Days of Old – 1-8-2014

Days of Old – 1-8-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of December 24, 2003

Former Glenwood City Elementary teacher Ron Imdieke seized the day last Thursday at his graduation ceremony held at the Glenwood City school. Despite battling pancreatic cancer, Imdieke successfully obtained a Master of Arts Degree from St. Mary’s University.

Present mayor Wallace Lindholm has decided not to seek another term and those with nomination papers include Ron Jolitz, Steven Lee, and Mark DeBehnke.

9-year-old Kayla Utecht of Downing was the winner of the World’s Largest Christmas Stocking from Glenwood Hardware.

25 years ago
Tribune of November 30, 1988

Five people were injured and taken to area hospitals due to a two car accident on Saturday morning  Nov. 19 on Highway 64 near Connorsville.

Glenwood City businesses are sponsoring a “Christmas in Glenwood” contest for the enjoyment of area shoppers. Local merchants will be giving away food prizes during the four weeks of Christmas.

With the heating season underway, a fire safety official with the Department of Natural Resources suggests people who burn wood for heat give special consideration to where they store firewood. A minimum of 25 feet away from dwellings is suggested.

50 years ago
Tribune of January 23, 1963

Fire damaged a machine shed on the Norris Ashleson farm located on Highway W, south of Downing in the Town of Springfield Saturday morning.

Northern States Power Company has allocated a total of $1,149,300 for new construction and expansion of power facilities during 1964 in the 73 communities and surrounding rural areas.

Driving privileges of 30,691 persons were revoked or suspended in Wisconsin during 1963. In 1962 the total was 27,490.

60 years ago
Tribune of January 7, 1954

After 22 years as a partner in the Glenwood City Machine Shop, Robert Schultz has decided to retire and has sold his interest in the shop to Orville Graese. The change was effective the first of the year.

It has been announced that at the end of this month the Minneosta-Wisconsin Truck Line will discontinue its route through Glenwood City. While arrangements are not yet complete, it is understood that freight shipments consigned to this area will probably be handled by a dray line operating off some point on highway 12.

The property tax list for the Town of Emerald this year totals $63,112.01. This is a raise of $6,494 over last year.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 5, 1918

The long-continued influenza ban was raised Monday, and the public schools reopened that day. The churches will reopen next Sunday.

While hunting one day last week Boyd Fessenden was shot in the left index finger by the accidental discharge of the rifle in his hands.

Mrs. Ellen Jaeger received a telegram from the U.S. war department this Wednesday forenoon conveying the distressing news that her son, Steve Curry, has been missing in action since Oct. 14.

30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
January 5, 1984

If Boyceville receives another Community Development Block Grant, a combination storm shelter for the village trailer court and a senior citizen’s center might be in the offering.

Searching through Wisconsin’s 280 newspapers for articles of interest to nearly 375 clients is a challenging task for readers at the Wis. Newspaper Assn. Clipping Service. In business since 1933, the service finds, clips, identifies and mails over 500,000 clips annually to  clients eager to know about news stories affecting them.

The Boyceville Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series begins 8 p.m. January 6 with the “Remarkable Runaway Riderless Tricycle” and William Powell and Carol Lombard’s “My Man Godfrey”. Then 8 p.m. Jan. 13 “The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” will be shown, along with “Doonesbury Special”.