Years Gone By: Sept. 5

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Oconto Falls Community Library

110 years ago • Sept. 3, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

MILWAUKEE: For the first time since the establishment of the two-cent rate, the railroads will this year give a reduced rate to the State Fair at Milwaukee, Sept. 7-11. A 1½ cent rate will be given on all lines running to Milwaukee. Ask for Excursion Tickets.

GILLETT: The law firm of Goldberg & Hoxie, of Gillett, will open a law office in the rooms over John Bach’s dry goods and millinery store on Sept. 15. The office in this village will be in charge of the junior member of the firm, George Hoxie.

100 years ago • Sept. 6, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: St. Anthony’s parochial school, with four sisters in charge. opened Wednesday for the fall term. More than 200 pupils enrolled the first day, and it is probable this number will be materially increased within the next few weeks.

OCONTO FALLS: All persons who have pledged War Savings Stamps subscriptions through the State Bank of Oconto Falls and who have fulfilled their pledges are asked to bring in their allotment cards in order that they may be credited for the bank’s records.

90 years ago • Aug. 30, 1928 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: For Sale: A Number 1 team of horses, age 10 and 11 years, weight 3100, cheap. Inquire of Adolph Barke.

GILLETT: Lost - Last Monday evening, an Elks charm with two teeth. Finder leave at post office and receive reward.

90 years ago • Aug. 30, 1928 • Oconto Falls Herald

LENA: Jacob Wondrash, 68, retired farmer residing two miles west of Lena, died of injuries received Saturday when he was struck by a car near his home.

ABRAMS: During the severe wind storm Monday night, the silo on Delmar Rowell’s farm was blown down.

80 years ago • Sept. 1, 1938 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: Approximately 3,000 attended the Oconto County Progressive Rally and Picnic in Zippel Park and heard Gov. Philip LaFollette speak on his theory of great production and the fundamental principles of the National Progressive Party.

SURING: When a person meets another person with the same name, there is bound to be an interesting conversation. George Glass of Suring and George Glass of Clintonville both married girls from the same city in Pennsylvania, have daughters by the name of Margaret. George Glass of Suring is of English descent while George Glass of Clintonville is of German descent.

80 years ago • Sept. 1, 1938 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: O.V. Sauders had the good fortune to land a fine muskie over the weekend. The piscatorial beauty weighed over 20 pounds.

DEGANTOWN: Emil Shimkoski had the misfortune of losing a valuable horse last week.

70 years ago • Sept. 2, 1948 • Gillett Times

BERRY LAKE: Lightning struck the cottage of Mrs. M. Campbell of California at Berry Lake, causing several hundred dollars in damage. Harold Knutson of Chicago rounded up several local people who put out the fire and kept the building from burning to the ground.

OCONTO COUNTY: For failing to see a cow when he was driving 60 mph and hitting it, Frank Daucet of Lake Forest, Illinois, was booked for reckless driving.

70 years ago • Sept. 2, 1948 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Jimmy Kadlec had the misfortune to break his little finger while diving at the beach.

OCONTO FALLS: Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Henne that their son Technical Sergeant Arthur is now in Germany for a 14-month tour of duty.

60 years ago • Sept. 4, 1958 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Lloyd Sobeck has been engaged to teach the Busy Nook School. This will be Mr. Sobeck’s first year of teaching.

LENA: About 200 people toured the new Lena Elementary School on Sunday. The eight room modern one-story brick structure will serve as classrooms for grades one through six.

GREEN VALLEY: The store of Mrs. Katherine Leib, who passed away July 22, is being operated by her daughters, Mrs. Alice Winters and Mrs. Connie McDermid.

50 years ago • Aug. 29, 1968 • Times Herald

TOWNSEND: Funeral services were held Saturday at the Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lakewood for Kenneth Posselt, 41, of Townsend. He was killed Thursday when the county highway truck he was driving went over an embankment, overturned and crushed him to death.

GILLETT: City of Gillett firemen responded to a call Friday afternoon to extinguish a fire in the rear cushion of a 1961 Chevrolet parked near George Wetzel’s home. Cause of the fire is unknown. Damage was confined to the cushion.

GILLETT: The Gillett Sanitary Bakery owned by Mrs. Helen Bayard has discontinued business as of Saturday, Aug. 24, because her baker, Vernon Ramsos, was drafted into the armed forces.

40 years ago • Aug. 30, 1978 • Times Herald

LENA: The Lena Fire Department was called to the farm of Emil Urbanek on Monday. The barn, milkhouse, granary and all its contents were destroyed. Estimated loss is $20,000.

GILLETT: Marc Braun of the Willing Workers 4-H received a Grand Champion ribbon. This is the second straight year Marc has won top honors with his Charolais.

OCONTO: William Kean, Superintendent of Schools at Oconto Falls, has been selected as a delegate to the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services Sept. 17-19 in Madison.

30 years ago • Sept. 7, 1988 • Times Herald

OCONTO: Kevin Zoller graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

OCONTO: Firefighters were called to the Jake Neta farm on Logtown Road on Sunday, Aug. 28, to extinguish silage burning in a silo.

SURING: Philip Schwenn received a savings bond on Aug. 29 from Ray Heimerl, vice president and general manager of Nu-Line Industries, for completing 20 years of service.

25 years ago • Sept. 1, 1993 • Times-Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Falls Fun Fest is honored to have Joe and Ruth Batman serve as this year’s grand marshals.

LENA: Kenneth Smet, 62, died unexpectedly Friday morning at his home.

20 years ago • Sept. 2, 1998 • Times Herald

ABRAMS: Nick Wesoloski of Southern Line 4-H Club placed in the top 10 Aug. 29 at the State 4-H Dog Show in Waupun.

COLEMAN: Robert Baker graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

10 years ago • Sept. 3, 2008 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A special meeting of the Oconto Falls City Council resulted in a compromise regarding the settling of the financial payment of former city administrator John Dougherty. Dougherty had originally requested a $27,000 final payment after resigning, with that being whittled down to $24,000 after negotiating with the city. The final amount of $20,000 was reached with the help of city attorney Larry Jeske and a labor attorney.

OCONTO FALLS: Dr. Debbie Munes is celebrating 10 years of providing dentistry in Oconto Falls.

GILLETT: The winner of the mosquito magnet door prize from Badger Energy at the Oconto County Fair was Ron Marohl, of Gillett.