Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Algoma: A dramatic exhibit of the sinking of the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald, lost in a severe Lake Superior storm in November 1975, has been added to Living Lakes Exposition at Harbor Village. It presents U.S. Coast Guard details and actual underwater wreckage photos.
Countywide: George Gregor, Gerald Abts and Elvington Erickson presented two proposals for handling the Decker museum papers. One is sending the papers to the State Historical Society for copying and cataloging. The second is having the work done in the county at a higher cost.
East Rosiere: The Mrs. Willard Andre, Agnes Ledocq, George Guilette, Bob Guilette and Voyta Tlachac enjoyed a three-day trip to the tulip festival and parade at Pella, Iowa.
Algoma: Tad and Stuart Storm, local independent dealers of worms for sport fishermen, were among the 125 in Berlin for a four-hour growers’ class.
60 years ago: 1958
Pilsen: Well-known musician Wencil Nejedlo died at his home. Born in Pilsen in 1880, he attended school in the Town of Montpelier and married Mary Anderle of Pilsen in 1905. He played in several bands and operated a dance hall and tavern here while also running a farm.
Kewaunee: This is Soil Stewardship Week and the U.S. Soil Conservation Service says when compared with other states, Wisconsin farmers are doing a fine job in keeping soil on hillsides, yet the state has lost irreplaceable topsoil.
Dysckesville: William VanZeeland has sold Rainbow Court to Andrew Schreiber of Kaukauna. The sale involves a 17-unit motel, five cabins and a restaurant.
75 years ago: 1943
Countywide: Postmaster Q. M. Groessl said the Post Office Department will cooperate with the Office of Price Administration in the distribution of Ration Book No. 3, which is believed to cover a combination of books 1 and 2
Tonet: Lowell School children celebrated the end of the school year at their picnic.
Kewaunee: Karel and Bruemmer announce the sale of the Kewaunee Enterprise newspaper to C.F. Temby, owner and publisher of the Luxemburg News. The transfer takes effect with the May 28 edition.
100 years ago: 1918
Casco: Postmaster Meacham gives notice of moving the post office from the present site to the northwest quarter of Section 17, about 400 feet from the north side of Casco Creek and 450 feet from the north side of the Ahnapee & Western track.
Scarboro: John Pondulek, who is employed here, spent the weekend in Casco. He does carpenter work and is the assistant of John Hilton of Algoma. They put on over 100,000 shingles at Frank and John Novak’s during the past few weeks.
Walhain: Mr. and Mrs. August Gosin and Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Gosin visited relatives here. Fabian is one of our soldier boys and was here on a two-day furlough.
125 years ago: 1893
Ahnapee: As soon as weather is favorable for street work, parties liable to a pay poll tax may expect a visit from Street Commissioner Henry Schmiling.
Casco: George King of this place has many of his teams and men at work grading and surfacing the track of the Ahnapee & Western Railway between Ahnapee and Forestville.
Kewaunee: Two adult children tried at Circuit Court were acquitted by the jury on the charge of complicity in the poisoning of their father. Those who heard the testimony adduced in court appear to think the verdict just.
140 years ago: 1878
Ahnapee: A traveling man exhibited a patent churn on Steele and Second streets yesterday, drawing considerable attention. The apparatus is simple, durable and requires the least exertion to manage it.
Montpelier: C.W. Baldwin has put two runs of stone into his saw mill and proposes to do custom grist mill work.
Ahnapee: D.W. Stebbins just completed a tight board fence on the side of his lot. The old one was about 10 feet long. He also built a durable sidewalk. Others on Clark Street should follow his good example and thus develop the beauties of that street.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives