100 years ago — 1908
Alex Harris, 66, died at his Lisbon home on Harris Hill on Hillside Road, where he had lived for 60 years. His wife, three sons and a daughter survived. The funeral was at Lisbon 16 Church (Presbyterian). He was buried in Lisbon Central Cemetery.
50 years ago — 1958
A November referendum was planned on the proposed Union (now Hamilton) School District. Carl Stolper of Sussex chaired the group studying the proposal.
A talent show and parade closed out the Sussex summer playground season.
25 years ago — 1983
Air Force 2nd Lt. Roxanne Goetz married 1st Lt. Thomas Ferson.
Alex Dittrich replaced Ralph Lenz as the Hamilton School District business manager when Lenz moved up to the district superintendent position.
St. Alban’s Church staged an art fair and historic guided tour of its cemetery.
10 years ago — 1998
A 1930s Neptune gas pump mailbox, which Ken Rappette, a local petroliana collector, had restored in Green Bay Packers colors and logos, was destroyed by a trucker at Rappette’s business site on Silver Spring Road.
The Rev. Marty Coons was named pastor of Lisbon Presbyterian Church.
Russell Howard donated an old Sussex postcard collection for what he hoped would become a Sussex community museum.
5 years ago — 2003
Peter Chycinski resigned from the Lisbon Town Board.
Ten Lisbon firefighters began training in emergency medical services.
Matt LeDonne played tackle for the Hamilton Chargers.
Lisbon and Sussex suffered a six-week drought.
Former Sussex IGA employee Ken Schlei died at age 75.
Editor's Note: No "Pages from the Past" column was published in the September 10, 2008 edition of the Sussex Sun.