Days of Old – 3-25-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of March 9, 2005
Mike DeWyre will be stepping down as the Hilltoppers’ Athletic Director at the end of the school year. It is a position he has held for 11 years.
The Glen Hills Golf Club House is undergoing a remodelling and a new bar has been installed. The new bar will be opening under the name of Mulligan’s Bar and Grill on April 1.
Members of the Glenwood City city council learned Monday night that the City Clerk-Treasurer Jackie Ponto was resigning her position with the city. Ponto told the Tribune that she and her family will be moving to Florida, and she has been the city’s Clerk-Treasurer since 2000.
The old railroad ties at Hersey are being recycled and burned to create electric power, an operation that’s been going on here for more than two weeks.
Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith announced the arrest of two Wheeler men, Bruce McIntyre and David Perry, in separate counts in relation to the ever-increasing methamphetamine use in Dunn County.
25 years ago
Tribune of February 14, 1990
Louie and Jennie Draxler enjoyed their 70th anniversary last June. They have enjoyed many happy moments together during a marriage that wrought them 8 children, 52 grandchildren, and 99 great-grandchildren.
The new town hall for the Township of Forest is nearing completion. Only a few minor details remain to be completed on the 40×60 building, which cost $79,000.
Improvements were completed at the Farmers Co-Op convenience Store in Glenwood City last week with the installation of a new lighted canopy over three new self-service gasoline pumps.
50 years ago
Tribune of April 8, 1965
William Lefvander, 65, died some time during Monday night in the ice cold waters of the small creek that runs through his farm. His body was recovered about 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Voters in the City of Glenwood City on Tuesday put two men, new in the city politics, in the offices of aldermen – Bernhardt Jeske and Clarence Luepke. Vic Jacobsen has been elected as the new Springfield town chairman, Ervin Larson was elected as the new Village of Downing president, and Tom Maloney was named assessor in the Town of Emerald.
Additional long distance telephone rate reductions, designed primarily to benefit businessmen in Wisconsin and throughout the nation, became effective April 1, it was announced by the General Telephone Co. of Wisconsin. The reductions total about $25 million throughout the country.
Members of the Glenwood City High School FFA Cattle Judging team took third place honors in the annual state judging contest Monday in Madison. Members were David Anderson, Duane Hill and David Cassellius, and the group advisor was Wayne Koene.
60 years ago
Tribune of March 24, 1955
The Common Council of Glenwood City last week denied that application for an intoxicating liquor license to Donald Elmer Hertzfeldt, who had contemplated the purchase of Anne’s Tavern here.
The entire community was saddened this week to learn of the death of Harold H. Johnston which came late Monday afternoon, March 21. Mr. Johnston, 61, was the proprietor of the Thrift Store and a lifelong resident of Glenwood City.
The Glenwood City Common council accepted the bid of Steffen Hardware for the installation of a gas heating system in the Fire Hall. The low bid came in at $913.00 will be for the installation of two overhead gas burning heaters in the Fire Hall.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
February 19, 1920
If you employ children you should inform yourself on the provisions of the Child Labor Law. It is a violation of the law to employ any child under seventeen years of age, except in agricultural pursuits, unless the employer has on file a labor permit authorizing the employment of the child.
A birthday party was given at the A. G. Anderson home Monday afternoon in honor of Mrs. S. Hedmark, it being her hundredth birthday. Mrs. Hedmark, who seems in perfect health, enjoyed the afternoon and looks as if she may still see more birthdays.
Ed L. Holliday, hardware merchant of Downing, passed through a holdup experience in St. Paul Monday night which cost about $25 in money and his gold watch. About 2 o’clock in the night he woke up and found himself being tied hand and foot and gagged. He finally managed to work himself to the telephone where he succeeded in knocking off the receiver. The continued signal aroused the curiosity of the clerk, who went up to the room and found Mr. Holliday. Mr. Holliday was not injured in any way and is none the worse for his experience.