Days of Old – 6-17-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of June 1, 2005
Bryan Mounce was selected as Valedictorian for the 2005 Glenwood City High School graduating class. Samantha Cassellius was selected as salutatorian.
Roger Lindelof will be retiring at the end of this school year after spending 36 years in the Glenwood City School district. During his tenure at Glenwood City, Lindelof taught junior high English, senior high Geography, American Literature and was also the reading coordinator of the district.
Therese Wiebelhause moved to Glenwood City this past December from the Twin Cities and has opened a massage business in Glenwood City.
A new ambulance was delivered to the Glenwood City Ambulance last week. The unit is somewhat larger than the old unit and features an air ride system. The unit cost over $110,000 and is expected to be in service this week.
25 years ago
Tribune of May 9, 1990
Sam Martin has been named valedictorian and Ronald Roney has been named Salutatorian for the BHS class of 1990. Commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 18.
The Glenwood City Common Council Monday night approved an expenditure of $3,000 for the purchase of over four acres of land to the east of Hinman Park for improvements to that park.
Members of the Laborer’s Union Local 317 were on strike Monday morning outside the Boyceville High School. The laborers are on strike against the Chippewa Valley Contractor’s Association. If the settlement is prolonged enough, the completion of the Boyceville High School and Tiffany Creek Elementary School by mid-August could be in jeopardy.
50 years ago
Tribune of July 8, 1965
The first spade of dirt was turned Thursday morning in the Glen Hills Watershed Construction program.
“Savings of over 1,200,000 a year on long distance calls within Wisconsin will result from the new rate schedule that went into effect on June 15.” This statement was made today by the General Telephone company of Wisconsin.
Guy H. Ainsworth has announced the sale, as of last Saturday, of the Glenwood Greenhouse to William W. Sand, who will take over the operation of the greenhouse on September 1.
Supersonic training flights by Strategic Air Command B-58 Hustler bombers will be flown July 1 – Sept. 30, 1965, along a route from a point near Amery, southeast to a point over Lake Michigan, passing over Glenwood City.
60 years ago
Tribune of June 16, 1955
On May 25, 1955, just 89 years after the first settler arrived, the Hersey School District No. 3 closed its school term. The voters of the district chose to attach the largest portion of the district to Jt. District No. 1 of Glenwood City; the local school will continue to operate as an elementary center for Glenwood City.
Maple Grove School District, No. 4 of the Town of Springfield, has been dissolved in its entirety. The action becomes effective on July 1 of this year.
The death of Michael Janish Sunday brings this year’s total of deaths resulting from accidents to four for St. Croix County. A year ago at this time the total stood at 7.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
May 13, 1920
A series of lectures on the new auto headlight law are to be given throughout the state by the Industrial Commission. Those nearest here will be held at Chippewa Falls on June 4th and New Richmond on June 7th.
May 17 to May 22 has been set aside for a nationwide push to secure new members for the American Legion. There are still many within a radius of ten miles of Glenwood City who have not joined the local post.
A rousing meeting of the Glenwood City Advancement Association was held at the city hall Tuesday evening. The chief matter discussed was the installation of a white way here. Great enthusiasm was manifested for the project and a committee was appointed to take the matter up.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
Tribune of June 13, 1975
The Rev. William Helwig, Jr. will become the pastor of the Prairie Farm, Connorsville, and Ridgeland United Methodist churches June 15.
The Town of Tiffany, the home of honest, hardworking farmers, has a problem. The sheds have large doors and were well painted UNTIL the doors were selected to be the site of “Spray Can Artists” who in their stupidity only advanced to the stage of spelling “four letter” words. The Town Board will have a new paint job applied and if this occurs again, an immediate investigation will be underway to prosecute the guilty parties.
Vernon Formoe, Town of New Haven chairman, said a total of 202 new signs were going to be erected in the Township, at a cost of some $6,000 and that many of those installed at this time had been torn down. It is hoped that the culprits can be caught.