3:03 PM, Dec. 5, 2013  |  Comments

One year ago: 2012

? Lary Swoboda has died. The Luxemburg native served Door, Kewaunee and parts of surrounding counties from 1971-2001, in many capacities, as a teacher, principal, State Assemblyman and chairman of the Democratic Party of Kewaunee County, to name a few.

? All three of Kewaunee County's high school girls basketball teams kicked off their season on Nov. 27. Algoma and Kewaunee picked up a pair of 40-plus point victories, while Luxemburg-Casco only lost by two buckets to a strong Brillion team.

? The Kewaunee County Board voted to move forward with a $4.5 million bond issue that will be used to complete an upgrade of the Sheriff's Department radio/communications systems, the final phase of the Fairground renovation and the purchase of the Svoboda Industries Inc. building.

10 years ago: 2003

? Don Schlies, a band leader for 52 years, has been inducted into the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame, at a ceremony in Hartford.

? After 51 years of service for the Catholic Church, Bishop Robert Banks officially retired on Dec. 12. He is looking forward to continuing his ministry, as needed as a parish priest, serving at St. Mary's in Algoma and Holy Rosary in Kewaunee, where he will reside.

? Senior Tara Kinnard was selected "Student of the Quarter" by Luxemburg-Casco student representatives. She plans to attend Silver Lake College next fall.

25 years ago: 1988

? Top award winners at the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce Christmas party were Harold and Joanna Kollross and Bernadine and Jerry Mathu.

? Wisconsin bear hunters took 1,123 bears during the 1988 season, which ran from Sept. 10 through Oct. 7, according to Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials.

? Jordis Zastrow was the first weekly winner of a $30 gift certificate from Kohlbeck's on Steele Street in Algoma. Stop in and register. You might be the next winner.

40 years ago: 1973

? The Kewaunee High School band and choral groups will present their annual holiday concert entitled, "Music Christmas Style" on Dec. 16, in the school gym at 8 p.m.

? District 3 of the Bay-Lakes Boy Scout Council held a First-Aid-O-Ree on Saturday, with 14 area troops taking part. Chester Majeski of Casco directed the event, held at Luxemburg-Casco High School in Luxemburg.

? Salaries negotiated with Local 1470, Kewaunee City Department of Public Works Employees, resulted in a 20 cents per hour wage increase.

50 years ago: 1963

? During the past few weeks, a sum of $3,500 has been received by the St. Mary's Kewaunee Area Memorial Hospital, from warmhearted donors. The debt now stands at $25,000.

? The minimum wage rate for women and minors 16 years of age and older is 95 cents, in cities of 1,000 or more, and 85 cents elsewhere in the state.

? A 196 pound buck brought in by Jack DePas was first-place winner of the Big Buck Contest, sponsored by the Luxemburg Sportsman's Club. Second prize went to Marvin Bins, who registered a 184-pound buck.

60 years ago: 1953

? The Women's Club wants to revive the Girl Scouts in Kewaunee. Interested girls and their mothers are invited to a Dec. 8 meeting in the Kewaunee High School.

? E.A. (Dee) Erickson of Casco was named a director of the Apple Growers Alliance, and D. Marshall Hall, also of Casco, was elected president of the Wisconsin Horticultural Society, at the annual convention in LaCrosse.

? Rosalyn Wolter of Algoma was the winner of the state custard pie baking contest junior division on Wednesday in Madison.

75 years ago: 1938

? After cutting down a large cedar tree on his farm near Bolt, Joe Karman discovered that a hollow in the tree was filled with honey. He took out more than 50 pounds.

? Fire discovered by a truck driver shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday swept through the two-story frame Door-Kewaunee Normal School building, leaving the old landmark nothing but a mass of ruins by dawn.

? Judge John C. Karel, Kewaunee County's most prominent son, died in Milwaukee on Sunday.

90 years ago: 1923

? While returning from Green Bay, Alfred Ponath, Rufus Mauer and Rufus Krause overturned with a Ford coupe in which they were riding, about 8 miles southwest of Dyckesville. None of the passengers was hurt.

? Henry A. Dvorak, assessor of incomes in Kewaunee and Door County for 12 years, has rendered his resignation. He will discontinue work on Jan. 1.

? Julius Pflughoeft reported his Ford car missing from where he'd parked it on Thursday. Policeman John Konkel was notified and a search located the vehicle at about 10 o'clock, two hours after the theft was discovered.

100 years ago: 1913

? Christian Haganes, who recently disposed of his cheese factory in Clay Banks, has accepted the management position of the Krause factory in the town of Ahnapee.

? There are 10 or 15 cases of smallpox quarantined in the city. Health Officer Hlinak learns daily of new cases. As a result, public schools will be closed next Friday.

? Rural Route mail carrier Lewis Fellows brought a bouquet of dandelions to town on Thursday of last week. Can this be a sign of an early spring? We're ready!

110 years ago: 1903

? Dr. Churchill's private telephone line was installed this week by Harry Meverden. It is connected to the local telephone exchange and is now ready for service.

? The Perlewitz Bros. celebrated their 25th anniversary in the blacksmith and wagon making business in the area.

? About four inches of snow fell in Lincoln on Monday. Sleighs were put into use for the first time this season on that day.

120 years ago: 1893

? Charles Bargman and Lena Burmeister of West Kewaunee were married Tuesday by Reverent Bergholz.

? Dr. Minahan, well-known Green Bay physician, has performed a successful surgery to reduce the size of Martin Thor's nose. Thor is an old Carlton resident.

? A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bohnekamp.

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