100 years ago — 1908
Pewaukee’s McCormick Harvesting farm machinery
dealer, J.R. Williams, sold hand-cranked cream
separators. He advertised that “A child can run it.”
50 years ago — 1958
Sussex planned to build a sewer plant and install
sewer pipes and to make sewer hookups mandatory
throughout the village. Roy Evert was acting
chairman of the project.
A 2-pound package of sliced bacon cost 99 cents.
25 years ago — 1983
The Lannon Fire Department welcomed its first
female members – Shirley Ravnik, Gloria Chvosta, Sue
Martin, Janis Scheiber and Kathy Turck – as
emergency medical technicians.
Virginia Wiegand was director of the Sussex
Fred Steger of Lisbon bagged a 175-pound buck in
his first bow-and-arrow deer hunting season.
10 years ago — 1998
Jim Dawson of Lannon Stone Products presented a
check for more than $7,000 to the Lisbon Fire
Department from money raised by the company’s golf
Tom McLaughlin estimated that the local soybean
crop was producing 40 to 50 bushels per acre.
5 years ago — 2003
Lisbon was studying making the Lisbon fire chief
a full-time member of the Lisbon Fire Department at
an annual salary of $55,000.
Lisbon wanted the library budget cut $8,000.
Hamilton’s Kellyn Johnson beat the second-place
finisher by 20 seconds in the Greater Metro
Conference girls cross country race.