Memories: Jan. 18

11:26 AM, Jan. 17, 2013  |  Comments

One Year Ago: 2012

? Four area Lake Michigan beaches may be off the state's proposed biennial impaired waters list. They are Point Beach State Forest, Neshotah Park and Fischer Park beaches in Manitowoc County and Crescent Beach in Kewaunee County.

? Only incumbent trustees Tim Kinnard and Francis Gilson have filed nomination papers to be on the ballot for the Casco Village Board in the April 3 election.

? Kewaunee Mayor John Blaha will face opposition from challenger Bradley S. Doperalski, in the April 3 spring election, based on nomination papers filed on Jan. 3.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? Sylvan Konkel has joined the Bank of Luxemburg. He brings with him 33 years of banking experience.

? The Kewaunee County Board voted 15-4 to purchase the former St. Mary's Hospital property in Kewaunee for $50,000. The property had been appraised for $75,000.

? The Algoma High School musical this year will be "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." It will be performed Jan. 18.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? Wisconsin's mandatory seat belt law went into effect on Dec. 1. No tickets have been issued to the thousands of motorists who have received warnings, but all drivers and passengers are advised that Feb. 1 will be ticket time.

? Chuck Kornely, who took over the former Schaefer's Apple Haus about three years ago, has installed an electric fence around one of his three orchards, to prevent deer from eating the trees.

? Dale and Mary Robinson of Kewaunee are the parents of twin sons born on Jan. 10 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Jerry Ledvina, one of the top bowlers of the Luxemburg area, showed off his skill on Championship Bowling, sponsored by WBAY-TV of Green Bay. Jerry has beaten his opponents the last three weeks. Each victory was worth $100.

? Mrs. Roy Schlise of Forestville, a successful member of Weight Watchers, will soon become the new lecturer for the WW Algoma group. She has recorded a weight loss of 40 pounds.

? Miss Linda Naze, Green Bay, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. William Naze in Rosiere. She told them of the experience she had going back to Glendale School in Pulaski, following vandalism that was done there recently, Linda is a teacher at Glendale. Fortunately, no damage was done to her room.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? The Algoma Youth Club's 16th annual Variety Show will be held on the afternoon and evening of Jan. 20, in the west hall of the Dug-Out. The show's headliner will be Bob Feller, an outstanding ventriloquist, with his dummy Reggie.

? A prolonged siege of arctic air, which has kept temperatures below the zero mark in northeastern Wisconsin for the past two weeks, hit a record low Tuesday night. There were reports of as low as 40 below in the Luxemburg area.

? Diane Hunsader has been named Homemaker of Tomorrow at the Casco High School, as part of the 1963 Betty Crocker search. Diane is now eligible to compete for the Wisconsin title.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Workmen are remodeling the former Fluck Drug Store quarters for its new occupant, Lindy's Confectionary. Jim Lindeke will be the proprietor of the new venture.

? The first major production change in 47 years, in the manufacture of closet seats, was begun recently. The Algoma Plumber's Woodwork began turning out seats made from wood flour.

? Two young men, Wenzel Bosdeck and James Orde, were injured, and property damage was figures upwards of $3,000, when they failed to leave their vehicle outside of the building and crashed into the Frog Station tavern on Friday night.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? Exactly 322 people, or slightly more than 2%, registered as unemployed in Kewaunee County, in a nationwide poll conducted through the post office. This from an estimated population of 16,037. This figure is lower than the state total, probably because we are an agricultural county.

? In news from Casco this week, Mrs. Ray Drossart entertained her club on Wednesday evening. Miss Elizabeth Donovan received the prize for high score in contract and Mrs. Mary Carl was second.

? Due to icy roads in the Scarboro area, two accidents were reported. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Haen slid into a ditch near the home of Felix Bunker, and Ray Langenkamp did likewise near the Mike Peot residence.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? Algoma maintained the county record of over two births to every death, according to Dr. W.W. Witcpalek, city health officer, who reports 43 births and 20 deaths this past year.

? A meadow lark was seen on several occasions during the past week on the premises of F.J. Ouradnik in Slovan.

? C.J. Melchior was elected president and P.J. Andre, vice president, at a meeting of the directors of the Bank of Algoma on Monday night. All other officers were re-elected to their positions held since the bank's reorganization.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? A movement has been started at Red River to secure Carnegie medals for George DeBaker, George Potier, Fred Delforge and Rev. Melchior, who risked their lived in a futile attempt to rescue the crew of the Three Sisters, when that boat wrecked near Red River in late November.

? The Lutheran church choir, having for so many years put up with kerosene light in their practice rooms in the Algoma Lutheran school, will enjoy electric light from now on, the same having been installed.

? Louis Schneider of the town of Pierce and Miss Rosa Bathke will be married at the Rankin church on Saturday. Rev. Geske will officiate.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? John Hilton was the good natured teamster who drove the sleigh for a party from the Ladies Aid of the M.E. church and their friends to the country home of Mr. Wyman, near Casco. Following a sumptuous meal, the group took in the sights of Casco before returning home.

? Emil Meyer has just completed construction of a small boat, the second of its kind he has made, and by far the better of the two. The boat is equipped with a boiler and engine and is able to run at a good speed.

? Joseph Kohlbeck, of the firm F. Kohlbeck and Sons in Algoma, just returned from a trip through several lumber camps up north. He succeeded in receiving orders for 82 complete suits, besides orders for separate pieces.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Thermometers registered 14 degrees below zero last Tuesday. The sudden cold wave was the severest recorded here in several years.

? Miss Georgia T. Bell of Oberlin, Ohio, has been engaged as assistant at Kewaunee High School, in place of Miss Hall, who resigned the position recently.

? Frank Kohlbeck and Susan Meyer were married Monday in St. Mary's Catholic church in Ahnapee. Mr. Kohlbeck is one of F. Kohlbeck's best tailors. He came to this country from Germany, where his parents still live, about eight years ago.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
579 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1278 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports


Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports