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Posted: Living Sussex Sun, February 17, 2009

100 years ago — 1909

Maxine Elliott of Lisbon came down with a serious case of diphtheria.

Lisbon pioneer Jerry Smith was also very ill, and his family gathered at his central Lisbon home for what could be a final visit.

Adelaide Weaver, the young daughter of Ed Weaver, caught the mumps.

50 years ago — 1959

Halibut steaks cost 39 cents a pound at the A&P. Sardines sold for 29 cents for three cans.

Sussex grade school children attended the Milwaukee Shrine Circus.

A Valentine’s dance for Lannon teenagers was sponsored by the Lannon VFW Butina-Zimdars Post.

Alaska became the 49th state this year.

25 years ago — 1984

Hamilton’s John Mueller took the 112-pound conference wrestling championship with a 22-0 performance.

Postage stamps cost 20 cents for first class mail.

Boy Scout Pack 95 collected tons of newspapers for a fundraiser.

The Sussex Teen Center met at the former Orchard Drive School, sharing the building with the Senior Citizen Nutritional meal site and the Sussex Library.

10 years ago — 1999

Dan Heckman was named coach of the Hamilton girls basketball team.

A border agreement pushed by Sussex Village President Pat Bartlett and Lisbon Chairman Gerry Schmitz moved forward.

Sussex scored a record-setting high of 67 degrees Feb 11.

5 years ago — 2004

The members of the Sussex Village Board were Roger Johnson, Vicki Braden, Greg Goetz, Fred Gallant, Al Olmstead and Ralph Benka and Village President Mike Knapp.

Four Sussex boys who vandalized a Sussex Village Park bench were sentenced to community service work at the park that summer and ordered to repair the bench.

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