Days of Old – 8-26-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of August 10, 2005
After nearly 60 years of friendship, longtime Boyceville residents Carol Tape and Irma Thorson were named Grand Marshals for the upcoming Cucumber Festival.
Army worms have invaded parts of St. Croix County – the damage has appeared in corn, small grains, soybeans and alfalfa seeded with a small grain in the Glenwood City, Hudson, River Falls, and area in Dun Pierce and Polk Counties.
A new colored pattern has been laid down on the crosswalks at the intersection of Oak and First Streets last Thursday, August 4. It is part of a new process called DuraTherm which reportedly binds the coloring below the surface of the asphalt. Glenwood City is just the second city in Wisconsin to use the new technology, which cost an estimated $25,000 and is supposed to retain its color throughout the life of the street.
25 years ago
Tribune of July 18, 1990
Michael Weber, 41, officially took over as Glenwood’s new District Administrator on July 1. In that capacity, Weber succeeds Wallace Lindholm, who vacated the office last spring to take a new post with the department of Public Instruction.
The front staircase of the Donald and Lillie Donahue home on 116 Main in Boyceville was struck early Sunday morning by a party driving a stolen vehicle.
Visitors to this year’s St. Croix County Fair will notice many improvements. Resurfaced inside roads, landscaping, repaired bathrooms, and concrete in one of the barns to accommodate milking are just some of the improvements. The fair will start tomorrow (Thursday) in Glenwood City.
50 years ago
Tribune of September 16, 1965
Dedication services marking the beginning of construction of the Glen Hills Watershed were held Saturday afternoon at the Richard Rivard home. 200 people assembled to hear the speakers of the dedication program.
Five Glenwood City people were injured early Sunday morning in a head-on crash of two cars on highway 128 about two miles south of Glenwood City.
Those sportsmen who prefer to do their hunting with a bow and arrow required to have a special license. An archer’s license will cost $5.00 if they are over 18 years of age, or $1.00 if they are under 18.
60 years ago
Tribune of August 25, 1955
The stockholders of the Cooperative Community Locker Association of Glenwood City last week Wednesday evening voted unanimously, 53 to 0, to sell the locker plant to Bill Hill. Mr. Hill’s offer amounted to about $30.00 per share for the plant. The original cost of the shares was $10.00
About sixty people who are interested in the welfare of this community were present at a meeting held last Friday evening to discuss the new plastic industry which has proposed to locate a new plant at Glenwood City. No decision was reached at the meeting.
Three people were severely injured early Sunday morning when the car in which they were riding went out of control and tipped over on the curve at the junction of G and D between Emerald and Glenwood City. The injured are Harold Krueger, 27, Mrs. Harold Krueger, 28, and Miss Marjorie Tollefson, 19.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 22, 1920
The body of Gust Walter Johnson, who died in a hospital in France March 9th, 1919, arrived in Glenwood City Tuesday morning in the charge of a non commissioned officer of the Regular Army. The funeral services will be held from the Swedish Congregational Church.
The people of Emerald showed their progressive spirit when at a meeting subscriptions to the amount of $4,000.00 were made to secure light and power service.
To our subscribers: Beginning Sept. 1st, 1920, the subscription price of the Tribune will be $2.00 per year anywhere in the United States.
41 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
August 28, 1980
1980’s Cucumber Festival is a thing of history now, but most folks agreed they “had a dilly of a time” during the August 22, 23, and 24 celebration. Michelle Fontaine was crowned queen.
Public school attendance in Wisconsin is compulsory until age 18, according to a law signed by Gov. Lee Dreyfus May 15, 1980. That law effects the Boyceville School District and has prompted the change in the school attendance policy.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will have a public hearing about the proposed improvement of STH 128 between STH 29 an I-94 in St. Croix County will he held Sept. 23 at the Cady town hall.