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Days of Old – 4-29-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of April 13, 2005
Every fire department in St. Croix County and three units from Minnesota and unites from the DNR were called to control a large grass fire Saturday afternoon. It was reported that over 300 acres of land just south of County Highway E in the 800 block was consumed before being extinguished.
Supporters of the ethanol plant received some favorable news last week. A public opinion poll showed that out of 400 people polled, 64 percent would approve of the ethanol plant if it was put to them as a referendum, while 25 percent said they would oppose.
Mike Kadinger and Jon Mrdutt won election to the Glenwood City School Board last Tuesday. Stanley Anderson and Robert Schmitt were elected to the Boyceville Village Board.
25 years ago
Tribune of March 21, 1990
The entire area and playground between Boyceville schools and the football field was under water last week as warm temperatures melted snow faster than the ground could absorb it.
An old problem surfaced in a new form at Monday night’s school board meeting at Boyceville. Phil Newman of Cedar Corp. in Menomonie had the displeasure of presenting to the board new modifications for the sidewalk and roadway plans leading to the new Tiffany Creek Elementary School.
Shuttle astronaut Daniel Brandenstein will pay a day-long visit to US-River Falls on Thursday, March 22. Brandenstein, who is the Chief of the Astronaut Office for NASA, recently commanded the longest flight to date of a shuttle during the January launch of Columbia. He will be giving a public lecture at 2 p.m.
Jimmy Juleff of Clayton and William J. Heilhecker of Boyceville were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about six miles west of Glenwood City. Both vehicles the men were driving were total losses.
50 years ago
Tribune of May 13, 1965
The limit of 50 trout were taken on opening day by the Verlyn Voeltz family in Dogherty Creek near Prairie Farm. This is the second year that the family caught the limit on the opening day as they fished near Mrs. Voeltz’s home town. 49 of the fish were speckled trout and the other a rainbow, and the largest was ten inches long.
John Oakeson was listed among the successful fisherman on Saturday, the opening of the season, when he landed a 40 inch northern that weighed 13 lbs., 14 oz.
3,500 pine trees were planted on the Gobeli hills during the past weekend.
Anyone interested in constructing curb and gutter on their Glenwood City property should contact Roscoe Garske, city clerk, as the City of Glenwood is contemplating some curb and gutter construction and the surveyor is expected within the next week or so.
60 years ago
Tribune of April 28, 1955
Word was received here the first part of the week that Edgar Fleming has sold his store in Emerald to Irving Aamodt, also of Emerald. Mr. Aamodt will take over his new business on Monday, May 2.
The Polio vaccine program for the first and second grade school children in St. Croix County as well as Dunn County will be postponed indefinitely.
A couple who have been long time residents of Glenwood City has made another gift to this area, in the form of a very fine, modern, folding wheelchair. It is available to anyone needing it in the Glenwood City area, and is kept at the Limberg Clinic when not in use.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
March 25, 1920
Orders on automobile lights have been adopted by the Industrial commission and will become effective may 1, 1920. It is said that there are only one or two types of lenses made which conform to the law, and there is likely to be a lively scramble among motorists in trying to secure them in time.
Realizing Glenwood City’s crying need of houses, Dr. W. H. Park has determined to open up Clark’s addition. He has purchased the old Anderson house on the Heyer farm, and has already let the contract to John E. Hinman to move the same to his lots on the corner of Syme avenue and Elm street. This is a start, but we need about 25 more.
“A dollar is worth only about fifty cents as compared to 1896. Some day things will readjust themselves, and its purchasing power will in a measure be restored. Therefore, the thing to do is to put these 50-cent dollars away and keep them for a few years and when you get ready to spend them they will be 75-cent dollars or 80-cent dollars.” – Adv., First State Bank [/emmeber_protected]