100 years ago - 1909
John Harmon died of heart failure April 14. He had been suffering from "la grippe" for a few days, which damaged his already chronically weak heart. He was born Jan. 3, 1862, in Lannon and married Grace Van Skiver on Jan. 17, 1897. They had two sons, Glenn and John Perry. (A co-founder of the Sussex Old Engine Show, Glenn served for a while as Lannon village president.)
50 years ago - 1959
World War II veteran and four-year Village Trustee Frank Lucas, 41, ran for Lannon village president.
Lannon Civil Defense Director Keith Gissal attended a civil defense meeting in Waukesha.
Charles Delany ran again for re-election as Lannon village clerk, a position he had already held for 29 years.
25 years ago - 1984
A 16-hp mower cost $2,795 at Schroeder Implement.
Hard-working vandals built a seven-level pyramid of 28 park tables in Menomonee Park.
Suspected of legal chicanery, Bob O'Laughlin sold his home and resigned from the Sussex Village Board.
10 years ago - 1999
Outgoing Lisbon Police Chief Charles Dipiaza issued disciplinary charges against full-time Lisbon police officer Shawn Friedbacher.
After less than a year in the former Dr. Van Valin home on Sussex's Main Street, Taste of Gourmet closed.
Bob Hyland returned to the Hamilton School Board after serving a few terms several years earlier.
5 years ago - 2004
Sussex Sentry might close, according to then-owner Ted Madjecki.
Sussex Main Srreet mail carrier Jim Green retired after 31 years with the post office.
Mark Spranger removed politically-charged signage from the front of his Lannon business on Main Street.
Nicole Wagner of Sussex was one of six finalists for the 2004 Wisconsin Alice in Dairyland title.