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Posted: Living Sussex Sun, March 17, 2009

100 years ago - 1909

The critically ill Jeremiah Smith was one of the organizers of the Lisbon Farmers Fire Insurance Co. He had also served as the secretary of the Sussex Ashlars' Lodge for 10 years and as Waukesha County Coroner for six years.

50 years ago - 1959

Following its Friday night fish fries, the Lake Five Resort run by Ash and Lucille Weigan offered live music by Pete and Mary Rademacher on Saturday nights.

Three dozen oranges cost $1 at National Tea.

25 years ago - 1984

Lisbon Town Supervisor Bart Gaffney suggested that the Lisbon Fire Department charge for its house calls. Supervisor Gus Sandroni opposed the proposal.

The Hamilton boys team won its ninth regional basketball championship in 12 years.

10 years ago - 1999

William Harland, 92, died March 4. He was a member of the Sussex Ashlars' Lodge for more than 71 years.

Dan Degner started his first year as coach of the Hamilton Boys Basketball team.

Hamilton basketball player Brandon Anders was the Greater Metro Conference high scorer.

5 years ago - 2004

Redeemer United Church of Christ lost its church to a night-time fire.

The Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce named Sheri Pellechia its new executive director.

Sussex Lumber announced it will close upon the retirement of its 74-year-old owner, Charles Zimmermann.

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