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
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
10 years ago — 1998
Jeff Gulan, 34, of Sussex was sentenced to five
months in jail for shooting his neighbor with a
Beavers dammed up the Sussex Creek north of
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