Memories from the Star-News archives: Dec. 19
1 Year Ago: 2014
Marvin Bourgeois retired from teaching in 1994. He is now retiring as director of the Luxemburg-Casco Community Band, a position he has held for 34 years. That concludes 60 years of teaching and conducting for “Mr. Music Man”.
Brittany Lischka, the daughter of Marty and Susie Lischka of Kewaunee and a Kewaunee High School graduate, was recently honored for high academic achievement by the International English Honor Society at Minnesota State-Mankato.
Anna Dier stepped out of her comfort zone and made her first 3-pointer of the season, with two minutes remaining, to put the Algoma girls basketball team ahead of Green Bay Preble for a 51-42 win on Dec. 11.
10 Years Ago: 2005
The Kewaunee Fire Department responded to two calls during the week regarding carbon monoxide. Using air monitoring equipment, they found no carbon monoxide present at either residence.
All senior residents of Algoma were invited to attend a Christmas party in the school cafeteria sponsored by the Algoma High School Student Council.
The Shanty Days Committee of the Algoma Chamber of Commerce for the 2006 event is seeking nominations for honorees.
25 Years Ago: 1990
Charles Schmitt of Casco presented a $5,000 check, the proceeds from his annual Century Club promotions, to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Grand Opening of the 15,500-square-foot Piggly Wiggly Supermarket on Wisconsin 42 on Algoma’s south side is scheduled for Dec. 17.
From Santa’s Mailbag – Dear Santa, I love you all the days and I want Baby Alive for Christmas. Rudolph has a very shiny nose. Love, Abby Novak.
40 Years Ago: 1975
Mr. and Mrs. Goldie Nellis, Forestville, observed their golden anniversary on Sunday. They renewed their vows at Holy Name of Mary church in Maplewood.
Jim Barlow, an eighth-grader at Algoma Public School, won first place in the Kewaunee County Environmental Awareness speaking contest held recently. His topic was dealing with a dispute over fishing rights between sport and commercial fishermen.
Tryouts were held for the Kewaunee Young People’s holiday operetta, “A Christmas Fantasy.” Ninety-three children, kindergarten through seventh grade auditioned for the play. Forty-two received parts.
50 Years Ago: 1965
Twins, a son and daughter, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stahl, Rte. 3, Luxemburg, on Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.
With military build-up and action in South Vietnam going on, Robert Douglass works there to build a system of education. Before that he was in Panama and earlier taught industrial arts in the Algoma High School.
Pvt. Donald Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Charles of Forestville, has completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He is now assigned to Fort Knox, Ky.
60 Years Ago: 1955
Forty-six Kewaunee Future Farmers of America will leave for Chicago Friday morning to attend the International Livestock Show.
Mrs. Ruth Blazkovec announces the engagement of her daughter, Emmy, to Cutis Detjen, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Detjen. No definite wedding plans have been disclosed.
Thanksgiving Day was chosen by Miss Barbara Cherveny, Kewaunee, and Melvin Theis, Rio Creek, as their wedding day. The ceremony was performed in Norman by Rev. Nellis.
75 Years Ago: 1940
At a meeting of the Luxemburg Village Board last week, the tax rate was fixed at $23 per thousand dollars assessed valuation, an increase of more than $1 over the previous year.
Emil J. Parma, Kewaunee, was advised this week that he has been named as a member of the Kewaunee County Selective Service Board.
Construction has been completed on the Stoller Feed Store, adding additional floors plus a basement.
90 Years Ago: 1925
Indian John, well known as a medicine man in this area, died at Luxemburg last Friday.
Arthur Fiala bagged a 25-pound bobcat near Crandon. He expects to have the pelt made into a rug.
Stanley Kusch, a Kewaunee boy, has made good on the Beloit football squad. He was selected a a member of the All-Star Midwest Conference team this week.
100 Years Ago: 1915
With 20 cases on the calendar, the December term of Circuit Court opened on Monday. Members of the Bar paused to pay tribute to the late Judge M.T. Parker.
One of the most valuable loads of cheese was delivered by the Rostok cheese maker John G. Dittmer. At 17 cents a pound, it brought in $730.
Henry Ford and his Peace Party left our shores to undertake the task of subduing the belligerent European war lords. They expect to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas.
110 Years Ago: 1905
Pat McGowan left Kewaunee for Milwaukee on Monday. He will take an examination there which he expects will qualify him as an attorney.
Nic Miller, Luxemburg, has traded Dan Patch, the famous trotter, for a fine driver belonging to Hubert Jacquart. The new horse will be used with Nic’s mail route.
Loads of Christmas trees are arriving daily. Total shipments will reach several thousand trees, many for shipment to southern markets.
120 Years ago: 1895
James Riedy Jr. of Casco and Miss Emma Popp of West Kewaunee were married on Wednesday.
Coasting is the leading sport in the area these days. The hills have been crowded every evening.
Kewaunee is putting on metropolitan airs. It will soon have a Chinese laundry. The proprietor’s name is Charley Who.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the Star-News archives: Dec. 19