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Posted: Sussex Sun, October 22, 2008


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 nutrition site.

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 outing.

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.

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