Memories from the news archives
One Year Ago: 2016
Shakespearean actor Ross Dippel read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to school children at Hamachek Hall in Kewaunee. The city celebrated a traditional European Christmas event with storytelling, tree and cookie decorating followed by a Christmas parade at night.
The popular “L-C’s Got Talent” show was scheduled for Nov. 10-12 in the Luxemburg-Casco High School auditorium.
10 Years Ago: 2007
The Luxemburg-Casco school board will invite citizens to hear proposals presented by architect Larry LePage at a special meeting next month. LePage will help the district redesign its current facilities.
Casco Village President Matt Gunderson provided a tour of the newly renovated village hall. Gunderson indicated a love of the village and hope to see it grow and prosper.
Mary Seidl’s Luxemburg house was listed for sale by owner. If you put a big-ticket item for sale on the internet, you are almost certain to get a bogus offer from a scam artist. People are advised to check with the Better Business Bureau.
25 Years Ago: 1992
Children from the Sunshine Nursery School in Kewaunee toured the city’s fire department in honor or Fire Prevention Week. They learned a brief history of the fire service when they saw a 1884 pumper and an 1894 model in the basement of the station.
Students from Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco will be in the Jr. High and Middle School Honors Band in the Walter Theatre at the Pennings Hall of Fine Arts at St. Norbert College in De Pere. Students numbering 136 from 45 schools are recommended for the by their directors, who in Algoma and L-C are Bill Dennee and Marvin Bourgeois.
Laura Andre, daughter of Peter and Gayle Andre of Rosiere, played offensive tackle for the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans, only the second girl in Spartan history to play high school football. At the Parent Night game against Oconto, the Spartans won, 2-0, to finish the season unbeaten at 7-0.
40 Years Ago: 1977
Aid Association for Lutherans, in existence 75 years, has designated each branch a sum of money to be used for charitable purposes. The Algoma branch has decided to contribute its $300 to the Algoma Rescue Squad, Algoma Hospital Auxiliary, St. Paul’s Organ Fund and the St. Paul Hot Lunch Program.
Gov. Martin Schreiber has proclaimed Nov. 14-20 as Child Abuse Prevention Week in Wisconsin. In 1976, 2,097 cases were reported to the State Department of Health & Social Services. In the first seven months of 1977, 1,725 cases of child abuse were reported, and six children died.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Matheys, Sr., Rt.3, Luxemburg, observed their golden wedding with 200 guests gathered at Beverly Gardens. They have four daughters and two sons and were married Nov. 16, 1927.
50 Years Ago: 1967
Kewaunee High School placed second and Algoma was third in the Northeastern Wisconsin Conference one-act play contests in Seymour. Two schools, Ashwaubenon and Oconto Falls, tied for first.
The Rev. Roy A.F. McDaniel, vicar of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, was in Sturgeon Bay on Monday for a meeting of the Green Bay Deanery of the Diocese of Fond du Lac to discuss the new liturgy.
Fresh curds, made daily at Renard’s Rosewood Dairy north of Algoma, are selling for $1.20 per pound.
60 Years Ago: 1957
A huge tank, said to be the largest fuel oil storage tank in the city of Algoma, was delivered to the Plumbers Woodwork, where it will be used for a new addition.
A ten-ton flatbed press will be printing the Algoma Record-Herald in five or six months. It is designed to improve the efficiency of the newspaper plant.
An article regarding the effect of imported plywood from Japan on the industry in the United States was noticed by Sgt. J. Wright Ihlenfeld, who serves with the U.S. Air Force in Japan.
75 Years Ago: 1942
With two sons and one grandson in the armed forces of the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ihlendfeld are waiting until the boys come home before celebrating their golden wedding anniversary officially. They were the first couple married in the then-new Methodist church on Nov. 5, 1892 Mr. Ihlenfeld served as Algoma mayor in 1915 and 1916.
The Flora Lee Shoppe is advertising a new “Coif” for Wartime “Chic” waves from $3.50 to $7.
90 Years Ago: 1927
Anton Worachek sold his Casco Ice Cream Parlor to a party residing near Manitowoc. The new proprietor expects to take charge Dec. 1.
Miss Myrtle Kinnard was united in marriage to Lawrence Crabb at the Church of the Immaculate Conception by Rev. William Kraemer in Algoma.
John Schuster of Clay Banks says pressing is better this year than the last few years. With his press, in 38 days, he pressed over 950 tons and he has a considerable amount left to press.
100 Years Ago: 1917
Six Algoma hunters returned from Florence County last Monday and each brought home one deer. The hunters were Capt. Frank Chapek, Fred Stuebs. Ernest Krum, Henry Gericks, George Marr and Julius Barnowski.
George Jennerjohn of Forestville departed for Forest Junction with some 20 young men. They will be employed in the woods this upcoming winter, where work is plentiful and prices high.
Jacob Babler of Maplewood, owner of the Babler Hotel and saloon, installed a handsome Coinola piano last week. The instrument is a combination orchestra and cost Jake in the neighborhood of $1,400.
110 Years Ago: 1907
At 2:30 Tuesday morning, Miss Antonella Jerabek of Alaska and Mr. Frank Paradise of Slovan were married at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee by the Rev. Jos. Kirpal.
Miss Esther Newman has accepted the position in the local public school caused by the resignation of Lydia Froemming.
William Meverden, Algoma, and Miss Martha Hardtke of West Kewaunee were quietly married at the Lutheran church in Kewaunee. Rev. Bergholz, pastor of the church, officiated.
120 Years Ago: 1897
Capt. Julius Benson of the schooner Kewaunee has bought a little over 3,000 bushels of potatoes from farmers in this vicinity. He plans to remain here until that number reaches 10,000. Many loads have been refused because they were frozen.
Workmen are busy filling in the foundation for the new warehouse to be erected by the Ahnapee Dock Co. Stones and logs are brought in by rail for that purpose.
T.J. Dewish of Lincoln visited the newspaper office. He is employed as a salesman in the Bottkol Brothers store and reports business is good.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the news archives