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Glimpses of the Past: June 27

5:26 PM, Jun. 26, 2013  |  Comments
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100 years ago - 1913

? The Rev. J.A. Van Heertum was named director of St. Norbert College.

? Homegrown strawberries were coming to market and being sold for 16 to 20 cents per quart.

? The Calcite arrived at the American Writing Paper Company's coal dock. The 465-foot boat was the largest that ever came up the Fox River as far as De Pere.

? Deaths - Miss Rose Verboomen, Wrightstown; Mrs. James Finnerty, Hollandtown; Mrs. William Corrigan, Glenmore; Frank Johns, 18, Wrightstown.

? Marriages - Siegfried Schroeder and Ida Schroeder, at Wrightstown; Alphonse Van Heesch and Minnie Vanden Elzen; Anton Vander Zanden and Josie Lemmens; Charles Granger and Flora Woodward.

95 years ago - 1918

? William Allcox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allcox, was severely wounded on the battlefield in France.

? Mrs. Albert Kabat sold the Union Hotel to August Maternoski.

? Marriage - Dean Jones and Hattie Martell.

90 years ago - 1923

? Deaths - Mrs. Peter Leohard, East Wrightstown; Mrs. Herman Fischer, Lark; Mrs. George Sanders; Mrs. Peter Haanen.

? Marriages - Charles W. Bidwell and Adelaide Tremlett; Louis T. Guyon and Marie Van Gheem; John Vander Loo and Ella Danen; Arthur Spanbauer and Genevieve Smith; Henry Van Straten and Agnes Canavan; Frank Bushmaker and Cecelia Meulemans, and Peter Vande Hey and Odealia Meulemans in a double wedding, at Wrightstown; John Jacobsen and Millie Bock; Joseph De Grasse and Emma Leininger; Edward Vincent and Fordyce Goodell.

85 years ago - 1928

? Ed Scray and Elmer Teske opened the De Pere dairy.

? Charles Lawton graduated from the mechanical engineering course at University of Wisconsin.

? Death - Mrs. Edna Hurkman.

? Marriages - Ralph Becker and Lucille Morin; Francis Bertrand and Ethel Hannon; Miles Miller and Mary Kellerman; James Kofrts and Louise Adriansen; Leo Janssen and Marie Niesing.

80 years ago - 1933

? Cheering crowds greeted members of the West De Pere High School band upon its return from Evanston, Ill., where it won the national championship and was given the silver trophy to keep permanently.

? A class of 39 seniors graduated from De Pere High School.

? A license fee of $100 for 1933-34 for local taverns was set at a meeting of the City Council.

? Deaths - Jeffrey J. Mc Hugh; Judge Theodore Berg, Appleton; Mrs. Frank Gilson, Greenleaf.

? Marriages - Alec Steffeck and Marie Ossefort; Robert Henry and Henrietta Hoenslaar; Adrian Kerkhoff and Margaret Moran; Austin Saecker and Dorothy Halline; Carl Schueler, Shirley, and Evelyn Beimborn; Peter Lamers and Catherine Fox, at Freedom; Lucas Treml and Anna Bougie; Elmer Kussow and Eleanore Pagel, at Wrightstown; Art Marquardt and Margaret Zirbel.

75 years ago - 1938

? An open house was held at the new De Pere sewage treatment plant.

? Deaths - William Calnan; Mrs. Lawrence Bildings; Alexander Smith; Mrs. Louis Clavette; Mrs. Mathilda Stuht, Wrightstown; Billy Verheyen, 8.

? Marriages - Norbert Schwahn and Madeline Loppnow; William Stuebs and Mrs. Lydia Heinrich; Joseph Bushmaker and Agnes Steinfeldt; Gordon Lardinois and Marie Joseph; Walter Staeven and Erma Brocker.

70 years ago - 1943

? Mrs. W.S. Klaus assumed her duties as acting postmistress of the De Pere post office.

? Marriages - Roland Baumgart and Elaine Eliason; Joseph Vissers and Emmerdine Rentmeester; Orin M. Snow and Susie Johnson; Richard Vosters, Hollandtown, and Ruth Fink; George Spierings, Wrightstown, and Rozita Van Dyke.

65 years ago - 1948

? Death - Mrs. Bridget Golden, Wrightstown.

? Marriages - Robert Fiebelkorn and Patricia Danen; Willard Dwyer and Adela Lambert; Warren J. Hare and Anne Ley; Joseph Meeuwsen and Beverly Anderson; Charles Henn and Gloria Hasseler; James Pansier and Marie Kiley; Eugene Tiesling and Joyce Karczmarski; Martin Van Schyndel and Theresa Keyzer; Peter J. Deprez and Audrey McCabe; Carl Peters and Agnes Guyette; Willard Baeten and Marion Greening; Orville Rasmussen and Ruth Fink; Edward Malcheski and LaVerne Gilbert; Vincent Murphy and Marcella Diny, at Greenleaf.

60 years ago - 1953

? E.A. Lange, 94, Wisconsin's oldest druggist, retired.

? Deaths - Peter Ruel; Henry Van Lier; Mrs. August Gauthier; Mrs. Anna Minten; Mrs. John Trinkner.

? Marriages - Ervin Quante and Kathleen Frawley; Walter Zelten and Marie Openberger; David Van Sistine and Janet Colle; Cornelius Ebben and Mary Ann Vanden Heuvel; Eugene Van Enkevort and Luella Enderby; Norbert Leiberg and Beverly Bushman; Gilbert Siebert and Eunice Schwahn, at Morrison; Frank Motoycka and Florence Haese, at Morrison.

55 years ago - 1958

? De Pere's new swimming pool in Legion Park was scheduled to open July 4.

? The state Alice in Dairyland finals were held in De Pere.

? Clifford Hinkens was named the new physical education teacher at Wrightstown High School.

? Deaths - Max Marrick; Earl De Vleeschower; Mrs. Otto Radtke; Mrs. John Peters.

? Marriages - James P. Held and Theresa Barrett; Don Fritsch and Joan Krueger, at Greenleaf; Ernest Gussert and Shirley Van Gheem; William Shackelford and Clareen Chopin; William Vande Hei and Jean Van Remortel; Joseph Challe and Carol Murphy; Albert Hendricks and Mary Lou DeGroot; Dr. Douglas A. Shanahan and Marilyn Nelson; Ronald Meidl and Carol Vandeveer; John Hofacker, Hollandtown, and Delores Vande Loo.

50 years ago - 1963

? The industrial stock drive reached $14,000. The goal had been set at $25,000.

? Members of First Congregational Church announced plans to construct a new church building.

? Death - Ray F. Planert, formerly of De Pere, at Bradenton, Fla.

? Marriages - Joseph Paremski and Susan Smits; Tom Badciong and Jean Dickinson; Ralph Hendricks and Ann Derouin; Carl W. Wiese and Susan Vannieuwenhoven.

45 years ago - 1968

? Gerald Gibbons, formerly of De Pere, was experimenting with equipment for the NASA astronaut program.

? Fire destroyed the barn on the David Nusbaum farm south of De Pere on Wisconsin 57.

? Deaths - John W. Foegen, former operator of Ridge Point Supper Club; Mrs. John Gerondale, Greenleaf; Curtis Coenen, 19, Kaukauna; Mrs. William Vanden Elzen; Miss Mildred Wouters; Mrs. Alvina Van Der Brand; Mrs. R.J. Sherlock; John Keyzer.

? Marriages - Donald Elsing and Phyllis Sterk; James Gerhard and Mary Clair Cady; John Doro and Catherine Baeten; Jerome Stein and Judy Lindsley; Stephen Boehm and Doris Dobberpuhl, at Morrison.

40 years ago - 1973

? Torrential rains caused many flooded streets in De Pere. The heavy downpour resulted in so much running water that manhole covers throughout the city popped up, causing further flooding.

? Deaths - Mrs. Agnes Monahan; Mrs. Grover McGeehan; Leo Pansier; Mrs. Clara Manning, formerly of De Pere, at Paw Paw, Mich.; Mrs. Richard Lamers, Wrightstown.

35 years ago - 1978

? Laura Jean Oldenberg, who taught home economics at West De Pere High School for three years, became Wisconsin's 31st Alice in Dairyland.

? John Hockers and Robert McComb were named Paul Harris Fellows by the De Pere Rotary Club after $1,000 was donated in each of their names to the Rotary International Foundation, a foreign-exchange program.

? Deaths - Mrs. Norbert Micke, Wrightstown; Mrs. John A. Johnston; George Miller; Mrs. Elsa Zirbel; Charles Seroogy.

? Marriages - Duff Robertson and Lynn Wicker; Steven Gay and Julie Ambrosius; Brian Thomas and Cynthia Gage; Terry Pollack and Susan Kesler, at Appleton.

30 years ago - 1983

? St. Norbert College's Music Theatre opened its 23rd season with "The Pirates of Penzance."

? Ed Cleary was presented with the Roses for the Living award by the De Pere Rotary Club in recognition of distinguished services in the areas of conservation and environmental awareness.

? The City Council approved authorizing general obligation bonds of $9.5 million for the east-side redevelopment program.

? Deaths - Norbert S. Hill Sr.; Mrs. Sophia Voelker; Mrs. William Rupiper.

? Marriages - William Bressers and Kathleen Brebeck; Thomas Springstroh and Gale Diny, at Greenleaf.

25 years ago - 1988

? Many farmers were losing their crops because of the severe drought. The pea crop was expected to yield only 300 to 700 pounds per acre, as compared to the normal 2,600 pounds per acre.

? Vandals' using a sharp knife or hatchet damaged many trees throughout the city.

? The De Pere Bicentennial Band presented its first concert of the summer at Voyageur Park. The De Pere Historical Society sponsored an ice-cream social in conjunction with the concert.

? Deaths - Nicholas Micoliczyk; Harry J. Zittlow; Donald V. Stummier Jr., 16; Margaret Wecker; Howard C. Helker.

? Marriages - Dan Van Rossum, Wrightstown, and Mary Ver Hagen; William Waring and Carolyn Gerrits.

20 years ago - 1993

? Paul Habeck, 34, of Green Bay and Daniel H. Habeck, 31, of Bellevue were killed in a one-car traffic accident on County PP near Hilly Haven Golf Course, south of De Pere. The vehicle crossed the center line and plummeted nearly 100 feet off a steep embankment, throwing both men from the vehicle.

? 65th wedding anniversary - Ralph and Lucille Becker, De Pere.

? Deaths - Rose G. Janssen; Paul J. (P.J.) Oudenhoven; Norbert J. (Norb) Quigley; Mrs. Arnold (Arlene "Pete") Beimborn, formerly of Shirley; Cornelius (C.M.) Peeters.

? Marriages - Kevin Burt and Brenda Rybicki; Robert Harvey and Mary Kitslaar.

15 years ago - 1998

? Members of the Brown County Board of Supervisors voted against holding a referendum election on posting the Ten Commandments on the courthouse lawn. The board voted 15-9 to rescind the referendum it had approved in January. This was the second time the board voted against the posting of the Ten Commandments.

? Crews dismantled and removed the signals at the old Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad crossing at Bomier Street last week. Signals all along the railroad tracks are being removed as part of the abandonment of the tracks. The future of the railroad property is being studied with the county education and recreation committee considering the establishment of a recreational trail on the tracks, which run from Green Bay to Greenleaf.

? Eric Trousil threw the first no-hitter for the De Pere River Bandits amateur baseball team in an 11-0, seven-inning win over the Kewaunee Chiefs.

? 65th wedding anniversary - Adrian and Margaret (Moran) Kerkhoff, De Pere.

? Deaths - Barbara J. Klika, 43, Glenmore, from injuries she suffered in a farming accident; James Vander Kelen, Ashwaubenon; Evelyn "Marie" Mangless; Mrs. Cornelius (Adeline) O'Keefe.

? Marriage - Daniel M. Schubert and Amy I. Simon, at Cary, Ill. (listing for 1997 wedding).

10 years ago - 2003

? A mother and her two children who visited De Pere in November for a wedding haven't been seen since, and De Pere police are asking the public for help. Lisa Impastato, 28, came to De Pere with her husband and two children from Italy. Near the end of their two-week visit, the mother, her 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter left and haven't been seen by the family, according to De Pere police. The husband, Giuseppe Impastato, has been living in Oconto County and will remain there until the family members are found, police said. Nothing in the case indicates foul play.

? Michael Marsden, former provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Eastern Kentucky University, is the new dean and academic vice president at St. Norbert College. Marsden will begin his duties July 1. He replaces Michael Lukens, professor of religious studies, who held the position of interim dean of the college and academic vice president for two years.

? It looks as though the De Pere Common Council will have a few more months to mull the fate of the aging Claude Allouez Bridge. The state Department of Transportation had expected to have environmental studies back this spring, which would allow the Common Council to move forward on its debate on whether one four-lane or two two-lane replacement bridges would best serve the city. The council voted in October to support a curved replacement span. The archaeological and historical studies of certain buildings that could be affected by a new bridge took longer than expected. Consultants expect to have the studies completed in late June or early July. The state then has a month to review the reports before turning them over to the federal government.

? 50th wedding anniversaries - Harold and Shirley (McDonald) Rose; Roland and Geneviere (Peeters) Smits, De Pere.

? Deaths - Robert J. "Bob" Baeten, Ranch Lake, formerly of De Pere; Mrs. Emroy (Luella) Cornelius, 98, Oneida; Laura M. Smith; Jerome Kane; Nellie M. Calaway; Kyle Leiterman, Wrightstown.

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It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
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