Days of Old – 9-17-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of September 1, 2004
Glenwood City’s Main Street is nearing completion as workmen are making the decorative crosswalk in the street.
Fire destroyed a combine on the Lee Seim farm in Springfield Township the evening of August 5th. Fire spread to a row of the grain.
Seven girls are vying for the Miss Glenwood City title: Adrienne Graese, Alyssa Kelm, Brittany Schillinger, Danielle Forrest, Heather Cress, Taylor Voeltz, and Megan Johnson.
25 years ago
Tribune of August 9, 1989
Doug McFarlane has opened a NAPA Auto Parts store in Glenwood City. The store is located next to the Glenwood Interiors store in Glenwood’s Main Street. A grand opening is planned for the store next month.
“Lucky” the elephant is going to be a featured performer on the Culpepper & Merriweather Great Combined Circus coming to Glenwood City on Wednesday, August 23, rain or shine.
Greg Grahn and his S2S Pitts with a 260 H.P. Motor will be performing Aerobatic Maneuvers at the eighth annual Fly-In Breakfast and Air Show to be held at the Boyceville Airport on Sunday, August 20, as part of the annual Cucumber Festival.
50 years ago
Tribune of October 8, 1964
October 1964 marks the 75th anniversary of the organization of the Methodist church in Glenwood City, and the event will be observed with services to be held next Sunday morning.
Roger Van Ranst and Janice Booth were named King and Queen during the festivities of the homecoming celebration at Glenwood City High School last Friday.
The city’s fire siren will sound nightly at 10 p.m. as a signal to youngsters that it is time to go home.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 16, 1954
The new owners of Glenwood City’s new dress shop are Mrs. Ethel Hughes and Mrs. Tom Hughes. They had their grand opening last Saturday.
Gas fumes in a silo took the lives of Mrs. Edna Schuttz, and her 11-year-old daughter Karen on their farm home about 3 miles south of Boyceville on 79 late Saturday morning.
One of the school buses which received an official OK on Monday was put out of order on Tuesday in a minor accident, when a driverless car backed into the right rear wheel and knocked the rear axel out of line.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
August 14, 1919
The most tragic accident that has ever occurred in the vicinity resulted in the death of four Glenwood City people when an east-bound Omaha train crashed into an automobile driven by Fred Reynolds at the dangerous crossing just west of Knapp at about 9:30 Sunday morning. Everyone of the occupants of the car is now dead – Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds, their son, Fred Reynolds, and their grandson Errol Reynolds (son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Williams Jr.).
The Lindlief farm auction sale last Saturday was a big success. The farm sold for $148 an acre, the price for the 40 acres totaling $5,920. Mrs. Chris Bergum was the purchaser. The crops were also sold, the corn bringing $51 an acre, oats $15 an acre and 2nd crop hay $9 an acre.
A sad accident occurred near Connorsville Sunday at about 2 p.m. when Emil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lindo formerly of Forest, fell from a wagon on which some lumber was being hauled. The death was found to be instantaneous, resulting from the fracture of the skull.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
September 19, 1974
The General Telephone Company of Wisconsin this week is scheduled to begin with a major construction and service improvement program in its Boyceville exchange.
A community meeting held last Tuesday evening at the school cafeteria found many interested persons attending, feeling that Boyceville has a dire need for medical and dental facilities. A figure of $100,000 was selected, offering space for two doctors and two dentists. Mayor Evenson said that Federal help is available.
Monday morning we chatted with George and Gordy Kolkind, learning that the recent frost hit their fields. The Kolkinds also told us that Gerald Bartos, Art Grambow and the Stephans, Pa and sons, escaped the frost and their corn still has a good chance.