By Lyle Hansen
March 6, 1919
The signature by President Wilson allowing soldiers, sailor and marines to keep their uniforms enables the boys to retain valued souvenirs from the great war. To many a young man these visible evidences of youthful valor and sacrifice will serve as a powerful inspiration in later life.
De Haviland Aeroplane
Falling three hundred feet through the air, as his aeroplane plunged to earth, landing in a tree top and left hanging 15 feet below by a back strap until he was rescued was but one of the thrilling adventures of a young Kaukauna aviator. Oscar Steffen related his stories at The Times office. Steffen was assigned to the 50th Aero Squadron as a forward observer.
Theodore Molberg who was recently mustered out of the army, has returned to his old position at The Times and is once more engaged in “sticking type” just as though he had never left the composing room. He had worked here for 11 years before entering army life.
March 13, 1919
The Kaukauna Buick Sales rooms were opened for business Tuesday afternoon. A handsome display of the Buick automobiles in the building adjoining the Grand View hotel on Second street. Manager John Coppes says the machines shown are tempting enough to sell themselves.
March 20, 1919
An auto passenger bus line will be established April 1st to operate between Kaukauna and Appleton. Buses will run every hour between the two cities and a fare of 15c charged. Passengers will be carried from Little Chute to Appleton for 10c.
Charles Remmel, of Kaukauna, who has been paroled from the state prison and living here. This week he received an absolute pardon from the governor. He received a life sentence for the murder of his father together with his step mother about thirty years ago. She went insane and eventually died in the asylum. Remmel remained in prison until nine years ago when a new investigation turned up evidence that he and his step mother were not guilty of the crime.
March 27, 1919
The recent wrestling match here when Louis Vistour of Kaukauna defeated Young Krampein of Fernwood drew no spectators from Appleton. This was one of the classiest events pulled off in the Fox River Valley in many years. Fortunately, the financial success of the match was not dependent upon Appleton fans.
Robert McNaughton of Kaukauna received his discharge from the army and arrived home. He was somewhat disgusted with camp life as the work in peace time seemed like “just putter” around.
For years our fellow baseball fan, “Stormy” Kromer had devoured the newspaper reports of the great Ty Cobb and his one great aim in life was to see him on the diamond. At long last the Detroit Tigers, with Ty Cobb were scheduled to play an exhibition game in Milwaukee. When the day of the game rolled ‘round Killian Zink and I boarded his early “rattler” and beat it for the city of breweries and for the middle of the grandstands where 7000 were gathered. When Ty came through the gate at the park, we clapped our hands as he was stopped by each player who wanted to shake hands with him. When the Brewers took the field, Ty played first base for them.