Years Gone By: Jan. 23

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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • Jan. 21, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

LITTLE SUAMICO: Frank O’Neill has leased his creamery property to the Little Suamico Creamery Company. They will take possession of it in April.

OCONTO FALLS: DOG HAD HYDROPHOBIA — A dog owned by the Elliott family was discovered to have rabies. It had bitten their little girl and, upon hearing the news, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott went to the Pasteur Institute in Chicago for treatment.

100 years ago • Jan. 24, 1919 • Farmer Herald

LENA: A dancing party will be held at Skochpol’s Dance Hall on Wednesday, Jan 29, in the evening. Music will be provided Rube’s Orchestra.

OCONTO FALLS: $100.45 was raised by the students in Oconto Falls area schools to help the orphaned children of France and Belgium. The money will be turned over to the Junior Red Cross to help with their efforts in seeing to their care.

90 years ago • Jan. 17, 1929 • Gillett Times

PENSAUKEE: Early last Monday morning, a Chicago & Northwestern passenger and mail train derailed and left the track. A broken rail was cited as the cause of the accident.

GILLETT: George Cota bought out the shares owned by A.A. Milhans in the Gillett Building and Supply and took the position of acting secretary and treasurer of the company.

90 years ago • Jan. 17, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Gus Ratz farm home, about five miles west of Oconto Falls, was completely destroyed by fire Tuesday night.

MCMILLANS CORNERS: Bernard Burbey, aged 19 years, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marineau, Thursday morning, Jan. 10, of Bright’s disease.

80 years ago • Jan. 19, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

LENA: Miss Esther Blanik, of Milwaukee, who attends Miss Brown’s School of Business, spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Blahnik.

KELLY LAKE: The log cabin that Charles Western is building is well underway and will be quite an improvement to Kelly Lake.

70 years ago • Jan. 20, 1949 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Thieves entered two Oconto Falls business places late Saturday or early Sunday and made out with about $106 and a wrist watch. From Oscar’s Bar, about $100 in change was taken, and at Alfred Peterson’s $6 and a wrist watch were stolen.

SPRUCE: Allan Kadlec, Spruce, shot a large timber wolf in the town of Bagley on Sunday.

60 years ago • Jan. 15, 1959 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Charles Woods, a 1958 graduate of the Oconto Falls High School, left Tuesday for the Air Force Base at Lackland, Texas.

OCONTO FALLS: Thomas Schell, Baraboo, failed to stop the lumber truck he was driving at the corner of Main and Central and hit the car of Maynard Steffens.

GILLETT: Franklin Runge, 93, retired pioneer farmer from the town of Underhill, died Saturday morning on the farm which was cleared by him many years ago, now operated by his son Alfred.

50 years ago • Jan. 16, 1969 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Considerable damage resulted when a car operated by Robert Wilson, 45, Route 1, Gillett, ran into a truck with a snowplow owned by the Town of Gillett and driven by Raymond Fedler, 58, Route 2, Gillett.

TOWNSEND: Three snowplows worked all night Friday to open the 96 miles of town roads in the township.

SPRINGSIDE: PFC Harold Blazek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Blazek returned to Fort Carson, Colorado, Jan. 8 after spending a 12-day leave at his home here.

40 years ago • Jan. 17, 1979 • Times Herald

PESHTIGO: Jody Thompson, 16, a Peshtigo High School girl, was killed and a classmate is in critical condition as the result of a traffic accident Friday on Highway 41 at County Trunk A in Oconto County.

OCONTO: Robert Johnson, 55, Route 2, Oconto and his 13-year-old son John spent Saturday night in the Machickanee Forest in the town of Stiles after their logging truck got stuck in snow. Temperatures were reported to be below zero in the area.

GILLETT: A Sunday afternoon fire at the David Reinhold farm completely destroyed an 80-foot barn and caused numerous other losses.

30 years ago • Jan. 25, 1989 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: After 30 years in the milk distributing business, LaVern and Marilyn Mayer have sold the business to their daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Allan Konitzer.

GREEN BAY: An Ozaukee County jury found David Schroeder guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of Phyllis Goodletson.

KRAKOW: Connie L. Korzeniewski and Jeff C. Horsens were united in marriage on Oct. 29, 1988. Their attendants were Renee Korzeniewski, Jeryl Horsens, Angie Venturini, Arlen Horsens, Russ Korzeniewski and Scott Kroening.

25 years ago • Jan. 21, 1994 • Times Herald

GILLETT: John Henkel, 45, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, after a courageous battle with cancer.

OCONTO FALLS: Michael and Terri Delvaux are happy to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Adam, on Jan. 5.

STILES: Eleven fishing shanties located on the Machickanee Flowage in the town of Stiles were illegally entered. Windows in some were broken, and locks were pried on others.

20 years ago • Jan. 27, 1999 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The first New Year’s baby arrived at Community Memorial Hospital at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Katie Lee is the daughter of Wade and Carla Lewandowski, of Suring.

ABRAMS: Sunday’s Super Bowl won’t just feature football, it will also feature Ashley Gatz, of Abrams, in the pregame pom-pom show.

GILLETT: Ray W. Mueller, 85, died Monday morning, Jan. 25, at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

10 years ago • Jan. 21, 2009 • Times Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: In the four-county area of Oconto, Marinette, Shawano and Menominee counties, the average number of people receiving benefits under the state’s FoodShare program has increased about 18 percent since last fall, according to figures compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

OCONTO FALLS: Acting City Administrator Vicki Roberts was approved for the position of city administrator by a 5-1 vote, with Paul Mogged being the only dissenter.

APPLETON: Laura Beschta and Liz Morrissey from Oconto Falls High School competed at the Appleton North Lightning Bolt Explosion Dance Competition on Jan. 17. The girls received first place out of nine ensembles with their hip-hop duet.