Memories: Sept. 28

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One Year Ago: 2012

? The Luxemburg-Casco team of Christy Vincent, Riley Hall, Aaron Johnson, Nicole Gregorich and Emma Wallander placed 31st out of 54 team competing in the Canon Envirothon, a competition that tests knowledge of forestry, wildlife, aquatics and soils.

? The second annual Dancing in the Streets fundraising event for the Kewaunee County Food Panty took place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 on Steele Street in Algoma.

? Parents and guardians of Kewaunee students in fifth and ninth grades are to attend an informational meeting this week, in order for their children to be issued iPads for use this school year.

10 Years Ago: 2003

? The Kewaunee County Board has a decision to make. Several years ago, it was offered property next to the fairgrounds. Now the village has a buyer and the county has the right of first refusal, with an early October deadline.

? N.E.W. Plastics founder Irvin Vincent is being remembered for his impact on the lives of others. He started the Luxemburg-based company which has grown to include three plants. Vincent, 71, died on Saturday.

? The year 2003 marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Belgian immigrants in Northeastern Wisconsin. The adventurous band of 81 people left their homes in May of 1853, looking for a better life in America.

25 Years Ago: 1988

? A big increase in carferry use was a boost to Kewaunee County. Through Labor Day, it brought 75,000 passengers and 28,500 vehicles, an increase of 13 percent for the same time frame last year.

? The largest grandfather clock in the world will finally chime for the sale of the Kewaunee business, Svoboda Industries Inc. Owners Dick and Bev Kohrt are putting the business up for sale.

? Newly elected directors of the Kewaunee County Tavern League are Steve Entringer, Algoma; Jack Kohler of Luxemburg; Arlene Walker, Algoma; and Terry Koutsky of Norman.

40 Years Ago: 1973

? Mike Wautelet, Algoma, hunted with bow and arrow for the first time Sunday. He downed a nine-point buck in the Town of Pierce and was the first huntsman of the 1973 season to register at Tom's Sports Shop in Kewaunee.

? There will be an open house in the recreation room of Grandview Terrace, Algoma, in honor of the 90th birthday of Henry Dix on Sunday. All friends are invited to attend.

? A freshman at L-C Junior High, Mark Jauquet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jauquet of New Franken, showed the champion crossbred hog and the reserve champion - two top honors - at the Northeast Jr. Livestock Show in De Pere this week.

50 Years Ago: 1963

? Principal and Mrs. Martin Dobberfuhl of Montpelier attended Camp Luther at Three Lakes last week for the annual fall conference of Lutheran teachers in Northern Wisconsin. Principal Dobberfuhl served as chaplain of the conference.

? The engagement of their daughter, Kary Kohlbeck, to Donald Coppersmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vital Coppersmith, is announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Melchior.

? Joseph Karman, 80, well-known town of Franklin farmer, carpenter and musician has died at his home. Mr. Karman played with various bands and for 25 years had his own orchestra.

60 Years Ago: 1953

? Dorene Griese, Algoma, will marry Garland Gilson, Red River, in St. Louis rectory at Dyckesville on Oct. 10, with Rev. Blaise Peters officiating.

? A federal fish expert voiced confidence Thursday that the sea lamprey can be eliminated and the commercial lake trout industry revived on the Great Lakes.

? The Rev. Kleiber offered the nuptial Mass at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Sugar Bush which united in marriage Miss Marjorie Ferry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ferry, and Robert J. Barrette, son of Gilbert Barrette of Casco.

75 Years Ago: 1938

? Charles Kostichka Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kostichka of the Town of Ahnapee, will marry Miss Helen Blaha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blaha of the same town, at Algoma on October 8.

? Arrangements have been made by the Kewaunee Rotary Club with the Amateur Service Production Company of Akron, Ohio, to produce approximately 1,500 feet of moving pictures showing the city's social, educational, business and civic activities, to be shown October 11 and 12, at the Kewaunee Theater.

? Monday, Sept. 26, marked the opening of the 1938-39 season of the Wisconsin School of the Air over state-owned radio stations. Bulletins describing courses and programs are available free upon application to Station WHA at Madison.

90 Years Ago: 1923

? While cleaning up debris at the Ford garage on Friday, Wenzel Chapek dropped a plank on his foot and broke a toe. He will be using crutches a few days.

? Frank Evert was doing carpentry work on a building in Brussels when the scaffold upon which he was working broke, causing him to fall about six feet. He cracked a bone in his heel.

? The Merchant's Dock was purchased by the Bank of Algoma at a sheriff's sale for a cost of $2,400. The dock will be repaired and is to be used for the convenience of boats wishing to unload freight.

100 Years Ago: 1913

? George Bottkol of Green Bay came to this area to attend a meeting of the stockholders of the Bank of Casco, of which institution he is president.

? Herman Hembel and Miss Ella Borck were married at the Forestville Lutheran Church on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Berger officiated.

? William Adamson is one of the latest victims of the new naturalization laws. Although he has resided here for 30 of his 39 years, he found out when he went to Kewaunee to document his new craft, the Reliance, that his father had never secured second papers and, therefore, had never been a citizen of this country. He has been ordered by the collector of customs in Milwaukee to tie up his boat and never use it.

110 Years Ago: 1903

? Capt. Frank Chapek arrived in port aboard the tug J.N. Brooks on Tuesday with a load of peaches, plums and pears. The cargo originated across the lake at Pentwater.

? An oil lamp exploded in the residence of Simon Hall at about 11 o'clock last Saturday evening. The blaze was put out promptly with little damage resulting.

? Ground was broken for the water and light station on Wednesday. A large crew of men will be put to work setting the poles for the electric light lines. We should have lighting in the city soon.

120 Years Ago: 1893

? Potatoes are selling in the market here for 45 and 50 cents a bushel, which makes the growers smile a very broad smile.

? There were three applicants for the position of Algoma postmaster, but report has it Matthias Melchior has been appointed to the position to replace incumbent D.W. Stebbins.

? Alex Trudell has completed the overhaul of his flouring mills near Casco Junction. Water is being used as the motive power. The outlook is bright for fall and winter work.

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