100 years ago – 1917
Aug. 19, 1917, saw manager John McGraw of the New York Giants and Christy Mathewson, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, arrested for allowing a professional baseball game to be played on a Sunday, which was against the law in New York.
John P. Stier, a Sussex businessman, former Lannon and Sussex school teacher and Maple Avenue farmer served as the Lisbon town chairman from April 1917-21 .
50 years ago – 1967
Richard Holsen, 19, of Lannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holsem of Lannon, had been recently killed in a motorcycle collision with a car near Oconomowoc.
In Menomonee Falls, car dealer Ernie Von Schledorn had a car stolen from inside his building. The new car was valued at $4,800.
25 years ago – 1992
Jane Stadler won the Lisbon supervisor election, meanwhile Pat Bartlett (Sussex) and Nancy Sullivan won in their respective elections to their community boards.
In the presidential primary, George Bush (Republican) was the recipient of the most votes in Lisbon, Sussex, Lannon and Butler (Bill Clinton headed the Democratic primary in these four communities). The total for all four communities was 1,544 for Bush and 677 for Clinton.
10 years ago – 2007
Defeated Sussex Trustee Greg Goetz was offered the former Fred Gallant (resigned seat) on the village board, but he rejected the offer.
In Lisbon, mergers and incorporation were on the agenda.
Lannon's fire department tried to sell 50-year-old grass fire fighting rig for $261,300.
5 years ago – 2012
Lisbon's future was discussed. Some wanted to join Sussex, while others didn’t.
Town Chairman Matt Gehrke stated that a Lisbon home, worth $280,000, would have to pay $100 a year in extra taxes if Sussex and Lisbon merged.
The big topic in Sussex was the possibility of multiple roundabouts in the future of the Main Street rebuilding (and a slight street size increase).