Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate archives: Sept. 11

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10 Years Ago

Sept. 16, 18, 20, 2003

? Over the summer and as recently as the second week in September, a handful of people reported seeing some kind of cougar or bobcat in Lawrence Big Hill Park in Sturgeon Bay. Other people have reported seeing a large cougar-type cat near Pick'n Save, behind the Cherry Point Mall, and on Bay Shore Drive. No signs have yet been found to positively identify the type of cat or to verify that it is the same cat.

? Lunch for 160 Palmer Johnson workers could be the most positive event since March, when the shipyard was taken into bankruptcy.

? An unusually high kitty season has created space problems for the Door County Humane Society. The overcrowding has renewed the debate over the best way to control the local pet population.

? Door County's Ad Hoc Building committee dissected bid specifications for the $21 million Justice Center at the meeting Thursday, a meeting which sets up the October meeting for the bid on the project. Committee members spent five hours pouring over the details and asking questions.

? Thousands flock to downtown Sturgeon Bay during the 2003 Harvest Festival.

? Robert and Dawn Schutt celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary as well as Robert's 90th birthday.

? At the movies: "Second Hand Lions' starring Robert Duvall and Michael Caine and "Underworld" with Kate Beckinsale.

? Deaths: Beatrice Wilson, 90, Ephraim; Emily "Em" Guilette, 94, Brussels; Jerry Buhl, Sturgeon Bay; Barbara Gustafson, 83, Fish Creek; Lillian M. Haen, 91, Sturgeon Bay; Cecelia M. Ohlschmidt, 89, Sturgeon Bay; John C. Hodge Sr., 83, Louisville, Ky.

? Births: sons to Brad and Karen Hebbe, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 10; Bryan and Lisa Ford, Brunswick, Maine, Aug. 27; David and Heidi Meyer, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 11; daughters to Eric and Courtney DeJardin, Washington Island, Sept. 6; Kurt and Pam Thiry, Casco, Sept. 10; Roberto Ruiz and Dana Stephan, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 10;Chad and Rebecca Ulberg, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 12; Jeremy and Heidi Erickson, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 13; Jesse and Adrianne Kupietz, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 13.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 14-16, 1988

? Sheriff Charles Brann, a deputy with the Door County's Sheriff Department, defeated Sheriff LeRoy Klein in the primary election by capturing nearly 60 percent of the Republican vote. Brann tallied 3,879 votes to 2,601 for Klein. There is no Democratic opposition in the November election for sheriff.

? In the campaign to raise $2,350,000 for the new 750-seat auditorium to be located at Gibraltar High School, less than a million remains to be raised to meet that goal.

? Nancy Bemmann, 42, deputy county clerk, dominated a field of six for the Republican nomination for county clerk, amassing 3,325 votes, more than all of the other five candidates combined. Jay Zahn, 31, was second with 1,077 votes.

? Fred Peterson participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the rededication of the Peterson Pool after extensive renovation work was completed.

? Preliminary plans for a six-lane boat launching ramp on Sturgeon Bay's West Side were reviewed by the Downtown Action Committee. The project, at a cost of $800,000, would be constructed on 10 acres of city land at the foot of East Oak Street. It would be useable by 1990.

? Enrollment at Door County's five public and five parochial schools is 4,802, up 14 from last year.

? Two Sturgeon Bay High School seniors, John Krowas and Toby Reynolds, are Door County's only semifinalists in the 34th annual National Merit Scholarship competition.

? At the movies: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" with Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd and "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4" with Robert Englund and Lisa Wilcox.

? Deaths: Irene Wilson, 67, Milwaukee; Ethel Anderson, 89, Watertown; Julia Trenk, 85, Jefferson, Iowa; Clyde Wells, 63, Ponchatoula, La.; Edwin L. Allie, 75, Fremont; Virginia Garde, 66, Milwaukee; Ira Balza, 72, Sebring, Fla.; Arlene Stauber, 65, Sturgeon Bay; Ruth Urdahl, 85, Kewaunee.

? Births: sons to Dale and Mary Anne Williams, Baileys Harbor, Sept. 9; Scott and Lori Frea, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 10; Douglas and Dena Schopf, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 10; Dr. Edward and Cindy Koutnik, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 10; Daughters to Andrew and Janice Coulson, Fish Creek, Sept. 5; Greg and Therese Campbell, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 12.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 17-19, 1963

? Harvesting of McIntosh apples were beginning on a small scale in Door County this week. It is expected that there will be an abnormal amount of small apples this year due to the drought earlier in the year plus hail damage. Most of the smaller and damaged apples will go into processing channels.

? Effective Sept. 29, Sturgeon Bay residents will be able to travel by bus to Green Bay, taking only 60 minutes for the trip.

? The first dinner meeting of the state Women's Christian Temperance Union convention will be held at the First Methodist Church.

? Traffic signals that will flash red were OK'd by the city council.

? The almost annual dispute over the parking meters on the south side of Michigan Street has risen again. With the construction of the new filling station on the corner of Second Street and Michigan Street, there would be only two meters left, both of them in front of Ace Records Shop, owned by Louis Rockendorf. Although the city is ready to remove the meters, Rockendorf states that his business is financially affected in the summer when the meters have traditionally been removed to make way for an additional lane of traffic and asks for the meters to stay in place

? Captain M.W. Millard of the Door County Highway Police was elected president of the Wisconsin County Police Officers and Radio Operators Association.

? Fire destroyed the barn of Walter Henquinet, one of largest barns in southern Door County. The barn was loaded with hay. Livestock also perished in the blaze.

? William Draeb and Tom Pinney Jr. have been named as co-chairmen of the United Way Drive.

? At the movies: "The Thrill of it All" starring Doris Day and James Garner.

? Deaths: John Long, 67, Grafton, born in Sturgeon Bay; Millicent Dysterud, 72, Ellison Bay; Elsie Naegli, 73, Sturgeon Bay; Adolph Fengler, 70, Green Bay, formerly of Door County; Rosa Katz, 82, Ephraim; Donald Berg, 37, Algoma; Robert Butler, 89, La Crosse; Alex Sladky, 81, Rowleys Bay.

? Births: sons to Mr. and Mrs. John Whitford, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 13; M/M Billy Kelderman, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 15; M/M James Nelson, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 19; daughters to Chan Schuyler, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 14; M/M Donald Thomas, rural Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 17; M/M Robert Skippon, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 18; M/M Robert Nelson, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 19.

? Licensed to wed: Joseph Kieraldo, Elkhorn, and Gail Geiger, Baileys Harbor, Sept. 21; Edmund Secor, Sheboygan, and Carol Robillard, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 21; LeRoy Zuberbier, Hortonville, and Shirley Dufek, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 21; Daniel Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay, and Faye Treichel, Two Rivers, Sept. 21.

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