100 years ago — 1908
Colgate Postmaster Frank Stirn also ran the Colgate General Store.
Blacksmith Donald Campbell was also the Sussex postmaster.
50 years ago — 1958
A blood drive at Sussex Grade School collected 144 pints of blood.
Margie Clarey and Robert Metzger married at St John’s Church in Lannon. More than 1,150 attended the reception at Sussex Community Hall.
25 years ago — 1983
Lisbon’s newly hired and first-ever police chief, Dave Gettelman, hired his first part-time police officer, Eugene Bautch, a Lisbon resident and Menomonee Falls officer.
The Village Shoe Shop serving the Sussex area was run by Orval and Marion Cullen.
10 years ago — 1998
One time Lisbon town chairman for 13 years, Don Hoft was treated for brain cancer at Elmbrook Hospital.
The Sussex Lions Club honored Ron Shively and Harry Hinchcliff with International Lions plaques.
Oak Ridge Pheasant Farm in Lisbon raised 163,000 pheasants, according to owner Jim Zindl.
5 years ago — 2003
Hamilton’s Nikki Flegner was named first-team all-state in girls fast-pitch softball.
Hamilton senior Joe Semrad won a national scholarship competition and spent his senior year studying in Germany.