Days of Old – 7-8-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of June 22, 2005
During the Dunn Co. Planning Resources and Development Committee meeting this past Friday, the committee approved by a vote of 5-0 the request from Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Cooperative to rezone 110.91 acres in the town of Hay River from agricultural to industrial.
On Sunday, June 26, West Akers Lutheran Church, located between Prairie Farm and Connorsville, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special worship service.
Sue Gilbertson is retiring after 33 years in the Glenwood City School District. Gilbertson not only taught at Glenwood City but is an alumnus of the school. She spent time as a secretary and developing an Art program at the Middle School level, then shifted to High School English and Speech.
25 years ago
Tribune of May 30, 1990
Wisconsin has enacted one of the most comprehensive solid waste management laws in the nation. In legislative debate the measure was referred to as a recycling bill, but it is much broader and includes restriction of disposal and sale, operation of disposal sites, government incentives and directions, fees and taxes, and education.
The Glenwood City Council met last Thursday evening with Ken Blomberg and Scott Giese, representatives of the WI Rural Water Association, to discuss possible solutions to the problem of dirty, bad tasting, smelly water.
Wisconsin communities facing expenses related to failing wastewater treatment facilities will received needed financial assistance because of the recent passage of Special Session Assembly Bill 25, the Clean Water Bill.
50 years ago
Tribune of July 29, 1965
William Nilssen, 80, who for 50 years has operated his general merchandise store in Emerald, passed away early Monday morning in the hospital in Amery.
Electors of the Jt. District No. 1 at their annual meeting held Monday at the Glenwood City high school gymnasium, voted to accept the proposed budget for the coming year. This provides for a tax levy of 18.5 mills.
Winds estimated at 50 miles per hour, with gusts much higher, hit Glenwood City about 5:00 p.m. Friday, and dropped the temperatures from a high of 98 degrees to 68 degrees.
60 years ago
Tribune of July 7, 1955
Another building will be added to the St. Croix County Fairgrounds and will be ready for occupancy. The building is the former school house which has been moved here from the Clark’s Crossing School District. It will house the educational exhibits during the fair this year.
Harry Ross, 25 of Boyceville, lost one eye and suffered a broken nose and many cuts and bruises when his car left the road about 9 o’clock Monday evening. He is the son of Harry Ross, operator of the H R Bar at Boyceville.
Monday, July 11 is the date set for the annual meeting of the Glenwood Joint School district. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at 7 p.m.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 3, 1920
At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church, Sunday, June 6, there will be services together with confirmation exercises commencing at ten o’clock a.m.
Last Sunday, May 30th witnessed two sad accidents in the town of Tiffany. Beatrice Eveland, age 19, was run over and killed near her home. The twelve-year-old son of Bert Blodgett was drowned while swimming in Hay River.
The annual conference of the Northwestern Missionary association of the Swedish Congregational church will be held in Glenwood City Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
41 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 10, 1974
Boyceville’s fourth annual Cucumber Festival queen coronation activities have drawn eleven candidates for the crown to be awarded August 24: Patti Allison, Martha Brandly, Dayna Carey, Linda Hammons, Sherry Johnson, Anita Krueger, Kim Kuhn, Melanie Lake, Bev Lauersdorf, Peggy O’Connell, and Brenda Tape.
Air Force Sgt. John C. Krig of Route 2, Boyceville, a jet engine mechanic, will become a part of the Air Force’s intricate flying team, the Thunderbirds.
Wisconsin and Minnesota vocational education officials have again agreed on a reciprocal enrollment policy for vocational-technical students tin the two state vocational education systems.