Friday, August 23, 2019

Time Machine Trip to August 1889

Kaukauna Times - By Lyle Hansen

August 2, 1889

Marshal Jule Kuehn has had his hands full to serve papers during the past week. The justices of the peace have been busily engaged in making out warrants for the arrest of those dog owners who have failed to pay a $2.00 license. Jule says he means business and everyone that has not paid will wish within a fortnight that he had. In addition to the regular tax they will now have to stand the costs of a suit.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 25 – Michael Rizzelo, “Red Nosed Mike” a murder of Paymaster McClure was hanged in the jail yard here this morning. He refused breakfast and told the sheriff that he was ready and to hurry his work without any delay.

Tulare, Cal., - A gang of about twelve men took from the jail here a man named Egan suspected of committing a robbery. They put a rope round his neck and dragged him to a tree. He protested his innocence as they strung him up. After nearly dead they let him down and again demanded a confession. Again, he refused and was hoisted up again. When lowered the second time he begged for mercy and was returned to the jail.

Atlanta, Ga., - Prof. L. M. Hershaw, colored, has been deposed as principal of the leading colored school here for having used the following language at a recent meeting. “The Southern whites don’t want us to come into contact with the Northerners and get their ides. I wonder if they are afraid, we’ll cut ahead of them?”

August 9, 1889

Mr. Oscar Thilmany
A report having been circulated here Monday that Mr. Thilmany and the other parties interested in the Fox River Valley franchise for the erection of a large sulphite fibre mill had decided to locate in Kaukauna, and erect a 20-ton mill, furnished a topic of conversation for businessmen. Mr. Thilmany was contacted as to the truth of the report and said, "We have been talking over the matter considerable of late, but we haven't chosen the site. It will be selected, however, before many weeks."

August 16, 1889
The poor partridge' will henceforth be a target for sportsmen. The old musket can now be shouldered, the faithful dog unchained, a bottle of water (?) inserted in the game bag and a day's gunning enjoyed.

It has been reported that the Chinese riot case with the city of Kaukauna had been settled by the payment of $250. This however does not seem to be true according to the article that appeared in the Northwestern last Friday. Hop Chung threatens to sue the city of Kaukauna for damages which he sustained there last spring. I have received nothing from the city of Kaukauna. There are not only business and personal losses there are also legal expenses in obtaining consul to come here from Chicago. The city of Kaukauna can settle with me if it pays me enough to cover my losses.

Sixty-eight barrels of beer were drunk by the crowd in attendance at the turn-fest at Appleton Sunday. Many from here drove to Appleton to witness the turn-fest. Every rig in town was engaged.

Rag socials are the latest in church socials. Each lady brings a ball of rags with her name written on a piece of concealed in its center. Each gentleman buys a ball and takes the lady whose name is in it. 

“Rank and rotten” are two slang words which should be tabooed. Drop them, boys they aren’t half as dignified as swearing.
The Shawano train robber returned to his former home long enough recently to secure a bride and again departed. Strange that he cannot be captured when his every movement seems to be making it known. 

August 23, 1889

A Civil War Indian soldier

An Indian G.A.R. post has been organized at Keshena on the Menominee Reservation. It will be known as Joseph Lederberger Post No. 261 and is the only Indian Post in the United States. Twenty-three members comprise the new organization.

Terrific explosions such are what occur almost every hour now-a-days in the city. Visitors here imagine they have struck Port au Prince and that the Hippolyte bombardment is going on. Blasting is being done at the Kaukauna paper mill, where the tailrace is being deepened, at the Badger mill, where the race is being widened and at the Hamilton & Phelps quarry, where building stone is being taken out.

Good news for the summer girl! A Cincinnati judge has just released an ice cream dealer arrested for selling on Sunday by deciding that ice cream is “a necessity not a luxury.”

A dog fight that took place in a store on Wisconsin Avenue last night drew a large crowd in short order. From the yells sent forth by the curs’ people were led to believe someone was getting killed.

August 30, 1889
A swindler has been operating in this vicinity telling housewives that their husbands sent him to repair their clocks. In this way, he steals the clocks.  

John Sprangers, the south side jeweler, has recently taken out a patent on a musical clock, something of his own ingenuity and his fortune is evidently made. The contrivance is a very simple one, but still quite an amusing oddity. The musical clock is nothing more than an ordinary clock with a small music-box cylinder added to the interior. Mr. Sprangers has already received an offer of $15,000 from a firm in the state of Ohio, for merely the privilege of selling the new invention in that state alone.

Parties that attended a dance at Hollandtown last Saturday experienced pretty rough roads. One buggy and a bus tipped over both being damaged no one was injured. There is no excuse for the roads being in such bad condition. The town may be responsible to pay for damages.

John Cornelius, chief of the Oneida Indian tribe and last of the line of chiefs of that people, died at his home on the reservation Monday August 19. He was 78 years of age. For some time, the government of the tribe has been in the hands of councilmen and sachems.   

The present year will be a memorable one to Washington Territory, soon to be admitted as a state. Within a few weeks of each other the thriving cities of Seattle and Spokane Falls have been burned down.

B.T. Gilmore of this city has just platted a piece of ground about thirty acres whereon is to be located the coming town of Kimberly about three miles east from Appleton at the old Cedars dam says the Appleton Post. The paper making enterprise of Kimberly & Clark Co. there will employ about a hundred and fifty hands.

There are 1711 Indians on the Oneida reservation. According to the allotment plan adopted each head of a family will receive ninety acres, persons over 18 years’ forty-five acres and children twenty-five acres.

  Holy Cross Church – Kaukauna

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Time Machine Trip to August 1949

Kaukauna Times - By Lyle Hansen
August 3, 1949
Kaukauna police are continuing to conduct an intense search for the burglars with a taste for dapper clothing who stole an estimated $1,500 worth of men’s clothing from the Royal Clothing store early Saturday morning. Chief of police, Harold Engerson has questioned several suspects and alerts have been sent throughout the state.

The winners of the La Follette park doll contest are front row Sharon Lennert, Georgiana Champeau and Betty Gast. In the back-row Carol Borree, Diane Lennert. Naomi Carnot and Mary Huss.
August 5, 1949
Greenland Airport, located on the Leonard Van Zeeland farm north of Kaukauna, is the scene of activity this week as work on the new repair shop at the hangar is nearing completion. Several planes have landed this week as more business and people are using the Kaukauna airfield.

Richard W. Biese, seaman recruit USN, Kaukauna, is undergoing training at the world’s largest Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Corporal Jacob H. Van Linn of Kaukauna is home on furlough visiting his parents on Fourth Street. Van Linn is stationed at Andrews Field, Washington.

Three Kaukauna twirlers were recently awarded prizes at the annual Wisconsin Spectacle of Music at Grant Park, South Milwaukee. Miss Sharon Goldin, right, was awarded second place in the national contest and received an 18-inch gold trophy and cash award. Placing eighth in the contest was Miss Barbara Oudenhoven, left, while Miss Dolores Vander Loop, center, received tenth place in the competition. Following the contest, the twirlers took part in a parade at South Milwaukee.

August 12, 1949

A crowd of about 400 persons gathered at the north side railroad station Wednesday to give a hometown hero’s sendoff to Tommy Trettin, Kaukauna’s entry in the National Soap Box Derby at Akron, Ohio, Sunday.

Youths who are eighteen years of age may now enlist in the US Army for a one-year period according to Army and Air Force recruiters in Appleton.

August 17, 1949
Tom Trettin, of Kaukauna, Northeastern Wisconsin’s entry in the All-American Soap Box Derby held Sunday in Akron, Ohio, finished third in his heat. Tom was credited in avoiding a serious accident by handling his car when another car in his heat lost a tire at the finish line. There were 148 entries in this year’s derby. Tom was awarded a wrist watch and a certificate for winning the Northeastern Wisconsin championship.

Pvt. Donald Sheehy, Brothers Street, Kaukauna, arrived home on a 10-day furlough. He recently graduated from engineering school at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 24, 1949
Leo H. Schmalz of Kaukauna will begin his fifth term as secretary of the Wisconsin Elks Association. He was reelected at the state convention held in Appleton.

August 26, 1949
Lloyd F. Kloehn, a member of the United States Navy, is spending a leave with his mother on Second Street. He is stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training center in Illinois.

Although the city of Kaukauna cannot compare in size with those of New York or Chicago, its name has become known as far away as Hawaii. The Chicago Tribune has a story of Wisconsin visitor to Hilo, Hawaii being asked about the city in Wisconsin with a Hawaiian name. 

Kaukauna police apprehended a group of teenage shoplifters. The girls from Menasha 14 and 15 were charged with taking $91 in Merchandise from two Kaukauna stores. Kaukauna police chief Harold Engerson turned the girls over to the Menasha Police Department.

August 31, 1949
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Joseph J. Kappell, 45, a workman at Kaukauna’s new swimming pool, who was killed Monday when ground around a 18 foot deep trench he was working in caved in.

Football is here and co-captains Pat Lehman and Mark Hoegh are shown receiving the gridiron equipment for the 1949 Kaukauna High School season.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Time Machine Trip to August 1939

Kaukauna Times - By Lyle Hansen

August 2, 1939

The Kaukauna Mellow Brews took a 12 to 1 beating at Waupun Saturday from the State Prison nine.  The Prison nine scored in every inning.

Guy Krumm was named the new basketball coach by the board of education. The reorganization of the athletic set-up at Kaukauna High school moves Paul E. Little, formerly head coach of all major sports, to the newly created position of athletic director.    

In one of those wild and wooly games that the baseball players showed how the game should not be played was as Little Chute defeated the Mellow Brewers Sunday 15 to 14 in ten innings at the Chuters Park.  The Chuters spotted the Kaws ten runs in the first inning this apparently is not enough as the Brewers let down and saw the Chuters fighting back to tie up the contest and win the tenth. Dago Schuler started on the mound for the Kaws and was relieved by his brother Ed in the fourth when the count was 10 to 7.

Kaukauna's major contribution to the big-time athletics, Richard “Red” Smith, assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers and coach of the Milwaukee Brewers took a little time out from his baseball activities last week to go into the huddle over the coming football season when his boss, coach E. A. “Curly” Lambeau at Lambeau’s summer home and Door County.

August 4, 1939
The cost of direct relief during July was substantially lower than during June according to relief director. The cost during July was $1147.93 compared to $1316.37 in June. 

August 9, 1939
Two Kaukauna boy scouts, Eugene Lange, Troop 20 and Mark Romenesko, Troop 31, will be taken to the Wisconsin State fair to help take care of the exhibit being placed there by scouts from the valley council.

Shoppers in Kaukauna during the next three days are having a chance to buy at bargain prices as the city merchants joined in the promotion of dollar days. Stores which are participation in the sales move are:


August 11, 1939
Owners of automobiles with defaced license plates are warned to have those plates repainted through the state. The cost of reconditioning the plates is not more than the three-cent stamp necessary for a letter to Madison. The secretary of state will send an envelope for your plates to be sent in.

When Phil Zwick, the Kaukauna battler, beat Nick Peters, California lightweight champion a few weeks ago, the Kaw fighter thought he would finally get a break in the fight game that he waited for the past 12 years. Peters was ranked fourth best lightweight in the world. Well, our Phil Zwick knocked the dope cockeyed when he gave Peters a boxing lesson. The referee called the halt in the ninth round and gave the bout to Phil. All lightweight boxers now refuse to fight Phil. This is the same thing that happened seven years ago when he knocked out the eastern favorite in Madison Square Garden, New York.

August 16, 1939
The state law requires drivers to warn a driver when you are about to pass them. It is required that you sound your horn and turn on your left directional.

August 18, 1939
Kaukauna’s curfew bell, silent these 17 to 18 years will ring again tomorrow night.  The old bell will be taken from storage by the American Legion and be prepared as a big surprise for the state Legion convention that starts at Oshkosh tomorrow.

August 23, 1939
Kaukauna’s school bus got a red, white and blue paint job, according to the order of the state legislature. The bus is now ready for the school year. 

August 30, 1939
If any Kaukauna people figure on going into the tavern business here, they may have to wait a long time. The new state law states one license for each 500 people. At that rate Kaukauna would be able to have 14 taverns. The city currently has 27 taverns.  

A pair of brothers from Kaukauna married two sisters from Appleton. At the left are Mr. and Mrs. James Hietpas and at the right Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hietpas, principals in the marriages. The sisters are Marie Vosters, wife of James and Myrtle Vosters, wife of Austin.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time Machine Trip to August 1969

Kaukauna Times - By Lyle Hansen
August 1, 1969
Mary DeCoster, the Holy Cross student who recently underwent kidney transplant surgery at Madison is home and doing well according to her family. Mary’s 21-year-old brother Tom, the donor, is serving out the remainder of a hitch in the U.S. Army at Camp McCoy doing desk work. 

Kaukauna will feel the impact of change and growth when the new Massey-Ferguson, Inc. assembly plant opens June 1, 1970 on what is now farmland at the north edge of the city.

A recent article appearing in a Milwaukee newspaper linked the career of former Milwaukee Brewer slugger Jack Kloza and Kaukauna’s Stormy Kromer. Kloza began his baseball career playing sandlot ball on church teams. In 1924 he advanced to the semi-pro Wisconsin State League and played with Kromer, a Kaukauna native who doubled as a ballplayer and locomotive engineer. In 1925, Kromer bought the Blytheville, Ark. franchise and signed up Kloza. Some of Kromer’s theories on baseball were peculiar. Kromer tried out 117 rookies. They came from all points. One of Kromer’s pet theories was that a batter should always take two before taking a swing at the ball. Blytheville loss 36 games in a row that year according to Kloza. 

August 13, 1969

Spec/4 Ted Schmitt, Kaukauna, has returned home after completing two years of active duty in the U. S. Army. He had been stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky.; Fort Leonard Wood Mo., Ft. Hood Texas and served one year as a Combat Construction specialist in Vietnam. 

Kaukauna’s Building Inspector Harold Loeser has suggested a joint meeting with area towns to establish a dumping ground for junk automobiles. He stated the cars could be burnt out and used to fill ravine and swamp areas.

August 15, 1969
The Lectro-Lite Majorette Corps competitive teams were named State Champs in their division in the open competition held at the Wisconsin State Fair at West Allis on Tuesday.

A new coin operated automatic laundry has been opened on Tobacnoir street in the former Frank Grocery store building. Mr. John McKinley is the operator.

August 20, 1969
Four young men from Kaukauna are among the inductees into the U.S. Army from Outagamie county.  They are Wayne Gartmann, Gerald Van Domelen, Raymond Gruenstern and Denis Vande Hey. 

The outstanding batters and pitchers in the north side softball leagues are left to right Jim Vande Hey, Pete Kobin, Tim Mattek and James Mattek. 

Ed Van Zeeland, right, was presented a trophy honoring him as “All Around Boy” in the north side recreation program this year. Ed received the award from Mark Kobin of the Recreation Department.

A record number of students will pass through the doors of Outagamie County Teachers College in Kaukauna this year. School administration announce 145 students have registered for the first semester which is 35 more than last year’s number.

Hill Top Bakery, on the corner of 7th and Main has been purchased by Harry Wirth, a former Kaukaunan. Fred Gerhard, who owned the Hilltop since 1948, will stay on as a consultant for the first year. An important part of Hilltops business has been built up by Gerhard in his famous Honey Houses. Last year Hilltop shipped 250,000 units in the USA and Canada.

August 22, 1969

Victor H. Haen funeral services will be held Saturday morning. Victor Haen, president of the Board of Education and founder and part owner of the Haen Insurance Agency, died suddenly Wednesday morning. He was 55. Haen was at his cottage near Eagle River when he was stricken. An ambulance was called, but he was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Army Second Lieutenant Jeffrey DeBruin, 24, of Kaukauna, has received the Bronze Star Medal in South Vietnam. Lt. DeBruin received the award for heroism in action while engaged in ground operations against a hostile force in Vietnam as a forward observer with the 11th Artillery of the 9th Infantry Division. 

The Kaukauna Lectro-Lite Majorettes are pictured with trophies they won from State Fair competition in West Allis. Kneeling left to right Carrie Benotch, Sue Schommer, Director Mary Beth Tease, Kay Smith and Shelly Lust. Standing, Sharon Wynboom, Betty Vander Zanden, Kay Kaphingst, Sue Hanby and Pam Blajeski.

August 27, 1969
Three promotions for personnel in the Kaukauna police department were confirmed last week. William Nagel will replace the retired Chief Harold Engerson. Nagel has been on the force since 1944. Others promoted are Lt. Dean Ball and Sergeant James Egan. 

Kaukauna’s Dutch elm disease continues to soar in the hot weather. City Forester Victor Luedtke stated there are now 150 diseased trees thus far this year with 47 being removed.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Time Machine Trip to August 1919

Kaukauna Times - By Lyle Hansen

August 7, 1919

The city’s oldest citizen, Mrs. Christina Jensen, will celebrate her 102nd birthday anniversary on Aug. 4. She is in good health.

In one of the best played games of the season, the Kaukauna Canucks last Sunday showed real championship caliber by defeating the league leaders, Two Rivers, by the score of 3 to 0. Pleschek was invincible has the Cool city boys were breaking their bats swinging at his puzzlers. The Canucks “Ironman“ Johnson looked as if the whole game depended on him as “Robin” Minkebige and “Lily” Nagan both got on base before Big Oscar got one to the fence and Nagan speeded home. “Zipp” Ristau for a pair of sacks to open the second and scored on Robin’s hard kit.  

George “Stormy” Kromer, Jr. known in the Valley baseball circles is planning to move to Milwaukee so he can be in closer contact with his cap factory.

August 14, 1919
After serving for seven months under Uncle Sam’s flag across the Atlantic and within a few hundred miles of his home in Poland, Thomas Andreski wants to go there and see his wife and two sons. Andreski, who served in the field artillery, was employed by Thilmany Pulp and Paper company before entering the service. His service entitled him to citizenship papers, and he intends to ask Uncle Sam to let his wife and son make this country their home.

Everette Buckley, an Illinois hero, is to be at our Chautauqua in Kaukauna as the principal speaker on the second day. Buckley left home and joined the French army as an airman. He was shot down and held prisoner for ten months before he escaped. He had a number of German planes to his credit and is an accredited ace.

A club of five hundred members has been formed to take over the management of the La Salle Hotel property which Thilmany Pulp and Paper company will remodel and equip as a civic center. The company has agreed to spend from $15,000 to $20,000 in preparation. 

Cashier F. A. Towsley of the Bank of Kaukauna announced to the Times the bank showed a gain of $120,377.49 in the past 12 months a 28 per cent increase over 1918. 

The situation in the strike for increased wages on the part of the local shop men of the Northwestern Railway continues unchanged, the strikers having decided to ignore the request of President Wilson and the International officials to return to work pending the decision of the government and the council.

August 21, 1919
Leo Feller, son of Peter Feller, lost his left leg as the result of an accident when the motorcycle he was riding collided with the horse and buggy of Marin Van Handel near the station on the Kimberly road.

On August 18 the city electric department signed a contract with the Wisconsin Traction, Light, Heat and Power company of Appleton whereby the two electric systems will be tied together, and Kaukauna will be assured of all the advantages of a steam auxiliary power plant.  

August 24, 1919
Labor Day activities in Little Chute will be brought to a fitting close with a grand ball and band concert in the evening. The Little Chute band will give the concert and dancing in Watry’s hall. Soldiers and sailors in uniform will attend free.

A number of young men of the city, including some old high school stars of the gridiron have been practicing regularly on the high school grounds and expect soon to organize a team that will be a winner.

William L. Brockman

On Friday August 15, the returning soldiers and sailors of Hilbert united to form an organization known as the William L. Brockman Post of the American War Veterans. The boys have named the Post in memory of a fallen comrade and have established a living testimonial for him and many others who have died.

1919 Ford Model T touring automobile.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time Machine Trip to August 1959

Kaukauna Times by Lyle Hansen

August 5, 1959
Gene Hammen fired an 84 gross and 66 net Saturday in the playoffs of the annual Presidents cup tournament and was the winner. Len Derus with just two strokes of over Hammen's total was runner up. Third place went the Howard Meyer were registered a 69 net.

38 residences were added to Kaukauna as of July 31 this year, according to statistics released this week by Luther Kemp, city assessor and building inspector. This figure compares 33 at the same time in 1958.

Labor negotiations have been completed between the Combined Locks Paper Company and its unions this week. The new one-year agreement provides a general wage increase of 4% for all hourly paid employees, effective August 3, 1959. The wage increase raises the male day base rate from a $1.74 to $1.84 and $1.64 to $1.74 for female employees.

Lindy Kemp, 14, Kaukauna, a member of the Kaukauna girl’s recreation softball team was voted the most valuable player in the recent Girls’ recreation tournament held in Oshkosh. Kaukauna was one of ten teams entered in the 1959 State meet. The unusual sight of trucks, front end loaders and trains at work in the Fox River bed on either side of the Lawe street bridge has become somewhat commonplace worker, in recent weeks as workmen remove the piles of stone and wood growth in preparation for blocking off the tail race located between the municipal building and the library grounds.  

A barn on the Urban Micke farm, route 2, North of Kaukauna, was destroyed by fire late Saturday afternoon which saw the Wrightstown ankle, fire departments battling the blaze and police officers of Outagamie and Brown Counties and the City of Kaukauna, supervising the traffic.

August 7, 1959
A few season tickets for the Green Bay Packers fans in Kaukauna are still available through Art Mongin, director of the organization and ticket source for Kaukauna and the immediate surrounding area. Mongin urges all persons interested in purchasing them contact him at the Look Drug store at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.  

A neighborhood talent show, by youngsters in the Eden Ave. Seventh, Eighth and Ninth street area was held at the Joseph Wimberger home. Pictured are back row are Mary Baeten, Sandy Wittman, Joanne Wimberger, Joan Hauschel, Myrtle Baeten, Sharon Dietzen, Linda Damro, Jean Kramer, Mary Vanden Heuvel, Nancy Kimberlein, Gail Brown, Susan Donnermeyer, Elaine Vander Heuvel and Jean Terry. Second row are Kathy Kersten, Linda Biese, Mary Young, Cynthia Kersten, Joan Hostettler, Susan Young and “Butchie” Young. Seated front are Dennis Wittman, Jerry Biese, Dick Wimberger and Stephen Kersten.  

August 12, 1959
Little Chute-Kimberly advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin State semi- pro tournament held at Milwaukee County Stadium before they lost a tight 1-0 decision to the eventual tourney champs.

The Department of Agriculture toured Kaukauna streets last Monday in a search for evidence of Dutch elm disease. A case was discovered recently in Fond du Lac. The disease, of European origin, was first reported in Wisconsin in July 1956.

Approximately 200 children have signed to go to Milwaukee on the Knothole excursion August 22 according to James Gertz, Recreation director. 

August 14, 1959
The KRD sponsored fishing derby will get underway tomorrow at Reichel's pond northeast of the Dodge Street ballpark. Last weekend the conservation commission dumped some 2000 fish in the pond, mostly bluegills with a sprinkling of sunfish and crappies.  The Derby is open to children, boys and girls, 14 years old and younger.

The Kiddie Karnival was held last Tuesday. The King and Queen chosen by judges are seated on their thrones. Queen Susan Zenisek, 6, of the White City playground beams into the camera. King Douglas Van Dyn Hoven, 4, of the Park School playground looks on.

August 19, 1959
The first school in Kaukauna, to open for the 1959 – 60 term, again this year will be the Outagamie County teacher’s college. 

August 21, 1959
A living Rosary, made up of lighted flares encircling part of the Kaukauna high school athletic field, will be part of an outdoor Holy Hour of Prayer for Peace, Monday, August 31, John Van De Loo, general chairman said Thursday. As each “Hail Mary” is recited by the assembly a new red flare will be lighted placed in the ground. When a decade is finished and an “Our Father” said yellow flare will be added to the glowing chain in the darkness. When completed the 30-minute flares will form a rosary.

No cases of Dutch elm disease were discovered ankle, during a recent visit by representatives of the state Department of agriculture. Some 15 cases where suggested for removal of dying Elm trees. Several other trees were listed to be prone to avoid any possibility of the disease being started. 

Father and son, Leroy Balza and Richard Balza team in a service station and fuel old business on the corner of Third and Main in Kaukauna. Their Deep Rock station is the oldest service station in the city.

Peter Heindel and Dennis Van Stiphout of Kaukauna are military training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. The two young men have been selected to act as recruit Petty Officers in their company during their recruit training.

August 26, 1959
A 3½ percent general wage increase was granted to about 1250 hourly employees of the Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company following the completion of contract negotiations with the union. In addition to wage increases the company granted double time for holidays worked and three weeks of vacation after 10 years of continuous service. The new male base rate is $1.92 per hour and female base rate is $1.66. The contract is for one year from August 1, 1959 to July 31, 1960.

“Fishermen, fishermen, everywhere but nary a fish would bite” might well describe the fishing derby held last Saturday at Reichel's pond. While the attendance was not colossal it was large in comparison to the number of fish taken. Greg Schuh won a football for pulling out the first fish for the boys. Steve Kappell came into the judges with a string of eight dandelions and was given the prize for the most fish.

August 28, 1959
Coach Fred Barribeau and his assistants issued equipment to 48 Kaukauna “Ghost” hopefuls on Tuesday, August 25. The team candidates reported to the high school equipment room at their assigned times and were given their pads. Among the 48 were 14 lettermen from last year's squad that finished in fifth place in the Mid-Eastern conference with a 3-3-1 record. 15 seniors, 16 juniors and 17 sophomores comprised of 48 that reported Tuesday. 

1959 Ford Galaxy 500