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Posted: Living Sussex Sun, March 1, 2011

Pages from the Past March 23, 2011

100 years ago - March 23, 1911

The coroner's jury of Waukesha came to Menomonee Falls to convene over the recent death of William Busse in North Lake. Busse was walking east to Templeton and a train hit him from behind as he did not heed the train whistle.

The testimony of the engineer was Busse must have heard the whistle but ignored it.

Herman Harmon of Lannon died on his Good Hope Road farm. He was considered the oldest man in Lannon.

50 years ago - March 23, 1961

The Lannon Nike site will close this summer. The site is manned by C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 59th Artillery.

Lannon Village President Frances Clucas is retiring. Trustees Richard Torstenson and Elmer Weyer are running in the April election to replace him.

Norma Schlie and Mary Treloar were elected president and vice president respectively of the Sussex VFW Auxiliary.

25 years ago - March 23, 1986

A stolen car crashed into the basement of Willow Spring School.

Hamilton 1979 graduate Terry Youngbauer has been named assistant coach at Drake University and 1984 graduate Cary Vance is the manager of the Marquette University boys basketball team.

Lisbon residents Jo Mason and Joe Marchese are running for Waukesha County Board of Supervisors.

10 years ago - March 23, 2001

Sussex community leader and lifetime village resident Ray Semrow died at age 89.

Five years ago - March 23, 2006

Ruth Lembke's 75-acre farm will not go to the Town of Lisbon as the owner was dissatisfied with how her friend Pauline Haass' will to the town was handled. Lembke's will, drawn up 10 years ago, was changed just a month before her March 3 death.

Pages from the Past March 30, 2011

100 years ago - March 30, 1911

Waukesha County Deputy Sheriff Jack Sullivan was in Lannon to serve papers on a Stone City father for charges of assaulting his own son.

A special train of inspectors from Chicago passed through Lannon, Lisbon and North Lake to inspect the Bug Line tracks.

Lannon grade school has 140 students while St. John's Lutheran has 70.

In other Lannon news, Paul Froeming is building an ice house so he can serve Lannon-area ice boxes with crystal clear ice.

50 years ago - March 30, 1961

In the upcoming election in Sussex, John C. Karner is contesting Roy Stier for village president. Running for three trustee seats are Ed Kraft, Orville Cullen, Roy Evert. In Lisbon Art Manke is opposing incumbent Town Chairman Paul Pichler.

Ham costs 39 cents per pound.

25 years ago - March 30, 1986

Shelly Prosek shatters the Hamilton girls shot put record with a 38-foot, 8 -inch effort at the Racine indoor meet. The former record was held by Peggy Schieffer set in 1983.

Four are running for three trustee positions on the Lannon Village Board: Debra Schultz, Ward Kunz, Don Weiland and Fred "Fritz" Miller.

10 years ago - March 30, 2001

The initial readings of the 2000 U.S. Census show Sussex with a population of 8,828; Lannon has 1,009.

Jodi Wesneski is named Sussex Fire Department Firefighter of Year.

The Sussex Lions have donated $7,000 to the construction of facilities at Armory Park.

The Village of Sussex is contemplating beginning a comprehensive recreation program.

Five years ago - March 30, 2006

Dennis Plotecher and Ron Fricke are vying for a Lisbon town board seat.

The Lila Busse Graser Chapter 159 Order of the Eastern Star is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Gladys Moran, 103, a former teacher at Hamilton High School died.


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