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Days of Old – 12-2-2015

Days of Old – 12-2-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of  November 16, 2005

High winds Wednesday of last week blew part of the new roof off of the greenhouse of Harmony Hills Landscaping, now under construction near the Tribune Office in Glenwood City. The damage was quickly repaired.

Fundraising was once again a main topic of discussion at the Glenwood City school board meeting Monday night. The discussion was about the fundraising policy and where to draw the line with non-sponsored groups.

The Boyceville Village Board approved moving ahead with street improvements and pondered a village hall remodeling project at its meeting Monday night.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a drive-by shooting at the Hersey Cave Bar on the morning of November 11th that injured one person.

25 years ago
Tribune of October 24, 1990

Mary and Orval Smith celebrated their 50th Anniversary last month. The Smiths raised six children and started “Smith Implement”, which is now run by their sons Jerry and Gordy on Highway 170.

The Glenwood City High School Marching Band took first place in Class C field show competition at the Wisconsin State Music Association Marching Band Championship held in Merrill on Saturday, Oct. 20

Texas-based AFG Industries, the second-largest glass manufacturing company in the country, will build a $55 million plant in Menomonie. Construction of this new plant, which will employ 250 full-time workers, is scheduled to begin early next year and be completed the fall of 1992.

50 years ago
Tribune of December 23, 1965

The motor vehicle department Monday reminded those garages and service stations operating wreckers that they must comply with  new law by January 1, 1965, which requires a change of lighting equipment on their vehicles. In general, the change eliminates flashing red lights and authorizes flashing amber lights instead.

The Glenwood City high school paper, “the Echo” last Friday was awarded a check for $100.00 and a plaque with a medallion and a U.S. Flag, as an honor for an article written by Pat Petranovich that appeared in the high school paper.

Vern Gust, Vice President of the Charles W. Sexton Company, is general festival chairman of the 1966 Aquatennial. Gust’s appointment was announced by Commodore Carl N. Platou.

60 years ago
Tribune of December 1, 1955

Fred Lechner, 25, Tony, who was one of the three men returning to jobs in Minneapolis after spending a weekend at their homes in the Eau Claire area, died Sunday night of injuries received when a car smashed into an abutment on Hwy. 12 at Wilson.

The total tax roll over 1956 for taxpayers in the City of Glenwood City has jumped to $76,121.04, a new high. The total tax rate for the coming year has been set at .03798.

A Brown Swiss set a new record at the livestock yards in Altoona last week when she was weighed in at 2,145 pounds, completely smashing the former yard record of 1,700 pounds. The seven-year-old cow was raised by Alfred Dahl, Alma Center farmer.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
October 28, 1920

“Let there be Light” say the Scriptures, and there has been in Glenwood City since Tuesday evening, when the “dynamic juice” was turned on for the city’s fine new white way system.

Work on the new state road from the city limits to the Dunn County line was completed on Tuesday and the highway is now in first class shape for travel.

The Tribune’s linotyping failed to arrive this week, and after waiting for it till the last possibly moment, we are compelled to go to press and leave out the matter which failed to arrive.

35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
December 4, 1980

Marked pedestrian crossings on streets and highways within Boyceville, complete with volunteer patrols, maybe become a reality since village board members agreed at their Dec. 1 meeting to work with school groups to establish crosswalks for children.

Emil Beyrer was honored on Dec. 5 for having the record of the oldest continuous account at the National Bank of Boyceville. He’s been doing business with the bank since 1916.

One of the 15,000 semifinalists in the competition for Merit Scholarships to be offered in 1981, Drew Karnick, a Boyceville High School Senior, is awaiting word on whether or not his latest test scores have advanced him to the final standing.