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Pages from the Past
by Fred H. Keller
Posted: Living Sussex Sun, March 3,
Pages From the Past March 3,
100 years ago - week of March 7, 1912
Lisbon farmers are signing up to raise acreage of sugar beets for the Menomonee
Falls Sugar Beet Co.
Milwaukee Sheriff Arnold, a friend of Nelson Greengo of Lisbon, was out to
Lisbon to visit him.
Henry P. Motz, of Colgate, is now in Jacksonville, Fla., looking to invest in
50 years ago - week of March 7, 1962
Walter Wegner has been hired as the new football coach for Hamilton which will
field a team this fall for the first time. In addition Horace Moran is the new
Hamilton basketball coach.
A case of American brand soda water in 24, 12-ounce bottles is $1 plus the
deposit for the case and bottles.
Students at Willow Springs were treated to a trip to the Shriners' Circus in
25 years ago - week of March 7, 1987
Barb Sonnenberg is the Hamilton Cheerleader adviser.
Stone Bank Inn is advertising a $4.95 fish fry.
The starting lineup for the 11-3 Hamilton second place boys basketball team has
Kevin Loken, Scott Hagen, Jon McKnight, Craig Kaminski and Todd Becker, all
The Pauline Haass farm land (about 60 acres on Lake Five Road) has been
appraised at $84,000.
10 years ago - week of March 7, 2002
A 30-inch gas pipeline through Lisbon and Sussex is moving ahead. It will follow
the Northwestern Railroad track right of way.
Sussex had 31 housing starts in January.
A. J. Morgan won the WIAA state championship wrestling for Hamilton at 160
Five years ago - week of March 7, 2007
Ron Evert and Michael Reed won in the Lisbon primary to be on the ballot for the
Lisbon town chairman race to replace Gerald Schmitz.
The last Saturday of February saw Olde Templeton Inn close.
Hamilton wrestler Max Pascale ended his career with a personal career record of
Pages From the Past March 14,
100 years ago -
Week of March 14, 1912
Lisbon farmers harvested a fine supply of ice for their farm ice houses using
ice from the Bark Lake in Washington County.
Operations at several Lannon quarries are going full blast since late February.
Katherine and Margaret Cawley of Lannon had a sleigh load of high school
classmates from Menomonee Falls come to their home.
50 years ago -
Week of March 14, 1962
Sussex-Lisbon residents are gearing up for a sports night in the Falls that will
have the Green Bay Packers featured including: Gary Knafelc, Fred Thurston, Lew
Carpenter, Tom Bettis, Bob Skoronski and Bart Starr.
Nickolas Quartaro is the justice of the peace in Lannon.
Carl D. Stopler has been named the new production manager of the three Mammoth
Spring Canning companies in Sussex, Oakfield and Eden.
25 years ago -
Week of March 14, 1987
Sussex, Lisbon and Lannon have had a rash of grass fires because of the
unusually warm and dry weather.
The Sussex Lions Club replaced the front steps of Rudy and Mary Kerstein's home
after they were damaged by a car accident.
10 years ago -
Week of March 14, 2002
Rev. John A. Schmitz, a Lannon farm boy, has been a Catholic priest for 50
years. He was born in a farm house at the intersection of Lannon and Mill roads
on June 9, 1927. He attended Willow Springs grade school and Lannon's two-year
high school graduating in 1943.
Wendy Landry is a write-in candidate for Dave Gettelman's Lisbon supervisor
seat. She is running because of a dispute over Lisbon policing.
Five years ago -
Week of March 14, 2007
Lisbon Town Chairman candidates discussed at a candidate forum that citizens
should consider studying the feasibility of dissolving the town government.
Incumbent Sussex Village President Mike Knapp is facing challenger Tony
The fire fighter of the year for the Sussex Fire Department is Capt. Tom