Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
60 years ago: 1958
Thiry Daems: Men from here were quite successful ice fishing at Little Sturgeon in the last few weeks.
Kodan: The Silver Moon 4-H Club was well pleased with the turnout at its card party on Saturday. Traveling prize went to Alvin Heuer while Mrs. Adolph Holub and Mrs. Henry Madeke won prizes donated by Kodan Feed Store.
Luxemburg: Members of rural school boards within the Union High School District have been invited to a meeting to consider the future of Luxemburg Union Free High School. The district includes the Village of Luxemburg; towns of Luxemburg, Red River, Montpelier and part of Casco; and the Brown County towns of Green Bay and Humboldt.
Countywide: According to County Extension Agent Charles Sommers, Kewaunee County 4-H members will take part in a week of national Club Week activities. The theme of the observance is “4-H Salute to Parents.”
75 years ago: 1943
Kewaunee: Kewaunee County’s February selectees got their first taste of army drilling when they lined up at the court house and marched to board the bus. Members of the Ernest Haucke Post assisted them in getting in rank and file before seeing them off.
Pilsen: The auction for the farm personal property of Mrs. Frank Granchalek is postponed until March 2.
Countywide: Patriotic citizens who refrained from hoarding got a kick in the pants as point penalties for canned goods hoarded in basements are usually less than the points required to buy goods from a grocer.
100 years ago: 1918
Rosiere: T.J. Stodola and M.S. Tlachac were elected chairman and vice-chairman of the Red Cross during a meeting at Rubens’ hall.
Lincoln: John J. Koss laid off work one day to pay his taxes to Treasurer Anton Gottstein. Koss has his farm rented to his brother, Joseph J.
Casco: Armond Mathys left for barber school at Milwaukee. He expects to take Wawirka’s place if Wawirka is required to leave for the front.
Countywide: Unless whiskey drinkers curtail their consumption, they will be out of it before they realize it. According to the present rate of consumption, there is only three months supply in the country. The government stopped distillation on Sept. 8, 1917.
125 years ago: 1893
Casco: Sylvester Scott, the head sawyer here, met with an accident that prevented his working since. He was fixing a machine and placing machinery when a door fell and struck him on the arm.
West Kewaunee: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Molle and their son, John, visited in town. Mr. Molle is one of the prosperous farmers of this town.
Kewaunee: Undersheriff I.W. Elliott transacted business here and in the southern parts of the county last Friday.
Stony Creek: Ahnapee & Western Railway Co. have a force of men driving spikes for bridges between Forestville and Sturgeon Bay. Yesterday spikes were driven to span the creek near Goerge Fowles’ place.
140 years ago: 1878
Ahnapee: The pound surprise party given the Baptist minister last week was a success. No less than 100 persons gathered, each carrying a pound of something to use in housekeeping.
Carlton: Folks are discussing if it is right or not to punish the unruly Kings. Most believe it is and doubt it will be judiciously handled after Mr. Light turns them over to the county.
Kewaunee: Rectifier Joseph Mashek announces that he will sell all kinds of brandy, whiskey, bitters, etc. at Milwaukee prices. All liquor is guaranteed to be first-class, and hotel and saloon keepers are invited to sample his products. Mashek also maintains a full supply of California wines. He can be found one door south of Bohemian Hall.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives