Years Gone By: Nov. 14

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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • Nov. 12, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: FOR SALE — A bunch of 30 sheep. Apply to WILLIAM E. VOLK. Oconto Falls, Wis.

OCONTO FALLS: BIDS WANTED — Bids for the furnishing of the basement and the removal of a wall between the laboratory and assembly at the high school are requested. Send bids into the Oconto Falls Joint School District to the clerk of the board.

100 years ago • Nov. 8, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Schools remain closed for another week on account of new cases of the Spanish influenza in the community. The quarantine has been removed from public gatherings but continues for the schools.

OCONTO COUNTY: Clerk of the Court Keefe received word this morning from Judge Quinlan that the November jury cases of circuit court would not be tried on account of the prevalence of influenza, and therefore the jury men drawn are ordered not to appear.

90 years ago • Nov. 8, 1928 • Gillett Times

ANDERSON LAKE: While digging out sand on the banks of Anderson Lake, B.M. Jones discovered the bones of a man at a depth of 18 inches. It is thought that this might be one of two men who disappeared several years ago. The bones had been buried in a shallow grave at least five years.

MOSLING: Alfred Anderson has a new Dodge Sedan.

90 years ago • Nov. 8, 1928 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Ernestine Schindle, a widow with eight small children who cultivates her little tract of four acres, was engaged at the corn crib when she noticed smoke coming out of the one-story home. She hurried to the building and was able to carry out her youngest child who was sleeping on a bed. The building and all contents including winter provisions were destroyed.

OCONTO FALLS: The most gratifying results of this year’s elections was the hearty support accorded Walter J. Kohler, Republican candidate for governor of Wisconsin. Mr. Kohler was elected by a majority of nearly 150,000. The total vote cast in Oconto Falls was 839, the largest vote ever recorded in this city.

80 years ago • Nov. 10, 1938 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: Earl B. Whiting, Gillett, won first prize on his cheese, with a score of 97.50, at the State Cheesemakers convention at Milwaukee. The convention was a big success.

GILLETT: For the first time in 48 years, Oconto County Democrats elected a sheriff when Joseph Foral, town of Breed cheesemaker, was chosen with a vote of 3,722 over his nearest opponent.

80 years ago • Nov. 10, 1938 • Oconto Falls Herald

KELLY BROOK: Winona Kamke of Kelly Brook State Graded School in the town of Spruce won first place in the finals of the countywide spelling contest held at the Oconto Armory.

OCONTO: A distinctive addition to the Oconto County Courthouse was made today with the receipt from Madison of a 22-by-28-inch portrait in oil of the late ex-Gov. Edward Scofield. Gov. Scofield, an Oconto County resident, served in the state’s chief office for two terms from 1897-1901.

70 years ago • Nov. 11, 1948 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: Elmer Jannusch purchased the Casba Club on Highway 22 between Gillett and Oconto Falls from Joe Haberman.

TOWNSEND: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ramsdell are the proud parents of a 6-pound, 15-ounce baby girl born at the Laona hospital on Nov. 7.

70 years ago • Nov. 11, 1948 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO: An Oconto County coroner’s jury deliberated for less than a half-hour before absolving Harry Heisel of Gillett of blame in the death of Harold Valentine, 37, of Oconto Falls. Valentine died of a skull fracture suffered on Main Street in Suring five days previous to his death.

MORGAN: LaVern (Blackie) Mayer, son of Herman Mayer, proprietor of the Dairy Co-Op Cheese Factory of Morgan, is making quite a name for himself in baseball circles this year. He plays with LeLand of the Florida State League.

60 years ago • Nov. 13, 1958 • Times Herald

MOUNTAIN: Only two trains a week in Mountain, but one just had to come at the wrong time for John Otto when his Dodge stalled on the track. He went to get some assistance and just then a loaded freight train came rolling south. It hadn’t planned on stopping so was going right along. They couldn’t stop after they saw the car and gave it a $25 gentle bump on the side.

GILLETT: A dance and fashion show was held for employees of Country Garden and their friends at the Berry Lake Club. Real sack dresses direct from Paris were modeled by Mrs. Eggebrecht, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Wesner, Mrs. Lust and Mrs. Riegert.

OCONTO FALLS: It’s another boy for Neil and Shirley Marquardt. The new son has been named Brian Dean, and the brothers are Bobby, Tommy, Andy and Bradley.

50 years ago • Nov. 7, 1968 • Times Herald

SURING: Suring Fire Department was summoned to the Harold Mork farm.

OCONTO FALLS: The grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Len Bohn, Oconto Falls, was lost at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. First Lt. Robert H. Bodenbeck, 25, of the U.S. Marine Corps, was a student pilot.

GILLETT: The Gillett Homemakers would like to know the community interest in starting a swimming pool.

40 years ago • Nov. 8, 1978 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Dr. Evelyn Hauser has opened a new dental facility in the former office of Dr. Mark Johnson on Main Street, Gillett.

OCONTO FALLS: William LaChappell assumed the principalship of the Oconto Falls High School. Thomas Simonson is the new assistant principal at Oconto Falls, serving Jefferson, Kelly Brook, Spruce and Washington schools.

TOWNSEND: Karla and Rick Van Camp, owners of Karla’s Kitchen of Townsend, were badly burned in their kitchen and were taken to Oconto Falls hospital.

30 years ago • Nov. 9, 1988 • Times Herald

SURING : Doris Schuettpelz celebrated her 20th anniversary at Nu-Line Industries on Oct. 25. She was awarded a savings bond by the general manager for her years of service.

OCONTO: Two Oconto County men have been sentenced in federal court in Milwaukee to 54- and 51-month prison terms for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

GILLETT: Gayle Smoot, of Gillett, has received a plaque proclaiming her as a “GFWC Centennial Cook.” Her recipe for Sugar-free Carrot Pie was selected from more than 12,000 recipes submitted from club women throughout the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

25 years ago • Nov. 10, 1993 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls School Board decided to put in an elevator at Jefferson School to handle the needs of the handicapped. The project will cost about $40,000, and the process will begin immediately.

OCONTO: Claire DeWindt’s cousin Tracy Baumgartner, 20, was one of those injured at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison at the Oct. 30 stampede. She had multiple injuries after 20 people fell on her trying to rush the field after the Badgers defeated Michigan.

GILLETT: Scholarships were recently awarded to Teresa Jean Brown and Thomas Davis from the Gillett Women’s Club Community Scholarship Fund. Both recipients graduated from Gillett High School with the Class of 1992.

20 years ago • Nov. 11, 1998 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Bay Lakes Cooperative Cenex Convenience Store will hold a grand opening Thursday through Saturday. The convenience store has been totally remodeled.

SURING: Lane Alan Hischke was born Nov. 3 to Daniel and Erin Hischke.

OCONTO FALLS: Mildred and James Prausa celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Nov. 6.

10 years ago • Nov. 12, 2008 • Times Herald

GILLETT: The Gillett Common Council on Nov. 6 approved the purchase of a truck for $33,900 and an additional $19,160 for a Monroe plow package for the truck.

LENA: Al Schuettpelz, president of Maple Valley Mutual Insurance Company, Lena, received the Person of the Year Award at a recent Wisconsin Association of Mutual Insurance Companies annual convention in La Crosse.