the Past September 21, 2011
100 years ago - Sept. 21, 1911
In Richfield a tragic accident involving a train and a horse and buggy kills two adults and two children ages 7 and 11 months.
The Civil War monument for Waukesha County went up in the city and there was a great ceremony with many Civil War veterans attending. The 39-foot-high white granite monument is near the Waukesha County Public Library in Cutler Park. Sgt. Alfred Weaver of Lisbon attended. He was in the 28th Wis. Volunteer Infantry Regiment that fought down the Mississippi River.
50 years ago - Sept. 21, 1961
Civil defense classes are being offered.
Ralph and Milo Hardiman are running the Hardiman Conoco Oil Co. in Sussex.
Wagner's Inn of Lannon has again won the Menomonee Falls adult softball Monday night men's league championship. Starting in 1958, the team had an opening loss, then a championship year and two more after. They are on a 53 game-winning streak. The big hitters are Bill Gabraith, Eddie Evans and Rollie Kubbernus.
25 years ago - Sept. 21, 1986
The recent heavy rains caused Sussex Creek to overflow into the Sussex swimming quarry stripping an estimated 100 tons of beach sand into the quarry bottoms.
Sussex has a new postmaster, Bernice Harris.
The Village of Sussex has purchased three lots on the northwest corner of Maple and Main. It intends to tear down the 125-year-old former Richard Weaver cream brick home.
10 years ago - Sept. 21, 2001
The Sussex Fire Department is completing an $1,100,000 expansion of its facilities.
Despite a soggy day, tens of thousands attended the annual Halquist Dozer Day fundraiser. An estimated $50,000 to $60,000 was raised for the Hamilton Education Foundation according to Tom Halquist.
Mike Gest is the quarterback for the Hamilton football team.
Dan Wnuk with 22 RBIs led the Land O'Lakes this past season in that category while close behind him was teammate Scott Hagen with 20 RBIs.
Five years ago - Sept. 21, 2006
The Sussex Civic Center Park has been renamed Weyer Park for 26-year Sussex Park Board member and former board president Elsie Mae Weyer. She lived her entire life, of 79 years, on Main Street across from the park and the Pauline Haass Library.
Sussex Quiznos closed suddenly.
the Past September 28, 2011
100 years ago - Sept. 28, 1911
Menomonee Falls High School will not have a football team this year because of lack of interest.
The harvest of sugar beets is being held up by recent rains.
50 years ago - Sept. 28, 1961
A 12-lesson dance class is being offered at the Sussex Community Center for ages 5 and up. Cost is $4. Bernice Goowitzer is the instructor.
Construction on the new Menomonee Park north of Lannon has begun.
Elmer Schultz's grain silos on North Lannon Road have been razed.
25 years ago - Sept. 28, 1986
The Sussex VFW is adding a 24-by-24-foot addition to its clubhouse as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The No. 1 singles player in girls tennis for Hamilton is Cathy Krueger.
From July 1 to Sept. 26, 21.76 inches of rain fell. Average yearly rain is 30.50.
Wanaki Golf Course has been closed for a couple of weeks because of high water.
10 years ago - Sept. 28, 2001
Flags are flying half mast in recognition of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Gasoline is up to $3 per gallon.
The speed limit on Highway 164 from Sussex to Waukesha will be reduced to 45 mph.
Christ Our Savior Church held a ground breaking ceremony for a new addition to the church on Silver Spring Drive.
Five years ago - Sept. 28, 2006
Gasoline is down to $2.29 per gallon.
The Sussex water committee is authorizing a shallow well to drop the radium level to a U.S. approved level or lower.