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Days of Old – 2-17-2016

Days of Old – 2-17-2016

10 years ago
Tribune of February 1, 2006

Brian Smith, owner of the New Harmony Hills Floral and Garden Center, is scheduled to open the new facility on Misty Court in Glenwood City next Tuesday, February 7th, just in time for Valentine’s Day orders.

Two youths were taken to an Eau Claire Hospital for treatment following a Saturday night crash in the village of Downing. There also had been two separate rollover accidents on Highway 128 early in the morning of Saturday, January 28 due to icy roads.

In action taken by the Glenwood City School Board January 23, during executive session, the Board approved a raise of $1 an hour for Bob Swanepoel, Buildings and Grounds Coordinator.

25 years ago
Tribune of January 9, 1991

The trust fund that will be known as Boyceville Education Scholarship Trust “BEST” has been started. It is designed to provide scholarships for continuing education, rewarding students for academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and their need for financial aid.

A special meeting held by the Common Council last Thursday evening with representatives of the Town of Glenwood, Village of Boyceville, Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation and the St. Croix County Highway Commissioner resulted in a request for a study on the relocation of State Highway 170 in Glenwood City.

On Monday night a crowd of 150-200 gathered was briefed on the 14 options that the Glenwood City school district has in regards to upgrading its facilities. The Task Force recommendation is due March 25.

50 years ago
Tribune of March 10, 1966

William Kelm of Emerald received the Wisconsin Watershed “Man of the Year” award at a ceremony held in Green Bay on Wednesday evening, March 2. The award is presented annually  to the person who has done the most outstanding job of working with and promoting watersheds in the state.

Glenwood City voters turned out for the first primary election  to name candidates for the office of county supervisors and nominated Lyman Arnquist and Joe Hellmer for that position.

The Glenwood City Library received $222.75 check from the Glen Hi Riders Saddle Club, which was the amount of proceeds of the Valentine Dance sponsored by the club and a $25 donation from Mrs. Geneva (Thorsen) Renfrew.

A display of soil profiles of various soils in St. Croix County is now set up in the First State Bank of Glenwood, where it will remain on exhibition for another week.

60 years ago
Tribune of February 16, 1956

The Glenwood City Community Club served lunch to 320 people who attended the Grassland Farm Institute and Forage crop show held in Glenwood City Feb. 7. Robert Larson, Downing won first place with his bushel of loose hay.

Einar Roe received first prize of $7.50 for the largest deer registered with the Tri-County Rod and Gun Club during the past dear hunting season. The prizes were given out at the Glen Theatre last week where the Rod and Gun club sponsored a movie.

Rev. Herbert J. Enser last week received a phone call stating that he was the winner of the Cashword Puzzle and expects shortly to receive a check for $425.00.

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 13, 1921

Retrenchment seems to be the watchword these days and the Soo Line appears to be no exception to the rule. Many employees are being laid off and trains lessened in number. Beginning on Sunday of this week, there is but one local freight a day.

The death of George Fenton, famed Cranetown Centurian, occurred last Thursday morning at the home of his son in the town of Springfield. He was within five days of being 101 years old.

A shocking accident occurred near Connersville last Monday afternoon about 5:30 when Paul Kistner, a well-known New Haven boy, was dangerously wounded when a shotgun was accidentally dislodged.

35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
February 19, 1981

A recommendation for consolidation of the Boyceville and Glenwood City School districts was offered to the Boyceville Board of Education at its Feb. 16 meeting by high school principal Gib Sykora. Sykora gave the recommendation as part of a report of a December meeting he had with Al Beeler, Glenwood’s high school principal, and the guidance counsellors of both schools. Purpose of the meeting was to find areas in which the two districts could cooperate or share costs.

Boyceville school officials have adopted a revised standard for determining eligibility in the program for free reduced price meals and free milk. Income eligibility guideline changes were legislated in the 1981 federal budget bill, which effected substantial cuts to the Child Nutrition program.

The sign post in front of Sandy and Doris Lewis’ Square Deal Store is going on Boyceville’s Main Street. This may seem insignificant to folks who have walked by and never noticed. But there are other locals who can remember swinging around on it as kids. It’s been there since Isaac Mahonna opened the store in 1918. ]