Memories from the archives: Jan. 21
1 Year Ago: 2016
More than $20,000 was collected in Kewaunee County during the 2015 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Coordinators say $9,300 was collected in Algoma, $5,940 in Luxemburg and Casco, and $4,590 in Kewaunee.
Algoma High School students will perform Jan. 14 and 16 at the Algoma Performing Arts Center in “Band Geeks”, a musical that has been called a “high-stepping tribute to high school marching bands and misfits everywhere.”
The Kewaunee City Council on Monday approved a plan to build a fire department heritage museum as part of harbor development. Plans are to display both an 1884 fire truck and an earlier 1870 chemical fire truck as well as a 1908 hose cart and a 1927 fire engine.
10 Years Ago: 2007
After starting the year with two weeks of snow-free conditions and above-normal temperatures, the reality of winter returned to Kewaunee County on Monday.
Highway commissioner, Dale Jandrain, was notified by the State Dept. of Natural Resources that construction cannot begin until it has been determined whether a burial site exists near the intersection of County AB and Pine Grove Road.
The No. 1 high demand job in Kewaunee and Door Counties is for welders, according to the Economic Development Corporation director, John Rogers.
25 Years Ago: 1992
The state’s youngest mayor, at 28 when he was elected in 1239, was Algoma mayor J. Malcolm Empey. He served 15 years, from 1939 to 1954, and died Saturday, Jan. 4, at the age of 81.
Construction of a new 20,500 sq. ft. Algoma Utilities facility in the Industrial Park, should start this spring and be completed by the end of 1992.
Pneumonia shots are being provided for the first time by the Kewaunee County Public Health Nursing Service to the elderly and persons with health risks. For individuals over age 65, Medicare will pay for the shot.
40 Years Ago: 1977
The sudden arrival of winter has caused Wisconsin’s lakes to freeze over earlier than normal. For many of the shallow lakes, the cover of ice and snow may cause large fish kills.
Early in 1976, Quiren M. Groessl stopped at the Algoma Record Herald office to inquire about typing paper. He planned to type his World War I diary and compile it in book form for his future grandchildren to read.
Kewaunee County’s Junior Miss Kathy Kraynik of Kewaunee left on Sunday for the State Junior Miss Program being held this week at South Milwaukee.
50 Years Ago: 1967
The Queen of the Luxemburg FHA’s annual sno-ball is Marilyn Dorner. She will reign with Roger DeBaker at the high school event on Jan. 14.
Airman 3C Peter Andre arrived home on the Wednesday before Christmas to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Andre of East Rosiere. He returned on Monday to Mississippi where he continues schooling in electronics.
The Haucke Funeral Home has been sold to William J. Schinderle, a funeral director at Stockbridge in Calumet County. The transaction took effect on Jan. 1.
60 Years Ago: 1957
Patricia A. Laurent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Laurent, has been initiated into Kappa Beta Gamma, national social sorority at Marquette University in Milwaukee. She is a junior in the University Speech School.
Mrs. Milton Delevaux is collecting her first tax roll, since assuming the office of Algoma Treasurer last spring. The 1956 assessment roll totals $333,723.29 . This is a record high in Algoma history.
Howie Nell and Marilyn Jacobs will reign over the Silver Belles Winter Formal which FFA and Future Homemaker chapters at Algoma High School will co-sponsor on Saturday, Jan. 28.
75 Years Ago: 1942
On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate passed and sent to the House a bill authorizing President Roosevelt to order daylight savings time throughout the United States. The advanced time would be in effect until six months after the end of the war.
The county committee has decided to hold one county-wide Birthday Ball for the President. It will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, with music by Lawrence Duchow and His Orchestra at the Dug Out in Algoma.
Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra will appear in four complete state shows — two in the afternoon and two in the evening — at the Bay Theatre in Green Bay.
90 Years Ago: 1927
Persons interested in the establishment of a Methodist church in Forestville are considering moving the Zion church to the village.
Kewaunee County’s corps of highway patrolmen were given contracts for the 1927 season. The men who will operate the motor driven outfits are: William Giese, Helmuth Schmidt, Ed. A. Ouradnik and Charles Ratajczak.
Jim Koutsky, who was active last year keeping highways opened, when blocked with snow, has worked with Frank Hlinak for three days to open roads from Alaska to Rostok and Alaska to Algoma, using two teams and a grader.
100 Years Ago: 1917
William Breitlow, Rio Creek, and Miss Bessie Heck of Kewaunee, were united in marriage last Thursday at the home of the bride’s parents by Court Commissioner Joseph F. Walecka.
An experienced jeweler of 30 years has opened a shop in Forestville. A.N. Anderson, who was the owner of a store at Kaukauna and was engaged in business at Sawyer for 15 years, is set up for business in the Hotel Central.
George Kohlbeck and Frank Wiesner have formed a partnership to engage in fishing. They purchased the “Elizabeth W” from Mr. Willems of Oconto and last Saturday purchased a supply of nets and hooks. They plan to start fishing next week.
110 Years Ago: 1907
A deal was closed this week whereby James Smithwick became the owner of the Peter Dellis 80-acre farm, located two miles from the village of Casco.
Six applicants wrote rural carrier exams, held at Kewaunee last Saturday. The appointments will probably go into affect the first of the month.
The morning train from the north was stalled on a side track at Maplewood. It was scheduled to haul out a couple of freight cars, but that had to wait as some part of its machinery broke.
120 Years Ago: 1897
William Torge informs us he has enough logs skidded for 600 or 700 cords of wood. They saw about 25 cords of wood a day.
A couple of rooms have been fitted up in the old brewery building for training quarters by George Laux, to prepare himself for his boxing match with Harry Fails of Milwaukee tomorrow evening.
Joseph Wodsedalek intends to move the warehouse, currently on the site of the old foundry, across the river on the ice to a location where it will be of use to him.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the archives: Jan. 21