Memories from the Star-News archives: April 2
1 Year Ago: 2015
A 2009 Luxemburg-Casco graduate, Brandon Kinnard, is now working his dream job, less than two years since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with majors in radio, television and film and a minor in journalism. Working for WAOW-TV in Wausau, Brandon is a weekend sports anchor and multimedia journalist.
Manure spread on five fields in January was the probable source of two Red River wells showing signs of E. coli contamination. The DNR has issued a Notice of Discharge to DeJardin Farms of Luxemburg, as a result.
Town of Lincoln resident Ronald Opicka will retire in April as chief executive officer of East Shore Industries in Algoma. He has led the nonprofit organization for 41 years, helping to improve the lives of all its employees.
10 Years Ago: 2006
Algoma Elementary School’s Destination Imagination team took first at regional competition and is headed for state in Stevens Point on April 7.
Three L-C singers qualified for the state Solo and Ensemble Contest by scoring a starred first on a Class A vocal solo. Matt Christoff, Elliot Marach and Jeff Zorr will sing at UW-Green Bay on Saturday, May 6.
Mark Vandervest, 52, donated a kidney to his son, Wade, 29, the Algoma High School football coach. The surgery and recovery have gone pretty well for both.
25 Years Ago: 1991
Steven DeGroot, the son of Jim and Jeanne DeGroot, New Franken, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The Court of Honor ceremony was held on March 21 at St. Louis School hall in Dyckesville.
A new physician’s assistant, Dick Keckler, will join Dr. Thomas Zenner at St. Mary’s Kewaunee Area Memorial Hospital.
The new head coach of Luxemburg-Casco’s football team is Barry Truskowski. He has been the Spartans’ defensive coordinator the past seven years and will now be successor to Lee Schmiling.
40 Years Ago: 1976
There will be a coaching change at Algoma High School. Bob Hafeman, head basketball coach the past four seasons, has resigned. Named new head coach is Bruce Romdenne, who has coached junior varsity the past four years.
Algoma is looking for a new department head of its sewage plant. Former head Ken Kostka has resigned, effective April 11. It has been decided to advertise for a replacement.
A three-pronged mayoral race is the highlight of Tuesday’s election in Algoma. Among those seeking this position, vacated by retired Mayor Richard DeGuelle are Marcus Gruendemann, James Pfile and Frank Stoller.
50 Years Ago: 1966
Four Kewaunee County young men recently graduated from the farm short course at the UW-Madison. They are Eugene Nemetz Jr. and Kenneth Jeanquart, Casco; Mark Teske, Algoma; and David Tulachka, Kewaunee.
The three Harmann studios, located at Algoma, Luxemburg and Sturgeon Bay, won 15 awards for excellence at the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association convention in Milwaukee. Clif and Wayne Harmann and David Andre represented the studios.
Members of the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce were told at their membership meeting last Tuesday that natural gas would be available in the village by August.
60 Years Ago: 1956
Eight-year-old Carolyn DeNamur is the best in sales from Algoma Girl Scouts. A member of Troop 158, she sold 64 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
Pvt. Gerald Kostka, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kostka, Algoma, arrived in Germany on Feb. 27. He has been assigned to an office at the army base at Giessen. Pvt. Kostka was a 1955 graduate of Algoma High School.
The Algoma FFA quartet placed second in the sectional contest at Scofield on Monday. The foursome includes: Roy Englebert, Dale Roble, Don Blahnik and Wayne Heuer.
75 Years Ago: 1941
Two volunteers, Theodore Enz, Kewaunee, and Edward Entringer, Algoma, have already signed up with the draft board at its headquarters in the courthouse for the April county selective service quota.
Carl Prokash is very ill at present. He was gassed while working on a car in his garage on Friday night. His son, Norbert, found him at 4 o’clock in the morning and took him home. He has improved since.
Richard Tlachac has been retired as teacher for Lincoln School District 3. It’s his 20th year of teaching – 14 in Lincoln. A class of eighth-grade students was graduated every year since he started, without failure of a single pupil.
90 Years Ago: 1926
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Lukes returned to the area last Friday following their wedding trip.
Last week, the crew at the City Dairy made and delivered 1,400 pounds of butter and 400 pounds of cottage cheese.
A large crowd witnessed the Japanese program presented by several high school students at the Kewaunee High School auditorium last Friday evening.
100 Years Ago: 1916
County students enrolled at the UW-Madison include: Gladys Duvall, Frederick Heider, John W. Griese, James J. Sazama, Arthur J. Schwantes, Royal Meyer, Joseph W. Riha, Arthur Hunsader, Ralph H. Perry and Frank Slaby.
On Tuesday, Frank Paplham sold his cheese factory in the town of Casco to Joseph W. Ouradnik.
Charles Ratajczak of West Kewaunee bought a fine purebred Percheron stallion on Tuesday. The sale was made through Rudolph Dobry and the price was $1,500.
110 Years Ago: 1906
Two more men have entered the race for chief of police in Kewaunee. They are Orin Warner and Henry Bruemmer.
W. Kosinski recently purchased the building once occupied by L.C. Fensel and is remodeling it for the purpose of opening a saloon.
James Smith and Ben Kuhlman left for Milwaukee on Monday. They are seeking papers which would allow them to operate the tug J.N. Brooks and engage in fishing from the port of Kewaunee.
120 Years ago: 1896
Among the graduates in the medical department of the University of Wisconsin on March 11 was Jule Bellin, Lincoln.
William White has been suffering since Saturday with a sprained ankle. He received the injury stepping from a carriage.
John Ihlenfeld has his new saloon on Steele Street in Algoma fitted out and running. He now resides on the second floor of the building.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the Star-News archives: April 2