100 years ago – 1908
Lisbon Telephone Co. President William D. McGill also owned the huge Highland Stock Farm on North Lisbon Road, specializing in Holstein-Friesian cattle and Oxford Down sheep.
50 years ago – 1958
The staff of Sussex Main Street School were Eugene Belongia, principal; Glyd Steinich, eighth grade; Isidro Villa, seventh grade; Bonnie Evert, sixth grade; Ethel Yopps, fifth grade; Marton Couiliard, fourth grade; Carol Cullen, third grade; Lila Kaderabek and Harriett Broman, second grade; and Lois Zinda first grade. Ray Wendt was the school custodian; his assistant was Truman Curtis.
25 years ago – 1983
The Sussex Library celebrated its third birthday. State Rep. Lolita Schneiders passed out certificates of appreciation.
The Sussex Nutrition Center celebrated its third birthday the same day – and at the same place. The library and the center were both in the old Orchard Drive school.
The Sussex-Lisbon Women’s Club celebrated its 10th anniversary, with President Anne Hutchinson presiding.
10 years ago – 1998
Hamilton’s Garrett Tetzlaff gained 234 yards rushing as the Chargers football team demolished Waukesha North, 34-7.
Dave Pattan, 38, of Sussex was killed by a flare-up of a brush pile when he threw gasoline onto it.
A butterfly prairie was planted in Lisbon Community Park.
Richard Pankratz of Lannon put up his booth at the annual St. Columba’s fall flea market at Highways Q and J for the 24th consecutive year.
5 years ago – 2003
Hamilton graduates Stephen Schmidt, class of 1996, and Julie Altmayer, class of 2000, married.
The Lisbon Town Board appointed Darrell Rupnow and Robert Williams to replace David Gettelman and Peter Chycinski, both of whom resigned