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Posted: Sussex Sun, December 17, 2008

100 years ago — 1908

The Star Laundry of Milwaukee hired a Sussex agent for the Buck & Gauthier General Store in downtown Sussex. Their motto was, “Everything back but the dirt.”

If you are looking for a physician, you can call Dr. R. W. Taylor in Pewaukee.

50 years ago — 1958

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau named a Lisbon-raised farm boy, 49-year-old Percy Hardiman, its new president. His two brothers, Ralph and Milo, ran the local Hardiman’s Oil Co. in Sussex and lived in the village themselves

Menomonee Falls High School took first place in the Braveland basketball league with an undefeated record. Four Sussex boys played for the team: Ted Tetzlaff, Bob and Jimmy Jones and Ken Kersten.

25 years ago — 1983

The Hamilton High School basketball team, coached by Rich Ludka, defeated Arrowhead 47-30.

Sussex farmer Ernie Pfeil and his wife, Ivah, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. His farm is now the Sussex Heights subdivision.

Gene LaRue, 53, died in a Lannon mobile home fire.

10 years ago — 1998

Jeff Gulan, 34, of Sussex was sentenced to five months in jail for shooting his neighbor with a pellet gun.

Beavers dammed up the Sussex Creek north of Locust Drive.

A new shadow display box at the Pauline Haass Library exhibited selected items from the safety deposit box Pauline Haass, the library’s namesake, including stamps, watches, postcards and letters.

5 years ago — 2003

Lisbon and Sussex looked into sharing services, but ruled out sharing police and fire services.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court declared Lannon the loser in a lawsuit over taxes the village brought against Wood-land Contractors.

The chief of the Lannon Police Department was Mark Flessert.

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