The Oconto County-based 202 Slim Margins team (in black shirts, center) of Jacob Delzer, left, Jordan Sellhausen and Kelton Lepak were again part of the champion alliance at the Northeast Wisconsin VEX Robotics Challenge, held Saturday at Oconto Falls High School. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

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Dozens of robots battled Saturday in the Oconto Falls High School gymnasium. Unlike the TV shows and movies where the goal is smashing and destruction, these robots were all about building and cooperation. The fifth annual Northeast Wisconsin VEX Robotics Challenge attracted 36 teams of... + continue reading

Oconto County sheriff’s deputies train for a school active shooter confrontation as Oconto Falls Police Chief Brad Olsen operates the Milo Range Training console. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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A school is under siege by at least one person with a gun. As police officers approach a hallway intersection, the barrel of a rifle appears from around the corner, shooting at someone down the crossing corridor. A moment later, the gunman steps forward and is revealed to be another police... + continue reading

A Jan. 6 fire at 431 Union Ave. in Oconto Falls started in the southeast corner of the old home. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Fire investigators were back Friday at the scene of a blaze that gutted a house near downtown Oconto Falls on Jan. 6. Firefighters from the city and town of Oconto Falls, Gillett and Lena responded to the fire at 431 Union Ave. at 8:17 p.m. that night, after a passerby noticed a “flickering” in... + continue reading

Brent and Kim Gruetzmacher, from left, and apprentice assistant Mandalyn Schmidt say helping people in time of need is an integral part of Gruetzmacher Funeral Home’s mission. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Brent Gruetzmacher hopes an informal session later this month will get people more comfortable with talking about the inevitable. The second-generation owner of Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring plans to host a complimentary information session for people to learn about funeral arrangements in... + continue reading

Gillett High School senior Kaitlyn Schaal is one of four Schaals that are part of the Gillett girls basketball team this year. Schaal is the second-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game, and her younger sister, freshman Karissa Schaal, chips in 7.5 points per game as the fourth-leading scorer. The two are joined by their cousins, Sharon and Sammy Schaal, who serve as assistant coaches on Gillett’s varsity team. (Times Herald file photo)

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Aptly enough, it would all go down on Schaal Road in Gillett. The Schaal relatives all lived within five miles of one another and would frequently gather in the summer at their grandma’s house. The kids always ventured outside to shoot hoops on a small slab of concrete. Teams would get mixed up... + continue reading

The Oconto County-based 202 Slim Margins team (in black shirts, center) of Jacob Delzer, left, Jordan Sellhausen and Kelton Lepak were again part of the champion alliance at the Northeast Wisconsin VEX Robotics Challenge, held Saturday at Oconto Falls High School. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)


Oconto County sheriff’s deputies train for a school active shooter confrontation as Oconto Falls Police Chief Brad Olsen operates the Milo Range Training console. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)


A Jan. 6 fire at 431 Union Ave. in Oconto Falls started in the southeast corner of the old home. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)


Brent and Kim Gruetzmacher, from left, and apprentice assistant Mandalyn Schmidt say helping people in time of need is an integral part of Gruetzmacher Funeral Home’s mission. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)


Gillett High School senior Kaitlyn Schaal is one of four Schaals that are part of the Gillett girls basketball team this year. Schaal is the second-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game, and her younger sister, freshman Karissa Schaal, chips in 7.5 points per game as the fourth-leading scorer. The two are joined by their cousins, Sharon and Sammy Schaal, who serve as assistant coaches on Gillett’s varsity team. (Times Herald file photo)

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A fatbike trail might be in place within a few weeks utilizing the Falls Fitness Trail and the perimeter of the River Island Golf Course. Fatbikes are bicycles with oversized tires designed to allow off-road riding on snow and other unstable terrain. A group of fatbike enthusiasts has mapped... + continue reading
Wednesday, 17/01/18
A live band will be added before the fireworks display Saturday night as part of this year’s Memorial Day weekend festival in Oconto Falls, an organizer told the City Council last week. Renegade is booked for Saturday night, Chad Markiewicz said, and the fireworks will be staged during a break... + continue reading
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Proceedings of Jan. 12 An amended cash bond of $2,500 was set for Matthew A. Franjose, 22, Abrams, who was returned to custody Jan. 11 after he failed to appear for his Dec. 14 arraignment on a charge of possession of methamphetamine in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Nov. 1... + continue reading
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There’s always plenty of hard news in the outdoors world to report on, like season dates, the approach of the sturgeon spearing season, buzz on wolf regulations (there’s still no open season) and predator hunting. Ice fishermen are slaughtering the walleyes and white bass right now, especially... + continue reading
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Jan. 11 Deputies responded to 32 incidents, including the following: Fire — reported in the 12000 block of Spring Lane, How, 12:12 p.m. Animal bite — reported in the 8000 block of Franks Lane, Chase, 1:34 p.m. Disturbance — reported in the 5000 block of Wedgewood Drive, Little Suamico,... + continue reading
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There’s always plenty of hard news in the outdoors world to report on, like season dates, the approach of the sturgeon spearing season, buzz on wolf regulations (there’s still no open season) and... + continue reading

Gillett High School senior Kaitlyn Schaal is one of four Schaals that are part of the Gillett girls basketball team this year. Schaal is the second-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game, and her younger sister, freshman Karissa Schaal, chips in 7.5 points per game as the fourth-leading scorer. The two are joined by their cousins, Sharon and Sammy Schaal, who serve as assistant coaches on Gillett’s varsity team. (Times Herald file photo)

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Pulaski High School students performing in the school musical “42nd Street” are, front from left, Geovanni Virella-Torres, Autumn Rettke, Gabe Koepke and Frances Schaetz; middle row, Benjamin Petroll, Emmarose Bader, Dana Madden, Lauren Lacera and Jordan Busse; third row, Caleb Miller, Hunter Chrisman, Tyler Tanner and T.J. Hock. (Amy Tubbs photo)

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Pulaski High School is staging the musical “42nd Street,” which tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a young performer who gets her big break on Broadway in the 1930s. The musical – written by Michael... + continue reading