Days of Old – 9-3-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of August 18, 2004
Audrey and Stan Kuhn will serve as Grand Marshals for the Annual Cucumber Festival set for this weekend in Boyceville.
Emerald’s first town celebration was held in the Emerald Park on June 26th. Approximately 200 people gathered for the event.
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold announced that the Boyceville Fire Department has received a 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $60,246.
25 years ago
Tribune of July 26, 1989
Eight young women are vying for the Miss Boyceville title this year: Angela Dormanen, Jennifer Gundlack, Carrie Williams, Kristen Bartos, Lorie McFarland, Leigh Hight, Barbie McCoy, and Jenny Wakefield.
A benefit will be held Saturday for two Downing Youths: Eric White, 6, who has leukemia, and Tammy Mrdutt, 14, whose condition has not yet precisely been diagnosed.
The Glenwood City School District approved a budget Monday night that will be $468,000 higher than the 1988-89 budget. Fire district residents, the good news is that it doesn’t appear the tax levy will go up for the 1989-90 school year, and that for the fourth year in a row there will be no increase in the school lunch program.
50 years ago
Tribune of September 24, 1964
The General Telephone Co. last week started on the $15,000 remodeling project of its office here. The job will consist of all new plumbing and heating and electrical wiring a complete remodel of the interior plus an eight foot extension to the entire front of the building which will provide an interior stairway.
Thirty-three young people in the American Lutheran parish will be confirmed this Sunday, September 27.
Richard P. Rivard says he has more pine trees that will be destroyed next spring when the watershed dam is constructed. Anyone can come and help themselves to these trees, but they must take trees only in the area marked off. Last spring some people took trees outside the restricted area and if anyone is in doubt they should ask.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 2, 1954
Glenwood City’s new clothing store for men and boys is now open for business in the building formerly occupied by the DeCamp Furniture store. Oscar E. Nelson, the proprietor, is presently making plans for his grand opening which will be the latter part of this month.
Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon for Maurice Christianson, a Glenwood City businessman and resident for over 42 years, passed away at his home here early Sunday morning. Mr. Christianson’s varied talents led him into many businesses including a cream buyer, the oil business and a farm implement business.
The last vacancy on the teaching staff of the local school was finally filled late last week when Supt. Lee announced that Freeman Galoff of Elmwood had been hired to teach industrial arts and be assistant football coach.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 31, 1919
The Tribune job department last week completed the new telephone directories for the West Wisconsin Telephone Co. Many new names are listed in the book and over 1,000 copies were printed.
After a week of diligent work on the part of several committees, pretty nearly everything is now in readiness for the great “Welcome Home” which the community has arranged for the gallant boys who went out in the stormy days of 1917 and 1918 to fight for their country.
A bay horse belonging to Harry Standard was killed by lightning last week. Fortunately for Harry the animal was insured.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
September 5, 1974
The Village of Knapp will be celebrating its 100th birthday. The three day celebration will begin on September 6. Knapp was originally called Bailey Town, but the name was later changed to Knapp after John Holly Knapp of the Knapp family.
Wisconsin Assembly Bill 1045 entitled “Nutrition Through The School Systems” effective since April this year provides that senior citizens aged 60 or over may participate in what is termed – Title III Nutrition Program. Senior citizens 60 or over will be served food to meet nutritional needs in schools for the sum of 65 cents per meal. It is hoped that all schools will participate in this program.
The Community Action Club will meet at the school cafeteria at 8 p.m. September 10th. The prime issue is the proposal of a medical clinic for Boyceville. Chairmen E.S. Evenson and Dr. De Leon will have a presentation available, and the public is invited to attend this important meeting.