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Index to Year 2008

Pages from the Past

Posted: Sussex Sun, December 31, 2008

100 years ago — 1908

Four men (and no women) were buried at St. James Catholic Cemetery in 1908: Thomas Claery, Joseph William, J. Lines and Sylvester Wildt.

In Lisbon, you could get custom-made woven rugs and carpets from Otho Noble.

50 years ago — 1958

Lt. Alvin “Bud” Halquist came home from a year and a half on a Pacific Ocean destroyer, joining his son Perry, who was also home from his senior year at Colgate University.

25 years ago — 1983

Sue Youngbauer married Michael Brazy.

N&A Auto Sales (Paul Cain) and the Village of Sussex agreed that he could put eight cars on display for instead of the 10 he wanted and the maximum of four allowed by village ordinances.

The Sussex Masonic Order installed John Nelson as its Worthy Master at its 109th annual installation.

10 years ago — 1998

Julie Brown (nee Klatt), a former Sussex Main Street School teacher, died at 87. A teacher-principal romance in the late 1930s led to Miss Klatt’s marriage to her principal, Winston Brown.

The ice skating rink at Armory Park got a lot of use during a cold spell.

5 years ago — 2003

Holiday lawn ornament thefts in Sussex continued.

Westly Mattila, a former Sussex firefighter, village trustee and a key builder in the Sussex Quad/Graphics plan expansion, died at 79.

Mae Wildt of Lannon turned 100-years-old Dec. 28.

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