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Posted: Sussex Sun, March 26, 2008

100 years ago - 1908

The severed upper half of a newborn baby was uncovered by a dog in a pig pen on a farm east of Lannon. Waukesha Coroner Hill's inquest showed that the infant had been born alive, but cut and killed by a sharp instrument. Later it was revealed that a 19-year-old girl had secretly given birth to the child. The lower half was never recovered.

50 years ago - 1958

The new Kolinski Lannon Concrete Co. opened its first plant on Main Street.

Ted Tetzlaff of Sussex started at center for the Braveland Championship basketball team that finished 12-7. Most of the team, including Tetzlaff, were high school juniors.

25 years ago - 1983

Don Holt asked the Village of Sussex for permission to move the huge old historic Will Edwards home from downtown Sussex to a lot on Silver Spring Road, across the street from Petro Pantry.

The Lisbon Fire Department put out a fire at the Kathleen Wamser home on Lynwood Drive that cost the owner $10,000.

10 years ago - 1998

Lisbon Assessor Donna Zimmermann resigned effective April 1.

Former Sussex Postmaster Bernice Harris was promoted to a management position in the Milwaukee post office.

Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputy Pete Chycinski of Lisbon was promoted to lieutenant.

Pat Bartlett was elected Sussex village president, the first woman to hold the post.

5 years ago - 2003

The Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society opened its museum in the former North Western Railroad depot.

A proposal for "grade separation" to bridge Highway 164 over the Union Pacific Railroad crossing was rejected.

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