10 years ago …
December 2, 2009 -- The Greenwood High School one-act play students participated in the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association’s State Theatre Festival on Nov. 20. Students participating were Jennifer Baker, Eric Abel, Olivia Gregorich, Jared Ystad, Melissa Hebert, Larry Bright, Lisa Bright, Anna Gaede, Rachel Herdrich, Dana Kuklinski, Megan Norks, Jared Revier, Kaitlyn Suda, Corrinn Tessman, Emily Gibboney, Desiree Branish, Matt Fabian, Ben Gosar and Lacy Johnson.
-- A public hearing on an increase in water utility rates in the City of Loyal was to be held on Dec. 9. The City of Loyal was considering a significant rate increase for residents so the city could pay for the establishment of three new municipal wells on the south side of town. If the increased rates were approved, they would take effect on Jan. 1.
November 30, 1994 -- Deer hunters in Clark County had their best season since 1990, harvesting 9,788 does and bucks during the nine day season. Almost double the 1993 harvest, the 1994 season total was higher due to more antlerless permits issued to keep deer herds at a manageable size.
-- The School District of Spencer was considering the switch to an all-day kindergarten program. A task force was to investigate the possibility and make a recommendation to the school board in March or April.
-- The first snowfall of the season came in the form of a large winter storm on Nov. 27-28.
-- The Spencer Fire Department received a donation of $1,452.02 from the Aid Association for Lutherans Branch 195. The donation funds were raised through a soup and salad lunch held during the weekend of the dedication of the new Spencer Fire Station. The funds were to be used to purchase new communications equipment in the firefighter’s air masks.
-- The 1992 Census of Agriculture found that the United States had 1,925,300 farms, a decline from last year. The current number of farms marked the first time since 1850 that the U.S. had fewer than 2 million farms.
December 5, 1974 -- Members of the Loyal Area Chamber of Commerce were making final preparations for the annual Light Up Night in Loyal and the Christmas Shopping Promotion. The light up time was to be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6.
-- Members of the Greenwood Lions Club put together fruit baskets that were delivered to Greenwood’s elderly during the Thanksgiving holiday. A total of 100 baskets were made.
-- Cooperative Services in Greenwood was completing a remodeling project at its shopping center. An additional 1,000 cubic feet had been added to the building, allowing the cooperative to expand its hardware selection.
December 3, 1959 -- Loyal Industries Inc. appealed to locals asking for more people to invest in its current factory building project in the city. A total of $19,000 had been pledged so far, and the goal was to raise $40,000 for the project.
-- A pound of powdered or brown sugar was 10 cents.
“Remember When” items are taken from past issues of the Tribune Record Gleaner from 1968-present, from the Greenwood Gleaner from 1957 to 1964 and from the Loyal Tribune prior to 1968.