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Days of Old – 7-13-2016

Days of Old – 7-13-2016

10 years ago
Tribune of June 28, 2006

As the Anderson Hill Development in Boyceville was starting to grow, Stan Anderson was looking for a way to enhance the area even more. His answer was a two-mile walking trail nestled throughout the woods of the development, and the trail is nearing completion.

The Glenwood City Plan Commission heard that costs of improvements that the mold-laden City Hall  could run as high as $200,000.

Previously known as Knapp Food and Fuel, new owner Cheryl Freese renamed the business “Knapp Oasis” after taking it over on January 1st of this year. Cheryl and her son Josh Thomas immediately went to work updating the place. A grand opening set for Saturday, July 1st, will be held to celebrate the completion of the store’s renovation and expansion, which incudes a 22’x32’ addition, new canopy, new fuel pumps, expanded retail store space and walk-in cooler.

25 years ago
Tribune of June 5, 1991

The Boyceville school board got the defunct Wheeler school off their hands at their Tuesday, May 21st meeting. Curt and Josie Klefstad of Boyceville, who had been leasing the building, exercised their right to buy the place for the $40,050 they had originally offered in a bid. The Klefstads have been operating a youth and day care center in the school since October and plan to continue to do so even though they sold the school right after they purchased it to the Church of the Nazarene in Wheeler for $50,000, explaining the high price by pointing out the remodeling and painting they had done since the lease started.

The city council Monday night set in motion two projects for completion this year. First they put their approval on laying some new hot mix blacktopping in three alleys. They also approved the placement of the new blacktop on a portion of the north border road, known as Lingerfelts’ drive.

The First National Bank of Glenwood recently announced that it is offering a new service to help meet the financial needs of the people of the community. The bank has contracted with Bankers System Brokerage Services Inc. to offer customers a new investment service.

Bob Mell’s Hilltopper Softball Team was named the regional Champion and Sectional Runner-up for the 1990-91 school year.

50 years ago
Tribune of August 18, 1966

Lawrence P. Gherty, Hudson attorney and former district attorney for St. Croix County, has been appointed Circuit Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit by Gov. Warren P. Knowles. The 8th Judicial Circuit is composed of St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn Pepin and Buffalo counties.

The Boyceville Civic Ass’n is pleased to announce the appearance of the Glen-Hi Riders Saddle Club, who will put on a two hour show, commencing at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday.

The Sunnyside Shamrock 4-H Club won the honors at the St. Croix County Fair last week for the Championship 4-H Club Herd.

60 years ago
Tribune of July 12, 1956

Over 80 electors of Jt. School District No. 1 of the City of Glenwood and the Towns of Springfield, Emerald, Glenwood and Baldwin attended the annual meeting of the school district on Monday night and voted a tax levy of 16 mills for operating expenses and additional 2 mill levy earmarked for building purposes.

The percentage of school taxes collected from property taxes in the Glenwood City School District is less than half as high as in the average school district in Wisconsin.

NOTICE: I will not be responsible for children who may get hurt while playing on my property. – Mrs. Edna Sarinske

95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
June 9, 1921

There was no hoodoo contained in the number “thirteen” as far as the Thirteenth Reunion and Banquet of the Glenwood City Alumni association, which took place last Friday, was concerned. It was one of the most successful yet held in point of attendance and enthusiasm.

Work began Monday morning on the new concrete gutters on the east side of First street.

New milage posts are being installed on Federal Highway No. 79. One of them is placed in front of the A. J. VandHiden residence on First street. Traffic over No. 79 has been much heavier this year than last, and it is bringing many people to Glenwood City.

35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
July 16, 1981

Ruslyn Schultz, Boyceville Postmaster since 1976, was recently awarded a pin for 35 years of service to the post office.

A professional storyteller, George Shannon, will be at the Boyceville Public Library 11:30 a.m. July 28 to read to the children.

Boyceville area farmers are facing financial trouble as a result of poor first cutting of their alfalfa crops this year, according to local farmers. Poor snow covering during the winter killed many of the alfalfa seedlings.