75 Years Ago: 1938
? Nineteen seniors were given their diplomas at the commencement exercises at Brussels High School last Friday. Gibraltar and Sevastopol each graduated 41 last Wednesday and Thursday, and Sturgeon Bay will graduate 111 next Friday. The George Draeb award for scholarship will go to Mildred Bero of Rocky Glen.
? Door County oil dealers organized here Friday with H.A. Gudmundsen of Washington Island as chairman.
? Charles Stoeger, Sevastopol, has purchased a farm from Harry Haen, who intends to move to Luxemburg.
? Life Scout badges have been awarded to Ransome Severson and Darrel Bushman.
? Arnold Schinkten of Sturgeon Bay has been selected valedictorian of the St. Norbert College graduating class of 27 seniors.
? County Nurse Ruth Brye is advising parents to watch for measles in their children.
? Larsen's Lunch is having an addition erected at the rear of the restaurant to make more room for their increasing business.
? The Milwaukee Journal Roto section next Sunday will contain a picture of Catherine McArdle and Ruth Acker among Door County cherry blossoms.
? Hollywood press notices have announced that Caroline Fisher, 21-year-old co-founder of the Theatre in a Garden near Fish Creek and one of the leading actresses there, will be married to Rodian Rathbone, son of Basil Rathbone, famed screen actor.
? Funeral services were held Sunday from the home and Moravian Church for Mrs. C.L. Sorenson, 91, survivor of the Chicago fire and resident of Sturgeon Bay for 65 years.
? Patrick Hennesey, 79, a Door County blacksmith for many years, died at Maplewood.
? Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Eben Hanson, Fish Creek, May 23; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Anton Neuville, Sevastopol, May 23; M/M Wenzel Hanna, Sturgeon Bay, May 21; M/M William Mong, Evanston, Ill., May 20; John Severnson, Sturgeon Bay, May 19.
? Licensed to wed: Harvey Lemense, Brussels, and Grace LeGrave, Casco, June 1; Walter Rutz, Sawyer, and Lorriane Herlache, Brussels, May 28.
100 Years Ago: 1913
? Chester Duwe, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duwe, drowned Sunday evening when he fell from the dock at the shipyard. There were no witnesses to the accident.
? District attorney Graass reports that Ernest Volkmann, 30, was found dead in the woods near his home with a bullet wound in his head. Volkmann was the proprietor of a large dance hall and saloon near Carlsville.
? The first Sturgeon Bay city dog ordinance goes into effect this week. All dog owners are now required to muzzle and license their pets.
? The high school graduating class this spring numbered 23. Lester Plettner is valedictorian and Otto Ray is salutatorian.
? George A. Mowry, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, now heads a prominent fire insurance company in Minnesota.
? Dr. H.A. Norden is leaving Sturgeon Bay to take charge of a sanitarium in Illinois.
? Henry Gerlach and John Mura are erecting a new dance hall for Joseph Jindra in Nasewaupee.
? Negotiations are pending for the sale of the Stroth and Ives grocery store.
? The steamer M.F. Butters passed through the bay Friday.
? The first license under the new marriage law was issued to Peter May and Goldie Nelson, Nasewaupee. The new law requires those contemplating marriage to look carefully into the family history of their prospective partner.
? Contractor Nebel began work on improving St. John's Street this week.
? New front and sidewalks have been built to the entrances of the library.
? Herman Hawkey is the latest acquisition to the ranks of autoist.
? Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Dana, Sturgeon Bay; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Stram, Sturgeon Bay.
? Licensed to wed: Nels Evenson, Sister Bay, and Agnes Lovdahl, Liberty Grove; Peter May and Goldie Nelson, Nasewaupee; George A. Madsen, Clay Banks, and Rose Johnson, Sturgeon Bay; Ignatz Smith, Gibraltar, and Praxie Zak, Baileys Harbor.
? Wed: Frank Huber, Sturgeon Bay, and Louise Haft Weisickle, Racine.
125 Years Ago: 1888
? A.W. Lawrence & Co. on Friday sold to Nelson & Spear 25x150 feet of ground on Cedar Street north of Frank Sailer's furniture store for $500. The purchasers intend to erect a bank building.
? Eleven saloons now furnish liquid refreshments to the thirsty ones in the city.
? The price of fresh fish has taken a tumble in the past week, only 3½ cents a pound being paid for trout and 4 cents for whitefish.
? When Leathem & Smith's mill started up on Monday morning there were 50 or men in quest of work over the demand and these had to be turned away. The question of wages was secondary to the need for employment. At every point in the northwest there appears to be a super-abundance of laboring men this spring.
? The Sawyer passed through here Thursday morning from Manistee, having on board 2,500 barrels of salt consigned to Fred Hurlburt of Green Bay.
? Work on the Spruce Street sewer is being pushed forward vigorously. The four sides are built entirely of stone, ensuring both solidity and durability.
150 Years Ago: 1863
? The schooner Albatross sailed Friday, loaded with railroad ties.
? In the army, General Rosecrans has listed the names of officers and privates who have distinguished themselves by bravery in battle and we are pleased to find the name of our young townsman and neighbor Ole A. Thompson, who went bravely through the seven days' fighting at the battle of Murfreesboro without a scratch.
? General George McClellan telegraphs that his troops have cut the Virginia Central railroad at three points between Hanover courthouse and the Chickhominy.
? Births: Sons to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zettel, Sevastopol, May 14; M/M R. Baker, Sturgeon Bay, May 20; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Kalmbach, Fish Creek.