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Posted: Sussex Sun, October 1, 2008

100 years ago - 1908

Lisbon farmers, John Watson, a Civil War veteran, and his son-in-law, Charles will of Hillside and North Lisbon roads raised Mammoth Bronze turkeys for breeding stock.

50 years ago - 1958

Lannon beat Menomonee Falls, 7-6, in a Land O' Lakes division playoff, to advance to the grand championship round. Veterans "Buck" Reimer and Stan Dubnicka provided the offensive fireworks.

Lisbon farmers Maude and Alvin Kraetsch marked their 50th year of marriage.

25 years ago - 1983

The Hamilton homecoming dance Oct. 1, drew 102 couples who crowned Craig Beringer and Terri Sheehan their king and queen.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance estimated it would charge Lisbon and Sussex $8,200 to study merging the two communities.

10 years ago - 1998

Former Hamilton star athlete Jerry Sydowicz, 35, died in a car accident.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Make-A-Wish promotion in Sussex Village Park raised $12,000.

Jon Cameron of Sussex earned his Eagle Scout rank.

5 years ago - 2003

A woman falsely claimed she was raped along the the Sussex section of the Bug Line Trail, a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department investigation discovered.

Waukesha County considered selling Wanaki Golf Park for development.

Editor's Note: No "Pages from the Past" column was published in the October 8, 2008 edition of the Sussex Sun.

Posted: Sussex Sun, October 14, 2008

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