Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc.

Search this site and our local communities. Wisconsin History Search Only

You may now join, or renew your SLAHS membership using your PayPal account, credit, or debit card.

Please use the following link to make a secure on-line payment.

About Us
Search this site
Monetary Donations

Artifact Donations

Buy A Brick Donation

Fundraiser Letter

Notable Links
Index to Wisconsin Brewery and Related Articles


Index to Year 2011

Pages from the Past

Posted: Living Sussex Sun, July 6, 2011

100 yrs ago - 1911

In a sad Lannon tale, Louis Schneider has been granted a divorce from his wife on proof of desertion.

Many people from Lisbon and Sussex went to a Menomonee Falls July 4th affair in 1861, just as the civil War was getting started. The big event was the booming of the very first cannon made in Wisconsin at the Milwaukee Old Eagle Foundry. Meanwhile, Lannon put together an all star team of players from Lannon and Menomonee Falls for a game against Milwaukee all stars for July 4 entertainment.

50 yrs ago - 1961

The 1911 built Sussex Farmers & Merchants Bank on Main Orchard has had an interior remodeling. Officers of the bank are Esther Bast, manager; Joseph Derivan , assistant, and newly hired teller, Mildred Radenbach.

The Rev. R.C. Mooney is the pastor of Sussex St. Alban's Episcopal Church.

Bacon cost 45 cents a pound.

Sussex playground programs have begun along with swimming lessons at the Mammoth Spring Canning Co. water filled quarry.

25 yrs ago - 1986

Harry and Clara Zimmerman, former area farms (Town Line Rd., near Hamilton) are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. After 47 yrs of farming, they sold out in 1973.

Tom McGinnity, Richmond School Administrator, is leaving.

A man's body, with a gunshot , was discovered in a hayfield of Plainview Rd., east of Highway J (today Highway 164).

Charlie "da barber" Roginske, 94, will be the Lions' Daze Parade Marshall.

10 yrs ago - 2001

Gypsy moths are invading Thousand Oaks in Lisbon.

Lannon approves Whispering Ridge on the former Joeck's farm on Highway 74, east of Town Line Rd.

Killarney's is now six months old at the corner of Waukesha Avenue and Main Street. Irish food is the common item in the bar/dining room.

Kurt Wolfendale is into his fifth year running the Wolfendales Restaurant in west-mid Sussex.

The Lannon Lions honored two of their longtime leaders, Mark Sprague and Mike Grim.

5 yrs ago - 2006

Two dead birds confirm that West Nile Disease is present in Waukesha County (including a crow from near the City of Pewaukee).

The recently promoted Lisbon house and property keeping regulations is drawing fire from Lisbonites.

Jim Gasper is in his seventh year as manager of the Sussex Land O'Lakes. He has been with them for 33 years.

Today July 6, 2011

p1. Butler appoints new Administrator - Jesse Thyes

    Lisbon incorporation battle to continue

    photo - Ethan Nolan wears a big hat for the Sussex 4th of July Kiddie Parade.

p2. Lisbon, Sussex leaders build relationship

p3. Legislator, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner clashes with constituent, Ralph Brosowky

    Local police back new concealed carry bill

5. Darling's Senate seat fight begins on July 12.

    Primary election first to use new voter ID rules.

    photo - Charles Andrychowicz, of Sussex appointed district deputy for the Knights of Columbus.

p6. Man killed in cycle crash

p7. Goetz suggests multicommunity police services.

p8. photos Sussex Cruise Night

p10. Wenger: Group will appeal state's decision

    photo - Jack Henry Haushalter in Sussex Kiddie parade.

p12. photos of Sussex 4th of July Parade.

p14 Retrospect - William H.S. Edwards, Lisbon farmer, teacher & politician, w/photo - family portrait.

p18. Hamilton struggles in GMC play

    photo - Sussex Hamilton baseball coach Mike Schramek congratulates Tyler Kozlowski.

p19. HHS JV team goes 1-2 in GMC

    photos -Sussex Hawks U9 and U13

    Cardinals one-up Pewaukee in LOL

p24. Gas gripes - Fighting the rollercoaster of gas prices

Pages from the Past July 13, 2011

100 yrs ago - 1911

Menomonee Falls will have the Village Hall bell rung after July 12, as part of the new Menomonee evening curfew ordinance for children roaming the community.

A local ad for "soda water" lists these flavors: Ginseng, lemon sour, root beer, cherry, orange phosphate, ginger ale, texatone and cream soda.

The Lake Five Resort had a gun shooting contest on its grounds.

50 yrs ago - 1961

Already 145 have signed up for youth swimming lessons at the Sussex Quarry at the Canning Co., a lot more than expected.

Three 29-ounce cans of sliced Del Monte peaches in heavy syrup cost $1.

William Zlimer who served 31 years as chairman of the Town of Lisbon died July 10. He served from 1924-55. In 1954 he was elected Waukesha County Board Chairman.

25 yrs ago - 1986

Lisbon Fire Department officer Doug Brahm had someone enter him in the Lisbon-Sussex sesquicentennial cookie contest with store bought Oreo cookies. He won the "Booby prize".

Bing cherries are 99 cents a pound at the Sussex PDQ store. Bacon is $1.49 a pound.

The Carousel fast food custard near Richmond School is offering "buckets of chicken."

Matt Larson received the $50 first place money for the sesquicentennial beer barrel throwing competition.

10 yrs ago - 2001

Strikers at the Sussex Corporate Center Huffy plant claim that Huffy is using alien workers.

Sussex Village Park will be the site of the annual Land O'Lakes all-star game.

Gerald Schaut, a Hamilton School District employee from 1988-98, and most notably, principal at Maple Avenue School has died from leukemia in his retirement state of Arizona. He was 64.

5 yrs ago - 2006

After two months of suspension and a $2,050 investigation, Police Chief Terry Martorano is back at work.

There is a seven hour gas line fire on Highway 164 and the Union Pacific Railroad crossing.

The new Sussex Dental office had a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Lannon, the 2005 Western Division champs, were beaten in Land O'Lakes baseball by Sussex, 5-2.

Today July 13, 2011

p1. Library agreement pending; cont'd p10. New funding formula possible for Sussex, Lisbon.

    Sussex continues incorporation battle; cont'd p11. Legal documents filed in incorporation case.

p2. EMTs honored at CMH annual event

    photo - Dorothy Ries received Jeanette Frank Continuous Service Award; 61 years at VFW 6377 Auxiliary in Sussex.

p3. Hamilton students experience Badger Boys State w/photo Dan Herriges and Dan Baker.

p7. Police patrols increased in Lake Country - Sussex home invasions prompt more cops and warnings to residents

    Hired help accused of theft - Milwaukee man allegedly stole $25,000 in items.

p8. Summer school event photos

p9. Opportunities abound at Hamilton's summer school - Students battle summer regression by keeping minds sharp.

p14. Retrospect - Wisconsin's Governor's connection to Lisbon during the Civil War

p15. Death Notice - Mae J. Hasselgrave, nee Kataisto, d. July 5, 2011, wife of the late Loren.

p17. West one better in showcase - Local players have hand in All-Star Game victory.

    Accolades aplenty for HHS's Jobke, plus photo.

p18. Chargers clobber Waukesha West

p20. Hamilton JV teams shines in GMC win - Team hands Falls first loss of season.

Pages from the Past July 20, 2011

100 years ago - 1911

The Lannon Brass Band furnished the music at a recent local picnic and then went to Menomonee Falls for the St. Paul's Church picnic.

Andrew Weisner has rented the McCarty Tavern in Lannon (Whiskey Corners).

Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Pollard of Lannon, with son Seth spent about a week with relatives in Oshkosh and then later at St. Charles. Ill.

There is a competition for stone cutters as several local curbstone cutters have left for Red Granite to make granite paving stones.

50 years ago - 1961

Downtown Sussex saw the recent family reunion of the Burt Harris family. Historical note: the hill from Plainview Road down to Howard Lane on Hillside Road is known as "Harris Hill" after Burt's forefathers.

Six yards of screen top soil cost $13.50 delivered.

Sussex farmer Otto Paul Abel attended a two day meeting at the Renk Seed Company sales conference in Portage, Wis. Renk is introducing six new hybrid corn varieties this year for bigger farm yields and resistance to disease.

25 years ago - 1986

Two new Sussex Village Park playground toys were installed, the astronaut space explorer and a stage coach. Cost: $2,000.

Lannon has been tested by the DNR and a substantial number of wells (24 percent) are contaminated.

Finally all hurdles have been crossed and the Lighthouse Baptist Church will go up on Howard Lane in Lisbon.

Kay Gansemer is the president of the Sussex Lioness Club.

10 years ago - 2001

Pitchers for the Hamilton boy's baseball team are, among others, Jay Wanner and Mike Gest.

Gasoline went up .08 cents this week to $1.51.9.

Groundbreaking has occurred for the new Sussex Senior Center.

The Lannon baseball field has a Waukesha County Historical Society marker dedicated at Joeck's Field, as Lannon is declared the baseball capitol of Waukesha County.

The annual Lions Daze Festival had a Hamilton freshman, Kellyn Johnson, wins the women's side of the 5k run.

5 years ago - 2006

Russ Lang has been named to the Sussex Baseball Hall of Fame. He joins his brother, Keith.

The Sussex Lisbon Pauline Haas Library building celebrated its 10th year in its new building.

The estimated Lisbon population for 2005 is 9,733 - up from 9,359 in 2000. Estimated Sussex population for 2005 is 9,815, up from 8,828 in 2000.

Today July 20, 2011

p1. Quarry blast damages private wells, again - Homeowners failed to connect to deeper wells; cont'd p7. - Halquist blast muddies the water in Lisbon

    Sussex may support new library plan; cont'd p7. - Sussex, Lisbon talk library funding

    photo - Sussex volunteer firefighter, Andy Heisler and son, Tyler at Lion Daze.

p2. Sussex will continue to fight Lisbon incorporation - planning appeal in circuit court.

    Funeral Services - Bernice E. Greenwald, nee Kummer, 89, of Meno Falls, d. Friday, July 8, 2011

p3. New food pantry nearly complete - Facility offers refrigeration, space to serve 500.

p6. Sussex man gets jail time over skirt comment.

    Man in park faces criminal charges - Sussex man approached several young boys

    Midnight cop in Lisbon? - Hiring third-shift patrol may be delayed.

p8. photos - Sussex Lions Daze.

p11. Retrospect - Wisconsin's Governor's connection to Lisbon during the Civil War, part 2

p13. Lannon wins at Menomonee Falls w/photos - Nick Erd and Doug DeKoning

p14. HHS closes out season on high note - Howard wins GMC coaching honor

    Cardinals in second - Land O'Lakes team takes two more victories

    Chargers JV team finishes 7-18

p15. Super Tuesday: it could have worked

p20. Area residents hit the beach as weather heats up - Warnings, beach goers may be numerous

Pages from the Past July 27, 2011

100 yrs ago - 1911

In Lannon, E. P. Davis is elected the clerk of Lannon Elementary School.

Let it be noted that the first cannon shot by a Wisconsin manufactured cannon (the Old Eagle Foundry Co. of Milwaukee) as the Civil War was starting was fired at a July 4, 1861 patriotic picnic in Menomonee Falls by Lannon resident Eli Keeler, who was 16 at the time.

50 yrs ago - 1961

Earth was broken July 23 for the new Hamilton High School building.

R. H. Realty, Inc., is offering 1,600 square foot homes in the Lisbon-Menomonee Falls area with lot for $22,900; includes a two-car attached garage, two-way fireplace, lannon stone, painted and varnished.

Area lots of 3/4 acre are going for $1,900; acre lots for $2,600 to $3,000.

25 yrs ago - 1986

Mike Bub, only two years at the helm, has handed his resignation at the coach of the Hamilton boys basketball team.

The Sussex Lioness and Lions Clubs have a husband-wife set of presidents, Raymond and Gus Gansemer. Both were on the Lions float in the annual parade for Lions Daze.

Special guests at Lions Daze were the Busch beer eight Clydesdale horse hitch.

Tombstone Pizza in Sussex Industrial Park has been sold to Kraft Cheese.

10 yrs ago - 2001

Hamilton student, 15-yr old Joshua Bailey, was found dead on the downtown Sussex section of the Bug Line Trail. Police investigators established that he died of "huffing".

A former Lisbon snowmobile safety teacher and the Sussex Lions Club youth flag football director has been arrested for child enticement.

Merton is endeavoring to annex 70 acres from the Town of Lisbon.

Sussex Recreation has a Monday night tennis league.

5 yrs ago - 1986

The average selling price of Lisbon home is $305, 938, while in Sussex, the average is $293,336.

Sussex's Business Enterprise is 28 year old with Paul Handlos and Paul Schmidt in leadership rolls.

Lizzi Stout of Lisbon is named "Fairest of the Fair."

Waukesha County is notified that it can expect the Emerald Ash Borer to decimate thousands of ash trees locally.

Today July 27, 2011

p1. Gallant resigns from Village Board - Business, travel led to resignation, says Gallant; cont'd p19 - Village Board member says goodbye.

    Lisbon 9-11 memorial needs volunteers; cont'd p20 - Help needed to finish memorial by Sept 11 w/photo.

    photo - park build at Spring Green Park on Clover Drive in Sussex. More photos p8.

p2. Village claims MLG money to finish development - Letter of credit will go toward street project w/photo of Coldwater Creek property.

p3. Target hosts Falls National Night Out

    photo - Luke Balsiger, 5, of Lannon watches model train at Waukesha County Fair.

p9. Retrospect - Lisbon Plan School PTA at 1920s County Fair

p10. Funeral Services - Daniel F. Tetzlaff, 79, of Sussex, died, Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

p12. Kirchner's team to take on the world - Sussex boys volleyball players working with Team USA w/ photos.

p13. Season complete for HHS nine - Chargers place five players on All-Conference team, photo.

    Sussex sweeps in LOL weekend.

p20. Local women join Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.


Home / About Us  / Membership / Search this site

Copyright Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc., , 2002 - 2016, Except as noted: All documents placed on the website remain the property of the contributors, who retain publication rights in accordance with US Copyright Laws and Regulations. In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, these documents may be used by anyone for their personal research. They may be used by non-commercial entities, when written permission is obtained from the contributor, so long as all notices and submitter information are included. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit. Any other use, including copying files to other sites, requires permission from the contributors PRIOR to uploading to the other sites. The submitter has given permission to the website to store the file(s) for free access. Such permission may be revoked upon written notice to the website webmaster. Website's design, hosting, and maintenance are donated by Website Editor & Webmaster: Michael R. Reilly (Mike)