Days of Old – 5-7-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of April 21, 2004
For the past few weeks, Boyceville teachers have been meeting at the Boyceville Mobil station and then heading to work procession-style at precisely 7:30 a.m. In addition, they have been leaving their jobs promptly at 3:30. Their efforts are part of a “work the contract” job action which is in protest of the Qualified Economic Offer that they face.
Connorsville resident Jayme Beyrer, has a close relationship with her township. She is writing a book about the history of New Haven Township.
Outgoing Boyceville School Board member Larry Amble received a plaque in recognition of his nine years of service on the board.
25 years ago
Tribune of March 29, 1989
Sandy and Larry Wheeler took over the Downing Feed mill on March 1. They are planning on having an open house sometime in April.
Jim and Terri Ross took over the Glenwood City lockers on March 15.
An arrest has been made of one male who was involved in two burglaries to the VFW Club and that same individual and a male accomplice were involved in a burglary to the Boyceville Oil Company.
50 years ago
Tribune of May 21, 1964
A group of citizens met Monday evening at the office of District Attorney Richard P. Rivard in Glenwood City to discuss the possibilities of a golf course in the Glenwood City area, and federal financial assistance that is available for the development of all types of recreational facilities.
A leak in a railroad tank car of 41% liquid nitrogen fertilizer Saturday afternoon sent one man to the doctor, killed the fish in Tiffany Creek and the strong ammonia like fumes from the escaping fertilizer sent scores of people running for fresh air.
Two local high school boys, Dennis Mahoney and Wayne DeSmith, have returned home after a two week stay in the Holy Family hospital in New Richmond, following injuries received in an auto accident on May 9.
60 years ago
Tribune of May 6, 1954
Snow flurries and wind continued on Monday and Leonard Johnson reported bucking two foot drifts on the Wilson road on Monday, May 3.
Wayne Peterson was named the Star Dairy Farmer of the Wisconsin and received the Wisconsin Farmer Degree at the Silver Anniversary Convention of the Wisconsin Association of Future Farmers of America held at Green Lake on Monday. Everett Peterson, and Raymond Wall were presented with the honorary Wisconsin Farmer degree at the same convention.
Fire early Tuesday morning severely damaged the Floyd Stansbury home in the village of Downing.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
April 3, 1919
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Muckle, the new landlord and landlady of Hotel Glenwood, arrived from St. Paul Monday and took charge of the hotel Tuesday.
H.M. Johnston received word Tuesday that Rev. T.W. North had been appointed to finish the conference year in the Glenwood City pulpit, and will be here in time to conduct services Sunday.
Another local boy’s name has been added to the list of those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” while serving their country. On Thursday last J. G. Johnson received a telegram from the adjutant general of the army at Washington, D.C., stating that his son, Pvt. Gust Walter Johnson, Infantry, had been officially reported as having died on March 9th.
30 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
May 3, 1984
Al Sanow is the new manager of Menomonie Farmers Union Co-op’s Boyceville facility, taking over duties in mid-April. Sanow comes from St. Leo in western Minnesota.
Opposition to rehab plans for existing drainage ditches in Boyceville was voiced by affected residents during an informational meeting April 21. Because of the citizens’ views, plans to seek bids on the project were scuttled and a second meeting to discuss alternatives was scheduled for April 26.
Running the day-to-day operations these days for Glenwood City Co-op Services, Chuck Valek comes to the area with co-op experience from LeSueur, Mnn., and a strong management background.