Days of Old – 4-1-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of March 16, 2005
The village board is taking action to move ahead in development of more residential lots. During the meeting Monday night, March 12 the board addressed three areas within the village that are scheduled for development or being considered for residential building.
The winds of change have blown through the Hersey. Within the last month, the venerable old Hersey Town Hall is no more as the roof caved in leaving only the door intact.
Four young Glenwood City wrestlers will compete in the State Youth Wrestling Tournament in Madison. They are Garrett Bonte, Adam Holmquist, Drake Kessler, and Riley Knops.
25 years ago
Tribune of February 21, 1990
Three area wrestlers will be attending the State Wrestling Tournament in Madison this Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24: David Caress (Glenwood City, 160 lb. class), Kevin Goodell (Boyceville 103 lb. class), and Chad Lee (Boyceville 275 lb. class.
Chad Schwartz has become a finalist in the 1990 National Merit Scholarship Program. This is a distinction that places Chad in a group representing less than half of one percent of American High School seniors.
In spite of a petition filed by Town of New Haven residents, the Boyceville School Board unanimously agreed to accept the bid of Bill and Pamela Swenson, of Connorsville, for the Connorsville grade school and grounds. The cost for the high school remodeling will cost between $1.3 – $1.5 million.
Bruce Kelm’s Hilltopper girls basketball team have become the first ever girls basketball conference champions, as they earned the Dunn-St. Croix Conference Co-Champs.
50 years ago
Tribune of April 15, 1965
Nancy Johnson, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson, Downing, has been named valedictorian; and Scotty Teigen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Teigen, Glenwood City, salutatorian of the class of 1965 at the Glenwood City High School.
Telephone customers in the General Telephone area will soon be able to place calls automatically, at the push of one button. The General Telephone Company of Wisconsin announced today that it will offer Electronic Dialers beginning this month.
With elementary enrollments building in every grade, the school district will be forced to find outside classroom space for the coming year.
Fiber glass and kapok in life preserves must be sealed in plastic bags to comply with new Coast Guard regulations. The new Coast Guard rule of life preserves went into effect January 1, and the Wisconsin Conservation Department will enforce the changes this season.
60 years ago
Tribune of March 31, 1955
Everett M. Lee, Superintendent of the Glenwood City-Emerald Public Schools, has resigned his position here in order to assume the Superintendency of the Viroqua Public Schools in Viroqua, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Mary Schneider, Wheeler, died March 22, at the age of 103, in the Memorial hospital at Menomonie.
The Glenwood City High School announces the selection of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the graduating class of 1955. Miss LaVonne Obermueller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Obermueller, Town of Glenwood, is the Valedictorian, and Miss Mary Arnquist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Arnquist, Glenwood City, is the Salutatorian.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
February 26, 1920
The Bank of Downing is now occupying its handsome new building that was just completed.
The Holtz Bros. Electric Co. of Chippewa Falls have decided to locate their headquarters in Glenwood City. They have rented quarters in the old Central hotel building from L. B. Larson, and expect to be open for business about the first of March.
The Tribune is indebted to Chairman Louis VanRanst for a copy of “Good Roads for Wisconsin”, containing a map of the new state trunk highway system. It shows Glenwood City’s new trunk highway from Ellsworth north.