Days of Old – 2-4-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of January 19, 2005
Keith Badour, of rural Glenwood City, placed first in his class for the third straight year at the Eagle River Snowmobile Races held recently.
At their meeting Monday night, The Boyceville School Board approved the resignation of Middle School Principal and Curriculum Coordinator Susan Halseth and Head Football Coach Chris Bowman.
The Glenwood City and Boyceville Fire Departments worked together on two fire calls this past week – one at a home at County Road W owned by Virginia Work, and another at a garage in Connorsville owned by Tim Ring.
25 years ago
Tribune of December 27, 1989
A car driven by Pat Forrest struck a power pole on First Street in Glenwood City just before midnight Saturday. NSP crews had to shut off the power in Glenwood City for just over half an hour to make repairs. The cold weather broke a power line near the Wheeler substation and on Wed. evening the power was off in Glenwood City, Downing, Boyceville and Wheeler areas.
The Glenwood City School Board will take its first step in seeking a successor for Superintendent Wally Lindholm during a special board meeting on Thursday, December 28.
An inconclusive survey, along with the district’s preoccupation with getting settled into a new school, led the Boyceville School Board into tabling discussion of initiating a school breakfast program.
50 years ago
Tribune of February 25, 1965
The St. Croix County board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to finance the additional $42,000 necessary for the county’s share of the construction of the new proposed lake and recreational area in the Glen Hills watershed.
The L.V. Ward Hardware Store in Downing was burglarized over the weekend and about $8.00 in change and more than $100.00 worth of merchandise was missing.
60 years ago
Tribune of February 3, 1955
Selvin Lee and Orrie Brettigen are the new proprietors of the former Bullis Hardware store here. The two purchased the business on Monday as partners and took over on February 1. The new firm will be known as the B. & L. Hardware.
Fire, believed to have started by an exploding oil stove, totally destroyed the farm home of Russell Thorsen Wednesday afternoon.
An important milestone was reached in the 42-year history of the Wisconsin Hydro Electric Co., Monday, January 24, when it issued its first pension check to retired employee Ole Geving, 25-year veteran operator of the Hydro’s Trego Plant.
Approximately 150 members and patrons attended the annual meeting of the Glenwood City Co-op Services on Saturday afternoon, January 22, at the High School Auditorium. Leo Lyons won the grand door prize of a Dormeyer deep fryer at the meeting.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 1, 1920
At the beginning of the year, St. John’s Catholic Church, of this city, had a debt outstanding of over $23,000 from the church building and its contents. Now in the final wind-up campaign of the year $3,870 had been received in cash and $6,000 in pledges. The goal aimed at is the reduction of the debt to an even $11,000.
Rev. R. W. Petersen and wife were the recipients of a happy surprise reception at Wheeler Dec. 26th, a large number of parishioners assembling and presenting them with a substantial purse of money.
Glenwood Lodge No. 254, F. & A. M., and Glenwood Chapter No. 33, O. E. S., held joint installation Monday evening.