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Index to Year 2011

Pages from the Past

By Fred Keller, Sussex Village Historian

Posted: Living Sussex Sun, September 6, 2011

Pages From the Past September 7, 2011
Posted: Sept. 6, 2011

100 years ago - 1911
Last month 13 young girls were camping at Lake Five and a wind-rain storm came up. The girls tried for hours to tent pegs (holding them down) to save the then from being blown away, but finally lost the battle to the elements. They did find a nearby cottage that they took refuge in and counted their wounds. Is 13 unlucky?

50 years ago - 1961
Lannon was the 14-4 champs of the Eastern Division of Land 'O Lakes baseball. The have three Dubnicka brothers and two Reimer brothers on the team.

The Lannon Nike site has been inactivated and the last of 110 officers and men stationed at the complex have been reassigned elsewhere in the greater Milwaukee area air defense system. It originated in 1956 using land on Lannon Road and Menomonee Avenue. It is anticipated that these land masses will be sold or find new uses.

25 years ago - 1986
Sussex has adopted an ordinance to set up a Fire commission Board.

The Sussex Park Board has located a site for the burial of the Sussex Lisbon Sesquicentennial time capsule. It is near the Weaver Drive and Main Street entrance. It will be large in size as a burial vault donated by Schmidt Funeral Parlor is being used. The opening is set for the year 2036.

10 years ago - 2001
Sandy Mack has purchased the three unit complex adjacent to the Piggly Wiggly store. The complex is the former Zion Evangelical Church, the parsonage and the former North Western Railroad Department. Mack has been a long time tenant in the former church basement with her Sussex Country Printing.

5 years ago - 2006
Republicans in Waukesha will pick a new County District Attorney as incumbent Paul Bucher is not running. The two viable candidates are Dennis Krueger and Brad Schimel.

A new 22 acre industrial park is going up on Lisbon and Duplainville Road

Sussex baseball leader Bob Jones died at the age of 64 while playing golf.


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