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The Donald Bonde family has been named Farm Home Administration Family of the Year.

Mary Ruh is a member of the WSULaCrosse pom pon squad.

Tony Gajdostik shares his experience of visiting Poland with the Kiel Study Club.

Basketball coach Jack Brenegan welcomes return of senior letterwinners Tom Rock, Pete Ludwig, Tom Vorpahl and Dave Schmitz.

All-Conference first team selections in football are Dave Schmitz, Tom Vorpahl, Allan Sabel, Mike Mathes, Gary Spindler, Mark Grohskopf, Marv Mangan and Roger Dedering.

70 years ago

Jesus Ortiz, a section gang worker in Kiel, stole a car and ended up on top of the car shouting for help in Spanish, after driving it into the Sheboygan River.

The new 1945 Ford cars will be on display at the new Ford garage built adjacent to Lulloff Hardware by owner Edwin Puetz.Gov.

Walter Goodland visited the A.

A. Laun family in Kiel.

Fred Lulloff, 67, one of the state’s foremost dealers in farm equipment, hardware and furniture passes away.

Oscar Schoenborn will open his new Kiel location for his jewelry store.

Teedles reports that the sound of trick-or-treat returns to Kiel this year after the war is over.

Art Graef becomes a 30 second degree Mason, joining A. A. Laun, Dr. D. F. Nauth, Melvin Timm and Allen Schmidt in those ranks.

Kiel’s first mayor A. A. Paulsen is credited with coining the saying, “Kiel, the little city that does things.” Later Kiel Record editor, H. A. Kuenne added the word “big” before “things.”

The Kiel city band is looking for more members to join the “old faithfuls” -Fritz Thiessen, Butch Bahr, Ed Hansen, Leo Keuler, Harry Spettel, Arno Karstaedt, Stan Welker, Fred Radder, Gib Ludwig, Harold Neuhaus, Ralph Klemme, Les Voigt, Wes Thieleke, Wilmer Wolf and Pat Cain.

The new 1946 Pontiac is on display at Beckmann Brothers Garage.

10 years ago

New Holstein firefighters turned out in force at a Common Council meeting to encourage the council to begin putting money in a fund for the future purchase of fire trucks. Firefighters and the community recently raised $700,000 for the purchase of a new aerial truck.

Author Greg Brown, who has met and written about famous sports figures, made an appearance at New Holstein Elementary School.

A “Salute to Hildegarde” was planned by the New Holstein Historical Society.

A committee began meeting to discuss how to get a new middle school constructed in New Holstein, with a referendum being considered for the following fall.

The New Holstein Historical Society hid a (nonedible) pickle somewhere in New Holstein and then provided poetic clues to try to find it as part of a Country

New Holstein

Christmas promotion.

The Men of Harmony performed at St. John United Church of Christ in New Holstein as the church celebrated its 140th anniversary.

New Holstein High School’s boys soccer team lost to eventual State champion Racine Prairie 2-1 in a State semifinal game. Nathan Jochimsen scored New Holstein’s lone goal on an assist from Sam Depies.

25 years ago

New Holstein Mayor Dennis Rybicke cut the ribbon across STH 57 to offi-cially reopen the highway after a long and major reconstruction project had taken place.

Tim Lorenz was opposing incumbent state assemblyman Wilfrid Turba in an upcoming election, with Turba winning re-election.

Cowtown Days were held in conjunction with the highway opening and included everything from a pumpkin toss to bed races to a kazoo band in a parade.

Senior end Matt Savola was named the most valuable player of the New Holstein High School football team for 1990. He was second in the conference in receptions with 21 for 277 yards and three touchdowns.

Contract talks began for union employees of the Calumet Homestead Nursing Home in New Holstein and county law enforcement officers.

The New Holstein Board of Education was considering a $950,000 addition to the Elementary School.

All 48 small light poles in New Holstein were “adopted” by individuals or businesses as part of a Christmas decorating effort.

30 years ago

Discussions were being held by the New Holstein Board of Education on the future of Calumet School.

Town of Brothertown resident Ervin Broeckel, 68, said he saw a 250 to 300 pound black bear while hunting about a mile from his home on Townhall Road.

Francis Bertram was re-elected chief of the Calumet Fire Department.

New Holstein High School’s cheer-leading squad won the state title at the National Cheerleaders Championship event held in Milwaukee.

A bank robbery was staged in New Holstein to allow area law enforcement officers to practice their response to such an incident. M&I New Holstein Bank’s Jim Bauer was “taken hostage” by several armed robbers.

New Holstein High School cross country runner Dean Rhode won his sectional but finished 26th at the State Meet which was run in snowy, windy conditions in Madison.

Local leader Clayton E. Schmidt passed away at the age of 57.

Bids were approved on the reconstruction of about 3.8 miles of STH 149 from Kiel to CTH A.

40 years ago

A mediator was called in to help settle an impasse in contract negotiations between the New Holstein Board of Education and its teachers.

The City of New Holstein was denied for a second time in receiving a license from the Department of Natural Resources for toxic and hazardous waste disposal.

Financing concerns caused the New Holstein Board of Education to turn down a request to start a house building class project.

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