Pages from the Past
100 years ago - 1909
Lisbon's oldest resident, Patrick Carberry, 97, died on Nov. 21. Born in Ireland in 1812, he came to eastern Lisbon in 1843. St. James Catholic Church pastor Rev. Paul E. Schiedel officiated at the funeral Mass before Carberry was buried in the church cemetery off Town Line Road.
50 years ago - 1959
A member of the Sussex Village Board, Joe Ries, 50, has died. He operated the Pate filling station in Sussex. He passed away in his home on Silver Spring and Waukesha Avenue on Nov. 19.
The Union (Hamilton) High School site seems to favor a site on Town Line Road, north of Silver Spring Drive. The school expects 600 students in September 1962 when it opens for freshmen and sophomores only.
25 years ago - 1984
Bob Gurrath, "Mr. Sussex VFW," died at age 60.
Fred Meissner, 78, a lifetime Lisbon farmer died.
A record 200,000 deer were harvested in the recent Wisconsin deer hunt. The local Fleissner deer hunting group collected seven deer this year.
10 years ago - 1999
There are three incumbent Sussex trustees who will be up for re-election: Vicki Braden, Al Olmstead and Fred Gallant. Chuck Vojtas is expected to run against them in the coming April election.
Five years ago - 2004
Quad Graphics will build a 120-foot high automated storage building at its Sussex site. The big, square structure for storing 38,000 pallets of paper products will be off Main Street and near the Wisconsin Central railroad tracks.