Days of Old – 9-24-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of September 8, 2004
Orville and Louise Jeske have been selected to serve as the Grand Marshals for the 25th annual Rustic Lore Days in Glenwood City.
A tractor accident took the life of Earl (Bud) Villman, Jr., 72, Friday afternoon, Sept. 3. The tractor that Villman was driving in the yard behind his garage at his home on County Highway E in Springfield Township tipped over and pinned him under it.
In addition to providing emergency food for families and individuals who are in need, the Good and Nutrition Department of WestCAP is apso a dispenser of information on how to relieve other poverty relate hardships.
25 years ago
Tribune of August 15, 1989
O.K. and Bobbie Hedlund have been named by the Community Action Club to serve as Grand Marshals for this weekend’s Cucumber Festival.
The dark-brown wooden structure that the Gedney Pickle Company had located on Boyceville’s Main Street was razed last winter, and various community organizations are dealing with what to re-name the “Cucumber Festival” next year.
Andy Pafko, Boyceville’s most famous native son stopped home a week ago Monday to visit with friends and check on the new location of his display case.
Red Cedar Satellite, currently located in Menomonie, will be moving to Boyceville on September 1.
50 years ago
Tribune of October 15, 1964
The first carload of government corn to arrive in this area was unloaded Monday at the Soo Line station at Roddis, being consigned to the Forest Feel Mill. Other carloads of government corn is expected to arrive shortly for other feed mills in the area for the relief of farmers in counties that have been declared a disaster area because of the drought this summer.
A planned interruption of electric service to permit relocation and improvement of feeder line facilities will affect Boyceville and surrounding residents early Saturday morning, October 17.
More than 100 people attended the fall meeting of the St. Croix County Historical Society Sunday afternoon at the Octagon House, 1004 Third Street, Hudson. This was the first public gathering in the century-old house since it was acquired by the historical society for a museum and community center.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 23, 1954
The enrollment this year in schools of Joint District No. 1 have set an all time record. Figures just released reveal that there are now 235 students enrolled in high school and 242 students in the grades for a total of 477 students.
Mrs. Andrew Larson 67 of Wilson, was killed early Thursday morning when she was stuck by a train as she was walking along the tracks near Hersey.
The first frost of the season hit this area Tuesday night, in some places real light and others a killing frost.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
August 21, 1919
The Legislature of 1919 has authorized the addition of 2500 miles of road to the 5000 miles State Trunk Highway system selected in 1919.
The Apple River Milling Co. has written to A.C. Harriman, representing the local businessmen, stating that they will open up the grain warehouse here for business about Monday, and will get started very soon after that one the temporary feed mill to take care of the grinding needs at present.
In connection with the present nation-wide movement for a reduction in the cost of living the Minneapolis Tribune last Friday published a “fair” price list of food stuff and groceries. It is significant that on the very day this list was published, Glenwood City merchants were selling all the articles at prices from 5 to 20 per cent lower than those quoted to the list, which shows that there is no profiteering here.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
September 26, 1974
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schlottman raised two whopper pumpkins – one weighing 89 pounds and one weighing 84 pounds – south and a little west of Boyceville.
Mrs. Don Wienke stopped at the office on Monday morning to show us an Oxehart tomato her husband few in their garden — it weighed 3 pounds and 3/4 oz.
A presentation of a check for $1,200 was made to Rhonda Behling and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manvel Behling. The check is the proceeds from the benefit dance held on September 13 at the Municipal Hall and the donations which have been sent into the National Bank of Boyceville.