100 years ago — 1908
Anyone in need of an animal doctor could call Dr.
G. Harland in Duplainville. He did veterinary
surgery, specializing in cattle problems.
People of Sussex who wanted heating coal could
get it from the Sussex Elevator on Maple Avenue or
Allen Lumber Co. at the Wisconsin Central Railroad’s
50 years ago — 1958
Daniel Gruelich, assisted by Don Curtis and Roger
Lawrence, set up a village basketball team for grade
school boys at Sussex Community Hall.
The pricetag on an American Motors Rambler
American was $1,835.
25 years ago — 1983
The Village of Sussex cut back summer swimming at
the quarry behind the canning company to three days
a week for the following year, saving $1,500 and
somewhat offsetting 1983’s $12,500 loss.
Sussex-stationed Deputy Sheriff Art Harvestine
earned a Sheriff’s Department commendation for his
community policing efforts.
10 years ago — 1998
The Sussex-Lisbon Business and Professional
Association elected Jerry Maske its president.
The Firewood Factory’s interest in operating in
an abandoned quarry on Town Line Road provoked
objections from homeowners along Good Hope Road and
Coldwater Creek subdivision was approved.
5 years ago — 2003
Lisbon passed its first pooper-scooper and leash
law to control dogs and their owners.
Former Hamilton football star Jeff Ebenhoch
played for bowl-bound 10-2 Northern Illinois
Capt. Dennis Klatt of Sussex served in