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Days of Old – 12-16-2015

Days of Old – 12-16-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of November 30, 2005

An animal believed to be a wallaby was struck and killed by a vehicle in the evening of November 23 on Highway 128 south of Glenwood near CTH E. It is unknown where the animal came from.

The Glenwood City School board in its regular meeting Monday night approved the switching of high school summer baseball to spring starting in 2007.

Gloria Walz, newly-appointed postmaster for Glenwood City, will be installed on Dec. 2 at a 2 p.m. ceremony at the post office.

25 years ago
Tribune of November 7, 1990

The City Council meeting, which started at 7 p.m. Monday evening did not adjourn until thirty minutes after midnight, but the council acted on many items of city business including a new agreement with Waterman Sanitation, purchasing a new copier, and approving a new pay schedule for  city employees. They also spent over an hour and a half in closed session.

The first hunt went well – The Grand Opening at the Forest Ridge Hunt Club was held on Aug. 25th. Over 200 birds were shot at the grand opening. The club is on the old Eldon Christianson farm north of Glenwood City on County Highway S. In a little more than two months, the club has gotten off to a good start with over 20 members.

Last Friday afternoon the Glenwood City Fire Department was called to property in the Town of Emerald at the corner of County Highway S and 260th Street, for a corn field on fire. About half of the 4-acre cornfield was destroyed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

50 years ago
Tribune of January 6, 1966

Gerald C. Skaar, a native of Viroqua, Wisconsin, has been chosen by the school board of Jt. District No. 1 as the new high school principal. He will replace John Oakeson, who has moved to Sauk Prairie High School.

Parking hazards on some of the streets in the city will be reduced when new parking regulations go into effect this Friday, January 7, 1966.

The Town of Forest tax roll is up $10,151.69. The Town of Springfield tax roll is up $2,712.57. The City of Glenwood City tax roll is up $392.71.

60 years ago
Tribune of December 15, 1955

A group of Glenwood City businessmen have undertaken to build a ski tow and down hill ski course on the east side of the Glenwood City Cemetery Hill. Although the course will not be as steep and long as others in the area, it should prove to be a very interesting and unique course.

Wisconsin ranked second in the nation in 1954 in getting its TB patients rehabilitated and back on the job, a report issued by the National Tuberculosis Association reveals.

There were 470 deer killed in St. Croix county this past season. Of those deer, 75 were killed in Forest, 36 in Cylon, and 13 in Glenwood.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
November 11, 1920

At a meeting at the home of president O.G. Bannister, Friday afternoon, the ladies of the Glenwood City Red Cross drew up a petition to the city council to apportion a room in the city hall for a library and reading room. The Red Cross had previously decided to take over the library work from the W. C. T. U. which has conducted it successfully for many years.

J. C. Baker has sold the Hotel Glenwood Property to Enoch A. Trusty of Ridgeland. This will mean no change in proprietorship, we are informed, Mrs. Muckle having a lease on the hotel.

Today is Armistice Day. Two years ago the historic document was signed and the news, “La Guerre est finie,” pulsated over France and the world. Stephen S. Curry Post No. 168, American Legion, will celebrate the event by giving a grand public dance at the Glenwood City Opera House.

35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
December 18, 1980

Beginning of the construction phase of Boyceville School’s $550,000 building project will coincide with school closing next spring, it was learned at the Dec. 10 meeting.

June Heifner, daughter of Tom and Argen Heifner, Rt. 1 Boyceville, was crowned 1981 Dunn County Honey Queen.

During 1981’s first quarter, General Telephone Company of Wisconsin will introduce for Colfax and Boyceville exchange customers a new $670,000 electronic local and long distance call-channeling facility.