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
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
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.