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Days of Old – 2-26-2014

Days of Old – 2-26-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of February 11, 2004

Edwin James was honored for 30 years of service to the Glenwood City School Board during the 2004 State Education Convention held recently in Milwaukee.

After almost two years in the works, the Village of Boyceville’s flood plain study map was available for review at the monthly board meeting held Monday night.

There are seven candidates running for the Boyceville Village Board primary: Gilbert Krueger, William Sempf, Herb Dow, Murphy Breland, Jo Palmer, Larry Zirgibel, and Steve Allison.

There are three primary candidates for the St. Croix County Board District Three, which includes Wilson, Cady, Springfield, and Eau Galle: Julie Speer, Gary Krieger, and Sue Nelson.

25 years ago
Tribune of January 18, 1989

Following the First National Bank of Glenwood’s annual meeting, it was announced that Maxine Timm was named vice president of the bank, and Gladys Best will serve as assistant vice president.

The St. Croix County Fair Board is hoping to have a new building in place for the 1989 county fair. The county board voted Tuesday to allow the fair board and highway department to spend up to $140,000 for the new 60-by-120 foot building that will be built on the fairgrounds in Glenwood City.

Former Emerald resident and Glenwood City graduate Mick Fleming has turned his love for “man’s best friend” into a career by working full time at Steger’s camp in Ely, Minn. He will be training sled dogs, building sleds and doing other chores that will help prepare men from six different countries make a trek across Antarctica.

50 years ago
Tribune of March 12, 1964

A rural Boyceville couple, Mr. and Mrs. Max Benitz, were killed when their car ran into the side of a fast moving Soo Line freight train about three miles west of Chippewa Falls on Sunday.

Some 75 people were at the Glenwood City high school cafeteria Monday evening to attend the annual informational meeting of the Glen Hills Watershed association, to listen to reports of the progress of the project.

The Goodwill Industries of St. Paul has erected a deposit station on the concrete platform between the Odd Fellows Hall and the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Glenwood City.

60 years ago
Tribune of February 25, 1954

John Chapple, a prominent Wisconsin editor, is to speak at the Downing Civic Hall Monday evening, March 1, at 8 o’clock.

Two people, Albert and Mary Schwartz of Bloomer, are dead as a result of a car-truck crash Sunday evening on Highway 12 in Woodville.

County Traffic Officer Van Ranst will be at the fire hall in Glenwood City from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, February 26, for the purpose of giving examinations for drivers licenses.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 23, 1919

We are in the midst of the  strangest spell of January weather in a generation. Mist, drizzle and rain have prevailed for the last week. Certainly no winter in many years has been so mild as this first post-bellum winter, and the aggregate saving on fuel and feed for stock will run into the millions.

Wenzel Hellmer has started up his new feed mill on West Oak Street and reports an encouraging run of business.

By a vote of 39 to 58 the Wisconsin Assembly ratified the federal prohibition amendment.

30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
February 23, 1984

Boyceville’s Protective Behavior curriculum found itself without much protection Feb. 20 at the regular school board meeting when it came under heavy fire by parents who view it as inappropriate. As a result, the board voted to table the curriculum pending administrative review.

A hole in the wall a few feet down from the top and a damaged chimney at Elk Mound Elementary School are the results of it being hit by lightning during an early season thunderstorm Feb. 11 which rolled though Dunn County and much of west central Wisconsin.

A county ordinance governing the issuance of worthless checks for less than $500 was adopted Feb. 15 by the Dunn County Board of Supervisors.