10 years ago …
December 23, 2009 -- Overdraw’n Archery of Loyal was to temporarily close its business on Highway K after an electrical fire destroyed the store’s entire inventory of weapons, accessories and mounts of game animals. The business was expected to be reopened in early February after the store was repaired and restocked.
-- Students from St. Mary’s School in Greenwood receiving tuition grants for the year were Aaron Lindner, McKayla Nigon, Tragen Bogdonovich, Cole Lindner, Kristyn Nigon, Renee Herdrich and Kaylee Meyer. The students were selected for their scholastic and extra-curricular achievements.
December 21, 1994 -- Crews were nearly finished with demolishing the old Greenwood dam in the Black River after working for several weeks blasting with dynamite and hits from a wreaking ball to remove it. The old dam was more than 90 years old was the subject of a lot of controversy when the DNR announced its removal.
-- There were a few holiday events held in Loyal over the past weekend. The Loyal IGA held a Christmas Cookie decorating event and Trinity Lutheran Church hosted the Elf Shelf and Santa Claus visit for the Loyal Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce.
-- The Spencer Music Department performed Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ at the Colby High School Theatre on Dec. 18. The program had 104 choir members from Spencer and Abbotsford and 26 band members from the two schools perform the piece.
-- Joe Straka of Greenwood was named the Adult Development Service Client of the Year. Other finalists for the award were Grant Anderson of Neillsville, Donald Miller of Thorp, Curtis Ermers of Dorchester, Brad Wegner of Neillsville and Leslie Shepard of Greenwood.
December 26, 1974 -- Children at the Greenwood School District were visited by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the final day of school for the year. Later that day, Kindergarten students from the school sang Christmas carols at the Greenwood Home for the Elderly.
-- The Granton High School Ag Department was to hold its annual field trip for farmers in the area to two modern industrial plants in Neillsville: the Neillsville Foundry and Nelson Muffler plant. The trip was the final event for farmers that had been attending the weekly adult farmer classes at the school.
-- The Greenwood Lions Club was completing a winter ice skating rink for the public’s use by the Greenwood Post Office. Weather permitting, the club hoped to have the rink ready by the end of the week.
-- A drive-up letter mailbox was recently installed in front of the Loyal Post Office to allow anyone who wants to drop off mail to be able to stay in their car while doing so.
December 24, 1959 -- About 600 children came to the Loyal A& W stand to visit Santa Claus and receive a bag of treats when he stopped by over the weekend. The children also got to watch a free movie at the Loyal Theatre, where it was reported to be so full that there was no standing room left.
-- Watches were $1.98.
“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.