From the Kewaunee County news archives
40 years ago: 1978
Countywide: Rep. Bill Steiger is the keynote speaker for the Kewaunee County Republican Party Fall Fundraiser to be held Aug. 27 at Kubsch’s Ballroom, three miles south of Kewaunee.
Kewaunee: For Rent: Attractive, three-bedroom, fully carpeted home with gas heat. $195 per month.
Luxemburg: The Bank of Luxemburg softball team is one of 11 rounding out the honor field in the finals of the Tournament of Champions series in Sturgeon Bay.
60 years ago: 1958
Cedar Corners: Red Mura’s Bar offers boneless perch and French fried shrimp on Friday nights, chicken on Saturday nights and boiled shrimp at all times.
Alaska: Reinhold Groth lost a bull and nine heifers when his huge, 11-year-old barn was struck by lightning and destroyed by fire. The Kewaunee Fire Department worked all night to save other buildings.
Kewaunee: Wisconsin Public Service is considering the city as the site of a multi-million dollar electric generating plant; however, nothing is definite and other locations are being considered. The utility purchased the 400-acre Duvall farm property only because it is available now. If the plant is located here, coal will come by water.
75 years ago: 1943
Rosiere: While at the International Baby Chick Convention, Mrs. E.C. Rubens of Rubens’ Poultry Farm and Hatchery appeared on the “Dinner Bell Program" on WLS-AM radio in Chicago. Mrs. Rubens has been active in the organization and is a member of the Ladies’ Hatchery Auxiliary of Wisconsin.
Euren: Mr. and Mrs. William Dequaine disclaim the good that concrete does in silos. Lightning left their silo so jittery that it cannot be repaired and will be razed. While the lightning created a big hole that went down to the shed, shocks generated large cracks around the silo four feet from the top.
Clyde: Bohumil Jerabek and crew started threshing on Isadore Coppersmith’s farm, and Frank Jerabek is giving his farm buildings a coat of paint.
100 years ago: 1918
Algoma: Ernest Haucke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haucke of this city, made the sacrifice on the battlefield of France on July 20. He was the second from the city to volunteer for World War I and the first to die in it.
Rio Creek: Henry Marquardt just finished putting a new coat of paint on William LeCloux’s saloon and hotel. A.A. Gaulke is also having his building treated to new paint.
Casco: A very large crowd was in attendance at the Threshermen’s meeting here Sunday afternoon. Conservation in saving grain during the threshing season was the principal subject discussed
125 years ago: 1893
Countywide: Many farmers report the hay crop is turning out much better than anticipated. The hay is not tall but stands thick. The clover crop is especially good, with favorable prospects on a good second crop.
West Kewaunee: Dr. Louis Karnopp and Miss Edith Moore were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Moore. The service was performed by the Rev. O.P. Christian of Kewaunee.
140 years ago: 1878
Ahnapee: Mr. William Cooper tells us since the tri-weekly mail was organized between Ahnapee and Sturgeon Bay, his business as a stage driver and mail carrier has so increased that he can carry both ways and sometimes has 10 or a dozen passengers. He attends strictly to business.
Countywide: Lake Shore Temple will hold an open house at the Kewaunee courthouse. Ahnapee, Two Rivers and Sturgeon Bay temples and the St. Patrick Society have been invited. Speaker will be the former Grand Lecturer for the Illinois Sons of Temperance.
Kewaunee: Judge Stransky has recently imported 25 sparrows from Bohemia at an expense of $10 apiece. These birds are valuable on account of their usefulness in picking up insects. The value to gardens infected with worms cannot be estimated.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: From the Kewaunee County news archives