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
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.