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
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.