Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
60 Years Ago: 1958
Algoma: Five Utility Department drivers were honored in a brief ceremony recognizing their accumulation of 100 years of driving without an accident. Employers Mutual of Wausau also cited the men: Emil Storm, Henry Englebert, Joseph Benesh, Roland LeCloux and Henry Stehula.
Red River: Former resident Sam Moreau was honored by Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers for his work in education. Moreau, who got his own educational start at the rural Kewaunee County San Sauveur School, is a math teacher who fosters interest in science and math careers.
Countywide: March of Dimes polio coin canisters are being placed around the county. They are reminders of the thousands crippled by polio and fighting to live again.
75 Years Ago: 1943
Pierce: Beekeeper Joseph Annoye will be interviewed on Manitowoc radio station WOMT by Kewaunee County Agricultural Conservation Association field woman Mrs. Orme Teske. Discussion will center on beekeeping methods.
Casco: A “Farm for Victory” program at the community hall features a talking movie of interest to all family members. Presented by Casco Cooperative Oil Co., Joe Koss said it will foster the victory effort and be followed by a social with a farm band.
Kewaunee: In response to government insistence, Kewaunee City Council decided to relocate the road to the car ferry slips. The new road will not cross property belonging to Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering, which is engaged in defense work.
100 Years Ago: 1918
Bruemmerville: Bruemmer Brothers will close their mill for the next eight Mondays. The mill joins other industries closing to save fuel for the war effort. Wheat will still be custom ground, however the company will reduce its multiple grinding grades to two.
Kewaunee: Although it looked as if Kewaunee’s basketball team was doomed, it beat Algoma in a hard fought game, witnessed by a large number of townsfolk. Fourteen fouls were called on Kewaunee while Algoma had eight. Kewaunee depended on luck when making shots from the center of the hall to win.
Countywide: State Council of Defense requested the State Department of Instruction to make plans for mobilizing big high school boys to help farmers in the spring. Farmers are encouraged to produce bumper crops and with younger men in the military. Farmers will gladly pay a reasonable wage employing untrained labor to aid in increased food production.
Countywide: Lake Michigan is said to be frozen over and, for the first time in years, Goodrich Transportation suspended operations.
125 Years Ago: 1893
Kewaunee: A central figure in a University of Wisconsin football photograph is John C. Karel. His father is former resident Hon. John Karel. The picture arrived in Kewaunee by way of Milwaukee Telegraph.
Ahnapee: Capt. James Tuffts is having unfavorable weather while refurbishing his Mary Mills. Indications are that the schooner will carry more freight than last year and will be so greatly improved that the “old salts” will not recognize her.
Casco: George King is getting hundreds of cords of steam and brickyard wood on Edward Decker’s land. Product is banked along the railroad line for shipment. Logs are also sawed at the Casco mill, giving a very busy and business-like appearance to that burg.
Town of Lincoln: It is reported that Frank Hamachek sold his residence and is moving to Ahnapee to form a foundry/machine shop business partnership with his brother Anton.
140 Years Ago: 1878
Ahnapee: John McDonald and A. Hall & Co. are entering the ice trade. Ten or 12 teams and a large force of men will be engaged to get out about 50,000 tons of ice. There is no better place as a shipping point for ice destined to go south.
Kewaunee: School has reopened, diptheria having abated.
Town of Lincoln: The play “Ten Nights in a Barroom” brought in about $60 which will be invested in books for the town.
Carlton: E.B. Karker is forming a singing class. Kewaunee and Ahnapee have singing lessons and Karker feels such classes should be formed in the four corners of the county.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives