Days of Old – 9-23-2015
10 years ago
Tribune of September 7, 2005
The Glenwood City High School Band was recently notified that they won the small school division of the Wisconsin State Marching Band Competition. In addition, they placed in the top five of all bands that performed at the fair.
The Glenhaven Nursing Home will celebrate 45 years of existence with a celebration this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at Glenhaven. Guest speaker will be Dr. Allen Limberg.
New concrete dugout floors were installed at the city ball field.
25 years ago
Tribune of August 15, 1990
John and Ann Yamriska, both longtime members of the Community Action Club and Holy Trinity Church, are this year’s Parade Grand Marshals for Boyceville’s Cucumber Festival this weekend.
The inevitable was announced here Monday night. The Glenwood City School Board voted unanimously to close the doors of the Downing Elementary School after the 1990-91 school year. Faced with the not-so-tempting option of pouring $30,000 into the Downing site this year to bring it up to code.
Bob Fischer of the National Bank of Boyceville introduced a bank building proposal to the Boyceville Village Board at its regular meeting on Wednesday. The prospective site of the $350,000 structure would be on the southeast corner of the junction of highways 79 and 170.
50 years ago
Tribune of October 14, 1965
A class of 17 young people were confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Glenwood City on Sunday, October 3, with Pastor Maynard Larson officiating. The members were from the three churches of the American Lutheran Parish: Faith at Glenwood City, Zoar at Emerald and Immanuel at Forest.
Evangelistic services will be held at the Methodist church in Boyceville for a full week, from Sunday, October 17 through Sunday, October 24. Dr. J Enos Windsor, DD, lecturer, pastor, prophetic preacher of Fergus Falls, Minn., and special music will be on the program each evening.
Judi Hillstead of Wilson won a place on the cheerleading squad at Wisconsin State University at River Falls.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 22, 1955
Because of several near accidents recently involving bicycles that are not equipped with lights, the Glenwood City Police Department has issued a warning that from now on all bicycles without lights appearing on the city streets after dark will be subject to confiscation.
Last Monday morning county and state traffic officers made the annual inspection of the Glenwood City school buses and found them to be in very fine shape mechanically. Glenwood City’s school busses travel a total of 424 miles each day in their rounds, and each day carry a total of 284 passengers.
A new record of 23 hits out of 25 attempts was set Sunday afternoon at the trap shoot sponsored by the Tri-County Rod and Gun Club here. The field record was established by Mac Johnston who collected the prize of $2.50.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
August 19, 1920
The work of laying the brick for the new Glenwood City depot is well under way. The solid concrete platform, which is over 700 feet long — in fact, nearly 800 — is practically completed.
A sad accident occurred Sunday evening in the town of Glenwood when Irene, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swen Carlson, was fatally injured in a buggy smash up.
Henry H. Gleason, this city’s accommodating and efficient postmaster, has received from President Wilson his re-appointment for a four-year term, beginning August 9th.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
September 25, 1980
Ann Brezina, 69 of Boyceville, was killed Sept. 22 when he was struck by a car while walking along STH 170 in Boyceville. The driver of the car was John Schutt, 16, Rt. 7, Menomonie. The accident happened in front of Loren Hegeman’s body shop, 110 Railroad Ave. at about 6:45 p.m. According to the driver’s statement, he was blinded by the sun and did not see her, Boyceville police chief Dan Deiss said.
A newly formed county account – Emergency Government Disaster Account – took $43,157 from the general account in a transfer approved by the county supervisors at their Sept. 17 meeting.
Delbert Smith, Boyceville, was elected to a third term as president of the West CAP Board of Directors at the agency’s 15th Annual Meeting Sept. 14 near Amery.