Memories from the archives: May 6
1 year ago: 2016
The members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rankin are constructing a new fellowship center at their church. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 1, following the 10:30 worship service.
Sandi Christman made history last week as she was sworn in as the city of Kewaunee’s first woman mayor. A lifelong resident of the city, she has served in a variety of community volunteer leadership positions.
May 6 is opening night at the Luxemburg Speedway. It was a busy week before that date for Eric Mahlik and Ron Cochraine, who had signed a contract with Kewaunee County to operate the racetrack. Both men are excited about the new Chase Series planned for the upcoming season.
10 years ago: 2007
Jean (Naze) Hein, of DePere, daughter of Jack and Darlene Naze, Cty X, Forestville, won all the games on the television show “Wheel of Fortune” on April 27, for a total of $71,218. During the second puzzle game, Hein also won a bonus trip to Italy.
Trina Rabida, Algoma, was one of the recipients of the Volunteers of the Year awards, presented at the 17th annual Wisconsin Main Street awards, held at Rice Lake on April 27.
The Luxemburg-Casco School Board was asked to increase police liaison hours from part-time to a full-time officer. With almost 700 students, this is a good reason to up grade security in the building.
25 years ago: 1992
Josephine and August Derenne, Luxemburg, observed their 60th wedding anniversary on April 26. They were united in marriage on April 25, 1932, at St. Martin church, Tonet.
James Maedke, son of Warren and Mary Ellen Maedke, was named to the academic honor roll for the spring trimester at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. The Maedkes have two other children in the chiropractic profession.
Marie Phillips of Pensacola, Fla., the granddaughter of Doris Phillips of Algoma and Elmer Stika of Slovan, has been named recipient of the George C. Wallace “Excellence in Leadership Award”. This is a four-year full scholarship. Her major will be in business administration with a minor in drama.
40 Years Ago: 1977
Richard Seidl, who turned over the duties of president of the Bank of Luxemburg to Duane Pike, didn’t receive a traditional gold watch as a retirement gift. Instead, he was given a grandfather clock.
Luxemburg-Casco FFA members recently planted 8,000 trees that will ultimately form a windbreak on the north side of the school property. The trees were provided by the State Department of Natural Resources.
An Algoma couple, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kostka, observed their golden wedding on Saturday, when an open house for family and friends was held in the Legion clubroom of the Dug-Out.
50 Years Ago: 1967
Hail the size of golf balls fell early Monday morning north of Algoma in areas such as Maplewood. Specimens were gathered at the Henry Annoye farm where hail alarmed the livestock and punctured the composition roof of the barn.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Neinas was christened Nicole Mary at her baptism this weekend.
Algoma’s Jim Pfile was the grand prize winner at the Green Bay Sport Show, sponsored by WBAY. His prize, valued at $1,500, is a boat with motor and trailer. Up to now, Pfile has been more of a golfer than a fisherman, but he’s giving serious thought to changing his hobby.
60 Years Ago: 1957
Miss Joan Molle, Algoma, and John Seiler, Rte. 5, Sturgeon Bay, were married on Saturday afternoon at St. Paul’s church in Algoma. The couple is on a wedding trip to West Virginia and Kentucky.
Miss Loretta Kroening’s engagement to Jerome Franda is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kroening. Mr. Franda’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Franda, Maplewood.
Algoma Youth Club President Larry Mueller was named treasurer of the Wisconsin Youth Committee at the two-day meeting in Madison. For the past two years, Larry has been a member of the state committee as a delegate from the Fifth District.
75 Years Ago: 1942
Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Horak have received word that their son, Stanley, who is stationed at Camp Claibourne, La., has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.
A card from Pvt. Louis Berkovitz, who is in the U.S. Marines at San Diego, says the weather is perfect and that oranges grow out there like cherries in Door County.
A real estate transfer from Herman J. Braemer to Albert W. Gehrke, a small parcel of land in Algoma.
90 Years Ago: 1927
Grace LeGrave, Rosiere, won first in the primary department declamatory; Ida LeCloux, Duvall, first in the upper grade department declamatory; and Arthur McCalvy, Casco, first in oratory in the Kewaunee County graded school speaking competition.
About a half ton of baled hay was stolen from the Gust Schiesser barn near the Town of Lincoln, sometime between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning.
One of the prettiest weddings of the season was solemnized at Kohlberg Lutheran church on Wednesday when Miss Elnora Neinas became the bride of Clarence Haegele. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E.C. Hammenthal.
100 Years Ago: 1917
Work of Excavating for the basement of the Masonic Hall was beginning on Thursday of this week. A nine-foot basement will be put under the entire building, which will be moved east and south of the present location.
Good catches of trout have been made this past week. Capt. Frank Chapek brought in 670 pounds on Monday and Cliff Wenniger had 530 pounds on Tuesday.
Quiren Groessl of Algoma and Guy Larson of Carnot, both students of the Oshkosh Normal, are reported to have enlisted and have already reported to Fort Sheridan.
110 Years Ago: 1907
On Tuesday, George Halada and Miss Annie Koss, both of Lincoln, were united in marriage at the Immaculate Conception church in Algoma, with Fr. Wm. Kraemer officiating.
Henry Knapmiller, Kewaunee, and Miss Bertha Krohn, daughter of Ferdinand Krohn of Ahnapee, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, last Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F.J. Eppling.
A trip to his boyhood home in Belgium has been contemplated by John B. Fax for some time. He will leave tomorrow, accompanied by his son, Henry, and will visit his brothers Frank and Peter, who spent some years in Algoma.
120 Years Ago: 1897
H. Gericke is erecting a mammoth lumber shed at his lumber yard in the 3rd Ward.
A new roof now adorns Bastar’s Hotel. It is probably the largest shingle roof area in the city.
The Veneer factory received an order recently for three settees to be shipped to London. How’s that for popularity?
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Memories from the archives: May 6