Memories from the archives: Feb. 18
1 year ago: 2016
Allie Byrne from the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans volleyball team signed her letter of intent to play for Lakeland College last week.
The winner of the first-ever Paczki Fun 5k Run/Walk was Derrick Fameree. He won the race with a time of 18:38.
Under a new Wisconsin voter ID law, all voters will be required to show a government-issued photo identification card to vote in Tuesday’s primary.
10 years ago: 2007
Junior Anna Schartner was recently selected “Student of the Quarter” by Luxemburg-Casco student representatives based on her classroom performance, leadership in student activities and outstanding citizenship.
There will be a space forum on Feb. 19 to answer the question of question of seventh- and eighth-grade students possibly being moved to the Algoma High School.
Local well water testing is being offered for March by the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department in partnership with the UW-Stevens Point Water and Environment Analysis Lab. Benefits of the program include testing private wells.
25 years ago: 1992
Susan R. O’Konski has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of colonel. She is a 1964 graduate of the Kewaunee High School.
The last of three winners from each of the three areas covered by the Star-News areas — Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco — “First Baby of the New Year” was born at 9:18 a.m. Jan. 18 at 9:18 a.m. She is Gerrianne LaVerne Haegele, daughter of Jerry and Kathy Haegele of Algoma.
Octavia Leroy celebrated her 102nd birthday with her four children, her 15 grandchildren, 49 great-great grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
40 years ago: 1977
Todd Rueckl, graduate of L-C High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Rueckl was awarded the Evans Scholarship for the 1977-78 school year. The scholarship is awarded to golf caddies meeting scholastic requirements and is renewable until a baccalaureate degree has been earned.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 1977, marked the first day of business in their new bank building at Valley Bank of Casco.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boucher of Thiry Daemes celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with Mass at Champion on Sunday, followed by a 12 o’clock dinner at the Rendezvous for family, brothers and sisters.
50 years ago: 1967
The annual banquet of the Kewaunee County District of the Boy Scouts of America will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Congregational Church in Kewaunee.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kroening were guests of honor at the Triangle in Kewaunee on Sunday. The occasion was their 45th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. E.C. Rubens left aboard the last train leaving Chicago on Thursday, the night of the big storm. On her return trip two weeks later she said Chicago authorities estimated about 7,000 cars were still under drifts.
60 years ago: 1957
Melvin Keller, of the Algoma Box and Dowel Co., and C.W. Stiehl, of the Northern Pallet Company, plan to consolidate their interests and operate as one firm hereafter.
V.M. Bushman, president of the Ahnapee and Western Railroad, has announced the retirement of Max M. Martens, Algoma, general auditor for the company.
William Hunt, Vice President in charge of sales of the U.S. Plywood Corporation, has resigned and accepted a position with another plywood firm, Georgia Pacific.
75 years ago: 1942
One marriage license was issued this past week. Louis J. Berkovitz of Kewaunee and Marie Mraz of Algoma, will be married by Rev. Rudolph Kerch at Algoma on Feb. 16.
The Sweetheart Cake if being offered at The Pastry Shoppe in Kewaunee. An excitingly different Valentine now selling for 45 cents.
Private Donald Hessel, son of Mrs. William Hessel Sr. of Kewaunee, has completed his basic military training at Fort Sheridan. He has qualified as a rifle marksman and expert in bayonet.
90 years ago: 1927
Miss Elfried Groth, Rostok, and Adolph Pruit, Kewaunee, were married by Rev. Baganz at Kewaunee last Thursday.
John Slaby was named to succeed himself as secretary-treasurer of the Algoma Chapter of the Izaac Walton League.
People in attendance at the Valentine party given at Chicago last Sunday included quite a number from Algoma, where it is said the City is Cool in Climate and Warm in Hospitality.
100 years ago: 1927
Businessmen of Algoma took part in a pool tournament at the Bretl pool hall last Friday evening.
James Empey, Algoma’s monument dealer, purchased the monument business of E.A. Bieberitz of Kewaunee. Bieberitz will remain in Kewaunee, in the employ of Empey.
George Vogel has plans to build a new dairy barn in Maplewood, as soon as weather permits. It will be 30×60 feet in dimensions.
110 years ago: 1907
The farmers of Rio Creek are hauling brick for a new school house to be built next spring.
The northern lights gave a brilliant display from 7:30 to 9 o’clock last Saturday evening, the most gorgeous since 1803.
The church building erected in Algoma last summer by the Immaculate Conception congregation cost $20,247.43 for the church proper, $1,681.16 for the steam plant, $387.07 for electric wiring and fixtures, $2,615 for art windows, for a total of $24,930.66.
120 years ago: 1897
A group of men are at work digging the cellar under Melchior’s shoe store deeper and repairing the cellar wall. Stone for the purpose was supplied by Anton Lieberg.
Kewaunee druggists have placed a medicine on the market that gives the promise of a valuable discovery. The medicine is placed on a calf’s head to prevent the growth of horns.
George McCoskey was having difficulty moving a large warehouse, especially when water froze on the rollers. With the aid of a few pails of sand, the project was accomplished.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the archives: Feb. 18