Memories from the archives: Jan. 28
1 year ago: 2016
The Algoma girls basketball team moved to No. 1 in the Division 4 state rankings. The Wolves remained unbeaten in the Packerland Conference with a 62-42 win at Gibraltar.
The Luxemburg-Casco High School Spartans wrestling team remains undefeated with a 6-0 record in its new conference and 11-0 overall. The school’s boys varsity basketball has a 5-1 conference record and a 7-2 record overall.
Kewaunee High School Alumni are organizing a Kewaunee High School Alumni Class Reunion. A meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31 at the Karsten Hotel to organize for the event.
10 years ago: 2007
The Kewaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is tackling the winter blues by hosting the Cabin Fever Dinner Dance and Silent Auction. It’s set for March 3 and CJ’s in Kewaunee.
Selling fuel for less than $2 per gallon at the Ellisville-Luxemburg Co-op became a made-for-TV event on Monday. WFRV broadcast the village president about the going rate for fuel in and around the area.
“Colors for Cancer”, a prom and bridal fashion show featuring Tina Marie’s Boutique, will be held on Jan. 21 at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay. Proceeds will be donated to “Sting Cancer”, an organization at Preble High.
25 years ago: 1992
The first baby of 1992 was born to a Kewaunee couple, Ray and Bonnie Wotachek. Her name is Bailey Alaina Wotachek and she arrived on Jan. 1 at 12:58 a.m.
An experienced Ford-Mercury dealership operator from Grafton, Don Gague, has purchased Ropson Motors in Algoma.
Two women, formerly from the Algoma-Casco area, who work for a Sturgeon Bay realtor each sold over a million dollars in real estate in 1991. They are Lynn Mraz and Lois Mickelson.
40 years ago: 1977
The National Theatre Company of New York City will present a musical production of “Peter Pan”, featuring puppets and people, at Marquette School in Kewaunee on Sunday, Feb. 27.
During 1976, the office of Kewaunee County Register of Deeds filed 319 births and 206 deaths. Also filed were 198 marriages.
Jan Swoboda, wife of State Rep. Lary Swoboda, received an invitation to the Inauguration of Jimmy Carter as President of the United States and Walter Mondale as Vice-President.
50 years ago: 1967
Among the students on the fall quarter Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, is Lee Schiesser, son of Mrs. Harvey Schiesser, Rte. 1 Forestville. He is a junior in the college of agriculture.
Ronald Heuer was commissioned an Army second lieutenant, upon graduation from officer candidate school at Eustis, Virginia. He received extensive instruction in transportation of combat troops and supplies over jungle terrain, as well as training in the operation and maintenance of vehicles used by the Transportation Corps.
In response to public criticism, Mayor Arthur Dettman has appointed a seven-member committee to study the matter of the location of a future library site in Algoma.
60 years ago: 1957
Ralph A. Nessinger and Rose Marie Boucher, both of Algoma, were married in the county courtroom on Tuesday at 3 p.m. by Judge A.G. Murphy.
Roy Baumann sent the pins spinning on Thursday night as he racked up a 664 triple on games of 224, 226 and 214. His 664 was high for the week at Wheelers.
Algoma Savings and Loan Association stockholders meeting had one of the largest attendances for some years. The group re-elected Sid Knudson, Q.M. Groessl and Adrian Reinhart to three-year terms on the Board of Directors.
75 years ago: 1942
Dealers who now have new cars on their floors will be required to store them in dead storage. None will be available for any purpose before Jan. 1, 1943.
One of the largest crowds of farmers ever to attend a Market Day in Kewaunee attended the bimonthly stock and produce sale on Monday morning.
Up to 1,000 free trees will be available, provided they be used for woodlots, windbreak of waste land conservation, and will be protected from grazing.
90 years ago: 1927
Jim Koutsky appreciated the financial aid he received from an Algoma business organization in the way of a check to help pay part of the labor involved in opening the roads between the city and Alaska.
Algoma businessmen are interested in bringing the Door County snow plow to open the main highways radiating the city and leading to Woodside, Forestville, Wolf River, Kodan, Lincoln, Casco and Alaska.
At a meeting at the Methodist church league, steps were made to organize a troop of girl scouts. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 7.
100 years ago: 1917
Because he wants to do something for Maplewood, Ferdinand Babler is making plans to erect a new dwelling to use as a rental property. Mark Schlise is also having material hauled in for a new house.
The snow on Wednesday drifted so badly it was impossible to get through with a horse and cutter, so mail carriers on routes out of Algoma had to return to the city without making their rounds.
Almost every craft in Algoma’s fishing fleet was engaged breaking a channel through slush and ice in the local harbor, all day Monday.
110 years ago: 1907
Mrs. Wunderlich and Mrs. Burke entertained friends at a thimble party on Thursday. Lunch was served.
Wednesday was the coldest day of the season, thus far this year. Mercury indicated 14 degrees below zero that morning.
A change in ownership and management means there will now be but one bank in Algoma.
120 years ago: 1897
S.L. Hall disposed of a boiler and engine last week to Theodore Ellenbecker of Forestville, who intends to start an egg case factory.
Henry Poehler began working last Friday on the new depot at Sturgeon Bay. The old one was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning.
E.C. Cameron and William Nelson have entered a co-partnership for the purpose of conducting a general marble business.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the archives: Jan. 28