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attention of the Kiel City Council meeting as Martin Carr asked for $2,500 to purchase the former Rehm Bandage Factory on Sixth Street.

Earl Mathes, 41-year-old managing editor of the Tri-County Record, has purchased the interests of his partner Kenneth Larson, becoming sole proprietor of Kiel’s newspaper.

Jack Laun is serving as a peace corps worker in Panama.

Stoelting Brothers has erected a new office and engineering building at its Seventh and Paine location.

A rock band made up of Dennis and Dave Reiter, Rick LaValliere and Chris Christel won first place in a battle of 27 bands at Waupun.

Jerry Lund named Kiel chamber president.

Kiel Record switched to offset printing at Plymouth. Old presses to remain idle in Record print shop.

A 14-foot tall snowman constructed at the home of Elmore Richart by neighborhood crew.

Youth center and fluoridation are the hot button topics for Kiel City Council.

Alma “Teedles” Thiessen recognized for 50 years of employment with the Kiel Record.

Carla Johnson named D. A. R. Good Citizen for Kiel High School.

Kiel grabs conference basketball championship behind 27 points from Charley Voigt and 22 from Mike Fifrick. Kiel defeats #1 ranked Kohler team in a game for the ages. 1,800 cram into Kiel gym to watch the battle of unbeatens.

Kiwanis Club Skating Derby champions are Janet Jindra and Charles Baus. Age group champs include Karl and Joe Deibele, Larry Jindra, Ricky Goodrich, Gail and Terry Meiselwitz, Jill Jindra and Mary Hoefler.

70 years ago

Elmer Buchman and Elroy Konz lead the Kiel Raiders past New Holstein.

Mrs. F. K. Falz has received another shipment of yarn for Kiel women to knit into navy sweaters, mufflers and gloves for the Red Cross.

Corporal Lester Hansen was killed in WWII action in New Guinea.

Tragic train wreck claims life of Walter Raider at the lime kiln crossing near Elkhart Lake.

Schroeder’s Grocery Store receives a one-ton coffee shipment, largest ever for a Kiel store.

Marian Vogel, a Kiel High School senior, brings six students to Kiel every day in her 1937 Plymouth. She hails from the St. Nazianz area.

The Coffee Shop Restaurant building has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Winter. It will become Vi’s Beauty Parlor. In the past it has been the Kiel Comet Theater, a furniture store and a sweet shop. School Board about why teacher salaries are among the lowest in the greater Fond du Lac area.

City of New Holstein police dispatchers and officers came up with an alternative to Mayor Ron Karrels’ proposal to eliminate third shift, weekend and holiday dispatch services. Dispatchers said they would still eliminate third shift and holiday dispatch services but would retain seven day per week, two-shift coverage.

Katie Klotz and Becky Schneider represented the New Holstein High School pompon squad at the Super Bowl.

New Holstein High School senior Eric Koenigs topped the 1,000-point mark in his varsity basketball career.

25 years ago

A Milwaukee-area developer was trying to obtain federal funding to help construct a 16-unit apartment building at the corner of Jordan Avenue and Mason Street.

The water supply of residents living in the Johnsburg and Malone areas might be getting hit from two sides—pollutants seeping from the surface and natural contaminants deep within the earth polluting water tables.

Tecumseh Products Company will be renting Building 300 at the Park Avenue Industrial Park.

A special New Holstein School Board meeting was scheduled to discuss the possible development of an athletic field west of the High School.

A year after Leverenz Shoe Company officials said they wanted to bring their Sheboygan operations to New Holstein, the move had yet to happen.

30 years ago

Plans were announced to construct a building which would be the focal point of Kiwanis Park.

After 10 years of operation, Kinder Korner Nursery School in New Holstein was experience what its board members call “checkbook pains.”

Coach Steve Hornickle’s New Holstein High School wrestling team clinched at least a share of the Eastern Wisconsin Conference title. Scott Rabe raised his record to 21-1 in winning the 185-pound division in the conference tournament.

The New Holstein Common Council authorized the completion of plans to renovate STH 57 through the city.

The New Holstein School Board approved summer school offerings, including drivers education.

A new tanker with the capacity to carry 1,750 gallons of water was delivered to the Mount Calvary Fire Department.

Further investigation was being given into the possible use of solar heating of the New Holstein Municipal Pool.

40 years ago

In a public hearing marked by a move to call the motion illegal, New Holstein School District electors rejected a request to purchase the Dolmar Building to house a three district cooperative vocational program in power mechanics and machine shop. The final vote was 282 to 85.

A New Holstein man became Wisconsin’s 22nd snowmobiling fatality of the year when he drove his snowmobile into open water on Lake Winnebago. Edward E. Propson, 28, died in the accident.

The New Holstein Junior Woman’s Club asked Mayor Jerome Wink to appoint a woman to the city’s Planning Commission.

The first labor contracts negotiated by the city’s police and street department unions were approved by the Common Council.

National Northwood Co. of New Holstein broke ground on a 100 by 100 foot warehouse.

Victor Geiser of rural New Holstein was named Calumet County’s Farmer of the Year at the annual Mardi Gras in Potter.

The Common Council went on record strongly opposing a proposal for a non-spectator sports car race track on the east limits of the city.

60 years ago

“One of the nation’s top musical orga-nizations, the University of Wisconsin band from Madison, will be brought here Sunday, April 19 for a concert at the new high school gymnasium.”

New Holstein was tied with Kohler for the lead in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference in basketball. Jerrry Thuecks scored 20 points to lead New Holstein to a 64-46 win over Plymouth.

Carl Willihnganz, who recently purchased the Towne Theatre in New Holstein, announced that Rose Dietrick will assume local management of the theatre.

Edward Buchenthal, who operates the Uptown Bar on Wisconsin Avenue in New Holstein, was arrested by state beverage tax agents on a charge of diluting whiskey. He was fined $250 plus court costs.

The Standard Oil filling station in New Holstein at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Main Street is being operated by a partnership of Frederick Buchholz and William Miller.

65 years ago

The New Holstein Athletics won the first half championship in the Wisconsin State Basketball League by defeating Manitowoc in two straight playoff games.

City Treasurer Mrs. August Rushka reported she has collected $26,997 in taxes so far.

Preparations for opening of New Holstein’s new Ben Franklin store at the corner of Washington Street and Wisconsin Avenue continue. Mr. and Mrs. Merton Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis, who will operate the establishment, arrived here from Toledo, Ohio.

Efforts to revive the New Holstein City Band organization in time to be prepared for the centennial next summer are proceeding in a most satisfactory manner with one exception—the need for members in the band.

The annual mid-winter frolic of New Holstein Salomon Tribe No. 51, Improved Order of Redmen will be held at Camp Hemlock in the Big Cedar Swamp north of the city.