Memories from the Star-News archives: Dec. 17
1 Year Ago: 2015
The Luxemburg-Casco wrestling team won the title in the Battle on the Bay wrestling tournament held Dec. 12 at Bay Port High. The Spartans scored 437.5 points to earn the championship of a 25-team field.
Mops created by the Algoma-based company’s employees made their debut on Friday in the Christmas Day movie entitled “Joy”, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper.
Local businesses sponsored a festive Christmas scene at Harbor Park in Kewaunee. It included a lighted gazebo overlooking a Nativity scene and several blue-lighted Christmas trees.
10 Years Ago: 2006
The Algoma Chamber of Commerce businesses are helping their customers prepare for the holiday season. Customers also have the opportunity to win $50 from participating businesses.
Jim and Carol (Kruswick) DeTample celebrated their golden wedding anniversary beginning with a Mass at Holy Trinity church at Casco and followed by a reception and dinner at The Rendezvous.
The Kewaunee Care Center will have entertainers in December, including the Luxemburg-Casco Community Band for monthly birthday parties. The public is invited to attend.
25 Years Ago: 1991
Carrie Shaw, daughter of Bernie and Janet Shaw, and Jim Delebreau, son of Bob and Audrey Delebreau, were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Church, Wrightstown. Fr. Shafer officiated at the 1:30 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 12.
The Tinsel Town Craft Show & Gift Bazaar was held on Dec. 21 in Algoma. Shoppers were offered thousands of items from about 50 exhibitors.
The Internal Revenue Service reminds people who make estimated tax payments that the fourth installment for 1991 is due on Jan. 15, 1992.
40 Years Ago: 1976
Serving as Kewaunee postmaster for the past 13 years, Walter J. Wessely put in his last day on the job on Tuesday. David Wavrunek of Pilsen will take over as officer in charge.
A record number of deer were registered at three Kewaunee County check sites during the 1976 season, which ended Sunday with a total of 551 registered.
A chimney fire brought the Algoma Fire department to the William Brusky home on Adams Street. There was no damage, it was reported.
50 Years Ago: 1966
Twenty-seven Kewaunee High School students were named on the first honor roll of the new school year. Three of them have straight A grades. They are sophomore Patricia Knipp and two freshmen, Marcia Pagel and Tom Seidl.
Students and faculty at St. Mary’s school in Algoma observed Veteran’s Day with a special program. “Taps” was played by Bob Schwedler.
A 15-year trend of decreasing dairy herd numbers in Wisconsin continues with a drop of more than 1,500 herds from last May.
60 Years Ago: 1956
Joanne Ledocq, Rosiere, entertained some of her school friends from Algoma on a hay ride party on Thanksgiving Day. Hot chili was on the menu after the frosty ride.
Two farmers in the Kodan area — Victor Blahnik and Leonard Steiner — entered the honorary ranks of the Algoma Future Farmers chapter, during the Tuesday evening’s 23rd annual parent-son banquet.
Janine Sevcik, a junior at Kewaunee High School has repeated as winner of the district cherry pie baking contest. A member of the Carlton 4-H Club, she also received a blue ribbon in the 1956 state dress review.
75 Years Ago: 1941
An impressive Christmas program, including two plays by the Drama Club and a candlelight procession by the Chorus, will be presented at the Kewaunee High School auditorium on Dec. 23. The public is invited.
There are numerous vacancies for young men who wish to enter in the U.S. Army at this time. Enlist now and receive training at a technical school and be an important part of our Air Force.
The 1941 Kewaunee County Fair, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its transfer from Kewaunee to Luxemburg, will be a four-day Fair beginning on Friday, Sept. 4, and proceeding through Labor Day, Sept. 7.
90 Years Ago: 1926
Dances given by the Ernest Haucke American Legion Post brought in receipts totaling $2,946.25 for the year ending Nov. 4.
A special examining committee has been organized according to National Boy Scout rules, before merit badge exams can be given to members of the troops. Appointed to this committee are: Dr. Witcpalek, P.C. Gerhart, James Fluck, C.J. Melchior, A.H. Wasserbach and M.F. Kohlbeck.
The first sleighs were seen in Kolberg last Tuesday and Wednesday.
100 Years Ago: 1916
Mrs. Barbara Schuenemann, whose husband was lost off Kewaunee four years ago, while taking Christmas trees to Chicago, is now known as “The Christmas Tree Queen”, as she is still in the tree shopping business.
Clarence Maedke of Woodside has left for Milwaukee, from where he will enter a school in Oshkosh to take up telegraphy.
State papers have been telling of high prices for turkeys. Residents of Kewaunee will pay just a little more than last year. Local butchers say turkey in Kewaunee will be selling for about 25 cents per pound.
110 Years Ago: 1906
Mrs. G.R. Wilbur entertained some of her lady friends at a thimble party at her residence on Fremont Street. Luncheon was served at 5 o’clock.
C. Braunsdorf of Clay Banks had his schooner Bell in port with a cargo of baled hay, which was bound for Ludington, until he found out the cargo brought a good price here. The trip across the lake was abandoned and the hay was sold to the W. Seyk Co.
Rev. A.P. Curtis, who was once the rector of St. Agnes Church in Algoma, has recently been appointed to succeed Rev. F.W. Merrill as rector of Hobart Episcopal church on the Indian reservation at Oneida.
120 Years Ago: 1896
Leander Meverden opened his restaurant and confectionery in the Klatt building on Steele Street, last Friday.
The Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad Co. contemplates the erection of a new passenger depot in Kewaunee next spring.
Joseph Wodsedalek has a large amount of work ahead in his foundry and machine shops. Among recent orders is for a wood sawing outfit to be used on the Kewaunee County Poor Farm in Alaska.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Star-News archives: Dec. 17