Days of Old – 2-22-2017
10 years ago
Tribune of February 7, 2007
Boyceville School Superintendent Dennis Rettke will leave his post by the end of June. This item is on the agenda for next Monday’s school board meeting.
Fire on Wednesday, January 31 did extensive damage to the Mark Ramquist home on Ash Street in Downing. The Ramquist home was one of three homes to be struck in a 24-hour period in Dunn County.
The Glenwood City Common Council on Monday night voted not to pass a resolution authorizing eminent domain over the old school property on the city’s Oak Street.
25 years ago
Tribune of January 15, 1992
Arthur Jean Barrett, the son of Jerry and Cindy Barrett of rural Downing, was awarded Boy Scouting’s highest honor. Arthur, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 139 of Glenwood City, received the Eagle Award at an Eagle Court of Honor held at the Glenwood City Community Center on Sunday, January 12.
Bids for Glenwood City’s upcoming elementary school construction will be sent out on February 10. The bids will be opened on February 27.
Recently in Green River, Wyoming, the Merry Christmas Pageant was held. Brandie Lee Ludtke, daughter of Roger and Sandy Ludtke, was crowned Little Miss Merry Christmas Queen for her age division (2-3 year olds).
50 years ago
Tribune of March 30, 1967
The grand opening of the new bulk fertilizer plant will be held on Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glenwood City Co-op Services in Glenwood City.
A special meeting of the Glenwood City School District will be held on Monday evening, March 18, to consider and vote on a proposed building addition to the school facilities. The present preliminary building plans are for the addition of agriculture shop and classroom facilities, an industrial arts shop, music rooms, and classroom space.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Peterson and nine of their eleven children were homeless Monday night when fire destroyed their home in Hersey. They found lodging that night following the fire at the home of their daughter in Woodville. The fire is believed to have started near the chimney and a wood burning stove.
William E. Hansen of Glenwood City will serve as local representative for Judicare Alert, an upcoming campaign to tell Wisconsinites about free legal services for low-income persons.
60 years ago
Tribune of February 21, 1957
Glenwood City’s championship basketball team, under the direction of Coach Marv Berg, finished the season Tuesday evening with their victory over Colfax to give them a season’s record of 15 wins and four losses and the championship of the Middle Boarder Conference.
Miss Madonna “Donna” Draxler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Draxler, Glenwood City, has been selected as the 1957 D. A. R. winner at the Glenwood City High School.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
January 12, 1922
Cylon Mail Carrier L. A. Smith is confined to his bed as a result of breathing fumes from a stove which he had in his mail wagon while going out on Route 1. The fumes had affected him so that when still three miles from home he was unable to control the horses, which brought him home, where his wife and three neighbors rushed to help carry him inside.
Postmaster H. H. Gleason received two 45 Smith & Weston revolvers Friday from postal headquarters, with ammunition belt and all the fixin’s. These were sent for himself and Ass’t Station Agent Gordon Boardman, who handles the mail from the depot. Uncle Sam is extending his vigilance against postal robberies even into smaller cities.
Stephen S. Curry Post, American Legion, announces through its executive committee that it will henceforth act as a bureau of employment for its members who are out of work. The city officials and been importuned to give the post first chance at furnishing men and women for city work and any others seeking help are urged to get in touch with the organization.
35 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
February 25, 1982
Debbie Wold was crowned the 1982 Sno-Jammer queen at the 10th annual pageant Feb. 13 in the Boyceville Elementary School gym. Wendy Ludtke is the 1982 Sno-Jammer Princess.
A clerical error in the Dunn County clerk’s office will cost the county $4,683.12. The county is obligated to pay that amount to Michael and Deborah Grutt, Rt. 4 of Menomonie, because the county clerk’s office failed to turn over information on liens against the property purchased by the Grutts. It is possible to seek reimbursement from the previous owners of the Grutt property.
Discussion of publishing the names of delinquent taxpayers came up at the February 17 meeting of the Dunn County Board of Supervisors. The board will continue discussion, and may take action on this matter at its March 17 meeting.