100 years ago 1908
The Templeton postmaster was Owen C. Smith, who ran the former James Templeton General Store on Main Street a half-block east of Waukesha Avenue.
William Edwards was elected Lisbon town chairman.
50 years ago 1958
Sussex voters passed a referendum to combine the clerk and treasurer positions and make the new post appointed instead of elected.
The Sussex School sold its school bus and contracted with a private company to provide student busing service.
25 years ago 1983
A surprise 80th birthday bash was held for Carl Goetz. Two hundred people attended, including his daughters, Toni, Cookie and Carol, and his son, Charlie. Goetz had immigrated here from Germany in 1923.
New Chevrolet cars cost from $6,286 for a two-door model to $7,950 for a four-door version.
10 years ago 1998
Color Ink celebrated 15 years in business in Sussex. Jim Meissner was its chief executive officer.
The Circus Train was set to go through Sussex at 11:27 a.m. July 28 on the Wisconsin Central.
The new Woodside golf course was established in Lisbon with Michael Toebes as its owner-developer.
5 years ago 2003
Sussex and Lisbon asked for major upgrades at Wisconsin Central railroad crossings at Highway K, Main Street and Good Hope Road.
Sussex drafted an ordinance to address soft-sided backyard swimming pools.