Memories: April 27

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25 Years Ago: 1988

? Eugene W. Sladky, president of the Union State Bank of Kewaunee and Bellevue, recently announced the promotion of Steven W. Drab to the position of vice president. During the past 11 years, Drab has held the positions of assistant Cashier, cashier and assistant vice president.

? The Luxemburg Lions Club has completed plans for its first picnic, to be held on June 5 at the fairgrounds. One big attraction will be music by "The Shy Guys."

? With its opening to the public on May 1, Heritage Hill State Park begins the 10th season of its "living history" approach to telling the story of the development of Northeastern Wisconsin.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? April 28 was the wedding date of Larry Joseph DeVillers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger DeVillers, and Miss Sharon Ann Dalebroux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dalebroux, all of Red River. Services were held in St. Odile's Church, Thiry Daems.

? City mail carriers in both Algoma and Kewaunee will now be using new right-hand driven Jeeps, to help deliver packages with regular mail. The city of Green Bay began switching to the motorized system four years ago.

? The duties of commercial manager for the Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, Kewaunee and Manitowoc Wisconsin Telephone Co. exchanges will be assumed by Don Pamperin, who has been with the company for 25 years. He will replace Bob Dyer, who transferred to Berlin.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Clarence Luedtke was elected director of the Kewaunee Cooperative Store, at the annual meeting held Monday.

? Two new aldermen were seated at the Algoma City Council's reorganization meeting, Tuesday evening. They are Henry Bero and Melvin Qualman. Returning are Art Dettman and Stanton Soukup.

? Gale force winds did thousands of dollars damage last week. Barns on the Clifford Finendael farm and Walter Greatens farm, both near Luxemburg, were blown down.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Earl F. Wagner and S.B. Mattheis of Two Rivers, recently purchased the Libal Sheet Metal and Plumbing business in Luxemburg. It will hereafter be known as Luxemburg Heating and Plumbing.

? Holy Rosary congregation, Kewaunee, dedicated its new auditorium on April 19 and 20, by presenting a comedy, "Father of the Bride."

? Office employees of the Algoma Plywood and Veneer Co. will go on a daylight saving time schedule. They will report for work at 7 a.m. and leave at 4 p.m. each workday, except Saturday, when hours will be 7 to 11 a.m.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? A priceless heirloom, in the form of a prayer book in the Bohemian language, was added to the "Decker Collection" at the courthouse in Kewaunee. It was a gift of Mrs. Anna Opicka, a pioneer Casco town resident.

? Miss Jeanette Hirschboeck, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.G. Hirschboeck, Forestville, returned to St. Paul, Minn., on Monday, to resume her studies at St. Catherine's College.

? Ahnapee's fire truck, manned by a skeleton crew of four Algoma volunteer firemen, A.F. Meyer, Henry Englebert, "Toot" Wenniger and W.R. Busch, responded to its second big fire call on Thursday, when the Nels Peterson barn, north of Algoma, burned to the ground. Mr. Busch suffered a severely burned hand.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? Casco will build a new high school, it was decided at a special meeting held in the village on Tuesday. The proposal carried by a majority of three votes. Currently, the high school and graded school share one building.

? Stoney Creek is to be stocked with brook trout fingerlings this spring, according to George C. Fellows, who intimates illegal fishing is being practiced and declares that spearing and dipping must cease.

? Henry C. Spear, who serves a supervising principal of the Algoma public school, was formerly principal of the West De Pere High School.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? Dr. Dana Dishmaker, Kewaunee, who has been associated with Dr. E.M. Rice in the practice of medicine, has left for Chicago to take a post-graduate course. He will also study in New York.

? Frank Slavik, Clay Banks, and Miss Emily Blahnik, Ahnapee, were united in marriage in the Algoma Catholic church, with the Rev. William Kraemer officiating.

? Business is booming for the Forestville Telephone Co. Four new subscribers were added the past week, including Hugo Schmeling, Fred Zirbel and Capt. William Fagg.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? The deal for the sale of the Bastar Hotel was closed yesterday afternoon. The property was purchased by Fred Kirchman of Rio Creek. He will take possession Monday, May 4.

? The Kewaunee Businessmen's Association has organized with the following officers for the ensuing year - President John L. Haney, Vice President George A. Duvall and Secretary D.V. Mashek.

? The Rev. E. Kabat held 13-hour devotional services at the Catholic Church in Rosiere on Wednesday. He was assisted by priests from neighboring parishes, the Revs. Kraemer of Algoma, Kirpal of Kewaunee, Kozelka of Luxemburg and Belle of Lincoln. Services were well attended.

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