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Days of Old – 1-28-2015

Days of Old – 1-28-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of January 12, 2005

The Boyceville Village Board took action to develop a dozen more lots in the Anderson Hill Subdivision. Their action on Monday allowed for engineering design of the street and utility improvements for the first phase of the area.

Fire completely destroyed a barn on the Alvin (Shorty) and Pamela Peterson farm at 9th Ave. and 230th St. in the township of Baldwin. Firefighters from Baldwin, Woodville, Hammond, Roberts, Deer Park, and Glenwood City were called to the blaze at about 9:20 a.m. Thursday, January 6th.

25 years ago
Tribune of December 20, 1989

Teddy Heughins last Thursday fell through the ice into the Tiffany Creek in Boyceville when he and his brother Jerry were heading home from school. Jerry rescued his little brother, pulling him from the freezing water and summoning help in time to prevent his little brother from getting frostbite.

Dean and Wayne Wanbaugh have sold the old “Aches and Acres” farm. The brothers, who had resided at the site since 1932, moved to the west side of Menomonie a year ago November.

William Berndt, River Falls, convincingly won the 10th District Senate seat last Tuesday in the special election. Berndt will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Richard Shoemaker after being convicted of ethic law violations.

Glenwood City School District Administrator, Wallace L. Lindholm, will be leaving his Glenwood post as Superintendent after 24 years for a position with the State Department of Instruction.

50 years ago
Tribune of February 18, 1965

Several young men who have recently graduated from dental schools have expressed an interest in Glenwood City as a place to locate and start their dental practice.

Five counties: Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix are working together to promote an area vocational technical school for their graduates. Glenwood City is interesting in having this school built in their community.

Kathy M. Riba is this year’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Glenwood City High School. She scored highest here in written home making examination taken Dec. 1 by 552,704 senior girls in 14,236 of the nation’s high schools.

60 years ago
Tribune of January 27, 1955

George Steffen has just completed the purchase of the share of the Steffen Our Own Hardware that belonged to his brother, Bill Steffen. The purchase is effective as of January 1 of this year.

Glenwood City firemen and others who volunteered help fought a very stubborn blaze for four and a half hours, which did extensive damage to the Frank Cassellius farm home on Sunday.

The Rev. E. E. Gade of Forest has accepted a call to take a charge at Gleason and expects to take over his new duties there on March 1. Rev. Gade is pastor of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Forest and of the Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville, positions which he has held for the past nine years. No successor has been named yet.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 25, 1919

Local hardware stores are unable to secure a single pound of nails from the factories or wholesalers at the present time, and only a limited quantity for delivery next spring.  Those who are intending to build next year should see one of the local dealers at once and arrange for a supply. The unusual shortage is largely due to the coal and steel strikes.

The Ward Hardware Co., ever on the lookout for a chance to heap more service onto the heads of their long list of customers, have established an automobile and gas engine exchange system to bring the buyer and seller of secondhand machines together.

Fire attacked the Boyceville post office last Friday evening about 6:30 and made considerable headway before it could be extinguished. Considerable damage was done to Christmas parcels and other mail.