Days of Old – 7-22-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of July 6, 2005
Stream improvement work on Tiffany Creek in Glenwood City is near completion. Crews and machinery are expected to exit the site by Wednesday, July 6.
The Barry Smith farm on Hwy. 79 south of Connorsville was struck by a tornado a week ago Thursday morning and the tornado destroyed the machine shed.
At the school board meeting June 27, the district honored retirees: Phy Ed. teacher Sue Ammann who had 34 years of work with children at the school, and school secretary Pauline Mann.
25 years ago
Tribune of June 13, 1990
Contract negotiations between the Boyceville School Board and three of its support staff group were scheduled to continue for the second straight day.
The Glenwood City School Board unanimously voted to leave the district’s tax levy at $1,112,000 at its meeting Monday night.
The probability of high civil suits stemming from a Menomonie accident has caused the Boyceville village board, though not connected in any direct way to that accident, to look at their own liability coverage.
50 years ago
Tribune of August 12, 1965
The Edward and Edwin Gavic home on the east end of Maple street was involved in a car accident early Wednesday morning when it was struck by a car driven by Michael Keeley of Kenosha, formerly of Emerald.
Fire last Thursday evening caused considerable damage to the farm home of Gene Slama, four miles south of Glenwood City in the Town of Springfield.
A television tower to be built near Eau Claire, Wis., for WEAU-TV will soar 2,000 feet in the air, almost twice as high as New York’s Empire State Building, and will become the state’s tallest structure, second tallest in the world.
60 years ago
Tribune of July 21, 1955
Work on the city’s project of improvements on Oak street on the west side is now nearly completed. The project included new curb and gutter on several streets, and several new sidewalks have been laid on the west side.
Another new building is in the process of construction on the fair grounds here. It is the building that will house the exhibit of swine at the fair.
Randy Schmidt, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schmidt, had his foot cut off at the ankle on Wednesday morning.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 17, 1920
More Glenwood City fishermen are breaking into the limelight. Joe Hellmer caught a pickerel at Amery Monday weighing 22 pounds, said to be the largest fish ever captured there.
Bridges were washed out and trains delayed for many hours by a torrential rain which fell Tuesday evening. A big washout occurred on the railroad just at the west city limits and a work train was here yesterday to repair the damages.
Ship Ahoy! All aboard for the Big Knights of Columbus Steamboat Excursion on Tuesday, June 29. Boat to leave Hudson at 10 a.m., goes down the river as far as Hastings. Due to arrive in Hudson on return at 10 p.m. Admission – $1, children under 15, 50 cents.
41 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 24, 1975
“No Trespassing” signs were delivered by a special agent of the Soo Line Railroad to Boyceville’s Village Board president E. S. Evenson July 16.
A budget calling for a local tax levy increase of more than $100,000 was approved for presentation for the annual meeting of the Boyceville school district July 21.
A thief – or thieves – broke into Larry Gilbertson’s home in Boyceville July 19 and stole a bag full of change that he and his wife were collecting. Anyone who has the bag or found it can drop it off at the Press Reporter, and no questions will be asked.