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The Weekly Rundown: Sept 9-15


The Valley Review’s Weekly Rundown provides all you need to start your week right — a touch of history, some info on what Mother Nature has in store and a game plan to make good use of your down time. 

Here’s your rundown for Sept. 9-Sept. 15.

This week in Fox Valley history:

120 years ago: This week in 1899, officers of the Fox River Fair and Driving Association announced plans to have an automobile on hand at their fair. 

“If one can be engaged, it is the intention of fair management to have it on exhibition daily and to match it against some of the horses.”

On Sept. 15, 1899, Dr. Turbin of Berlin, Germany — who operated a practice in Chicago — did consultations at Appleton’s Sherman House. Per his ad in the Appleton Post, Turbin boasted “cancer positively cured without pain or use of a knife by my new method.” For men, he guaranteed successful treatment “of all diseases arising from self abuse.” Getting married? “Those contemplating marriage who are aware of physical defects or weakness which would render marriage a disappointment would do well to call on me.”

90 years ago: F.E. Bollister of Neenah received a letter and postcard that traveled around the world aboard the Graf Zeppelin. They went on display at the First National Bank.

Hearings continued in Appleton in efforts to oust Outagamie County Sheriff Fred W. Giese for corruption. On Sept. 11, 1929, a member of the federal prohibition unit was on hand for the proceedings. A witness testified that the sheriff’s office offered to sell him back his still after it was confiscated in a raid. Another witness testified that he operated 30 to 40 slot machines in the county and he believed the sheriff was aware.

This week in weather:

Expect a dreary week. Rain is expected Monday and there are chances for showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday. Showers are possible into Friday before the sunny skies appear on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to climb as high as 84 degrees on Tuesdays. For the rest of the week, expect highs in the mid to high 70s.

Things you should do this week:

Jazz at the Trout kicks off this week and the series will open outdoors. Janet Planet will perform at Houdini Plaza at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Green Bay Gamblers will hold an exhibition game on Friday at the Appleton Family Ice Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Appleton Area Hockey Association.

Get to the Downtown Appleton Farm Market on Saturday and fill your spirit in addition to your fridge. Rhythms of the World, a showcase of multicultural dances and music will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Houdini Plaza.