From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Casco: Matzke’s edged Moxie’s 1-0 in Door County’s first-round baseball play.
Countywide: Three hundred seventy-two children from 17 Nicolet Federated Library System libraries are taking part in a Starfriends Pen Pal Club. Weekly meetings give participants a chance to learn about sister cities, write letters, read mail and engage in activities planned by their local libraries.
Algoma: Algoma Savings and Loan took top honors in the slow pitch softball tournament at Forestville, taking the all-Kewaunee County final in an 8-5 decision over Birchwood Gardens.
60 years ago: 1958
Tonet: Navy enlistee Anthony Paque left for Great Lakes Naval Station in Evanston, Illinois, where he will spend two weeks in training.
Countywide: The Kewaunee County Boy Scout Camporee is being held through the coming weekend at Peninsula State Park.
Kewaunee: Using a picture of Chief Roy Oshkosh in full regalia, Ernest Dombrowe completed a larger-than-life figure of a Native American. Dombrowe spent between 150 and 200 hours on the pine carving that was ordered by Svoboda Co.
75 years ago: 1943
Countywide: If tentative plans for a blackout are carried out, Kewaunee and surrounding counties will have the opportunity of trying out the new air raid warning signals.
Clyde: Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jerabek helped Mr. Jerabek celebrate his 83rd birthday. The evening was spent playing cards.
Slovan: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Witcpalek of Rio Creek visited the Frank Ouradniks. They were on their way home from Kewaunee where they visited their daughter Fern, who was operated on at Dana-Witcpalek Hospital.
Rankin: A large number of guests attended the confirmation party and dinner in honor of Lorraine Jean Holtz, one of the St. John’s confirmands.
Lincoln: Anna Mae Ripley enlisted in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, a US Navy reserves program during World War II) and passed her mental and final physical exams. Now she is at home awaiting further orders for an indoctrination school where she will receive four months of training.
Casco: 2nd Lt. John Pershing Koss arrived home to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Koss. He enlisted as an aviation cadet and trained at Chanute Field before going to Yale University, where he received his Air Corps commission.
100 years ago: 1918
Woodside: Charles Jirtle and Helen Berg were married at the home of the bride by Rev. A. Schlei of St. Lutheran Church of Algoma.
Kodan: The Kodan Telephone Co. has petitioned the railroad commission for permission to raise rates from $12 to $15 a year. Higher rates were made necessary by cost of materials. (Note: "railroad commission" is not an error.)
Casco: Joseph H. Koss had a crew of men tearing apart the old barn that was carried off its foundation with the recent cyclone. Mr. Koss will erect a fine barn on the site.
Bolt: The weighing and measuring of children in the Town of Franklin was held at A. Heidmann’s home under the auspices of the Woman’s Committee of the Council of Defense.
125 years ago: 1893
Ahnapee: Wilhelm’s Hoe, the handsome summer garden owned by Wenzel Wenniger and situated on the north side of the river, was opened for the first time this season. A number of citizens have already patronized the popular resort.
Countywide: Some depositors in our local banks hearing of numerous failures came to look after their savings. When they learned their money was loaned to responsible parties and was well secured, they returned to their homes well satisfied.
Countywide: The cheese market is dull with very low prices. At the county's Dairy Board of Trade, the afternoon was very quiet. Buyers were not anxious to sell and sellers were willing to hold for better prices. Both offerings and sales were light with 7 cents for flats and 7 1/4 cents for Young Americas.
140 years ago: 1878
Carlton: Bach & Co. is one of the institutions Carlton people are proud of. It uses about 3,700 pounds of milk daily and finds a ready market for first-class cheese. They have about 40 cows and employ only first-class men. Nick Pelner and John Pecha are starting a cheese factory near Pelner’s place. They will build this fall to be ready to make cheese in spring.
Kewaunee: Mr. Ignatz Ganter held a grand opening in his Ellis Street saloon last Saturday evening.
Ahnapee: The boat brought Charles Hanneman machinery for his bakery and the first invoice of goods for his restaurant. He is also putting in the shelving for the establishment.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives