Days of Old – 9-4-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of August 25, 2004
President George W. Bush stopped for a few moments at Cady Cheese Factory along Highway 128 south of Wilson last Wednesday, August 18 on his motor trip from Chippewa Falls through Menomonie to Hudson, and onto the Twin Cities.
After a one-year hiatus, Boyceville once again held a Miss Boyceville coronation during Cucumber Festival. Katie Larson was selected at the 2004-05 Miss Boyceville and is joined by the new Jr. Miss Boyceville Danielle Keller, First Princess Tabitha Breland, and Second Princess Stephanie Dickens.
Tim Emholtz, who officially started his job as Superintendent of Glenwood City Schools on August 9, plans on focusing on the areas of budget and curriculum in the district and enjoying his community.
25 years ago
Tribune of August 2, 1989
The sidewalk on Syme Avenue was put down last week and then some of it had to be removed and replaced at a lower level to allow for driveway entrances.
Another two vehicle accident was reported at the intersection Highway 12 and 128. A car driven by Melissa Flick of Glenwood City was struck by a dump truck driven by Kevin McConnell of Amery. This is the fourth accident that has occurred at that intersection this July.
The Western Wisconsin Division of the ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation matched Tami Gruenhagen, a 7-year-old from Birchwood who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, with a stallion from Bob and Linda’s farm “Glen Hills Arabians.” The Kuhns’ 10-acre farm is located north of Downing on Highway Q and frequently have over 40 horses on the premises.
50 years ago
Tribune of October 1, 1964
Tariff revisions that will result in savings of over $82,000 to nearly 36,000 customers were announced by the General Telephone Company of Wisconsin. The revisions are effective with the July through September billings.
The four girls who are on the homecoming court are Senior Janice Booth, Junior Linda Thorsen, Sophomore Sharon Wink and Freshman Linda Davis. The Queen will be announced at the Homecoming Bonfire on Thursday night. Members of the 1964 Homecoming court are Wayne McCarthy, Scott Teigen, Gene Kelm (Master of Ceremonies), Roger Van Ranst, King, and Ned Hahn.
Wisconsin motorists pay $14,969 per hour every hour of every day of the year in federal and state gasoline taxes, explained F. M. Elliott to the St. Croix County Petroleum Council meeting Monday night at the courthouse in Hudson.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 9, 1954
With his power shovel, Ward Larson started the work of digging preparatory to laying of about two blocks of 6 inch water main.
Glenwood City’s new ready to wear store for women, the Pandora Dress Shop, will hold their grand opening this Saturday, September 11. The new store is located in the Christianson building just south of the Locker Plant. The new store will be operated by Mrs. Ethel Hughes and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ada Hughes of Spring Valley.
Following the summer vacation, the City Library located in the Oddfellows hall, will be open every Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 until 4:30. The new opening date is effective September 14.
The Tribune was pleased the other day to receive a record tomato from Bert Swartz who raised it in his garden. The tomato weighed 2 lbs., 6.5 ounces and measured 7 inches in diameter.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
August 7, 1919
Glenwood City’s homecoming celebration for soldiers, sailors and marines last Friday was an unqualified and unparalleled success. The weather was perfect and there was an immense crowd.
Report is to the effect that August Schutts, formerly proprietor of Hotel Glenwood, has been missing at Menomonie for the past three weeks.
The average automobile runs about 10,000 miles per year. The average consumption for this mileage with a high grade oil will be about 25 gallons – Mobiloil at 95c will cost $24.75. If poor grade oil is sued, it often runs over fifty gallons, which at 60c, will cost $30.00. – Adv.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
September 12, 1974
The fire siren sounded at 7:40 Monday morning, right after a bolt of lightning struck on the Al Riek farm. Al noticed flames shooting outside the window on the east side of his home.
The Centennial Parade last Sunday at Knapp had some excellent bands performing, but it was the Boyceville unit, under the direction of Mr. Ken Kline, that won first place in the band division.
Mr. Bruce Everts recently purchased the DeCamp Funeral Home from Mr. Chester DeCamp. Mr. and Mrs. Everts are from Luck, WI and prior to coming here, Mr. Everts was associated with the Robert Page Funeral Home at Sparta.