Once Upon Our Peninsula: News from this week’s past, Jan. 16-20

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, Jan. 16, 1874

Why don’t some of the enterprising farmers in this county go into the dairy business? It is not the thing to be obliged to import butter into such a county as this, besides, much of the imported stuff dignified with the name butter is utterly unfit for table use. There is a fair chance for somebody to make money in the manufacture of butter in this vicinity.

                                             The Expositor Independent, Jan. 18, 1878

Master Johnny Pinney, living in the East part of this township, came to grief last Friday, by way of nearly severing the “big toe” on his left foot. The accident took place while Master J. was chopping cedar posts, the axe glancing and striking his foot. The wound will probably lay him up for a couple of months, at any rate.

                                                 Door County Democrat, Jan. 20, 1894

Albert Stevenson, of Stevenson’s Pier, has made a conditional sale of a half interest in a forty acre tract, in Gardner, which he calls his lead mine, for $25,000. It also contains some silver and copper. He also has a silver and copper mine with some gold in it, a half interest of which he will sell cheap. No one need to ask him to sell the whole; he has spent too much time and money to find out what he had got to give it away now.

                                                  Door County Democrat, Jan. 19, 1901

The ladies of the city will serve notice that they are going to vote on school matters at the coming spring election. Well, they have a perfect right to, and we hope they will stick to it this time. The law gives them a right to vote on the election of school commissioners, and as a rule mothers of families are as much if not more interested in these matters than their “worser” halves. Hurrah for the ladies!

                                                       Door County News, Jan. 17, 1918

In another column of this paper appears a public apology over the signature of one August Schmidt, regretting statements that he made in a public barroom to the effect that he hoped Germany would win the war. He was brought before District Attorney Grade and in view of his willingness to have an apology published and his promise to use his endeavors to assist his country in its prosecution of the war to a successful conclusion, he was permitted to escape punishment.

                                                         Door County News, Jan. 17, 1935

SISTER BAY – Mr. and Mrs. Martin Husby will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary at their home here Saturday evening. They expect to have about fifty guests present for the occasion. Both Mr. and Mrs. Husby are lifelong residents of Door county, and they have made their home in this village for the past six years, operating the Cherryland restaurant and tavern. Mrs. Husby, who was formerly Emma Lettie, was born at Rowleys Bay, and Mr. Husby was born near this village. They were united in marriage in the town of Liberty Grove in 1910.