Days of Old – 7-1-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of June 15, 2005
Lisa Berends has been hired as the new city clerk/treasurer. She replaces Jackie Ponto, who moved to Florida.
The Boyceville Boys Track and Field team claimed the 2005 WIAA Division 3 State Runner-up Championship in LaCrosse on Saturday, June 4.
A tornado rated as F-2 struck a housing development Saturday afternoon in Hammond, causing some eight million dollars in damage, but no one was killed or injured the event. The storm warning sirens in Glenwood City were sounded four times during the day, but luckily nothing materialized here. But a touchdown was reported at Emerald about a half an hour before the Hammond strike.
25 years ago
Tribune of May 23, 1990
The 1990 Boyceville Boys Track Team captured its second consecutive Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Regional Track Titles in Boyceville.
The closing of the three Boyceville area school buildings will be noted this coming week with farewell picnics. The three schools are the Connorsville School, the Wheeler School and the 1913 Boyceville Elementary Building.
The Bulldogs’ Spencer Smith broke the school record in the 200m dash. Smith ran 23.06.
50 years ago
Tribune of July 22, 1965
The need for more elementary classrooms promises to be a chief item of discussion at the annual meeting of Jt. School Dist. No. 2 to be held at the high school gymnasium in Glenwood City on Monday evening, July 26.
It was announced this week that H. R. Lexvold will remain with the First State Bank of Glenwood for an indefinite time. At the time of the sale of the bank to Warren Oskey, it had been announced that the Lexvolds planned to retire.
The first in a series of three Tetanus Clinics was held Wednesday evening, July 7, at the Limberg Clinic basement in Glenwood City. 41 people attended.
60 years ago
Tribune of June 30, 1955
An estimated crowd of 4,000 people turned out to watch the racing at the Boyceville Speedbowl on Sunday, June 26.
Economists are predicting that the dairy industry is approaching the end of surpluses in the near future, the American Dairy Association said in a report issued June 1.
Marlene Skagen is representing Glenwood City high school at Badger Girls’ State. The eight day gathering of high school leaders is sponsored annually by the U.W. Extension and the Wisconsin American Legion Auxiliary.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
May 27, 1920
Geo. E. Heist announces that the serving of meals at his restaurant will be discontinued beginning Saturday, May 29. He is doing this in order to devote more time to his grocery and confectionery business, which will be considerably extended. Lunches will be served as hitherto.
Chairman Louis VanRanst, of the town of Glenwood, is paying $4.50 per day for men on highway work.
While playing with some boys last Wednesday, Wm. Muckle came near losing the sight in one of his eyes. The boys were throwing tea lead and a missile struck William with considerable force in the eye. He was sent up to St. Joseph’s hospital in St. Paul for treatment and it is thought that no permanent injury other than a slight discoloration will result.
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
Tribune of June 27, 1975
The park on the south side, just east of St. John’s Lutheran Church, is now nearing completion with city help and that of the “Green Thumb” dandies as our older citizens are experts at many jobs.
Members of the Boyceville FFA Chapter will be spending part of their summer raising 600 pheasants for release. The day-old pheasant chicks were supplied to the chapter by the DNR.
Haycon Park, which is located across from Harnisch Lumber Company in Connorsville, is undergoing a face-lifting this summer. Two girls, Mary Kistner and Jayme Kistner, are working in cooperation with the Northwest Rod and Gun Club and the Boyceville Vocational Agriculture Department. They have mowed the park, painted tables and have been responsible for the general cleanup.