100 years ago - 1908
A new telephone line was strung from Lannon to Sussex.
It was declared unlawful to discharge rifles or handguns at the City of Waukesha Fourth of July celebration.
50 years ago - 1958
Red Cross life-saving swim classes were held at the Sussex Quarry behind the canning company.
The old Town of Menomonee shrank as Lannon, Butler and Menomonee Falls annexed some of its land.
25 years ago - 1983
Hamilton High School's male Athlete of the Year was Tom Mladucky. Barb Helinski took home the female award.
Karen Klisch was named president of the Hamilton Athletic Booster Club.
Lisbon Town Constable Dave Gettelman, 39, was promoted to chief of the Lisbon Police Department. His pay was $8.75 per hour.
10 years ago - 1998
Kenneth Kolafa became the Sussex postmaster.
Hamilton's Kristy Naef jumped 16 feet 8 inches to qualify for the WIAA state track meet.
A sugar maple tree was planted in Sussex Village Park near the Memorial Trail in memory of Stephanie Bohdalk.
The Teamsters went on strike at the Vulcan quarry.
Pat Vento was elected Sussex Lioness Club president.
5 years ago - 2003
Sussex firefighter Robert Vandenlangenberg, 31, died after an accident on I-94.
Mark Ernewein, a 1983 Hamilton High School graduate, was deployed to Iraq as a major in the U.S. Air Force, flying a Warthog. (His brother, Air Force Major Ken Hamilton, class of '84, was stationed in Japan.)