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Days of Old – 3-5-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of February 18, 2004

The Boyceville School Board approved the hiring of Dennis Rettke of St. Paul, MN as the new District Superintendent and six other employment related issues at its meeting Monday night.

The congregation of St. Luke’s Catholic Church is still diligently searching for the five foot, metal figure of St. Luke that was ripped from the outer wall of their church and stolen last December. According to a police report, the figure was stolen sometime between 2:15 p.m. on December 30 and 5:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Wilson Village board voted unanimously to approve changes in housing development agreement for Skyline Ridge Development at the meeting held February 19.

25 years ago
Tribune of January 25, 1989

Eight-year-old Mark Johansen found the $100 printed in the bottom of a Mello Yello can, and brought it into Dave’s Foods in Glenwood City to claim the $100 reward.

The Glenwood City Common Council last Wednesday voted to buy some of the abandoned Soo Line property. The city had been negotiating with Soo Line to purchase the railroad right of way from near where the old Gobeli slaughter house is, south and east to the city’s lagoon.

Acting on the recommendation that evolved from the Task Force’s meeting last Thursday, the Boyceville School Board has tabbed Thursday, Feb. 23 as the day for it’s special district meeting. By doing so, this eliminated the need for a referendum.

Mark Maes, Glenwood City, was named as a member of the 1000 Club by Dairyland Seed Co., Inc.

50 years ago
Tribune of March 19, 1964

The Minnesota Vikings football players will participate in a benefit basketball game for the Community Scholarship at the Glenwood City high school March 28 at 8:15 p.m.

A committee to support a “yes” vote in the April 7 Highway referendum was formed here March 12, 1964. The vote will determine whether Wisconsin will have any kind of a stepped-up highway construction program in the foreseeable future.

Staff Sergeant Harris T. Shepard, a native of Glenwood City, has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal at the Atlanta Army Depot.

60 years ago
Tribune of March 4, 1954

The Rev. A. E. Syverud, Stewardship Director of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Wisconsin, will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service at Zoar Lutheran, Emerald, and at Our Savior’s Lutheran, Glenwood City on Sunday.

The fire department had two calls this week. One was about 10:20 a.m. Monday morning at the Myron DeSmith home in the city, and the other was on Wednesday at 1p.m. at the Glenwood City Mill & Elevator. Damage at both places were minimal.

The Salem Covenant Church, Glenwood City, held its first evening service last Sunday at 8 p.m. These services will be regular from now on.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 30, 1919

The school board met Monday evening and elected Mrs. S. C. Boardman to fill the vacancy on the school board caused by the resignation of Mrs. M. K. Aaberg.

Help build up your community by having your work done at home. All of your home craftsmen and artisans pass on the home-earned dollars you leave with them to other home people, and some of those dollars are sure to come back to you.

1918 was a banner year for the Glenwood City Butter factory, as reported during the Glenwood City Dairy union’s annual meeting last Saturday.

30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
March 1, 1984

Four candidates were nominated of the two positions available on the Boyceville school board in the Feb. 21 primary election. Nominated for the positions were Curtis Klefstad, 197 votes; Lynda Bird, 164; incumbent Wenzel Humpal, 123; and Sally Carlson 77.

The school board voted Feb. 20 to spend approximately $17,900 to rehabilitate the stage in the small gym and to install new lighting in the gum area itself.

It’s been estimated that by the time children reach the age of 12, 20 percent of the boys and 50 percent of the girls have suffered improper sexual contact. The statistic was given by school board member Bruce Palmer at the meeting February 20, in response to the residents who were upset with the Protect Behaviors curriculum.