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Days of Old – 12-23-2015

Days of Old – 12-23-2015

10 years ago
Tribune of December 7, 2005

Julius D. Aebly of Glenwood City taught his 10 boys many things, with one being a sense of duty. The message got through loud and clear as all of his sons served in a branch of the military. George, Mike, and Julius W. served in the Army; Lawrence served in the Marines; Paul, Bernard, Mark and Tom were in the Navy; and Harold and David served in the Air Force.

John McCutchin, owner and operator of Glen Hills Pharmacy since 1987, has decided to close the pharmacy in Glenwood, with last Wednesday being the last day of business. From now on the prescription records will be on file at K-Mart in Menomonie. McCutchin said that recent changes to the health and Medicare legislation resulted in the decision.

The Glenwood City Council heard complaints from city residents regarding the new rules for street parking during the winter months.

25 years ago
Tribune of November 14, 1990

President Ed Evenson brimmed with optimism as he told the Village Board at the November regular meeting that the financial condition of the Village is in excellent shape.

Over 500 tons and more than 20 truckloads of gas contaminated soil were hauled from the Jean’s Country Corner Station in Downing to meet the requirements of the DNR and DIHLR. It cost owner Steve Luepke $52/ton to have the soil transferred to a disposal site that draws gas out of the soil to manufacture blacktop in Chippewa Falls. An EPA law initiated in 1988 is forming all underground storage tank owners to have their tanks and surrounding soil tested.

Richard Whitten, 68 of White Bear Lake, is presumed to be dead after a small airplane exploded and crashed in a wilderness area of the Florida Everglades National Park. Mr. Whitten was the father of Dr. Thomas Whitten of Glenwood City.

50 years ago
Tribune of January 13, 1966

The post office department is seeking competitive bids for an improved building to house its postal operations at Downing, Postmaster General Lawrence F. O’Brien announced yesterday.

General Telephone Company of Wisconsin will spend a record $14.1 million on construction during 1966.

The Village of Downing tax roll is down $986.48.

60 years ago
Tribune of December 23, 1955

The Billboard sized picture of the “Nativity Scene”, located back of the First State Bank of Glenwood, became an idea in the minds of the ministers of the Glenwood City area ministerial association on Sept. 18, 1955.

The problem of cars parked on the Glenwood City streets and interfering with the job of snow removal has again come up for its annual discussion at the council meeting. The Council further decided that if any parked cars interfere with snow removal, the cars will be towed away.

An ambitious group of men were on Glenwood City’s new Ski Hill Saturday, working hard in the deep snow to get the course ready for skiing.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
November 18, 1920

The new pastor of the Swedish Congregational church, Rev. A. Grandin of Red Wing, arrived here Tuesday with his wife and three daughters, and they will now make Glenwood City their home. They are a very desirable addition to the community.

A movement is under way to reopen the old limestone quarry between Knapp and Wilson. The West Wisconsin Limestone Co. has been organized to produce crushed rock and soil lime from this quarry.

Trainmaster Mann, of Stevens Point, was in Glenwood City last Thursday and informed Station Agent W. H Tallmadge that every effort would be made  to have the new depot here opened by Dec. 1.

35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
December 25, 1980

Francis X. Rivard, Glenwood City, the 27-year-old son of Richard P. and Mary P. Rivard, was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar Dec. 11. Rivard will join his father in general practice in the law firm of Rivard and Rivard in Glenwood City.

Prices paid by Wisconsin Farmers and prices received by them edged closer in November as the PR index rose 4 points while the PP climbed three.

In a time when money is generally tight, a spokesman for the Hay River Watershed project in Barron and Dunn Counties made an appeal to farmers to help spend $170,000 for conservation in the next six months.