From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Algoma: Hear and see animated fish perform at the Living Lakes Expo at Harbor Village. Seven fish species greet visitors to tell about themselves while a fish quartet harmonizes in song. Another exhibit highlights the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and life guard Kermit the Hermit pleads for preservation of the Great Lakes.
Luxemburg: Friends of State Rep. Lary Swoboda have announced a fundraising brunch at Northbrook County Club. Adult tickets are $5, children are $2.50.
Casco: Call or send Casco Women’s Slow Pitch Tournament entry fees and rosters to Gary Delain. Trophies will be awarded to first-place teams and individuals in the June 16-18 softball tournament.
Countywide: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued notices of intent to modify Wisconsin pollutant discharge permits for Plumbers Woodwork and Krohn Dairy Products and reissue discharge elimination permits to Thiry Daems Cheese Factory, Inc. and Ellisville Co-op Dairy Association.
60 years ago: 1958
Algoma: Maj. Charles Bach is on his way to Nationalist China’s island of Formosa as an advisor to Generalissimo Chang Kai-shek. Bach’s former assignment was in Washington, D.C.
Stangelville: Wencil Krcma announced the annual meeting of the Kossuth Mutual Fire Insurance Co. at Konop’s Hotel. Officers will be elected and business transacted.
Casco: Harriet Veeser, Mary Ellen Thiry and Judy Wendricks were accompanied by home economics teacher Magdeline Dhuey at the 12th annual FHA convention in Green Lake.
75 years ago: 1943
Algoma: Postmaster Q.M. Groessl announced that with the extension of city mail delivery to 90 city homes not earlier in the carrier system, approximately 300 persons will now be served. New service is in the Third Ward and the south section of the Second Ward.
Countywide: Series “E” bond sales in the county during June will have to exceed $103,100 if the assigned quota is to be topped.
Ryan: Mrs. Anna Kuehl entertained a group of friends in honor of her son Pfc. Ottmar Kuehl, who is home on furlough.
Slovan: An unusual calf was born on the Joseph Lukes farm recently. The calf was normal in every way except that it had no tail.
100 years ago: 1918
Algoma: Residents will be interested to know that changes made at the high school will take on a more patriotic course of study. German will be discontinued and Latin will substitute. German is becoming a less important language in this country.
Riverside: Louis Pagel, who is employed by Fred Pflughoeft of Brookside, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pagel.
Countywide: Nurses are badly needed, and efforts are being made to register every retired nurse in Wisconsin. This is a patriotic duty with the ongoing war.
Boloslav: Younk & Fett shipped a large consignment of calves and hogs to Forestville.
125 years ago: 1893
Rio Creek: The warehouse George Bottkol & Bros. have erected near the railroad track here is intended for storage of hay, flour, feed, farm produce and such articles as the firm may ship.
Carlton: From county records comes the news of the marriage of Robert Werth and Miss Mary Propp.
Ahnapee: Leopold Meyer has this season put out 14 cheese factory outfits. His valuable patent has made this demand for its manufacture. Some of the old factories have improved in this vicinity.
140 years ago: 1878
Countywide: Wheat has gone down to considerably less than $1 and farmers are not in a very amiable mood.
Krok: Seth Morre, Jr. killed two large bears last week
Kewaunee: August Kitzbergin captured a 21-pound muskellunge in the river last Sunday.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives