100 years ago — 1908
Lisbon and Sussex building contractors Weaver
& Evert specialized in barns and farm machinery
buildings, but also built homes and lake
50 years ago — 1958
Army PFC John Sennott, a Lake Five farmer,
went on a joint army-navy maneuver, Exercise
Rocky Shoals, in California.
Former Sussex boy George Lawler, a
substantial landowner in Lisbon, was elected
Waukesha County district attorney. He appointed
Lannon attorney William Reilly his assistant.
25 years ago — 1983
The Hamilton School District appraised the
old Sussex Main-Orchard School at $300,000 while
the Sussex assessor came up with a figure of
$250,000 as the two come closer to a sale of the
abandoned school to the village.
Lannon’s Gissal family harvested four deer
with a combined weight of 570 pounds and 21
10 years ago — 1998
Jacqueline Moscicke of Sussex played a key
role in the Milwaukee Ballet’s performance of
Hamilton High School hired Dave Degner to
coach the boy’s basketball team.
Highway J was renamed Highway 164 while the
old Highway 164 (Waukesha Avenue) became the new
The Sussex Lioness Club’s Christmas With
Santa breakfast attracted 240 people.
5 years ago — 2003
Lisbon reduced speed limits from 45 to 35 mph
on Woodside, North Lisbon and Plainview roads.
The Lisbon Fire Department put its surplus
1982 pumper up for sale, expecting to get
$35,000 to $50,000 for it.