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Posted: Sussex Sun,  November 26, 2008


100 years ago — 1908

John Kyriacopoulos of Mason City, Iowa, was found dead on the Wisconsin Central Railroad track a mile south of Templeton. Well dressed, he had $60 in his pocket, and part of his head was cut off, but a small yellow slip of paper with his name was found. An inquest was held. It was later determined that he had a wife and six children in Greece.

50 years ago — 1958

Sussex deer hunter David Johns got his deer between Sussex and Merton, and Walter Struck, also of Sussex, killed one on the Paul Heling farm on Highway J. Other successful Sussex area hunters were Clarence Goifler and Lloyd Piechowske.

Kurt Kneiske, president of Sussex’s Mammoth Spring Canning Co., was elected president of the Wisconsin Canners Association.

25 years ago — 1983

Eleanor Motz, a former teller at Sussex State Bank and its successor, Farmers and Merchants Bank, died at 82.

The Sussex-Lisbon Business and Professional Association issued a local historical calendar for 1984 costing $2.50.

10 years ago — 1998

Brett Cantillion was a two-way all-conference football all-star for Hamilton High School as an offensive guard and defensive linebacker. Other first-team all-conference players were John Plese at cornerback and Brett Eimermann at center. Eimermann also made the all-conference second team as a linebacker.

Horrific winds blew down the new Maple Avenue School’s concrete walls during construction.

5 years ago — 2003

A memorial tree was planted in Grogan Park by the family and friends of Terri “Mrs. B” Bernhardt. She was a former Sussex Park Board member and at one time served as its chairwoman.

Sussex Village Park fees went up substantially, riling some recreational groups and sports teams.

The Lisbon Police Department gave away gun locks.

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