100 years ago — 1908
Waukesha held a huge Fourth of July parade focusing on the aging veterans of the Civil War.
In Menomonee Falls, a small cannon built in 1861 for the Civil War blew up, sending pieces flying over 500 feet. No one was hurt.
50 years ago — 1958
Audrey Jean Stier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stier, married Stuart Schlegel of California, where the couple will reside. Roy was the Sussex village president at the time and had been the village’s fire chief.
A local farm offered strawberries for 30 cents a quart if buyers picked the berries themselves.
25 years ago — 1983
Sussex decided to hire a part-time senior citizen program coordinator.
The Hamilton School Board decided to fill the vacant school district superintendent position from within the system. Ralph Lenz applied for the job.
10 years ago — 1998
Jason Burgett was convicted of the Lake Five bank robbery.
Nick Butina of Lannon, who had worked for Halquist Stone Co. for 27 years, died.
Steve Yonk of Lisbon had his front door damaged by a vandal’s firecracker.
Al Olmstead was named the Village Board’s guide to the Sussex Teen Center.
5 years ago — 2003
Louis Wnuk of Lisbon, 90, died. He had been the owner-operator of the Hillside quarry for 60 years.
A 30-inch gas line through Lisbon and Sussex was built to go around the last lime kiln left in the area, to avoid damaging the historic structure.