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Posted: Sussex Sun, February 5, 2008

100 years ago - 1908

Eighty acres in Brookfield was announced as having sold for $7,500.

The City of Waukesha voted 6-5 in favor of closing taverns and other places where spirits are offered on Sundays.

Prohibition was a very strong force in Lisbon.

50 years ago - 1958

Sussex Main Street School students were again treated to the annual Milwaukee Shrine Circus performance arranged by George Podolske.

The Sussex Teen Haven Club sponsored a dance with the Top Hat Orchestra.

Lannon Boy Scout Troop 62, sponsored by the Lannon VFW, had 20 members as it reorganized for the Scouting year to come.

25 years ago - 1983

Quad/Graphics suspended work on its new Sussex plant as a result of harassment by Pewaukee residents at its Duplainville plant.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department opened a substation in the former Orchard Drive School, which had been abandoned in 1978.

Drew's Variety Store in Sussex was bought out by Schultz Bros.

Sussex on the Main put up a new sign.

10 years ago - 1998

The Town of Lisbon failed to find anyone to fill the treasurer post vacated by Mary Lueck in December.

Amanda Schuldt was the longtime "Hamilton Highlights" correspondent for the Sussex Sun.

5 years ago - 2003

Marjorie Rankin and Kenneth Schlei, both lifelong local residents of Sussex-Lisbon, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 6.

The Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce donated $13,515 to help the Sussex Fire Department buy a thermal imaging camera.

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