Remember When
Few snowstorms in eastern Wisconsin have topped the impact that those of March 1936 held for the area. Here’s a shot of STH 32 just north of Kiel (now STH 67) which shows snow plowed to the top of power lines.


30 years ago

Art Hugo and Franklin Schmieder honored as Chilton’s Citizens of the year.

Cassandra Anne Christel is first baby of year at Calumet Medical Center. Parents are Jeff and Elaine Christel of Valders.

Merger of Calumet Sheriff and Traffic Departments discussed. Protection of Persons and Property Chair Vern Gonzo expresses opposition to the concept.

Town of Chilton residents approve door-to-door pickup plan.

Michael Engler picked to head Chilton Area Development Corp.

Sixteen cars of a Milwaukee Road train derail two miles east of Chilton, closing the track for over a day.

Six Chilton women earn national Campfire awards, including Mary Igl, Candi Recha, Nancy Mueller, Dorothy Gonzo, Bobbi Whittaker and Charlotte Schreiner.

After 40 years of absence, the bells of St. Augustine are ringing again.

Four candidates seek open Second Ward aldermanic position, including Duane Bass, Lisa Fox, Tammy Gillig and Robert Keuler.

Three candidates vie for City Clerk, including Grace Geiser, Art Pohland and Kenneth Ludwig.

Mike Pichee and Tim Swoboda open two separate photographic studios in Chilton.

35 years ago

County offices sworn in for the new term include Judge Sebora, Terry Owens, clerk of courts; John Keuler, county clerk; Terry Fox, register of deeds; Leroy Hughes, coroner; Donald Poppy, district attorney; William Broehm, sheriff; and Lorna Schoen, treasurer.

Roger Geiser named holiday decorations winner.

The Chilton law firm of Bonk, Lutz and Hertel has announced the addition of a newpartner—James P. Burnett.

Beulah Griem and Kenneth Weber are named Citizens of the Year.

Larry Adams is new president of the Chilton Chamber. Terry Friederichs is first vice president.

Leslie Blumberg re-elected as chairman of the Calumet Homstead Board of Trustees.

Craig Dessellier is first baby of the year at Calumet Memorial Hospital. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dessellier, Kiel.

Wes Hedrich named Farmer of the Year.

Roger Nelson named president of the Chilton Area Development Corporation.

Varsity wrestling cheerleaders are Kay Nelson, Ann Marks, Kay Stadtmueller, Beth Bloomer and Kim Bosshardt.

Top finishers in the Winter Fest cross country ski races are Mike Keuler, Angie Drury, Bob Schlaefer, John DesJardins, Randy Ahl, Pam Drury, Andy Thone and Taryn Nall.

40 years ago

Speed limits in Calumet County lowered to 55 miles per hour according to an edict from the Wisconsin governor to cope with the national energy shortage.

Notre Dame football captain Dave Casper is honored as Chilton’s “Man of the Year.”

Linda Klapperich, Chilton, crown Fairest of Fairs for the state of Wisconsin.

Robert Lutz is president of the Calumet County Historical Society.

Candidates for the Snow Festival Queen spot are Debbie Janette, Bonnie Buehlow, Sara Cullen, Denise Barker, Dawn Everix, Debbie Jannsen, Charlotte Wessel and Margaret Schneider.

Chilton High Sweetheart Hop queen candidates are Linda Nicolay, Karen Brenner, Patty Schumacher, Chris Vogt and Julie Nolan.

Three Chilton Cub Scouts—Jeff Schmidlkofer, Tim Hemauer and Lloyd Hemauer credited with saving the life of Randy Masten, who fell through the ice on the Manitowoc River.

50 years ago

First baby of the year is Brenda Lee Suttner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlee Suttner, New Holstein.

Adelbert Roll retires after a 30-year career with the sewer and water department.

Dr. Royal Klofanda, a veterinarian in the area since 1915, was honored as Chilton’s “Man of the Year.”

Andy Pendl named Kiwanis Club President. William Engler, Jr. is first vice president.

The Rev. Benedict Juckem, SDS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Juckem will be ordained to the priesthood.

Dan Albedyll, a member of the department since 1961, has been named police chief in to succeed the retiring Harry Thompson.

Russell Kalupka, a native of Princeton, WI, was named director of public works.

The installation of traffic signals on the corner of Main and Madison marks the first such traffic lights in Chilton.

Class presidents at CHS include LeRoy Roehrig, seniors; Dick Depies, juniors; Joe Gruber, sophomores; and James Pfeffer, freshmen.

Warren Jodar named to position of full-time patrolman.

60 years ago

Gordon Aebischer is the new Lt.Gov.

of Kiwanis District 6.

Movies playing at Chilton Cinema include Thunder Bay, Africa Screams and From Here to Eternity.

Roland Miller named to replace Walter Kurtz who resigned as Calumet County Clerk.

Gervase Hephner named president of Irish Road 4-H Club.

Robert Stanelle is named president of the Friendly Valley 4-H Club.

Jeanne Schomisch is named DAR Good Citizen Award winner at CHS.

Arno Weller named president of the Chilton Chamber of Commerce. Vincent Todd is vice president.

20 years ago

David Ludwig’s quick actions on New Year’s Day helped rescue Kris Grunewald and her nine-year-old daughter Jessica from their burning vehicle sustained in a one-car crash north of Ada.

Knights of Columbus introduce Ice Golf to winter festival weekend.

Brothers Mark and Wayne Brandt announce plans to build a new golf course, Badger Creek, which will open for play in May 1995.

Zachary Henning, son of Barb and Kerry Henning, is the first baby of 1994.

Jerry Mertens steps down following 30 years as City of Kiel Treasurer. Marilyn Jaschob appointed to take his place.

Badger Backer Jim Swingen shows off his official Rose Bowl program. He made a trip to Pasadena to see the Badgers despite the grueling routine of having to endure ambulatory kidney dialysis four times a day.

Kiel Ice Carving festival grows to three times its original size with 90 ice blocks. Celebrity Larry McCarren comes to Kiel to carve.

With a stellar 29-0 record Kiel’s Phillip Kirsch is headed for the state wrestling meet.

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