100 years ago – 1917
John Watson, North Lisbon Road, pioneer and Civil War soldier died Saturday, Dec. 30, 1916. He was born Dec. 19, 1827, the fourth-born of his family. His parents were Andrew and Catherine, originally from Pershire, Scotland. He came to the U.S. at age 14, leaving Dundee on May 12, 1841, and eventually settling in Lisbon. He volunteered for the Waukesha Regiment (28th Infantry) in late August 1862, serving until August 1865.
50 years ago – 1967
A wild game fundraiser dinner was held for the Lannon sports scene. The promotional dinner was planned to be held at Tony Wagner's Lannon Dugout. Promotor Tony Wagner, Frank Fierek, Harold Krueger of Sussex, and George Banton and Jim Smith were staging an Ontario, Canada, set of moose to the public for dinner. The hunt was held recently in below-40-degree weather. The meal was served at the tavern Jan. 28 to 29.
25 years ago – 1992
There would be a hot trustee race in Sussex, as Pat Bartlett, Robert Terrell, Edward Novit, Roger Racer and Ralph Deem had already taken out papers, and some had already been filed.
A carved flagstone in Lannon with the name "W.P. Lannon, 1893" was found face down in a Mill Road (Tower Hills Road) lot.
The Hamilton School District Administrator was Michael L. Kremer.
The president of the Friends of the Pauline Haass Library was Terry Orchard.
10 years ago – 2007
With five candidates in saddle for the Lisbon election for town chairman, there was a serious write-in asking for votes – 31-year Lisbon citizen Shelly Morgan.
The Lisbon police problem is seeming to close, as requests are being made to drop the charges, and withdrawals of charges are handed in.
Candy Walecki of the Sussex North Shore Bank came through, as the bank would fund $2,500 toward the $11,000 budgeted day’s events (fireworks and kiddy parade)
5 years ago – 2012
With recent snows, Ausblik Ski Hill was having a busy season. Originally, in 1950, it was called Mary Hill, which was why the road leading to it today is called Mary Hill Road.
Brady Ellingson is the hot shot for the boys Hamilton basketball team, while for the girls, sophomore Mackenzie Latt is Hamilton’s girls basketball star scorer.