100 years ago — 1917
The Lisbon and Sussex area sugar beet fields needed a lot of hard labor. Hoeing and thinning was required for this crop. Sugar beets were the big patriotic thing to raise, as there was a notional push to produce this sugar producing commodity in big tonnages for their war effort. The promised price is $7 a ton, dumped into rail gondolas for shipment to Menomonee Falls and its big sugar beet processing factory.
The powers that be were seeking “draft dodgers.” US men between the ages of 21 and 31 need to carry a registration card certificate in their pocket or be arrested.
50 years ago — 1967
A Colgate resident, Kristin Williams, 21-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Phillip Williams, was crowned as the first area resident to win the “Alice in Dairyland” crown. She would be the host at the upcoming Wisconsin State Fair. She was a student at UW Oshkosh.
25 years ago — 1992
In a state test, Sussex Hamilton third-graders were nearly 9 percent better than the state average.
Wisconsin hooded sweatshirts were selling for $9.95 each and the Sussex Bowl was serving a $2 hamburger and fries.
At the Hamilton awards night, speeches were given by class president Collen Sullivan, valedictorian Chris Donahue and Salutatorian Stacie Whitburn.
10 years ago — 2007
Recently elected Lisbon supervisor James Stadler was facing criminal charges because of a domestic incident.
Lisbon hired a third lawyer to help resolve their police department conflicts.
5 years ago — 2012
Eleanor Schuldt, age 87, died at her Lisbon home. She was the daughter of Bill Zillmer, who was the Lisbon town chairman for nearly 30 years. She was married to Ken Schuldt, who had been honored by being a member of the Sussex Baseball hall of fame.
Hamilton grads earned more than $1 million in scholarships. Hamilton graduated 333 seniors.