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From the Times Herald archives

Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • Sept. 10, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: We have not had a good rainfall since the 6th of July last. The ground is dry as a bone for seven or eight feet down.

GILLETT: A harvest dance and picnic will be held in Otto Zarling’s grove, east of Gillett, on Sunday, Sept. 13, afternoon and evening. Good music and all kinds of refreshments. Baseball game in the afternoon.

100 years ago • Sept. 13, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A telegram was received here yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dorn of Oconto Falls announcing the death of their son, Fred Jr., who was accidentally killed while at work at a shipyard in the state of Washington. No details of the unfortunate affair been received but are expected within a couple of days.

OCONTO COUNTY: Notice to beekeepers – If you need sugar for your bees for next winter or spring, apply for blanks to obtain same. Harry Serier, Oconto County Food Administrator.

90 years ago • Sept. 6, 1928 • Gillett Times

ABRAMS: An accident near Sobieski Corners claimed the life of Hallie Whitcomb when a Milwaukee man driving south at a good rate of speed struck the Whitcomb truck as he swerved to avoid striking a horse-drawn wagon and hay rack.

UNDERHILL: A box social was held at the Klatt home for the benefit of the Underhill baseball team.

90 years ago • Sept. 6, 1928 • Oconto Falls Herald

MILWAUKEE: At the Wisconsin State Fair, Oconto County again demonstrated the excellence of its farm crops by winning first prize with its County Farm Crops booth.

KELLY LAKE: Ed Foral purchased a new Buick car last week.

80 years ago • Sept. 8, 1938 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: A large crowd greeted Robert K. Henry at Gillett Park. Assailing the LaFollette administration in Wisconsin as a dictatorship, Henry, coalition candidate for governor, appealed to voters to support a coalition ticket for restoration of the democratic rule of the majority.

GILLETT: A special meeting of the village board was called by request of trustees J.A. Helf, R.G. Pederson, and Henry Cocher, for the purpose of taking the place of the regular meeting which falls on Labor Day, Sept. 5, 1938. The clerk has instructed to write the project authorities at Green Bay to have the bookbinding project moved from the village hall within 15 days.

80 years ago • Sept. 8, 1938 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Ernest Magnin has purchased the stock of the F.J. Kilmer estate and will conduct a hardware store under the name of E.E. Magnin Hardware.

OCONTO: Justice of Peace Joseph E. Fisher found two young men taking some accessories from parked cars, took them into custody and notified Sheriff Quirt. After questioning, five others were implicated. Sheriff Quirt waited at the home of one of the others and arrested the five when they returned with the auto accessories in their possession.

70 years ago • Sept. 9, 1948 • Gillett Times

OCONTO FALLS: The editors of the Northeastern Wisconsin Newspapers will meet in Oconto Falls for the first time since 1941 when the war broke out. Editor Ernest J. Shellman has planned for a business and organization meeting to be held at Oconto Falls, with entertainment for the ladies being arranged by Mrs. Shellman.

UNDERHILL: The United States Civil Service Commission announces that an examination will be held for the position of substitute clerk in the post office at Underhill. Veterans and wives of disabled or deceased veterans are giving preference.

70 years ago • Sept. 9, 1948 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Neal Bigelow was treated for a fractured leg on Sept. 6.

OCONTO FALLS: If you are wondering why you don’t see the little parachute drop at McDougal’s farm anymore, Mr. Wussow, who is flying for Badger Breeders of Shawano, has been landing at our field. The veterinarians meet the plane each morning to pick up the semen and exchange the empty carton from the day before.

60 years ago • Sept. 11, 1958 • Times Herald

ABRAMS: A barn on the Oscar Belongia farm was destroyed by fire when lightning stuck it during an afternoon storm.

GILLETT: W.W. Smith, Linwood Inc., was honored with a honorary Director Certificate presented by the 13th Annual Lake States Logging Congress as a leader in the forest industry.

OCONTO FALLS: The Bridge in Oconto Falls has another scar after it was stuck by a car being driven by Galen Trepanier.

50 years ago • Sept. 5, 1968 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Jeffrey Allen is the new brother of Julie Lynn, who is among four, and they are the children of Allen and Barbara (Kallies) Engebretsen, Gillett.

VIETNAM: Marine Lance Cpl. Michael J. Flynn, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Flynn, Suring, is serving with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam.

PULCIFER: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Berglund observed their 60th wedding anniversary at their home with family and friends. Mr. Berglund is 87, and his wife is 86. They have lived in Minnesota, Michigan and Northern Wisconsin where he was in the timber-buying business.

40 years ago • Sept. 6, 1978 • Times Herald

CECIL: Mr. and Mrs. Russel Brock, ADA delegates for this area, were present when Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hicks, owners and operators of the Washington Hotel in Cecil, were presented with the prestigious Butter Knife award given by the American Dairy Association of Wisconsin to outstanding eating places that use quality dairy products in preparing their food.

TOWNSEND: Skunks are damaging many lawns in the area. Some nice lawns now look as though a herd of pigs have been there. With skunks, chipmunks and rabbits, people are having a bad time.

OCONTO: A fire of unknown origin destroyed a barn Monday night on the farm of Stanley Scheffen, Oconto.

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. 8, 1993 • Times Herald

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

OCONTO: Ground was broken Tuesday, Sept. 7, for the $3 million-plus community center in Oconto.

LENA: Linda Svejda, 52, died Sunday, Sept. 5, at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls after a 17-year battle with cancer.

20 years ago • Sept. 9, 1998 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Lydia Greetan, a Junior Girl Scout, was awarded the Bronze Cross Lifesaving Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA in a ceremony at her home.

OCONTO COUNTY: A 27-year-old Cecil man was fined $4,128 on two charges of possession of untagged dear carcasses. His hunting, fishing and trapping licenses were revoked for six years.

OCONTO FALLS: Kari Anderson Volk, the new speech and language pathologist at Oconto Falls Elementary School, will go to work at a school on Maria Volk Drive.

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

OCONTO FALLS: U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold held a listening session Sept. 4 at the Oconto Falls City Hall, answering questions and taking comments from a capacity crowd.

GILLETT: The Gillett School District adopted a $2,207,336 tax levy for the 2008-09 year at its annual meeting Sept. 4.