100 years ago - 1909
David Hartkopf, 52, of Lannon was killed by an explosion of dynamite at the Howard quarry. Also injured in the blast was Lawrence Ackerman, 53. Hartkopf was believed to be thawing the dynamite with hot water, as was the custom then.
50 years ago - 1959
Louis Gissal was the civil defense director in Lannon.
The oldest person in Sussex, 94-year-old Frank Grogan, celebrated his birthday April 12. He was Sussex's first village president in 1924 and a charter member of the Sussex Fire Department.
25 years ago - 1984
Lannon postmaster Keith Gissal retired after 26 years.
Lisbon sought incorporation as a city.
Hamilton athletic director and longtime boys' basketball coach Randy Koller died suddenly at age 46.
Former Sussex Trustee Bob O' Laughlin was charged with theft for allegedly stealing $171,000.
10 years ago - 1999
Hamilton's Seth Kroenke pitched for Carroll College.
Residents living near the Waukesha Avenue Phillips 66 Quick Corners gas station complained about the the station's bright lights.
The Lisbon Presbyterian Church turned 152 years old.
5 years ago - 2004
The new Sussex Kohl's 170 employees staged a grand opening with village officials.
Sussex Recreation Director Tammy Rocker fought her forced resignation.
Lisbon's annual town meeting voted 32-0 to build a new firehouse.
Lisbon Town Chairman Gerald Schmitz started his 29th year on the Hamilton School Board.