Memories: April 20

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One Year Ago: 2012

? The Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department and State Fire Marshal are investigating a pair of fires that took place in the early morning hours of April 19 in the town of Carlton. A special agent from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation-Arson Bureau has been asked to assist.

? During the Algoma High School Winter Awards Ceremony, three boys basketball players were given awards. Travis Hackett was named most valuable player, Zach Prochnow was named most improved, and Jordan Ebert was recognized as captain of this year's team.

? Two graduates of Kewaunee High School Class of 2011 have entered the military service. They are Clayton Paral, who joined the U.S. Air Force and will report to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio for basic training in May, and U.S. Army Pfc. Casey M. Deda, who has already graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? Supervisor Karen Kinstetter moved and Supervisor Linda Sinkula seconded a motion to send information to various architectural firms regarding the proposed hospital and jail remodeling project.

? St. John Lutheran wants to build a new church in the village of Luxemburg on an 8.62 acre site north of Heritage Road.

? The Straits of Mackinac carferry, which had been moored for years in the Kewaunee harbor, was sunk Thursday in Lake Michigan near Chicago.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? This year marks the 20th anniversary year of the issuance in 1968 of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission construction permit. Evidence is clear, it promises to be a boon to the economy and very safe.

? Algoma's new mayor, Orville "Bud" DeMeuse was sworn in by City Clerk Tom Romdenne on Tuesday in the City Council chambers.

? Lloyd Drossart of Casco is inviting area bikers to pedal to fight cancer in this year's Bike-A-Thon. In the past, Drossart has raised $14,000 through donations from businesses and individuals.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Six Kewaunee High School students are on the straight-A honor roll for the third quarter. They are Rebecca Raasch, freshman; Virginia Schuller, junior; and Mark Helgert, Paul Jadin, Robin McSwain and Bernadine Wojta, seniors.

? Harvey Engebos thanks town of Lincoln voters for electing him their chairman. He promises to do his best to deserve their trust.

? Back by popular demand are The Wizards, direct from Detroit with their English rock music show, playing on Friday the 13th at the Algoma Dug-Out and sponsored by the Youth Club.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Mr. and Mrs. Victor Knapmiller, who have operated the tavern known as The Grove for the past four years, have now purchased it from Edmund Kuehl.

? The building of the Casco Catholic school is coming to a close. It is now being finished on the inside. The 180 or so parish families have paid for the building, but not the interior furnishings, as yet. The congregation is now getting ready to build a sisters' convent.

? Gerald Thielke, 37, principal at Algoma High School the past four years, has been named principal at Casco High School. He will replace Jacob Sheffy, who resigned after holding the position 18 years.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Coach Antone Anderson has introduced track into the Luxemburg High School's spring sports program.

? A recommendation that Kewaunee High School students be separated from grade school students, with construction of a new building, is included in a letter to the State Department of Public Instruction.

? Willie Korth has resigned, on doctor's orders, as director of the Algoma Chamber of Commerce. C.A. Ackerman was named to fill the vacancy.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? "We're Trying to Buy Peace at Half Price" was the title of the oration that Russell Pavlat, a junior at Casco High School, won first place with at the sub-district forensic contest at Peshtigo. He placed first in a field of 10.

? Raymond Kirchman, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kirchman, Rio Creek, was bitten by a police dog recently. The wounds required six stitches to close. He has been unable to attend school for almost three weeks since the incident.

? Art Peil, of the Kewaunee Coast Guard, will take over the Joseph Vania tavern in Algoma on May 1. Mr. Vania has been in the location the last eight years. He plans to devote his full time to painting.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? The Kewaunee County Hunting Dog Club was formally organized on Monday night. The group promises to stop the hunting dog theft racket in the area.

? Harvey Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Burke, Alaska, is one of the youngest students enrolled in the state university. He is 16.

? Ed Gerlach, Ahnapee, has leased a farm northwest of Jacksonport that is owned by Mrs. Mary Harmann.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? Nonresident males over 16 years of age are taxed $1 for the trout fishing privilege. Women may angle for free.

? Leroy Long, Werner Moegenburg and the Misses Agnes Birdsall, and Hildegarde Welnick, representing Algoma High School, left on the morning train for De Pere, to take part in the league declamatory contest there today.

? Frank Knipfer and Miss Leona Gerhart were united in marriage at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning in the rectory of St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, with the Rev. Kraemer officiating.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? The crew of the Algoma Packing Co. is now engaged in putting in their crop of peas. The outfit was moved to Rio Creek last Sunday, where the firm has considerable land.

? John Younk and Miss Alvinia Christensen were married Wednesday forenoon, with Rev. F.J. Eppling performing the ceremony.

? The little schooner, Cora, has arrived in port with a cargo of lumber for Henry Grimm. It was detained several days, owing to the heavy sea.

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