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Days of Old – 8-6-2014

Days of Old – 8-6-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of July 21, 2004

On July 1, Boyceville School District’s new superintendent, Dennis Rettke, officially started his employment at the district office.

Main Street in Wheeler is getting a lot of work, as the entire waterworks system in Wheeler is being replaced. Digging has been done in all of the streets.

Since 1999, the Wilson Village Board has been approached by several developers who had plans to construct a housing development within the village. As of July 15, yet another developer, Mike Benrud of Benrud Realty of Eau Claire, has decided against taking on the project.

25 years ago
Tribune of June 28, 1989

For the first time in Wisconsin, those who will have been in a job more than four months will be guaranteed a higher minimum wage than new hires have received. On Saturday, July 1, according to John Coughlin, Secretary of the State Department of Industry, labor and Human relations. The state’s minimum wage will increase $3.35 to $3.45 per hour for those with fewer than 120 days in the position, and to $3.65 an hour for all non-probationary employees.

Glenwood City Police Chief Ray Ista informed the Tribune Press Reporter that someone entered the home of Robert and Ruby Luepke in Glenwood City sometime Sunday night while the Luepkes were sleeping. The burglar’s found Bob’s billfold and removed $120 from it, and nothing else was reported missing.

Fire Sunday afternoon struck the barn on the Jim and Sharleen Croes farm in the Town of Cylon. The fire burned off the top of the barn and destroyed a nearby silo. The fire department remained on scene until 10 p.m.

50 years ago
Tribune of August 27, 1964

The National Farmers Organization sponsored holding action on the movement of livestock to market went into effect last Thursday morning, August 20, and has so far succeeded in closing some packing plants and forcing large lay-offs of workers in other plants. Receipts at the local station of the Liebman Packing Co. in Glenwood City were down to practically nothing.

The Glenwood City FFA Chapter was adjudged a state winner in the DeKalb corn project publicity contest for the corn project of the 1963 crop year.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at Forest was hit by lightning Monday afternoon, which damaged the shingles on the steeple on the north side. It happened around 12:30 p.m.

60 years ago
Tribune of August 5, 1954

The City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, voted to get started on the project of curb and gutter construction and it is expected that a surveyor will be in the city soon to start the work of establishing a grade preparatory to asking for bids for the construction.

Robert Randleman, high school principal and shop instructor, has resigned from the Glenwood City public schools to accept an instructors position on the University High School staff at Minneapolis. As of yet the school board has not named his successor.

In order that the City Council may get some correct information about the problem of garbage and rubbish disposal here, they have decided to conduct a survey on the question.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 3, 1919

The Lutherans of the Ohio Synod  in the town of Forest, for whom Rev. T. Hennings, of this city, is pastor, have all plans completed for the erection of their handsome new church. The contract has been let to Louis Kerschbaum, of Glenwood City, which insures them a credible and carefully constructed edifice.

Fred Reynolds has started a new local auto livery under the name of the City Auto Livery, to carry passengers between Glenwood City and surrounding towns. He reports a good run of business for the initial week.

One of the new educational laws that is of special interest to the public is Chapter 208, requiring the naming of schoolhouses and providing mailboxes therefore. The law provides that the annual school meeting Monday evening, July 7, must decide upon a name for the school.