100 years ago - 1908
The state passed a compulsory education law requiring town children 7 to 14 years old to go to school six months per year, and those in cities eight months. The new law also required children 14 to 16 years old to attend school unless they had permission not to attend from their parents, a judge or a factory inspector.
An annual subscription to the local weekly paper, the Menomonee Falls News, cost $1.50.
50 years ago - 1958
Pvt. Fred Bauer, son of Sussex Postmaster Art Bauer, left Lisbon to return to Fort Carson, Colo.
Ralph Spiegel of Boy Scout Troop 39 in Sussex attended a Scout camp in Long Lake.
Veal rib chops cost 50 cents a pound.
25 years ago - 1983
The first long-term Sussex village administrator, William Ross, who began his term in 1977, resigned to take on the post of administrator of Yankton, S.D.
Hamilton baseball coach Dick Bilda resigned with an 80-37 record and the state championship.
10 years ago - 1998
Jerome "Jerry" Gasper, a twin, died at age 46. He was an outstanding pitcher for his Hamilton team and played for some years on the Sussex Land O' Lakes team.
The safe-deposit box containing the Pauline Haass stamp and coin collections was opened. Experts said they were worth substantially less than originally appraised.
5 years ago - 2003
Former Hamilton honor student Jan David Fox of Sussex won a scholarship to Cambridge University in England.
Larry Erdmann, developer and owner of Centennial Oaks subdivision, died at age 88.
The Sussex Armory prepared for possible action in Iraq or Afghanistan.