Days of Old – 9-26-2016
10 years ago
Tribune of September 13, 2006
Katie Klinger was chosen as the 2006-07 Miss Glenwood City last Saturday evening during the Annual Rustic Lore Celebration. Joining Klinger on the new court are First Princess Kirsten Konder and Second Princess Hanna Arvey.
The lawsuit Bob Schmitt filed against the Village of Boyceville is over. On August 20, Dunn County Circuit Court Judge Rod W. Smeltzer dismissed the suit with prejudice. The dismissal was granted because Schmitt didn’t follow the proper procedures in filing a lawsuit against a municipality.
Repair or raze is the order the City Council is giving to the owner of the apartment building at First and Pine Streets. The council felt the building is in a state of disrepair. At one time this building was a hotel, serving the community during its lumbering days of the late 1800s.
25 years ago
Tribune of August 21, 1991
The New Miss Boyceville and her court were crowned Saturday evening at the Boyceville High School. The new Miss Boyceville is Megan O’Gara. First Princess is Jennifer Schulz, Second Princess is Amanda Zirgibel, and Jr. Miss Boyceville is Megan Scherer.
Next Monday Glenwood City School District voters will be asked to decide if they want to authorize a bond referendum for $4.25 million for the building of a new elementary school. If the “yes” vote prevails, the district will close down the Downing and Glenwood City Elementary schools and a new 1-6 grade building will be built. If the “no” vote prevails, the district will most likely go through another referendum in the not-to-distant future or spend in the neighborhood of $1 million to bring the aforementioned facilities up to code compliance.
The Boyceville School board had sort of an ‘upbeat’ meeting Monday night. They found out their kindergarten enrollment is up, their Channel One TV monitors are up, their hot lunch prices are going up, their driver’s education fees are going way up, and last year’s budget was thoroughly beat up. The worst news of the night for the board was either the fact that their hot lunch program finished $22,216 in the red last year, or that the ‘90-’91 budget they drafted and the district adopted came up $294,272 short of meeting actual costs.
50 years ago
Tribune of November 3, 1966
There is a need for more people to donate in the community project of an apartment-type housing for those people over 62 years of age. A good turn out at the meeting on the topic resulted with several people pledging financial support and residing in the new building.
After many years of being a guest, Glenwood City high school was host to the North Central Cheerleader’s Clinic this year. There were 34 schools at the high school on Saturday, October 22, and 370 girls were in attendance.
The average rainfall for the past ten years was 28.20, but this year the rainfall has been well below average at 23.65.
60 years ago
Tribune of September 27, 1956
Cherry Street has been newly graded and is now open. It lies north of the water tower and runs one block from the Phillip Rassbach residence east to Highway X, and makes quite a few lots in that area suitable for building purposes.
Robert G. Lexvold Tuesday evening was appointed to the office of alderman from the second ward. He fills the office left vacant by the resignation of Fred Norenberg. The term will expire next spring.
A new type of cow testing service will get underway in St. Croix County, the state of Wisconsin, and most of the nation during October. It is a very simple and inexpensive program, planned to attract new dairymen who do not now keep testing records on their milk cows.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
August 26, 1921
The Glenwood City Equity Co. has engaged Oscar Gavic as general manager of its largest department store, and Oscar will enter upon his duties Sept. 1. Eighteen years ago Mr. Gavic began his connection with the store which he has now been chosen to manage.
A petition of citizens residing in the vicinity of the Hagen corner on the Glenwood-Spingfield town line to create a new school district there was received at a joint meeting of the city council and the town board of Glenwood and Springfield held at the city hall Tuesday evening. The grounds for the petition consist chiefly in the fact that children in the vicinity have quite a long distance to travel in attending school.
Three persons were killed and two injured, one fatally, when east-bound passenger train No. 22 on the Omaha struck an automobile with five occupants about two miles east of Knapp shortly before noon last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Braithwaite and son William of Eau Claire were killed instantly. Miss Diana Miller of Eau Claire has since died, but driver A. C. Smith of Colfax will recover.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
October 1, 1981
Despite numerous problems, construction is continuing on the street revamping and water control project on Boyceville’s East St. The cost of the project is unknown at this time.
The budget woes of the Boyceville schools – the repairs needed four busses and roof at Wheeler school – were solved with state aid. Of the $56,000 exceeded, the state reimbursed the district $28,920 in aid after granting the district’s request for an exemption to the cost control limit.
Shoplifting is the largest monetary crime in the nation, accounting for losses estimated at more than $16 billion each year. An estimated $345 million is lost to shoplifters in Wisconsin alone. This amounts to approximately $100 million in the nation per day.