100 years ago - 1908
Menomonee Falls saloons, taverns and bars that sold spirits had to shut down on Sundays.
The special purchase for the month was horse whips. Norma1ly $1, they could be purchased for 75 cents.
50 years ago - 1958
Maude Kraetsch, a Lisbon farmer's wife, was the Sussex-Lisbon columnist for several newspapers: The Waukesha Freeman, the Hartland News and the Menomonee Falls News.
Mrs. Clarence Waller of Lannon and Sussex's Mrs. Ray Podolske were leaders of Lannon and Sussex summer playground activities.
25 years ago - 1983
A fire at Lannon's Schlafer Auto Body Inc. garage cost the owner $25,000.
The Sussex Library celebrated "Art Fling-83," showing art by schoolchildren.
The Piggly Wiggly Store in Lannon had an ad in the Sussex Sun promoting Stroh's beer 12-packs for $3.39.
Mark Ernewein, Pat Walczak and Greg Taubner all earned Braveland honors for the Hamilton High School basketball team coached by Rich Ludka.
10 years ago - 1998
Taste of Gourmet, an upscale coffeehouse, was set to open in the former Van Valin home next to Sussex Village Hall.
A hungry thief stole $163 worth of pizza from the Tombstone Pizza plant.
5 years ago - 2003
Sussex and Lisbon started studying ways to share equipment and services.
The Hamilton School District considered buying a $2 million plot of land from the 73-acre Fleissner farm on Silver Spring Road.