Memories from the archives: Feb. 11
1 year ago: 2016
Nellie DeBaker of Luxemburg has carried out more than 45 historian workshops, most of them for the American Legion. She recently led one at the American Legion Midwinter Conference at Wisconsin Dells
Alex Dellis scored a team-high 25 points to power the Algoma boys basketball team past Oshkosh Lourdes, in a non-conference game Saturday, with a score of 68 to 63.
There are three Kewaunee County attorneys running for the seat vacated by Circuit Court Judge Dennis Mleziva. They are Keith A. Mehn, Andrew Naze and Jeffrey R. Wisnicky.
10 years ago: 2007
County Treasurer Michelle Dax continues a family tradition. Her mother, Annette Teske, served as the former treasurer for Kewaunee County.
Brenda Nimmer is the winner of the Kewaunee Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest with her picture of the Kewaunee lighthouse. It will grace the cover of the new Chamber Spirit of the Lakeshore book for 2007.
Falls are the single largest source of injury among seniors and the second leading cause of death in the U.S. with 75% of those falls occurring in the older adult population.
25 years ago: 1992
The second of three winners in the “First Baby of the Year Contest” is Tony Michael Cravillion, son of Dennis and Kathy Cravillion of Casco. He was born January 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.
The Luxemburg-Casco musical “West Side Story” was performed at the high school’s new auditorium on January 17, 18 and 19.
Wed 50 years, Harry and Elizabeth (Deprez) Tremble celebrated with a 4 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Algoma. A reception, supper and dance followed at the Slovan County Inn.
40 years ago: 1977
Three performances of “Little Mary Sunshine”, Feb. 12, 13 and 15 are already sold out. There is a waiting list available for each night.
The Rev. and Mrs. Harold Gray, Algoma, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house to be held on February 6 in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist church. An invitation is extended to all friends.
Three persons were injured when their car ran off Cty X in Lincoln town and struck a tree on Jan. 23. Verl Ploor cut his chin; Bruce Witcpalek bruised a leg and Michael Schneider bruised his arm. The three were taken to the Algoma Memorial Hospital.
50 years ago: 1967
Karrie Dawn Draves, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Kenneth Draves of rural Algoma, was baptized on Sunday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran church, Forestville. The Rev. Edward Gade Jr. officiated.
Candace Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Krause, Algoma, has been selected by her classmates as DAR Good Citizen of Algoma High School. Candace has a perfect attendance record for her high school years.
Winners of the Kewaunee Lions Club essay contest were Jim Steffel, first; Lois Mleziva, second; and Chares Kostka, third.
60 years ago: 1957
The Algoma Recreation Department Youth Club merited a double-page spread in the January 1957 issue of “Recreation”, a magazine put out monthly by the National Recreation Assn. It was written by Edgar Nell and illustrated with pictures taken by Record-Herald photographers.
John Rutz will graduate from the state college at Oshkosh on Friday. He will receive a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and administration.
Mrs. John Stade entertained the Jr. Schafskopf Club on Thursday evening. Mrs. Clarence Guth and Mrs. Wilfred Schmidt had high Scores and Mrs. Myrtle LeCloux received the traveling prize.
75 years ago: 1942
Lee Hoppe, an outstanding student and athlete at Luxemburg High School, as been nominated as principal candidate for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point by Congressman Joshua L. Johns.
One marriage license was issued this week by County Clerk Walter Wessely. Frank Hoenig Jr. of Franklin township and Valera Christoff of Luxemburg township will be married by Rev Joseph Kehrer February 11.
Under the government’s rationing plan, which will go into effect in about a month, each person will be allowed to purchase 12 ounces, or 3/4 pound of sugar a week.
90 years ago: 1927
The parsonage of the Evangelical Lutheran church in Kolberg was the scene of wedding between Miss Gertrude Karnitz and Lawrence Maedke last Wednesday. Rev. Hinnenthal performed the ceremony.
A meeting of the stockholders of the Euren Cheese Factory was held last Saturday to discuss business, Officers were elected.
Forty Waltonians attended the annual meeting of the Algoma Chapter of the Izaac Walton League last Friday. H.Gericke was re-elected president.
100 years ago: 1917
A new and modern school building, to replace the present St. Mary Catholic parochial school, was decided upon last Sunday. The plan is to erect a new brick addition to the present structure.
Subscriptions are now being solicited and a site just east of the Bank of Casco will be used to erect a municipal hall in Casco.
A series of debates between high school students of Algoma and Kewaunee will resolve the question that a Compusory Board of Arbitration be Established in the United States.
110 years ago: 1907
The Children’s Masquerade party, given in the Masonic Hall was largely attended. Prizes were awarded to Kathryn White, Leo Slaby and Frank Lohrey.
With ice reported to be 18 inches to two feet thick, large quantites of hay have been hauled from Brussels to Oconto and other west shore points.
The Algoma High School Athletic Association has been organized and the following officers were elected: President Art Capelle; Vice President Frank Zander; Secretary Ruff Runke; and Treasurer Milton McGowan.
120 years ago: 1897
Knospe Bros. have begun hauing timber for their machinery warehouse and machine shop, to be erected on Fourth Street in Algoma.
William Damas has taken a contract to fill the Hagemeister Brewing Company’s ice house on the north side of the river.
Herman Busch has the contract for placing shelving in Michael Melchior’s store building on Steele Street in Algoma.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the archives: Feb. 11