100 years ago — 1908
Record-breaking attendance was expected for the City of Waukesha Fourth of July extravaganza. The celebration went on all day.
Bands played, comedy jugglers performed, and horse and motorcycle races were held at the fairgrounds. Civil War veterans were present, and $500 worth of fireworks was exploded at nightfall.
50 years ago — 1958
Sussex Land O’ Lakes pitcher Doug Tetzlaff threw a nine-inning no-hitter at Merton, only to lose the game 1-0 when he gave up one hit in the 10th.
Everyone using the Sussex swimming quarry behind the canning company needed a registration pin that cost 25 cents.
25 years ago — 1983
Hamilton Superintendent David Bassuener died suddenly at age 52 of a heart attack.
Isabelle Podolske, 61, died. She was a longtime Sussex Park and Recreation leader, a former president of the Sussex VFW auxiliary, and a near-lifetime resident of the community.
Ken Weston of Sussex received his Eagle Scout rank.
10 years ago — 1998
Carl Wegner received the Hamilton Distinguished Alumnus award.
Amanda Schuldt was Hamilton senior class president.
Mark Ehnert of Sussex invented the Spinball Wizard display case for basketballs and footballs.
Courtney Hart didn’t missed a day of school in the Hamilton School District for 13 years.
5 years ago — 2003
Harriet “Dotty” Kapp, 72, died. She served as the leading matron of the Sussex Eastern Star in 1973, 1985 and 1991.
Hamilton junior Kellyn Johnson was sixth at the WIAA state track meet in La Crosse.
Sussex hired Jeremy Smith as assistant administrator.