A recorded interview with the late Luxemburg village president Richard Cmeyla will be played during a special presentation by the Kewaunee County Historical Society Thursday.
The program is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the society’s History Center, 217 Ellis St., Kewaunee. The society will provide cookes and other refreshments.
Cmeyla died in December 2014 at age 96. He was a 1936 graduate of Algoma High School and a player on the only Algoma boys’ basketball team to make it to the state tourney.
A survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941, Cmeyla served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and returned to the states from 1943 until his discharge in 1946. He was married to the former Elizabeth A. “Bess” DuChateau for more than 70 years.
The longest-tenured village president at 18 years, he worked at the Bank of Luxemburg for 35 years as retired as vice president. He served on numerous boards and organizations in the community.