Days of Old – 6-1-2016
10 years ago
Tribune of April 17, 2006
Glenwood City Boys Basketball Coach Fred Booth received a Guardian of the Game award at the Men’s Division I Final Four in Indianapolis last month.
Rob Wyss opened up an insurance agency in Glenwood City. Wyss has 12 years of experience in the insurance field. His office is next to Arvold Chiropractic at 107 East Oak Street.
The Boyceville school board approved raising the price of school lunches, took no more action to cut the proposed 2006-07 deficit budget, re-elected the board officers, and were recognized by the Dunn County United Way. The new lunch rate will be $2.00 per meal from pre-K through 6th grade, up from $1.80. Grades 7-12 will be $2.25, up from $1.95, while the adult price will continue at the rate of $3.45 and milk at 30 cents a carton.
25 years ago
Tribune of April 24, 1991
Groundbreaking for the new National Bank of Boyceville was held on Wednesday, April 17, with construction of the new 4,800 square foot brick building to begin shortly. The new facility will be located at the junction of Highways 79 and 170 near the Boyceville airport.
Glenwood’s Roscoe Garske resigned fro the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors on April 1. He felt, for physical reasons, that he could no longer do a good enough job. He had been a supervisor for nine years.
A car was reported stolen from here last Tuesday afternoon and local police believed that it was taken by a man who is accused in Iowa of bank robbery.
Erin Klatt and Maria Nadeau represented Glenwood City this past weekend in the State Forensics Tournament held in Madison. Erin Klatt competed in Poetry and Maria Nadeau competed in Prose.
50 years ago
Tribune of June 30, 1966
Four members of the Glenwood City high school graduating class of 1966 have been selected to receive a Wisconsin Honor Scholarship. They are Richard Bakken, Marilyn Graese, Charles Rassbach, and Patricia Rasmus.
Fire last week Thursday afternoon nearly burned out the whole interior of the Dick Thatcher trailer home located a half mile north of the Best Valley School House on Q, on the Bill Drinkman farm, Town of Tiffany. The fire is believed to have started from defective wiring.
Eight new teachers have been hired to teach in the Glenwood City Schools for the upcoming year: Michael Leahy (boys’ physical education and head basketball coach), Miss Janice Laske (vocal music), Ed Mathison (agriculture), Mr. Wiliam Anderson (social science), Mr. Allen DeLander (guidance counsellor), Mr. Ned Hintzman (elementary), Mr. Donald Luehrs (commercial), and Ana Louisa Echenerria (Spanish).
Rev. Owen W. Akers, a former pastor at Downing and Connorsville Methodist churches, will lead a team of nine American college students in the construction of a community center in the highlands of central Ethiopia this summer.
60 years ago
Tribune of May 31, 1956
A record amount of $69,277.16 was received by the Glenwood City Public Schools during the past year in financial aid from the State of Wisconsin.
Glenwood City will have another car body and paint shop when the new building is finished in another week or so. Morris and Ronald Brettingen are building their new shop on First Street, just north of the Overson Blacksmith Shop.
Grasshoppers threaten to be the major crop pest again this summer and Wisconsin farmers are urged to be prepared to apply timely and effective control measures.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
April 28, 1921
Definite steps have been taken to provide an aeroplane landing field for Glenwood City. It will be located on the fair grounds and will be a dandy, according to those who have inspected the site.
W. W. Detert has been chosen to act as principal of the Glenwood City Schools for the coming year. He has been principal at Rib Lake the past two years, and comes with very high recommendations.
Rev. P. G. Rivers has ordered five hundred Norway Spruce trees from the State Conservation commission to be planted on the St. John’s Catholic church grounds in this city. This is a mighty fine thing and is a practical step toward tree conservation and the beautifying of our community.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
June 4, 1981
Boyceville’s finances are in “good shape” according to a review recently completed, said Jim Steel of the state Bureau of Municipal Audit, which conducted the financial review.
It was reported at 7:37 p.m. May 24 to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office that Sandy’s Square Deal Store was robbed during the afternoon. Approximately $2,200 was taken. Police chief Dan Diess said there is a suspect but the name won’t be released until the investigation is complete.
Up until three years ago, Viola Utphall has sewn only for herself and for her family. Since 1978 she began making handmade dolls and selling them across the country. Upthall said she has made about 120 dolls since 1978 and that it usually takes two days to finish a doll. She makes two major types of dolls – rag dolls and ceramic, and her favorite is the ceramic.