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Memories: March 30

12:28 PM, Mar. 28, 2013  |  Comments

One Year Ago: 2012

? Christy Vincent was selected as Student of the Quarter by Luxemburg-Casco High School student representatives. Vincent has a 3.662 cumulative grade-point average and is enrolled in three Advanced Placement courses - physics, statistics and literature.

? The Kewaunee School Board hired former Southern Door Superintendent Joe Innis as the district's new 60 percent superintendent. Innis served 23 years with Southern Door. He will replace retiring Superintendent William G. Prijic, effective July 1.

? The city of Algoma has four mayoral candidates vying for votes in the April 3 spring election. They are: former Mayor Wayne Schmidt, Pat Naze and Bart Doherty. In addition, former Mayor Virginia Haske has filled out a registration form to become a write-in candidate.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? Senior Beth Reckelberg, junior Rachel Porath and sophomore Trisha Legois, team members of the league champion Luxemburg-Casco Spartans, were named to the 2002-03 All-Packerland Conference first team.

? Kewaunee native Tim Dworak finished his college basketball career scoring a game-high 29 points, but the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans lost their regional game in the WIAA Division 3 competition.

? The annual Spring Shearing Day marks the beginning of the season at the Heritage Farm. Plan to go for the "shear fun of it."

25 Years Ago: 1988

? State Rep. Lary Swoboda presented framed citations commemorating their record-setting 27-0 season to the Luxemburg-Casco girls basketball team, and a special individual award to Ann Seidl for becoming the first L-C girl to score more than 1,000 career points.

? Effective April 3, the cost of mailing a first-class letter will be 25 cents. It is the first rate adjustment in more than three years.

? Get ready to help the Easter Bunny. Grade A large eggs are selling for 29 cents a dozen at the Piggly Wiggly.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Four stores, Kohlbecks and Allyn's in Algoma and Ludlow's and Skogmo's in Kewaunee, will be exhibiting fashions at the Kewaunee Jaycettes Spring Style Show on April 5.

? Harold Behnke and Dr. Henry Majeski received the highest honor which can be bestowed on a Boy Scout leader, hatchets, the symbol of a trailblazer.

? A ground-breaking ceremony for the building to house Kewaunee County's first radio station took place at the area known as five corners in the West Kewaunee town of Ryan. The call letters for the FM station have been approved. They will be WAUN, formed by dropping the first two and last two letters of the word Kewaunee.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Robert Wildegrube, assistant cashier at the Valders State Bank, has resigned to accept the position of cashier of the Union State Bank, Kewaunee.

? Bucky Beavers is the name of the new 4-H club organized in Luxemburg. Officers were elected and regular meeting dates were set with Ray Michalski, general leader.

? Terri Hoffman, Algoma High School junior, placed first and received a $25 savings bond in the VFW Voice of Democracy contest. Karen Koss placed second and John Cesar, third.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? An area within a 50-mile radius of Green Bay has been receiving good television reception, since Tuesday night, when WBAY-TV began telecasting on Channel 2.

? If the weather keeps on like it has been the past few days, the skates will have to be put away for another year.

? The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Derenne had their tonsils removed at a Green Bay hospital. They are Alan, 8, Linda, 4, and Patricia, 21 months.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? A popular Ahnapee couple, Mr. and Mrs. William Bacon, have been married 57 years. Mr. Bacon, who is 80, tells his age this way, "When I go to a dance, I'm 18, but when I have to get up in the morning, I'm 90."

? W.J. Hucek, Euren, will become the third owner of a locker box refrigerator in the county. Farmers in the vicinity will be able to rent boxes to keep meat or any perishable product refrigerated.

? The program of four, one-act plays presented by Casco High School students was well received by an audience of 300 people.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? A society to promote the study of birds has been organized at the normal school. It will be called The Audubon Society, and will show teachers how to carry out its purpose of teaching bird lore in rural schools.

? Supervising Principal R.B. Thiel has declined to renew his contract. The failure of the district to move toward construction of a new building has had some influence on his decision.

? Kewaunee County's share of the state taxes amounted to $34,917.26 this year.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? Last week Saturday, Lawrence Meunier disposed of his saloon and dance hall, popularly known as the Alaska House, plus 26 acres of land to Herman Tegge of Kewaunee for $6,900.

? Orland Lynd and family arrived in Kewaunee from Chicago during the week. Mr. Lynd will be the new lighthouse Keeper and will take the place of Mr. Kimball who has been transferred to Algoma.

? The Kewaunee post office is now a second-class facility. This is an advance from third to second, because business has grown and postal receipts now exceed $8,000.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? During last week's storm, the barn belonging to Frank DuChateau in Red River was struck by lightning. Four horses were killed.

? The first three women to cast votes in Forestville cast their lot with the men who attended the school meeting. The decision was voted to build a two-story brick building with a basement suitable for the placement of a furnace.

? Emil Danek has leased the west half of the Matt Melchior building on Steele Street in Algoma. He will embark in the tailoring business for himself, having left the firm of A. Danek & Son.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Henry Grimm of Kewaunee is soon to become a resident of Ahnapee. He was in the city conducting business on Tuesday.

? There is very little interest in the spring election thus far. The only candidate is Frank Dishmaker for county judge.

? The one mill school tax apportionment for Kewaunee County has been made by the state superintendent. It amounts to $7,250.87 for the current year. The apportionment is on the basis of $1,046 per scholar.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
573 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1013 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

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