New Holstein

10 years ago

“The Wizard of Oz” was the theme of Band Parents Night for the New Holstein High School Marching Band at a Friday night football game.

The New Holstein Community Chest pushed its fundraising goal to a record level of $22,000.

Willowpark Residence celebrated its 10th anniversary in New Holstein.

New Holstein High School’s football team needed to beat Campbellsport in the season finale to make the playoffs, but the Huskies fell 13-6 as they turned the ball over three times.

Delta Publications, Inc. published its first-ever 50 Plus edition. One of the features in the edition talked about New Holstein’s Don and Imie Fictum and their travels in the Builders for Christ program.

The Town of Calumet planned to do a property revaluation.

Plans were under way for the firstever Soup Day Contest in New Holstein, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

25 years ago

Republican incumbent Wilfrid Turba of St. Anna faced a challenge from Anita Klein in the race for the 27th Assembly District seat.

A New Holstein Elementary School Advisory Committee was meeting to plan an upcoming referendum for a proposed school addition.

As talk heated up concerning reconstruction of the main highway through the city of New Holstein, City Clerk Lee Tikalsky said the chance of a highway bypass of New Holstein was “about zilch.”

For what was believed to be the first time in school history, the New Holstein High School boys cross country team qualified for the State Meet. Junior Dan Mayer was the top runner for Coach Phil Vergowe’s team at the sectional, while Jon Streblow was the second Husky across the finish line.

Around Halloween, a story was told of a New Holstein man who saw the apparition of a boy in the New Holstein City Cemetery late one night.

30 years ago

The proposed tax rate in the City of New Holstein was scheduled to jump 36 cents per $1,000 of valuation, from $5.19 per $1,000 to $5.55.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources representatives informed city officials that they have two major contamination concerns at the city’s landfill.

The City of New Holstein was considering the establishment of a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district.

The New Holstein Jaycees officially took over operation of the Cowtown Run.

New Holstein High School’s volleyball team won the Eastern Wisconsin Conference title but was ousted in the regional by Sheboygan North.

Winless and without a touchdown in seven games this season, the Husky football team broke through for five scores in a 32-21 season ending win over Fox Valley Lutheran.

40 years ago

The New Holstein Community Chest had raised $8,158, which was 80 percent of the way to its goal.

Two retiring New Holstein firefighters were honored—Harold “Happy” Aggen and Robert Schad, who served 42 and 15 years, respectively.

City of New Holstein officials were among those who passed resolutions encouraging Calumet County to consider 24-hour law enforcement protection.

Boy Scout Troop 819 was formed in New Holstein with the help of the New Holstein Lions Club as sponsors.

Kinder Korner Preschool was scheduled to open its doors in New Holstein for the first time on Nov. 15.

The Association of Commerce in New Holstein must re-evaluate its policies to determine whether or not it will continue to function, President David Cooley said in a letter to all businesses.

Duane Rockow of New Holstein helped bag 15 raccoon pelts in six hours of hunting near Elkhart Lake.

State officials said they would not provide funds to build an interceptor road or truck bypass around the Lauson engine plant in New Holstein to help lighten truck traffic on Mason Street.

James Bauer was directing a benefit play for the library, “Royal Family.”

60 years ago

“Located on Wisconsin avenue in the heart of New Holstein easily reached by business, professional and private individuals from both uptown and downtown, the new Peoples State Bank building construction is rapidly rounding into shape as one of the most beautiful structures in the community.”

New Holstein beat Chilton 20-6 in a football game played in Kiel. Bob Schmitz is currently second in the conference in scoring with 28 points.

After 47 years as a Roman Catholic priest, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. George A. Schemmer, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish of New Holstein, announced to his people at Mass that he was retiring from active participation in the affairs of the church and that he would make his home in Sheboygan.

Announcement has been made by Chapman Theatres, owners of the Towne Theatre in New Holstein and the Kiel Theatre in Kiel, that J. W. Nordquist of Shullsburg has taken over management of both theatres.

Steps have been taken by the New Holstein American Legion to buy permanent quarters for the post and its auxiliary.

65 years ago

Emil Steiner of Rural Route 2, New Holstein has been named the first place winner in the Wisconsin Skat League.

Wilbur Damson, proprietor of Red Owl Agency home owned store, was elected president of the New Holstein Association of Commerce.

Dr. G. W. Brickbauer, 81, prominent physician and surgeon in this area, passed away at his home in New Holstein.

“Home of the New Holstein Turn Verein for more than three-quarters of a century, the building on Wisconsin avenue which has been so much a part of the life of this community over that span of years and the headquarters for many happy hours of most of the citizens, is now offered for sale to the highest bidder.”

Continued drought and seasonly high use of electricity has forced Wisconsin Public Service Corporation to urgently request all customers to immediately make further reductions in the use of electricity.