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Memories: July 27

11:36 AM, Jul. 25, 2013  |  Comments

One Year Ago: 2012

? Three Algoma athletes dominated the Green Bay Press-Gazette's spring athletes of the year awards. Sophomore Kennedy Blahnik in both shot put and discus, Zach Blahnik, her brother, who broke the Division 3 discus record and Courtney Dart, player of the year in softball. It's very unusual for one school to have three of the top players, especially considering the newspaper covers more than 40 high schools and Algoma has an enrollment of just 219.

? More than 900 bicycle riders are expected to pass through Kewaunee County on July 22. The Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a two-day tour from Mequon to Sturgeon Bay, with a scheduled lunch at the Heritage Farm.

? Luxemburg's Scott Boulanger picked up his fifth IMCA hobby stock feature win of the season at the Luxemburg Speedway on July 6.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? Kewaunee County veterans led the Kewaunee Trout Festival parade on Sunday and were greeted with applause and cheers all along the way, as people stood in appreciation and respect.

? Judy and Scott Treml, Luxemburg, are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday, July 16, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.

? The Farm Market Kitchen in Algoma is ready for the competition at Heritage Farm entitled the Bountiful Baby Backs Bar-B-Que championship on July 26.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? When your new telephone book arrives, take an especially good look at it. It brings a brand-new look in telephone numbers. No letters at all - just seven numerals for you to dial.

? Through the cooperation of many area businesses, the Sheriff's Department has been able to make a County-wide dream come true by purchasing the first Emergency Response Unit Vehicle for Kewaunee County.

? The Algoma School Board approved the hiring of Algoma native Martha Schwedler as a fourth grade teacher at the Algoma Elementary School.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Lee Haasch and Torren Pies of Algoma Boy Scout Troop 19, were both selected to receive the Order of the Arrow award at Bear Paw camp in Mountain this summer.

? The Maplewood Norths will battle the Forestville Souths in a donkey baseball game set for Aug. 4 at the Forestville Athletic Field.

? Blue ribbon winners at the Kewaunee County Fair included Maria Mastalir, Casco, and Barb Seiler, Kewaunee, with their horses in the English type halter class 4-H horse show.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? A century of existence as a Catholic parish will be marked by the Holy Rosary congregation of Kewaunee, with a program to commence in its new church. August 4 is the date chosen for the centennial observance by Bishop S.V. Bona.

? Recent graduates of Oshkosh State College include these from this area: Elizabeth Hessel, Kewaunee; Dorothy Brush, Kewaunee; Joyce Larsen, Luxemburg; and Garrett LaLuzerne, Brussels.

? Don't think the competition isn't becoming more keen each week at the Luxemburg Speedway. Last Sunday night, 83 cars were on hand to try to qualify for 48 positions on the racing card.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Arthur C. Walecka, West Kewaunee, was re-elected chairman of the committee which will administer the Kewaunee County PMA program.

? An estimated 2,000 people viewed the water carnival and boat races along the lake front on Sunday. Twenty-eight riders competed for trophies valued at $400 and each one won an award.

? Roger Reinert, who recently acquired the garage building at the corner of Fourth and Clark streets in Algoma, learned this week that he has been granted the Nash franchise in this area.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? Phil Dart was elected commander of the Ernest Haucke American Legion Post of Algoma, at a meeting on Tuesday. Ludwig Wichman was named vice-commander.

? With a double crew of WPA workers and masons, progress is evident on the new Casco Community Hall. All but six feet of the beautiful main entry is already built.

? Two Kewaunee women, Mrs. William Hessel Jr. and Mrs. Alfred Kuehl, escaped injury when their automobile collided with a cow on the highway. The car was damaged to the extent of about $100. The cow was totally damaged to the extent of sudden death.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? Ground was broken at Mill and Clark streets in Algoma last week for a new home for X.H. Naze. The house will be a story and a half bungalow, 30 by 32 feet.

? Fish 6 feet long and fish 28 inches long, all of the Makinac trout variety, have been placed on the principal highways leading to the city of Algoma by the Chamber of Commerce with the slogan, "Follow the fish to Algoma."

? What was believed to be a hydroplane was seen flying over the lakeshore area on Monday afternoon.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? The total output of the regular pea canning season was about 1 million cans this year. Although a good year, this amount did not exceed the output of 3 million cans put up in 1908.

? Gus Oldenburg reversed the order of butchering Wednesday and dumped the scalding water on himself instead of the hog. He threw the water on the side of the trough in error and cooked the flesh on one of his feet.

? The electric and rain storm early Sunday did damage in the area. Ironically, the residence of Ferdinand Storm was struck. The bolt went down the chimney, through the stovepipe and tore its way through the floor.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? Otto Ehnert, editor of the Kewaunee Banner, will marry Miss Selma Burcholtz, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Burcholtz of Kewaunee on Wednesday evening, Aug. 5, at the Lutheran church in Kewaunee, where they will make their home.

? Joseph Koenik, president of the Two Rivers Aluminum Works, accompanied by Gus Kirst, rode in Mr. Koenik's automobile to Algoma last Sunday. They covered the distance from Two Rivers in 2 hours, an average speed of about 14 mph.

? Christ Nelson of Green Bay and Augusta Zuege of Rio Creek were married in the Lutheran church at Rankin last Wednesday by the Rev. F. Geske.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Property on the corner of Steele and Third streets in Algoma has been purchased by William Lohrey of Rio Creek. Lohrey proposes to make improvements for probably saloon and hotel purposes.

? The marriage of Miss Clara Moore of West Kewaunee and Hugh Minahan was solemnized at the Catholic church in Kewaunee on Tuesday morning. The groom is said to be completing a course in law at the University of Ann Arbor.

? John Carl purchased shelving, counters and office furniture from Ihlenfeld's store and is removing them to Casco, where they will be placed in a new store building there.

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