Days of Old – 7-6-2016
10 years ago
Tribune of June 21, 2006
With more than thirty homes for sale in the community, home sales in Glenwood City have been at a stand still for a long time and the city has not seen any new home construction in two years. But the people whose business is selling homes indicate that it is picking up, but home values are not increasing.
Barb (Lingerfelt) Swank, a member of the St. Croix Falls Police Department and a 1991 Glenwood City High School graduate, received a Certificate of Appreciation for her work in a May 6 fatal crash.
Pastor Ron Bergman of the Faith Evangelical Free Church of Boyceville announced his retirement from full-time, vocational ministry, with his last service at Faith Church on Sunday, July 30.
After 37 years in Glenwood City and 40 overall, Cheryll Holldorf announced her retirement to be effective at the end of this school year.
25 years ago
Tribune of May 29, 1991
Four Twin Cities men, ranging in age from 19 to 30, are being held in the Dunn County jail this week for their alleged connection with a series of burglaries and break-ins that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 21, in Boyceville and Wheeler. $1,027.58 worth of goods was taken from Froiland’s.
Pam Hitz of Boyceville entered a plea of “not guilty” at her motion hearing in Dunn County May 7. Hitz is facing four misdemeanor theft charges after she allegedly wrote out checks for her own benefit from the “Wheeler 4th of July Committee” checkbook while she served as the committee treasurer.
Bob Miller, who lives on the south side of County Road D near Tainter Lake, found a 30’ rattlesnake on his front lawn last Friday morning. After using a garden hoe to put the snake in the box, Miller called the DNR to confirm the sighting and have the snake removed.
50 years ago
Tribune of August 11, 1966
The City Cafe in Glenwood City opened for business again on Monday, under the management of Miss Sandi Wheeler, formerly of Minneapolis.
The newly laid sewer mains leading to the new lagoon disposal system at the southeast edge of the city are now being televised to determine the leaks in the pipe.
The Glenwood City Public Schools will start classes for students on Monday, August 29 this year.
60 years ago
Tribune of July 5, 1956
A school consolidation action took place at the Downing Village Hall last Wednesday evening whereby the Maple Ridge school district was consolidated with the Downing school district and Knapp school district. A portion of the old Meadow Brook district (which consolidated with Maple Ridge several years ago) will be attached to the Knapp school district, and the remainder will be attached to the Downing district.
The former Maple Grove school house was purchased by the St. Croix County fair association and moved to Glenwood City on Monday of last week moved to its new location just south of the former education building. This building will house education exhibits which have outgrown their old quarters.
Work is now proceeding on the project of improving about three and a half blocks of County Highway X within the City of Glenwood. This portion of road will be widened to a road width of 38 feet, storm sewer put in, curb and cutter and installed and the road is to be blacktopped. The completed job is to cost $44,825.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 2, 1921
Fourteen young people are to be graduated from G.C.H.S. this Thursday evening, with the commencement exercising being in the Glenwood City Opera House.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave McLain were found dead in bed at 8 o’clock Friday morning at their home in Menomonie, cause of death being accidental asphyxiation. It is surmised that Mr. McLain got up in the morning and turned on the gas in the cook stove, but forgot to light it, putting on the teakettle and then going back to bed to wait for the water to warm. He was 85 and she was 80.
A Luther fest in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Luther at Worms is to be held at Emmanual Lutheran Church in Forest on Sunday by the join congregations of the latter-named and local Trinity Lutheran Church.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 9, 1981
Boyceville’s bar closing hours will not be extended from midnight to 1 a.m. weeknights.
Lori Lorenz, daughter of Barb Lorenz, will represent Wheeler in the Miss Teen Wisconsin Pageant, July 9-11, Eau Claire.
Somerset and Baldwin-Woodville would be moved into the 11-school Dunn-St. Croix Conference under a proposal by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. This plan was adopted by he WIAA’s Board of Control at its June meeting. By October the D-SC Conference must either accept the proposal or develop a plan of its own for consideration by the Board.