10 years ago

New Holstein area emergency personnel performed a desktop exercise simulating their responses to a severe storm which left major damage, injuries and possible fatalities throughout the community.

Mayor Ron Karrels had to cast the tiebreaking vote which re-elected Paul Depies the president of the Common Council over Gene Woelfel.

St. Cloud resident Denise Schaefer said she hoped to use her recent crowning as Miss American Rose Fond du Lac City Queen to talk to young people about the issue of teenage suicide.

New Holstein High School’s boys track team tied for the team title at the Ripon Invitational.

Tecumseh Products Company announced that it would be closing its Sheboygan Falls plant, an announcement which came less than a month after it closed its Douglas, Ga. plant.

Egyptian-born Dr. Hany Elewa opened his chiropractic business in Mount Calvary.

25 years ago

Tecumseh Products Company employees ratified a five-year contract which a

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company official said will provide “a measure of stability never before imagined at our operation.”

A tour of New Holstein Elementary School showed how the school was crunched for classroom space.

“Menagerie” is the title of a new literary magazine feature the works of students from the Eastern Wisconsin Conference.

The work of a citizen committee which recently presented its proposal to the New Holstein Board of Education to improve the outdoor athletic facilities at New Holstein High School was featured in the New Holstein Reporter.

Another committee was formed which will look at the building needs of the New Holstein School District.

New Holstein’s Mary Langenfeld was the first female inducted into the Carroll College Hall of Fame.

30 years ago

New Holstein Utilities is working to remove 24 electrical capacitors in the city which use PCBs as a coolant.

Julie Geiser was this year’s Poppy Princess in New Holstein. Mayor Dennis Rybicke accepted the ceremonial first poppy of the season.

New Holstein teachers and the School Board approved a new contract which represented about an 8 percent increase over the previous year.

MB Company employees completed work on their largest road striper to date, with the machine being shipped to Anchorage, Alaska.

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity said goodbye to St. Ann Parish in St. Anna following 92 years of service to the parish.

New Holstein officials joined those from other local areas in discussing monetary challenges being faced by the Kiel Ambulance Service.

40 years ago

James Eiring was given the Sousa Award for New Holstein High School at the annual Band Parents Banquet.

Eugene Wulff searched for 25 years for a ship manifest from 1848 which showed the names of some of New Holstein’s founding fathers, and he finally discovered the manifest.

Michael Turba and Ann Steiner were crowned king and queen of the New Holstein High School prom.

Area assemblyman Gervase Hephner said he was glad to be alive after sustaining injuries in an airplace crash in Trempealeau County.

Thomas Lynch was recognized as New Holstein’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

Mary Jane Klotz is this year’s Poppy Princess in New Holstein, and she presented the first poppy to Mayor Jerome Wink.

Consolidated Parochial Elementary School officials talked with New Holstein School District officials about the possibility of contracting for a hot lunch program at CPES.

Postmaster Les Schneider was honored with the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts for his service to the organization.

60 years ago

After many years of planning and much discussion the New Holstein American Legion Post No. 124 has established a goal that will eventually locate the organization and its Auxiliary in a club house of its own, according to announcement this week by Commander William Paul.”

Over 2,000 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Kettle Moraine Council planned to take part in a Scout-o-Rama at the Sheboygan Armory.

Construction of a new sewage disposal plant in New Holstein was awaiting approval from state officials.

Work is in progress at the H. C. Timm Co. elevators on the building of an outside grain dump.

On Sunday, May 10, Carl Willihnganz will actively take over the management of the Towne Theatre in New Holstein which he purchased Jan. 1.

Richard Dorn was re-elected fire chief of the New Holstein Fire Department.

Elroy Mauer was elected commander of New Holstein American Legion Post No. 124.

65 years ago

Tests made last weekend at the new city well on Honeymoon Hill by the Milaeger drilling company after they had reached the 492 foot level indicated a flow of water in excess of requirements and beyond expectations when the work was undertaken.

The Ben Franklin and Homecrest stores opened in New Holstein. Ben Franklin advertised the sale of men’s white handkerchiefs for 10 cents, while Homecrest had a new “Ro-ta-tor” wash machine on sale for $109 and a pop-up toaster for $21. White house paint was on sale for $4.95 per gallon.

Henry Meyer was elected commander of the local Legion Post.

Walter Mathes, chief of the New Holstein Fire Department for more than 25 years, was re-elected to that post.

Two truckloads of Hereford steers raised by A. T. Hipke and Sons Inc. were shipped to the Milwaukee stockyards.

The FFA singing quartet of James Stecker, Frank Buhl, John Markwardt and Roger Weber won the state championship.