Glimpses of the Past: Dec. 20

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100 years ago - 1912

? The river was frozen over the first time Dec. 8.

? The total amount of the tax roll was $51,263.

? George Bergstrom was seriously ill in Milwaukee with typhoid fever.

95 years ago - 1917

? The War Work Association of De Pere was organized with C.G. Scott as president; C.G. Wilcox, chairman, Liberty Loan committee; J.A. Kuypers, chairman, war savings certificates; Dr. J.P. Lenfestey, chairman, Red Cross; R.R. Risdon, chairman, YMCA; L.L. Tessier, chairman, Knights of Columbus; and O.M. Kiley, secretary-treasurer.

? Herbert Schumerth and Francis Thomas, Battery B, 121st HFAC, at Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, received the highest marksmanship in the battery, both scoring 67 out of a possible 75 points.

? Lt. L.A. Wells, with the troops at Waco, was appointed captain.

? The Journal was sent free to all De Pere boys in the Army or Navy who sent in for this paper.

? Deaths - Caster Dollar, town of De Pere; George W. Kittel, Shirley; Mrs. Martin Blood, formerly of De Pere, at Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. John Taylor, formerly of De Pere, at Spencer; Mrs. F. Hendricks.

90 years ago - 1922

? Miss Mary Johnson, 43, fell on an icy walk while going to church, resulting in her death.

? A three-day jubilee of the Holy Name Society was held at St. Boniface church.

? Francis Gevers re-enlisted in the Navy as first class yeoman.

? Members of the east- and west-side school boards, Mayor Kidney and city attorney Smith held a conference with the state superintendent of schools, John Callahan, on the proposed school consolidation.

? Deaths - William Rooney; David Zimdars; John Hermes; B. Welhouse of Freedom.

85 years ago - 1927

? A successful two-day farmer's institute was held in De Pere.

? Deaths - Margaret Ann Rathe, 11; Mrs. Albert Achten; Timothy Murphy; John Mennen; Henry Heimerl; Andrew Manders; Mrs. Jacob Leick.

? Marriage - Lt. R.E. Nelson and Isabel Wilcox.

80 years ago - 1932

? Christmas parties were held by the Catholic Woman's Club, the Royal Neighbors, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Woman's Relief Corps, the R.E.A., the C.O.F. Juveniles and the St. Boniface court of the C.O.F.

? The Good Sports were looking for donations to their Christmas basket fund.

? Deaths - August Adriansen; Mrs. John Collen; Mrs. William Campbell, Hollandtown; Hans K. Eliason, Ashwaubenon; Gus Slater, Kaukauna; George Stowe, Lawrence.

75 years ago - 1937

? The education committee of the State Medical Society announced in a bulletin that hand-shaking spreads colds and other communicable diseases.

? Arnie Herber departed for Honolulu with the Green Bay Packers.

? Deaths - Mrs. Henry E. Mauer; Miss Emma Kroll; Mose Dashner; Mrs. Mary Jorgensen, Denmark.

70 years ago - 1942

? Rural essay winners were Beverly Leurquin, Wayne Peterson, Bernard Nies and Lucille Rentmeester.

? Deaths - Frank Veltus; Frank Van Stralen, Kaukauna; Richard Powers, Askeaton.

? Marriages - Henry Vanden Heuvel and Eloise Smet; Malcolm Peterson and Barbara Rounds; Robert Laurent and Eunice Bain.

65 years ago - 1947

? D.M. Burke was named pastor of St. Willebrord church.

? Deaths - Mrs. Sylvester Welhouse and infant daughter; Mrs. Sophia Rood, Glenmore.

? Marriage - Dr. Earl K. Willems and Rita Baeten.

60 years ago - 1952

? Twenty-five grade-school boys from the area, composing the "Junior Packers," were to leave Christmas Eve for Florida to play in the Santa Claus Bowl.

? De Pereans donated 168 pints of blood during a six-hour bloodmobile visit.

? Deaths - E.A. Lee, president of Lee Brothers store; Miss Bridget Finnegan, formerly of Wrightstown, at Sturgeon Bay.

? Marriages - Leon Ott and Myrtle Huntingdon; Robert Daul and June Braun.

55 years ago - 1957

? Miss Ida Williams, veteran De Pere High School teacher, and Herb Wenberg, scout leader, were presented the Roses for the Living award by De Pere Rotary Club.

? Deaths - Albert Cornelissen; Mrs. Louis Morisette; Hubert J. Smits; Mrs. Lena Smith.

50 years ago - 1962

? The bishop's charities game netted $42,300 for Green Bay diocesan charities.

? The City Council sold the west-side parking lot for $6,000 as a site for the new West De Pere post office.

? Deaths - Mrs. Mary Thyssen; Raymond Counihan; John Heiting; Mrs. Anna Spierings; Norris Rasmussen, Wrightstown.

45 years ago - 1967

? Bishop Stanislaus Bona, 79, who served the Green Bay diocese for 22 years, died after a long illness.

? De Pere banks were paying 5 percent interest on certificates of deposit maturing in six months or longer.

? Deaths - Urban H. Vande Walle; Mrs. Frank Mikle; Mrs. Sara Scofield; Herman Olm, former Wrightstown cheesemaker, at Brillion; Richard H. Miller; Thomas J. Hanaway, Askeaton; the Rev. Joseph N. Diny, a native of Greenleaf, at Green Bay; Antone C. Thyssen.

? Marriages - Bill Robinson and Janice Moak; Thomas T. Micolichek and Judith Ann Birling; Brent Paschke and Sheila Buechel, at Wrightstown.

40 years ago - 1972

? The City Council approved a $644,519 budget, cutting the tax rate drastically because of federal revenue-sharing funds.

? Another snowstorm hit the area, bringing to 11 inches the amount of snow on the ground. High winds forced the closing of schools.

? Deaths - Michael Lemke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Lemke, Morrison; Mrs. Robena Martindale; Mrs. Emma Cavil Waterbrook, at Walla Walla, Wash.; Albert J. Vande Hei; Mrs. William Campbell.

? Marriage - Myron Kiley and Peggy Edinger.

35 years ago - 1977

? Two St. Norbert College students were ordered to make restitution of $280 for a 20-foot evergreen tree they cut down in front of Abbot Pennings High School. The pair took the tree to their dorm and were setting it up when police apprehended them after following their footprints in the snow.

? The De Pere City Council approved a conditional-use permit for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. property at 126 S. Michigan St. to permit construction of an addition to the factory.

? Nicolet Paper Company celebrated its 50th anniversary in De Pere with an open house for employees and their families.

? Seven and a half inches of snow fell, causing a complete stoppage of all activities. Even snow plows got stuck in the drifting and blowing snow.

? November building permits totaled $980,845 and included permits for 21 housing starts.

? A public hearing on the decriminalization of marijuana was held in De Pere. Three state assemblymen - Toby Roth, William Rogers and Ervin Conradt - conducted the hearing.

? Deaths - Harold Wuyts; Joseph J. Jansen; Andrew Huxford, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Huxford; Mrs. Bernard Felser; Darlene Cornelius, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cornelius; Merton Krueger, formerly of Morrison, at Green Bay; Miss Dora Hjorth; John P. Manders Sr.; Harvey F. Klug, Morrison.

? Marriages - Richard Squires and Leah Silbernagel; Richard Bruecker, Greenleaf, and Sandra Halbach.

30 years ago - 1982

? Local financial institutions were fighting an attempt by the federal government to withhold taxes on savings interest.

? Deaths - Wilfred J. Clark, formerly of Greenleaf; Fred G. Otto, Morrison; M.E. (Tod) Davis Jr.; Joseph Van Gruensven; Mrs. William Schlegel; Harvey Fisher, Wrightstown; Coral Wiley Halpine, formerly of Wrightstown, at Helena, Mont.

? Marriages - Stephen Janssen and Angela Lowe, at Crosbyton, Texas; Daniel Schmidt and Robin Schwab.

25 years ago - 1987

? A blizzard, considered the worst in the past 30 years, dumped 10 inches of snow on the area Dec. 15, forcing the closing of school and businesses.

? The sixth-grade Girl Scouts troop from Notre Dame School won first prize in the special category in Associated Bank's dress-a-doll contest. The girls created a Girl Scouts uniform for the doll.

? Deaths - Marie Bertrand; Mrs. Richard Van Dyke, Wrightstown.

? Marriage - Dale Wishart and Laurie Baeten.

20 years ago - 1992

? Maggie McGinn, 8, of De Pere was selected as one of five children across the country to appear in the "Kenny Rogers Christmas Show." The show was taped in Branson, Mo., and televised nationally on CBS.

? Lisa Linssen, a junior high honor student at De Pere High School, will be a dancer at the halftime performance of the Florida Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

? Sarah Liebergen, 14, of De Pere is one of 480 regional semifinalists in the 1993 Model Discovery of the Year. Her picture appears in Teen magazine's January issue.

? Deaths - Estelle Beeler, 99; Florence J. Devroy, formerly of De Pere, at Green Bay; Mrs. William (Esther) Dorn; Boniface "Bun" Vande Hei; Wilmer F. (Bill) Pratsch; Edward (Curly) Nienhaus, formerly of Greenleaf, at Manitowoc.

? Marriage - Marc Reichert and Kimberly Stine, at Waukesha.

15 years ago - 1997

? Arlen (Oscar) Brienen, 40, Wrightstown, died, and his wife and two children were hospitalized after suffering the effects of carbon-monoxide poisoning resulting from a faulty furnace in the home.

? Students attending the new De Pere Middle School in the town of Ledgeview will start classes Jan. 6 after mid-winter break.

? Violators of a graffiti ordinance unanimously enacted by the De Pere Common Council can be fined from $200 to $1,000 per conviction. In addition, anyone convicted of marking, drawing, etching or writing on any property without the owner's consent may be required to pay restitution. Parents of minor children will be held liable for the cost of removing, repairing or replacing private property that has been damaged as a result of a violation of the ordinance.

? Construction of a $3 million assisted-living facility at 250 S. Ninth St. began in November and is scheduled for completion in 1999. To be called the Renaissance, it is registered with the state of Wisconsin to provide three categories of services. The facility will be slightly more than 38,100 square feet. It will include 51 apartments, one with two bedrooms, and employ 21 people.

? Deaths - Mrs. James W. (Betty) Garrity, formerly of De Pere, at Green Bay; Florence (Corrigan) Epstein, formerly of De Pere, at Canoga Park, Calif.; Lester E. "Bud" Martin Sr.; Marjorie Baumann, 90; Viola "Vi" De Cleene, 92; Alvah "Al" Peot; Mrs. Walter (Florence) Corrigan Epstein, at Conoga Park, Calif.; Ervin A. Maves, Little Chute; Lenora K. (Porr) Pittner, formerly of Reedsville; Warren W. Luedtke, Denmark.

? Marriages - Michael J. McNerney and Lori L. Nowak, at Allouez; Michael W. Tews and Jennifer L. Schuette, at West Bend; Steven L. Nuthals and Angela S. Van Ess.

10 years ago - 2002

? Assistant fire chief Bob Kiser, 46, has been named acting fire chief for the city of De Pere. He will take the place of Steve Servais, who is retiring as of Jan. 15.

? The De Pere License Committee voted down proposed bar restrictions that would have banned all-you-can-drink specials in taverns. Two of three committee members voted to deny the restrictions that would have made unlimited drink specials, the sale of beer through vending machines and selling to intoxicated individuals illegal in the city. Serving to intoxicated individuals is already a state law.

? Marc Hammer is taking another shot at becoming a Brown County judge. Hammer announced last week he is running for Circuit Court judge in Branch 4. He is a senior partner in the De Pere law firm Stellpflug, Janssen, Hammer, Kirschling and Bartels, as well as Brown County court commissioner and president of the Brown County Bar Association.

? Members of Team Bike Hub from De Pere raced their way around Wisconsin for six months this year and in the process earned third place in the state for accumulating the most points as a team. Individual members also won gold medals in the 11-race series that attracts nearly a thousand of the top cyclists from the state and the Midwest at every event. Rebecca Cleveland-DeKeyser, co-owner of The Bike Hub in De Pere, was ranked third in the country for expert female cyclists by the end of the season. She said the team roster included about 20 to 25 cyclists, ages 13 to 50.

? Death - Sadie G. Roffers, 91.

? Marriage - John A. Rynes, Dallas, and Karen E. Klister, at Madison.

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