Days of Old – 12-3-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of November 17, 2004
UW-Stout quarterback Nick Ohman (Sr., Glenwood City) was picked as the player of the week by the Don Hansen Weekly Gazette and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for the second week in a row.
An entertaining pack of retired women, known as the Happy Grannies, took Glenhaven Nursing Home by storm last Tuesday afternoon.
The Boyceville School Board made an adjustment to the school budget, reducing the deficit by some $3,743 at their meeting Monday night.
25 years ago
Tribune of October 25, 1989
Daniel Yurista 37, of rural Prairie Farm, was killed last Saturday in a plane crash in Honduras. Yurista was on of the “Farmer to Farmer” team members that headed out of Glenwood City last month to travel to Nicaragua.
The Wisconsin State Marching Band Championship was held at Warhawk Stadium in Whitewater, WI on Saturday, October 21. This was the first year the championship offered both field show and parade competitions, and Glenwood City placed first in the parade event and third place in the Class A division of the field show competition.
The Boyceville School Board decided Monday night to retain the services of an appraiser to help them with the sale of their to-be defunct elementary schools at Wheeler and Connorsville. The board also received the resignation of Elementary Principal Ted Bissell, which is effective June 30, 1990.
50 years ago
Tribune of December 24, 1964
Fire believed to have started from a heat lamp used in the pig pen early last Thursday morning, December 17, destroyed the machine shed on the Emmet Halvorson farm about 2 miles northwest of Emerald. Part of the building had been converted to a pig pen.
Every city, village and town in the state is receiving a share of a $7,397,834.82 highway tax allotment on motor vehicles distributed this week by the state highway funds returned to the local municipal units of government during the year. A total of $53,709.57 from the motor vehicle tax return is being distributed in St. Croix County.
If you are planning to buy a new ‘65 model, you’ll have 343 models to choose from right now. Last year Detroit added 13 after the new models were out, according the annual roundup report in the December issue of Changing Times, the Kiplinger magazine.
60 years ago
Tribune of December 2, 1954
Glenwood City’s new school building, although not completed, was put into service Monday of this week when three classes which were being conducted in the school grounds were moved into the new building.
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the 180 ft. long barn and 45 head of cattle on the Hall Estate now owned by Everett Myers, in the village of Knapp last week Thursday.
Rev. E. A. Schutz, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church here, has accepted a call to serve the churches at Cumberland and Collingwood, and he and Mrs. Schutz will leave on Friday for their new parish.
The Soo Line depot, formerly located at Cylon, which was discontinued some years ago, was moved to Emerald Station (formerly known as Roddis) on November 18, and is being readied for use and occupancy as a depot and living quarters for the agent, H. E. Ashcroft.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
October 30, 1919
On Thursday evening several Cylonites and farmers in the towns of Cylon and Forest met at the Forest school house and organized a company to be known as the Cylon-Forest Electrical Co., their object being to building an electrical power line, starting at the Apple River Milling Company’s main line east of the town of Forest, thence on by a circuitous route to the Cylon village in all being about 12.5 miles.
Well-known hypnotist Breese E. Bell will give performances here Wednesday and Thursday evenings in connection with the movies, also a free act in the street at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
A broken electric light wire falling on telephone wire caused a fire at the T. M. Rees residence on Elm street last Saturday morning.