Once Upon Our Peninsula: Nov. 1

News from this week’s past

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

November 7, 1873

All defeated candidates are hereby notified that it is a violation of our neutrality to come within one mile of our office during the next ten days.

The Independent

November 5, 1886

The telephone line to Whitefish Bay was completed last Friday, and Louis Fiddler is now extending the line to Horseshoe Bay.

The Republican

November 3, 1892

There will be a democratic speaker in the French language at Frank Pierre’s hall, Brussels, on Saturday evening, Nov. 5th, and every resident of that and surrounding towns should turn out to hear him.

Door County Democrat

November 7, 1908

Hallowe’en passed without any serious damage being done. A couple of extra police kept the young people on the run and did not give them much time to cut up capers.

Door County News

November 6, 1919


Will Engage In Another Line of Bus-

iness Entirely, Hence Finds This

Step Quite Necessary

The Hagemeister Brewing company has ceased to exist. The enforcement of wartime prohibition, having stopped the manufacture of beer and driven the company out of this line of business, they have made preparations to enter something else.

Mr. Walther, the manager of the company has seen the “writing on the wall” for some time past and has been making preparations to meet the emergency when it finally arrived and was therefore ready for the change in the program.

The company will hereafter be known as the Hagemeister Products Company and has incorporated under this name. Instead of manufacturing beer and malt and alcoholic drinks, the company will make soft drinks and ice cream.

There is a growing demand for the products that the company plan on manufacturing and there is no doubt what ever of the success of the undertaking.

  Door County News

November 7, 1929


A crew of men of the Bell and Wisconsin Public Service corporations are working from Green Bay this way, trying to locate causes for resistance in radio reception. The crew is expected in Sturgeon Bay in the near future.

Door County News

November 4, 1937




A 45-foot fish tug will be launched at the Sturgeon Bay Boat Works today (Thursday), it was announced Tuesday by Palmer Johnson, president and manager of the firm. The boat is one of two tugs under construction at the boat works, this being the larger of the two. It is being built for Lawrence Voight & Son of Ellison Bay and will be named the “Aloha.”

The tug has a 12-foot beam and will be powered with a 50-H.P. Kahlenberg motor. It will be delivered to Ellison Bay as soon as it is possible to make the motor installation and complete minor construction work.

The second tug under construction, a 42-footer, also with a 12-foot beam, will be delivered to Victor Holberg & Sons of St. Ignace, Mich.