Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Kewaunee: Attorney Stephen A. Kase of Sturgeon Bay will serve as chairman of the Door-Kewaunee Bar Association Projects Committee for the coming year.
Casco: The 42nd annual Holy Trinity Church picnic is set for June 25 on the church grounds. A general meeting of all chairmen will be held.
60 years ago: 1958
Pilsen: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walecka are observing their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house. Joseph Walecka and Mary Cisler were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church here and lived in Krok for a time following their marriage.
Kodan: Friends and neighbors of William Haegele, Sr. and William Haegele Jr. celebrated their birthdays Monday evening. Mrs. Evan Jacobovsky won the traveling prize.
Countywide: Chief Ed Goetsch submitted a report showing that 1 to 2 a.m. is the most dangerous time to be on Kewaunee County roads. Safest hours are between 3 and 6 a.m. Goetsch’s report also pointed out officers’ duties, including providing escorts for funeral processions, moving buildings and getting blood to the hospitals.
Riverside: The Riverside 4-H meeting was called to order by Ken Draves. Karen Koss spoke on the care of a beef calf and Glen Kolmorgen gave the speech “Who’s Going to Control Farming?” Russell Schuster and Bill Schley will give speeches at the next meeting.
75 years ago: 1943
Casco: Horticulturist Henry A. Dvorak’s prize-producing, 35-acre apple and cherry orchard is located here, immediately east of the village on State 54.
Kewaunee: Two more cargo vessels were launched at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering, bringing the total to five. Appropriate ceremonies accompanied both launchings. Fred L. Peterson was the sponsor of the fourth boat, which was christened by Walter Haertel.
Algoma: The hospital reopened its doors, fully staffed. It had been closed for about 10 days due to a nurse shortage. During the closing, community women took over to clean and renew the interior.
Countywide: Red “E” meat ration stamps are valid April 26. Wholesalers’ and retailers’ allowable inventories of meats, canned fish, cheese, fats and oils are based on sales in points this week.
100 years ago: 1918
Town of Ahnapee: Henry Havel informs us his enlisted son Frank arrived in France and wrote describing old-fashioned methods used there, especially by farmers.
Countywide: The War Department informs parents of soldiers of a new swindle. A telegram says the soldier has a furlough and requests funds by wire so he can make it home. Many are falling prey to the scheme.
Kewaunee: Mrs. J.L. Haney is leading the Welfare League for the betterment of all children. The plan seeks out deficiencies in children and makes an effort to find corrective remedies.
125 years ago: 1893
Kewaunee: Henry Grimm has removed with his family from this city to Ahnapee, where he is taking charge of the Ahnapee House purchased from John Ihlenfeld.
Rio Creek: Braun and Haack’s new furniture factory will be erected on Mr. Braun’s place a few rods south of the corners. This is one benefit of the railroad as the company would never have been started had it not been for the shipping facilities afforded by the railroad.
Ahnapee: The schooner J.W. Wright arrived in port after being out in a severe storm. It got into port with only 23 bunches and 5 3/4 thousand shingles missing from her deck load.
140 years ago: 1878
Ahnapee: Lawyer Vose acted as counsel for the Wilson boys and quoted Webster and Mark Twain in a fluent manner, but his success was premature and it is doubtful if he will accept another case soon.
Krok: John Christoff died last Friday. He was a veteran of Co. C, 27th Wisconsin Regiment.
Rosiere: Acquantances of A.J. Looze will be glad to learn that he is reported on his way home again, sickness having crossed his path at New York.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives