From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Countywide: Democratic Acting Gov. Martin J. Schreiber will spend July 7 campaigning in area cities, towns and villages. Schreiber will be joined by his wife, Elaine, and their family members.
Kewaunee: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jerry Augustine hasn’t forgotten his roots here even after receiving a standing ovation for his pitching performance in the Brewers’ win over New York last week.
Algoma: The beautiful old cars displayed last week were a hit. It was said that comparing the differences in automobiles of 60 years ago and now was quite interesting, and all those from before 1912 had shiny brass radiators.
60 years ago: 1958
Algoma: Edwin Tahlman of Sturgeon Bay took over Fabry’s bar at the intersection of Fourth and Clark Streets. He also took over the hotel and dining room which were managed by Mrs. Jim Rabas.
Kewaunee: A tax levy of $156,800, up slightly more than $7,000 from last year, was voted in at the annual meeting of the Kewaunee Union High School District. The meeting was sparsely attended, with only about 35 electors.
Casco: The fewer than 30 electors turning out for the annual Casco Union High School District meeting voted for a $100,000 tax levy. Collapsible bleachers and the aging school buses were discussion items.
Ryan: About 200 guests helped Mr. and Mrs. Fred Obry celebrate their 40th anniversary at a dinner at Waverly Gardens. The couple was married June 19, 1918 at St. John’s in Rankin.
75 years ago: 1943
Algoma: Children worried that rationing will force cancellation of Fourth of July celebrations can relax. When Chairman Edgar Nell announced pony and car rides, he said that enough ice cream, soda, popsicles, popcorn and peanuts would be available. Each child will receive three tickets for refreshments only and two that will be good for rides or refreshments.
Countywide: Farmers are continuing their urgent call for volunteers to help with haying, harvesting, pea vining and other vital work. "Our food production must not be allowed to suffer."
Countywide: Pfc. Charles Schmitt, Jr. writes that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill honored his battalion with an inspection. Schmitt said Churchill was dressed pretty flashy, with a light suit, Panama hat, kid gloves and, as usual, a cigar. Anthony Eden, then Leader of the House of Commons and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, was also along. Chuck concluded there was “enough brass to start a new metal scrap drive.”
Countywide: Any rumors that the federal Office of Price Administration plans to reduce or eliminate cigarette brands are “absolutely baseless,” according to Price Administrator Prentiss Brown.
100 years ago: 1918
Bolt: A resident was attacked by a yearling bull and thrown in such a manner that his head was severely injured. By evening he showed signs of mental derangement and on Saturday took his own life. It is thought the war, sickness in the family and other troubles changed his temperament quickly after the injury.
Lincoln: Fred Massart purchased from Stika-Chapek Iron Works an ensilage cutter. The company is a young institution and has recently reached the production stage.
Slovan: Mr. and Mrs. Jos. W. Ouradnik and family of Franksville, accompanied by Mrs. Victor Berdeal, passed through here on Friday en route to Scarboro.
Brookside: Many people from here are taking in the Chautauqua (an adult culture and education assembly) at Algoma this week.
125 years ago: 1893
Countywide: While there has been no great amount of construction work recently, Kewaunee County road maintenance has shown splendid results. Construction without maintenance is practically worthless and the work done, supervised by Commissioner Moses Shaw, has turned dirt roads into veritable boulevards.
Casco: The annual meeting of the Casco Milling and Elevator Co. was postponed because of the inability of a number of stockholders to attend.
Ahnapee: There was no particular general or concerted Fourth of July celebration here but a good time was experienced by all. Flags, bunting, fireworks and dancing offered pleasure. Fortunately, there were no accidents but there were several narrow escapes.
140 years ago: 1878
Kewaunee: Messrs. Geo. Grimmer and J. Duvall have been making a trade where the former becomes possessed of the old company store at the foot of Ellis Street and the later secures Mr. G’s interest in the schooner Jos. Duvall.
Lincoln: Mr. Thomas Osborne of Ahnapee is painting the widows of the new church. Mr. O. is a first-class painter and does good work.
Kewaunee: Hon. J.M. Read, of the Kewaunee Enterprise, was elected one of the trustees of the State Editorial Society at its session in Madison last week.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives