Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Rio Creek: Walters’s serviceman Daniel Lohrey returned from a weeklong training program at the Sperry New Holland Service Training School in Lenexa, Kansas. He attended sessions in the repair and service of all the company’s farm equipment.
Luxemburg: Jody Cravillion and Cindy Vlies will reign over the Luxemburg-Casco Junior Prom.
Rosiere: The card games at St. Hubert’s were well attended and Fr. Becker’s chili was delicious as well as the desserts served. There will be card parties for the next four Sunday afternoons and evenings.
60 years ago: 1958
Countywide: Chairman Albert F. Neumann reports that E and H savings bonds purchased in the county totaled $159,180 for the first 3 months of the year. The amount is 27.5 percent of the county’s 1958 goal.
Pilsen: Rev. John Johanek officiated at the double ring marriage ceremony of Helen Ann Mleziva and Clarence Fidler at St. Joseph’s Church.
Algoma: Members of the Ernest Haucke American Legion Post voted to continue its public service programs of past years. Badger Boys State, Junior Legion baseball, Boy Scout work and high school athletic awards are included, all being beneficial to young boys.
Bolt: Lucky Clover 4-H is planning meetings that will include garden projects, sewing and foods. Boys will attend the county tractor meeting and all enjoyed the Sunday afternoon bowling party. Red Cross donations were reported as very favorable.
75 years ago: 1943
Montpelier: Town Chair Fred Jahnke and Treasurer Joseph Krueger will participate in a broadcast sponsored by Kewaunee County Conservation Association on WOMT radio. The men will discuss what their town is doing to meet 1943 production goals.
Ryan: Mr. and Mrs. William Fager entertained in honor of son Orville’s 17th birthday. Schafskopf (German for sheepshead) was played. High awards went to Mrs. Ottmar Kuehl and Erwin Kuehl while Beatrice Smith and Victor Smith earned consolations.
Algoma: Block leaders doing house to house canvassing uncovered an amount of space in Algoma to be used for Victory Gardens. Ambitious garden-conscious residents without a suitable plot of land can apply for a plot.
100 years ago: 1918
Countywide: A campaign for the general betterment of the condition of all children is underway by the Child Welfare League. Mrs. Haney is leading the group which plans to seek out deficiencies in children and see that corrective remedies are applied.
Algoma: Two local lads were surprised when they met each other on the deck of the boat, neither knowing the other was on board. Albert Serrahn was transferred to the S.S. Vestal, the same ship on which Ernest Ponath is serving.
Woodside: A box social held at the schoolhouse netted $38, which was donated to the Red Cross. Joshua Johns’ program on Liberty Bonds and Mrs. Bessie Ihlenfeld’s presentation “Mother’s Sacrifice” were warmly received.
Town of Franklin: The town has a war record of which to be proud. So far subscriptions are coming in for the Third Liberty Loan and it appears the town will double its allotted quota of $40,000.
125 years ago: 1893
Bruemmerville: Rudolph Bruemmer opened his new two-story saloon a half mile west of Algoma near the Bruemmer Co. mills.
Kewaunee: The Ida Van Cortland theatrical company played to a full house at Bohemian Opera House. It was a great disappointment to all that Miss Van Cortland was too ill to travel and not present in the four-act drama.
Ahnapee: Orrin Warner, one of the founding members of this place, says the winter is extremely hard on wild animals. Muskrats, in particular, found the winter hard to live through. They make their homes near the river banks and severe cold froze the runways leading to their homes. They froze or were starved to death.
140 years ago: 1878
Carlton: Grun & Hlawacek have recently purchased from Conway Brothers reapers, seeders, threshers and other farming implements. Offices are in this place, Conway’s Ahnapee warehouse and in the branch offices in Manitowoc .
Alaska: Popular landlord Dave Burke has sold out to Mr. Henry Terens of Two Creeks.
Rosiere: There are advantages in daily mail, which could happen if stage lines were straightened out. Why should the people of Rosiere not take advantage of the convenient location and place themselves in daily communication with the outside world and live in the 19th century?
Tisch’s Mills: Mr. Tisch’s mills are both running at full capacity and getting out a large quantity of elm lumber. He has one of the finest locations in the county and his burg has the appearance of a live, go-ahead community.
Casco: John Young, the enterprising broom handle manufacturer who has been carrying on the business here during the winter, has closed up and decamped.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives