Days of Old – 6-15-2016
10 years ago
Tribune of May 31, 2006
The Glenwood City Class of 2006 commencement will be held Sunday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m. Addie Graese is the valedictorian, and Laura Lee is the salutatorian.
The Glenwood City Golf Team were named the WIAA Division 3 Regional Champions. Senior Rick Ohman who won Regional Medalist honors.
The Glenwood City Boys’ Track and Field team captured a second straight WIAA Division 3 Regional Championship at Webster last Monday, May 22.
25 years ago
Tribune of May 8, 1991
The City Council Monday night approved the purchase of the former Salem Covenant Church in Glenwood City for $12,000. This is the third old church that the council has purchased in Glenwood City over the years.
Following almost two hours of discussion, the Glenwood City Common Council voted to request that any further study or work on the re-routing State Highway 170 onto 130th Avenue be dropped.
Barrett Appliance Repair, operated for the past three years by Jerry and Cindy Barrett out of their home, has moved to Glenwood City. They now occupy the former plumbing building owned by Gale Smith on Hwy. 170 across from the G.C. High School.
50 years ago
Tribune of July 21, 1966
Wisconsin motorists started paying a higher gasoline tax July 1, as the state raised its per gallon rate from 6 cents to 7 cents. This new higher gas tax will cost motorists an estimated $15 million more per year.
The shorn wool incentive price for the 1967 marketing year will be 66 cents per pound. This is an increase of 1 cent per pound over the present level.
The joint installation of newly elected Knights of Columbus officers of the Glenwood City, Hudson, New Richmond, and River Falls councils was held on Sunday, July 9 in River Falls. Harold Stack was installed as the Grand Knight of the Glenwood City council.
60 years ago
Tribune of June 14, 1956
The enrollment in the Glenwood City Public Schools increased considerably during the past year and is expected to be even larger next year. A total of 542 children were enrolled in school during the 1955-56 school year. Of this total 293 were enrolled in the elementary grades, 237 attended school in Glenwood City, 34 at Emerald and 22 at Hersey.
Announcement is made this week that the Glenwood City Mill and Elevator and Phil’s Farm Store here will be closed Saturdays at noon. The Forest Feed Mill, the Farmers Union at Forest, the Cylon Feed Mill and the Emerald Farmers Exchange will close Saturdays at 3 p.m. This change will remain in effect for the summer months.
John Lauber has been hired as lifeguard at the local swimming pool for this season. The hours that he will be on duty are 1:30 to 5 in the afternoon, and from 7 to 8 in the evening.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
May 12, 1921
Operations were started yesterday on the construction of a motor truck-body plant on the Soo spur track in this city. Frank J. Preeshl who has already made a fine success of truck-body manufacturing, is moving his plant here from La Crosse, Wis.
Seven of the city officials of Barron were in Glenwood City Sunday inspecting the new city fire apparatus. Fred Waterous, of the Waterous Fire Engine Co., was here and gave them a demonstration of the chemical engine with which they were very favorably impressed.
Work on the foundation of a new bungalow which Geo. H. Penke will build on the corner of Maple and Second streets has begun.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
June 18, 1981
81-year-old Florence Marlett, who began painting in the seventies, said she wanted to paint as a child but “never had the time”. She now has sold 10 paintings out of the “couple hundred” that she’s done since she started painting under the tutelage of the Boyceville high school art teacher.
Of Boyceville’s horseshoe pitching club, Al Reik, 73, is the oldest member, and his grandson Kevin Lagerstrom, 11, is the youngest.
The summer advanced arts and crafts class have been braving the hot sun to sand city playground equipment before applying a new coat of paint.