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Longtime residents of the New Holstein area will remember this as the city’s public school, located where City Hall is today. The main part of the school was built in 1905 with additions made as enrollment grew. Around 1949 the new school—today’s New Holstein Elementary School—was built kitty-corner to this building.
30 years ago

Pumpkin carving and pie-eating are part of the Fall Spectacular celebration at Ledge View.

All seats are $1.50 every night at Norton’s Cinema. Strange Brew is the current attraction.

Ebenezer UCC observes its 100th anniversary.

Brian Brill and Cindy Brantmeier named Outstanding Boy and Girl by Calumet Farm Bureau.

Richard and Suzanne Fochs are named Outstanding Young Farming Couple.

Wes Kupsky, Jr. of Chilton, succeeds Paul Wagner as president of Calumet Association of Taxpayers.

Chilton High band notified it has been selected to play at the 1984 Bishop’s Charities game at Lambeau Field. This will mark the second appearance of the band at a Packer game.

Gary Mathes rolls a 755 at Pla-Mor Lanes.

Roll Inn opens on Madison Street in Chilton. Bob and Bonita Rowland are proprietors. “I bought myself a job,” Bob Rowland kidded about making the transition from selling cancer insurance.

Barb Wieting rolls her first 600 series ever in bowling.

Earl Otto is president of the Calumet Board of Realtors.

Karl Zacharias named first team allconference in football.

35 years ago

Tom Cullen is president of the Chilton Kiwanis Club.

Laurie Thiel crowned Homecoming Queen at CHS.

Mayor Henry Gillig, Sr. proclaims United Nations Day in Chilton. Bonnie DeMaster appointed as chairperson for the observance.

Dan Gillis appears to outpoll William Broehm by just six votes for sheriff’s position.

John Pethan, running back, was named the offensive player of the year in the Packerland Conference. Other first team all-conference players were Dale Nenning and Willy Keuler. Chuck Mauer and Marty Wenig were named to the second team.

40 years ago

Margie Gebhart is selected Homecoming Queen by the CHS student body. She is escorted by Roger Kolbe.

Senior class officers at CHS are Bill Degeneffe, president; John Mittnacht, vice president; Mary Gebhart, secretary; Pat Bechlem, treasurer; and representatives Mike Mallmann, Kris Moeschberger, Ron Kolbe, Mark Hertel.


hree CHS alumni march with the UWGB marching band for halftime of the Packer game -including Lynn Freidel, Debbie Schaubs and Sharon Schmidlkofer.

Chilton varsity swimmers this year are Lori Nelson, Mary Beth Schmnitz, Andy Pfeffer, Debbie Jannsen, Joanne Albedyll, Kathy Woelfel, Jenny Forstner, Cindy Baltz, Julie Nolan, Chris Broker and Beth Kobriger.

Sophomore officers at CHS include Luke Geiser, president; Lori Nelson,

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vice president; Julie Nikolai, secretary; Karen Brenner, treasurer; and representatives Tom Murphy, Lynn Gonzo, Mary Woelfel and Joanne Albedyll.

Freshman class officers are Brenda Hephner, president; Theresa Heiberger, vice president; Mike Gonzo, treasurer; Sue Nikolai, secretary, and representatives Ken Weber, Bill Hilbert and Joey Coffeen.

Fran Weller, Eloy Neuhuas, Paul Geiser all named first team all-conference in football. Paul Selk and Dave Buechel earn second team berths.

50 years ago

Fast action staved off what might have been potentially the biggest fire in Chilton history. Firemen fought the blaze at Quality Manufacturing Company, 216 E. Main from 11 a. m. to 1 a. m. then remained on the scene until 7:30 a. m. as fires kept erupting. Quality Manufacturing saw its main site gutted, where it makes Norseman Ice Machines.

Homecoming queen candidates include Audrey Hertel, Sharon Hoerth, Jeanne Hoffmann, Patricia Reiser and Bette Uhlenbrauck.

Reiser and LeRoy Roehrig are named Homecoming Queen and King at CHS.

Andrew Pendl elected president of Chilton Kiwanis Club. Other members of the officer team include William Engler, Jr., Eugene Winkler, Jr. and Steve Tesch.

Calumet Fire Department names Harold Schubert as chief, while John Schmitz is first assistant chief.

Mary Beth Kruse, Chilton, is one of 20 University of Wisconsin coeds nominated for Homecoming Queen.

Chilton’s all-conference football players include Dan Nisler, Tom Dhein, Math Lavey and Al Whitby

60 years ago

Rev. Alfred Schneider receives Order of Merit from the West German govenrment for his war relief activities.

E. H. DeGroot, J. F. Fluhr and Claude Nachtwey are honored for a quarter century of service to Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.

Jeanne Schomisch is Homecoming Queen at CHS. Her court of honor includes Madeline Fox, Millie Buechel and Mary Thielman.

Norbert Sturm is elected vice president of Eastern Wisconsin Firemen’s Association.

Regulars returning to the Chilton AC’s basketball team are Mike Salm, Don Cooper, Don Schleh, Joe Schomisch, Don Brucker and Tutter Hertel.

Army Corporal Leo Kartheiser earns a commendation ribbon for meritorious service as personnel specialist in Korea.

Staff of the Chilton High School annual are Ruth Lindner, editor; Elaine Jensen, assistant editor; Elaine Steffes, business manager; Janice Wollersheim, assistant editor and Carol Reimer, art editor.

Arthur Schnell re-elected as Calumet County Highway Commissioner.

All conference football selections from Chilton include Dan Kuhn, Bill Deml, Delbert Schultz, John Landgraf, Pat McGrath and Jim Eichhorst.

20 years ago

Kiel Foods, Inc. closes its business.

Soil contamination near city garage prompts study.

District administrator Don Mattox announces his retirement.

Kiel girls volleyball team earns first conference championship in school history.

Ss. Peter and Paul Home School Association hosts successful Haunted Barn.

Bud Wusterbarth hits a hole in one at Riverdale Country Club, witnessed by Dick Scott, A. C. Theiler and Tom Lefeber.

Kiel author Ed Majkrzak overcomes affects of Guillain-Barre syndrome to write his book, “Hang in There Dad.”

Kiel girls make their first appearance at Cross Country State meet. Team members include Amber Faken, Jamie Schultz, Michelle Kaufmann, Shalan Kraemer, Kim Mueller, Andrea Hildebrandt and Kishon Wusterbarth.

Hamdi Gargin, a foreign exchange student, is the placekicker for the Raider football team.

Landmark Steiner’s dance hall in Marytown is torn down.

Volunteers from the Kiel Area Association of Commerce intertwine light strands with garland to fit the city’s new holiday decoration designs for new lighting.

Cully Goodrich honored for 40 years of service to Kiel football.

Kiel Kiwanis Club charter members Don Drumm, Stan Zielanis and J. P. Guenveur pose with a Kiwanis Park sign on the club’s 40th anniversary.

Sarah Mintner is named Voice of Democracy winner.

35 years ago

Homecoming court includes Bob Meinnert, Mary Anhalt, Bruce Buchholz, Maria Dahmer, Frank Gajdostik, Lyneen Stiefvater, Dennis Riesterer, Traci Roeck, Larry Orth and Therese Klauck.

Approximately 150 persons toured Europe with the Arvin Herzog band, including David Dedering, DuWayne Henschel and Jim Bechle.

Richard Guske breaks ground for a self serve gas station on the corner of Highway 57 and Park Avenue.

Charley Vogel is Kiwanis president, while Doug Davidson is vice president.

Brian Ruh, playing South Pacific’s Emil De Becque in the Kiel High School musical, is pictured rehearsing with Amy and Randy Bella, who play his children.

Dale Lorfeld is named Teacher of the Year in Schofield, WI.

Bruce Buchholz named first team allconference running back.

Tom Linnabary and Larry Herbst step down from the varsity football coaching ranks.

Harry Vogel retires as Centerville town treasurer.

45 years ago

Eddie Hayner celebrates 50 years in the barbering business, having worked giving haircuts since age 16.

Sophomore class officers include Neil Wagner, Nancy Manz, Roger Dedering and Marv Mangan.

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