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Kiel’s City Council approves a joint dispatch arrangement with Manitowoc County.

Banners and street trees will be added to Kiel’s downtown appearance.

35 years ago

The Kiel City Council voted to abandon an extension of 10th Street, paving the way for a proposed dairy plant expansion for Lake to Lake on 18.33 acres of industrial park land.

Kiel Industries pleads guilty to two charges of sawdust pollution in Kiel Municipal Court.

Three candidates seek Kiel mayoral post, forcing a primary. Running for the post are John Stroschine, William Fromm and Ed Conley.

Vogel Chev bowling team of Bob Nelson, Ron Werdeo, Ray Popp, Steve Rumpff and Wayne Miller win the city tournament trophy.

Citizens State Bank promotes Eloise Kuehlthau to vice president.

Ralph Kramer named president of the State Bank of Kiel.

Seve Deibele named the winner of the Voice of Democracy contest.

Jeanine Klein hired by Tri-County Record to edit a 125th anniversary edition for Kiel.

Grand champions in the Kiel Skating Derby are Vern Michels and Tracy Huberty.

Jim Puetz named Kiel All-Around Bowling Champion. Mark Beitzel and Doug Davidson capture doubles title.

John Stroschine honored by Wisconsin Jaycees as one of the five outstanding young men in Wisconsin.

Ed Conley eliminated from mayoral race in primary election. Stroschine and Fromm to square off.

Carol Heimann and Mary Kraus honored as all-conference basketball players.

45 years ago

Wayne Krueger, George Grube and Albert Schmitt were the winners of the annual Christmas Decoration contest.

New policeman, Ron Meyer, begins his duties with the Kiel PD.

Gail Smasal is Kiel’s first baby of the year.

The Kiel City Council is asking the State of Wisconsin to consider building I-43 to correspond closely with the existing Highway 57 route.

City bowling championship belongs to Wagner’s Lanes, including Mike Wagy, Cal Pritzl, Eddie Voigt, Bob Vogel and Elmer Werdeo.

A group of merely 15 members of the Kiel Association of Commerce voted to keep the group alive, despite waning participation and attendance.

Elise Schmitt was informed her husband was wounded in Vietnam and will receive the Purple Heart, later she is informed that he returned to combat, where he was killed in action.

Mary Ruh is named the DAR Good Citizen Award winner.

Michael Christel, 23, was killed in a snowmobiling accident when his sled hit a two-foot drift while attempting to go under the First Street Bridge, causing him to crash into the underside of the bridge.

Ground is broken for the new $2 million Kiel High School.

Jean Baier, Oshkosh, has been hired to teach at KHS and KMS.

A new dining room and bar are open at Raymond’s Inn, Cedar Lake.

Gene Weber is the new Standard Oil agent in Kiel after graduation from the company’s orientation course.

Jill Jindra and Joe Diedrich are the champion skaters of the year in Kiel.

Kiel’s newest business, Baumann’s Restaurant, is now open for business.

The State Bank of Kiel has purchased the Hingiss Garage on Fremont Street for future development as a bank site.

Kiel basketball guards Mike Fifrick and Randy Freis named to the all-conference first team.

Jack Brenegan hits 79 points in the two final EWABL games to lead Kiel to a championship tie with Reedsville.

The Kiel City Council has eliminated the U-turns at the east end of Fremont Street, however the U-turn at Fremont and Seventh Street remains legal.

70 years ago

A long letter from Cpl. Kenneth Petzold tells of scenes during his service in North Africa—the Sahara, mosques, the Garden of Allah and other sights.

Collection of household fats for military use allows families to earn extra ration points.

Dr. V. A. Baus succeeds Henry Meiselwitz as president of the Kiel Area Association of Commerce.

Kiel residents are asked to loan the government $134,800 for the war effort. Melvin Timm is the chairman of the fund drive.

Kiel is experiencing a most unusual January—temperatures in the 60 degree range and dust blowing about.

An editorial in the Tri-County Record blames “boogie-woogie” music as the greatest single factor contributing to the delinquency of American youth.

Kiel’s basketball team recorded only four fouls (three of them by center “Oily” Mathes) but the Raiders still lost to Kohler 40-31.

Major Don Jaeckels, a cousin of Mrs. Ira Charles and Carl Nilles of Kiel tells his story in print of missions flying a transport plane with supplies to open the Burma Road and supply the invasion of Guadalcanal.

10 years ago

Twin 9-year-old sisters Naomi and Raven Stevenson of New Holstein finished as the top two runners-up in a Pre-Teen Pageant and advanced to the national event.

Peyton Mueller, daughter of Tim and Kim Mueller of New Holstein, was the first baby born in the New Holstein School District in 2004.

Riverhills Embroidery & Screen Printing moved to its new location on STH 32/57.

Ken Draheim was elected by alderpersons on a 5-2 vote to return to the New Holstein Common Council after Mary Ann Dietz moved out of the district.

New Holstein’s Public School District was considering starting a 4-year-old kindergarten program.

A general store was being considered to move into the former Art Unlimited building on Park Avenue, and the Common Council also approved a loan request to help Dan Salzwedel purchase The Elite tavern and hall in New Holstein.

25 years ago

New Holstein’s Board of Education approved putting a $2.6 million Elementary School expansion referendum on the April 4 ballot.

The cost estimate for reconstructing STH 32/57 through New Holstein was estimated to be just over $3 million.

Officials of Leverenz Shoe Company, which closed its New Holstein operation

New Holstein

in 1988, announced it will be closing its entire operation as it has been unable to find a buyer for the company.

The New Holstein Athletic Field Advisory Committee said it would be asking for a referendum to make improvements at the High School athletic field. The Board of Education later approved going to referendum for the school but not the athletic field.

Staying on the theme of referendums, the St. Cloud Village Board said it would conduct a referendum as to whether or not the village should give the $50,000 it raised in taxes this year to the Athletic Club to begin construction of a new community center.

The New Holstein Community Chest drive fell just short of its goal of $13,500 but made full donations to the organizations which benefit from the drive.

30 years ago

No one was injured and no threat was posed when a rail car containing methyl chloride was one of 16 cars which derailed on a Saturday about three miles northeast of New Holstein.

The construction trade was one of the worst-hit industries around the nation during the last economic recession, and building in the city of New Holstein was no exception. 1983 had the distinction of having the lowest estimated value in 10 years for building permits issued by the city.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Rich Campbell was the guest speaker at the New Holstein Lions Club meeting.

New Holstein Alderman Alan Depies was questioning whether or not the city needed 24-hour dispatch services.

40 years ago

A nationwide trucking strike was pinching local businesses, including Arps and M-B.

The Sweetheart Hop queen at New Holstein High School was Kathy Schmitz, escorted by James Greuel.

A 56-year-old Sheboygan man was killed on a Saturday about a mile north of New Holstein when the tractor he was riding while building a new home overturned.

New Holstein High School wrestlers Gerald Lefeber and Bruce Heimerman advanced to the sectional level.

New Holstein School District officials were told to explored using relocatable classrooms—basically mobile home structures—to relieve student overcrowding.

Employees and management of Kestell Furniture Co. were honored by Sears. Roebuck and Co.

Seventeen people were arrested and arraigned in Calumet County Court on drug charges. The arrests were the combined effort of police from New Holstein, Chilton and Kiel, the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department and the State Department of Justice.

Funeral services were held for two community leaders who passed away— Joseph P. Depies and Dr. A. C. Engel.

60 years ago

At a stockholders meeting of the Peoples State Bank, attendees received a report on progress being made on construction of a new bank building.

Donald Meyer, son of Mrs. Milton Meyer, was New Holstein High School’s cherry pie baking champion. He advanced to the district contest in Fond du Lac against four girls and finished in third place, just eight points behind the winner.

New Holstein Public School District Superintendent Ralph Dosch was the speaker at the Association of Commerce

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