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Kewaunee County Star-News Memories: April 13

2:42 PM, Apr. 11, 2013  |  Comments

One Year Ago: 2012

? The Build the Future Foundation will be hosting its annual Wall of Fame banquet on May 6 at CJ's Food and Spirits, to honor four outstanding Kewaunee High School graduates. This year's honorees will be Edward Bisely, Kenlyn Gretz, James J. Kleiman Jr. and Anita Schuller.

? The Luxemburg-Casco golf team won a triangular by 10 strokes over West De Pere (172) and Hortonville (182) on April 17. L-C posted a 162, a great start for the upcoming season.

? The Algoma-Kewaunee Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen, Tri-Lakes Association and Algoma Hunting and Fishing Club have donated funds toward the stocking of 200 rainbow trout and 350 brook trout at Krohn's Lake, just in time for the May season opening.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? Sherri Legois, Casco, a second-grade teacher at Holy Cross School in Bay Settlement, has been recognized with the "Teacher of Distinction" award, granted to the top 50 teachers nominated for Golden Apple distinction.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? Kewaunee County made $662.50 off Cupid's arrows in 1987, when 135 marriage licenses were issued, along with 11 five-day waivers of the waiting period. Licenses cost $29.50 each and waivers are $5 each.

? The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chamber Singers will perform a free concert in Algoma on April 24. John Schwedler, son of Jim and Mary Schwedler, is a member of the group who attended Algoma High School.

? Gordon Reckelberg of Luxemburg was chosen Orchestra Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Orchestra Leader's Association. He began playing with his father's band 38 years ago and formed his own group in 1972.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Jim Rodrian and Wayne Detjen are responsible for building the unusually shaped structure in the backyard of the Ralph Detjen home in Algoma. The two began constructing scale models, after seeing a picture of a hemispherical building in a magazine last Thanksgiving.

? Kewaunee High School is in rehearsal for an all-school production of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie." Main characters are portrayed by Mike Hessel, Kathy Klemish, Sid Leyse, Jeanne Kotyza and Vicci Rodgers.

? The Luxemburg-Casco Senior Class is working to produce the lighthearted play "You Can't Take It With You." Performances are set for April 15 and 17.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Two of Algoma High School's entries in the sectional forensic tournament received A's. Pat Pfile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Pfile, and Barbara Tlachac, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vojta Tlachac, now take part in the state competition.

? A car owned by Norbert Kitzinger of Kewaunee was reported missing last Thursday, and was since found in a gravel pit south of the city.

? Tom Vandervest and Kathy Dalebroux reigned as king and queen of the Luxemburg High School Junior Prom.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? The one-story central office of the Wisconsin Telephone Co. will be built on Fifth Street in Algoma, between Navarino and State streets. It will be the nerve center for dial telephone service.

? The vote for County Superintendent of Schools drew 5,080 Kewaunee County voters to the polls this week, a high mark for a spring election.

? Six more Kewaunee County young men left for military service under the selective service system. They are Philip Romdenne, Casco; and Arnold Schneider, Alvin Tassoul, Ken Schilling, Keith Haasch and Louis Kirchman, all of Algoma.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? Miss Ellen Carlson, Kewaunee County Home Agent, was elected president of the Wisconsin County Home Agents Association last week. Miss Carlson has been associated with extension work and 4-H club work in this area.

? Willard Andre of East Rosiere and Matt Theis of Rio Creek motored to Madison on Wednesday where Mr. Andre purchased a new tractor.

? There is a new pupil at Vignes School. Arthur Nelson has taken over the Nelsonville Blacksmith Shop. His daughter, Eunice, is a fifth-grader.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? The building of a bridge on the new Blahnik Road was authorized by the Casco Town Board at its meeting on Wednesday.

? Edward Meverden, who is braking on the St. Paul out of Green Bay, spent the weekend with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Reinhart Meverden. Edward informs us that he expects to be transferred to Channing.

? The Winchester Junior Rifle Corps will begin practice, as soon as weather permits, with Carl Lidral as supervisor. Fifteen boys are now in the contest to gain medals next fall.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? Fred Raether of the town of Ahnapee spent several days in Pierce Town, where he helped with work on the Ed Machut farm. Mr. Machut was laid up with inflammatory rheumatism the past four weeks.

? On Monday evening, Miss Rose Seyk entertained the entire graduating class of 1913 at a party in her Kewaunee home.

? Streams are too high for fishing, due to heavy rainfalls. Even though it's opening day for trout season, the law limit's the catch to six inches.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? The Misses Dora Schneider and Mamie Culligan spent Easter vacation with their parents in Algoma. They have now returned to Casco, where they will resume their duties at the toy factory.

? J.F.C. Kuehl has disposed of his furniture store and undertaking establishment in Kewaunee to Frank Shimanek.

? Stephen Putz has sold his farm, cheese factory, store and saloon in West Kewaunee to Wenzel Opicka and John Smith.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Moreau in Lincoln, recently.

? Joseph Servaes of Red River sold his store and 20 acres of land to Anton Braedel for $1,300.

? Joseph Svoboda of Kewaunee will install a new altar in St. Joseph's Church at Krok. The altar will cost about $250.

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