100 years ago – 1917
On Feb. 3, 1917, the United States broke diplomatic relations with Imperial Germany.
In Lannon, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rossman were recovering from their injuries from a runaway horse with buggy incident.
Meanwhile, ice was being cut, and harvested at the Sussex Quarry (Templeton area). It was sold to buyers and used by the Busse and Kaderabeck Meat Markets. Busse's was in Templeton for a while, with Kaderabeck's being the oldest in Sussex. The Kaderabeck son, Claude, was contemplating going into the service if the U.S. were to get into war with Germany.
50 years ago – 1967
Howard Mathison (who lived just east of Hamilton High School) was not going to run again for the Menomonee Falls presidency. He begged off running because of his increased job at First Federal Savings and Loan.
Jean Pridemore was the Lisbon town clerk.
Lisbon was discussing a first-ever town license for liquor.
Menomonee Falls Dairy Queen was offering "a tub of shrimp (with French fries)" special for $1.79 – “It is plenty for three.”
25 years ago – 1992
The only woman to serve from Lisbon in World War II, nurse Ruth Weaver, died at age 81 in late January and was buried at St Alban's. She was stationed at Guadalcanal, and the rest of the south Pacific.
Ice fishing was reported as good on Lake Five.
Anton Stokes scored 23 points for the Hamilton boys basketball team against Arrowhead High School.
10 years ago – 2007
Two school bus drivers had been arrested on criminal charges.
Meanwhile, the joint library of of Sussex/Lisbon was having problems, as it had taken too much time to reach an agreement. Federal officials were warning that sanctions could result.
The tentative questions in a Lisbon problem had been articulated as "Should the town board continue to provide police service with the town of Lisbon police personnel?”
5 years ago – 2012
The Hamilton drama students were rehearsing for a presentation of "Beauty and the Beast." Senior Zachary Weis would play the Beast.
Sussex officials were taking a look at “vastly intrusive” redesigns of the Village Park.
A trip through the McDonald’s drive-through alerted an employee of a drunk driver, who quickly called the Sussex-based police.