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Posted: Sussex Sun, December 24, 2008

100 years ago — 1908

Sussex jeweler Allen H. Small sold and repaired watches, clocks and jewelry.

The Sussex Brook Hotel was owned and operated by Paul E. Schroeder.

The manager of the Sussex Elevator was John R. Small.

50 years ago — 1958

Smoked ham cost 45 cents a pound.

A dance recital at the Sussex Community Hall was attended by 250 parents and spectators. The dance lessons were part of the 12-week Sussex Playground (Recreation) Committee program for boys and girls at Sussex Main Street School.

25 years ago — 1983

Kevin Kronber’s basket at the gun provided the Hamilton boys basketball team with a 47-45 win over archrival Menomonee Falls North.

The Sussex Fire Department took delivery of a new 1,000-gallon pumper fire truck at a cost of $123,000.

The Lisbon Town Board expressed eagerness about moving forward with a study of consolidation with Sussex

10 years ago — 1998

The Hamilton School District considered starting a 4-year-old kindergarten may at the Willow Spring Learning Center.

The Lisbon Presbyterian Church featured a drive-through living nativity diorama.

A memorial tree for Laurie Swartz, wife of Sussex Village Administrator Chris Swartz, was planted at the Sussex Village Civic Center. She had died suddenly at age 46.

5 years ago — 2003

Thieves targeted Christmas decorations in Sussex frontyards.

Margaret Joecks of Lannon died at age 91.

Volunteer Mike Reed did a major remodeling of the new Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society Museum, including a Kewpie Doll cove. (Kewpies were a major trademark of the Mammoth Spring Canning Co. in old Sussex.)

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