Memories from the archives: April 29
1 year ago: 2016
Luxemburg’s Main Street is about to get a new look, involving more than 40 businesses. Both its structural integrity and appearance will be improved this year, with $1.7 million from the village Tax Increment Finance district.
Pat and Mary Hanrahan have been named “Persons of the Year” by the Kewaunee Rotary Club, for their contributions to the community.
Allen and Diane (Thiry) Jorgensen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 20, 1966, at Holy Trinity Church in Casco.
10 years ago: 2007
Algoma’s Public Works Committee Chairman Todd Lohenry says he is looking for “positive and constructive answers” to benefit the fishing industry and alleviate problems to the Wastewater Treatment facility.
The roof on the newly renovated Kewaunee County Administrative building needs help. Recommendations for replacement in three areas is estimated at $140,000, with two areas in 2009 and the last in 2010. The Finance Committee plans to study the report before making a decision on what to do.
Kevin Naze won a two-minute shopping spree from Craig’s Piggly Wiggly. He picked up $490.53 in items during that time.
25 years ago: 1992
Following an earlier unanimous recommendation of the 21 Luxemburg firemen, the village board of trustees on Tuesday night elected John A. DuChateau as its new fire chief.
The Algoma Friends of the Library reminds us that books are sought for the second annual Used Book Sale, which will be held at the Community State Bank on Friday, April 22.
At the Lacrosse Maple Syrup Farm acreage near Norman, during their annual open house, about 3,250 taps are ready on 20 acres. It usually requires about 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup.
40 Years Ago: 1977
Looking for a quick way to make your yard attractive next summer? Be sure to include flowering annuals in your yard improvement plans. They grow quickly, do well in all parts of the state and provide an endless source of color and variety.
The Algoma Boy Scout Troop 19 had a successful paper drive on Saturday. They estimate 12 to 14 tons were collected and want to thank everyone for their generous contributions.
Sherry Breitlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenway Breitlow, Algoma, was this years recipient of a registered Holstein calf, along with Scott Zehren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Zehren and Annette Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith. The youth are asked to return a calf to the Holstein Breeders, to be passed on to youth in the future.
50 Years Ago: 1967
David Loos, currently at Casco, will join the faculty of Algoma High School next term as director of forensics and dramatics. His excellent standards have brought forensic honors in qualities unheard of for so small a school.
Faye Mittelstaedt and Robert Lindeman have been selected to represent Kewaunee High School at Badger Girls State and Badger Boys State sessions. Both are sponsored by the local American Legion and Auxiliary.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Uecker observed their golden wedding anniversary. Their actual wedding date was April 11, 1917.
60 Years Ago: 1957
Pfc. Walter “Brudder” Hanmann, former athletic star at Casco High School, was recently considered the most valuable player when the 937th Engineers and Wrecker basketball team defeated a previously unbeaten squad of airmen 77-55.
An order has been received from the U.S. Postmaster calling for cutting some services and elimination of others from the current fiscal quarter, which ends June 30. Thus, effective this Saturday, there will be no deliveries in the city or rural areas on Saturdays, except for special deliveries.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zastrow celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday. Mr. Zastrow. 79, was born on Nov. 15, 1877. His wife, Rose Harmann, is 76. She was born March 20, 1881.
75 Years Ago: 1942
Because of the increased costs of materials and equipment in the barber business, Kewaunee barbers got together and announced an increases in prices. Effective April 20, adult haircuts will be 50 cents and shaves will cost 25 cents. Cuts for children younger than 14 will be 40 cents.
Bishop Paul P. Rhode of the Green Bay Catholic Diocese will be in Kewaunee on Sunday to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to a class of 122 at Holy Rosary Church.
A countrywide campaign will get underway on April 24 for purchasing War Bonds and Stamps.
90 Years Ago: 1927
Miss Esther Obry became the bride of Rufus Ebert of Algoma. The Rankin Lutheran church was the scene of their wedding on Tuesday afternoon.
A three-mast schooner, northbound, passed Algoma at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Only a few of these vessels still ply their trade on the Great Lakes.
A commercial contest held at De Pere last Saturday resulted in first place to Sturgeon Bay, second to Shawano and Algoma took third in bookkeeping, typing and shorthand.
100 Years Ago: 1917
Rice and beans will have to substitute for potatoes, as Algoma is face-to-face with a potato famine. Selling for $3 per bushel, that figure is beyond the reach of the average working man.
The Goodrich Company announced an increase in fares from Algoma to Chicago of 75 cents to $4.25. From Kewaunee it will cost 50 cents, an increase from last year of 25 cents.
Chaudoir Bros. brought their old grist mill machinery to Forestville and shipped it to Green Bay. It was damaged by a fire last year. The company will erect a new mill this spring in Brussels, which has already been purchased.
110 Years Ago: 1907
The steamer, Edward Hines, and tugs, Lorena and Leathem, succeeded in releasing the steamer Pahlow from the reef at Clay Banks.
The business formerly conducted by the late Wenzel Ullsperger, and more recently by his widow, has changed hands again. The owner is now Louis Fenske. The property consists of a creamery and general store, sold for $4,000.
The Haney-Ihlenfeldt-Casper Company removed their implement offices from the Danek building to a new building, erected for their use by John Haney, on the corner of Steele and Third streets.
120 Years Ago: 1897
Because of some broken wires and lack of carbon supply, the streets were dark several nights the first of the month.
The Ahnapee Veneer and Seating Company has purchased a new heavy wagon from Rockford, Illinois. It cost about $200 and is a beauty.
The disappearance of the depot agent in Sturgeon Bay resulted in Joseph Schauer being put in charge. His place was filled by Harry Walker, who had been in charge of the dock.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the archives: April 29