From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Neuren: The Rendezvous was the site of the reception and dinner following the wedding of Terry Timm and Cheryl DeWitt. They will reside in Forestville.
Algoma: The softball team sponsored by Algoma Savings & Loan took top honors in the first Brussels Area Jaycee Slow Pitch Tournament.
Kewaunee: Newman Realty has a two-family home for sale at only $27,000. This excellent Center Street buy is a short distance from downtown shopping and employment. Both apartments are now rented and will be shown by appointment.
60 years ago: 1958
Pilsen: Kewaunee County’s first highway fatality of the year occurred at 1 a.m. Thursday on a Town of Montpelier road. A Casco youth was killed and four other teens seriously injured.
Town of Ahnapee: Fire discovered shortly before midnight destroyed the 112-by-40-foot barn on the Richard Dellis farm. Loss included a bull, machinery and half a mow of straw. It was reported that the loss is estimated at $12,500 and that it will be covered by insurance.
Casco: Save when you shop at A.J. Dantinne’s Clover Farm store. This week features a 16-ounce jar of peanut butter for 45 cents, 46-ounce tins of tomato juice for 29 cents and Monarch gas ranges priced as low as $169.95.
Luxemburg: Miss Joan A. Woneski has been named to fill the home economics position created by the resignation of Mrs. Janet Marcks at Luxemburg High School. Woneski graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Stout State College this spring.
75 years ago: 1943
Tonet: Tavern operator William Jonet died at 49 years old. Five years ago he purchased a Robinsonville tavern which he ran until his death. He was a veteran who served 18 months in France during World War l and was a corporal in the Army band.
Countywide: Prospects for a state tax are being clarified and the controversial 60-percent surtax on individual incomes was dropped with a veto by Gov. Walter Goodland.
Algoma: Bulk Standard Oil dealer Frank Knipfer sold his business to Ernest Leist, who was in Knipfer’s employ for several years. Included in the transfer was one truck, with the other being sold to a Forestville gasoline trucker.
Lincoln: Happy Lincoln 4-H Club met at Lincoln Graded School and elected Stanley Naze president and Junior Dart vice president. Other new officers are Betty Andre, secretary-treasurer, and Beverly Naze, reporter. John Paska is the leader of the group that has 19 enrollees.
Luxemburg: Included in the 21 Wisconsin men of the Eighth Air Force awarded decorations for exploits over Germany and its occupied territory in Europe was Lt. Edward L. DeMuth, who was the recipient of a first Oak Leaf Cluster.
100 years ago: 1918
Countywide: Patriotism is a precious jewel and Father Hunck is planning a public patriotic display at Luxemburg. Among Kewaunee County clergymen taking part are the Revs. Decker of Montpelier, DeKort of Lincoln, Hunck of Luxemburg, Kraemer of Algoma, Kozelka of Stangelville, Kubale of Kewaunee, Melchers of Dyckesville, Reindl of Carlton, Rous of Tisch Mills, C.J. Smits of Rosiere and M.P. Smits of Martinsville.
Casco: When the lighting plant and wiring in Holy Trinity Church is completed, the congregation can boast of the most splendidly appointed edifice in the country. E.A. Klatt of Algoma is doing the installation.
Countywide: Because of great wastage in threshing, all county threshers will meet to discuss preventing it. Approximately 180,000 bushels are wasted in Wisconsin yearly, meaning losses over $350,000 and loss of food for our soldier boys and our people. The meeting is called by the U.S. government.
125 years ago: 1893
Town of Ahnapee: Road district overseer William Zastrow saw to it that the road north from the Catholic cemetery north of the city was well turnpiked and then graveled. It is now in excellent shape.
Kewaunee: Sunday was a gala day for those at the reunion of the Bohemian societies of this state. A special train of eight coaches brought nearly 600 to the city. The steamer City of Marquette brought even more while others came by horse. There was music, picnicking and a good time generally.
Black Ash Swamp: A milk snake measuring 4 and 1/2 feet was killed by a party who took it to Welniak’s blacksmith in Ahnapee, where it attracted a crowd of children who had never seen such a large, vicious looking reptile.
140 years ago: 1878
Kewaunee: The courthouse fence is receiving a finish coat of paint, and a few trees set out on the block would be a decided improvement.
Ahnapee: The Green Bay Advocate beat us on rye last week, but ours has grown since and Peter Schiesser showed us a 7-foot, 7-inch-high stalk with a head measuring 7 inches. Now, Mr. Advocate, has your rye grown any since?
Kewaunee: The small schooner Reindeer was in port purchasing animal bones to be used by soap manufactures.
Pierce: The Kewaunee Catholic Temperance Society will meet at Ripley’s. The society is rapidly increasing and doing a good work. Negotiations are pending to secure Fr. Willard of Fond du Lac to speak at the grand temperance meeting during the summer.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives