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From the Times Herald archives

Oconto Falls Community Library

110 years ago • Aug. 20, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Telephone line to be built from South Oconto Falls to Sampson. Nineteen people have signed up to be a part of the line.

OCONTO: Oconto defeated Peshtigo last Sunday on the fairgrounds at Oconto, by a score of 4-1.

100 years ago • Aug. 23, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Frank Coopman has moved his barber shop into the building which he puchased from C.D. Wilson next to his old stand. He has had the shop interior fitted up handsomely.

OCONTO FALLS: Sgt. Major Kirkwood of the 500th Winnipeg Rifles, “The Little Huck Devils,” the most famous of all the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, will deliver an address at the high school auditorium Aug. 27 under the auspices of the Oconto Falls Loyalty Legion.

90 years ago • Aug. 16, 1928 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: While the little 16-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Krause, Carl Arthur, was playing in the yard, he fell into the water trough. Dr. Berg was immediately called and the child brought to his office, where resuscitation efforts failed.

GILLETT: Arville W. Gillette, who entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has been assigned to Company F. He has been inoculated against typhoid and vaccinated. Gillette will also be examined in dancing, including the old-fashioned waltz and modern foxtrot. Those not qualifying are required to take lessons.

90 years ago • Aug. 16, 1928 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: To Carl Schoenbeck (Stalwart candidate for Assembly) … “I find that farmers and labourers are very well informed on your rotten record as far as their interests were concerned, and that Stalwarts noticed that you didn’t even represent them very faithfully. It is a hard job to straddle a fence, isn’t it? Very Cordially Yours, Norman O. Sorenson, Republican Candidate.”

OCONTO FALLS: While bathing at the swimming beach, Francis O’Neill, 10, stepped beyond his depth and was going down for a third time when Cletus Lambert reached him and brought him ashore.

80 years ago • Aug. 18, 1938 • Gillett Times

UNDERHILL: Richard Schoreder, 4, passed away after suffering ill health due to dropsy for a little over two years.

GILLETT: In a twilight tilt played at the losers’ diamond, the Hotel Coleman aggregation upset the Bahcall Clothiers 7 to 1 as the Oconto County Major League champions went down in their first defeat of the season in league play.

80 years ago • Aug. 18, 1938 • Oconto Falls Herald

CHICAGO: Vernon Larsen, Suring, received a word to report at Chicago for a tryout with the Pirates, the baseball team now leading the National League. If accepted, Larson will be the teammate of celebrated Russ Bauers, whose hometown is Lakewood.

OCONTO FALLS: The popularity contest staged by the American Legion promises to be full of thrills and excitement. The contestants are between the ages of 2 and 5 and are sponsored by the leading merchants. One cent a vote will determine who will be the most popular.

70 years ago • Aug. 19, 1948 • Gillett Times

CECIL: William Wasmund, 75, died Friday evening in an out-of-town hospital after an illness of two days. He was born Oct. 10, 1872, on the Atlantic Ocean when his parents were on their way from Germany to the United States. They settled in the town of Washington, Shawano County.

GILLETT: Armin Kuehl, pitching for the Gillett Junior American Legion baseball team, hurled his second no-hit game of the season when he set down Algoma without a hit. Kuehl’s other no-hitter was registered against Sturgeon Bay on June 26. In both of these contests, Armin struck out 16 visiting players.

70 years ago • Aug. 19, 1948 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Those to win their solo license at Matravers Sky Ranch were Rodney Krueger and Al Chambers. At present there are 28 pilots flying from our airport, and with the added interest in flying, another runway is under construction.

OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Albert Gillis had been visiting at Rhinelander, where her husband is employed. She was suffering from an infection that developed after a dog bite earlier in the week. She was treated at the Oconto Hospital as there was no room in the Falls Hospital.

60 years ago • Aug. 21, 1958 • Times Herald

PULASKI: Joseph Jaworski, 22, Pulaski, was killed when he was struck by a Chicago & Northwestern freight train while operating a forklift tractor carrying a load of lumber from the depot to Anston.

TOWNSEND: Elmer E. Miller, 40, was killed while driving a motor scooter on Highway 32 north of Townsend when the scooter ran off the side of the road through a fence and struck a pole.

MILWAUKEE: Frigo Brothers picked up the winning award for the best Italian hard cheese at the State Fair. The cheese was entered by Joseph Frigo.

50 years ago • Aug. 15, 1968 • Times Herald

SURING: Has anyone seen a red-brown Dachshund male dog. Lost, strayed or stolen from the Henry Hanson home, Suring, belongs to the Kurt Genke children. He answers to the name of Magee. Since they lost their dad last year, they hope they haven’t lost their pet, too.

GILLETT: The carcass auction is a brand-new feature of the Oconto County Youth Fair. Animals will be judged live by 4-H members, then will be dressed out and displayed in a refrigerated meat mobile owned by the Fair Board.

LITTLE SUAMICO: The Chicago & Northwestern Railway has been granted permission to remove their depot at Little Suamico. The depot has been idle and not in general use for a number of years.

40 years ago • Aug. 17, 1978 • Times Herald

GILLETT: A silver anniversary party was held July 23 at the Gillett Legion Hall in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Zahn. It was given by their four children: Randy, Cinty, Ricky and Robert.

SURING: Vehicles driven by Mark Peternman and Kevin Schuettpelz, Suring, were involved in an accident on Highway 32 in the town of Suring. Peterman told officers that the collision occurred when he stopped his car so he could get out and see if it had struck a dog. His car was then rear-ended by Schuettepelz.

OCONTO: Ruth Tolzman, 55, suffered a broken pelvis and her husband, Arthur, suffered from several broken ribs in a car accident on the Gillet Town Hall Road, north of Gillett.

30 years ago • Aug. 17, 1988 • Times Herald

ABRAMS: Mary C. Gitter and Jerry L. Gordon were united in holy wedlock on July 30. The bride was escorted to the altar by their daughters, Kathryn and Susan. Jerry W. Gordon was his father’s best man, and Jackie Gordon, the groom’s daughter, was the ring bearer.

LAKEWOOD: Britney Ann Hartman was born on her grandmother Joan Bogart’s birthday. She is the daughter of Philip and Beth Hartman.

OCONTO FALLS: Salscheider’s Antique Bar is undergoing renovation and enlargement. New, larger coolers, more storage space, new lavatories and a new roof are all part of the expansion.

25 years ago • Aug. 18, 1993 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The city of Oconto Falls has purchased just more than 20 acres of the former McDougal farm with plans to divide it into commercial property.

OCONTO COUNTY: On July 25 six young ladies competed for the title of Fairest of the Fair for Oconto County. Sheila Heimke was selected 1993 Fairest of the Fair.

20 years ago • Aug. 19, 1998 • Times Herald

KELLY LAKE: Three men tried to rob the Kelly Lake Kwik Stop in the town of Spruce about 8:50 p.m. Aug. 10, but they failed to get any money.

GILLETT: On Sunday, Aug. 23, a potluck dinner will be held to honor the retirement of the Rev. and Mrs. Herb Grulke.

10 years ago • Aug. 20, 2008 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls City Council named Deputy Clerk Vicki Roberts as interim administrator at a salary of $55,000 yearly at its meeting Aug. 12.

SURING: The school district approved a tax levy of $4,766,737 for the 2008-09 school year at its budget hearing and annual meeting Aug. 18.

GILLETT: The first annual Gillett Summer Splash was held with an estimated 250 people in attendance.

Compiled by Oconto Falls Community Library staff