100 years ago — 1909
Newspaper headlines blared: “Beware of Bleached
Flour” because the U.S. Government declared flours
bleached with nitrogen peroxide a violation of the
“pure food laws.”
The Citizen’s Bank of Menomonee Falls installed
safety deposit boxes that can be rented for 75 cents
50 years ago — 1959
Frank Bolongia was the Sussex Main Street School
Sussex’s election contests included the posts of
assessor, justice of the peace and constable.
The Sussex village clerk was Milo Hardiman, the
village president was Roy Stier.
25 years ago — 1984
Alioto’s Italian & American restaurant on the
northwest corner of Waukesha Avenue and Lisbon Road
charged $3.49 for a 6-ounce charbroiled filet mignon
with spaghetti, bread and butter.
Gordy Boucher offered new cars from $5,225 and
Blazers for $8388, and financing at 9.9 percent
William Bathke petitioned to change Kneiske Drive
to Holly Lane because, he said, Kneiske is too hard
10 years ago — 1999
Lisbon Town Board candidate Ron Evert filed an
unofficial complaint with the Waukesha County
District Attorney, charging that the board was too
secretive and violated the state open meetings law.
Russ Ehlers was the Waukesha County Sheriff’s
Department lead deputy in Sussex.
5 years ago — 2004
A ful-time police officer earned $16.64 per hour,
or $34,611 per year, in the Town of Lisbon.
Part-time Lisbon police officers earned $15.42 per
The Hamilton High School basketball team won an
overtime game against archrival Menomonee Falls,
48-42, with substitute Jake Rasbornik scoring the
winning basket overtime.