By Fred Keller, Sussex Village Historian
100 yrs ago - June 1, 2011
The annual Memorial Day
ceremony noted that the veterans of the Civil War are quickly dying off. A
Waukesha County Civil War monument has been ordered at a cost of $4,000 from
an Eastern firm. It is bare, white granite, and 39-feet tall. It will be
dedicated on Sept. 10 to remember the Battle of Chickamauga (south of
Chattanooga) where many Wisconsin and Waukesha soldiers fought and died.
50 yrs ago - June 1, 1961
Paul Cain is the manager of
the Sussex Land O'Lakes Baseball team that beat Lannon 10-4 with first
baseman Arne Lemke and pitcher Jerry Tetzlaff doing the damage to Shupe
DeCristafaro's Lannon LOL team. Lemke was 5 for 6 with 4 RBIs. One hit was a
two-run homer. Jimmie Jones scored four runs for Sussex. Tetzlaff scattered
13 hits to Lannon with Dick Gruetzmacher getting three.
yrs ago - June 1, 1986
The new Hamilton Athletic Booster
Club tickets/concession building was adorned with artwork by Wendy Fryda.
James F. Sensenbrenner will run for his ninth term for U. S. Representative.
The Sussex Fire Department torched the former Magnusson home in east Sussex
on Highway 74.
The Hamilton boys track team won the Braveland
10 yrs ago - June 1, 2002
The Sussex Village Board wants overpasses for the Canadian National Railroad
at the three grade crossings in the village.
Roger Johnson is
leading the drive to start a Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society.
The new Hamilton Band Director is Jon Waite.
girls track team won the area sectional track meet and will go to state.
Five yrs ago - June 1, 2006
Rita Hahn, who lives on
Bowling Green Street, had her large, front-lawn tree struck by lightening.
The bolt damaged underground gas lines.
A ground-breaking was
held for the Sussex North Shore Bank. Candy Walecki will be the branch
Today - June 1, 2011
Goetz: Let's talk border pact - Meeting may be first step in mediation over
dispute; cont'd p10.
Sun to offer bonus
coverage of Falls; cont'd p10.
photo - Cub
Scout Andy Sailor atop his father's (Andy) shoulders watching the
Sussex Memorial Day Parade; more photos on pp8-9.
Incorporation fight linked to library talks - Lisbon, Sussex to resume
p3. Banker named to Village Board -
Robert Zarzynski approved unanimously
Summer starts early with Old Falls Days
p5. Hamilton budget
comes into focus - Levy stays stable, state aid drops. budget shrinks
p6. Celebrations on tap for 30th birthday - Beer Capitol, leading employer,
New Walmart market nearly a
done deal - Development would redevelop former Pig (former site at Main St.
and Pilgrim Rd. in Meno Falls)
p7. Police liaison: Lisbon
speeders will be ticketed
p11. Review board likely split on
incorporation decision - Conference call now slated for June 15
p14. Retrospect - Lisbon's Alfred Weaver's role in the Civil War
p15. photo - Fred Keller giving tour to Roy Lembcke, Mike Gallus, Leon
Broman, Dan Steffan and Jim Van Valin, graduates of 1957 Main St. School 8th
Funeral Services - Owen Douglas
Bissing, 6 months, Sussex, died Thursday, May 26, 2011
Doris "Dodie" Howard, nee Riewe, 84, of Lisbon, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Debra L. LoMenzo, 54, of Sussex, died, Saturday, May 28, 2011.
p17. Menzia goal clinches third place - Hamilton kicker top Tosa East in
Relays dialed up for
state runs - Boys 4x200 will compete for title, record; cont'd p19. Boys
move to state.
photo - Aaron Beck playing
singles tennis game.
p18. Baton twirlers - Hamilton boast
three-title seeking relays at state.
Goecks advances to sectional - Hamilton golf team takes sixth at Washington
county regional, advances one individual; photo - Preston Leonard taking a
JV softball closes on high note
White's goal leads to tie.
p19. Lannon pulls surprise, wins
twice more - Stonemen move to 5-2 wins over Monches, Merton
Chargers girls split season's final games
Baseball team wins three of four (Sussex Hamilton)
Sussex drops a pair
Pages From the Past
June 8, 2011
100 yrs ago - June 8, 1911
Waukesha Beach amusement
park on the south shore of Pewaukee Lake is now open for the summer.
The case, US vs Standard Oil has been decided with the monopoly of Standard
Oil now broken up.
The shortest line to the Pacific Northwest
is now in place and it comes through Lisbon.
50 yrs ago -
June 8, 1961
The Sussex Fire Department held a ladies
night banquet with dancing at Sussex Community Hall. Ken Miller's orchestra
provided the music.
The Sussex Seventh Grade class took
a field trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Jones Island, the airport, and the
Cinerama*. The eight grade visited Madison and Devils Lake.
7th Grade class probably saw: SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Premiere: April 25, 1961
Duration: 24 weeks
Format: Cinerama (3-strip)
Hype: “SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD as seen through the greatest
wonder…CINERAMA!” Cinerama, the legendary motion picture process that kicked
off the widescreen revolution!
25 yrs ago - June 8,
With a 13-1 record, the Hamilton girls softball team
took its second straight Braveland Conference Championship.
passing truck snagged an overhead electrical line on Main Street shutting
down Olde Templeton Inn and cancelling the Friday fish fry.
The Sussex PDQ super market is advertising a quart of strawberries for $1.28
The Hamilton High School class of 1986 valedictorians were Julie Becker and
10 yrs ago - June 8, 2001
The $1,000,000 expansion of the Sussex Fire Department building is nearing
The number of Sussex residents over age 65 has grown 8.3 per
cent since 1990 to 713 residents. Residents age 85 and older jumped from 22
in 1990 to 80 in 2000.
James Barber, age 70, died on May 24.
He was a Sussex area builder for 31 years.
scholarships earned by Hamilton seniors amounted to $772,000.
Mindy's Antiques has opened in downtown Sussex. She has 41 years of
The Hamilton girls track team took second at
state with Jenny Prochazka winning both the shot put and discus.
Today - June 8, 2011
p1. Pig plan may change - Main
Street plan may still be approved; cont'd p3. Pig owners debate rebuilding
depends upon numbers - dispute over developable land now key issue; cont'd
p2. Board chairman has to render a decision by June 17.
photo - Kaylee Lor blowing bubbles waiting hot air balloon launch at Lannon
Elementary School; more photos and story on pp10-11.
Butler clerk parts for job in St. Francis - After five years, Timothy Rhode
p6. Parishioner hits artistic jackpot -
Artist's paintings discovered, set for display, and sale.
(Carol) Braeger banks blood for community for 50 years.
Monches peacocks looking for a new home.
p8. Bomb scare
prompts probe at Hamilton H. S.
Woman charged in Lisbon burglary.
p10-11. Books, bubbles,
brownies and a big balloon; School community celebrates reading milestone -
Making it to the million minute mark; w/photos.
Service - Gerald "Gerry" Mueller, 78, of Menomonee Falls, died Thursday, May
p14. photo - Sussex Daisy girl Scout Troop 4585,
community project to plant flowers.
p15. Retrospect - Main
Street closes in 1957 (Main Street widening)
p17. House of
speed - Hamilton wins two relay championships, takes second in another.
photo - Shannon Burke attempts to clear the bar in the pole vault.
p18. Injury clouds state meet showing - Cameron Clinton-Earl takes third in
hurdles event; w/photo.
Lannon falls in 10
p19. Win over Brookfield East caps brilliant season -
Hamilton soccer team goes out strong before falling to Homestead
JV/freshman teams in swing
baseball season 4-4
Pages From the Past June 15, 2011
100 yrs ago - June 15, 1911
In Lannon, A. Walters has
purchased a 2-year-old pacer gelding.
Lannon has a double
death in the Glietz family from malignant diphtheria.
Veterinarians who service Lisbon farmers are Dr. A. M. Haushalter of
Menomonee Falls and Dr. David Roberts of Waukesha.
jack can be purchased for $37.50
W. T. Camp is the president
of the Lannon Sunny Side Cemetery.
50 yrs ago - June 15,
Sussex lost first place and a Land O'Lakes baseball
game 19-14. The game lasted three hours and 22 minutes, nine home runs were
hit, the contest with Calhoun. Jim Jones, Ted Tetzlaff and Bones Clarey hit
homers for Sussex.
St. James catholic will graduate 29 from
The Sussex Home and School Club will
participate in the play, "Auntie Tillie Goes to Town" at Sussex Community
25 yrs ago - June 15, 1986
Postmaster since 1976, Russel Liebundgut is retiring at age 57.
Marchese's Danceland staged a 200-plus person square dance party.
There is a group of Lisbon residents who object to the building of the
Lighthouse Baptist Church on Howard Lane.
Connie Samanske of
Lisbon is a finalist in the Miss Wisconsin Co-ed Pageant.
Gansmer is the president of the Sussex Lions Club.
ago - June 15, 2001
The Wisconsin State Public Service
Commission has approved the 30-inch gas pipeline that will go through Lisbon
and Sussex following the right of way of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Karen Wnuk, wife and mother of some outstanding Lannon baseball players, had
died suddenly at age 59 on June 8.
Hamilton has toughened
penalties for extracurricular activities for participants caught smoking,
drinking or using drugs.
Andre's Restaurant at Sussex Plaza is advertising a $5.99
Icelandic cod Friday fish dinner.
Five yrs ago - June 15,
The Pauline Haass Public Library recently named Joe
Egle as the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
the very first Hamilton basketball coach and member of the Wisconsin
Basketball Hall of Fame, has died at age 96. He was a mathematics teacher at
Hamilton when it opened in 1962.
Today June 15, 2011
p1. Sussex spends $40.000 to block Lisbon incorporation - Village officials
not sure if legal fees will continue; cont'd p3. Riffle hasn't been paid for
District target of
complaint - Belling claims Falls violated open-meetings law; cont'd p3. DA
photo - 2011 HHS
grads Leah Schawberg and twin brother Max (list of all grads on page 7)
p2. Sounds of Sussex offers three free concerts and family fun; photo
Hearing slated for
p5. Man accused of stealing broken-down car
Woman sentenced for heroin.
p6. Sussex company's health put
to the test - Power Test employees take military fitness test.
p7. Sussex Hamilton High School class of 2011; see photos HHS scholars p8.;
High scores for HHS students in
Financial Literacy Challenge
raises money in St. Jude Marathon.
p11. photo HHS 2011 Junior
p12. Music for a time, a place - Hamilton grad
releases CD; photo - Jay Matthes.
p16. Retrospect - Memorial
service planned for Lisbon farmer (George McKerrow)
soccer enjoyed brilliant season - Chargers produce highest-ever finish in
conference among series of benchmarks, w/photo - Annamarie Zuzick
Chargers softball team made progress this spring - Young Hamilton team heads
into 2012 season with reason for optimism after 9-13 season; w/poto Sami
p19. Monches edges Sussex, 5-4, in LOL West; photo -
p20. Hamilton baseball squad getting closer to
breakthrough - Baseball team earns split
Goecke led HHS gold team, photo
Photo - Sussex United U10
Girls Academy team
p24. Merton-Lisbon snowplow pact pending -
Village officials prefer contract with town drivers.
Pages From the Past
June 22, 2011
100 yrs ago -
June 22, 1911
The popular family
Beach, on the south
shore of Pewaukee
Lake has frequent
10 yrs ago - June
Tom Konkol is
girls soccer after
Culver's in Sussex
held its grand
opening June 18-24.
Five yrs ago -
June 22, 2006
Lisbon is asking
inspect and improve
the intersection of
Town Line and Good
The Sussex Lioness
Nanette Modjeska as
The Weyer home on
Sussex Main Street
will be demolished.
A group of Lisbon
home owners is suing
Halquist Stone Co.
over ground water
Today June 22,
p1. Shared cop
cont'd p10. Savings
likely with a single
is likely - State
board denies Lisbon
efforts to become a
village; cont'd p5.
hopeful for new
photo - Honorary
Youth Chair Kaitlyn
Sweeney pours sand
into the "Hope" jar.
p2. State cuts and
Recalls expected to
cost thousands for
p3. Lisbon limits
big trucks on
Hillside - Public
p6. State board
recognized for many
years of service in
Horizons - HEF hits
$1 million funding
milestone with STARS
grants; w/ photos.
p11. New restaurant
in Seigo's building
( owner of Boneyard
Pub & Grill )
to host rodeo
from Elm Grove.
p12. photos - Relay
p15. Retrospect -
Taffy pull at Sussex
teen event 58 years
p16. Lions tap
for car show art -
receive awards at
p18. Tough sailing
in conference for
HHS ; w/ photos.
p19. A weighty
classes changes.; w/
Cards falter in
ninth against West
Bend in LOL West.
p20. tough week for
HHS JV team; w/
Pages From the Past
June 29, 2011
ago - 1911
types of chicken
Island Reds and
stock for White
Rocks from the
owned by Herman
S.D. was in
Lannon to take
to him by Thomas
In the recent
case of Lannon
minors; he was
50 years ago
Unit of the
has rented the
Hall to have
fryers for .29
cents a pound …
cut up cost .93
label Yucon soda
.10 cents for 24
plus deposit on
DeCaluwe Was a
resident of the
Town o Lisbon,
Church and a
She was buried
at the Lisbon
25 years ago
season at the
water filled old
quarry. The high
and low diving
boards and the
two rafts are
getting a lot of
the Sussex Sun
is a new Subaru
Lions Club is
48 by 160 foot
open air shelter
in the Village
10 years ago
Four men were
honored by the
Terry Marcou, Al
Marx and Gabe
Bob Jones is
Baseball Hall of
Fame and the
Hall of Fame.
was the MVP of
the annual Super
Park and Rec
met for ages
5 years ago
The YMCA is
for a proposed
just north of
Lions Club has a
The gap in
the Bug Line
Canning Co. will
be opened to the
Today - June
p1. Goetz wants new village
hall - Village President wants construction in
3-5 years; cont'd p9. Goetz pushes for movement
on village hall plans.
tap for Fourth celebrations
p2. Linton-Reed objects to
closed meeting - Says Lisbon closed meeting may
Lannon car show a no-go this summer; Cars on
Main may return next year.
p3. Main Street rebuilding
project begins; Design work to begin on 2015
p10. Mechanical bulls - Case
Triple Threat Rodeo tests operators' skills,
speed in Sussex, w/photos.
p11. Developers need all
right pieces; Builders, lender explain new
approaches to development.
p14. Retrospect - William H.
S. Edwards, Lisbon farmer, teacher & politician
p17. Drivers concerned by
waning interest; photo - Apel a Day, Steve Apel
of Sussex takes his car through a turn at
Slinger last year; cont'd p19. Crowd thinning.
forward, two steps back - ups and downs of
Hamilton varsity baseball team.
p18. photos - Lake Country
All-Area Team (baseball shows Jenny Shernell and
Sami Williams from Sussex Hamilton)
p19. Hamilton tops Hale on
Monday (5-3 in a Greater Metro Conference game)
Sussex U13 pitcher Alex Fischer and Cole