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Days of Old – 1-21-2015

Days of Old – 1-21-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of January 5, 2005

The Glenwood City Common Council Monday night appointed Monica Schemionek to a seat on the city council to replace Dottie Murphy, who had resigned.

Mike Rehbein of Glenwood City has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, since 1999. CAP members participate in a wide range of doings including locating possibly downed aircraft, helping disaster-struck communities, earning pilot’s licenses and engaging in plain old aerospace education.

Abbey Steffen, daughter of Glenwood City residents John and Faye Steffen, now dons the tall white hat of a professional chef.

25 years ago
Tribune of December 13, 1989

Fire struck Thursday night as a barn was being readied for a herd of cattle belonging to James and Sharleen Croes. This has been the second barn fire for the Croes this year.

At a special meeting of the electors of the Town of Springfield on Monday, Dec. 11, they voted 21-14 to build a new town hall. The estimated cost would be between $40,000 and $45,000.

The statewide average of county property tax rate is $5.15 per $1,000 equalizing value, up 7.5% from the 1988 rate of $4.79. The levy for Dunn County is up 14.8%, and St. Croix County is up $9.3%.

50 years ago
Tribune of February 11, 1965

The annual meeting of the Glenwood City Co-op Services was held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Glenwood City High School. Manager Milnor Johnson presented the financial statement. This past year member patrons saved over $19,000, or 5.39% by patronizing the cooperative.

Marvin E. Meyer of Madison has been promoted to local commercial manager at General Telephone’s Glenwood City office and will be responsible for the commercial operation of the Glenwood City, Boyceville, Colfax, Elk Mound, Knapp, Elmwood, Maiden Rock, Pepin, Plum City, Prescott and Wheeler exchanges.

60 years ago
Tribune of January 20, 1955

The total number of children who took advantage of the St. Croix County immunization clinics was 3,827, with the number of individual immunizations given totaling 5,052.

Wisconsin traffic accidents resulted in death for 840 persons in 1954, a five percent reduction from the 881 fatalities listed for 1953.

By July 1, 1955, all grade A milk in Wisconsin must come from herds following Plan A of the Brucellosis program to help control Brucellosis.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 18, 1919

Members of the Scandinavian Lutheran congregation planned a very happy surprise for their pastor, Rev. Rudolph W. Peterson, and wife at the church on Friday afternoon, Dec. 5th. Rev. Char. Thompson of Colfax made the presentation speech in presenting a purse of $90.50, a joint fund subscribed by the members. Immediately after, all partook of a delicious luncheon served in the basement, which had been prepared by the ladies of the congregation. – Boyceville Press.

The Village of Wilson has scored again. The boosters there have organized for the purpose of financing and building a skating rink for municipal benefit. The tract of land adjacent to the opera house has been leased and flood this area and will make and excellent skating surface.