From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Algoma: Wisconsin’s Original 14th Annual Antique and Contemporary Doll Show will be held July 14 and 15 at Knudson Hall. Sponsors are Algoma United Methodist Church women.
Countywide: Milton Hafeman, Republican candidate for Wisconsin Assembly, named Debbie Detree as his campaign chair, Sherry Gajewske as organizer and Frances Badtke as publicity chair. Hafeman has launched a campaign against waste of tax money and is recognized by his hard hat, a symbol of his campaign.
60 years ago: 1958
Kewaunee: Rep. Alvin O’Konski announced that the House Armed Services committee approved $157,000 to build training facilities for the Army Reserve here.
Clyde: The Stanley Jerabeks returned from the annual meeting of Wisconsin Chrismas Tree Producers at Wausau. Modern spray machinery for pest control, shearing, and debudding were some of the agenda items.
Kodan: Lightning struck the Ernest Kroening farm, blowing fuses in the switch box. John Dandois had light bulbs blown out and lost telephone service, while electric fences at the Barta, Blahnik, Haegele and Koenig farms were affected. Koenig also had windows knocked out of the house and barn.
Tonet: Summer school has begun here for the children of St. Martin’s and St. Amand’s parishes. Sisters are teaching catechism, and First Communion will be celebrated in July.
75 years ago: 1943
Countywide: The Office of War Information announced that meat prices will be lowered between three and seven cents a pound. Reductions in prices are smaller on cheaper cuts and larger on the more expensive.
Carlton: Rudy’s One Man Band will be heard over WOMT radio. Rudy Pawlitzke is capable of playing four instruments at once. Sponsored by Kewaunee County Agricultural Conservation, the program also includes what Carlton farmers are doing toward war food production.
Rio Creek: With all the rains we are having, the creek is overflowing and the young folks are enjoying cooling off in the old swimming hole that is clean and fresh.
100 years ago: 1918
Countywide: Don’t forget to sign your Thrift and War Savings Stamps pledge . Your pennies will help the war effort.
Casco: The Farmers’ Equity Union’s picnic at Casco Park on Sunday was one of the most successful events ever seen here and drew the largest crowd seen in Kewaunee County for a long time.
Swamp Creek: Mr. and Mrs. John Entringer with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fett of Rio Creek visited with Mr. and Mrs. Theo Holsbach of Boloslav.
Woodside: Edwin Anderson, one of our soldier boys, is home on furlough from Camp Custer. He looks fine.
125 years ago: 1893
Ahnapee: The St. Agnes Women’s Auxiliary will serve dinner on the grounds July 4. Price is 25 cents and if the day is stormy, dinner will be served in Guild Hall.
Lincoln: John Simon, many years a resident, will remove to Kaukauna. He sold his farm to his brother and disposed of personal property at auction. J.B. Gigot acted as the auctioneer.
Foscoro: Fred Fellows came from Ramsey, Michigan, to visit his brother Frank, who lies ill at the family residence.
Bruemmerville: Rudolph Bruemmer has posters out announcing a picnic and dance at his saloon and picnic grounds July 4. Ticket price is 25 cents for good music, refreshments and a pleasant time.
140 years ago: 1878
Kewaunee: Mr. Joseph Duvall is filling in with clay in front of his new store. The clay will be covered with gravel and will make a good road when finished.
Pierce: George H. Jones and family have removed to Casco where Mr. Jones will unite with John Dishmaker in the wagon-making business.
Countywide: James Defaut has finished the assessment roll and will never undertake the operation again. Defaut says an assessor gets more curses than thanks and among those not versed in laws and requirements of the country, the cause of high taxes is always attributed to the assessor.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives