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.
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
The Lisbon Town Board expressed eagerness about
moving forward with a study of consolidation with
10 years ago — 1998
The Hamilton School District considered starting
a 4-year-old kindergarten may at the Willow Spring
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
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