Memories from the Star-News archives: Dec. 3
1 Year Ago: 2015
According to the results of a scientific study of the county’s wells, more are contaminated with E.coli in Kewaunee County than previous studies showed.
Luxemburg-Casco junior Jacie Legois is the Press-Gazette Media girls cross runner of the year. She is also a student with a 4.0 grade point average.
For the second year, Lakehaven will host the Winter in the Village event in Kewaunee. In addition to Santa displays, lighted trees, free cookies cider and hot chocolate, one Christmas movie will be shown each night from Dec. 13 through December 19.
10 Years Ago: 2006
Two longtime Kewaunee County employees were recognized, at the regular meeting of the Kewaunee County Board, for 30 years of service. Gerri Brandt retired from Human Services and Mark Tess retired from the Highway Department.
A Luxemburg-Casco High School and UW-Stevens Point graduate, Ashley Schmitt, recently accepted an offer to entertain at the Great American Hall in Hershey, Pa. She was cast with seven others in “Christmas in Chocolate Town.”
The only access from the state highway to Dyckesville has been on Mocco Road, during the past six weeks. Now residents await the completion of the Hwy. 57 interchange, slated to open by Nov. 30.
25 Years Ago: 1991
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pavlat, Rte. 1, Algoma, and Lester and Bernice Prevost, New Franken, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries recently.
The deer are running and the tally is rising on the number hit in Kewaunee County, with 14 reported in the last two weeks of October and the first few days of November.
St. Mary’s church in Luxemburg is receiving a big painting and re-decorating job by the Conrad Schmitt Studio of New Berlin.
40 Years Ago: 1976
Guy Haasch’s Silver Palm award, to be worn on the Eagle badge, was the highest honor conferred at the Troop 19 Boy Scout Court of Honor on Monday night. It is given for earning 15 badges beyond the Eagle rank.
A stray bullet wound up in the outside wall of the family room on the Marlin Feld house in the Town of Forestville on Saturday morning.
Mrs. Louise Andre celebrated her 99th birthday on Nov. 9, at a family dinner at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, with whom she makes her home in East Rosiere.
50 Years Ago: 1966
Residents of Kewaunee for their entire married life, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vlach, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday night at Van’s Supper Blub. Mr. Vlach is a retired rural mail carrier.
Harry Grasley, a former member of the Algoma Youth Club, is returning to the club as leader of a band playing for a dance there. He heads “The Jesters”, a group from Rockford, Ill.
A former Algoma couple, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Cmejla, have acquired a restaurant at Brillion, moving there from the Chicago area. The new enterprise will be named the K&M Restaurant.
60 Years Ago: 1956
Mrs. Harry Katch presented a 16mm sound projector to the Algoma Youth Club as a memorial to her late husband. The $500 machine is one of the finest and most modern sound projector in the area.
The annual convention of Kewaunee County School Boards was held in Kewaunee on November 14. Robert C. VanRealte of the State Department of Public Instruction in Madison was the speaker at the gathering.
Students of Luxemburg Union High School were treated to an enjoyable and instructive hour recently when Terry Kotas, a Green Bay East High School student, described his trip to Germany this last summer, which was made under the auspices of the American Field Service.
75 Years Ago: 1941
The Algoma High School football team defeated the Kewaunee Indians 12-0, for the first time in 15 years, earning their victory on a sloppy, muddy field.
The Senior Class of Casco High School will present a three-act comedy, “Listen to Lester”, at the school gymnasium on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Two marriage licenses were issued by County Clerk Wessely this week, bringing the 1941 total to 134.
90 Years Ago: 1926
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Pavlik of Kohlberg, celebrated their 25th (silver anniversary) on Saturday. They were married on October 30, 1901.
The annual Firemen’s Thanksgiving Dance is again taking place in Algoma. The event will be staged at the Dug Out on Nov. 24, for the first time in more than six years, since the old Perry House was condemned.
Miss Esther Pinchart and John P. Jandrin were married at St. Peter’s Catholic church in Lincoln on Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, by Rev. H.J. DeKort.
100 Years Ago: 1916
On Saturday evening, nearly the entire population of Kodan traveled to the home of Simon Blahnik, where a surprise party was held in honor of Mr. Blahnik’s birthday anniversary.
George Bohman has been experiencing rather poor lifts this past year, but he came back with a vengeance last week. He had a catch of 2,400 pounds of trout for the week’s work.
Chances are the Forestville people may have a feast one of these days. Walter Meyer and William Moore attended a poultry shoot last Sunday and ended the day with 11 ducks and a goose for the former and 10 ducks, a close second, for the latter.
110 Years Ago: 1906
The J.L. Drickele Company of Elkhart, Ind., are putting up a new iron bridge for the town of Casco this week, at the point where the old Clyde River bridge formerly stood.
Two Forestville homes belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krueger and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Krueger were gladdened by the arrival of baby boys last week.
Miss Lena Lohf and Herman Retzlaff, two young people of Luxemburg, were united in Marriage on Tuesday. Following the ceremony, a reception was given at Spitzer’s Hall.
120 Years Ago: 1896
It is reported that Albert Hoppe intends to keep his creamery at Rio Creek running during the coming winter.
A polo club has been organized and, after practicing a few weeks, the players will endeavor to arrange games with clubs in some of the neighboring towns.
The schooner Graham Bros., owned by George Fellows of Racine, has been lying in the harbor for several weeks. It may be placed in winter quarters
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the Star-News archives: Dec. 3