Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
1958 – 60 years ago
Kewaunee: The Kewaunee County school committee and the school boards of Silver Creek and Riverside districts met to discuss legislation enacted during the time the committee was in the process of a consolidation referendum with Algoma school district. Legislation halted the organization but it is again going forward.
Algoma: Weise Clothiers and Cleaners announced dry cleaning specials for the month of January: sweaters cost 49 cents and skirts with up to 6 pleats are 55 cents. Weise offers free city pickup and delivery.
Hillside: Wisconsin Historical Steam Rodeo, Inc. is planning its banquet for Feb. 1 at Hillside Palace, on State 54 between Casco and Luxemburg.
1943 – 75 years ago
Casco: Tax figures compiled by village Treasurer Ray Drossart indicate Van Camp Mill Co. is the village’s highest taxpayer. Its 1942 assessment is listed at $485.69. Joseph Delebreau had the honor of being the first resident to pay his taxes.
Luxemburg: Former resident Staff Sgt. Edward DeMuth was one of 120 Americans decorated for gallantry in bomber operations over German-occupied territory. DeMuth received an air medal.
Countywide: Kewaunee County herds made a good showing in the tuberculosis re-testing area last year. The state reported that of the county’s 44,084 tested cows, only 11 reacted. Retests are conducted every three or six years, depending on the rates of reaction.
1918 – 100 years ago
Countywide: Following an edict from the government, all manufacturing plants east of the Mississippi River are closed for a period of five days. Ahnapee Veneer & Seating Co. was asked to reopen Saturday as it is engaged in a large government order making wings for airplanes. To get the work out, the firm will work 12 hours per day.
Swamp Creek: Nick Entringer reports the dry fall left a scarcity of water in the area’s wells. Entringer is purchasing a new drill and plans a new well on his Black Ash swamp property.
Algoma: Hilton Fuel Co. and Algoma Fuel Co. began harvesting their summer ice supply above the Fourth Street Bridge. Owing to the cold weather, ice is exceptionally fine and measures 22 inches in thickness.
1893 – 125 years ago
Euren: Leonard May lost his pocketbook between Rio Creek and Bottkol Bros. Mill. It contains $25 in paper money and the finder will be rewarded.
Casco: George Wilbur, proprietor of the photographic art gallery in Ahnapee, took a picture of the Ahnapee and Western Railroad bridge which spans the Kewaunee River west of this place. The picture shows the westbound “limited” train crossing the bridge. Judging from the negatives, the photos will be excellent illustrations of the bridge and its approaches.
Kewaunee: The County Board Committee on the Poor recommends renting or leasing 100 acres of the poor farm to Ernest Heck for his bid of $140. The board does not give him the right to break up land seeded to grass, but Heck does not wish to rent uncleared land.
Foscoro: Bernhardt Awe of this place is in charge of the lumber camp in the Town of Union opened by G.W. Youngs. He expects to bank 1 million feet of timber, mostly black ash.
1878 – 140 years ago
Ahnapee: J.R. McDonald is busily engaged writing up the charter for the City of Ahnapee. The completed docket contains 150 folios which will be forwarded to Madison so action can be taken during this session.
Town of Franklin: The school house in District No. 4 recently burned to the ground. The Enterprise newspaper extends its congratulations as it was the most wretched building in the county intended for human occupancy. A new school will be built in spring.
Carlton: A meeting was held at Bach’s store to consider the practicality of building a Catholic church at that place. It was decided to take no positive measures until it was ascertained whether Masons, Odd Fellows and Templars would be “allowed to subscribe.
Sandy Bay: No new cases of diphtheria have been reported after three months of raging disease. In three sections of land, 48 to 50 cases resulted in 14 deaths.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives