Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate archives: April 24

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10 Years Ago: 2003

? Door County Emergency responders were on high alert as they responded to an exercise designed to test their ability to response to a major incident involving terrorism, mass casualties and an evacuation. In a scenario involving a perpetrator wreaking mayhem from the deck of the freighter Edward Ryerson, the disaster drill tested the skill of more than 200 emergency responders.

? A $350,000 renovation in under way on Ephraim Village Hall that will update the interior while returning it to a style more reminiscent of its 1926 construction and ethnic Norwegian heritage.

? In a recent American Lung Association "State of the Air: 2003" report, Door County air receives an F grade.

? After months of hard work, the Door County Service Club Coalition and Open Door Production Arts bring to the Door County Auditorium the "The Sound of Music."

? The Gannett Co. of McLean, Va., has taken steps to purchase the Door Reminder of Sister Bay. Lon Kopitzke, whose parents, John and Frances, founded the weekly shopper in 1947, is mulling over the offer, and if he accepts he expects it to close by May 1.

? At the movies: "X2: X-Men United" with Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen and "The Pianist" starring Adrien Brody.

? Deaths: William "Bill" Moeller, 73, Sturgeon Bay; Harold F. Charron Jr., 76, Raleigh, N.C.; Georgie Ann Baumann, 63, Sturgeon Bay; Jean Nancy Pierce, 68, Sturgeon Bay; Helen N. Larsen, 92, Rockford, Ill.; Thomas Joseph Christiiansen, 61, Sturgeon Bay; Arthur Blomquist, 90, Sister Bay; Helen Mae Olson, 82, Algoma; Gerald Theodore Wilke, infant son of Brian and Leeann Wilke, Sturgeon Bay; Helene P. Toussaint, 85, Washington Island; Daniel C. Oakley, 80, Minneapolis.

? Births: sons to Jace and Gina Schmelzer, Sturgeon Bay, April 9; Ben Anschutz and Sarah Nowland, Baileys Harbor, April 14; daughters to Jesse LaLuzerne and Holly Millard, Sturgeon Bay, April 5; Bob and Cheryl Buth, Shakopee, Minn., April 9; Randall J. and Jennifer Warner, Green Bay, April 11.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? Sunday, May 1, Door County will finally join more than 1 million other state residents covered by the 911 emergency telephone system.

? Wet snow measuring 4 inches at the agricultural research center covered Door County on Saturday but was all melted by Sunday afternoon.

? The Sevastopol School Board reacted to the defeated February referendum by agreeing to investigate the leasing of rooms at the YMCA in Sturgeon Bay, for kindergarten and first-grade classes. If the referendum had passed, it would have allowed the district to borrow $800,000 and build 12 new classrooms in a second story over the high school wing.

? Although defeated in a February referendum, the Gibraltar school auditorium may yet become a reality. A private effort to raise the money for building is under way. Peter Trenchard, a Sister Bay businessman, proposes to form a corporation to raise $2.3 million to build a 750-seat auditorium at the school.

? Angela O'Hern, Westside School fourth-grader, won an Honorable Mention in Wisconsin Public Radio's Young People's Radio Competition with her tape recording of her interview of her uncle who is stationed in the Persian Gulf.

? After a career of 43 years as a Sturgeon Bay city employee, Ray Mattie retires.

? At the movies: "Moonstruck" with Nicholas Cage and Cher and "Bright Lights, Big City" with Michael J. Fox.

? Deaths: Clyde B. Brown Sr., 92, Sturgeon Bay; Bill Prahl, 42, Manitowoc; Lucy A. Rex, 86, Fish Creek; Florence DeMarb, 65, Sturgeon Bay.

? Births: a son to Fred Kramer and Julie Feld, Stevens Point, March 26; daughters to Gordon and Valerie Johnson, Sturgeon Bay, April 17; Robert Luft and Margo Shuda, Sturgeon Bay, April 21; Ronnie and Sherri Tremain, Sturgeon Bay, April 22; Dave and Connie Fish, Sturgeon Bay, April 25; Tom and Kathleen Anschultz, Sturgeon Bay, April 27.

? Licensed to wed: James J. Perry and Elizabeth A. Meyer, both of Vernon Hills, Ill., April 22; Jose L. Ambrocio and Josefina Hernandez, both of Sturgeon Bay, April 22; Gerald T. Spude and Cynthia M. Hicks, both of Sturgeon Bay, April 23; Jeffery C. Royce and Peggy S. Martin, both of Sturgeon Bay, April 23; Ernald J. Viste and Kendra A. Anderson, both of Baileys Harbor, April 30; Peter J. Smith and Tracy A. Ronsman, both of Liberty Grove, May 6; Jeffery D. Johnson and Ruth L. Cook, both of Egg Harbor, May 7; Thomas J. Goelz and Kim M. Pelletier, both of Gibraltar, May 7; George P. Schuler, Forestville, and Mary C. DuBois, May 14.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Four Door County service stations and a garage were broken into by burglars Wednesday night.

? A man who was arrested after stealing a safe from his widowed grandmother while she was attending Easter church services has been placed on probation.

? Harold LeFave reported that he was struck on the head with a beer bottle and robbed of $71 after leaving the Bay Bowl on Fourth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay early Thursday morning.

? Two Door County youths were metered heavy fines and jail sentences after pleading guilty to charges arising from the shooting of two tame deer at Aqualand near Ephraim last January.

? The Southern Door School Board approved a summer music program as proposed by band director David Bultman.

? The pastor of St. Peters Lutheran Church, the Rev. Theophil Baganz, was badly injured in a two-car crash.

? Otto's Modern Cabins, a 10-unit light housekeeping motel at the entrance of Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Otto Frye of Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. William Reinhard and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sohns.

? Co-valedictorians of the Sturgeon Bay class of 1963 are Jo-Anne Gilbert and Gail Arnold, with Barbara Rusche the salutatorian.

? At the movies: Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" with Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor and Walt Disney's "Miracle of the White Stallions" with Robert Taylor and Lilli Palmer. Ticket prices: adults, 75 cents; students, 50 cents; and children, 30 cents.

? Deaths: Louis Jensen, 78, Sturgeon Bay; Anna Curry, 84, Sturgeon Bay; Ivan Maenpaa, 40, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, aboard the steamer Silver Star in Duluth, Minn.; Hortense Virlee, 76, Union; Henry Mallien, 82, Namur; Lena Lardinois, 57, Brussels; Jule Henquinet, 78, born in Brussels, at Peshtigo.

? Births: sons to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maney, Sister Bay, April 25; M/M Charles Tishler, Baileys Harbor, April 26; M/M Edward Pichette, rural Sturgeon Bay, April 26; M/M Andrew Andropolis, rural Sturgeon Bay, April 26; M/M George Whitford, rural Sturgeon Bay, April 29; M/M John Thenell, Sturgeon Bay, May 1; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Remy, rural Sturgeon Bay, April 25; M/M Kendil Shreve, Sturgeon Bay, April 28.

? Licensed to wed: Robert Hartl and Judith Christianson, both of Sturgeon Bay, May 4; Peter VanDuyse and Jean Grondin, both of Sturgeon Bay, May 11; Ervin Peil, Baileys Harbor, and Nancy Teich, rural Sturgeon Bay, May 11.

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