100 years ago - 1908
Charles L. Smith won a judgment of $2,250 in his lawsuit against the Bug Line Railroad for an accident May 17, 1906. A train had hit his buggy at Haylett Crossing in Menomonee Falls (Menomonee Avenue just east of Highway 74). Smith had asked for $5,800 and was disappointed by the lower amount.
50 years ago - 1958
A towering fire at a tallow factory in North Lake could be seen from Sussex.
During the recent Christmas season, farmers, including Lisbon's Carl Goetz, were out in their fields, plowing under corn stubble.
25 years ago - 1983
Don Holt and his daughter, Diane, considered moving the old Edwards/Egerer home in Sussex from Main Street east to Silver Spring Road.
A Templeton janitor, Wallace Lembke, 62, had been missing since Dec. 14.
A minor train wreck Dec. 30 on Sussex's Main Street blocked traffic for several hours.
10 years ago - 1998
Lisbon officials said Dave Gettelman would remain on duty as Lisbon police chief until the end of January.
Fortune Magazine named Quad/Graphics one of the 100 best corporations to work for in the United States.
The key to the Pauline Haass estate safe-deposit box, containing stamp and coin collections, was lost.
5 years ago - 2003
The Sussex Sun selected A.J. Morgan its Athlete of the Year for his state wrestling championship in the 160-pound class.
Joe Dundon was a star on the Hamilton High School boys basketball team.