Remember When?
Members of the Kiel Police Department posed with Mayor Albert Breckheimer in the early 1970s in the Council Chambers of the Kiel City Hall. From left are Officer Jerome Goebel, Police Chief Emery Farrand, Mayor Breckheimer, Officer Ricky Sloan and Officer Hugo Graf. Sloan would go on to succeed Farrand as Kiel’s next police chief. Kiel Record file photo


30 years ago

James Kurtz earns journeyman tool and die certification.

Erv and Snooky Broeckel win the Triangle Bar fishing tournament with walleyes totalling 20 pounds, 10 ounces.

Town of Charlestown asked to pass 9:30 curfew on outdoor concerts at area taverns.

Father John DeGroot named pastor of St. Martin’s Parish in Charlestown and St. Charles Parish in Charlesburg.

MarJean Hedrich records first women’s ace in memory on 165-yard Hole 9 at Hickory Hills.

Marty Geiser named to all-Packerland Conference baseball team.

Returning letterwinners to Chilton’s football program include Dale Nennig, John Pethan, Mark Albedyll, Ray Roberts, Willy Keuler, Joe Suttner, Marty Geiser, Chuck Maurer, Marty Wenig and Mark Werbeckes.

Tom Zahringer and Sue Lisowe were named MVP’s in the annual Chilton AC’s Softball Tourney. Their teams, Joey’s Tap and Chuck and Sue’s, were the winners in the men’s and women’s tournaments.

Chilton High School holds 100th anniversary of first graduating class.

Donna Hedrich named Calumet County Clerk.

35 years ago

Barb and Gary Liebau have sold their business, Chilton Flowers and Gifts, to Vivian and Paul Kester.

Ceil Mader named president of American Legion Auxiliary.

Calvin Schmahl named commander of the Chilton VFW Post.

Darren Sattler, Chilton, is a member of the 4-H group visiting New Mexico on an exchange program.

Ann Plum, Chilton’s foreign exchange student from Denmark, has arrived to stay with the Leo Vogt family.

New teachers at Chilton Schools include Buddie Fifarek, Marcia Wiese, Mark Schuh, Rick Wanta, Marilee Stach, Jayne Timm and Carol Raeth.

40 years ago

Ten young women have entered the Miss Calumet pageant, including Lucille Propson, Janice Groeschl, Kathryn Stanelle, Monica Phillips, Joanne Hertel, Helen Steiner, Diane Genske, Kathy Kasper, Debra Steege, Elizabeth Ann Thiel.

Debra Steege named Miss Calumet.

Chilton Rotary golfers taking part in their annual event include Ed Grittner, John Suttner, George Winkler, Joe Nelesen and Marv Alten.

B. R. Doyle, president of Great Midwest Savings has named Greg Garton the manager of the Chilton office.

Tom Freidel of the Chilton Swim Club earned a pair of fifths in diving at the Wisconsin AAU championships.

Fire destroyed a barn owned by Gilbert Hansen.

Art Weller named MVP in first Lions softball tourney at Hobart Park.

50 years ago

Norman Stecker and Walter Dombrowski capture top honors in weekly Stockbridge pike derbies.

Mrs. Glenroy Flemming of Chilton is

named as librarian for the Chilton Public Schools.

Reedsville basketball coach Ron Akin is named as Chilton’s new basketball coach.

Mark Alkire is the grand knight of the Calumet Council Knights of Columbus.

George Hermann has been named elementary principal for the Chilton Schools.

LeRoy Weber is the new proprietor of Weber’s Leather Goods Store, Chilton, taking over from John Weber.

Junior Jim Vogel pitches a no-hitter against Kiel in high school baseball.

Century Farm certificates were awarded to Wilmer Schulz and Hilmer Pfister families of Calumet County.

Donald Nelson, Montello, has been named the new Chilton Chief of Police.

60 years ago

Ownership of the Chilton Times-Journal was passed from William McHale to Alan Ohde.

Henry Horst is commander of the Chilton VFW Post.

Gordon Aebischer and Vincent Reinkober will respresent the Chilton Kiwanis Club at the district convention.

Norbert Propson, Wisconsin’s youngest Register of Deeds, has to abandon his post due to induction into the armed services.

Cpl. Claude Jacky of Chilton redceived the Bronze Star for his heroic efforts in military operations in the Korean Conflict.

Calumet County standout Elmer Otto, Jr., Brillion, has signed a baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Chilton’s City Council adopts a resolution officially naming Klinkner Park.

Returning football letterwinners for CHS include Delbert Schultz, Dan Kuhn, Don Nickel, Jim Eichhorst, John Landgraf, Pat McGrath, Bill Deml, Jim Bloomer and Norbert Keuler.

20 Years Ago

Kiel’s junior prom court is headed by King Scott Adelman and Queen Dee Dee Meyer.

Dr. David Mueller joins Kiel Veterinary Clinic.

Tom Lefeber and Ed Majkrzak have the low gross scores in Kiel Monday Golf with 37’s. Dave Koenig has a low net of 29.

Dr. A. C. Theiler prepares for retirement after 40 years of medical practice in Kiel.

Kiel’s riverfront is being upgraded with a new gazebo across from the Kiel Dairy Queen. The construction, facilitated by Jack Mattner and the Kiel Boy Scouts, is part of the downtown development program.

Delta Publications rekindles printing its own papers in Kiel.

Calumet County hosts Farm Progress Days at Schneider Family Farms near Hilbert.

Ryan Arnold and Chad Sabel named first team all-conference in baseball.

Drs. A. C. Theiler and J. P. Guenveur ride the Kiel Parade on the Kiwanis Club float in their hammock and easy chair, recognized for 40 years of service— same as the club.

Mike Schuler rushes for a school record 305 yards against Howards Grove in gridiron action.

35 years ago

Ellen Fitzgerald, 13, Newton, wins the Farm Bureau women’s bake-off competition.

Roger Schneider is Kiel’s new building inspector, succeeding Lloyd Postel,

Paula Hanke is a member of the Kids from Wisconsin.

Kiel Lions Club draws largest crowd


ever for Sheboygan River races. Tim Truttschel won the inner tube race.

Steve Kirchman, Two Rivers, is hired as the new reporter at the Kiel Record.

The Kiel Municipal Band cuts a 50th anniversary album.

Current AFS student Elke Draxler and Astrid Hildmann, daughter of former AFS student Dr. Henning Hildemann are staying at the Robert Voigt home.

A long letter from former Building Inspector Ed Detjen attacks the mayor’s efforts to replace him.

The sign in front of State Bank of Kiel says “Rain, Rain, Go Away!”

A half page feature in the Record talks about Ray “Chissy” Wagenknecht’s 51 years in baseball in Kiel.

Kathy Klauck and Peggy Walber are Badger Girls State delegates.

Jeff Kohlmanna and Bob Graf named all-conference in baseball.

Among the new teachers hired by the Kiel School District this year are Faye Reinl, Trent Agnew, Carmine D’Amato and MariJane Weir.

45 years ago

Several back yards in Kiel are flooded as the city receives four inches of rain in six days.

Twelve Girl Scouts and their leaders MaryLee Graf and Milly Ehnert return form a western trip of 4,000 miles.

Youth Center Director Martin Carr announced s that a field day for Kiel youth is planned.

William Curry has purchased the interest of Omar Richart in the Meiselwitz Furniture business, making him the sole owner.

The Kiel Record dismantles and removes its old letterpress.

Hail and rain wreak havoc with area crops.

Larry Hansmann and Sylvester Weber, Jr. win the Cedar Lake horseshoe championship.

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