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Posted: Sussex Sun, December 3, 2008

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 Templeton station.

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 others nearby.

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 University.

Capt. Dennis Klatt of Sussex served in Afghanistan.

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