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Memories: Feb. 9

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25 Years Ago: 1988

? County Board Chairman Harold Reckelberg of Casco said the increase in unemployment in the county, compared to 1987 figures of a year ago, is largely due to the demise of Bay Ship at Sturgeon Bay.

? If the weather cooperates, the two days of the U.S. Snowmobile Association sanctioned racing, set for Feb. 13 and 14 in Luxemburg, have the potential to attract a large influx of race fans to the area.

? Four building permits were issued during the month of January in Algoma. There were to William Weedman, remodel interior; Dr. John Gorz, erect advertising sign; James Lindeke, erect garage; and Daryle Wolske, replace windows and erect wooden deck.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding car owners about two basic requirements to legally operate a motor vehicle - the vehicle must be registered and have two plates.

? Algoma High School shortened the last two winters with performances of the Broadway hits "My Fair Lady" and "The King and I". This year promises to do the same with "The Sound of Music."

? The safety and licensing board of the Atomic Energy commission will hold its first hearing on a request for a Kewaunee Nuclear power plant operating license, on Feb. 7, in the Kewaunee County courthouse.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Plans were announced on Sunday for the next card party sponsored by the ladies of Holy Trinity Church in Casco. The last in a series of three will be held on the last Sunday of this month.

? Adult classes at Kewaunee High School will begin Thursday. They will run for 10 weeks and tentatively include beginning typing, general shop, beginning art, beginning Spanish and beginning clothing.

? Airman Kenneth Glander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Glander, Route 1, Algoma, has been assigned for technical training as a U.S. Air Force Medical Service Specialist to Greenville A.F.B. in Mississippi.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Two Kewaunee County girls, Jean Kuehl of Kewaunee High School, and Marian Schott, enrolled at Luxemburg High School, are practicing their cherry pie recipes, in preparation for the regional pie baking contest in Sturgeon Bay.

? Van's, a new Algoma confectionary store, officially opens for business this weekend, according to owner, Eugene VanPrice.

? Archie Thor, Kewaunee, who has been employed by R.E. Stangel and Son Livestock Truckers, has purchased the business. Stangels have been trucking livestock to Milwaukee for the last quarter-century.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiesner are the parents of a baby girl, born on Thursday at the hospital in Kewaunee, but not without some difficulties. Dr. Dana was called on Wednesday, but is was impossible for him to get anywhere north of Kewaunee. The county snow plow set out to open the road and it, too, could not get through. The Kewaunee County farm team set out and were met by the Leon Hunsader team, which ultimately reached the Wiesner farm.

? A heavy blanket of snow on the roof of the Kewaunee Grain Company, followed by torrents of rain Friday night, caused it to collapse. Extensive damage was done to flour and feed. A new warehouse will be built.

? Monday night the H.A.T.T. club met with Lois Pflughoeft. Prizes went to Katherine Schmitt and Mrs. Norbert Thomas.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? St. Mary's School in Algoma was closed early this week, because of the illness of several of its teachers. Overall, however, cases of influenza seem to be on the decrease.

? The Kewaunee public school kindergarten, which has been closed for eight days due to the illness of the teacher, Miss Doris Evans, will be open to the little people again on Monday. The teacher has fully recovered.

? Aksal Peterson, who recently operated a cheese factory in the southern part of the county, will open the Algoma Cheese House in the vacant rooms of the Soucek building.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? Roy Qualman was skating on the river as fishermen were clearing it of ice. He got too near the edge and fell in. Fortunately Roy could swim close enough to where Walter Busch was able to pull him out.

? William Adamson cracked five ribs while filling his ice house on the river bank. The 3 o'clock train had blown for the station and one piece of ice was still on the track. Trying to remove it, William lost his balance, with the aforementioned results.

? A year ago, the last fish nets were lifted on the river the day after Christmas and boats were unable to leave the harbor until March 14. Fishermen are lifting nets now and don't expect to be delayed much longer.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? Frank McCoskey, the new proprietor of the Hotel Algoma, plans to change its name to Hotel Martin, in the near future.

? Gilbert Olson of Carnot was driving a load of wood north of Algoma near the Heuer farm. The sleigh veered and threw him to the ground with his left foot under the runner. He managed to get back onto the load and proceed to the office of Dr. Morris, where his broken leg was identified and dressed.

? Miss Elizabeth Noel, one of the pioneer residents of West Kewaunee, died at her home just west of the city. She was 72.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Principal W.A. Hayes will give a series of five talks on the Constitution of the United States at the high school on Wednesday evening beginning Feb. 22. Admission is 25 cents, with proceeds being used to purchase physical science apparatus.

? Sen. Sawyer introduced a bill into the Senate providing for the establishment of a fog signal at Kewaunee, at a cost not to exceed $5,500. On Feb. 11 it was passed by that body and sent to the House.

? On Feb. 13, Miss Mary Bohman and John M. Carl, both residents of the town of Casco, were married at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. The Rev. Fr. Lau officiated.

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