Days of Old – 2-18-2015

Days of Old – 2-18-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of February 2, 2005

The Glenwood City Fire Department’s new thermal imaging camera was put into service by the department recently. The camera is designed to provide the trained user with the ability to see in the dark and smoke-filled environments.

On Saturday morning the Glenwood City Fire Department was called to the Tom Aebly home on Syme Ave. in Glenwood City. The flames had spread throughout the entire house. Boyceville firefighters assisted at the scene.

Ryan Tiberg, Glenwood City graduate and son of Richard and Lorna Tiberg of Glenwood City, reached the milestone of 1,000 points scored in his career for the Northland College men’s basketball team. He passed the mark midway through a game against St. Scholastica on January 25.

25 years ago
Tribune of January 10, 1990

The Glenwood City School board will meet with architect Premal Sheth on Monday for a special work session that will help the district pare down its options regarding the future of Glenwood City’s elementary school sites.

A natural gas leak in an apartment owned by the Menomonie Housing Authority caused Mary Thibado and her family to go to the Myrtle Werth Medical Center for observation.

The Glenwood City Common Council Monday night ordered the drafting of an ordinance to prohibit parking in the city alleys. At present, the only  restriction to parking in the city alleys is in the business district.

50 years ago
Tribune of March 4, 1965

Louie Larson, Glenwood City’s oldest resident, on Sunday celebrated his 99th birthday at Glenhaven, where he has made his home since last fall.

The St. Croix County Board at its meeting last Tuesday approved the construction of a new county building at Hudson to house the county and circuit courts, and county offices. The cost of the two story building is estimated at approximately $530,000 and will be erected on the site of the old jail.

The City Council Tuesday night renegotiated the contract for the construction of the new sewage system with Gottschalk Bros. of Edgar.

La Ray’s Cafe, Glenwood City’s new restaurant, will open for a business next week, Thursday, March 11. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bonte recently purchased the City Cafe, formerly operated by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Koonst for 20 years.

60 years ago
Tribune of February 17, 1955

The new addition of the Glenwood City-Emerald Public Schools will be formally dedicated on Monday evening, February 21.

In a recent poll of the senior class and the high school faculty, Miss Mary Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron O. Lee, Glenwood City, has been chosen the D. A. R. representative from the Glenwood City High School.

Mickey Lauber last Friday night rolled in a total of 43 points to set a new record for himself and also to establish a new high record for individual high score in local basketball play. It is also believed to be a record in Middle Boarder Conference Play.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 15, 1920

J. A. Oakby of Eau Claire was to Glenwood City Monday and Tuesday conferring with Pres. Evans, of the Advancement Association, and other local boosters in regard to the establishment of an egg packing plant here. He pronounced this city an ideal location for a plant.

Another Soo line town depotless! The depot at Boyceville Tuesday morning was burned completely down, the flames having been started by light wires, it is believed. All the contents were saved.

On Tuesday F. J. Frazier received the charter for “Stephen S. Curry Post No. 168” of the American Legion, duly signed  by Franklin D’Olier, National Commander, and the other necessary officials.

At its annual meeting Monday Emmanuel Lutheran congregation of Forest presented its pastor, Rev. T. Hennings, with a purse of one hundred sixty dollars, and voted him a salary increase of $200.

Just before going to press we learned the sad news of the death at St. Luke’s hospital in St. Paul of Ortwin Gersdorf, who was burned in the fire on his farm last week. He passed away Wednesday afternoon.