100 years ago – 1917
John Watson, a Lisbon large farm owner and Civil War soldier, was buried at the “Sixteen Cemetery” (today, known as the Lisbon Central Cemetery). The services for the 87-year-old pioneer were held by the Lisbon Presbyterian Church on Hillside Road.
Diplomatic relations were broken with Mexico, as Germany was attempting to get Mexico to invade Texas and New Mexico.
50 years ago – 1967
Mary Jo Allen was the president of the Sussex Jaycettes. The group was raising money for the United Cerebral Palsy funds.
Sirloin steak was selling for 39 cents per pound in Menomonee Falls A&P. Saltine crackers were 20 cents for a pound box.
Joan Pruess was the Sussex-Hamilton area newspaper columnist.
25 years ago – 1992
The M&M soup and sandwich specials start at $2.30.
Findlay's on Main had a fish fry of haddock for $4.95
Curbside red baskets for recyclables started in Sussex on Jan 1.
The village president was Paul Fleischmann.
The police chief of Lannon was John Denzin.
The Bug Line hiking trail had been completed to Merton, and with the warm temperatures and no snow, it was heavily used.
10 years ago – 2007
There would be a primary in Lisbon for a supervisor position held by Wendy Landry. Seeking her post was Ron Esser and James Stadler. It would have to narrow the three down to two competing candidates.
Meanwhile, the town of Lisbon was having a discussion on whether to have a town police force, or go with hiring the Waukesha Sheriff's Department. There were strong feelings both ways
5 years ago – 2012
Two Hamilton area grade schools, Woodside and Marcy, would expand for the increase in student population.
The Sussex and Lisbon April ballot would have unopposed/no-challenger ballots.
Meanwhile, Lisbon Chairman Matt Gerke was opposed to Lisbon continuing its association in the Sussex, Lisbon Pauline Haass Library agreement.
Lisbon planned to pay employees $200 a month more if they wanted to opt out of their health benefits.