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Index to Year 2012

Pages from the Past

by Fred H. Keller

posted Living Sussex Sun, October, 2012

100 years ago - Week of Oct. 17, 1912

The hilltop Union/Nelson Cemetery on Townline Road and Schlei Road that served Colgate and northwestern Menomonee Falls only had two burials in 1912. The first was James Lounsbury, 75, who died July 28, 1912. The second was for German-born Fredrick Keebler who died Oct. 19, 1912.

Ed Flanagan of Lannon has discontinued his coal business in Templeton. He sold the business to a Templeton businessman.

50 years ago - Week of Oct. 17, 1962

Superintendent of Schools, George Watson will speak at the formal dedication of the new Hamilton High School. There will be an open house on Nov. 14. The school cost $2.1 million and opened in early September.

In a freshman football game, Hamilton lost 14-7. The scoring play was a pass from Denis Dahlke to Don Loertcher.

25 years ago - Week of Oct. 17, 1987

Hamilton homecoming king and queen are Chris Skarda and Anne Haseltine.

The fourth annual Chili Cook-Off will be at McLaughlin's Barn with Lolita Schneiders, Betty Mindemann and Mark DeWeese as sponsors. Proceeds benefit the Sussex Food Pantry.

10 years ago - Week of Oct. 17, 2002

The Hamilton boys soccer team won a shocker, 2-1, over perennially powerful Brookfield East in double overtime. Travis Bacon scored the winning goal.

A wind storm demolished some large trees in the greater Sussex area.

Isadore Piechowski's box elder at his Maple Avenue home was snapped at the stump.

The Hamilton Fine Arts Center was added to the high school through a $6.75 million referendum.

Five years ago - Week of Oct. 17, 2007

Army Spc. Tim Studee of Sussex has been wounded twice during his deployment in Iraq.

Ron Fricke, Lisbon supervisor, said he would support a Chairman Mike Reed recall.

The Willow Springs Learning Center has 12 sets of twins attending kindergarten classes.

100 years ago -

Week of Oct. 31, 1912

John Friess, a German pioneer in Washington County, has died at age 77. He came here at age 2. Friess Lake is named after him.

50 years ago - Week of Oct. 31, 1962

The Sussex Methodist Church will raise $40,000 for a new education addition to the church. Rev. H. Loren Lewis is the pastor and John P. Kraemer is heading up the fundraiser.

Al Lohmann's Steakhouse in Menomonee Falls is offering a Pike fish dinner for $1.50.

The Hamilton Oct. 31 Halloween lunch at the school cafeteria has open face ham sandwiches, orange Jell-O with carrots, cherries with pineapple and Halloween cupcakes.

25 years ago -

Week of Oct. 31, 1987

Lisbon is moving toward a park purchase. It was previously considered but voted down three years ago at a special meeting. It is a 120-acre farm off Lake Five Road.

Veteran Lisbon bow hunter Frank Drahos bagged a 10-point buck in Lisbon using a 60-pound pull bow the killing arrow traveled 35 yards. It dressed out at 150 pounds.

10 years ago -

Week of Oct. 31, 2002

Officials from Lisbon and Sussex explored ways that the two communities could share services.

Christ Our Savior Church on Silver Spring has completed its 90,000-square-foot addition for $1.6 million.

A chart showing levels of poverty has Sussex with 3.73 percent or 328 people while Lisbon has 2.57 percent or 241 people at the poverty level. The median household income in Sussex is $60,283 a year in 1999.

Five years ago -

Week of Oct. 31, 2007

A contract has been approved for the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department to serve Lisbon.

St. Alban's Episcopal Church has a new rector, Rev. Deborah Woolsley.

Lisbon's former cop, Sgt. Tom Alioto, is accused of misconduct in office.

The Dawson family has now mined 70 of the 350 acres of their Lannon Stone Products Quarry.


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