From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Duvall: Mrs. Eileen Kipp and her brothers Roger and Frank Honold attended the wedding of their sister Kathy.
Dyckesville: Bay Shore County Park is the place to find Lion Booyah, stirred up by Lions Club member Ron Joniaux. The public event takes place Sunday when booyah will be sold from 11 a.m. on.
Rosiere: Sunday was a lovely day for the Rosiere church picnic. For some, the most exciting happening was a ride in a 100-year-old, two-seater buggy driven by George Tlachac and pulled by his beautiful horse Maggy.
60 years ago: 1958
Neuren: All are welcome at the wedding dance in honor of Rose Mary Taylor and Ray Jacobs at the Rendezvous. The Polka Dots are playing.
Stangelville: Everyone is cordially invited to the St. Lawrence Church picni. A chicken dinner begins at 11 a.m., and there will be music, games and other entertainment.
Kodan: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barta sold their farm to the Paul Koenigs, who sold 28 acres to Leonard Steiner. The Bartas, in turn, purchased Rio Creek Feed Mill from Roland Blahnik.
75 years ago: 1943
Wolf River: County trucks are busy hauling gravel and dirt to fill the town road near the Schley and Brey farms. Traveling has been made difficult by so much water washing away so much of the road.
Casco: Threshing machines are on all sides this week. Fiala’s machines are at Frank Halada’s and the Mack and Duchateau machines are at Bill Bellin’s.
Algoma: Molly Pitcher Day is Friday, when the Pitchers (named after the legend of the wife of a Revolutionary War soldier who carried pitchers of water to soldiers during battle and also helped fire a cannon after her husband was hurt) will conduct sales of War Savings Bonds and stamps on the city's streets. The Bond and Stamp Tag Day is a national rally and will take place throughout the country.
Ryan: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Arians entertained friends and relatives at a surprise birthday party in honor of Miss Beatrice Smith. Cards were played and a delicious lunch was served.
100 years ago: 1918
Countywide: Between July 29 and Aug. 11, there must be found 10 county women for the U.S. Student Nurse Reserve. Hospitals have been emptied of nurses as the call for overseas (because of World War I) grows more urgent. The government wants young women of good character, good health and good sense. A college education is not necessary since some schools do not require a full high school education.
Riverside: A number of friends and relatives were on hand to bid William Severin goodbye and wish him a safe and speedy return. He left the next day for the war with a contingent of other county soldiers.
Gregor: Quite a number from here attended the soldier boys’ farewell exercises at Kewaunee last Wednesday.
125 Years Ago: 1893
Countywide: Special Gospel tent meetings will be beginning on Friday and continue for 10 days. Rev. H. Cordner of Marinette will have charge of the meetings.
Ahnapee: John M. Borgman’s pile driver is expected here this week to commence work on the harbor piers. Mr. Borgman, of Kewaunee, has the contract for putting in the connections between the piers and wing cribs.
Casco Junction: It is estimated that 100 were on the excursion train leaving for Green Bay last Monday. The excursionists did not reach the city in time to witness the street parade by Ringling Bros. circus, but they were in time for the afternoon show and returned home well pleased with the trip.
140 Years Ago: 1878
Countrywide: The use of poisons for crop protection against their common enemies, the fly and beetle, has become so frequent that farmers are apt to forget the properties of the article they are handling and the serious results following careless use. Large numbers of birds are dying from such use.
Kewaunee: Find Attorney at Law G.G. Sedgwick in his office in Carel’s Bank on the corner of Ellis and Milwaukee Streets. Attorney and U.S. Court Commissioner J.W. Coapman maintains his office opposite Brandes’ Brewery on Ellis Street.
Ahnapee: Gustav Jonas just returned from the South where he received instruction in taking photographs, tintypes, views and all kind of pictures. He is prepared to do his work in a satisfactory manner. His residence and rooms are near Detjen’s factory.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives