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Days of Old – 5-27-2015

Days of Old – 5-27-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of May 11, 2005

Karen Anderson is retiring after 29 years as an Elementary Art Teacher of the Boyceville School District.

The Boyceville Village Board approved spending $420,761.65 to extend village services, streets and storm sewers in two areas within the village. The move will make 18 more residential lots within the village.

The Glenwood City School Board accepted the retirements of Tony Ninneman (high school English) and Donna Sylte (high school librarian and student council advisor) during its Monday night board meeting.

Boyceville Middle School Principal Susan Halseth received a plaque during the dedication for a new Bulldog mascot that will lie in the Middle School gymnasium.

25 years ago
Tribune of April 18, 1990

Roger DeSmith of Hammond, formerly of Glenwood City and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeSmith, is scheduled to receive a kidney from an adopted daughter on Thursday of this week. DeSmith has been battling failing kidneys for years and has been on kidney dialysis several days each week for a long while.

The Glenwood City School Board took on a long and diversified agenda Monday night, April 9, until the midnight hour. One of the items that came up was the announced result of a grievance filed by Bill Wold, a former high school custodian, who is on a leave of absence. He contended that he was wrongly denied a third week of vacation, and a recent WCA hearing backed Wold’s contention. Ken Lyons, another former custodian, has filed a $13,000 discrimination suit against the district, Lyons is contending he was forced to resign from his job as janitor.

Joe Petryk of Boyceville and of the Northwest Rod and Gun Club, was notified the first week of the month that he will become the fifth recipient of the Wisconsin National Guard Association’s Recognition Award.

50 years ago
Tribune of June 10, 1965

Bids were opened on Thursday, May 27, at the Agricultural Building in Baldwin for the construction of its first three structures to be built in the Glen Hills Watershed near Glenwood City. The apparent low bidder was A. E. Dresel & Son Construction Co. of Chippewa Falls, with a low bid of $122,291.74 for the three dams.

92 children and four adults were confirmed by Bishop George A. Hammes in St. John’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 1.

Work is progressing on the construction of about 2,000 feet of new curb and gutter in the city. Plans call for curb and gutter to be built on Elm Street, east from Third street from the top of the hill, and another piece near the Mac Johnston home on east Oak Street, and also on 4th street, just north of the elementary school. Harry Heiss is doing the work. He bid the job at the price of $2.35 per lineal foot.

60 years ago
Tribune of May 26, 1955

A part of the Wilson State Graded School Joint District No. 1 of the Village of Wilson, and Town of Springfield, has been detached from that district and attached to Joint School District No. 1, City of Glenwood and Towns of Glenwood, Springfield, Emerald, and Baldwin.

Ray Schlottman and Jack Bison have purchased the Teigen Radio and T-V shop here and took possession of their new business on Monday, May 23.

County traffic officer Van Ranst has stated that all motor bikes, motor scooters and motorcycles must be licenced by the motor vehicle department.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
April 22, 1920

M.F. Baker on Tuesday received from Vice President Huntington, of the Soo Line, a copy of the blue prints of the new Glenwood City depot. Station Agent Tallmadge informs us that the Withee Construction Co. had a crew of men here Monday unloading material, and they stated that active operations would begin as soon as the cement arrives, which should be about May 1.

Mrs. John Spaeth, aged 60, was frightfully burned in a gasoline explosion at her home last Wednesay forenoon after mistaking gasoline for clear water. Prior to the accident a son of Mrs. Spaeth drained some gasoline from his automobile into a small pail. His mother found the pail and thought it was so nice and clear that she would pour it into the reservoir of the kitchen range, and she did so while there was a good fire. The flesh of her hands was burned so badly that the bones of her fingers are exposed.

Special parcel post service between Minneapolis and Glenwood City is provided for by a new department just organized in the Minneapolis post office.

40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
Tribune of May 23, 1975

At Commencement Exercises last Friday night, Boyceville High School graduated 54 seniors.

Larry Bentiz, our all-around athlete, has changed the records at BHS again, as at the Rice Lake meet he broke his own record in the Mile with a time of 4:45.6 and in the 880 he set a new mark with his time of 2:07.5.

Last Saturday the new emergency vehicle was taken to Connorsville so the folks up in the city could view it. Around 25 folks took the inspection tour.