Memories from the archives: March 11
1 year ago: 2016
Reaction, a 3-year-old cow owned by the Eberts of Kewaunee County, will have a cameo in the movie “The Sixty Yard Line”, a film about a Green Bay Packers fan. The movie will debut later this year.
Local author and former track announcer, Joe Verdegan of Green Bay, will host a book signing of his book “Life in the Past Lane”, which covers racing on area tracks from the 1950s through 1980.
As part of the Kewaunee Harbor revitalization project, the gazebo will be moved closer to the water and the surrounding lawn will be contoured to slope down to the water’s edge, creating more seating for concerts.
10 years ago: 2007
The 40-year anniversary of the 1966-67 Algoma Wolves conference championship team was held on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Algoma High School, the night of the Algoma-Sevastopol game. The Wolves finished in a first place tie with Sturgeon Bay and East DePere with a 14-2 record.
With donations of $100,000 from Don and Gail DeMeuse, $10,000 from Ron and Joan Olson and $1,000 from Algoma FFA alumni, in addition to $35,000 budgeted for renovation of the Algoma High School auditorium and many offers of free labor, building will proceed.
Richard and Joan (Schott) Bertrand, Luxemburg, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at St. Killian’s church in New Franken. They were married on Jan. 19, 1957.
25 years ago: 1992
Employees donated 63 pints of blood during the Bloodmobile visit held at the Algoma Hardwoods on Feb. 18. The annual event is scheduled so as not to interfere with other Algoma visits.
The Algoma Wolves won their first WIAA regional basketball championship in 15 years. Now they advance to the Division 2 Sectional, playing Elkhart Lake at UW-Oshkosh.
An exterior renovation of the Karsten Hotel building may be far enough along to reopen the restaurant and cocktail lounge in mid-May.
40 years ago: 1977
Triplet calves helped break the monotony of winter for the Vernon Wautlet family of Red River. Their herd has had twin calves before, but these are the first triplets.
Helen Koehn, formerly officer in charge at Kimberly, has been named postmaster at Kewaunee.
Keith Haasch, Algoma, is celebrating his 25th service anniversary with the Wisconsin Telephone Co. this month. He began his career with the firm on March 13, 1952.
50 years ago: 1967
Donald Richard Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meyer, Algoma has been awarded the silver wings of an American Airlines flight officer at America’s flight school in Chicago.
An eighth-grade student at Rio Creek, Lee Lawrenz, submitted this poem about boys to his teacher, Mrs. Nell. Boys are always in hot water — mischief or rumble tumble play, running, yelling, calling, whistling — this is what boys do during the day. Boys are noisy and wild when out of elder’s sight, but they are quiet and sweet — at night.
Final rites, with military overtones were held for Cpl. Steven Perlewitz, the 19-year-old marine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Perlewitz of Algoma, who died in Vietnam on Saturday, Feb. 25.
60 years ago: 1957
The engagement of their daughter, LaVerne, to Spec. Kenneth Mayer is announced by Mr. and Mrs. George Rutz. A June wedding is planned. Miss Rutz is a senior at Oshkosh State and the future bridegroom is home on furlough from Korea.
Kewaunee’s police and fire commissioner has accepted the resignation of Chief of Police Victor Shimenek, who will enter service at the local post office.
The “first robin” report we’ve been waiting for has reached the local newspaper office, just as the snow was stopping. It was perched on the bird bath at the home of Mrs. George Marr on Fifth Street in Algoma.
75 years ago: 1942
Louis J. and Norman H. Berkovetz, both graduates of Kewaunee High School, left for Milwaukee to enlist in the U.S. Marines. Neither are draft age, but they decided to volunteer and do their best for Uncle Sam.
The Algoma High School music department will present the light opera, “H.M.S. Pinafore” at the school auditorium March 11, 12 and 13. Last year’s successful presentation was “The Mikado.”
Two new automobiles, purchased before the government’s freezing of 1942 models, were released to their new owners, E.W. Andregg, Algoma, and R.E. Stangel of Kewaunee Rte.1.
90 years ago: 1927
Through the courtesy of Rio Creek Motors, a 6-tube radio was set up at Liberty School, so pupils could hear President Coolidge’s address at 11:30 a.m.
A very pretty wedding took place at the Lutheran parsonage in Kolberg on Tuesday. Miss Ellyn Behling became the bride of Ervin Meister.
Scoutmaster N.L. Bess and many of his troop of Boy Scouts are planning to hike to the public school in Forestville to demonstrate scout activities to youngsters interested in scouting there.
100 years ago: 1917
The Goodrich steamer Georgia made its first trip here in two weeks, because of weather conditions. The craft encountered as much as four inches of ice all the way north from Milwaukee.
Roads near Forestville are in terrible shape. While hauling wood, Otto Haasch tipped his load several times during a distance of but six miles.
Invitations to the upcoming nuptials of Miss Ellen Larson and Mr. Oscar Berg in North Dakota have been issued. Mr. Berg has been past principal of the Graded School there.
110 years ago: 1907
The creamery and cheese factory owned by Albert Kirchman, located nearly opposite where the Casco road intersects with the road leading to Algoma, was sold by him to Fabian Laurent and J.B. Laurent. Mr. Kirchman still owns the store and residence west of the cheese factory.
The treasurer of St. Paul’s congregation for the past twelve years has recently resigned. In recognition of his long service, the church council presented him with a handsome umbrella.
From L.R. Meverden, manager of the local telephone company, we learned that Ed Barrand, William Hileberg, and Julius Busch have had telephones installed in their homes and several rural lines have done the same. This is a good example to follow.
120 years ago: 1897
Messrs. Witte and Storm report that there is no demand for brick this winter. The industry will revive when spring building commences.
The Veneer factory of Algoma has let a contract for 50,000 feet of birch logs to Fred Bruemmer of Baileys Harbor. The logs will be shipped here next summer by boat.
A chimney burned out at Grimm’s Hotel last Monday morning. A crowd of people were on hand and ready to work, but the fire was short lived.
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