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Locals earn WAF awards for hard work keeping St. Croix County Fair going strong and beautiful

By Editor | February 7, 2023

By Missy Klatt As previously reported in the Tribune Press Reporter (January 25 edition), the St. Croix County fair received some awards at the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention in January of this year. Namely, Rita Palewicz and Dennis (Denny) Hurtis of Glenwood City received the District two, VIP award, given to a non-fair…

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DNR says no manure solids in Emerald Sky Dairy Wetland 1, Local residents remain skeptical

By Editor | February 7, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  TOWN OF EMERALD  — Since the manure spill at Emerald Sky Dairy in 2016, local residents have remained concerned that manure was never cleaned up from Wetland 1. In July of 2022, officials from the state Department of Natural Resources conducted an inspection of Wetland 1, and in a recent report,…

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Locals help those in need via international mission trips

By Editor | January 31, 2023

By Missy Klatt At the end of October 2022, Mike Barstad and a group from Cedar Brook Church in Menomonie travelled to Honduras where they dug a well for a local village. They did this through Living Water International. Most recently Dave and Joan Bartz ventured to Guatemala in January where they were part of…

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GC Superintendent proposes lengthening school days to make up for weather closures

By Editor | January 31, 2023

GLENWOOD CITY — Superintendent Tim Johnson proposed lengthening the school day as a way to recover missed instructional time due to recent weather-related school closures during the Glenwood City Board of Education’s January 23 meeting. Johnson informed board members that school has been cancelled seven days so far this academic year due to inclement weather…

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Downing Caucus results

By Editor | January 17, 2023

The Village of Downing held their annual caucus on Monday, January 9th and the results indicate that two village offices do not have a candidate for those seats. Incumbent Village President Greg Holden and Village Treasure Laura Lee are not seeking another term as village officials. No one was nominated at the caucus to fill…

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St. Croix County records 1st traffic fatality of 2023

By Editor | January 17, 2023

TOWN OF Cady – The St. Croix County Emergency Communication Center received a call at about 10:38 p.m. on January 15, 2023, of a vehicle that had crashed on STH 29, near the intersection of USH 128 in Cady Township. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 2013 Chevy Impala operated by Timothy S. Boardman,…

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City Council has a short but interesting meeting

By Editor | January 17, 2023

The Glenwood City Council had a very short but interesting meeting Monday evening when Glenwood City elementary student council members, opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Those members were Nash Stahl, Macie Voeltz, McKinley Olson, Mallory Phillips, Sophia Giammattei and Riley Unruh. Council President Rob Unruh led the meeting and had praises…

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Graphic novelist and cartoonist Mark Leiknes speaks to Glenwood City Elementary students

By Editor | January 17, 2023

by Anna Mewis GLENWOOD CITY — On a grey winter day last Thursday, January 12, the students at the Glenwood City Elementary were treated to an inspiring presentation. Children’s author and cartoonist Mark Leinknes, came to speak, and read a chapter from his new graphic novel, “Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold.” Leinknes…

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Glenwood City school board meets

By Editor | January 10, 2023

GLENWOOD CITY — The Board of Education for the Glenwood City School District met in regular session Monday, January 9 and approved personnel items, donations, district-issued scholarship amounts and drew lots for this spring’s board election. A pair of candidates filed papers to run for the two board seats that are up for election this …

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Threat closes Glenwood City schools, suspect quickly taken into custody

By Editor | January 10, 2023

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City School District was closed and locked down Friday, January 6, 2023, after an emailed threat was sent to staff and students the previous day. In a recorded message sent to parents and staff members early morning of Friday, Superintendent Tim Johnson stated that the district would not be conducting…

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