Days of Old – 8-27-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of August 11, 2004
Headquartered in Glenwood City the community action agency WestCAP is a result of the federal Economic Opportunity Act which was passed forty years ago this month. WestCAP has been a fixture in Glenwood City’s Downtown for over 30 years.
Three union members, who are on strike employees of Brown-Wilbert Inc., a major supplier of burial vaults in the Midwest, picketed at Tiffany Cemetery in Boyceville last Thursday.
Katie Larson, Megan Kitchner, Stephanie Dickens, and Savanah Fischer are vying for Miss Boyceville title this year, and Hunter Cormican, Tabitha Breland, and Danielle Keller are running for Jr. Miss Boyceville.
25 years ago
Tribune of July 19, 1989
Rose Schneider and Carl Koonst, both of Glenwood City, have been named as Grand Marshals for the 11th Annual Rustic Lore weekend.
The question going around the area is “What to do about the Highways 12 and 18 intersection, as the third accident in 13 says occurred on Saturday afternoon.
The baseball memorabilia exhibit of Andy Pafko has been moved from the Boyceville High School Lobby to the Lobby at Kadinger’s Auto Salvage. Pafko, a former Boyceville resident, plated major league ball for the Milwaukee Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs. The exhibit was moved due to break-ins and remodeling work at the high school.
50 years ago
Tribune of September 17, 1964
Some time during the night last week Thursday suspected vandals entered the farm lands of Jim Schug, about three miles northwest of Glenwood City and cut his fences in seven different places.
Two pasture renovation demonstrations are planned within the Glen Hills Watershed area on September 24 and 25.
Harold Dettmann, TV sales and service man from Downing, reports that he has many requests for information on how to get WKBT-TV, LaCrosse, on channel 8, the station that carries the broadcasts of Green Bay football games. Harold says to simply turn the aerial in a southeast direction in this area. Of course you will have to turn it back again to get the other stations.
60 years ago
Tribune of August 26, 1954
Five heifers perished early Friday morning when fire totally destroyed the barn, machine shed and granary on the Arnold Volkert farm, better know as the Joe Gillis farm located three miles each of New Richmond.
Hot rod enthusiasts from this area have organized a club to promote hot rod racing at the newly-constructed half-mile race track at Boyceville.
Clarence Newville, cheesemaker for Stella Cheese Co. at Glenwood City, won first place on his Gorgon-zola cheese at the 1954 Wisconsin State Fair.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 24, 1919
There is every assurance now that Glenwood City will have its long looked-for Soo depot before the end of the present year of grace, and that it will be the kind of depot we have been seeking to obtain for lo, these many moons.
There are more than 150 gallant boys in the territory within a radius of ten miles of Glenwood City who have been honorably discharged from the military service of the Uncle Sam in the world war. Next Friday, August 1, we as a community will unite in a grand, concerted effort to give them a rousing “welcome home” that will be remembered for many years.
Miss Anna Andrashko has purchased of Mrs. L. B. Larson her millinery store on Oak street, and will take possession the middle of August.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
August 29, 1974
Miss Patty Hellendrung, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hellendrung, was crowned as the new Miss Boyceville for 1974-75.
In the battle for local supremacy, Al Riek defeated John Brezina and is again the horseshoe champ of Boyceville.
Patricia Schlough and her dog Jo-Jo placed first in Pre-Novice (11-12) class at the State 4-H Dog Show, which was held at Fond du Lac on August 17.