Days of Old – 2-8-2017
10 years ago
Tribune of January 24, 2007
Glenwood City’s Head Boys Basketball Coach Fred Booth was arrested Sunday, January 14 on charges of criminal trespassing. He entered the residence of Jessica Quinn without permission that morning. Athletic director Chase Rasmussen will be the team’s head coach until further notice.
Kristen Stillman, a learning disability resource instructor at Tiffany Creek Elementary, earned a “National Board Certification” as an exceptional needs specialist. Stillman was the only teacher certified in Wisconsin in the exceptional needs area.
The Barn Door County Store, located at 116 E. Oak Street in downtown Glenwood, has expanded the business to include a second hand store called Mackenzie’s Closet. Owner Justina Denucci is donating the proceeds to a special cause-the profit will be directed to Turning Point in River Falls for the child abuse victim programs there.
25 years ago
Tribune of January 1, 1992
After nearly a quarter of a century of service to the First National Bank of Glenwood and its friends and customers, Mabel Moe has announced her retirement as of December 31, 1991. A Mabel Moe Appreciation Day is scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Wheeler home, occupied by Merle and Beverly Crane, was destroyed by fire on December 22 while occupants were away for a Christmas celebration. Though still under investigation, it is thought that the fire started near a stove pipe from the wood furnace. The house was gutted and the family lost all of their personal belongings.
Beginning the first of the year, Wisconsin’s gift and inheritance taxes will be eliminated. The elimination of the taxes is a result of legislative action in 1987 which phased out the taxes imposed on transfer at death or by a gift by 20 percent each year starting in 1988.
Glenwood Masonic Lodge #254 installed officers on Monday, Dec. 23. They were Donald Donahue of Boyceville, Worshipful Master; John Larson of Glenwood City, Senior Warden; and Paul Knutson of Boyceville, Junior Warden.
50 years ago
Tribune of March 16, 1967
The Glenwood City Boys’ Basketball team defeated Glidden 87-70 in Saturday night’s first sectional game in Spooner, but lost to Barron in the second game 86-76.
Northern States Power Company’s 1966 annual report describes a record-breaking year in total revenues, earnings, sales, demand, construction and safety.
A measles immunization program is now being planned for Dunn County during the week of May 1 through 5, at places to be announced later.
60 years ago
Tribune of February 7, 1957
Selvin Lee last week purchased the interest of Orrie Brettingen in the B & L Hardware here. The sale was completed as of February 1. The two had purchased the business from Jack Bullis on February 1 two years ago.
Five teenagers escaped serious injuries last week Wednesday evening when it was reported the brakes failed to hold on a station wagon driven by Robert Spiess. The vehicle then skidded on the ice, hit the railroad tracks at old Highway 79 and overturned. Glenn King, Jerry Lark, Duane Tollefson, and Bob Whistler were passengers in the vehicle, and all five of the car’s occupants are students at the Glenwood City High School.
Five and a half feet of frost was encountered by workmen when they started on the job of repairing a water leak at Klingers Service Station last Friday.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
December 29, 1921
At a meeting of the stockholders last Thursday evening the name of Glenwood City Equity Company was officially changed to the Farmers’ Co-Operative Store, to take effect the first of the year.
Miss Thelma Webster, who has been a member of the Glenwood City teaching force this year, has resigned her position and left Friday to be married at Madison. Miss Marjorie Beebe will fill the vacancy.
No doubt there are still many service men in the community who have claims against the government that they would like settled, and the Wisconsin department of the American Legion is going to do its utmost to get these claims cleaned up. That’s the purpose of the “Clean Up Squad” which will take care of St. Croix County claims at Hudson on January 20 and 21.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
February 11, 1982
Four area girls are in the running for the 10th annual coronation of Miss Sno-Jammer. The contestants are Darcy Seeger, Debbie Wold, Tammy Wellington and Wendy Ludtke.
Demonstrations on auctioneering, crocheting, ice skating, and cross-country skiing were all part of Project Day events at Wheeler Elementary School Feb. 5. It was the second Project Day in the Boyceville School District this school year. Similar activities were presented that afternoon at the Boyceville, Connorsville and Wheeler elementary schools.
Five candidates are in the race for the seat up for the Boyceville School District in its primary election February 16. The candidates are incumbent Walter Kaiser, as well as Eugene Stratton, Gordon Smith, Michael Gifford, and Bruce Palmer. [/emember_protected]