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Memories: Feb. 16

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One Year Ago: 2012

? Mark Teske received the Citizen of the Quarter award from the Algoma School Board for outstanding support of the Algoma School District. Teske has videotaped elementary and high school activities for the past 12 years.

? The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans dropped out of first place in the Bay Conference on January 30, with its third straight league defeat, a 73-46 loss to New London. In the Packerland Conference, Algoma moved into a three-way tie for first place with N.E.W. Lutheran.

? A delegation of eight people from Belgium will present the hardcover book and DVD entitled "The Walloons in Wisconsin" to the Wisconsin Walloon community and the public in Luxemburg on Sunday, February 19.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? For the first time in 20 years, Kewaunee High School will be presenting a musical production. The last was in 1983 when students presented "Snoopy." This time, a cast of 12 will perform "Godspell."

? Algoma native, Edie Rabas Raether, held a book signing at the Algoma Pharmacy featuring her latest book, "Why Cats Don't Bark." Raether is a psychotherapist who now lives in North Carolina.

? The Kewaunee Fire Department was called to assist Luxemburg with a barn fire located on the Everett Baldwin property on Cty. Hwy. S near Lincoln. Other departments on the scene were Algoma, Casco and Brussels-Union-Gardner.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? Members of a frontier rendezvous group, associated with the Luxemburg Sportsman Club, spent the weekend in authentic frontier lodges and tents. The temperature had a wind chill factor of 55 below, but the members maintained they were warm inside the dwellings.

? Ransom Moore, a Madison professor who taught agronomy at the school, is believed to have been born on the Dana Farm. He is generally given credit for fathering 4-H, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 1989.

? Paula Prokash of Algoma High School represented the area in the Kewaunee County Legion oratorical contest and placed first in the competition. She will now proceed to Wausau, as 9th District representative, to compete against other district winners.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? With the flu hitting the Algoma wrestling squad hard, the Wolves had a difficult time getting a team together for Friday's match against Sheboygan Falls. They ended up losing 53-5.

? Mrs. Bernard Cravillion, Casco, has been named heart fund chairman for the town of Casco by the Wisconsin Heart Association. The campaign runs from Feb. 1-28.

? A cake decorating class is being offered at Holy Rosary church in Kewaunee on Mondays. It will be taught by Mrs. Tammy Crockford.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? An epidemic of measles is reported in the county, with 44 cases reported in Kewaunee alone, during the past week.

? James Stoffel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Stoffel of Kewaunee, placed first in the area soil conservation speaking contest. Jim placed ahead of 11 of his eighth-grade classmates at Holy Rosary School and represented the school against 10 other schools of this vicinity at Casco High School.

? Orville Albrecht, Kewaunee, has accepted the position of resident manager of the newly-opened Karsten Hotel. He will be in complete charge of hotel operations, including the bar.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Officers elected for the newly-formed Casco Girl Scout troop are: Dawn Shimek, president; Lou Ann Raether, vice-president; Susan Boulanger, secretary; Sharon Zimdars, treasurer and Audrey Prokash, reporter.

? Joan Dier, Algoma High School senior, has been chosen to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution award.

? Maynard Marek, Kewaunee, is pictured in a United States Steel ad in the February issues of Country Gentleman, Farm Journal and Progressive Farmer. He is shown fueling a tractor with liquefied petroleum gas.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? In Scarboro on Friday morning, the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. George Treml were gladdened by the arrival of a 7 pound baby girl. The little daughter and her mother are reported to be getting along nicely.

? Gerald Kramer and Edson Stevens walked the 12 miles from Algoma to their homes in Maplewood last Saturday, when the bus failed to show up. Both attend the high school in Algoma.

? Specials this week at the Bach Mercantile Company Department Store include: fresh creamery butter, two pounds for 63 cents; one bunch carrots, five cents; one three-pound can of Spry, 49 cents; one large package of Post Toasties, 9 cents; and VanCamp tomato soup, a 10 ounce can, 5 cents.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? A novel idea was used by Joseph Hunsader on his new Pierce Town home. Four inch square lumbers were set edge to edge and placed upright in the construction of the walls of the house. The crevices were plastered and stucco applied to the outside.

? Great difficulty was experienced in heating the school building in Algoma to a comfortable temperature, during the high west wind on Wednesday. Classrooms on that side of the building were shifted about the building, to occupy only warm areas.

? John Kreft of Maplewood passed through Rio Creek with his special winter Ford this week. Judging by impressions left in show, he had to do much geeing and hawing to get through.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? The city of Algoma may be forced to build a sea wall for the lake front at the foot of Fremont Street, as soon as the ice banks disappear in the spring. The wave action against the bank has caused a cave-in threatening the roadway.

? Local farmers are busy hauling stones for the crushed stone road to be built this coming summer east of Gregor. The highway commissioner is ready to purchase from two to 250 cords of stone at $2 per cord.

? Flocks of crows were seen and heard on Wednesday morning. This is regarded as a sure sign of the approach of spring. We may as well let the coal fires go out, unless the crows themselves are deceived.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svoboda are happy over the arrival of a baby girl at their home, as are Mr. and Mrs. John Walecka.

? The farm of Mr. John Kraemer, part of which is located in the Kewaunee city limits and the balance in the town of West Kewaunee, was sold yesterday. The purchase price was $4,130 for 97 acres, made by Charles Lutgen.

? The Junior Prom, given by the junior class in honor of seniors at the Perry Opera House last Friday, was well attended. Several young folks from Sturgeon Bay came over for the occasion as well.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? The Misses Maud McDonald and Louise and Lydia Overbeck started this morning for Milwaukee to attend the state convention of the Epworth League, which is now in session there.

? Monday was payday at the factory of the Ahnapee Veneer and Seating Co. On that day, about $1,000 was paid out as wages to those employed there.

? A new boiler is being placed in the foundry. It should be ready in a few days. In the meantime, while the work is being done, the electric street lights have been out of operation. They will be started up again, when the boiler is in place.

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