Glimpses of the Past: March 28

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100 years ago - 1913

? The lines of the Fox River Valley Telephone Company were cut over to connect with the Wisconsin lines at noon March 29, enabling valley subscribers to talk with subscribers on the Wisconsin lines.

? Deaths - Peter Collins, Wayside; John Gorham.

? Marriage - Joseph Minich and Ella Ehlenfeldt.

95 years ago - 1918

? Francis Sullivan, Battery B, was the first Green Bay soldier to die overseas.

? Congress passed a daylight saving bill.

? The Home Guard Reserves elected as their captain Sgt. Henry P. Moes; first lieutenant, L.S. Wilcox; and second lieutenant, P.H. Roffers.

? Deaths - Mrs. Helen Jones; Charles Kosmoskey; Arthur Prieve, at Los Angeles; Mrs. Fred J. Klien, a former resident, at Manistique, Mich.

90 years ago - 1923

? West De Pere High School students presented the operetta "The Gypsy Rover" at the Pearl Theater.

? The new pipe organ at St. Joseph church was dedicated.

? Mrs. Lucinda E. Remington bequeathed an estimated $25,000 to be used for the construction of an Episcopal church on North Broadway.

? The new enclosed Ford coupe was being sold for $530.

? Mail delivery was curtailed temporarily as the appropriation from the post office department was exhausted.

? Deaths - Adelbert A. Dohn; the Rev. William De Kelver; James H. Goemans, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Goemans; Arnold Jorgens; Frederick Seiltz, Glenmore.

85 years ago - 1928

? The De Pere High School basketball team won the district championship at Algoma.

? The Guild of St. Anne Episcopal Church was organized, with Mrs. G.H. Barker as president and Mrs. P.S. Kingston as secretary-treasurer.

80 years ago - 1933

? Spring was ushered in with a severe blizzard. Ten inches of snow fell, and drifts were 6 to 8 feet high.

? Peter Francken reported seeing the first robin.

? Deaths - George H. Salter, at Chicago; John Bartels; Mrs. Leon Chamberland; Oswin Miller; Mrs. Ole Petersen; Dr. Charles Woodward, Chicago.

75 years ago - 1938

? There were 12,900 Indians left in Wisconsin.

? The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance reported that Wisconsin taxpayers paid $136 per capita for all types of taxes during 1936.

? The Parents-Teachers Club of Greenleaf school presented a three-act comedy, "Headstrong Joan." Roles were played by Ann Kiley, George Haen, Jennie McVey, Lucille Schmelter, Hallie Titel, Earl McVey, Roland Clark, Charles Fritach, Wilber Gussert and Arlene Parkins.

? Deaths - Henry Janssen; Mrs. Miles Shepard; Dorothy Mae Trinkner, 10; Henry Dobberstein; Rudolph Schultz, Wrightstown; Oscar Christianson.

70 years ago - 1943

? Miss Ann Wanek was appointed Brown County treasurer.

? The announcement of the nationwide butter freeze started a buying spree. Rationing of butter began March 29.

? Mrs. Ange Daniel announced plans for the observance of the 60th jubilee of Beaver's store.

? Deaths - William P. DeNoble; Edward Cooley; H.D. Hudson, founder of Hudson Manufacturing Company, at Chicago.

? Marriages - Lt. Roy Abit and Helen Gilson; James Olsen and Marian Bridgeman.

65 years ago - 1948

? The board of education of School District No. 1 held a special meeting to discuss the addition of agriculture courses at the school.

? De Pere churches announced Holy Week and Easter Sunday schedules.

? E.O. Smith, manager of the Wisconsin Telephone Company, was transferred to Milwaukee.

? Deaths - Reinhard Van Deurzen; Carlton Boyd, at Phoenix; Mrs. Joseph Leiterman; Mrs. John Wellens; Antone Kogaske; Herman Gauger; Gustav Oehlke, formerly of Wrightstown, at Neenah.

? Marriage - Arlin Fischer and Myrtle Fels, at Lark.

60 years ago - 1953

? The state department of public welfare outlined plans to reduce the number of school districts in the greater De Pere area from 21 units of various sizes to one substantial district.

? St. Patrick school of Green Bay won the Brown County basketball tournament.

? Wrightstown American Legion announced plans to seek aid for a community memorial clubhouse. Wrightstown voters would decide in a referendum election April 7 if a five-mill tax on all property should be levied for the building.

? Deaths - Mrs. Mary Simoens; Mrs. Leslie Bender; Peter Nehring.

? Marriage - Donald Nachtwey and Jean Rickaby.

55 years ago - 1958

? The district music festival, with 800 to 900 students' taking part, was being held in De Pere.

? Maj. Joseph Cutrona, who was a professor of military science at St. Norbert College, was appointed to the general staff college at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

? Deaths - Joseph Roeckel; Noah Goffard; Sherman Clark; Mrs. Albert Becker, Morrison.

50 years ago - 1963

? Dickinson school captured the Brown County grade-school tournament championship. Team members were Dick Christensen, Bob Vogel, Tom Christensen, Gary O'Blenes, Bob Young, Dave Boers, John Cushman, John Hjorth, Dave Scheer, Newman Edwardson, Bob Whitney, Dennis Olson and Mike Paque.

? The city of De Pere had fallout shelter space for 5,713 people, according to the Brown County defense director.

? Three public hearings dealing with petitions requesting detachment from the Wrightstown Community School District were called by Joseph Donovan, secretary of the county school committee.

? Local stores advertised celery at two bunches for 29 cents; tomatoes, 19 cents per pound; round steak or swiss steak, 69 cents per pound; T-bone or club steak, 99 cents per pound; and stewing chicken, 25 cents per pound.

? Deaths - Edwin Beimborn, Shirley; Mrs. Nellie Freeman; Charles H. Foster; Mrs. Edith Dupuis; Mrs. Hazel Nellie Fox; Louis Hennessey, Wrightstown.

45 years ago - 1968

? School District No. 2 purchased a 70-acre tract abutting the St. Joseph school property from Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nackers for $70,000.

? Cpl. Leon Phillips, 19, son of Mrs. Ella Phillips, was killed in action in Vietnam.

? Hundreds of supporters of Sen. Eugene McCarthy turned out for his appearance at St. Norbert College.

? Local stores featured sliced pork-chop packs for 59 cents per pound; fresh radishes for 8 cents per package; center-cut pork chops, 69 cents per pound; and potatoes, 20 pounds for 69 cents.

? Deaths - Peter Jacobs, formerly of De Pere, at Omaha, Neb.; Elmer Anderson; Mrs. Louis Smits; Mrs. Arthur Nightingale, the former Marie Pischke of De Pere, at Pennsville, N.J.; Irvin K. Adams; Carl O. Ellner.

40 years ago - 1973

? Rep. Harold Froelich introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to designate the city of De Pere as "America's Votingest Small City." An identical resolution was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Gaylord Nelson.

? The City Council voted to sell 4.55 acres of city-owned property in the Brown County Fairgrounds to De Pere Ice Recreation Center Inc. for $2,275.

? The Wrightstown School District Board of Education voted to rehire four of the five high school teachers who had been issued non-renewal of contracts.

? Deaths - Arthur Stuht, formerly of Wrightstown, at Kaukauna; George Borchardt, Wayside; Joseph De Cleene; Sister Theoderine, the former Ann Janssen of De Pere; Edward T. (Red) Kersten, at Tustin, Calif.; Sister Mary Raphaeline Hutjens; Mrs. Mervin Piper; Mrs. John Boyd.

? Marriages - Alan Radawitz and Carol Treml; Bruce Mitchell and Kathleen Rose.

35 years ago - 1978

? Kathy Blanchfield was named Miss De Pere, and Jane Helein was selected first runner-up.

? Jean Ambrosius was queen and Tom Kempen king of the West De Pere High School junior prom. Court of honor members were Kelly Farah, Jo Ann Gerbers, Todd Turriff, Kathy Albers, Jackie Calaway, Mike Gentile, Mark Schott and Stuart Keyser.

? Deaths - Theodore Van Straten; Raymond Bellin; Herbert Worm, formerly of Wayside, at Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

30 years ago - 1983

? A royal welcome was given to the De Pere High School Redbirds girls basketball team, which won the WIAA Class A state tournament in Madison.

? De Pere Chamber of Commerce announced plans to start a check alert program.

? Ed Neuman, who was retiring after 30 years of service to the town of Wrightstown, was honored at a testimonial dinner.

? Deaths - Arthur J. Doyle, at Milwaukee; Walter Vanevenhoven, Wrightstown.

? Marriage - Dale De Laruelle and Joyce Green.

25 years ago - 1988

? The West De Pere school board approved a remodeling project for Lincoln school.

? Carol Willems received the St. Norbert College Silver Knight Award for outstanding community service.

? William Nystrom was appointed to the governor's council on developmental disabilities.

? Deaths - Mrs. Robert Huempfner; Mrs. Vincent (Janet Ambrose) Van Remortel; Paul Zawasky; Frank Vander Steen, Askeaton; William Joyce, formerly of Wrightstown, at Appleton.

? Marriages - Mark House and Dawn Counihan; Randall Kubsch and Janet Diny, at Greenleaf.

20 years ago - 1993

? Deaths - E.L. "Bert" Everson; Harold J. Smits; Mildred Houle; Mrs. Henry Smith, formerly of De Pere, at Appleton; Gerhardt E. Kiekhaefer, Morrison; Edward F. (Pete) Kiekhaefer, of Wayside, at Manitowoc.

? Marriage - Daniel Kocken and April Jensen, at Green Bay.

15 years ago - 1998

? Schematic drawings for new branch libraries in De Pere and Howard were given unanimous approval by the members of the Brown County Library board Friday, March 20. No revisions were made to the preliminary plans approved and displayed throughout De Pere last fall. County library director Pat LaViolette noted County Executive Nancy Nusbaum has moved the library to a "high priority" and that she, too, has seen and approved the preliminary drawings. The architect and the library building committee will meet bi-weekly to plan and consult on details for the building, interior design, floor plan, furnishings and mechanical systems during the design phase. They are expected to present their plans to the full board the week of June 1. The new De Pere branch will be built on property the county owns at Broadway and Cass streets downtown, next to White Pillars Museum. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot library will face Broadway on the upper level and Voyageur Park and the Fox River on the lower level. Entrances and parking are planned on each level. When completed, the new De Pere branch will replace the 5,000-square-foot library at 380 Main Ave. The new site will include meeting rooms, a children's-story area, a children's garden, a formal garden and a porch overlooking the river.

? Ron Van Dyck was named the 31st annual Civis Princeps Silver Knight Award winner for outstanding community service.

? Members of St. Mary parish dedicated their new church in the town of Ledgeview at special ceremonies. This year also marks the 125th anniversary of the parish.

? Deaths - Hazel (Linskens) Aerts; Lorraine I. ("Dolly" Fox) Bauknecht; Elfriede L. Lindemann; James W. Felton; Thomas L. ("Tom") Faucett, Pembine; Ralph S. (Pappy) McClure, formerly of Greenleaf, at Kaukauna.

? Marriages - Michael F. Meulemans and Kate A. Kempen, at Appleton (listing for 1997 wedding); Steven J. Priebe and Angela J. Baril, at Green Bay (listing for 1997 wedding).

10 years ago - 2003

? The De Pere Common Council may consider as early as next week a proposal to help Green Bay build a second water pipeline to Lake Michigan. Central Brown County Water Authority on Monday, March 24, approved its side of a deal with the city of Green Bay to help finance a water pipeline that accommodates the needs of the authority's nine member municipalities and the city. The water authority passed a resolution similar to the one the Green Bay City Council passed last week that states the authority will help pay for the difference between a 54-inch pipeline, which meets the city's needs, and a 66-inch pipeline, which meets the suburbs' needs. The resolution must be passed by the nine boards represented by the authority.

? Deaths - Omer A. Van De Hei, formerly of Kimberly, at Appleton; Charles "Steve" Green.

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