100 years ago — 1908
James T. Weaver of southern Lisbon raised fine
show chickens. His specialty was Silver-Laced
Wyandottes. He sold breeding stock year-round and
fertilized eggs for hatching in season.
50 years ago — 1958
Harry C. Hartkopf, who had a farm on Highway 164
in Lisbon, died at age 75.
Two 1-pound loaves of bread cost 29 cents at
local grocery stores.
Vernon Thompson, the Republican Party candidate
for governor of Wisconsin, ran against Gaylord
Nelson, a Democrat.
The Lisbon Telephone Co., serving Lisbon and
Sussex, asked for a rate increase.
25 years ago — 1983
Lisbon chicken farmer William Hill died at 94.
During the 1950s, he ran the largest poultry
operation in Lisbon.
A new restaurant, Findlay’s-on-Main, opened in
the old Kaderabek home in Sussex.
Former Hamilton High School student Joe Hecht was
charged with murder in Madison.
Quad/Graphics began its Sussex operation with 48
workers, but expected rapid growth requiring
10 years ago — 1998
Michael Van De Casteele made Eagle Scout.
The Coldwater Creek Subdivision was proposed for
the old Wierl farm site on Woodside Road.
Donna Ropiak retired from the Sussex post office
after 24 years.
5 years ago — 2003
One hundred residents attended a meeting to
protest problems they thought to have been caused by
quarry blasting, and to demand action.
Sussex and Lisbon passed the Pauline Haass
Library budget, without cutting $8,000, as Lisbon
had proposed .
The Department of Transportation scheduled two
public meetings about its Highway 74 project, which
would require Olde Templeton Inn’s demolition.