Recognize anyone ? even yourself, perhaps? Leathem Smith Shipyard had its own employees band in the early 1940s that played every Sunday when a boat was launched. The Door County Historical Museum hopes to get some identifications for the people in the photo if possible.
10 Years Ago: 2003
? After months of intense and sometime contentious negotiations, the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday gave the final go-ahead to the construction of the Door County highway shop, located just off County S.
? With less than three hours to go before the state's July 1 deadline, the Door County Board passed a resolution Monday giving itself an option to borrow $1.57 million to get around a state-proposed property tax freeze.
? When the dust settles on the bankruptcy at Palmer Johnson, Andrew McKelvey could be left with a big dent in his bank account and Sturgeon Bay could be left with another vacant shipyard. The grim projections fall out of a detailed examination of the PJ operations by Ralph C. Anzivino, a law professor appointed by the bankruptcy court.
? Concern about bird droppings and their potential link to contaminated water raised questions at the Ephraim Village Board meeting as they discussed the lush shoreline vegetation that has appeared as the water level has receded.
? Actions in June by the Egg Harbor Village Board and the Village Plan Commission will make the Bertschinger Center a lively place in July. Both groups have public hearings scheduled for the July meetings, and several highly-charged issues are building towards resolution. One item is a public hearing, prompted by requests from the fire department, requiring both vertical and horizontal clearance of at least 12 feet for village driveways. The other issue involves REU's (residential equivalent units), the measurement used to determine sewer rates for permanent and seasonal users.
? Mert Larsen has agreed to chair this year's annual campaign for United Way of Door County.
? At the movies: "Legally Blonde 2" starring Reese Witherspoon and Sally Field and Dreamworks Animated's production of "Sinbad."
? Deaths: Ronald D. Desotelle, 52, La Crosse; Peter Nicholas Shane III, 34, Sturgeon Bay; Milton J. Spude, 79, Pound; Amber Kay Briggs, 17, Sturgeon Bay.
25 Years Ago: 1988
? Ignoring a petition signed by 500 residents, the Door County Board turned down a resolution that would have started the board's monthly meeting held at 7 p.m. rather than at the existing 9 a.m.
? A six-week drought has prompted the County Board to enact a strict burning and fireworks ban. Fish boil proprietors will have to get special permits.
? U.S. Coast Guard officials have confirmed that a proposal to close the Plum Island Coast Guard Station and move the search-and-rescue unit to Escanaba, Mich., is under consideration.
? Last week's rejection of an imposed contract by the company's four unions forced Bay Shipbuilding Co. to cancel its plans to bid on the conversion of the S.S. Normactide, a Maritime reserve fleet container ship. The conversion would have employed between 300 and 400 laid-off workers. As it is currently, Bay Ship has only 17 outside workers. While there is still hope, the big shipyard looks desolate, the parking lots are empty and all but a very few workers are gone.
? At the movies: "Funny Farm" with Chevy Chase and "The Great Outdoors" with Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.
At the drive-in: "18 Again" starring George Burns and 'Beetlejuice" with Michael Keaton.
? Deaths: William Ebbers 89, Sister Bay; Alma Larson, 95, Sister Bay; Ruth Weinrich, 86, rural Sturgeon Bay; Manetta Schroeder, 81, sister Bay; Marion Hegnes, no age listed, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Carius Maedke, 46, Brussels; Ruth Peterson, 76, Sturgeon Bay; Agnes Oshkosh, 81, Egg Harbor; John Dexheimer, 82, St. Petersburg, Fla.; George Jauquet, 76, Brussels; Doris Weitermann, 50, Glen Elyn, Ill.; Shirley Gregerson, 58, Sturgeon Bay; the Rev. John Fischer, 90, Monett, Mo.; Dyanne Davis, 36, Glendale, Ariz.; Deloris Heling, 57, Algoma; Henry Jeanquart, 89, Brussels; Laura Tenor, 65, Egg Harbor.
? Births: a son to Bob and Julie Bordeau, Sturgeon Bay, June 24; daughters to Arthur and Heidi Meyer, Egg Harbor, June 25; Scott and Elizabeth Rockendorf, Sturgeon Bay, June 25; Mike and Cheryl Kohlbeck, Sturgeon Bay, June 27.
50 Years Ago: 1963
? Door County's unusual June heat wave went into its eighth straight day with hopes that there will soon be relief from the dryness and high temperatures.
? About 200 Joan Baez and Josh White wannabees gathered at the Sunset Beach Park for a hootenanny, to picnic and sing folk song favorites. The song leader was Mary Hanson. The event was sponsored by the United Protestant/Youth and considered a big success.
? Fourth of July festivities in Sturgeon Bay include a full day of events, planned and sponsored by the AmVets Weber-Tess Post 51. Jets will fly over the city, and a parade will take place on the West Side, followed by a parade on the East Side. Following a softball game between the Rotary and Lions clubs, a professional team known as the Acro-Nuts will perform. Various activities will take place throughout the afternoon, concluding with the largest aerial fireworks display ever shown in Sturgeon Bay.
? In Bailey Harbor, the traditional Independence Day parade includes a doll buggy parade. The day ends with a free fireworks display and a dance at Wasserbach's hall.
? Growing in popularity in Southern Door is the observance of Belgian Days in Brussels.
? The City Council renewed the U.S. Coast Guard lease on the Goodrich Dock for a one-year term.
? The romantic comedy "Time Remembered" will open at the Peninsula Players in Fish Creek.
? At the Movies: "It Happened at the World's Fair" starring Elvis Presley and "Call Me Bwana" with Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg.
At the drive-in: "The War Lover" with Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner and "Boys Night Out" with Kim Novak, James Garner and Tony Randall.
? Deaths: Joseph Kessen, 77, Maplewood; Lloyd Berg, 45, Sturgeon Bay; Virginia Feuerstein, 80, Green Bay; Charles Brooks, 77, Sturgeon Bay; Todd Gunnlaugsson, 3 months, Sturgeon Bay; Peter Gierek, 81, Sturgeon Bay; Elizabeth Haberli, 73, Sturgeon Bay; Flora Smith, 77, Racine, formerly of Ephraim.
? Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fischer, Sturgeon Bay, June 28; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Birmingham, Fish Creek, June 29; twin daughters to M/M Chester Londo, Sturgeon Bay, July 3.