Memories from the Star-News archives: Feb. 6
1 Year Ago: 2015
Karen Treml, middle school principal and director of special education, has been hired by the Kewaunee School Board as superintendent for the 2015-16 school year.
The historic Karsten Hotel in downtown Kewaunee is for sale. Built in 1912, the three-story hotel features 23 rooms, a dining room and grand lobby.
Red’s Pub and Grill along Wisconsin 42 south of Algoma has been newly renovated. Local artist John Joski painted a mural of the Algoma Harbor as it looked in 1911 on one wall.
10 Years Ago: 2006
Kewaunee High School’s all-around athlete, John Neubauer, will sign a national letter of intent to play football at Northern Michigan University next fall.
Cyndi Cox, Univrsity of Wisconsin-Stout’s red-shirt freshman guard from Kewaunee, is the eighth leading scorer in the Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
A new IBM computer, costing $135,000, is being installed in the Kewaunee County Courthouse to replace the old one.
25 Years Ago: 1991
Adam Weisse won the third annual Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The event was open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Adam correctly answered 88 percent of 40 questions in 23 minutes.
The Luxemburg Clinic has announced that Dr. Mark R. Kroll will be joining its staff on July 15. Dr. Kroll, his wife and two children hope to make Luxemburg their home.
Carla Greatens, daughter of Marianne and Harley Greatens of Luxemburg and a junior at Concordia University, earned a 3.7 grade average from the first semester. She is majoring in Para-Legal with a minor in English.
40 Years Ago: 1976
The water level of Lake Michigan at the end of December was about four inches lower than a year ago. The level is still about 19 inches above the long-term average for December.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gillis, Rte. 2, Luxemburg, have observed their 60th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with a Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Louis Church, the same church in which they were wed 60 years ago.
Tobin C. Berkovitz, a graduate of Kewaunee High School, attained the Dean’s Honor Roll during the fall quarter at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
50 Years Ago: 1966
As a result of the appointment of Roland Holtz as Algoma’s acting postmaster, the Kewaunee County Democratic Party will lose its treasurer.
The annual stockholders meeting of the Kewaunee County Fair Association was shortened as a result of a fire that destroyed the Mathu Club 163 building in the village of Luxemburg.
Airman James L. Feld arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Feld, Algoma, for a 15-day leave. Feld had been stationed at Sheppard AFB in Texas. His next assignment will be in Michigan.
60 Years Ago: 1956
Joyce Jerabek is the D.A.R. choice at Algoma High School this year, based on dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Rosemary Bultman is Algoma’s Queen of Hearts for 1956. She was crowned by Mayor Richard DeGuelle at the fundraising dance sponsored by the Algoma Heart Association.
Jean Benz, a senior at Luxemburg High School led all students scholastically for the second nine-week period. She earned a total of 19 grade points.
75 Years Ago: 1941
At a routine monthly meeting, the county supervisors authorized the county superintendent of schools salary remain at $150 monthly, and the supervising teacher will receive $130 a month for a 10-month year.
Fire discovered by neighbors caused damage estimated at $2,500 at the Tom Ratajezak home in West Kewaunee town at noon on Friday.
Sid Knudson, Algoma attorney, spoke on Washington and Lincoln at the Algoma Women’s Club’s February meeting on Wednesday.
90 Years Ago: 1926
As the Kewaunee Enterprise was going to press, a fire was raging in the basement of the F.E. Pazdera Electric Shop.
Leo Seiler bought the Kersten house and moved it to a lot on Fourth Street in Algoma, about a block south of Fremont Street.
Charles Schleis is the heaviest taxpayer in West Kewaunee, followed by Ben Langenkamp.
100 Years Ago: 1916
Joseph Stika and Edward Andregg recently set up to work out a plan to build a practical pin setter for bowling alleys. An earlier model was set up in the Majestic alleys, but some defects were discovered.
A carload of cheese was shipped from here on Wednesday for St.John’s, Canada, and consigned to England where the British government recently issued an order allowing each soldier in the field to receive a daily ration.
Joshua L. Johns has opened a law office in the Bank of Algoma building. The Johns family recently arrived from Richland Center to make their home here.
110 Years Ago: 1906
William H. Timlin, one of the leaders of the Wisconsin Bar Association, and a former resident of Kewaunee, will be a candidate for justice of the Supreme Court.
The Goodrich Steamer from Racine has been in port in Algoma loading goods manufactured by the Ahnapee Veneer and Seating Co. for shipment.
While skating on the Kewaunee River last week, Miss Edna Runge fractured the thumb of her left hand by coming in contact with another skater.
120 Years ago: 1896
Utah has become a state. That means another star has been added to the flag of the United States of America.
Kewaunee ministers and justices complain that the marriage business has not improved any since the beginning of Leap Year.
About 70 teams are employed hauling stones from Albert Miller’s place in the Town of Forestville to the location in Algoma where St. Paul’s congregation will build a new church next summer.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the Star-News archives: Feb. 6