From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Luxemburg: U.S. Navy Fireman Darrell Budzban is currently on extended deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. He is aboard the USS Puget Sound, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, and operating with the Sixth Fleet.
Casco: For the second year in a row, county farms will be hosting open houses for June Dairy Month. The first of three events will be on the 180-acre LeRoy Schmidt farm at Route 1, Casco.
Countywide: An Associated Press story, datelined Washington, D.C., includes Algoma, Kewaunee and Casco are among about 12,000 places that qualify as distressed areas under President Jimmy Carter’s proposed urban program that was sent to Congress.
Norman: Kathleen Tadisch and Walter Waegli were joined in marriage during a ceremony performed by Rev. Leo Ott at St. Joseph’s Church on May 20.
60 years ago: 1958
Dyckesville: Van’s Auto Sales near Rainbow Court handles Cadillac aluminum boats and Sterling boat trailers. Stop in and look over the large display.
Casco: Poppy chairman Mrs. Laura Stoller reminds us that the annual poppy sale is this weekend. Girl Scout Troop 127 will sell them in the village and in Lincoln and Rosiere.
Rio Creek: Friday was the last day of school. Mrs. Eggert’s room had a picnic on the grounds while Mr. Schmiling’s room toured the Algoma fire station and a Jacksonport lamprey trap before spending the rest of the day in Peninsula Park.
Neuern: Carol Sconzert and Jerry Simonar were married on Saturday. The reception and dinner were at the Rendezvous.
70 years ago: 1943
Algoma: Mrs. Polly Wilbur, granddaughter of Orrin Warner, first permanent settler in this section of Kewaunee County, died at Algoma Hospital. Death was caused by infirmities of old age.
Rostok: Cpl. Douglas Gaulke has been discharged from Valley Forge Hospital and transferred to Camp Crowder, Missouri. He was confined to the hospital for three weeks.
Countywide: Office of Price Administration (OPA) officials made it clear that motorists will not receive extra gasoline for vacation driving. The rubber division chairman warns of a 4- to 6-month critical rubber shortage for the nation.
100 years ago: 1918
Woodside: Ernst Krause became the owner of Woodside Cheese factory and will operate it in addition to his Algoma factory. Krause’s success assures Woodside patrons that they will receive businesslike and fair treatment.
Casco: Joseph Ouradnik, Jr. will build two frame buildings, a saloon and hotel and a dance hall. He will fit up a picnic grounds with a floor for dancing, a stand for musicians and all necessary fixtures. The first picnic is June 11.
Algoma: Miles Bruemmer won first place in a beginner’s typewriting contest in Green Bay. The contest was open to those who learned to operate typewriters since September 1917.
125 years ago: 1893
Pierce: Mr. Fitzgibbon’s large log barn and a large part of its contents were destroyed by fire. A binder, reaper and other machinery also burned. The loss is estimated at $800 to $1,000.
Carlton: Alfred Arpin has been appointed postmaster at Carlton to succeed Fred Bach, who resigned.
Countywide: A grand excursion over the Green Bay, Kewaunee and Western and Ahnapee and Western railways on May 28 will be the first of the season. Join the crowd to have a pleasant and enjoyable time in Green Bay.
140 years ago: 1878
Euren: George Bottkol and Bros. received a new, beautiful, valuable planer. The machine came aboard a steamer a week ago.
Countywide: Farmers with cows should not fail to purchase one of the new churns being manufactured and sold by McDonald, Defaut, Tweedale and Richmond. These churns cannot be beaten by any on the market.
Foscoro: The borough is improving in beauty and prosperity. C.L. Fellows’ saw and shingle mills are doing a lively business, and the new schoolhouse is framed up. Straightening the road has added to the little settlement.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives