Glimpses of the Past: Sept. 3

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100 years ago - 1913

? J.A. Haskins took over the Union Hotel from Fred Altmayer.

? Coal was selling for $5.25 to $8.25 per ton.

? Green Bay Gas and Electric Co. was offering a modern cabinet gas range for $30.

? Death - Geraldine Long, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Long.

? Marriages - George Guerts and Nellie Vissers; Henry Zelten and Hattie Jansen; Charles Walton and Mary Thiry.

95 years ago - 1918

? Mr. and Mrs. Peter Heesaker received news of the death of their son, William, who died in action in France.

? The Blue Jacket Band of the Great Lakes Naval Station played an open-air concert here on behalf of the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive.

? The AEF continued to advance against the German Army on the west bank of the Moselle.

? Marriages - Peter Van Nooyen and Ella Gauerke; William Monahan and Jane Roockel; Ever Johnson and Anna Bovee.

90 years ago - 1923

? A rash of burglaries and visits by "Peeping Toms" was being reported in De Pere.

? A crowd of 2,670 attended the Packers game against the Hibbing All-Stars on Sept. 30 in Green Bay. The Packers won their opening game of the season 10-0.

? 50th wedding anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. John Pagel.

? Marriages - George Poris and Sophia Cauwenberg; Louis Dashner and Addie Bougie; Joseph Kabat and Mary Fritsch; Nick Nhlinger and Lucy Vanniewenhoven.

85 years ago - 1928

? Deaths - A.E. Krautkramer; Anette McCrea; Mrs. Paul Scheuring; Cornelius Van Dyke.

? Marriages - Peter Binish and Margaret Cornelissen; Edward Puylaert and Nellie Hendricks; Albert Perry and Bertha Kuypers; Joseph Stelzer and Anna Tisler; Eli Hazaerts and Cecelia Beyer.

80 years ago - 1933

? William Van Dyk announced plans to build a new 2-story brick building on the site of his former building, which was destroyed by fire.

? Deaths - Karl Luedtke; Frank Ruby; Cornelius Collins.

? Marriage - Albert Quatsoe and Marie Hermes.

75 years ago - 1938

? Four vessels stolen from St. Boniface Catholic Church were recovered.

? Deaths - Edwin Hart; Daniel Walmer.

? Marriages - Wesley Hulbut Garner and Ruth Mary Lane; Karl Barmemen and Verna Kreuger; Fred Berninger and Irma Loppnow; Charles Hardy and Irene O'Barski; Alvin Allen and Alice Vandenberg.

70 years ago - 1943

? Mr. and Mrs. William Plog received word of the death of their son, Staff Sgt. Clyde W. Plog, while in service.

? De Pere exceeded the $380,000 quota set in the Third War Loan Drive.

? Deaths - Thomas Baeten, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baeten; Henry Kreiser; Magdalene Kaster; Emily Hersen; Frank Wassenberg.

? Marriages - John Armbruster and Marguerite Hughes; Clinton Clabots and Bonita Petri; John Nahas and Mary Simon; Andrew Hoffman and Rose Carnes; Gordon Wilson and Vivian Parker.

65 years ago - 1948

? Donald Martin won the Republican nomination for attorney general in the primary election.

? De Pere High School played its first football game under the lights at Minahan Stadium.

? Marriage - John Clancy and Dorothy Matuni.

60 years ago - 1953

? The project of resurfacing and widening Broadway in De Pere was expected to be completed in three weeks.

? J.B. Layde, retired West De Pere High School superintendent, was honored at a testimonial dinner attended by 250 guests.

? Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bangert, who were married Sept. 12, were killed in an automobile accident while honeymooning in Canada. Mrs. Bangert was the former Nancy Grover.

? De Pere's valuation of $24.7 million represented 6.48 percent of the county total.

? The De Pere School Board approved release time for religion classes and introduced behind-the-wheel driving courses.

? Deaths - Mrs. Alvin Zeamer; R.M. Prust; Esther Vande Castle Holz; Samuel Boyea.

? Marriages - Kenneth Dantoin and Elaine Campbell; Thomas McGinnis and Delores Summers.

55 years ago - 1958

? Representatives of the City of De Pere were invited to attend a meeting in Green Bay to review a metropolitan area planning program.

? The Wayside-Morrison Concert Band marked the third anniversary of its organization.

? Deaths - Mrs. Henry Bressers; Charlotte Remington; Charles Clough; J.W. Goggins; Ada Terry.

? Marriages - Roland Runnoe and Jane Gossen; LeRoy Fritsch and Mary Lou Van Boxtel.

50 years ago - 1963

? Willems Store at the corner of Main Avenue and Fifth Street was being razed to make way for a new service station.

? De Pere recorded 273 births and 84 deaths during 1962.

? Local stores advertised wieners, 49 cents per pound; tomato juice, four 46-ounce cans for $1; head lettuce, two for 25 cents; pork loins, 39 to 49 cents per pound; leg of lamb, 69 cents per pound; cauliflower, 25 cents per head; and bacon, 49 cents per pound.

? Deaths - K.W. Hemp; Edward Hendricks; Pearl Linsmier; James Hobbins; Sheridan Joyce.

? Marriages - Emory Knitt and Shirley Clar; Randall Aerts and Jean Van Kilsdonk.

45 years ago - 1968

? Sgt. Leon Phillips, who was killed in action in Vietnam in March, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal by President Lyndon Johnson.

? Beverly Vanden Hoogen was crowned Miss De Pere after being selected from a field of 11 contestants.

? Deaths - Mrs. Maynard Seilers; Russel Dean; James Zeamer, two-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Zeamer; Mrs. Frank Vondracek.

? Marriages - Gregory Roberts and Lila Kittell; James Reoh and Anita Lietz.

40 years ago - 1973

? Plans for a new campus mall and riverfront recreation area on the St. Norbert College campus were announced by Neil Webb, college president.

? Sherry Quackenbush was elected vice president of De Pere Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Robert Danen, who resigned.

? Henry Fowler was elected vice president of State Bank of De Pere, succeeding the late E.J. Scray.

? Al Hirt and Phil Donahue were stars of the '73 Folk Fest held at Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena.

? Wisconsin Telephone Co. awarded contracts for a 6,500-square-foot addition to its building at 115 S. Michigan St.

? The Wrightstown School Board terminated the contract of administrator Robert Sutter as of Sept. 30.

? Deaths - Mrs. Joseph Kabat; George Vandeyacht.

? Marriages - Walter Funs and Kitty Dinny; Daniel Vanden Heuvel and Mary Colwell.

35 years ago - 1978

? A shortage of concrete was holding up the completion of Fourth Street.

? Fire damaged the home of Edward Cashman on Wisconsin 57.

? Deaths - John Gannon; Mrs. Robert Mettner.

? Marriage - Theodore Kordes and Kathleen Van Beckum.

30 years ago - 1983

? The City Council voted to hold a referendum election on the term of the mayor at the April 3 spring election.

? The De Pere High School homecoming court included Tammy Kerkhoff, Sean Perry, Scott Kuehn, Meg Zelten, Todd Zimmerman, Joey Toonen, Hank Sweeney, Jeff Vanden Berg, Tod Kowalczyk, Molly Qualley, Shelli Hudson, Jeff Van Straten, Brenda Lemke, Tracy Campbell, Linda Van Straten and Mary Burd.

? Christ Badciong and Tracey Meyer were king and queen of the Abbot Pennings High School homecoming.

? Deaths - Mary Minahan Walter; Marie Neuman; Virginia Erdmann; Mrs. Geraldine Geisbers; David Dillhut; Adam Stikl.

? Marriages - Brian Katers and Lynn Roffers; John Laes and Ann Hitchcock; Kevin Schmidt and Vicki Miller; David Geiger and Jean Ley; Royal Bruhn and Susan Campbell; Henry Navin and Beverly Nackers.

25 years ago - 1988

? Hub Gherrig was installed as president of the De Pere Area Golden K Club.

? Members of the Woman's Club of De Pere were conducting the 100 percent vote drive.

? Deaths - Lill Berg; Mrs. Frank Roffers; Mae Jenkel.

? Marriages - John Bigley and Elizabeth Turek; Rodney Gossen and Corri Halloran; David King and Vickie Van Wychen; Kevin Van Handel and Jill Buchberger.

20 years ago - 1993

? Two new businesses to be located in the Lee Building were holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Completely new to De Pere would be Zegers Clothiers. The Gingerbread House was relocating from Main Avenue on the west side.

? The De Pere School Board approved coeducational soccer, which will begin in the fall as a club sport at De Pere Middle School.

? Deaths - Alvin Allen; James Effinger; Johanna Marquardt; Mary Drake; Loretto Janssen; Sheldon Redfearn; David Branson; Leo Flaherty; Richard Rehberg; Frank Garsow.

? Marriages - Mark Ziebell and Kathleen Michulsky; Paul Tyczkowski and Jennifer Beno; John Roebke and Nancy Griepentrog.

15 years ago - 1998

? A "birthday bash" will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Norbert College as part of the school's centennial celebration. Students, alumni and friends of the college are invited to a carp classic fishing contest, a football game, food, music and fireworks.

? A ribbon made of money was presented to De Pere Historical Society last month to celebrate the official opening of Baylake Bank's newest financial center at 1395 S. Broadway in Ledgeview. A De Pere Heritage contest to celebrate the history of the area is being held throughout this week in celebration of the center opening.

? Deaths - Andrew Furcho; Helen Hams, formerly of De Pere; Victor C. Vetter, formerly of De Pere, at Athelstane.

? Marriage - Benjamin T. Kurten and Nancy L. Abts.

10 years ago - 2003

? At a court hearing Friday, Sept. 19, the town of Ledgeview received the first of two official blessings needed to incorporate as a village under Wisconsin law. After hearing testimony on the town's population density and methodology used in circulating an incorporation petition, Brown County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Kelley ruled the town's application met all the standards required by state statute. Kelley said he would refer the matter to the state Department of Administration, which will have final say on whether Ledgeview can become a village. According to the petition filed in August, a village must have a population of at least 2,500 people and a radius of at least 4 square miles. The proposed Ledgeview incorporation area measures nearly 18 square miles and includes 3,708 people, the petition said. Steven Schneider, chairman of the Ledgeview Finance Committee, said the town doesn't expect to encounter any resistance from neighboring communities.

? Fifteen of 18 De Pere homeowners frustrated with a sewer backup that destroyed their basements and property three years ago reached a settlement with the city. The parties went into mediation with the city in mid-August. The three instances that haven't been settled have distinct issues, said attorney Avram Berk, who represents all of the homeowners, which likely means they will go to trial, although he hasn't ruled out the possibility of a settlement. The dispute stems from a July 8, 2000, incident when the city continued pumping sewage around a broken sewer pipe, subsequently flooding more than 50 homes with raw sewage in the areas of Charles Street and Webster Avenue.

? The Rev. James Stein, 43, was charged in Brown County Court with three counts of felony second-degree sexual assault of a child. Stein, a Norbertine priest at the Norbertine Abbey in De Pere, was accused by a former student who worked at the Priory, a part of the priests' living quarters connected to Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay. The accuser, now 29, said the occurrences happened around 1988. Stein was assigned outside Wisconsin in 1992 and returned to the abbey a few weeks ago. The alleged victim, who made his original complaint in March 2002, formerly lived in De Pere.

? West De Pere High School will host a presentation to prepare parents/guardians and students for the transition to a five-period-day/trimester schedule to begin in fall 2004. The new format will replace the existing seven-period-day/semester schedule at the high school.

? Greenleaf Wayside Bank has broken ground for its new banking office in Wrightstown. The 3,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in February.

? 50th wedding anniversary - Sylvester and Bernice (Bartels) Verhoven.

? Deaths - Lucy I. Carufel; Audrey J. (Lavey) Christensen; Irene M. O'Neil, 93, formerly of Greenleaf; Gerald "Buck" Peters; Donald E. Edinger, Wrightstown.

? Marriage - Adam T. Brooks and Dana L. Senn.

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