Friday, September 30, 2011

1936 Rocket Football Team

Thursday, September 29, 2011

1926 Rocket Football Team

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

1929 Cross Country Team

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Annual Staff 1917

Monday, September 26, 2011

School Administration

School Administrators in 1910

Friday, September 23, 2011

Grade 4 (1910)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

1940 Boy Scout Troop

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

School Song

Ever wonder where that came from?  The high school band director presents the tune of “College Boy” to his students in 1927. He then asked them to come up with words to go along with the melody.  A school wide contest was held.  The judges were unable to decide the winner, so they took the first part of one song written by Gordon McNown and the last part of another song written by Dorothy Cole, Alice Christensen, Vera Grown, and Leota Plunmkett to combine into the traditional song we still sing proudly today.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remember 1985? A gas explosion rocked New Lisbon to its foundation. The entire block was destroyed and later replaced by the current post office.

Monday, September 19, 2011

1903 Fire

This photo depicts downtown New Lisbon after the devastating fire of 1903. Do you recognize any of these folks? Let me know.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Lisbon Newspapers (Part 3)



Don Leicht continued to publish the New Lisbon Times and Juneau County Argus until 1913 when his father again took over the publishing of the newspaper.  In 1922 his son, C. A. Leicht, Jr. became associated with him and after the death of Mr. Leicht, Sr., in 1932 his son continued in the publication of the newspaper until January 1950, when the plant and good-will was sold to Larry Arnold. The Leicht family was part of the publishing business for over 60 years.

(Source: New Lisbon 100 Years Centennial Book)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Lisbon Newspapers (Part 2)

The newspaper was revived in March 1863 by E. Miller and J. M. Stowell.  In October of that year, Mr. Wells again became its publisher and he nourished it until his death in June 1864. The paper was kept alive by the family until M. F. Carney came to its rescue in October 1864. He managed the Argus until his death in January 1883. After that came A. A. Young for four months and then A. C. Wilkinson until 1885. Jay R. Hinckley took over then until 1889, when he moved the plant to Mauston but removed to New Lisbon in a few months. He was succeeded by Charles A. Leicht from 1890 to 1894. A. G. Shrake guided its destiny from 1895 to 1900 with A. C. Brooks being a partner the first year. Next came Erle N. Hurd, who remained with the paper for about eight years, or until December 1908 when merged with the New Lisbon Times. The Times was started in March 1895 by Charles A. Leicht, it was conducted by him until its merger with the Argus in 1908 with Don M. Leicht as publisher.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Lisbon Newspapers (Part 1)

New Lisbon newspapers played an important part in the growth and advancement of the community.  The New Lisbon Republican was the first newspaper to be printed in Juneau County. It was founded in June 1855, by R. B. Rice; edited later for a year by J.W. Bright and Rice again in 1859 until its suspension in 1863.

In 1857, the Juneau County Argus was founded in New Lisbon by J. H. Wells and edited by him until February 1862. R. B. Rice, founder of the New Lisbon Republican, was associated with Mr. Wells for about six months.  In 1862 N. V. Chandler became its publisher but the paper suspended publication in November of that year.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


Thursday, September 8, 2011


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Lisbon State Bank

New Lisbon State Bank in the early 1900s. This bank is now owned by M&I Inc. and still stands in the original location. The streets are still unpaved and boardwalks are still in use.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

High School

1924 view of the New Lisbon High School. This site is now the New Lisbon swimming pool.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cheese Company

This receipt shows a purchase made from the New Lisbon Cheese Company in 1888. Looks like the customer was from Black River Falls.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ice Storm

This postcard shows the damage from the ice storm of 1922. Do you recognize this house? Let me know if you can identify it!