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Glenwood City – by Doris Teigen

Editor’s Note: The following was penned by Doris Teigen back in 1977 about her hometown of Glenwood City. Doris passed away last month, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Nestled snuggly in the valley, created by its fifty-seven hills, lies my favorite town of Glenwood City. I am sure a stranger coming to town for the first time could not walk the two blocks of the main street without being greeted by several people.

Our business places offer most everything one could possibly need in food, clothing, medicine, hardware, lumber, appliances, automobiles and repairs, and if they don’t have it, they will make every effort to get it for you.

We have a fine school system, local newspaper, four large churches, a dentist, two of the best doctors that any small community could wish for (they are of the rare kind, that still make house calls and have a special compassion for both the young and the elderly), two veterinarians, an optometrist on two days a week, plus a good fire department, ambulance service, police protection, a nice nursing home and others.

Summer finds an active recreation program with swimming pool, ball field and playground all with much activity. We also have a Saddle Club.

Glenwood City hosts the St. Croix County 4-H Fair each year in August and our usual population of around 900 grows to about 5,000 for four days.

Just out of town we have Glen Hills Golf Course and a County Park for camping, swimming, hiking, fishing or picnicking. In town we have a nice tourist park.

I shall always be grateful for having lived here and raised my family in beautiful Glenwood City.

Doris Teigen
Glenwood City, Wis.