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Posted: Living Sussex Sun, July 6, 2010

100 years ago - July 14, 1910

The Menomonee Falls Aurora Eastern Star had the Sussex Chapter at the MF Masonic Hall.

The Lannon friends of John Flanagan are urging him to allow his name in the primary election for County Clerk on the Democratic ticket.

Meanwhile Louis Schneider of Lannon is running on the Social Democratic slate for county sheriff.

50 years ago - July 14, 1960

The first Sussex Boy Scout to earn the rank of Eagle was awarded in June to Scouts Ronnie Fisher and Bob Lane. The awards ceremony was held in the new Sussex Village Park.

The Lannon Land 'O Lakes baseball team is 0-7 in league play.

25 years ago - July 14, 1985

Frank Gill proprietor of Gill's Hometown filling station in Sussex is sporting three palm trees at a gas station island.

Lake Five is hosting the Lake Five Country Music Jamboree with special, made-for-the-event boot beer mugs.

Sussex and Lisbon are discussing the possible hardship sewer connections.

10 years ago - July 14, 2000

At Maple Avenue School recently graduated fifth grader Ryan Haunfelder has not missed a day of school since kindergarten.

The Hamilton baseball team in one day defeated Brookfield East twice, 11-6, and 5-4 and then went on to defeat Marquette High 13-6.

There will be a recall election in Lannon for trustee Beverly Felten.

Five years ago - July 14, 2005

Gail "Pete" Peterson at age 83 is retiring from work at the Dawson Lannon Stone Products Co.

Kelly's Greenscapes suffered an estimated $20,000 in vandalism damage to their Waukesha Avenue business.

Gordon Rankin, 80, a lifetime Lisbon farmer is killed in a mule accident.

Former Sussex Sentry owner Nark DeWees is killed in a motorcycle accident.

100 years ago - July 21, 1910

Blair's Ice Cream from Menomonee Falls is being shipped daily by the Bug Line Railroad to villages out to North Lake.

Local Lisbon boys and girls are earning money as they work in sugar beet fields topping the beets and throwing them into wagons.

50 years ago - July 21, 1960

The Lannon Land O'Brooks team got 20 strike outs from Mike Gundrum giving him 37 strike outs in the last two games as they have fashioned a 2-0 start of the season.

Dewey Snart is running the Sussex playground summer season.

25 years ago - July 21, 1985

The Sussex Lions Club has elected Glenn Moody as their president for 1985-86. Past president is Harry Hinchcliffe.

The Budweiser, eight-horse hitch of Clydesdale horses was a feature in the parade and on the grounds of the Sussex Lions Daze.

For the second time in two weeks Maple Avenue School has been broken into by thieves.

Quad/Graphics has opened a new plant in Lomira with some workers from Sussex going there.

10 years ago - July 21, 2000

A buckeye tree was planed along the Memorial Trail in the Sussex Village Park for former Sussex resident Jennie Logan.

The Circus Train passed through Sussex on its way to Milwaukee's great circus parade.

Sussex Place had an armed robbery with "A large sum of money stolen."

The Cooperating Churches of Sussex staged a flea market at the Petro Pantry site.

Five years ago - July 21, 2005

A powerful drought is wiping out lawns and farm crops in Sussex-Lisbon.

The Sussex Lions Daze had a sheepshead tournament with $720 going to the winners.

Sussex residents Gary Schwengel and son, Steve, won Barger State Games discus throws gold medals. Gary in the 60 and over and Steve in the 30-39 age group.

100 years ago - July 28, 1910

Frank Berchems of Lannon was married to Miss Rose Goeller in the Falls this past month.

Sarah DeLaney of the Lannon area has died on June 23. She was a Champeny, born July 7, 1861. Her funeral and burial was at St. James.

50 years ago - July 28, 1960

Two cases of the dreaded Dutch Elm disease were reported in Menomonee Falls. This brings the total to 20 in Waukesha County. American Elm trees are the largest tree in Waukesha County and make up approximately one quarter of the trees in the county. It is expected that this disease will wipe out this type of tree.

25 years ago - July 28, 1985

The Sussex Curtis family had a visit from their former AFS student, Niels Johnson, who attended Hamilton High in 1972-73 and played football.

Greg Goetz is the leader of the highly successful Frantl Industries softball team. He is a former star state tournament baseball player for Hamilton.

10 years ago - July 28, 2000

Kurt Simons is the 62nd president of the Sussex Lions Club.

Rudy Dubnicka had the first area sweet corn ready for roadside purchase July 10.

Dennis Hohol is charged in a possible assault case. He is accused of molesting boys involved in flag football or hunting classes he coached.

Five years ago - July 28, 2005

The strike at Halquist Stone Company continues even though seven of the 21 strikers have returned to work.

A big rubber inflated rat is used by the union to call attention to their cause.

The drought has been broken as on July 20, 2.4 inches of rain fell.

Vandals have hit Monacelli Stone Company.



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