Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Kewaunee: The school district joined the National Music Educators in celebrating Music in Our Schools Week. Music is taught for enjoyment, to teach children beauty, sensitivity, compassion, gentleness and, in short, a more meaningful life.
Algoma: Hoogie Deprez rolled a new league high of 641 with a 231 single in the Tuesday Classic league to top area keglers this week. Randy Klatt was runnerup with a new season high of 627.
East Krok: Les’ County Gardens is taking reservations for weddings and banquets. Good eating includes broasted chicken and barbecue ribs. Carry-out buckets are available.
Scarboro: Three persons were apprehended following burglaries and thefts in the area. Judge Curtin set bail at $10,000 for the two adults. The third was a juvenile.
60 years ago: 1958
Kewaunee: Two new homemaker groups have been formed in the city. “Living with TV” was presented by Mrs. Paul Wolske and Mrs. Werner Nelson, who attended leader training presented by a home living specialist in Madison.
Rio Creek: Children at the local school were bused to the Thibodeau sugar camp at Luxemburg to watch the maple syrup process.
Thiry Daems: Washington School rehired Mrs. Earl Demoulin for the next term.
Montpelier: Miss Phyllis Wunrow held a demonstration reading class with the second-grade pupils for the Teachers’ Study Club.
75 years ago: 1943
Kewaunee: The two boats leaving the runways of Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering this week are the first completed at the yards. Boats will be launched at regular intervals.
Lincoln: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tlachac and Jean and Joyce drove to Sturgeon Bay to spend time with Norman Tlachac, who is stationed there with the Coast Guard.
Algoma: Hitching posts that stood for many years in front of the F.G. Jirtle and Melchior Bros. buildings on Steele Strett are no more They were removed by a county grader attempting to break up snow and ice on city streets.
100 years ago: 1918
Countywide: The American Red Cross in Washington issued an urgent appeal for used, clean clothing for the destitute and helpless people of occupied France and Belgium. Repairs will be made.
Alaska: Parents are encouraged not to send 6-year-olds to school until fall. The only thing the children can do in spring is sit in their seats as if they were in prison when they should be enjoying pure fresh air. A separate beginner class will be formed in fall.
Brookside: Miss Catherine Shaw handed the Red Cross $41 gained from a basket social held at the school. Everyone who contributed to the social is thanked.
125 years ago: 1893
Ahnapee: Ahnapee & Western Railway received a new combination passenger and express car that is fitted out with conveniently arranged new seats.
Kewaunee: A representative of the commercial agency of R.G. Dunn & Co. is in the city making notes and figures relative to our business and businessmen.
Countywide: Last Tuesday was the first day of spring and a very spring-like day. It is commonly said that the wind on that day will be the prevailing winds during the next six months so, if that is true, the winds will be from the west or southwest until Dec. 21.
140 years ago: 1878
Carlton: Mr. E.G. Karker tells us his singing class has put forth unusual efforts and deserves credit for the manner in which they have taken hold of singing. Many scholars live three miles away and are not put off by almost impassable roads.
Kewaunee: The Temple of Honor temperance group now numbers 33 with the prospect of reaching 50 by July. Many of the oldest and hardest drinkers are now among the strongest workers in the cause.
Walhain: A considerable number of Belgians in the neighborhood of the Halfway House have gone over to spiritualism. They are already in communication with the departed.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives