Glimpses of the Past

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100 years ago - 1913

? Jessie Wilson, daughter of President Woodrow Wilson, and Francis Sayre were married in the East Room of the White House. Mrs. Sayre was the 13th bride of The White House.

? The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the cost of living during the month of August was the highest in almost 24 years.

? Mild weather continued, although unsettled weather was predicted.

? The De Pere city football team defeated Allouez 21-0.

? Deaths - Mrs. William Kobussen, Hollandtown; Mrs. John Kane, Morrison; Mrs. Wesley Morrill, Lawrence.

? Marriages - William Dillon and Florence Hobbins; William Bowring and Mary Hunter; William Ristau and Lizzie Kleuskens; Louis Foxgrover and Mary Arndt; William Powers and Sadie Powers, at Askeaton; Thomas Joyce and Agnes Morrissey, at Wayside; Will Siebert and Emma Radtke; Arthur Westphal and Bertha Siebert; Frank Holloway and Winifred Rolland; Michael Walsh and Katherine O'Hearn; Robert Degner and Martha Reinke, all of Wayside; Louis Etten and Mathilda Van Lanen, at Wrightstown.

95 years ago - 1918

? Deaths - Cpl. Joseph Titulaer, 34, while serving in France; Dr. J.A. Powless, 47, Oneida, who died of injuries in France; Peter Cleven; James Larson; Elmer Martell; Mrs. Joseph Mortell; Frank Garceau; Mrs. Anthony Barrett, formerly of Wrightstown, at Minneapolis; Louis Miller and Arnold Rung, killed in an automobile accident at Shirley; John Lebald, Shirley; Chris Van Hoogen; Arnold Brooks, 28, Hollandtown, while serving in France; former Gov. William Hoard.

? Marriage - William Sweeney and Etta Counihan.

90 years ago - 1923

? The City Council held a special meeting to discuss a petition from the Board of Water Commissioners asking for a $12,500 bond issue to improve the water-works system and to act on the Erie Street pavement matter. The council refused to accept the pavement until the contractors made it conform to specifications.

? De Pere High School announced plans to start a school newspaper, to be published four times a year.

? Deaths - Mrs. F.J. Gasall; Miss Minnie Tiesen; Mrs. Alice Fielding, Wayside; Conrad Herr, at East Wrightstown.

? Marriages - William Bildings and Frances Agternkamp; Frank Wanninger and Frances Martens; Gustav De Wilde and Leona Harmer; Henry Bies and Minnie Schumacher; Robert Rueping and Anna Maternoski; Walter Brockman and Lena Guse, at Wayside.

85 years ago - 1928

? 50th wedding anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. George LeClaire.

? Deaths - Frank Loy, at Alhambra, Calif.; Charles Schnitzler; Mrs. William Dousman; Louis Gilbert, Wrightstown.

? Marriages - Thomas Rowe and Evelyn Haskins; Alfred Klipstine and Elsie Bakken; Clifford Louis and Alma Tiring; Walter Buechler and Rosella Frank, Theodore Buechler and Mary Drace, and Gerhard Beining and Nellie Buechler, in a triple ceremony at Wrightstown.

80 years ago - 1933

? The Catholic Woman's Club sponsored a dance to raise funds to buy gifts for needy children for Christmas.

? The Brown County board cut its annual budget more than $85,000, from $590,351 in 1933 to $505,351 for 1934. All county officials' salaries were cut.

? The Brown County Fair netted a profit of $250, according to the report of John Greenwood, secretary.

? Marriage - Irvin Van Rite and Arlene Fruzen.

75 years ago - 1938

? Deaths - George Mauer; Albert Schink, Rockland; Fred Borchardt, Morrison; Mrs. Elizabeth Frosch, Wayside; John Sweeney, at Great Falls, Mont.; A.P. Garrigan.

? Marriages - Ray Brennan and Dolores Joyce; Harold Thiele and LaVern Maurer; Harold Joseph and Olive Krielkamp; Joseph Berg and Lilliam Reardon.

70 years ago - 1943

? Mild weather prevailed with a high of 49 and a low of 19.

? The USO sponsored a dance at Legion Hall for the AST unit of St. Norbert College.

? Deaths - Howard Turriff; Mrs. Elizabeth Lasee.

? Marriages - Durward Layde and Mary Agnes Lee; Fred D'Amico and Anna Mae LeRoy; Francis Laurent and Juanita Jeernigan; James Collins and Marian Desmond; John Baugnet and Mildred Delmont; Warren Hintz and Hazel McCabe; Harvey Tetzlaff and Margaret Ronk.

65 years ago - 1948

? The two De Pere high schools received $37,472 tuition for 264 pupils from non-high school districts.

? The City Council set a mill rate of 27.5, half a mill higher than anticipated.

? Deaths - John Roberts; Albert Schmidt; Elmer Zimdars; Mrs. Catherine Biese, Freedom.

? Marriages - Thomas Clemens and Melva Sinclair; Raymond Enz and Dorothy Shaw Schultz; Gordon Schreurs and Theresa Boots; Karl Freitag and Geneva Wilson.

60 years ago - 1953

? The Green Bay Packers executive board held a special meeting at which it asked head coach Gene Ronzani to resign. Two of his assistants, Hugh Devore and Ray McLean, were named co-coaches.

? Deaths - Mrs. Charles Woodward; John Saubert Sr.; John DeKeyser; Maurice Dundon; Peter Petrie, Greenleaf.

? Marriages - John Conlon and Donna Mommaerts; Robert Heezen and Betty Heimerl; Donald Sanders and Delores Jewell.

55 years ago - 1958

? The De Pere Journal and the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Santa Claus' annual visit to the city the day after Thanksgiving.

? Deaths - Mrs. August Staeven, Greenleaf; Edward Haanen; Jule Bries, Wrightstown; Mrs. Paul Schlei, Wrightstown.

? Marriage - Jerome Secor and Marlene Dumas.

50 years ago - 1963

? President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, and Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as president.

? The City Council approved the budget, calling for a mill rate of 55.3 on the east side and 54.0 on the west side.

? The new mercury vapor lights were turned on in special ceremonies featuring a parade and a visit from Santa Claus.

? Deaths - Daniel Eisch, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eisch; Mrs. Fabian Coel; Frank Shier; John Roffers; Louis Pantzlaff; Giles Krautkramer, formerly of Wrightstown, at Yonkers, N.Y.

? Marriages - Edward Kuehn and Beverly Rebman; Roland Sinclair and Rosalie Geurts; Roger Leick and Joann Kerkhoff.

45 years ago - 1968

? William Wypiszynski, 19, was killed in an automobile accident on County X just south of the city limits. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Duke) Wypiszynski.

? Fifty-eight people were fined in justice court during the week with Frank Van Laanen as judge.

? Deaths - Walter Lindeman, former partner in Royal Cleaners in De Pere and owner of Lindeman Cleaning Company in Green Bay; John Bender; Alfred Van Lanen; William Steckart.

40 years ago - 1973

? John Seroogy, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Seroogy, became the first American to win the European Association of Advertising Agencies International Man of the Year award.

? The city tax rate dropped $5.71 on the east side and $6.28 on the west side. The drop was $1,000 per assessed valuation.

? Deaths - Walter Buechler, Wrightstown; Henry Verhagen, Kaukauna; Leo Derouin; Mary Berken Vander Berg; Milton Petri.

? Marriages - David Eagle and Sheila Cornelissen; Dan Natzke, Morrison, and Barb Treichel; Daniel Martin, Greenleaf, and Mary Ronk; Wilmer Pantzlaff, Morrison, and Marie Krueger.

35 years ago - 1978

? Work began on filling the unpaved areas of Fourth Street so it could be open to traffic. Donahue & Associates of Sheboygan was awarded the contract for engineering for the downtown redevelopment project. A project plan was to be completed and submitted to the federal government for funding within six months.

? Deaths - Miss Leone Egan, Wrightstown; David Yuenger, Green Bay Press-Gazette editor; Denese Beaupre Nachtwey; John Haanen; Mrs. Emma Becker, 97.

? Marriages - Paul Ehrfurth and Cynthia Smits; Richard Kalous and Claudia Kass.

30 years ago - 1983

? The North Broadway historical district was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It included 51 houses, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, the historical society museum and a small apartment building all located north of the east-side business district.

? A Jaycees chapter was organized and held its charter night.

? Deaths - Rene Sawatzke, Morrison; Richard Van Abel, formerly of Hollandtown, at Chicago; the Rev. Robert Sromovsky, O. Praem; Henry Van Dreel; Eleanor Wagner; Mary Wilmet Heesake, 90, at Carman, Manitoba, Canada; Mrs. Raymond Sauvey; Aloysius Linders.

? Marriage - John Dax and Rosann Van Deurzen.

25 years ago - 1988

? Dudley Birder, St. Norbert College music professor, was invited to conduct a choir in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City in February.

? Deaths - Mrs. Henry (Anna Kleuskens) Smits, 95; Clarence Vander Missen; Kenneth Deacon.

? Marriages - Dennis Wolfgram and Jo Ann Becker; Edwin Luebke and Karen Martin.

20 years ago - 1993

? Curbside recycling will begin.

? New, brighter lights were installed in the Marquette school gym. They were donated in memory of Paul Van Dyke, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Van Dyke

? One hundred fifty-two people were fined in municipal court during October. Four people were charged with operating under the influence and a number of others charged with alcohol-related law violations.

? Bill Rottier, 13, bagged an eight-point buck near Peshtigo on the opening day of deer hunting. He is the son of Barbara Nohr and Dale Rottier.

? Deaths - Mrs. Bjorn (Eva Rae) Christenson; Carl (Cuddy) Du Chateau, Green Bay; Cyril Brennan, Chicago Heights, Ill.; John (Jack) Willems, formerly of De Pere, at Largo, Fla.

15 years ago - 1998

? Jeffrey Cross, 20, of Sturgeon Bay died shortly after being struck by a pickup truck on North Broadway near St. Norbert Abbey. Police said Cross was in the roadway when the accident occurred. He was a student at St. Norbert College and was a postulant at St. Norbert Abbey.

? Students at De Pere Middle School collected, sorted and packed clothing to be sent to hurricane victims in Honduras.

? First District Alderman Paul Kegel was the only local candidate to announce he will seek re-election next spring.

? Three members of the Lost Dauphin 4-H Club of De Pere were selected to attend the 4-H Congress in Atlanta. They are Mackensie Kauth, Kari Klasen and Amanda Van Den Heuvel.

? Deaths - Mrs. Clinton (Bonita) Clabots; Margaret Kuehl, 100; Marguerite F. (Stangel Goeben) Ostry, formerly of De Pere, at Scotts Bluff, Neb.; Herman J. Kazik.

? Marriages - Paul Theis and Deanna Treichel, at Greenleaf; Terry W. Dederich and Renee L. McCarthy, at Fond du Lac.

10 years ago - 2003

? De Pere School District officials may end - or surely will modify - a decades-old policy that allows De Pere High School students to skip final exams as a reward for good attendance. Those who support the policy say it encourages students to stay in school. They say many students opt to take tests anyway to boost grades. People who oppose the policy say it encourages very ill students to come to school, might make it difficult for students to take standardized tests in college and is unfair to teachers who might think a final review is necessary for the subject matter taught. De Pere High School Principal Matt Weller said the policy, which started in the early 1980s, came at a time when school attendance was poor and students didn't have a strong desire to be involved. Weller said that while he supports the premise of the policy it might be time for some tweaking.

? Ashwaubenon and Hobart have refused to sign a water-purchase agreement with Central Brown County Water Authority, effectively quitting the suburban water group. Monday, Dec. 1, was the last day for members of the authority to approve the contract. The town of Lawrence voted to stay with the authority. Allouez, Bellevue, De Pere, Howard and Ledgeview previously approved the contract.

? Deaths - Mareena Herber, 90; Arnold C. Fontaine, Ledgeview; John J. Neidenbach; Wilfred "Bill" Verheyen, 92.

? Marriage - David J. Seiler and Lori L. Jansen, at Ashwaubenon.

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