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Days of Old – 11-19-2014

Days of Old – 11-19-2014

10 years ago
Tribune of November 3, 2004

Wilson resident Shawn Callahan has amassed quite a collection of uncommon and exotic animals including an Arctic fox, two Atlas Lionesses, a pair of prairie dogs, and a red tailed boa, two sugar gliders, small rodents known as Degus, a wolf, a tortoise, and some Barbados sheep. All of these interesting critters live on 100 acres of land near Wilson. Many of these ended up in Callahan’s care from zoos, while others came from private parties.

In a few weeks, along with about 10,000 other people in the National Guard, local resident Scott Drinkman will commence a 14-month deployment in Northern Iraq.

Boyceville senior Eric Werner received a silver medal at last Saturday’s State Cross Country meet. He was the WIAA Division 3 State Boys Runner-up.

25 years ago
Tribune of October 11, 1989

Pat Sobota of Wilson took over the Andale and Associates real estate office in Menomonie from former Glenwood City resident, Richard Dale, on October 1.

Early Saturday morning a semi-truck loaded with cheese and cold meats made its way off I-94 coming into Knapp to pickup more cheese to be transported to the Twin Cities. As the truck came down the Knapp Hill the driver lost control of the truck and it crashed off the step hill and down the embankment and spilled the contents on the hill side. Hundreds of people helped themselves to free cheese and cold meats at the site.

No injuries were reported Monday afternoon as a tank truck belonging to the Glenwood City Fire Dept. rolled down main street from near the fire station. The truck came to rest against the First National Bank building after striking two vehicles.

50 years ago
Tribune of December 10, 1964

Santa will be visiting Glenwood City on Saturday, December 12. He will also be visiting Forest and Emerald on Dec. 19.

Burglars some time between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday broke into Glenwood City high school and made off with between $75 and $100, two cameras, a transistorized tape recorder, and some smaller items including a flashlight and a steel tape.

Starting Friday evening, December 11, Glenwood City stores will be open in the evenings through Wed., December  23. This arrangement should give Christmas shoppers more time to fill their shopping lists.

60 years ago
Tribune of November 18, 1954

The Glenwood City High School is one of twelve Wisconsin high schools selected to participate in an expanded program of teacher education in Home Education.

St. Croix County’s blood quota for this year is 892 pints – 125 pints daily. Mr. Basquin, the St. Paul Blood Center Administrator, tells us that the Red Cross is considering discontinuing its services in all counties that do not meet their quotas. We are sure you will agree that this must not happen here. It would be a tragedy to go back to the old days of securing donors among  friends, relatives and neighbors , or take the chance of losing a life because there were not enough pints of blood of the correct type immediately available.

Nick Kadinger, bulk salesman for the Glenwood City Cooperative Services has resigned that position. The resignation is to become effective December 1.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
October 16, 1919

Another kink has been taken out of the Glenwood City depot knot. The rail road administration approves the plans for the new depot.

The new pastor of the United Lutheran church, Rev. R. W. Peterson, will be installed here on Sunday, October 26th.

The celebration and homecoming at Downing last Saturday was a distinct success and reflected much credit on Hon. D. C. Coolidge and the others responsible for it.

40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
November 21, 1974

Mrs. Karnick’s name was drawn and she received 50 Lucky Bucks.

The Sixth Annual Cooperative Youth Conference was held at Holiday Inn No. 2 in Madison, November 11-12. Attending from this area were Debby Horky and Gary Behling, both of Boyceville.

With the traditional nine-day deer hunting season opening this Saturday, Nov. 23, it is important to note that for the first time in several years, we have a buck only season in Dunn County and the Mississippi River Counties.