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Looking Back: August 1, 2013

This weeks old photo is looking west over the Main St. bridge at what used to be the far east edge of the city, entering the area of Gravesville. The time was the 1930s, the new bridge had just been built. The Steiner Mfg. Co. building that you saw two weeks ago is in the center of the picture.  The chain link fence borders the Carnation Co.  The old railroad freight depot can be seen behind the Steiner building. The gas pumps in front of the Rozman/Schmahl service garage are visible.  Towering over it all is the malt house.

This weeks old photo is looking west over the Main St. bridge at what used to be the far east edge of the city, entering the area of Gravesville. The time was the 1930s, the new bridge had just been built. The Steiner Mfg. Co. building that you saw two weeks ago is in the center of the picture.  The chain link fence borders the Carnation Co.  The old railroad freight depot can be seen behind the Steiner building. The gas pumps in front of the Rozman/Schmahl service garage are visible.  Towering over it all is the malt house.

By Margaret Richman

 

10 Years Ago

July 31, 2003

Nearly two years after voters opted to fund construction of a new high school the future of the former CHS is still in doubt. A condominium development is still in discussions with officials.

County mulls expansion of home healthcare and hospice.

The Welcome to Chilton sign receives a new coat of paint.

Beginning this year, Chilton Catholic School will be known as Chilton Area Catholic School.

Calumet Flyers will host the 17th Annual Big Bird Fun Fly.

Three new pastors are welcomed in recent weeks – Rev. Peter Marth at St. Peter Lutheran in Hilbert, Rev. Mark Drews at Trinity Lutheran in Rantoul, and Rev. Thomas Akpen at Chilton Catholic Ministries.

Hilbert teacher Jeff Deeley retires after 32 years with the district.

New Holstein baseball soars to WIAA State Summer Baseball Tournament.

 

25 Years Ago

July 28, 1988

An out of control car crash lands at the dental laboratory of Dr. Richard Baus in New Holstein.

The 1988-89 CPS tax levy of $2,154,244 was approved.

Hilbert faces a 3.93% tax levy increase.

Projected enrollment at New Holstein Elementary warrants a look at expansion.

At Norton Enterprises is Tom Hanks in Big.

Menasha farmer Joseph Loderbauer tops June lactation recorded for his 6-year old Holstein. The cow produced 26,959 pounds of milk and 1,007 pounds of fat during her 305-day lactation.

Jason Leitner and Keith Steffes display outstanding pitching for Chilton Blue Cadets.

 

50 Years Ago

August 1, 1963

Test drillers hit bottom (shale) at new city well. They expect output of at least 175 gallons per minute.

Mercury hovers around 90 degrees for the week.

The newly created position of Chilton Elementary School Principal has been filled by George Herrmann, a Manitowoc native.

CHS athletes must have physical and dental exams before playing sports.

Firemen and farmers remove 150 tons of smoldering hay to save the Ronald Thiel farm barn in Hilbert.

New Holstein woman, Mrs. Dorthea Lau, left her entire estate to the Calumet Homestead Auxiliary.

 

75 Years Ago

July 28, 1938

About 200 beekeepers attend a district meeting held in Forest Junction.

The war against grasshoppers continues as a WPA program now has a mixing station in Hayton.

Brillion approves a bond issue for a $75,000 gymnasium.

Old records dating back to 1898 were found in the Hillside Cheese Factory while the building was in the process of remodeling.

Cal Co Fair will be celebrating their Golden Jubilee. Many features are planned including saddle races.

The Progressive Party held a rally in New Holstein. John Reynolds of Green Bay and former attorney general spoke.

Brothertown farmer Herbert Ortlieb has corn 8 to 10 feet tall from a hybrid seed.

A cowboy rodeo is coming to town.

Financial statements from the county schools are listed. School names include Marquette in the town of Stockbridge, Riverview in Rantoul and Charlestown, Mark Twain in the town of Chilton, Grant in the town of Brothertown, Morris in Stockbridge and Chilton, Burns in the Town of Brothertown, Tilden in the town of Stockbridge, Paul Jones in the town of Stockbridge, Burns in the town of Brothertown. (Additional school names will be listed over the next few weeks in Looking Back)Women teachers were paid $600-$700 per year.

 

100 Years Ago

August 2, 1913

A train accident near Pembine occurs when a tree had fallen across the line. Four people lost their lives.

The City baseball team did not fair well and the media poked fun at their loss. “The lights went out and the home aggregation went to dreamland while the visitors made hay.”

Because of the increasing demand for safety deposit boxes in the vaults of The Commercial Bank, one hundred boxes weighing over one ton were recently installed. The rent will be $1.50 per year.

Will Frawley and Gus Thede are catching carp east of Hayton weighing 14-17 pounds. “Gus usually tells the stories and has Will verify them.” Jake Noll owns a sporting goods store in town where the stories are shared.

An ad reads, “Father, I’m glad you smoke Duke’s Mixture.”  The tobacco is just right for rolling or tucking into a pipe.

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