June 1, 1955
Jaycee tennis tournament finalists are shown. Left to right recreation director, Bob Vanevenhoven, Miss Nancy Mathis, Jack Ludke, Dan Maes, Mike Walsh, Carol Siebers and Miss Mary Jane Appleton recreation director.
The Kaukauna track team members captured places at the WIAA state track meet in Madison over the weekend. Ed Jaki copped second place in the mile run, while Jack Roome managed a fourth-place finish in the low hurdles.
Park Grade school has 30 eighth grade students advancing to high school this fall, according to an announcement made by principal Clifford Hodgins.
The Thilmany Pulp & Paper Company has announced the election of two new members of the board of directors. Elected were Joseph T. Thomas and Charles L. Dostal.
A record of 35 wins in 41 starts for three seasons of play was chalked up by the Kaukauna High School Baseball team last Thursday afternoon when the Kaus were eliminated from the sectional running by the Chilton Tigers by a 5-3 count.
June 3, 1955
St. Mary’s graduated 70 students from eighth grade that will attend high school in the fall.
The Kaukauna Police reported that they have no new developments in their investigation of a break-in at the Fargo Furniture store over the weekend in which $249.90 in cash belonging to the Catholic Order of Foresters was taken from the company safe.
Demonstrating the chin carry in life saving at the Kaukauna swimming pool is Miss Celine Ryan with Karen Frank acting as victim. Observing are left to right Morris Hella, Siebers, Carol Siebers, Rita Vanderloop, Blanche Siebers and Darlene Kramer.
Fifth Graders at Park School as a culmination of a unit on health recently had a dinner at the school with their teacher, Miss Lorraine Dudley. The children left to right, seated, Peggy Learned, Kay Welter, Dick Schmidt, Clayton Frank, Victor Van Grinsven, Mary Ristau and Kay Kuchelmeister. Standing are George Gerrits, John Lambie, Margaret Carr, Jane Jacobson, Fawn Pechman, Carol Urban, Jim Cotter, Billy Jirkowic, Donna Van Stiphout and Kathleen Mooney.
The Lang Trophy, the oldest and most coveted award at the Kaukauna High School Tuesday evening was awarded to Miss Mary Bachhuber of the class of 1955.
June 8, 1955
Russ Torgeson, Combined Locks, scored a hole in one on the 170-yard No. 9 at Fox Valley Golf club Sunday morning.
The Kaukauna Klubbers in their opening game of the season came back from a 3-0 deficit in the second inning by scoring in the fourth, fifth and sixth to take a 9-3 decision against the Appleton South Side Athletic Club-Brewers.
June 10, 1955
A special program has been arranged for Sunday at the Little Chute baseball park in conjunction with the game between the Dutchmen and Greenleaf according to George Vanderloop, chairman of the event. A program will be presented by the American Legion with the raising of the flag with the Little Chute band playing the “Star Spangled Banner”. Following the conclusion of the program, village president Ed Kostka will officially announce the renaming of the Little Chute ball park to “American Legion Park”.
June 17, 1955
Boy Scout troop 27 of Kaukauna, under the direction of Lewis Schultz, placed in eighth place with 122 points at the recent Camporee held at Brillion last weekend. Little Chute Boy Scouts troop 51, under the direction of scoutmaster Lewis McCormick won six places during the two-and-a-half-day encampment.
June 22, 1955
Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher are shown above with new bicycles which were awarded to them last Saturday. Young Huck at left is better known to his friends as Tom Wolf and Becky is Janet Reuter.
Seventy-five Kaukauna youngsters turned out for the annual Huck Finn Day celebrated at Reichel’s pond Saturday afternoon. Best-costumed of Huck and Becky were awarded.
Arthur Godfrey could not pronounce “Kaukauna”, when Mrs. Louis Chizek, a Kaukauna housewife won a new electric clothes dryer. “Here’s one from Wisconsin”, he said. “Did you ever hear of this town? I did not know they had Hawaiian names out there “Ka-oo-ka-oo-na” as he announced the prize of Mrs. Chizek. Godfey’s singer came to his aid, “That’s Kaukauna,” he pronounced correctly, and it’s famous for some very wonderful cheese”.
June 29, 1955
The intensive program this year by the Wisconsin Department of Resources has resulted with a removal of 1,300,000 pounds of sheepshead from Lake Winnebago. The fish were sold to mink farmers in the state.
Three Kaukauna young men were listed among the group ordered for induction into the armed services on June 15 according to a release received from the Selective Service county board. The men include Joseph A. Fischer, Clyde Romenesko and Thomas R. Niesen.
Pvt. Clarence F. Bowers is a member of the 24th Infantry Division in Korea. He is a rifleman in Company E of the division’s 21st Regiment.
Pfc. Gilbert Wettstein is currently serving with a motor transport division of the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea.
A/B James Robedeaux and A/B Paul Nettekoven are stationed with the 4189th flight at Sampson Air Force Base, New York.