100 years ago – 1916
The British evacuated Gallipoli, Turkey, after great losses. However, they stopped a Turkish attack on Egypt. The British were also involved in an offensive action in Mesopotamia to help Russia and protect its oil supply.
Five people were buried in 1916 at the Lisbon Merton Union Cemetery: Mrs. S.L. Worth, Herbert Schneider, Mrs. R. Sedgwick, Matthew Lentz and Maggie Tepero.
50 years ago – 1966
Menomonee Falls police were still looking for the killer of Diane Oilkitz. Oilkitz was killed, stabbed 96 times, at an industrial site on Silver Spring Drive.
There was a garage/residence fire in Lisbon on Fawn Drive. The home’s owner was working on his pick-up truck, cleaning the engine, and removed the battery. A spark from the battery ignited some of the gasoline he was using to clean the truck engine.
25 years ago – 1991
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church would be celebrating 150 years in 1992. As part of the celebration, a couple of the church’s ladies would put together a favorite recipes book to sell for $8.
Jem Photo and TV was a going business in Sussex, on Main Street across from the St. Alban’s Cemetery, in the old Bob Schlei home.
The total for the deer-hunting season was 346,000 deer, not including roadkill.
10 years ago – 2006
The Elsie Mae Weyer home came down in Sussex to the wreckers. Weyer (nee Wileden) was born in the house May 21, 1927. At least 19 buildings had come down within one block of the old Weyer home over the past 40 years.
Roger Johnson had served several terms on the village board since 1976, but decided not to run for the position again as an incumbent in the April election.
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was looking for three robbers who pistol-whipped an 83-year-old woman in Lisbon.
5 years ago – 2011
Lieutenant James Gumm, the leader of the Sussex-Lisbon-Waukesha Sheriff’s Department’s local police force, would be leaving. He was promoted to captain with a new county assignment.
Marilyn Marchese, 64, a former Lisbon supervisor, died Nov. 29. Her husband Joe Marchese, a longtime Waukesha County Board member, died August 2010.
Sussex had a major house fire – the McCamma home – in Eagles Ridge on Nov. 30.