Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Kewaunee: As part of a business-cultural exchange, Kewaunee Rotary is hosting men from India for one week. Although much of the time will be devoted to Kewaunee, nearby communities and industries will be part of the visit.
Algoma: The city will host the regional spelling bee contest.
Luxemburg: Luxemburg-Casco High School will be aligned with League B for football and other sports. Football League B includes Algoma, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door, Mishicot and Denmark. League B for other sports drops Mishicot and Denmark but adds Sevastopol and Gibraltar.
60 years ago: 1958
Pierce: Mrs. Emil Pavlat entertained the Friendship Homemakers club. She recently learned the art of Swedish weaving, its beautiful patterns, and how it is done on cotton huck.
Franklin: Treasurer Paul N. Hoverson said $81,261,38 has been collected for a total of 92.93 percent of what is due, a little better than 91.98 percent in 1957. Postponed and delinquent real estate and delinquent personal property amounts to $4,909.16.
Casco: The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up at Casco High School for a day. Chairman Mrs. C.H. Fletcher says 135 signers will be needed if Casco is to reach its 100-pint goal.
75 years ago: 1943
Countywide: Residents can maintain the morale of servicemen by sending news to the papers. Many of them are on the mailing list and want to read about others at home. A tiny bit of time can bring smiles to those on duty.
Countywide: Poppy seeds are banned from Kewaunee County and thereby Bohemian baking. Government regulations forbidding poppy seed became effective in February, via the Opium Poppy Control Act of 1942. Penalties are fines of up to $2,000, five years in prison, or both.
Casco: Aviation Cadet George Smithwick arrived at his parents’ home for a furlough. George completed his first quarter of meteorologists’ studies at Chicago University and will return there.
100 years ago: 1918
Countywide: Beginning March 31, the clocks of the nation will be put an hour ahead. This will save considerable in artificial light as it will give daylight practically throughout waking hours. The plan will be a great success.
Algoma: Sam Perry received a number of butter mergers, a device which doubles butter in bulk by mixing it with clean whole milk. The ratio is one pint of milk to one pound of butter. It is as good as creamery butter.
Casco: Bill Meacham is quite busy taking orders for sugar beets. The Sugar Beet Co. intends to pay $10 per ton and will furnish a family to do the work if it is needed.
Slovan: Mr. and Mrs. August Ripley were business callers at the lime kilns and also visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim Opicka, Sr.
125 years ago: 1893
Kewaunee: John M. Borgman, who has the contract for the spile work (the large timbers used for support structures)on the piers, has the necessary timber banked on the river front. Work will probably not commence until June.
Ahnapee: E. Zander & Co. purchased from George R. Wilbur his photography building. The building has been moved to lots on Steele Street, just east of Zander’s store. It is fitted up for William Torge’s barbershop and furnished with a large skylight.
Kewaunee: Owing to a lack of storage room in Frankfort, Michigan, the City of Marquette has not made any trips across the lake during the past couple of weeks.
1878 – 140 years ago
Ahnapee: Tri-weekly mail has been established between this place and Sturgeon Bay. It is a benefit to Sturgeon Bay, Ahnapee and all points in between. It will take effect April 1.
Pierce: Conrad Meyer, the largest farmer in Pierce, recently purchased the brick block occupied by W.N. Perry’s drug store in Ahnapee. The property was purchased of George Roberts.
Kewaunee: Banker John Karel is becoming inducted into the mysteries of the F.&A.M. (Free and Accepted Masons). He intends to visit his native Bohemia during the course of summer.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives