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Oconto Falls High School senior Mike Friedman passes the mile marking during Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 boys cross-country race at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Friedman finished 41st, and OFHS took 14th as a team.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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The Oconto Falls High School boys cross-country team’s seniors capped their careers with a third trip to state, and Gillett freshman Lauren Herzog had the area’s best showing Saturday at the WIAA State Cross-Country Championships at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. The OFHS boys team... + continue reading

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Jack Anderson, 15, of Pulaski, left, receives instruction from his dad, Tony, prior to loading a .270-caliber rifle for sighting at the 100-yard range at the Machickanee Forest Shooting Range on Sunday. The two use the range each year to sight in their rifles before the gun deer season.

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Approximately 34 people used the Machickanee Forest Shooting Range over the weekend to to sight in their weapons for the gun deer season. The range on Garrity Road in Morgan had been closed since May 2 because of ongoing safety concerns and noise complaints from neighbors. The Oconto County... + continue reading

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Gillett Secondary School senior Monte Noffke eludes Wild Rose defenders en route to the first of his four touchdowns in the Tigers; 39-13 Level 1 victory Friday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Gillett’s defense produced four key turnovers and senior Monte Noffke rushed for four touchdowns Friday as the Tigers advanced to Level 2 of the WIAA Division 7 football playoffs with a 39-13 win over Wild Rose. The Tigers will play at Almond-Bancroft (9-1, 4-1 Central Wisconsin Conference-10)... + continue reading

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Lori Ratzburg reaches for a spoon in a drawer in the Oconto Middle School kitchen Monday morning before serving lunch to students. The middle school kitchen is one of many areas of the district in need of renovation, and school leaders are asking for $7.6 million to undertake the projects and another $1.5 million for a fire sprinkler system.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Voters in the Oconto Unified School District will decide Nov. 4 whether to OK funding for fire sprinklers, educational needs, and building maintenance and renovations at the district’s three schools. Two referendum questions with costs totaling $9 million will be on the ballot. Oconto... + continue reading

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Members of the Spruce Town Board, from left, Sally Witt, treasurer, and Fred Witt and Dennis Race, supervisors, count the votes at a town meeting Oct. 21, while James Webster watches their progress. The board asked residents to approve a $30,000 tax increase for 2015, but the request was denied when the voted ended in a 16-16 tie.

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Residents of Spruce deadlocked on a Town Board request to raise property taxes $30,000 to cover substantial increases in legal and ambulance fees and other expenses in 2015. The hourlong special meeting Oct. 21 ended with a 16-16 vote. Without a majority in favor of the proposal, the board’s... + continue reading

Times Herald Photo by Gerrard Diaz

Oconto Falls High School senior Mike Friedman passes the mile marking during Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 boys cross-country race at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. Friedman finished 41st, and OFHS took 14th as a team.


Photo By Anne Renel

Jack Anderson, 15, of Pulaski, left, receives instruction from his dad, Tony, prior to loading a .270-caliber rifle for sighting at the 100-yard range at the Machickanee Forest Shooting Range on Sunday. The two use the range each year to sight in their rifles before the gun deer season.


Photo by Josh Thompson

Gillett Secondary School senior Monte Noffke eludes Wild Rose defenders en route to the first of his four touchdowns in the Tigers; 39-13 Level 1 victory Friday.


Times Herald Photo by Joan Koehne

Lori Ratzburg reaches for a spoon in a drawer in the Oconto Middle School kitchen Monday morning before serving lunch to students. The middle school kitchen is one of many areas of the district in need of renovation, and school leaders are asking for $7.6 million to undertake the projects and another $1.5 million for a fire sprinkler system.


Times Herald Photo by Joan Koehne

Members of the Spruce Town Board, from left, Sally Witt, treasurer, and Fred Witt and Dennis Race, supervisors, count the votes at a town meeting Oct. 21, while James Webster watches their progress. The board asked residents to approve a $30,000 tax increase for 2015, but the request was denied when the voted ended in a 16-16 tie.

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Wednesday, 19/11/14
The deputy finance director for Oconto County has been promoted to finance director. The Oconto County Board on Thursday selected Terri Boos to replace the retiring Terry Hinds, effective March 8, 2015. Hinds, directors since 1991, retires on March 6. “I’ve enjoyed my tenure here. It’s been... + continue reading
Wednesday, 19/11/14
The Oconto Falls School Board has decided to deed the Jefferson School lot to a local historical association. With a unanimous vote on Nov. 10, the board agreed to transfer ownership to the Oconto Falls Area Heritage Center. The lots are valued at about $13,000, according to an estimate by a... + continue reading
Wednesday, 19/11/14
The city administrator of Oconto Falls was granted a 10 percent raise, effective Oct. 3, following a closed session meeting of the City Council on Oct. 21. Vicki Roberts, city administrator since January 2009, will earn an annual salary of $80,000, up from $72,905. She was last granted a raise... + continue reading
Wednesday, 19/11/14
Rainy weather, followed by snow and cold, have slowed construction of a sports complex at Oconto Falls High School. This fall’s whirlwind start to the 1,800-seat stadium and nine-mile track has slowed considerably but remains on schedule, according to Jerry Moynihan, OFHS athletic director and... + continue reading
Wednesday, 19/11/14
Fireside Road, a 4.5-mile stretch shared by four towns north of Oconto Falls, will become the property of Oconto County. The County Board approved the transfer on Thursday. On Dec. 29, Fireside Road from state Highway 22 to County Road A will be an extension of County Road I and will be renamed... + continue reading
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Oconto Falls High School faces an uphill battle entering the 2014-15 girls basketball season. The Panthers will be without five key graduates after coming within one game of reaching the WIAA... + continue reading

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Regardless of Monday morning’s single digit temperatures along the path around the Falls, a couple of factors brought a little offsetting warmth for many people. First, the surprisingly resounding... + continue reading

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Teenage musicians, actors and dancers will travel back to the 1960s for a production of the Tony Award winning musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” The production, featuring a cast of 27 students and a 15-piece... + continue reading