100 years ago – 1917
Mary J. (Salter), wife of the Colgate area John J. Connell, was born Sept. 10, 1858, and died at age 58 on Feb. 19, 1917. She was buried at the Colgate area Union-Nelson Cemetery on Town Line Road.
The North Lisbon one-room school "Lisbon No. 7" was planning on serving warm lunches, possibly by the next month.
"La Grippe" was highly active among Lisbon school children and the community overall.
50 years ago – 1967
The Hamilton Harlequin Club produced the play “Cinderella.”
Nylon seamless hosiery for ladies was priced regularly at 69 cents, but a recent sale saw a special for seamless at 44 cents a pair.
The Sussex Shriners took a large group of local grade school students to a Milwaukee Shriners Circus performance.
25 years ago – 1992
The Sussex VFW club had its 17th annual "February Madness” adventure with another Tiddlywinks tournament. Another community activity they sponsored was the smelt fry at the club’s banquet hall.
At the 70th annual Sussex Fire Department founders banquet, Assistant Chief Tom Wegner received his 20-year award.
Meanwhile, Chief Bob Schlei was a double recipient — Firefighter of the Year and 25-year anniversary award.
10 years ago – 2007
There were five candidates for the Lisbon Town Chairmanship: Gerald Schmiz, Ron Evert, Joe Marchese, Michael Reed and James Skarda.
Meanwhile, town supervisor #2 had three candidates, all first-time runners: Matt Gehrke, Joseph Osterman and Dennis Plotecher.
The Fryda farm lost a barn to a fire in 1992, and now 10 years later, they had another fire, but somewhat less drastic. Seven calves died. The owner of the Jersey cow farm, started in 1928, was 77-year-old Bob Fryda.
5 years ago – 2012
Sixty-five percent of the Lisbon people were in favor of the recent Lisbon Board ordinance that snow removal should not plow snow from their driveway to a public road. Thirty-five percent were against the ordinance.
An Eagle Scout project by scout Anthony Schroeder was to build a pier at the Lisbon Community Park out onto the Bark River.
Some Lisbon and Sussex leaders were discussing how to achieve better relations between the two communities.