-speed computer and auxiliary equipment costing $2.6 million to accommodate increased computation in UW research programs.

The North Central Accreditation Association will evaluate the Glenwood City high school on January 29 and 30.

60 years ago
Tribune of December 24, 1953

The tax roll for the Town of Glenwood this year sets a new high of $68,798.

Vivian Laird, whose home is at Bangor, North Ireland, has been newly appointed pastor at Hersey Community Bible Church and Glenwood City Covenant Church.

The Social Security tax rate is scheduled to increase on the first of January. Employees rates will increase from 1.5 % to 2%, with the employer’s to contribute and equal amount, and the self-employed rate is scheduled to increase from 2.25% to 3%.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
November 21, 1918

It was decided by the school board last Saturday to have the teachers take their holiday vacation from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2, when the city schools will open for an unbroken term during the remainder of the school year. Because of the influenza embargo this will mean seven weeks of “no school” during the first semester of the year.

The government restrictions on building operations – instituted as a necessary war measure – have been removed, at least to all practical purposes, the limit having been raised to $25,000.

The influenza lid is still on in Glenwood City, and the epidemic shows no evidence of early abatement.

30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
December 22, 1983

Boyceville school teachers might be able to swap classes, school board members ruled during their regular meeting Dec. 19.

Wisconsin farms declined in numbers and increased in size between 1978 and 1982, according to the Commerce Dept.’s Census Bureau.

If you own a GM car or light truck and have had trouble with the automatic transmission, diesel engine or camshaft, you know have a chance for some compensation. As part of a recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, GM has agreed to submit to the Better Business Bureau arbitration with affected consumers.