100 year ago – 1917
A little over a month ago, Mrs. Nelson Greengo, a prominent north Lisbon farmer’s wife, passed away at age 81. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Jeffery. She died at her son’s farm (Erne Greengo). She was born in Kent, England, on April 4, 1836.
A farm institute was planned to be staged in Sussex, with the public invited.
50 years ago – 1967
The Lannon Village Board was made up of President Nick Quartaro, and trustees Gissal, Holzen, Pankratz, Reimer and Neumann. The village attorney was William Reilly.
25 years ago – 1992
Quad Graphics planned a 228,000 square-foot expansion at its Sussex plant, at a cost of about $6 million.
Meanwhile, the Eagles Ridge subdivision was coming together south of the Village Park. This Mooney LeSage development would have 111 homes initially.
David Granlund, who had been elected four times, would not run for a Sussex trustee spot that April.
The board had two women, Pat Bartlett and Mary Potter. Incidentally, they were the second and third women Sussex village trustees.
10 years ago – 2007
There was a proposal for the former Carousel site, adjacent to Richmond School and the then-new Lisbon firehouse — a bank, dry cleaners and gas station.
Gerald Schmitz had been the Lisbon town chairman for 10 years, but lost his post as five candidates and a write-in defeated his effort in the primary election.
The Sussex housing market suffered a “precipitous drop.” There were national financial problems brewing.
5 years ago – 2012
Power Test, Inc. of Sussex received the 2011 Manufacturer of the Year award.
The Hamilton girls Greater Metro champs in basketball were upset by Waukesha West in the regional WIAA opener.