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Posted: Sussex Sun, November 12, 2008


100 years ago 1908

The pastor of Sussex Methodist Church was the Rev. C.W. Heywood.

William Howard Taft was elected President of the United States, replacing Teddy Roosevelt.

50 years ago 1958

Designs for Civil Defense bomb shelters were a hot topic as the Cold War intensified.

Sussex sold its hardball and softball fields to Sussex Main Street School for $8,000. The village arranged to rent the fields for two years, until the new fields in Village Park were ready.

25 years ago 1983

Quarterbacked by Jim Wapoose, the Hamilton High School football team closed out its season with a 24-21 win over Greendale to finish the season 7-3.

A first-year Hamilton teacher was scheduled to earn $28,950 a year under the new contract.

A wild turkey adopted Colgate as its home. Village residents fed and watched out for her.

10 years ago 1998

A Lisbon referendum to make the the town clerk position appointed rather than elected appeared to lose by one vote, 1,690-1,689. A recount reversed the results and passed the referendum by three votes, 1,688-1,685.

5 years ago 2003

Sussex initiated a survey to determine whether it had a gypsy moth infestation.

Former Hamilton High School varsity football coach Stan Grove began providing commentary on high school games for Time Warner Cable.

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