Days of Old – 6-3-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of May 18, 2005
For the third time in about a month, the proposed ethanol plant received a public hearing in front of the Dunn County PR&D Committee. The re-zoning decision has been delayed until May 24.
Pete Holmlund is retiring after 33 years as a teacher in the Boyceville School District. Holmlund taught social studies and Driver’s Ed. He also coached baseball, football, boys basketball, volleyball and softball.
The Wilson Village Board approved the 2004 Financial Report during its monthly meeting May 10. According to Clerk Jim Winoske, the loan on the Village Shop was paid in full in 2004 and the village is currently debt free.
25 years ago
Tribune of April 25, 1990
Construction for the remodeling of the Boyceville High School started two weeks ago. Tonight the Boyceville School Board will meet in special session to authorize the issuance of notes to finance the remodeling project.
Sharlene Prinsen has been named valedictorian of the Glenwood City Class of 1990. Co-salutatorians are Benjamin Hall and Peter Schmitz.
Over $8000 in damages were reported when a dump truck struck the rear of a fire truck belonging to the Glenwood City Fire Department. The fire truck was being used in a controlled burn of grass near the east side of Glenwood City.
Special meetings of the members of the Pierce-Pepin Electric Cooperative and St. Croix County Electric Cooperative have been called for April 28. The purpose of the meetings is to vote on the proposed merger between the two cooperatives.
50 years ago
Tribune of June 17, 1965
Final plans and financing arrangements for the Glen Hills Watershed recreation lake and dam in the Beaver Valley area south of Glenwood City were approved last Thursday, June 10.
Direct Distance Dialing – the industry achievement that makes it possible to dial a telephone thousands of miles away, will come to Glenwood City on July 16.
Indian village sites that may be as much as 6,000 years old will be excavated this summer by a crew of archeologists of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The sites scheduled for excavation are in the Eau Galle valley near Spring Valley in Pierce and St. Croix counties.
The swimming program is well under way with the registration of 110 boys and girls for swimming lessons.
60 years ago
Tribune of June 2, 1955
The City Council Tuesday evening voted to accept the low bid of the Glenwood City Auto Co. for a new 1955 1.5 ton truck. The bid was for $1795. This truck will replace the old 1937 Chev truck.
Taxpayers here Wednesday night put their approval on a highway improvement project within the City of Glenwood that will cost a total of an estimated $43,350.00.
A portion of the Beaver Valley School, District No. 6 of the Town of Springfield, has been detached from that district and attached to Jt. School District No. 1 here.
The St. Croix Valley Cooperative Dairies has just recently added some new equipment to their plant at Glenwood City, constructing an addition to the north of their building, and are now engaged in the process of canning whole milk, chocolate milk, and soon expect to add skim milk, half and half, ice cream mix to their line of canned products.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
April 29, 1920
Glenwood City has put forth the claim to have the youngest senior in the state and up to date no one has disputed it. John Gruber is the one for whom the claim is advanced, and he will be only 14 years of age when he graduates the latter part of May.
Aura Love, with an average of 91.81%, has won valedictorian honors for this year’s senior class, Glenwood City High School. John Gruber, with an average of 1.62, wins second place and salutatorian honors.
Saturday evening, when Mgr. Geo. L. Schlough has the popular Youngren orchestra booked to play for a grad dance, marks the opening of the season at Pinehurst – Northwestern Wisconsin’s most popular and commodious terpsichorean haven.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
Tribune of May 30, 1975
Menomin and Tainter Lakes will be lowered within the next three weeks to destroy carp eggs. Lake Menomin will be lowered ten inches, and the Tainter Lake will be dropped about 16 inches. The levels will be returned to normal as soon as possible after the draw down.
The Dunn County Housing Authority submitted an application for 242 low-cost housing units for Dunn County in 1972. The application included units for Boyceville, Wheeler, Knapp, Ridgeland, Colfax, Menomonie, and some unincorporated areas.
The current rate for May on Menomonie Farmers Credit Union’s new variable certificates of deposit is 8.11 percent. $10,000 and 90 day maturity. -Adv.