Days of Old – 7-15-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of June 29, 2005
Last March Justin Morrow, son of Darwin and Kelly Nueske and a sophomore-to-be at Glenwood City High School, was named an Eagle Scout.
It was nearly four years ago when Paul Harrison and fellow Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Cooperative (WWREC) members came up with the idea for an ethanol plant in Dunn County. After much debate, discussion, hearings, and court battles, WWREC’s vision will soon become reality. Dunn County’s PRD Committee approved the rezone request, and the ruling was sent back to the Hay River town board.
The City Council Monday night in special session approved a resolution to allow the council to borrow up to 3.3 million dollars, if the city has to.
25 years ago
Tribune of June 6, 1990
Bob Cook, General Manager of the Menomonie Farmers Union Cooperative, announced last Thursday that the co-op is going to open a convenience store in Boyceville. Depending on the time of the construction, the opening is slated for sometime the first part of August.
Marvin Cormican Construction is almost done with filling the land in Glenwood City’s Industrial Park to make room for the installation of the Farmer’s Co-op LP gas storage and filling facilities.
The Glenwood City Common Council Monday night in regular session approved an extension of 15 years for DeMarce Cable TV franchise and also approved financial aid for the Farmers Cooperative to provide electrical service in the Industrial Park.
50 years ago
Tribune of August 5, 1965
Two and a half blocks of city streets received a surfacing of bituminous concrete hot mix on Monday. They are the blocks which were just recently improved with curb and gutter, on Elm street and Fourth street.
St. John’s Lutheran church in Forest was the scene of a shooting some time last Saturday night, and although no one was injured there was some damage to the church.
In last week’s Tribune we erroneously stated that the clerk of the school district received $500 for his year’s work. We are sorry, at least for the clerk, but his salary is only $200 per year.
60 years ago
Tribune of July 14, 1955
Russ Larson of Milltown, Wis., set a new track record of 27.5 seconds for one lap on the half mile oval at the Boyceville Speedbowl Races on Sunday, July 10.
The “Whirly-Bird” H-19 helicopter from the Wold Chamberlain airport had followed a weather balloon that was released from the Twin Cities and had landed on the Leo Granica farm west of Glenwood City last Thursday.
In sixteen other states up to this year, legislators had provided for a “point system” of grading qualitive measurement of a driver’s performance Now Wisconsin has a point system also. Under the new plan being worked out by the state motor vehicle department with an advisory committee of experts, there will be a suspension level in terms of points.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 10, 1920
Surveyor W. A. Harding, of Menomonie, was in Glenwood City last week establishing grades for a number of important improvements which are to be made here in the near future, including some on city streets and also the cemetery.
Wisconsin Angler Captures Grandfather of All Trout – W. L. Daye of Glenwood City, Wis. in one of the creeks near town, caught a fish measuring 23.5 inches long and weighing 4.75 pounds dressed. – Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. A day later “Bill” Daye smashed his own record with the largest trout measuring 24 inches long and eight five and nine-tenths pounds.
The Twelfth Reunion and Banquet of the Glenwood City High School Alumni association was an unqualified success. That was the unanimous verdict of all present.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 17, 1980
Motorcyclists riding on landowned by Soo Line Railroad in Boyceville will be ticketed for trespassing, according to a directive handed down at the village board meeting July 14.
Seven Boyceville area girls are Cucumber queen candidates: Mary Bloom, Debbie Ullmann, Diane Gove, Barb Harnisch, Lona Hintzman and Michele Fontaine.
Dick Lystrom of Boyceville won the $550 prize from JEM Store’s July 5th gold rush drawing.