Days of Old – 8-12-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of July 27, 2005
The storm that passed over Glenwood City Saturday knocked out power for over four hours in the area and dumped one inch of rain.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has approved a $166,667 project to seal-coat, crack-fill, and remark pavements at the Boyceville Municipal Airport.
As part of the plan to balance its budget, the Glenwood City School District laid off three aides in its Board meeting Monday night.
The Glenwood City Marching Hilltoppers were awarded first place honors in Class A at the New Richmond Parade on Sunday, June 10th.
The Glen Hills Park opened up a nine hole disc golf course around the end of June. The planning process started two years ago.
25 years ago
Tribune of July 4, 1990
A wrecking ball was swung by one of the crew members of Holst Contracting of Prescott, marking the beginning of the end for the 1913 Boyceville Elementary School. Many former students showed up for the demolition of the 77-year-old school last Tuesday.
The Glenwood City Common Council Monday night voted to offer $7,500 to settle their lawsuit matter with Municipal Well over the construction of the new well and pump near the swimming pool. That night Municipal Well had accepted the offer, and so they reached a settlement out of court.
On the flip side of the damage done by the worst storm to hit the area in a decade, was the fact that two school custodians Delbert Nygaard and Rick Hogenson unearthed a time capsule that was buried in 1958.
50 years ago
Tribune of September 2, 1965
The new St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Boyceville was dedicated last Sunday afternoon, August 29, with a Pontifical High Mass.
Lyle Peterson is the new tavern keeper in Emerald, having leased the former Gene’s bar, taking over his new duties on August 25. He will operate under the name of Lyle’s Bar.
Jeatran’s Supper Club, about two miles west of Menomonie, on highway 12, was completely destroyed by fire Monday morning.
60 years ago
Tribune of August 11, 1955
Clarence Newville, of the Stella Cheese Co. here, won a first place and a blue ribbon at the Northern Wisconsin District Fair at Chippewa Falls last week. The honors were for bleu and gorganzola cheese which were made at the Glenwood City Plant.
The 1955-56 school year will begin for Glenwood city Public Schools on Monday, August 29.
The average American now eats three and a half gallons of ice cream a year. Before World War II, he ate only two and a half gallons.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 8, 1920
The work of marking State Trunk Highway No. 79 through Glenwood City was begun last Friday. The highway enters the city limits on Syme Avenue and goes north as far as Oak Street.
The annual school meeting of District No. 1, city and town of Glenwood, was held at the high school Tuesday evening. It was voted to levy $17,000 for the coming year, as against $11,500 last year, the difference being made by the increase in teachers’ salaries.
An act of vandalism unparalleled in the history of this city took place early Sunday morning when over $200 worth of glass and plate glass windows were smashed on the main business streets. Some of the business windows that were broken were those of City Hall, Con Jensen’s blacksmith shop, the Tribune office, Mrs. T. Fleming’s Millinery store and the Andrasko building, Odd Fellows building, and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church.
41 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
August 14, 1980
Kelli Daniel, 17 and a senior at Boyceville High school this year, was crowned Miss Wisconsin United Teenager for 1980 in a pageant on Aug. 4 at Winona State University, Winona, Minn.
A double-whammy: back-to-back storm with high winds, heavy rains and fierce lightning hit the Boyceville area Aug. 6 and 7, but damage, figured in terms of dollars, was minimal.
Rev. Kenneth Britt is the new pastor at Grace Baptist Church, Boyceville. Britt replaces Pastor Michael Windsor in the congregation and came to Boyceville from Indianapolis, Indiana.