100 years ago — 1908
The pastor of Sussex Zion Church was the Rev. Grauer.
Worthy Master of Sussex Ashlar Lodge 193 was Frank Harris.
50 years ago — 1958
A new Hercules guided missile was on display at local stores to show the public what the Lannon Nike Base had in store for Russia if World War III were to start.
Civil defense was a big priority that year, with many people building and stocking bomb shelters.
25 years ago — 1983
Lillian Butler celebrated her 90th birthday.
The Sussex Land O’ Puddles baseball team, sporting a 19-1 record, represented Sussex and the State of Wisconsin at the American Amateur Baseball Congress Regional at Wichita, Kan., Aug. 11-14.
10 years ago — 1998
The Lannon Stonemen’s Scott Hagen threw a no-hitter against Genesee, winning the LOL game, 13-0. He allowed just one runner to get on base.
Sussex added nearly a mile of pedestrian sidewalks, including one to Pick ’n Save and another to Armory Park.
A dog, S. Wilde, won the annual Lions Daze raffle.
5 years ago — 2003
Problems hit wells next to Halquist quarry in south-central Lisbon.
Sussex Village Park opened a disc golf course.
A Lannon gift shop was forced to remove lawn decorations that violated the village’s zoning codes.
A dead crow in Sussex tested positive for the West Nile virus.
The state expanded the intersection at Main Street and Highway 164 to accommodate the new Kohl’s store, then under construction.