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Days of Old – 7-29-2015

Days of Old – 7-29-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of July 13, 2005

A main topic of discussion for the Glenwood City Council July 5 was the subject of Dejno’s expansion. Mark Lewis, representing Dejno’s, said the company would like to expand, but the problem is that their plans would go right into 7th street and that Country Comfort built a tank right in the middle of the road.

A Boyceville man, Daniel J. Lemon, has been charged with a count of attempted first degree intentional homicide and a count of solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide.

The village owned trailer court, which is in process of being sold, was again the topic at the regular monthly village board meeting Monday night.

25 years ago
Tribune of June 20, 1990

The Spencer Board of Education last Monday night voted unanimously to offer a high school principal contract to Dean Sanders. Sanders is the son of Louise and the late Donald Sanders of Downing.

Fire of undetermined cause struck the barn on the Kevin and Shirley Wittmer farm on 170th Ave in the Town of Emerald Monday afternoon. The Glenwood City fire department was aided by firemen from Woodville, Baldwin, Hammond and Boyceville in controlling the blaze. No injuries were reported and the cattle were able to get out of the barn before the firemen arrived on scene.

High winds and heavy rains from last Tuesday’s severe storm hit the area about 7 p.m.  Winds were reported as high as 70 mph. Glenwood City and Downing avoided the high winds for the most extent, although they were without power for a short time. However, Knapp, Wheeler, Boyceville, Wilson and Woodville incurred heavy wind damage and some portions of those communities were still without electricity Wednesday and even Thursday.

50 years ago
Tribune of August 19, 1965

John Oakeson last week resigned from his position as principal of the high school here to take a similar position with the Sauk Prairie High School which serves Prairie du Sac and Sauk City. At this time his successor has not yet been named.

The St. Croix County Board of Supervisors, in its effort to redistrict the county in line with the State Supreme Court’s “one man, one vote” decision, has come up with two proposals for redistricting plans. It is expected that a public hearing will be held sometime in October.

Dedication ceremonies of the Glen Hills Watershed have been set for Saturday, September 11, at the site of the first structure to be completed in the watershed, near the Richard Rivard home on the west edge of the city.

60 years ago
Tribune of July 28, 1955

Frank Konder on Tuesday evening qualified for the office of Treasurer of the town of Glenwood, an office to which he was appointed by the Town Board. Louis Kamm has resigned from the office as he is no longer a resident of the township, having moved to his home in the City of Glenwood City.

On June 23 the Memorial Hospital at Menomonie was advised by Dr. Kenneth Babcock, Director of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, that the hospital had been fully approved by the Joint Commission. A survey had been conducted by Dr. Harold Hennessy on April 29 which formed the basis for approval.

On Tuesday evening Frank Konder was appointed to the office of Town of Glenwood Treasurer.

The assessed valuation of the real estate and personal property in the City of Glenwood has been placed at $2,004,240.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 24, 1920

It is just twenty years ago since Emmanuel Lutheran Congregation at Forest was born, for it was on the 17th of June, 1900 that several Lutheran families met in the old Zellmer school house under the leadership of Prof. Wm. Schmidt. The new beautiful Emmanuel Lutheran Church edifice will be dedicated on Sunday, June 27th.

The Glenwood City Equity Co. will hold an important meeting Monday evening at eight o’clock at the Glenwood City opera house, prior to taking over the Which store, which it has purchased.

A meeting of the citizens has been called by Pres. Wm. Evans of the Glenwood City Advancement Association, to be held at the city hall this Thursday evening. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the method of installation of Glenwood City’s new white way.

40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 31, 1975

The proposed budget for the 1980-81 school year calling for a local tax levy of $840,501 and a mill rate of 1.96 was approved by the electors of the Boyceville School District when they convened for their annual meeting July 28. The school budget expects revenues of $2 million, but projected expenditures also are anticipated around the $2 million mark.

Although the length of the 1980 Dunn County Fair was somewhat shortened by the windstorm that hit the area the day before activity was set to begin, young people were able to show their animals and other project and have them judged.

During the Cucumber Festival, local folks will be able to take a tour of Jerry Bahr’s display of cactus and succulents, located on the roof over Frano’s Coast-to-Coast, sometime during the Aug. 22-24 village celebration.