Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Countywide: The county’s ASC committee has new government programs to work on. Already passed is a grain storage program, and the other, still being discussed in Congress, is a new culling program.
Luxemburg: Director Irvin Vincent conducted the annual meeting of NorthBrook Country Club stockholders. Gene Giles, the new golf pro, was introduced.
Countywide: Kewaunee-Door Extension provides an opportunity to explore new interests in a variety of areas. Classes offered include child and spousal abuse, guide to good eating and electronic banking.
Algoma: Gerald Haegele was elected second vice-president of the Eastern Wisconsin Waters Association, which promotes history, recreation and entertainment.
60 years ago: 1958
Carlton: The grade school is the site of a countywide leather craft workshop. Earl Miller of Green Bay, Mrs. Eugene Nemetz and Mrs. Virgil Stangel will be instructors. Upholstery workshops are being scheduled.
Luxemburg: The longtime the face of Keaunee County fairs, Julius Cahn, died in Florida. He became the first secretary of the Fair Association in 1918 and was well known throughout Wisconsin.
Ryan: Al and Ione Muchowski offer bowling banquets, weddings, showers and parties at their Waverly Gardens. No group is too large or too small and they offer homemade Bohemian baking.
75 years ago: 1943
Algoma: The University of Wisconsin has selected the city for one of the new federal government special radio classes. Trained technicians are necessary to the war effort.
Countywide: In order to cut down some of the confusion from having selective service prospects meet at the courthouse before leaving for Milwaukee, the bus will also stop at Algoma and, if feasible in the future, Casco and Luxemburg. Accepted men will leave from Kewaunee as usual.
Tonet: Alvin Jonet is among those who will go to Milwaukee for an armed services physical. Alvin’s brother Norman is in camp in North Carolina.
100 years ago: 1918
Woodside: A meeting of Woodside Cheese Co. stockholders decided to open the factory under the management of Frank Paul, who formerly made cheese at South Kodan. Paul is well recommended.
Algoma: The city and other points east of Green Bay on the Ahnapee & Western and Kewaunee & Western railroad lines were without service on Wednesday and Thursday because of washouts and flooded tracks. Such volumes of water cut off all railroad communication.
Rosiere: The pupils in the school’s upper department formed the Junior Boys’ and Girls Agricultural Club, which will focus on saving food. The students are progressive in this splendid opportunity for cooperation and advancement in inceasing amounts of foodstuffs.
125 years ago: 1893
Carlton: John Dishmaker is a nonpartisan running for county judge. He is joined by nonpartisans Henry Tisch of Kewaunee and Frank Kwapil of Ahnapee.
Ahnapee: City Treasurer Frank Kohlbeck reminds tax payers to make property tax payments at his Steele Street office immediately. Taxes on personal property must also be paid.
Kewaunee: Dr. Scott pronounced the malady in the jail as diphtheria and Sheriff Stangel has taken immediate steps to separate inmates. The sheriff removed his family from the jail to other quarters until the disease has passed. The jail is kept exceptionally clean and the mystery is how the disease got there.
140 years ago: 1878
Countywide: The County Board resolved “That each town board notify the nearest superintendent of the poor before the first day of April 1878 how many persons they have on hand to transfer to the poor house.”
Lincoln: Two brawny sons of the soil were about half done up in whiskey when an officer of the peace and his assistants took possession of the pair and marched them off to the lockup until their song was completed. Then they settled the $4 fine.
Montpelier: The assessor was arrested, brought before a justice and charged with making a fraudulent assessment in the town. Assessors take warning!
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives