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Days of Old – 1-22-2014

Days of Old – 1-22-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of January 7, 2003

Ernie and Pearl Severson opened their farm to the public for cross country skiing more than 20 years ago and the Severson ski trail is still a popular local winter attraction.

Deer hunters who apparently mistook a herd of Elk for deer on an elk farm near Exeland will face a court date, according to an owner of the elk herd. Don, Dan and Dwayne Arvold are the owners of the elk, and Dr. Don Arvold is a local chiropractor.

According to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Dept., a two-vehicle accident occurred in Hay River Township on January 1, resulting in the deaths of Jennifer Brown, 30, Menomonie, and Michael Nordin, 29, Dallas.

25 years ago
Tribune of December 14, 1988

Glenwood City School students had a day off on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The reason: A broken water main.

State Superintendent Herbert Grover made a half-hour address to the Glenwood City School Board and a small audience Monday night. Grover also had spent the greater part of the day touring Glenwood City’s schools. and said that “I leave for Madison now impressed and inspired by what I saw in your schools today.”

St. Croix County has been awarded a $7,000 juvenile detention planning grant from the State Office of Justice Assistance to study alternatives for providing secure care to juveniles.

50 years ago
Tribune of February 6, 1963

The North Central Evaluation was completed at the Glenwood City high school last Wednesday and Thursday, January 29 & 30. The findings will be passed to the district committee, who will make a recommendation to the state committee which meets February 12.

Jim Schug, freshman son of Mr. and Mrs. James Schug of rural Glenwood, was declared the winner of the local FFA speaking contest held at the high school last Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Frank Swanepoel, Glenwood City, will have the exclusive use of the prefix “Swaney-Valley” in naming all registered Holstein animals bred in that herd from now on.

60 years ago
Tribune of January 21, 1954

The long awaited reports on the deer kill of the state last fall was released last week by the conservation department. 15,880 deer are reported to be taken during the last hunting season.

Earl Skagen of the town of Emerald has been named the new Highway Commissioner by the St. Croix County Board.

The legislature of 1953 decided to inaugurate a compulsory standards grading program for one of the state’s premier dairy foods-butter. Under that law, all of the 180,000,000 pounds of butter produced in the state each year must be graded according to its quality.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 19, 1918

Every restriction on the sale and use of sugar has been removed except that on the price, and in no case may retailers charge more than eleven cents a pound.

The West Wisconsin Telephone Co. will close its exchange from 12 until 2 o’clock on Christmas day to allow the operators to eat their Christmas dinner.

At 3 p.m. Wednesday 157 names had been voluntarily enrolled in Glenwood City for the 1919 Red Cross membership campaign.

30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
January 19, 1984

There may be several reasons why Boyceville students’ test scores have fallen, when compared to the national norm, but the matter of formal education of math and reading in the higher grade will be looked at by the curriculum study committee.

William J. Amundson, superintendent of the Boyceville Community School District, is the 1984 president of the Wis. Library Trustees Association.

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