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Posted: Sussex Sun, January 28, 2009

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 a year.

50 years ago — 1959

Frank Bolongia was the Sussex Main Street School principal.

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 interest rates.

William Bathke petitioned to change Kneiske Drive to Holly Lane because, he said, Kneiske is too hard to spell.

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 hour.

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.

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