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Days of Old – 2-5-2014

Days of Old – 2-5-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of January 21, 2003

Area resident Al Anderson has been practicing the ancient art of intarsia (making a design by securing different colored and carefully cut pieces of wood onto a surface) in his log cabin northeast of Glenwood City for the past ten years.

At the January 14th  meeting, the Boyceville Board of Education voted four to one not to add on to Policy 8220 (which regards to school closings and how they affect athletics and other extra-curricular activities).

This past year the local food pantry gave out over 36,451 pounds of food that helped feed 1,291 individuals (duplicated). This is an average of 115 persons and 36 households per month.

25 years ago
Tribune of December 28, 1988

In 1928 Frank Rositzki (who lived near rural Wilson) created an attractive nativity scene, and continued adding pieces each year. The tradition was continued for over 100 years now.

The water has been poured and the Glenwood City ice rink next to the fire hall is now ready and open to the public.

Enrolled Joint Resolution 75, a proposed constitutional amendment given first passage by the 1987 legislature would phase out the $1.7 billion property tax for the operation of school districts over a 10-year period. It does not require the state to replace the lost funds.

50 years ago
Tribune of February 20, 1964

765 patrons of the Co-op were on hand for the noon dinner and annual meeting last Saturday at the Glenwood City High School gymnasium. Mrs. Justin Hanson of Downing won the grand door prize, an electric steam iron.

With the issuance of the new telephone directory by the General Telephone Co. here several changes were made in the service, which became effective Feb. 16. Changes include the information and toll operator in the Glenwood City exchange has been discontinued.

A new fire alarm system is now in operation here, concerning the area served by the Glenwood City Fire Department.

60 years ago
Tribune of February 4, 1954

The XP-21 Firebird, first gas turbine automobile in the United States, has been announced by General Motors.

A P-51 Mustang fighter plane that crashed and dug its own grave in a field on the Clarence Clausen farm south of Glenwood City about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The pilot, First. Lt. Clayton M. Bawden of St. Paul, was treated at Dr. Limberg’s office here.

The Highway Commission of Wisconsin has just recently approved the 1954 County trunk and local road improvement program estimate to cost approximately $8,000,000.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 2, 1919

Wenzel Helmer has just completed a neat little building west of Fraher’s implement house on West Oak Street, and this week has been installing the machinery for a feed mill which he expects to have in operation in a day or two.

On Saturday last there was not a case of influenza in the city. And at no time during the last three months has there been more than a half-dozen cases at any one time.

Paul A. Bartz and Cora Alvida Elsad, both living near Downing, were married at Trinity Lutheran parsonage Wednesday, Dec. 18, with Rev. T. Hennings officiating.

30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
February 2, 1984

Boyceville Community Fire Dept. will soon be operating under a new agreement between the Village of Boyceville and member municipalities, due to action taken during the department’s annual meeting Jan. 24.

Representing Boyceville High school this year in the recent Dorian Music Festival at Luther College, Decorah, IA, are Troy Faulkner, Todd Adams, Michelle Lange and Darcy Seeger.

Dunn County’s new Highway Shop will be open to the public 1 p.m.  – 4 p.m. Feb. 4. The shop is located two miles east of Menomonie on U.S. 12.