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Rick Zill, of Suring, expresses his artistry through woodworking projects.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series focusing on the artists of the Suring area, in honor of Suring’s centennial celebration. Rick Zill’s specialty is woodworking. His father was a woodworker, too. Zill said his love of working with wood started at an early age while watching his father... + continue reading

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Karissa Kaiser, center, is the new coach of the Oconto Falls High School girls track and field team following the departure of Tammy Moynihan, who led the program for 12 years. It is Kaiser’s first coaching position.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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This season begins a new era for the Oconto Falls High School girls track team, which has a new coach and only four seniors among the 28 girls on the roster. Karissa Kaiser, a first-year English teacher at the school, has replaced Tammy Moynihan, who stepped down after 12 years as head coach... + continue reading

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Kaila Vorpahl opened Vintage Insurance Agency on Rosera Street in Lena in September and uses antiques of all types to decorate her office. Her office is located in a red barn first used for animals and most recently used by a pellet stove business. Vorpahl plans to renovate the back room of the building and lease office space.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Kaila Vorpahl said she loves to watch people’s faces when they come into her office for the first time. “I have to give them a minute to comprehend, to take it all in,” she said. It’s not simply that Vorpahl’s Vintage Insurance Agency is located in a big red barn in downtown Lena. That’s just... + continue reading

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Lena High School sophomore Connor Heise makes a push toward the basket against Green Bay NEW Lutheran senior Joey Siudzinski in Lena’s 83-54 loss Friday in a WIAA Division 5 regional game. Heise scored 17 points.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Coach Jeff Heimke knew it would be tough for his Lena High School boys basketball team to defeat 2014 state runner-up Green Bay NEW Lutheran. Playing without one of its leading scorers made it more difficult, and Lena lost 83-54 Friday in a WIAA Division 5 regional game. Hunter Borchert, who... + continue reading

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This image shows how designers envision a proposed law enforcement center will look after it is built north of the courthouse in the city of Oconto. The project is scheduled to go out to bid in June, with some of the features listed as extras in order to keep the project within budget. Construction is scheduled to begin in July and be finished on Jan. 30, 2017.

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The construction of a law enforcement center in Oconto looks to be a half-million dollars over budget, causing the county to label some design aspects as alternatives before sending the project out to bid. On Thursday, the two committees overseeing the construction project learned costs have... + continue reading

Photo by Adelaide Boettcher

Rick Zill, of Suring, expresses his artistry through woodworking projects.


Photo by Josh Thompson

Karissa Kaiser, center, is the new coach of the Oconto Falls High School girls track and field team following the departure of Tammy Moynihan, who led the program for 12 years. It is Kaiser’s first coaching position.


Photo by Joan Koehne

Kaila Vorpahl opened Vintage Insurance Agency on Rosera Street in Lena in September and uses antiques of all types to decorate her office. Her office is located in a red barn first used for animals and most recently used by a pellet stove business. Vorpahl plans to renovate the back room of the building and lease office space.


Photo by Josh Thompson

Lena High School sophomore Connor Heise makes a push toward the basket against Green Bay NEW Lutheran senior Joey Siudzinski in Lena’s 83-54 loss Friday in a WIAA Division 5 regional game. Heise scored 17 points.


Contributed Image

This image shows how designers envision a proposed law enforcement center will look after it is built north of the courthouse in the city of Oconto. The project is scheduled to go out to bid in June, with some of the features listed as extras in order to keep the project within budget. Construction is scheduled to begin in July and be finished on Jan. 30, 2017.

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Wednesday, 25/03/15
A week after Del Monte Foods acquired Sager Creek’s Oconto Falls operations, the company announced it would close the facility and a canning plant in Pulaski, laying off 14 workers in Oconto Falls and affecting more than 200 jobs overall. Del Monte acquired Sager Creek Vegetable Co. on March 11... + continue reading
Wednesday, 25/03/15
While reviewing the Rules of the County Board on Thursday, county supervisors revisited the April 15 election of Lee Rymer as chairperson and Paul Bednarik as vice chairperson. According to County Board rules, the chairman and vice chairman are elected in a secret written ballot — the only... + continue reading
Wednesday, 25/03/15
The Oconto County Board on Thursday adopted a more restrictive compensation policy for its County Board chairman, scheduled to take effect this month. Supervisors, with a 25-5 vote, eliminated the supplemental compensation the chairman receives for attending various events, seminars, banquets... + continue reading
Wednesday, 25/03/15
The city of Oconto Falls tightened its tobacco products ordinance in response to reports of electronic cigarettes at local schools this winter and issued its first citation Thursday. The City Council on March 10 adopted ordinances that prohibit minors from possessing e-cigarettes and related... + continue reading
Wednesday, 25/03/15
The Gillett School Board on Thursday adopted a two-year roll-out of a 1:1 technology plan that will put a Chromebook or iPad in the hands of every student by the 2016-17 school year. Superintendent Todd Carlson said the new technology will provide a different approach to learning. “It doesn’t... + continue reading
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The Doney-DeGrave American Legion Post 342 will sponsor Keegan Imig’s weeklong session at Badger Boys State in June. Imig, son of Chuck and Kerri Imig, is a junior at Lena High School. He is the... + continue reading