Days of Old – 2-1-2017
10 years ago
Tribune of January 17, 2007
Lindsey Richardson earned a spot with the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders. Lindsey is one of the granddaughters of Dean and Rose Marie Richardson of Glenwood City. Lindsey was born in Menomonie and lived in Glenwood City at a very young age before moving to Minnesota.
At the Boyceville School board meeting, much discussion was done on the much needed school repairs. In the end the Boyceville school board decided to do a referendum for the April election. There will be two questions, one for $6 million for the high priority items and another for lower priority items, at an estimated cost of $1,104,900.
At the recently held caucus of the Town of Glenwood, both Melodee and Robert Forrest declined another term as town officers. Melodee has been serving as town clerk and Robert has been serving a member of the board.
25 years ago
Tribune of December 25, 1991
After three previous rejections, the fourth school building referendum in 18 months conducted by Menomonie public school officials won handily last Tuesday. The $5.95 million resolution was endorsed by 11 of the districts 16 precincts. This will go toward constructing a new elementary school in Knapp and another one somewhere on Menomonie’s east side.
Frank and Julie Retz of Boyceville were recently chosen as one of nine finalists from a field of 37 candidates for the Young Farmer Achievement Award.
Wisconsin is one of only two states where the average salary of its public school teachers is above the U. S. average and its per capita personal income is below the U.S. average. The average teacher’s salary in Wisconsin in 1989 was $31,046.
50 years ago
Tribune of March 9, 1967
The Glenwood City boys basketball team gained sub-sectional championship honors and will pay in the sectional tournament in Spooner March 10 and 11.
Sixth graders are having a new learning experience with Craig Readers. Operation of the Craig readers, is similar to that of a strip film projector except speed an exposure can be controlled from zero to approximately 2,000 words per minute.
The Glenwood City FFA chapter acted as host to the District FFA speaking contest Tuesday evening. Contestants were from five area schools, including John Schug of Glenwood City.
60 years ago
Tribune of January 31, 1957
14 candidates have filed papers with the city clerk. This will be the largest slate of candidates in many years that seek city offices. An unusual situation exists this year in that every office of alderman is up for re-election.
The Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow in the Glenwood City School is Kay Sanford.
Harold Stack was seriously injured when his car skidded on an ice covered road and crashed into a cement bridge abutment on Wednesday January 23 on the town line road between Forest and Glenwood Townships. Mr. Stack was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire where his condition is improving.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 22, 1921
At midnight last night word was received that a man who was suspected by some as being “Terrible” Tommy O’Connor who escaped the noose by a jail break in Chicago recently, was shot at Hammond last night by a posse armed with shotguns. The man is said to have been wounded in the shoulder, and the victim proved to be a man named Casey who resides at Glenwood City. He is likely to recover.
The Town of Glenwood has cut its total tax roll two thousand dollars less than last year, for a Total of $31,554.14.
Probably the best Christmas present given to the people of the world in recent years will be found in the World Disarmament conference now holding its session in this city. The Hughes plan of naval reductions, now adopted, is estimated to mean a savings of $150,000,000 annually to this country alone.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
February 4, 1982
Further action on the possibility of the village purchasing a new facility for the village library was tabled by the Boyceville village board at its Feb. 1 meeting.
A proposed 1982 budget of $23,425 was adopted by voting representatives of the towns and villages participating in the Boyceville Area Fire Department. A budget of $18,015 was adopted to finance the ambulance service’s 1982 operations.
Debbie Ullmann and Mike Sutliff were crowned as Royalty at Boyceville’s Purple and White Night on January 29.