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Memories: March 9

11:29 AM, Mar. 7, 2013  |  Comments

One Year Ago: 2012

? The Kewaunee High School Theater Department presented their spring play production of "Ramona and Joel," a Wild West adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" on March 3 and 4.

? The Luxemburg-Casco Spartans captured the WIAA Division 2 team state championship with a 41-13 win over third-ranked Ellsworth at the Field House in Madison.

? Algoma and Kewaunee became Packerland Conference co-champions with Senior Night wins in their regular season finales on March 1. Algoma had a 71-18 win over Gibraltar and Kewaunee had an impressive 72-22 win over Sturgeon Bay.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? The Luxemburg Fire Department was paged for a barn fire at 11:26 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Tony DeJardin farm on Bader Road in the town of Red River. Upon arrival, the barn was totally engulfed in flames.

? The Lakeshore Region Baylake Bank will donate $100,000 over a six-year period to the Agricultural Heritage Resources Foundation to build a new exhibit hall at the Heritage Farm site.

? Nikki Busch, a native of Algoma who is currently set to receive her master's degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be speaking at the Algoma Public Library about the six weeks she spent in Africa as part of the World Library Partnership.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? An accomplished rugby player from Paraguay is this year's visiting teacher at Algoma High School. At age 22, Carlos Villani is also the youngest teacher since the exchange program originated three years ago.

? Farmers from Kewaunee County who attended the recent Farm Bureau Leadership Conference in Oshkosh are Mr. and Mrs. Linus Treml and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Miesler of Luxemburg and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kinstetter of Kewaunee.

? The Algoma Community Band will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, March 26 at the Breakwater in Algoma. The group was founded by Kerry Nichols with 36 original members.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? A recommendation to consolidate six Boy Scout Councils, serving a wide area of Northeastern Wisconsin, will be decided at a series of special meetings in April.

? Kathy Zellner, Luxemburg, has been selected as Kewaunee County 4-H Holstein Girl for 1973. She and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Zellner, will be guests of the Fox Valley Holstein Breeders Association on March 17 in Appleton.

? After 27 years as proprietors of their fine dining spot, "Happy" Verdegan and his wife Helen have turned over the keys to their son, Jim, who will continue the tradition.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Jeanne Laurent is the valedictorian for Casco High School and Marlene Stepanek is the class salutatorian.

? Three Kewaunee Boy Scouts received the ad altare dei medal, the highest award for Catholic scouts. They are James Harlow, David Sconzert and Bernard Jadin.

? The Kewaunee Indians blasted the Preble Hornets 92-73, to repeat as champs of the N.E.W. Conference.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? A drastic price reduction on the entire stock of ladies late winter better dresses, in crepes, taffetas, failles and satins, valued to $9.95, are being offered in two price groups - $2.88 and $4.88 - at the Gambles Store in Algoma.

? The Casco High School senior class play "Some Baby," had a long run on the New York stage and has now been adapted for amateur productions. The plot centers around Professor Relyea (Jack Massart) and his pupil (Marvin Dequaine) who are trying to find the Elixir of Youth.

? Trying to provide classroom space for a growing school population in Algoma will become a referendum issue, regarding a possible addition to the present building. Built for a high school enrollment of about 300, present numbers are 368 with possibly over 400 the following year.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? Miss Laura Jeanquart announced last week the opening of the Style Beauty Shoppe in Luxemburg, located on the second floor of The American House. It is the only beauty shop in the village.

? Paul Koralewsky, who graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1927, now lives in Hollywood. He has played extra parts in movies, including one in "Flying Down to Rio," and recently had an article published in Movie Mirror magazine about Don Ameche.

? There were two new births in Algoma last week - a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Mel Ahrndt.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? Kewaunee gave DePere's basketball team its first defeat in 14 games on Friday by a score of 16-11.

? Defective wiring is blamed for the fire at the W.C. Katel home on Wednesday noon.

? John C. Suess, 97, believed to have been the oldest resident of the county, died in Montpelier on Monday, at the home of his son, Andrew.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? Frank Srnka has sold his 40-acre farm in Casco to Joseph Lukes. He will devote his time to the livery business in Casco village from now on.

? Elert Sogge and Wenzel Hlinak have purchased the stock of liquors, wines and cigars in the saloon owned by Thomas Hlinak on Ellis Street in Kewaunee, and will hereafter conduct the buffet.

? The stork was busy this past week, arriving at the following Algoma homes with sons: Mr. and Mrs. Julius Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt and Mr. and Mrs. John Graessel.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? H.J. Bultman has resigned his position as teacher at Ryan, where he taught for five years, and has taken a position with Haney Brothers of Algoma.

? The Rev. Father Joseph Karpal, pastor of the Catholic church, has donated a memorial window to the Kewaunee congregation. It was set in place last week.

? Miss Gertrude Kacerovsky now occupies the position of copyist in the office of the Register of Deeds.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Anton, son of Jos. Svoboda, had his leg broken in a coasting accident on the Milwaukee Street hill in Kewaunee.

? Wenzel Wochos, a school teacher in the town of Franklin, froze the toes of one foot while walking home from school. Complications set in.

? There is fully 3 feet of snow in the pineries since last Monday's storm. Work has been hampered there.

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23%
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27%
1015 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

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