Remember when Puetz Motors was the Ford dealership on Kiel’s main street? The dealership also offered gas for motorists. Today, the former dealership site is occupied by Kwik Trip.
50 years ago

Three Chilton youths were placed on indefinite probation as details of the activities of an ingenious juvenile robbery gang unfolded in Calumet County Juvenile Court last Friday.

Chilton Board of Education members began studying cost cutting measures after low bids for the swimming pool addition totaled $552,000 at the bid opening last Thursday.

Leo Horst, of Route 4, Chilton, a 19 -year-old University of Wisconsin sophomore, collapsed and died Sunday morning in the bathoom of his home. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Horst.

A Lake Winnebago ice fisherman luckily escaped with only a partial dunking when his farm tractor broke through the ice on Lake Winnebago and sank off the Calumt County Park shoreline. Gordon Eldred, Hilbert, was using the tractor to move a fish shanty to a new location when the accident occurred.

Chilton Fire Department firemen spent more than an hour in 10-below zero temperatures Thursday night combating a stubborn chimney fire at the Route 4, Chilton farm home of Anton Sell.

The funeral of Theodore Christoph, a prominent Chilton dairy farmer and community leader, was held at St. Mary Church Monday with burial in the parish cemetery.

55 years ago

Miss Donna Lavey, a Chilton High School senior, was crowned as Queen of the Snow Ball held Saturday night at the Eagles Hall in Chilton.

The Chilton Chamber of Commerce, at its annual dinner meeting Monday night, continued with the established tradition of honoring members of the community who have played an important role in its affairs through the years. Mr. John (Jack) Young and Mrs. William Stauss were chosen this year to receive the organization’s acccolade.

Twenty-five years ago on Saturday, Jan. 28, 1933, the Chilton Public Library was first opened to the public. It was the first free library to serve this community and it was located on the second floor of the Johnson and Hill building on South Main Street.

Miss Mary Brackett will be the new home economics teacher at Chilton High School. She replaces Mrs. Leone Dedering who resigned. Dedering held the position for the past four and a half years.

Effective Feb. 1, Lowell L. Pierce, 28, Oregon, Wisconsin will succeed Robert Haile as Calumet County 4-H Club agent.

The Chilton freshman basketball team notched their fourth victory in their last five outings when they trounced a Hilbert team by a 32 to 21 score. Tom Reinkober led the young Tigers with 19 points. He tallied five field goals and nine free throws.

A youth center for high school students at Chilton will be opened on Saturday evening. The Masonic Temple has been offered as the place to have this center for students to congregate.

The Rev. Henry Hunck, former pastor of St. Mary Church in Chilton who has been retired since July 1, 1941 and now lives in Florida, will observe his 84th birthday next July.

65 years ago

The Boy Scouts are planning to have their own building in (Calumet) County Park. The building is the grandstand at the fairgrounds here. It was the property of the City of Chilton and several months ago the council voted to give it to the Scouts. When a foundation is prepared, Ray Jensen, county highwway commissioner, is going to take charge of the business of transferring it to the County Park.

The Chilton CommonCcouncil Tuesday night will come up with a decision on sewage rental charges to be made against the Chilton Malting Co. and Chilton Canning Co. following a recommendation made at the conclusion of a special council and Utility Commission meeting at the City Hall here last Thursday night.

Judge Helmuth F. Arps, recently appointed by Gov. Oscar Rennebohm to the bench of the third judicial circuit, has announced that he will be a candidate to fill the unexpired term of Justice Henry P. Hughes who recently resigned his seat on the State Supreme Court.

The Jacob Pasch home at 38 Mill St. was sold to Mrs. Walter Ruh. Ronald H. Dhein, real estate broker, completed the transaction.

A registered Holstein cow in the herd of Clemens H. Geiser recently produced 429 pounds of butterfat and 11,804 pounds of milk in a 278-day herd improvement registry test, it was reported by the Holstein-Friesan Association of America.

20 years ago

Tom Keller, Frank Larizza to square off in race for Kiel mayoral seat.

Steve Nothem named Kiel chamber president.

Kiel’s second annual ice carving takes shape with a whopping 70+ blocks of ice.

Held’s Bar wins city bowling tournament. Bud Wusterbarth and Al Wagner win doubles, while Mike Nett captures singles and all-events.

Former KHS standout Jay Isselmann closes in on 1,000 career points for St. Norbert’s College.

Karen Bender opens Michael’s, an art gallery on Fremont Street in Kiel.

First annual cat show set for Kiel.

Kiel voting moves to Kiel Community Center, first shift since 1920’s.

Held’s Bar team of Chuck Orth, Steve Woelfel carve top Kiel ice sculpture.

Jeff Rabe is full-time youth minister for St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel.

Kiel swimmers finish 11th at Small School state, with Jarrod Schiessl capturing a third and seventh place finish.

Delta Publications moves offices across Paine Street to new location in former Stoelting office building.

Davin Horneck makes a return trip to the mats in Madison.

Kiel Raider boys capture first conference championship in school boys swimming history behind coach Steve Schiessl.


Sargento’s plans taking place in form of Kiel industrial plant.

35 years ago

A cross-country ski group coalled the jackrabbits has about 30 members and has taken up the sport in and around Kiel.

Sara Buchholz is first Kiel baby of the year.

Edgar Detjen is running for county supervisor.

Johnny B’s LTD going out of business sale is in full swing.

Citizens State Bank has acquired the former Steibel Ladies Apparel building in its adjacent building. They are planning expansion.

A last second shot by David Herwig helped the Kiel Raider nip Algoma.

Gerald Schuh is city singles bowling champ. Pete Kohl wins all-events title.

Tom Sixel captures first ever title for a Kiel grappler in the Valders Invitational.

The 90 year old Kiel Woodenware ceases operations.

Two day blizzard hits Kiel. Some call it the largest one since 1936. City of Kiel virtually shut down with drifts between 10 and 15 feet high in city.

Tom Sixel and Tom Kleinhans become first ever state qualifiers for Kiel wrestling program.

Joe Willinger and Dan Zimmermann of the Kiel Fish and Game Club are pictured near the installation of an aerator placed on the Sheboygan River near the railroad trestle to alleviate fish kill in the river.

45 years ago

The Kiel Youth Center was the

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