75 Years Ago: 1938
? The Public Works Administration has allotted the Brussels School District an $18,000 grant to carry out plans made more than a year ago for the erection of a gymnasium addition and improvements to the present school building, costing in total $40,000.
? The Public Works Administration has allotted $95,000 for buildings and communication lines for the Plum Island Coast Guard station.
? At a special meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening, the aldermen heard a lengthy discussion on the long-discussed delay in carrying out the project of deepening the canal and Sturgeon Bay.
? The freighter Badger State arrived last Saturday and loaded condensed milk at the Brandeis dock for the Evangeline Milk Co.
? Organization of a countywide cooperative livestock shipping association has been completed and is ready for operation.
? Eighty-one years ago Baileys Harbor held its first Fourth of July celebration, but it is doubtful if any will match this year's two-day homecoming celebration.
? Six seniors graduated at the Detroit Harbor High School at Washington Island Saturday. They are Edith Jensen, Constance Cornell, Adele Cornell, Arbutus Young, Roger Petersen and James Maloch.
? "The Adventures of Robin Hood' starring Errol Flynn is coming to the Door Theater next Monday.
? Births: Sons to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lavassor, Sturgeon Bay, June 26; M/M Art Moore, Institute, June 25; M/M Ed Schroeder, Sturgeon Bay, June 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dufek, Sturgeon Bay, June 24.
? Wed: Earl "Curley" Paul and Shirley LaPlant.
? Licensed to wed: Leo Moeller, rural Sturgeon Bay, and Mabel Haen, Egg Harbor, June 29; Harold Peterson, Baileys Harbor, and Alice Volkman, Milwaukee, July 13; Raymond Baudhuin, rural Brussels, and Jennie Derenne, rural Luxemburg, June 29; Kenneth Sorenson and Linda Miller, Sawyer, July 2.
100 Years Ago: 1913
? The barn of Nic Herbst in the town of Jacksonport was destroyed by fire Monday after having been struck by lightning. The granary belonging to Albert Gerdman of Baileys Harbor was also struck by lightning. The bolt left no flame with it, only shattering some of the beams and rafters.
? At the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Door County had not one representative at the great union of the Union and Confederacy being held from July 1-4 at Gettysburg, Pa. The only local veteran who served in the battle passed away 11 years ago.
? Street Commissioner Wollitz within the past week had a crew of men and teams busy grading and otherwise improving Main Street from St. John's to Spruce Street.
? The schooner George W. Westcott was in a collision with the steamer J.H. Barstow Tuesday evening in midlake abreast of Jacksonport and has been docked there for repairs.
? Alderman W.R. Stephan of the fourth ward has resigned from the city council.
? The Woman's Club has named a committee to investigate the possibility of having bath houses built on the Bay Shore.
? Births: A son to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gunnlaugsson, Detroit Harbor; M/M Peter Jensen, Detroit Harbor; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Aznoe, Detroit Harbor; M/M Henry Johnson, Sister Bay;
? Wed: Victor Denamur and Sarah Berro, Brussels; William Hammersmith and Margaret Klotz, Sturgeon Bay; Clifford Wright and Gertrude Paine, Sturgeon Bay.
? Licensed to wed: Joseph Johnson and Francis M. Dahlstrom, Liberty Grove.
125 Years Ago: 1888
? The family of Dr. Frank Mullen have been plunged into sudden mourning by the loss of their 6-year-old, Willie, who was drowned in the Sturgeon Bay waters on Saturday afternoon. The little fellow had gone down to the Leathem & Smith with another boy and jumped into the water to ride on a float. Both boys slipped off and the second boy, Willie Cox, was saved by nearby teamsters.
? All the workmen in the upper mill signed a request asking Reynolds & Co. to reduce the working day from 11 hours to 10 each day with the wages.
? The drought is upon us again, and unless rain falls soon crops will be ruined. A heavy shower visited Little Sturgeon and vicinity Saturday, but not a drop fell hereabouts.
? A fire is raging in the neighborhood of Evergreen, and unless a rain falls soon there is real danger for the surrounding area. To judge by the volume of smoke, the fire has spread over considerable territory. The fire, which started on Tuesday, is being driven by strong winds.
? About 2 o'clock Friday morning, fire broke out in the old J.R. McDonald building situated opposite the Ahnapee house and was destroyed. The structure was one of the landmarks of Ahnapee, being the first erected in that town. The loss is estimated at around $1,200.
? A northeaster set in on Monday night, which raised a tremendous sea on the lake. Craft bound down were compelled to seek shelter at Milwaukee and Chicago.
? Deaths: Mrs. Patrick Finan, 60, Clay Banks; Dwight I. Follett, 44, editor of the Green Bay Gazette, Green Bay.
? Wed: Julius D. Hickox and Rachael Van Bramer, both of Fish Creek, June 26; John H. Jewett, Menominee and Carrie E. Templeton, Sturgeon Bay, June 27.
150 Years Ago: 1863
? The news from all sources indicates that the rebel forces are on the eve of giving up the contest of the southwest. The rebel forces at Vicksburg and Port Hudson are securely hemmed in by Generals Grant and Banks. In the East, Lee and Longstreet were both at Winchester, Va., on Friday with 100,000 men. They intend to cross the Potomac in two days.
? The Graham Mill, which has lain idle so long, is in a fair way changing owners and we hope will soon be as it used to be, humming with life and activity.
? We are glad to see that Capt. Clow and his schooner are back again at his Chambers Island home safe and sound.