Memories from the archives: Feb. 25
1 year ago: 2016
The Algoma Wolves senior standout Anna Dier scored her 1,000th career point and her team clinched the Packerland Conference championship with a 64-27 win over Oconto on Monday night.
Results of the primary election mean that Keith A. Mehn and Jeff Wisnicky will face each other in the race for Kewaunee County Circuit Court judge in the April election. A third candidate, Andrew Naze, was eliminated.
The city of Kewaunee had two proposals submitted for redevelopment of the Klockner property on Ellis Street. They were from Smet Construction and Silvercrest Construction. The City Council will schedule presentations by both groups next month.
10 years ago: 2007
A vigil in Algoma will be one of three in Northeast Wisconsin in solidarity with Washington, D.C., rallies to stop the war in Iraq.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Regional office in Green Bay is announcing a speed limit change on the new WI 57 Dyckesville bypass. It has been raised from 55 to 65 mph.
Kales Variety and Gifts, formerly Evans in Kewaunee, is under new ownership. Charles and Katy Butchart purchased the business in November and are planning a grand opening in February.
25 years ago: 1992
Both the Kewaunee and Door County boards may take another look at a proposal that they get involved in some funding in relation to 15 miles of the Ahnapee Recreational trail, after the spring elections.
Travelogues will continue at the Algoma Public Library with a slide program about Southern Germany and Austria on Feb. 27. Mr. Dhuey will present the program.
Youth under the age of 16 who operate tractors or other farm equipment on the road, are required by the State of Wisconsin to obtain a tractor safety certification.
40 years ago: 1977
John Komoroske, a 1955 graduate of Algoma High School, was recently honored at Sun Prairie as District Teacher of the Year. He is now eligible for state and national honors.
Gary Vandervest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vandervest, Rte. 2, Luxemburg, has accepted a position as a social worker with Family Services in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated in December from the UW-Milwaukee with a degree in that field.
Once again, the Algoma High School proves itself musically with “South Pacific”, as this year’s production. It is the school’s seventh annual musical. Viewers are already wondering what’s on the agenda for next year.
50 years ago: 1967
The Door and Kewaunee county councils of the American Legion are co-sponsoring a dinner to commemorate the 49th birthday of the American Legion on March 16.
Algoma contributed $1,277.89 during the annual parade for Cerebral Palsy. The total was $400 more than last year and the best since the city began participating in the CP Telethon.
The elimination of the dangerous bridge on County Trunk “C” in the Town of West Kewaunee near the Bruemmer-Kewaunee County Park will not take place until 1969.
60 years ago: 1957
Melvin Keller, of the Algoma Box and Dowel Co., and C.W. Stiehl, of the Northern Pallet Co., 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 Corp., 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 is being offered at The Pastry Shoppe in Kewaunee. An excitingly different Valentine now selling for 45 cents.
Pvt. 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: 1917
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 schoolhouse 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. 25