Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Carlton: Otradovec Realty is offering the old brick one-room school building for sale.
Algoma: Friends of the Library decided to reorganize rather than disband as there is sufficient interest. Projects were discussed and Robert Entringer was elected president.
Walhain: A twister caused havoc at the John Rodrian Welding and Repair Co. on State 54. A block building was leveled and a wooden barn was knocked down. Concrete blocks carried by wind damaged the welding shop.
60 years ago: 1958
Lincoln: Town officials met with those in Brussels to consider the purchase of firefighting equipment. It was agreed to keep the equipment in the Rosiere area.
Rosiere: A near-tragedy occurred at cheese factory Saturday when young Rickey Vlies fell into a newly dug trench that was full of water. He attracted the attention of Harvey LeMense at the feed mill across the road. LeMense ran to rescue the child, who was wet and frightened but not injured.
Algoma: Fred Grasley has been named winner of a $200 music scholarship at Central State College, Stevens Point. Fred is one of the three top graduates at Algoma High School.
Countywide: Eighth graders eligible for promotion from Kewaunee County rural schools will write exams at Luxemburg Village, Casco Graded, Bay View Graded, Rio Creek Graded and Carlton Graded.
75 years ago: 1943
Kewaunee: Over 100 of the 110 welders and chippers who left their work at Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering yards are back at work. A truce was called and all expect a harmonious settlement of the grievances.
Countywide: Servicemen home on furlough are entitled to their allotment of processed foods, meats, fats, sugar and coffee and should apply at the ration distribution board office.
Countywide: Clerk Walter J. Wessely granted marriage permits to Wilfred E. Fellows and Myrtle Marquardt of Algoma, John Bilek and Merle Berkovetz of Pierce and Robert Bradley and Lydia Kubec who were both living in Chicago.
100 years ago: 1918
Luxemburg: Hector Boncher was honored when he was elected chairman of Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors. The purpose of the special May session was perfecting the organization.
Algoma: William Nesemann, Joseph Laurent, Frank Zander and Emil Danek went fishing at Little Sturgeon and came home with a string of perch to show fish are biting. The day’s catch amounted to about 75 pounds.
Bottkolville: Quite a crowd from Casco attended the dance at Entringer and Hucek’s hall last Tuesday.
West Slovan: Jim Kostka and daughter went to Algoma to do some shopping.
125 years ago: 1893
Kewaunee: Listed is the schedule for the Kewaunee Short Line train. Arrangements for Ahnapee will be made later. For freight or passenger rates, apply on board or at Kewaunee, Frankfort or Manistee.
Ahnapee: Rev. O.P. Christian announces the following subjects will be presented at the English Methodist Episcopal Church next Sabbath: “The Privilages of the Saints” and “What Shall I Do With My Idol?”
Lincoln: Young Frank Monford died of measles. Two other children in the family are seriously ill with the disease.
140 years ago: 1878
Ahnapee: W.R. White is an attorney at law who promptly attends to collections. Counsel is given in German as well as English. His office is one door east of the post office.
Foscoro: August Harman, aged 16 or 17, had a finger sawed off at Fellows’ saw mill. Dr. Bartran was sent for to dress the wound.
Kewaunee: Marshall Jourdan has shut up cows, geese, swine and more, and the village is out of debt with $579.10 in its treasury. The Enterprise thinks it is wise to invest that money in sidewalks.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives