10 Years Ago
April 22-25, 2003
? Sturgeon Bay woman, Jeri Jo Bramer, 36, became the third traffic fatality in Door County this year in a one-car crash in Forestville.
? With less than 30 hours notice, a group opposed to the proposed Door County Justice Center and highway shop raised more than $1,300 to pay legal expenses to fight the projects through the court system. Even with the raising of the funds, it is still too early to tell whether they are standing on any solid legal ground in their opposition.
? After a record-breaking 2002 season, Door Shakespeare producers, Suzanne Graff and Jerry Gomis knew they would have to do something special for the 2003 season. This year the company will do a pair of shows in repertory with Gomis and Graff sharing directorial duties in Shakespeare's "Much to do About Nothing," and "Romeo and Juliet."
? With a touch of majesty, the 125-foot yacht Milk and Honey eased out of the production shop. The troubled times of Palmer Johnson Yachts of Sturgeon Bay temporarily faded as the yacht was being prepared for launching.
? Door County Memorial Hospital moves into the future with the facility's new surgery services center, which will be unveiled with an open house on Saturday.
? Bay Shipbuilding Inc. crews move the Arni J. Richter, the newest Washington Island ferry, out of dry dock Monday in preparation of its launch.
? At the movies: "Identity" starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet and "Malibu's Most Wanted" with Jamie Kennedy and Taye Diggs.
? Deaths: Betty Lou Hays, 90, formerly of Dallas, at Sturgeon Bay; Evelyn Boedecker, 90, Algoma; Edith Ellen Nelson, 83, Sturgeon Bay; Jeri Jo Bramer, 36, Sturgeon Bay; George L. Longley, 57, Green Bay; John G. Schmirler, 77, Sister Bay.
? Licensed to wed: Patrick DeBauche and Carla Bochek, Feb. 14; Adam LeCloux and Jennifer Dubois, Feb. 14; John Danca and Stephanie Grimes, both of Illinois, Feb. 21; Wade Morris and Kari Frisque, Feb. 24; William Fecht, Lafayette County, and Stephanie Smith, March 8; Thomas Urban and Sally Boltz, March 5; Brian Carlson, Canada, and Jennifer Smits, Feb. 28; David Stamm and Shawn Blanchard, Sturgeon Bay, March 17; William Kempston, Kewaunee County, and Linda Ruggles, Sturgeon Bay, March 15; Tyler Woodgate and Amie Miller, April 19; Michael Soukup and Lacy Zahn, April 19.
25 Years Ago
April 20-22, 1988
? Nasewaupee town voters at their annual meeting supported a motion to form a utility district for the entire town of Nasewaupee. The plan is to provide a vehicle for developing a wastewater treatment system and other projects that can be subsidized by grants.
? Harvey Malzahn Jr. was re-elected to his fourth term as chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, and Lyle Hill was elected vice-chairman, succeeding Grace McCormick.
? A 1918 caboose bought in Marquette, Mich., by Cherryland Brewing Co. was unloaded in front of the old railroad depot, which has been converted into a brewery and restaurant. The caboose will be restored and displayed in front of the brewery, owned by Tom Alberts and Mark Feld.
? At the movies: "The Seventh Sign" with Demi Moore and "Johnny Be Good" with Anthony Michael Hall.
? Deaths: Cora Knutson, 62, Sister Bay; Laurel Toseland, 58, Algoma; Jayne Engel, 26, Glendale; Henry Burger, 69, Manitowoc; Norman Pfister, 67, Green Bay; Ethel Kennedy, 87, Ellison Bay; Anna Moeller, 101, Sturgeon Bay.
? Births: sons to Warren and Holly Kohls, Sturgeon Bay, April 15; Steven and Brenda Frisinger, Sister Bay, April 19; Dora Rodriguez, Sturgeon Bay, April 20; Paul Witalison and Kari Anderson, Egg Harbor, April 20; daughters to Gary and Lisa Carlson, Sturgeon Bay, April 12; Kirk and Jenny Bastian, Ellison Bay, April 15.
50 Years Ago
April 23-25, 1963
? Mrs. Fred Peterson turned the first shovelful of dirt to formally mark construction of the Fred J. Peterson Memorial Pool in Martin Park Saturday afternoon. The pool will be housed in a stone and redwood, modern-style building.
? The war on lamprey came to Door County as a crew of men from the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior exterminated lamprey larvae in county streams using a chemical poison. Lampreys have been responsible for the disappearance of lake trout from Lake Michigan.
? Door County residents had put in their order for rain, and plenty of it, to put an end to the extremely dry conditions that have prevailed and were somewhat astonished when snow came instead.
? A quiet fish and game hearing here was highlighted by a group that voted down a proposal requiring licenses for fishing in outlying waters.
? Fire destroyed a frame carpenter shop owned by Allen Peterson at Ellison Bay on Tuesday.
? United Press International reported that Senator Philip A. Hart, D-Mich., is indignant over finding only 40 cherries in a frozen cherry pie package. Hart, sponsor of the "truth in packaging" bill now before the Congress, and whose home state produces 60 percent of the nation's cherries, said the picture on the package showed a wedge of pie with 34 cherries.
? Members of the Sturgeon Bay's First Methodist Church will mark the 100th anniversary of their congregation with special observances Sunday.
? JoAnne Gilbert, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Gilbert, won a National Merit Scholarship. She is the third Sturgeon Bay High School student to win a Merit Scholarship.
? At the movies: "Diamond Head" starring Charlton Heston and Yvette Mimieux and "Papa's Delicate Condition" with Jackie Gleason.
? Deaths: Arthur Alwes,55, Fish Creek; Ida Aznoe, 94, Sister Bay; Caroline Kreft, 66, Maplewood; Ole Peterson, 82, rural Sturgeon Bay; Mary Plutz, 59, Gardner.
? Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maney, Sister Bay, April 25; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. James Jensen, Sturgeon Bay, April 22; M/M Francis Everson, Sturgeon Bay, April 23; twin daughters to M/M Roy Whipple, Sturgeon Bay, April 21.
? Licensed to wed: Wallace Bittoff, Egg Harbor, and Gloria Anschutz, West Jacksonport, May 4; Ernest Harmann and Beverly Krueger, both of Forestville, April 27; John Dwonch, Jr. and Yvonne Smith, both of Chicago, April 27; Herbert Solway and Karen Paschke, both of rural Sturgeon Bay, April 27.