Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
60 Years Ago: 1958
Algoma: Former Kewaunee resident Alvin O’Konski, Wisconsin’s 10th District Representative, will be the speaker at Algoma’s Youth Rally banquet. The banquet is expected to draw hundreds of youth, youth advisors and those interested in youth. State Youth Committee treasurer Larry Mueller will also speak.
Luxemburg: The electorate of the Luxemburg Union High School District will vote on a $700,000 bond issue for the purposes of constructing and equipping of a new high school and paying architectural fees.
Ellisville: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church welcomed and installed Pastor C. Baumgartel at installation services followed by a program in the school gym. Rev. Baumgartel had been serving in Marathon County.
Countywide: School Sup. Arnold Chada announced that junior memberships in Wisconsin Junior Historical Society stood at 170 pupils. Chada said each school is asked to prepare a history of its district.
75 Years Ago: 1943
Algoma: Electrical contractor Clem Groessl was appointed by the city council to fill the First Ward vacancy created by the death of George W. Timble. Council began revising ward boundaries to bring about a more equalized representation and heard a committee report on the proposed erection of an honor roll of city residents serving in the armed forces.
Carlton: George Pribyl is chairman of Kewaunee County farmers who organized in December 1942. Plans are to build a strong farm bureau, formulate positive programs, adopt bold policies and then join other groups to take their program to Congress and have it enacted into law. Farmers throughout the U.S. are taking part in the movement.
Countywide: Holister’s Rocky Mountain Tea taken at bedtime is the beauty secret of pretty girls. If constipation makes one’s complexion muddy and takes the sparkle out of eyes, the old-fashioned herb laxative will do the trick.
Rio Creek: Mr. and Mrs. Barney Moede and daughter and the Fred Moede and Emil Bergner families visited the Ed Hanaman family in Luxemburg to help daughter Ruth celebrate her birthday.
100 Years Ago: 1918
Red River: Arrests were pending after a saloon keeper was reported to federal authorities for selling intoxicating beverages to three soldiers while the soldiers appeared in uniform on New Year’s Day. Saloon keepers are warned not to trifle with government regulations as loss of government license is the result.
Alaska: Girls of the school’s upper division are divided into five groups, each having a day to cook and serve hot dinners to students and teachers. The girls are able to use the well-stocked domestic science room’s equipment or bring items from home. Occasionally the boys bring things for the girls to cook.
Alaska: Raging though the weather was, a large crowd gathered at the schoolhouse to organize a chapter of the Loyalty Legion. Weather kept the speaker away but the 50 in attendance organized the Woodrow Wilson Chapter. Frank Kott was elected president and Anton G. Vandermause, secretary.
125 Years Ago: 1893
Lincoln: Members of the Catholic congregation at Rosiere has decided to build a new school in spring. The building will be situated near the church and will cost $1,000.
Euren: Posters are out announcing a masquerade ball at Bottkol’s on Feb. 14. Ahnapee Cornet Band is furnishing the music and arrangements have been made to offer all a grand time.
Countywide: Ahnapee & Western Railway Co. has been granted permission by ordinance of the city council of Sturgeon Bay to build a bridge to connect with any street touching the water in that city.
140 Years Ago: 1878
Ahnapee: John Knowles is located on the north side of the river. Experienced and talented as a dyer, he dyes old and new fabrics and ribbons, thus making faded apparel look new again at reasonable prices.
Kewaunee: Tisch and Runge are advertising seeders, plows, threshers, sulky rakes and more. They have farmers attesting to their products, offered at competitive prices.
Countywide: Gossip has it that fraud will be prevented in the design of new postage stamps. Enclosed in white borders, it is said to be impossible to wash the cancel off a new stamp and use it again.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives