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Civil War reenactors from Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Oshkosh fire their muskets at a grave dedication ceremony honoring Pvt. Joseph Kramer at St. Charles Cemetery in Lena.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A homemade memorial stone hewn from a silo block found its resting place Monday in a mix of Civil War-era pageantry and present-day admiration. Civil War reenactors from Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Oshkosh participated in a grave dedication ceremony honoring Pvt.... + continue reading

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Asbestos removal and demolition continued last week at homes in the area north of the Oconto County Courthouse where a law enforcement center will be built. This home on Adams Street was demolished May 12. A home with historically significant architecture was demolished Friday, after Wisconsin Historical Society representatives gave the go-ahead.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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A home listed on the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory was demolished Friday in Oconto, after state historical experts and the Department of Natural Resources gave Oconto County officials the go-ahead to proceed. The Antoine Martineau Home, 619 Park Ave., Oconto, is one of 14... + continue reading

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Jenna Herzog addresses the audience Saturday after being crowned 2015 Fairest of the Fair for Oconto County. She told the audience she was excited about what she would learn as the fair’s representative. To her left are junior contestant Amber Farrar and 2015 Junior Fairest of the Fair Macy Franti.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The niece of Oconto County’s first Fairest of the Fair will wear the crown in 2015. Jenna Herzog was selected as the 2015 Senior Fairest of the Fair and will serve as hostess of the 2015 Oconto County Fair from Aug. 20-23. She will compete in the State Fairest of the Fair contest in January.... + continue reading

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People associated with Spruce School pose for a photo in front of the “little red schoolhouse” at a gathering marking the school’s closure in June 2012.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Local history buffs’ attempts to preserve a two-room school house appear to have failed. The Oconto Falls School District has received a $61,000 offer to purchase the Spruce School from a person who reportedly plans to renovate the building for a home. School officials told the Oconto Falls... + continue reading

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Doug Yakes, of Stiles, and son-in-law Neil Kasper, of Howard, leave Breakwater Park in Oconto for a day of fishing Friday. Yakes said he’s been out fishing on Green Bay about six times this season and has seen some pretty good action.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Oconto County is making a name for itself as a mecca for the trail rider and the walleye fishermen. “We are a kind of place that a person who really wants to be in the outdoors — not in the gift shops — is going to go,” said Paul Ehrfurth, executive director of Oconto County Economic Development... + continue reading

Times Herald Photo by Joan Koehne

Civil War reenactors from Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Oshkosh fire their muskets at a grave dedication ceremony honoring Pvt. Joseph Kramer at St. Charles Cemetery in Lena.


Photo by Suzan Bourassa

Asbestos removal and demolition continued last week at homes in the area north of the Oconto County Courthouse where a law enforcement center will be built. This home on Adams Street was demolished May 12. A home with historically significant architecture was demolished Friday, after Wisconsin Historical Society representatives gave the go-ahead.


Photo by RJ Reinhold

Jenna Herzog addresses the audience Saturday after being crowned 2015 Fairest of the Fair for Oconto County. She told the audience she was excited about what she would learn as the fair’s representative. To her left are junior contestant Amber Farrar and 2015 Junior Fairest of the Fair Macy Franti.


Times Herald File Photo

People associated with Spruce School pose for a photo in front of the “little red schoolhouse” at a gathering marking the school’s closure in June 2012.


Times Herald Photo by Joan Koehne

Doug Yakes, of Stiles, and son-in-law Neil Kasper, of Howard, leave Breakwater Park in Oconto for a day of fishing Friday. Yakes said he’s been out fishing on Green Bay about six times this season and has seen some pretty good action.

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Wednesday, 27/05/15
Oconto County will pay $10,000 more than anticipated for asbestos removal at the buildings being demolished at the site where a new law enforcement center will be constructed. County Board Chairman Lee Rymer and the chairmen of the committees overseeing the LEC project approved an emergency... + continue reading
Wednesday, 27/05/15
The Oconto County Highway Department will demolish two homes north of the courthouse that were originally scheduled to be burned down by the Oconto Fire Department for a training exercise. The homes at 226 Jefferson St. and 238 Jefferson St. are located where a law enforcement center will be... + continue reading
Wednesday, 27/05/15
Oconto County’s chief deputy sheriff was granted a 7 percent raise by the County Board on Thursday, to grant him higher compensation than the lieutenants he supervises. Clark Longsine will earn an annual salary of $79,602, up from $73,923. The change takes effect May 31. According to a recent... + continue reading
Wednesday, 27/05/15
The athletic stadium under construction at Oconto Falls High School will be named ST Paper Stadium, in recognition of the paper mill’s $100,000 donation to the project. ST Paper announced the financial gift in February, and the Oconto Falls School Board approved the stadium’s name earlier this... + continue reading
Wednesday, 27/05/15
Oconto County will hire two part-time employees for its 911 call center to relieve the stress and overwork experienced by its nine full-time staff members and reduce overtime costs. “I need more pool to pick from in order to fill shifts,” Sheriff Mike Jansen told the County Board on Thursday.... + continue reading

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