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Memories: Feb. 2

10:49 AM, Jan. 31, 2013  |  Comments

One Year Ago: 2012

? The Kewaunee Health and Fitness Center is promoting a Valentine Dinner Dance to be held on Feb. 11 at CJ's Restaurant and Banquet hall, as a fundraiser for the non-profit facility.

? The Mardi Gras Cajun Cocktail Party fundraiser to support the Farm Market Kitchen in Algoma will be held on February 18 at the Marq in De Pere. Bill Jartz of WBAY-TV will host the event.

? With just 44 seconds left in overtime, Luxemburg-Casco's Lucas Tlachac made a break for the inside and ensured a win against Hortonville. Matt Adams had hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key, with just four seconds left, to send the game into overtime.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? Approximately 50 Lions and guests from Northeastern Wisconsin joined the Algoma Lions in their celebration of the club's 50th anniversary. Bob Entringer reviewed the club's history and noted there were 45 charter members, with Harvey Cornell serving as charter president.

? Kewaunee found Southern Door's new gym a good place to get its biggest win of the season, a 52-40 victory for the girls basketball team.

? Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Dan Poulson presented Holly and John Fictum with the Kewaunee County Young Farmer Achievement award and gave a Gold Star award to Paul Dalebroux, Kewaunee County Farm Bureau president.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? The election won't take place for another 68 days, but, in the city of Algoma, the race for mayor is under way. Two-term incumbent Frank Stoller is being opposed by Orville "Bud" DeMeuse.

? Kewaunee County's champion milk producer in 1987 was 8-year-old Nettie, a registered Holstein, whose production averaged 50 quarts a day, with as high as 65 at peak performance.

? Lyle J. Berceau of Luxemburg was among those named by Dean John G. Bollinger of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering to the dean's list of top scholars for the past semester.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Steve Grasley, a seventh-grader at St. Mary's school in Algoma, has been named the first-place winner of the third annual Diocesan Services Appeal poster contest. Steve is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grasley.

? A thunderstorm in mid-January occurred on Thursday. Temperatures climbed to the mid-40s.

? The Calumet Co. of Algoma unveiled its newest product, the Calumet/Nesseth manure pump, at its 1973 national sales convention. It was described as "the most important innovation in manure handling since the pitch fork."

50 Years Ago: 1963

? The thermometer at the Algoma Utility Plant, on the lakeshore, had a minus 24 reading early Jan. 15.

? Contractors have set Feb. 15 as the completion date for the new Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee.

? A new low temperature record was set in Kewaunee County, which reported as low as 40 below zero in the Luxemburg area.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Due to outstanding forensic work in the past two years, Kewaunee High School has been elected to the National Forensic League. There are 20 chapters in Wisconsin and 500 in leading cities in the United States.

? St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg Village will install its first resident pastor, the Rev. Donald Schulz, at a special service on Sunday.

? Births for the city of Algoma in 1952 were 64, according to Chief of Police Richard Mraz, who doubles as health officer. There were also 172 additional births at the Algoma Memorial Hospital to parents who are nonresidents.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? On Tuesday night only, Feb. 1, you will have a chance to meet Cliff Thompson, known as "The Giant," at the Majestic Theatre in Algoma. He weighs 460 pounds, is 8 feet 7 inches tall, wears a size 22 shoe, a size 20 collar and size 10 hat. He has a college education and has traveled the world.

? The county is digging out following one of the worst winter storms in history. The plow, housed in Algoma, started for Casco, but got stuck battling Ullsperger's Hill, at about the Pleasant Hill School corner. It reportedly broke an axle.

? Louis D. Bruemmer, Algoma, was the first resident of the county, 70 years of age or older, to submit to an examination for a driver's license. He received a 100 percent rating. Testing is now necessary under state regulations.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? Louis Gaulke, who has held the Standard Oil Agency in Algoma the past several years, plans to enter the teaming and trucking business.

? Frank Knipfer has taken over the Standard Oil Agency vacated by Louis Gaulke in Algoma.

? Joseph Novak, employed as a clerk by the Bach-Dishmaker Co., has purchased the Variety Store in Kewaunee from Carl Streeter.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? William Vollmer, captain of the Government Dredge Algoma, left for Marion, Ohio, to look over detailed plans for a new dredge to be named the Kewaunee. The contract for building has been awarded to the Marion Steam Shovel Co.

? Ludwig Seiler and Miss Frances Schmidt were united in marriage on Wednesday evening by Court Commissioner James H. McGowan.

? Jacob Rodrian Jr. had a moving bee on Tuesday and Wednesday, hauling his household furniture to the Albert Post farm, north of the city of Algoma. Mr. Post was also involved in moving to the John Koutsky residence on Mill Street.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? Miss Lizzie Peters, head saleslady in the Bach, Kieweg and Poser Co. at Kewaunee, lost a valuable gold watch on her way home from the store. A reward is offered.

? Wenzel Shestock of Kodan has again been chosen as the representative of the Bohemian Mutual Fire Insurance Co., and has the agency for the town of Ahnapee.

? F.F. Massart of Rosiere has left for Madison to enter upon the discharge of his duties as assistant sergeant at arms, having been assigned that position by Sen. H.P. Bird of this district.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Since factories have been established here, steam wood, logs and lumber find a ready sale in our market and bring good figures.

? George Blaha of Kewaunee is having brick and stone hauled to his property on the corner of State and Second streets, prior to building next spring.

? St. Mary Catholic Congregation has decided to build a two-story structure to be used for school purposes in Algoma. It is to be erected this coming summer. Funds for the venture will be raised by subscription.

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