Days of Old – 10-5-2016
10 years ago
Tribune of September 20, 2006
Tiffany Creek Elementary held the dedication ceremony of the new playground equipment on Friday, September 15.
After months of discussion, the Boyceville Village Board voted at Monday night’s meeting to move the village offices to the community center, located along State Highway 170. Although no firm timeline for a move-in date was set at the meeting, the board felt it could be in the community center early next year.
With gasoline at $2.37.9 on Tuesday at Jean’s Country Corner in Downing, it almost seemed cheap compared to the more than $3.00 a gallon it was priced just last month.
25 years ago
Tribune of August 28, 1991
Eight girls are vying for the Miss Glenwood City crown: Maria Nadeau, Cathy Draxler, Barbara Obermueller, Kristin Thompson, Stacey Kostman, Laurie Cassellius, Melissa Johansen, Christine Schug.
The referendum to building a new elementary school to house grades 1-6 and to improve the Junior and Senior high schools passed on a vote of 550 to 227.
Larry “Leaker” and Cheryl Standaert purchased the bowling alley from Dean and Rosemarie Richardson a week ago last Tuesday. The Richardsons had run the alley since 1977. The new name of the lanes and lounge will be “Leaker’s Place”.
50 years ago
Tribune of November 10, 1966
Fire of undetermined origin last Saturday afternoon completely destroyed the barn on the Merle Kildahl farm in the Town of Springfield, just south of the junction at D and DD. Six or seven small pigs were also lost in the flames, as well as the barn full of baled hay.
Last week Wednesday afternoon a grass fire of undetermined burned over 80 acres of land in the Town of Springfield.
The City Council Monday night adopted the proposed budget for next year that totals $16,440.34, and increase of $4,671.54 over last year.
Republican Governor Warren P. Knowles won re-election Tuesday afternoon with an 87,000 majority. Bob Boche won the bid for assemblyman in St. Croix County against incumbent Donald Iverson, and Alvin Baldus won his position to assembly from Dunn County by a mere 15 votes over incumbent Francis L. Peterson.
60 years ago
Tribune of October 4, 1956
The City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday evening postponed the appointment of a new chief of police until the next meeting. Twelve applications were received and this will give the police committee time to investigate the qualifications of the applicants.
The population of the state is rapidly changing. There are far more children and babies than ever before, and far more older people. The state’s population is now 3,691,000.
The Salem Covenant Church will celebrate its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 7.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
September 1, 1921
Sometime during the hours of darkness Friday night or Saturday morning thieves broke into the office of M. H. Garkse at the Glenwood Mill and Elevator and stole the cash register. Mr. Garske reported that there was less than five dollars in the register, which was a new one recently installed at a cost of $250. Early Monday morning the register was found in Pittard’s pond in the eastern part of this city.
At a meeting of the trustees of the First Methodist Church of this city Tuesday evening it was voted to remodel and improve the parsonage, corner Elm and Second streets, in such a manner as to convert it into a modern, convenient and beautiful home. The present building will be raised two feet and a full basement, furnace, cistern, and all other conveniences added.
Monday evening was probably one of the most important in the long history of Odd Fellowship in Glenwood City. On that evening a class of thirty-one candidates for membership was initiated into the mysteries of the order.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
October 8, 1981
A resolution was unanimously approved by the Boyceville Village Board to borrow a $65,000 short term loan from the National Bank of Boyceville. The board made the decision at its Oct. 5 meeting at the village hall. The money is needed to cover the unforeseen costs incurred on the East St. Sewer project, the village’s share of the airstrip blacktopping and the tax increment financing district.
Richard A. Risler, Menomonie, was sworn in Oct. 1 as sheriff of Dunn County, succeeding Daryl (Corky) Spagnoletti, Elk Mound high school graduate, who recently resigned to go into private business.
LaVerne G. Ausman, Elk Mound, was appointed Oct. 2 as the new secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, succeeding Gary Rohde.