Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Countywide: Over 33,000 Wisconsin farmers did off-farm work in 1955, reports the Wisconsin Crop Reporting Service. The northern and lakeshore counties show considerable concentration of farmers working more than 200 hours at off-farm jobs.
Casco: For the 11th year in a row, the Holy Trinity church picnic will include fresh chicken broiled over charcoal grills. Over 1,200 pounds of chicken were purchased for the dinner and another 1,000 pounds for booyah. Carol LeLou is the chef. Booyah will also be sold to take home but containers must be supplied.
60 years ago: 1958
Montpelier: Although weather has not been favorable, hay harvesting demonstrations are scheduled. The first will be on the John Reinke farm. Hay crushers and other machinery will be brought in by dealers.
Walhain: A tavern keeper was bound over for trial before Judge A.G. Murphy. He faces three counts of serving intoxicants to minors and allowing them to loiter.
Algoma: Two youngsters paced the Algoma Penguins’ victory at Kolberg in the opening of Cherry League baseball. Fresh from high school, Dennis Hafeman pitched a steady game, striking out 14 and walking one. Young center fielder Mueller got three singles, a walk and scored thee of Algoma’s five runs.
75 years ago: 1943
Kewaunee: City Council set up a new police system when it passed a resolution providing for a chief of police and one patrolman, adding extra policemen when needed.
Ellisville: A town resident was assessed a $100 fine and $7.67 costs for drunken driving. Officer Ed Goetsch noted the man’s erratic driving and made the arrest when the man stopped at a tavern in the town.
Rostok: Borlee’s Hall was the scene of Algoma High School’s senior class graduation banquet. After the dinner, the students returned to the school for an evening of dancing to music provided by the school orchestra.
100 years ago: 1918
Kewaunee: Monday marked the longest circuit court term remembered. Mrs. Mary Matzke’s damage suit against the railroad ended when the jury reached a verdict of $2,500 in favor of Mrs. Matzke. The case will be carried to the Supreme Court and may drag on for years.
Countywide: Following notice of the U.S. Marshal, “all natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of the German Empire or their Imperial Government, being females age 14 and up within the United States who are not naturalized American citizens are to register as alien females.”
Pilsen: W.S. Decker has secured Mahlik’s full brass band to furnish music for his big Fourth of July celebration in Algoma. This is the only picnic and dance to be held at his popular place so be sure to come and enjoy a good time.
125 years ago: 1893
Rankin: Emil Sibilsky took occasion while at Chicago to run over to Camp Grant at Rockford, Illinois, to visit the boys from Kewaunee County. Emil reports that all are well and working hard to get trim and ready for anything. He reported that all enjoy camp life immensely.
Brookside: Joseph Dvorak took employment at the John Maedke Cheese factory here.
Swamp Creek: Residents Mr. and Mrs Louis Holtz and Mrs. Lawrence Paradise joined Mr. and Mrs. Joe DeCraemer of Rio Creek spending Sunday at the Gregor home of the Joseph Entringers.
140 years ago: 1878
Krok: On Friday last at the mill of Stansky and Calhoun, Mr. George Calhoun had the forefinger of his right hand severed and a limb badly injured by a chisel flying from a turning lathe.
Carlton: J. McNally is the proprietor of the Lake Side House, one of the most pleasant stopping places north of Milwaukee with genuine home comfort.
Kewaunee: Gov. Smith appointed J.S. Coapman, Esq. as Kewaunee County District Attorney to fill the vacancy caused by Lyman Walker’s resignation.
Foscoro: A grand ball will be given at the Foscoro House on July 4. A general good time is expected.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Kewaunee County news archives