Days of Old – 4-8-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of March 23, 2005
Last week it was necessary for the Village of Wheeler to dig up Main Street near Highway 25 to repair a sewer line that had broken. The new utility pipe lines were just installed last year and had new blacktopped streets put down.
After a surprising defeat in the courts, the Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Cooperative (WWREC) was looking for any way to continue construction of the 40 million gallon ethanol plant along Highway 170 between Boyceville and Wheeler. What they received was help from an unexpected source: last Monday, the town board of Hay River filed a resolution to petition the Dunn County PRD asking for a change in the ordinance, stating that the plant is classified an industrial zone rather than agricultural.
The Boyceville school board approved the administration’s recommendation to cut another quarter million dollars of expenditures in order to achieve a balanced budget for the next school year. The school is operating this school year with a deficit spending budget.
25 years ago
Tribune of February 28, 1990
Fire struck the Scott Edlin barn Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 20. The barn is located on the Edlin farm, about two and a quarter miles south of Boyceville on County Highway O.
Glenwood City’s Dave Caress won the Class C 160-lb. title at the state wrestling tournament held this past weekend. Caress went 35-1 on the year.
John Pittman of the Red Cedar Satellites in Boyceville returned from the recent SBCA. STTI Satellite Convention in Las Vegas, the industries largest trade show. He met comedian Super Dave of Showtime at the convention.
Tom Spanel’s Boys Bulldog Basketball team received their first conference championship in 27 years as they earned the title of Dunn-St. Croix Conference Champs.
50 years ago
Tribune of April 22, 1965
John L. Oakeson, principal of the Glenwood City High School, Glenwood City, was welcomed to the nation’s largest regional accrediting agency the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Approximately one thousand St. Croix County livestock owners purchased more than $568,780 worth of grain from government stocks held by the Commodity Credit Corporation.
As a part of their spring safety campaign, the Glenwood City Chapter of Future Farmers of America is trying to decrease the chance of tractor accidents on highways and other roads where tractors need to be driven. To remedy this major cause of tractor accidents, the Glenwood City FFA is selling a triangular-shaped reflectors.
On the completion of a new athletic field at Glenwood City high school, it was decided that the new facilities for concessions, tickets and broadcasting were needed. The students of the industrial arts class at the high school built the ticket office.
60 years ago
Tribune of April 7, 1955
St. Croix Valley Cooperative Dairies area milk is now bottled in the new “Two Toter” cartons, with a snap on plastic handle. The new bottling machine recently was installed and will add further convenience to your shopping.
In the last welding class of the season, 16 met in the last group of 4 classes completed over the season. Over the season fifty one have completed the course.
Officers in the Town of Forest and Emerald were re-elected to their positions in the Spring election. Frank Slama was elected as the new chairman in the Town of Springfield. The Village of Downing is still without an assessor as all the candidates were write ins and not yet have qualified for the office. Voters in Glenwood City chose three new officers to fill the aldermen’s chairs: William H. Jeske, Jr., Fred A. Norenberg, and Julius Ajer. Robert P. Knowles won the election Tuesday for State Senator for the 10th district.
Robert Draxler was elected director for District VIII of the Consolidated Breeders Co-op.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
March 4, 1920
There were 77 persons killed and 200 persons injured at grade crossings of railroads on highways in the state of Wisconsin during the year ending June 30, 1919.
A farmers’ institute will be held in Glenwood City March 9-10. The valuable educational program should have a large attendance next Tuesday and Wednesday.
An enthusiastic meeting of Stephen S. Curry Post of the American Legion was held at the Farmers’ National Bank last Thursday evening. It was decided to have a big dance on St. Patrick’s day, March 17th, to which the general public will be invited.