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by Fred H. Keller

Posted: Living Sussex Sun, 2013


August 21, 2013

1913 100 years ago

Robert Jones, a fancy poultry hobbyist in Lannon has died of acute bladder trouble that came on suddenly. He was a talented paving stone cutter.

Young Walter Haass suffered a severe hand accident as he caught his hand in a pulley while playing on the family farm where his father was unloading hay.

In Lannon, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McCarty welcomed a new baby girl.

1963 50 years

The Village trustees of Sussex are Carl Stolper, Paul Fleischmann, Gene Kersten, Roy Evert, Ray Semrow and Joe Weber. The president is John Karner.

The Sussex Methodist Church will hold its Sunday School picnic at the recently opened Menomonee Park (off Lannon Road and Town Line Road). The Lisbon Town Board has a discussion that essentially the town is giving up on eradicating Dutch Elm infected and or dead trees ... just too many, to big a job.

1988 25 years ago

Sussex Village population is now established at 4,483, a 7.8-percent increase over last year. Lisbon shows almost no growth (0.5 percent) is almost twice as big as Sussex, at 8,680 residents.

Matt Grove (Hamilton 1988) and salutatorian of his class was in a national AAU baseball league tournament and won the high honor of MVP as his Wisconsin team took the national championship.

2003 10 years ago

Martin Jannsen of Sussex is the new president of Area 3 of Boy Scouts of America, at a recent national meeting in Philadelphia. District 3 takes in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

Wee Welcome Inn had a ribbon cutting in front of the former Sussex VFW Club which they have taken over for their childcare center.

2008 5 years ago

Lisbon will host at their Community Park a historical re-enactment for the first time, hoping to make it an annual event.

John Meissner, who last attended Plain View School in Lisbon in 1952, is hosting an all-school reunion at Lisbon's Community Park. He now owns the historic 1869-70 built one-room school of cream brick that was abandoned and a nearby new school was built in 1952, which later closed in 1965.

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