News From This Week’s Past: Sept. 29 – Oct. 6

All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.

The Expositor,

September 25, 1874

“Is the candidate for Register of Deeds here,” said a stranger as he came into a saloon last Friday. “Yes, sir, what do you wish?” said eighteen men moving toward him at once.


The Republican,

September 29, 1892

For the first time in the history of the county the much-despised crab apple finds a ready sale at fairly good prices. Henry Overbeck is buying all he can get of them, $1.00 per barrel being paid for them, and about 100 barrels having already been purchased.


Door County Democrat,

September 26, 1903

SAWYER – This side has been without east side telephonic communication since last Saturday evening, when the big dredge being towed through the draw, had to drop her dipper in order to avoid a collision with the bridge and dragged up the telephone cable. A crew of men have “been busy” putting in a new one. Same was laid yesterday, and we hope that by the time we go to press, telephonic communication has been re-established.


Door County Democrat,

September 28, 1917


Sixteen residents of Door county became citizens of the United States last Saturday, taking out their naturalization papers on that day, Judge Graass holding an examination at the court house for that purpose. Of the sixteen who took the oath to renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince potentate, state, or sovereignty, and support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, there were seven Germans.

Brussels – Charles Pavlik, Austria.

Forestville – Leon Macauz, Belgium.

Liberty Grove – Edward Knudson, Norway; Soren C. Johnson, Denmark.

Nasewaupee:  Frank Wetak, Austria; Wenzel Pivonka, Austria; Matthias Soukup, Austria; Matthew Soukup, Austria.

Sturgeon Bay Town – Mihaly Schoblocher, Hungary.

Sevastopol – Peter Leist, Germany.

Sturgeon Bay (city) – Herman Gmach, Germany; John Leitl, Austria.

Union – John B. Jadin, Belgium.

Washington Island – George Madsen, Denmark; John Christianson, Norway.


Door County News,

September 29, 1927


At a meeting of the Board of Public Works held at city hall Monday evening a proclamation was issued requiring everyone to clean up the alley ways at the rear of their property.

With cold weather coming on people have a tendency to pile ashes in the alleys, but this is to be prohibited this year. In case ashes are found in alleys, the city will immediately haul them away, charging the costs to the owners of the property.


Door County News,

September 24, 1936 Conservation Club Here Gets Raccoons

The Door County Conservation club on Wednesday received a shipment of eight raccoons from the State Conservation commission, to be released in Door county. Three of the animals are of the black species, and these will be shipped to Washington Island. The five of the gray variety will be turned loose on the peninsula.

Another consignment of thirty grown pheasants will also be received by the club here in the near future.

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