The Boy Scouts of America was a transformative organization aimed at teaching boys life-long skills that would prove to be the foundational component in a life exemplified by skill, good citizenship, and courteous behavior. Many boys did exceptionally well in the program, however by the age of 14 or 15 years, their interest waned considerably. This occurred from the earliest days of scouting and was titled the “older boy problem.” Over the years, the BSA implemented numerous programs in an attempt to prevent dwindling participation from the older scouts but many were unsuccessful. However, in 1912, the first Sea Scout troops were founded.
If you find yourself driving down Main Avenue make sure to look at Baba Louies. The local sports bar and night club, on De Pere’s west side, is currently remodeling the front of their building and in the process uncovered an old sign from De Pere’s past.
The story of the Starr family home on Summer Range Road. Green Bay Packer Quarterback and Head Coach Bart Starr lived here with his wife Cherry and their sons.
The story of De Pere’s boy soldier. Enlisted at the age of 15, Henry Cady fought for the Wisconsin 14th, Company F. His story was thought to be lost to time, but is retold here.
The first female CEO in America was raised right here in De Pere. Here is the story of Anna Bissell, widowed mother of five turned President of the Bissell Company.
Remembering the old Schumerth building.
The Deputy Marshall’s dead body is found on Fourth Street with a gunshot wound. Follow the manhunt as they scramble to find the murderer and bring them to justice.
Meet Gale Staley, the De Pere born ballplayer, who played second base for the Chicago Cubs. Although his career was extremely brief he hit the cover off the ball in the late summer of 1925.
The curious case of Stuart Messenger Stebbings, a lumberman by trade but an inventor at heart. He created a new kind of candy combining chocolate and cheese. He also developed a patent for a cheese filter cigarette. Both inventions, sought to help the Wisconsin dairy industry.
This is the story of the death of John D. Putnam and of his memorial, the Putnam Stump. At the age of 39, John volunteered for Wisconsin in the war of the rebellion, also known as the Civil War. Although his service was short lived his sacrifice will always be remembered.