100 years ago — 1908
Members of the 2-year-old Eastern Star Chapter 153 re-elected Ella Campbell to her third and final term as their Worthy Matron.
50 years ago — 1958
The Sussex Main Street School Board chose new officers for the coming year: William Gleisner, president; Henry Headly, clerk; Harvey Wegner, treasurer; and directors James Kraemer and Russell Howard.
Allen and Madeline Weeks drove to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to watch construction of the Mackinac suspension bridge.
Karen Kraft, Francis Manke, Marcia Duffy and Orville Cullen won their division in the croquet tournament at the Sussex Playground.
25 years ago — 1983
The Sussex, Lannon and Lake Five F&M banks celebrated the 75th anniversary of the banking system that started in Menomonee Falls.
The Sussex Recreation Department organized 25 youngsters for a bear hunt in Village Park. (Yes, they did find a bear.)
Chris Goepel took first place in the Lions Daze 5K fun run.
10 years ago — 1998
Lisbon resident Ron Evert sent a letter to Waukesha District Attorney Paul Bucher, protesting a possible open-meetings violation by the Town Board.
Retired Lisbonites William and Ruth Truttschel celebrated their 50th anniversary in their new home in Florida.
5 years ago — 2003
An 18-year-old 2002 Hamilton graduate, Allan Wachowiak, was killed by a freight train near Town Line Road and Highway 74 after he fell asleep on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
Dave Gettelman resigned from the Lisbon Town Board. He had been a supervisor since 1988, and had also served as Lisbon’s part-time police chief from 1983 to 1997.