100 years ago - 1913
? Many families were quarantined for diphtheria.
? Officials of Northwestern Railway announced that a new railroad station would be built soon in De Pere.
? The pastors of St. Mary and St. Francis churches appointed committees to beautify Mount Olivet Cemetery.
? 50th wedding anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. John M. Smits.
? Deaths - Thomas Kane; Abraham Provencha, at Wausaukee; Mrs. P.J. Jansen; Mrs. Phil Goulee, the former Julia Connors.
? Marriages - Horace J. Smith and Catherine Carney; Emil Pratsch and Inga Nelson.
95 years ago - 1918
? Various organizations were planning war gardens.
? A.L. Simon of Kewaskum was elected superintendent of School District No. 1.
? Announcement was made of the marriage at Colon, Panama, on Feb. 14 of Dr. Robert L. Bower and Katherine M. Mailer.
? The breweries raised the price of beer from $10 to $12 per barrel.
? Deaths - George Terrien; Mrs. Justin (Mary Corley) Call; Henry Boyle of Fond du Lac, benefactor of St. Norbert College and donor for Boyle Hall.
90 years ago - 1923
? The Columbus Club, a Wisconsin corporation, opened a county-wide drive for $350,000 with which to build and equip a modern community house for Brown County.
? J.B. Layde was engaged as principal and superintendent of the city's west-side schools, succeeding H.S. Spear, who accepted the position of city superintendent and principal of Algoma High School at a salary of $2,700.
? Deaths - John Tobin, Hollandtown; Miss Mary Farrell, Askeaton; Mrs. Peter Haanen; Mrs. Hirman Gilcrece.
? Marriages - William Meeuwsen and Emma De Wilde; Martin G. Hermsen and Marie Janssen; Henry Vanden Bosch and Mary Linskens; Leonard Stannard and Lillian Desmond Quatsoe, at Milwaukee; Fred M. Nack, Kaukauna, and Mrs. Millie Rabbideau; John E. Cashman and Elizabeth Kelly, at Wrightstown; Frank J. Messing and Mrs. Mayme Miskella, at Milwaukee.
85 years ago - 1928
? Mrs. G.F. Goggins was elected president of the Catholic Woman's Club.
? Deaths - Mrs. Susan Weyenberg; Mrs. Francisca Cleven; John F. Novitski, former superintendent of Brown County schools, at Goodman.
? Marriages - Edward Murphy and Blanche Wright; Earl Klipstine and Rosalie Seidel; Henry Sausen and Mary Barbieur.
80 years ago - 1933
? The old bridge was being dismantled as the new bridge was opened to traffic.
? The City Beautiful committee of the De Pere Woman's Club announced plans to continue giving prizes for the best planting during summer months.
? The Diocesan Holy Name Rally was scheduled for June 4 at Green Bay.
? Deaths - Mrs. Mary Ann Kehoe, Coleman; William Armstrong; Mrs. Emily Shadboldt, at Chicago.
75 years ago - 1938
? Marjorie Baeten and William McLaughlin reigned as queen and king of the Wrightstown High School junior prom.
? Deaths - Mrs. Herman Lulloff, Greenleaf; William Brochtrup, Askeaton; William Peters, formerly of Morrison, at Brillion; Sister Emmanuela, former mother superior at St. Joseph convent.
? Marriage - Norbert Carlson and Jane Johnson, at West Allis.
70 years ago - 1943
? Police were cleaning up the hobo jungle behind the St. Paul depot.
? The Rev. Benjamin Kell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, left for a pastorate at Elwood, Ind. He was succeeded by the Rev. George Fulcomer.
? Deaths - Mrs. Anna Wolske; Lt. Edward Kafka; Sister M. Apollonia, the former Anna Hoes of Wrightstown, at Racine.
? Marriages - Kenneth Cormier and Arleen Heuvelmans; Robert Gomach and Bernice Roder.
65 years ago - 1948
? The dump behind North Broadway was discontinued after residents in the area threatened legal action.
? De Pere Chamber of Commerce was promoting a local contest to determine who was "Mr. Spot."
? Deaths - Joseph Alaers; Mrs. Herman Gossens; Anton Mathey.
? Marriages - William Jacobe and Maxine Marrick; Edward Feser and Betty Sladek; Leo Albers and Beatrice Blohowiak; Bernard Hopman and Irene Alesch; Sigyr Gustafson and Helen Gilson.
60 years ago - 1953
? Bill Clancy and Ila May Meulemans reigned as king and queen at the Wrightstown High School prom. "South of the Border" was the theme.
? Deaths - Miss Margaret Higgins; Arthur Morrison; Sanor Schink; Miss Mary A. Harbridge, at Fond du Lac.
? Marriages - Robert Yearian and Carol Van De Ven; James W. Byers and Nancy Marek; Ronald Reindl and Doris Becker.
55 years ago - 1958
? Mel Nicks was named director of De Pere's swimming pools. Charles Smith was appointed assistant director.
? "Castle of My Dreams" was the theme of the De Pere High School junior prom, at which John Schroeder and Mary Ellen Van Dalen were king and queen.
? A port development plan was requested by De Pere Chamber of Commerce.
? Curt Meulemans and Ione Lamers were king and queen of the Wrightstown High School prom.
? 50th wedding anniversaries - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fels, Lark; the Rev. and Mrs. Immanuel Wegner.
? Deaths - Mrs. Bernard Vander Heiden; Mrs. Richard Wojan.
? Marriages - Frank Schuh and Janet De France; Jack Heupel and Ione Van Dyck; Arthur Sullivan Jr. and Bonitas Simoens; John Pinkert and Elizabeth Haen; Arden Bernhardt and Fern Habeck.
50 years ago - 1963
? Jack Pasterski and Joan Berken were king and queen of the De Pere High School junior prom. "Camelot" was the prom theme.
? Marriages - Merle Kulhanek and Rose Mary Schaetz; Charles J. Beyer, Freedom, and Rosemary Van De Wettering.
45 years ago - 1968
? "Scarborough Fair" was the theme for the annual Abbot Pennings High School junior prom, at which Tom Egan was king and Laurie Fischer queen.
? Dedication ceremonies were held for the newly completed east- and west-side parking malls.
? Building permits issued during April totaled $110,450.
? Lettuce was being sold at De Pere stores for 19 cents per head.
? Deaths - Herb Sigl, Freedom; Mrs. Charles Bornemann, Morrison; Roger J. Brick, Askeaton; Peter Leiterman; Henry Vanden Heuvel; Victor Engebretsen; Donald Renard.
? Marriages - Steve Krause and Evelyn Aldrich; William Aschenbrenner and Mary Ann McInnis; Glenn Griepentrog and Doris Timm, at Wayside.
40 years ago - 1973
? Mrs. Louise Waldkirch was awarded the Silver Knight Award for outstanding community service.
? Rudy Klug, who operated a 470-acre farm in Greenleaf, was named the outstanding young farmer by Green Bay Junior Chamber of Commerce.
? Ray Gevers was appointed sewer inspector and began inspecting every home in the city to check sump pumps, drain tiles and sewer downspouts.
? Ground was broken for the new Howard Johnson Motor Lodge at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Wisconsin 32.
? Abbot Pennings High School was presenting the play "Li'l Abner."
? Building permits issued during April totaled $466,700 and included a permit for a sales and service building for Cummins Diesel on U.S. 41 for $193,000.
? Deaths - Richard Oudenhoven, 18, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Oudenhoven; Mrs. L.D. Williams; Frank R. Sievert; Mrs. Ed Alears; Edward Williamsen; Wallace E. Downey.
? Marriage - Ronald McCracken and Terry Culbertson.
35 years ago - 1978
? A proposed sign ordinance was tabled by the City Council after city attorney Donald Hanaway said it would be unconstitutional.
? George Simpson was named skating director of the De Pere Ice Recreation Center.
? Congressman Jack Kemp was scheduled to be the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in honor of Robert Kasten's campaign for Wisconsin governor.
? Construction permits issued during April totaled $946,500, more than double the permits issued during April 1977. The largest single permit was for a residence at 1515 Fox Ridge Court for $175,000. Permits were issued for 13 new residences.
? The West De Pere High School students were giving the play "The Curious Savage."
? Deaths - Fred Coenen, Wrightstown; Gregory J. Mommaerts; Lawrence Koepke; Bernard C. De France.
? Marriages - Dennis Seeman and Theresa Reis; Gerald Hockers and Cheryl Lebal; Daniel Thompson and Amy Corrigan, at Pine Grove.
30 years ago - 1983
? Dr. Neil Webb, who resigned as president of St. Norbert College after 10 years, was honored at a community appreciation dinner.
? Members of First Congregational United Church of Christ honored Miss Nan Workman on her 90th birthday. She was a lifelong member of the congregation.
? The City Council approved allowing the River Queen, a 90-foot paddle-wheel boat, to dock at Voyageur Park.
? De Pere Chamber of Commerce sponsored a greenery project, which included planting trees in the downtown business areas.
? Marie Creviere was honored by the De Pere Historical Society for her work as chairman of the renovation of White Pillars, the society's museum. The surprise award was given at a dinner marking the reopening of the museum.
? Building permits issued during April totaled $396,950.
? Deaths - C. Richard Burnton; Charles (Syl) Matzke; Mrs. Harold J. (Rose) Berken; Harry Worth Sr.
25 years ago - 1988
? Chimneys at the old De Pere incinerator plant were demolished after the plant was declared obsolete.
? Deaths - Gordon Strenn, formerly of Wayside; Mrs. Frank Schuh, the former Janet De France.
? Marriages - Tim Tyczkowski and Elizabeth Olson; Michael Brozek and Teresa Van Wassenhoven; Michael J. Bronk and Vicki Linnane.
20 years ago - 1993
? Deaths - Louis E. Mineau; Dr. James W. Nellen, at Sun City, Ariz.; Raymond Krautkramer of Pulaski, formerly of Wrightstown.
? Marriages - Timothy Grovogel and Amy Brosteau; Eric Puyleart and Jodi Jarmuskiewicz.
15 years ago - 1998
? Members of the De Pere Common Council on Tuesday, May 5, unanimously approved the proposed cooperation agreement for a new Brown County arena and convention center. The De Pere council joined the village boards of Ashwaubenon and Allouez in supporting the plan to dedicate revenues from an 8 percent hotel/motel room tax to pay for the $114 million project. The plan for an 11,000-seat arena in Ashwaubenon and an expanded convention center in Green Bay was developed by Brown County municipal executives, known as MECCA (Metropolitan Executives for a Convention Center and Arena). The governing bodies of Green Bay, Howard, Brown County and the Oneida Tribe of Indians all have to approve the agreement for the project to begin. Promotion Management Inc. (PMI), the company that operates Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, has been named to operate the new arena, which would be built adjacent to the existing arena and exposition center in Ashwaubenon.
? Heritage Elementary School music teacher Teresa Zegers and the West De Pere High School English team of Betty Bienash, Jayne Feldhausen, Bonnie Frechette, Jeanne Jauquet, Jane Johnson and Georgene Lindbeck were presented Golden Apple Awards on April 8. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in teaching in Brown County. The teachers were chosen from a field of more than 1,000 nominated educators.
? De Pere's Main Street program received several awards at the 10th annual Wisconsin Main Street awards ceremony in Madison. De Pere received the most improved business climate award, recognizing the best downtown revitalization efforts in the state Main Street program's first decade. The Lawton Foundry in downtown De Pere received the award for the best downtown adaptive reuse project. The old foundry was converted into apartments six years ago by the Alexander Company of Madison. In addition to the special 10-year awards, De Pere's program received five other honors.
? Deaths - Mrs. Floyd (Loraine) Anderson, 94; Barb Borman Kiley, formerly of De Pere, at Savannah, Ga.; Robert P. Detry, a former De Pere businessman; Gerald T. (Jerry) Moes, formerly of Greenleaf, at Green Bay.
? Marriage - James Kenner and Kristine Tetzlaff.
10 years ago - 2003
? The prayers of New Life Christian Fellowship apparently went unanswered Tuesday night, May 6, as the De Pere Common Council voted to block the church's request to be allowed to move into an empty downtown store. The council upheld an earlier decision to deny the church's request for a conditional zoning change that would allow New Life to move into the former Steckart's furniture store at 113 N. Wisconsin St. "I think it's obvious I'm disappointed," church pastor Dan Taylor said after the council's vote. "I was really hoping they'd reconsider this." He said he doesn't feel the council understood that the church was eager to be part of the downtown and part of the community. Taylor said litigation is a possibility, though not a certainty. The church already owns the building and has been renting it to Friese & Co. for a rug sale. The congregation holds services at Heritage Elementary School.
? A local landmark is up for sale: the Brown County Library branch at 380 Main Ave. in downtown De Pere. The county is conducting tours of the site and accepting bids for the building, with a minimum bid of $180,000. County officials say there's strong interest in the site - more than 20 calls from interested buyers have been received. The stone building was constructed in 1935. Construction is under way for the new Kress library branch on the other side of downtown on North Broadway - it's expected to open in July.
? Deaths - David P. Denissen, a longtime De Pere resident, at Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Lonnie Truelove; David J. Williams.