Days of Old – 9-2-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of August 17, 2005
After a year of renovations, the Boyceville Shooting Range has been refurnished. A new metal building for the shooting shelter has been done, and additional changed include a new shooting bench, target and moving the earth berms and pistol range.
Five girls will vie for Miss Boyceville 2005: Allison Logsdon, Amanda Leach, Amber Harnisch, Erica Galloway, and Stephanie Retz. Kennedy Hellmann and Kiandra Schaffer are candidates for Junior Miss Boyceville.
Luke Swanepoel, a GCHS and UW-Eau Claire alumnus, will have a ringside seat at the United Nations Summit where many of the world’s leaders will discuss reform of the U.N. Sept. 14-16 in New York City. He was recently chosen for an internship with the office of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations.
Daryl Peterson became the newest Wilson Board Member as a result of its August 9 Meeting.
25 years ago
Tribune of July 25, 1990
Following a motion by Paul Hedlund, the Boyceville school board unanimously granted Bill and Pamela Swenson to withdraw their bid on the Connorsville school building. Then, after some discussion, the board decided that they would advertise the building again and re-open it for bids. Petitioners of the town of New Haven were hoping to get the board to sell the school to the Town of New Haven.
A Century Fence pickup truck was returned to Duane Kostman of Boyceville last Friday. The vehicle was stolen from Kostman’s driveway around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 15. Exactly 200 miles were added to the truck’s odometer while it was stolen.
Last Thursday, July 20, Mark Smith, 27 of Downing, was injured when the motorcycle he was driving struck a pickup truck broadside. He was taken to the hospital in Menomonie for treatment and was released later in the day.
50 years ago
Tribune of September 23, 1965
Glenwood City will be featured on television on Friday morning, Sept. 26, on the program “Zip Code, Mail of the Future”.
Fire of undetermined origin Monday night completely destroyed the large barn on the George Vetter farm. The fire was discovered by Leroy Graese, who operates the farm, and firemen were at the scene of the fire for about four hours.
Glenwood City high school will hold their annual homecoming celebration this week, and the football game against the Hudson Raiders will be under the lights of the new high school athletic field on Friday night.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 1, 1955
Negotiations and investigations are proceed on the proposed plastic plant. No definitive steps have been taken towards making agreements or raising capital, but the Committee on industrial development is in communication with the Inventor and his attorney on proposals for organization of the capital structure of the corporation.
On Friday of last week the first railroad carload of canned milk to be shipped by St. Croix Valley Co-op Dairies was loaded on the Soo Line railroad at the Emerald Station for Pennsylvania. This is the first of what is expected to be an increasing number of shipments.
Actual ownership of lambs and yearlings at least 30 days before slaughter is required for the producer or the feeder to qualify for payment under the National Wool Act of 1954.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
July 29, 1920
The decision of the Legislative State Trunk Highway Committee was that the public interest would be best served by denying the remonstrance of State Trunk Highway No. 64 and confirming the layout as originally made. Therefore the State Trunk Highway System will conform to the description now on file with the County Clerk of Dunn County.
Clear Lake has withdrawn from the Inter County Baseball leagues, and Hersey is also considering withdrawing.
A largely-attended auction of cut-over timber land, comprising of 2,200 acres located in Forest township, was held in St. Croix County on Monday. It will make fine farming land when cleared up. An Iowa man won the bid at $65 an acre, or a total investment of $143,000 and is probably the largest land deal made in this section of the country.
41 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
September 4, 1980
A hearing is scheduled in Boyceville at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 on the proposed creation on a tax incremental district. Peter Stacks of Ayer and Assoc., presented information then on what he termed a way for the village “to write its own grant” without involving any outside funding source.
Good old days have come alive again in the Town of Hay River when John Turchany harvested his oats crop with a threshing machine instead of with a combine.
Almost 200 sites statewide are linked by a special telephone line hook-up. In Menomonie area residents can use the table-top microphones and loudspeaker to talk and listen to instructors and other students who may be across the state or country.