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Posted: Living Sussex Sun, March 31, 2009

100 years ago - 1909

Patrick McCartan's Lake Five property, 13 lots with a saloon and hotel, was sold by the executor of his estate, James O'Keane, to McCartan's brother, Frank.

William Sennott, 56, of Lake Five died March 8.

Lannon hosted the Union Gospel Brigade singing group, consisting of nine members of the Ayers-Hilborn family.

50 years ago - 1959

Mr. and Mrs. George Grenwis of Sussex celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with 70 guests at the Maple Avenue home of son-in-law John Kuehn.

Butler objected to holding the proposed new union high school district meeting in Sussex Community Hall.

25 years ago - 1984

Carl Trapp tried to attach 320 acres just south of Village Park and Maple Avenue School to the Village of Sussex.

Quadriplegic David Granlund ran for re-election to a second two-year term on the Sussex Village Board.

10 years ago - 1999

Lisbon Supervisor Dan Meissner was upset that the town used Lisbon police squad cars to deliver village papers to Town Board supervisors.

Lisbon lost another police chief when Charles M. DiPiazza resigned the post after only seven months.

5 years ago - 2004

Lisbon Town Chairman Gerald Schmitz rejected Sussex's demand for a border agreement amendment to supply water to the Stoney Halquist Park subdivision area.

Kyle Gavin of Sussex made Eagle Scout.

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