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by Fred H. Keller

Posted: Living Sussex Sun, September 5, 2012

100 years ago -

Week of Sept. 5, 1912

Butter is 25 cents a pound, wheat 99 cents a bushel and corn 77 cents a bushel.

The Prohibitionist Party is planning a political campaign in Waukesha County this fall.

R.H. Gumz of Lannon has been awarded the contract to furnish crushed gravel on the first state road in Menomonee Falls.

50 years ago -

Week of Sept. 5, 1962

A summer library in Sussex for grade school children was run by Isabel Podolske; 598 books were checked out.

Wilbur Rank beat Philip Kuehn in the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor.

25 years ago -

Week of Sept. 5, 1987

The explosion on Aug. 9 at the Quality Block Co. on Highway J has been labeled arson by Lisbon Fire Chief Joe Farley. The Lisbon Fire Department with the Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice have been investigating.

It rained 15 of 31 days in August.

The 1987 clearance of new cars by Jack Safro shows Mitsubishis at $5,520, Monteros at $9,769 and Galants at $13,824.

10 years ago -

Week of Sept. 5, 2002

The Sussex Park Board and the Village Board are considering a proposal to bring a disc golf course to Village Park.

Carol Jean Zimmerman, 47, a 1973 Hamilton graduate and former Sussex resident, was murdered in Brookings, Ore., on July 29.

Dale Dawson of Lannon Stone Products has donated a defibrillator to the Lannon Police Department.

Five years ago -

Week of Sept. 5, 2007

The Pauline Haass Public Library is hoping to be open on Sundays in the future.

Waukesha State Bank will hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Highway 164.

Hamilton racked up 22 points in the first quarter of a its football game against Watertown as Chargers running back Kenny Zarske had 235 yards rushing.


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