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110 years ago • Dec. 17, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald
BREED: William Flynn, of Breed, charged by a coroner’s jury with manslaughter by having caused the death of an Indian, was arrested on the advice of District Attorney Chase. His hearing was set for Dec. 29, and he was released on $2,000 bail.
OCONTO FALLS: William Chilson cut his foot severely last Saturday while splitting some wood for the household when the axe glanced and entered his foot. He has been laid up since, but will soon be able to be around again.
100 years ago • Dec. 20, 1918 • Farmer Herald
OCONTO FALLS: A telegraph was received announcing that Paul Grunert has been severely wounded on Oct. 20. He is 28 and the son of Paul Grunert.
GILLETT: Fred Fisher, of Gillett, conservation warden, was in town Wednesday on business. Mr. Fisher says there were not many violations of the game laws during the present season and especially during the open period for hunting deer.
90 years ago • Dec. 13, 1928 • Gillett Times
GILLETT: The Northeastern District Association of Chiropractors meeting was held at the Hotel Gillett.
GILLETT: Last Friday evening, Mr. John Howell was pleasantly surprised when a few friends and relatives gathered at his home west of the village. The event being his 80th birthday anniversary.
90 years ago • Dec. 13, 1928 • Oconto Falls Herald
LUXEMBURG: Al Brander, Luxemburg, used his rifle to good advantage in that he was successful in bringing down a wolf, which helped defray the expense of a deer hunting trip. The animal netted him $30 in the form of a bounty besides the amount of money he will receive when he sells the pelt.
STILES: While hauling wood up a hill, the horse fell and rolled down on Mr. Peter Skorbel, hurting him badly; he had to be carried to his home and will be laid up for quite some time.
80 years ago • Dec. 15, 1938 • Gillett Times
UNDERHILL: Friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Charles Nelson to help celebrate his 84th birthday. Cards were played and later in the evening, a delicious lunch was served.
GILLETT: In their first conference game of the new basketball season, Lena High School’s basketball team knocked the league-leading Gillett Tigers out of first place in the M-O Conference.
80 years ago • Dec. 15, 1938 • Oconto Falls Herald
SURING: Sunday night, the Elfe Service Garage and the Duescher Standard Service Station were both broken into, and about one dollar was taken from each of them.
OCONTO FALLS: The Hotel Saunders is having a grand opening of the remodeling of the cocktail room on Saturday evening. It as modern as as any in Northeast Wisconsin.
70 years ago • Dec. 16, 1948 • Gillett Times
GILLETT: The Gillett Civic Club held its Christmas dinner party Dec. 14. Miss Virginia Drake, a noted soprano from Beaver Dam, sang for the group. For some more top-notch entertainment, Hugo Lingelback of Oconto, noted magician in these parts, was booked.
GILLETT: George Buecher is in the Fond du Lac Hospital with injuries resulting from a head-on collision on his way to Milwaukee.
70 years ago • Dec. 16, 1948 • Oconto Falls Herald
OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Stanley Olson, 47, died in Madison after a lingering illness.
OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Alfred LeRoy, oldest resident of this community, celebrated her 96th birthday Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the home of her son Jack Meyer, Oconto Falls.
60 years ago • Dec. 11, 1958 • Times Herald
OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls Fire Department had a busy two days this week. About 3 a.m. Monday, they were called to the Wittman Plumbing and Heating, where a fire did about $20,000 damage to the building and upstairs apartment of the Wittmans. Monday afternoon, firemen had to extinguish a fire that burned down Wilber Parshen’s tool shed. Tuesday afternoon brought them to the Lovel Valley residence, where a stove exploded.
GILLETT: Burglars smashed open a safe in the main office of the Ansorge Distributing Co. in Gillett either Monday morning or late Sunday night.
OCONTO: Oconto police reported four breaking-and-entering incidents occurred in the city Friday night. Entrance was gained to the Rasmussen Furniture Store, Sorenson Oil Co., the Gamble Store and the Fulton Electric Co.
50 years ago • Dec. 12, 1968 • Times Herald
OCONTO FALLS: Antone B. Metzler, 85, Oconto Falls businessman and resident of the area since 1917, died at the Pel Bar Convalescent Home. When he moved to Oconto Falls, he was employed at the coal and lumber company that he later purchased.
GILLETT: Mr. and Mrs. James Jiorle moved from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to Gillett, where Mr. Jiorle was named manager of Colonial Frocks, a new Gillett industry.
GILLETT: Mr. and Mrs. Orby Jones, former owners of a nursing home in Moravia, Iowa, are the new managers of the Gillett Nursing Home.
40 years ago • Dec. 13, 1978 • Times Herald
GILLETT: Robert Treiber, Gillett’s city attorney, submitted his resignation to the city council Thursday.
SURING: Kurt Goodwill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Goodwill, has been selected to receive the DAR Good Citizen Award for Suring High School.
OCONTO FALLS: Randall Siefert, son of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Siefert, will receive his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Friday evening.
30 years ago • Dec. 14, 1988 • Times Herald
OCONTO FALLS: Fred Renel, 53, fell about 20 feet from a tree Saturday. He was rabbit hunting with relatives near Sunny Slope Road.
GILLETT: Scott Winkler, a senior at Gillett High School, is participating in the sixth annual Writer’s Workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
GILLETT: Richard Van Ark has been named community president of First Interstate Bank in Gillett, following the retirement of the bank’s current president, Tom Ebenreiter.
25 years ago • Dec. 15, 1993 • Times Herald
GILLETT: Jim Scott, a business banker with Norwest Bank of Gillett, was the winner of the four-day and three-night vacation grand prize at the recent WTCH/WOWN Radio Business Fair and Expo in Shawano.
TOWNSEND: Charles Aderholdt, 30, died Dec. 9 as the result of an airplane accident.
SURING: The 25th wedding anniversary of Howard and Erma Yakel was celebrated Dec. 14 at Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake.
20 years ago • Dec. 16, 1998 • Times Herald
LENA: Village President Edmund Patenaude has declared his intention not to seek another term.
SURING: Mande School reported the theft of 16 compact discs, a tool box, some change and a trap from her locked vehicle while it was parked at her residence.
GILLETT: Marine Pfc. Cory Mueller recently reported for duty with the 7th Motor Transport Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, California.
10 years ago • Dec. 17, 2008 • Times Herald
OCONTO FALLS: The city of Oconto Falls has been notified by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation that the Industrial Park sign along state Highway 22 must be removed because it obscures vision. Businesses named on the sign paid $150 to be listed with the understanding the city would maintain the sign in perpetuity. The sign will be removed and stored until a proper place can be found to reinstall it.
SURING: Owners of the Townsend Shell, Rob and Kim Seeber, left their Townsend home for Green Bay to give birth to their second child. However, the baby was coming too fast and, after calling 911, the Gillett Area Ambulance met them at the Suring Fire Department parking lot, where the baby was born a minute later. Abigail weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces.