Days of Old – 12-28-2016
10 years ago
Tribune of December 13, 2006
The Boyceville Village Board took action at its regular meeting Monday night to provide low-cost financing for the Anderson Hill improvements.
Dave And Lisa Yamriska lost their Tiffany Township home to fire last Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7. They returned home to the dryer on fire. There was no insurance on the home and the family lost two dogs.
Jeff Benson and William Osborn suffered only minor injuries thanks to their safety belts after a rollover crash on 290th Street west of Glenwood City last Friday. Driver Dennis Lawson was not wearing his sear belt when he lost control of the truck, and suffered lacerations and a cracked vertebrae.
25 years ago
Tribune of November 20, 1991
Three children, all reportedly age five and under, died Monday morning when the Town of Cady farmhouse they were in caught fire. Four others, including the house’s owner, Shawna Callahan, were also injured to varying extents by the blaze that reduced the house to nothing.
The Village of Boyceville has been prohibited, by court order, from using the point-source discharge pipe, which deposits waste water effluence from the recently completed Phase II sewer project into the Hay River.
Marvin Booth, Glenwood City Postal carrier, was given a surprise party by fellow employees last Friday to celebrate his 25 years of service to the Postal Service.
50 years ago
Tribune of February 2, 1967
Johnny C. Butler, 24, escaped serious injury last Wednesday afternoon when the truck he was driving was struck by a Soo Line train at the crossing about 2 miles north of Downing on the County Line road. The truck, belonging to the Downing Feed Mill, was struck in the rear by the train and is considered a total loss.
Purse stealers have been reported here recently with the last being on Saturday morning when the purse of Mrs. Glen Herrly was taken from her car parked on the main street. The purse was later found hanging on the back door of the bakery. There was no money in the purse and there was nothing missing when it was found. Only the purse was taken from the parked car.
Congressman Alvin E. O’Konski was presented with a silver plaque of the State of Wisconsin honoring his 25 years as Representative from the 10th Congressional District on January 10th, 1967. He was first elected to the 78th Congress and is presently entering his 13th term of office. His congressional district has grown from 14 to 17 counties and more than doubled in population.
60 years ago
Tribune of December 27, 1956
At the regular meeting of the Glenwood Masonic Lodge No. 254 F. & A. M., new officers were elected for the coming you. The old officers moved up one position so that Dr. A.W. Limberg will be the Worshipful Master, a position held the past year by Donald Donahue of Boyceville.
There will be a meeting of school boards of this area in the Glenwood City school on Wednesday evening, January 29 at 8 o’clock. The purpose of this meeting is to talk about present and future methods of school finance, school laws, present and proposed, and general school problems in this area. The meeting is open to anyone interested in school affairs, whether or not they are a member of a school board.
The State Conservation Department’s preliminary report on the recent deer season shows that the registered deer kill to date is 35,561 with a few minor changes in the figure expected.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
November 17, 1921
The dairy cattle of this section of the state are now housed in winter quarters,but few of them are receiving proper winter rations. A ration which has given good success on many farms is as follows: 100 lbs. ground oats, 100 lbs. ground corn or barley, 100 lbs. wheat bran, 50 lbs. oil meal. This mixture should be fed at the rate of one pound for each three to four pounds of milk produced.
In his quarterly report Chief Engineer Hirst of the Highway commission, says that the grand total of all road construction in Wisconsin this year will be 3,764.1 miles, of which 340 miles is concrete, 1,072 miles gravel, 84 miles top soil, 1,009 miles earth, gag maintenance 1,204 miles, miscellaneous 72 miles.
Miss Alma Fouks, formerly of Cylon was one of a party of five to be held up in St. Paul last Thursday. They were driving in a Ford Sedan on the Wheelock drive, when two men mounted the running boards, pointed pistols at them and said to “stick ‘em up.” The bandits relieved them of their watches, jewelry and money, then cutting the wires of the sedan so as to make it unserviceable.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
December 31, 1981
Members of the Boyceville Community Action Club elected new members for its board of directors at its Dec. 17 meeting. New officers for 1982 include Rosemary Douglas, president; Paul Hedlund, vice-president; Kris Carlsrud, secretary; Lyle Hight Jr., treasurer.
Patrick Metzger of Colfax, a Boyceville High School graduate, died of injuries received in a one car accident Dec. 20.