Years Gone By: March 27


Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • March 25, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: CAUCUS NOTICE — Village of Oconto Falls Notice is hereby given that a caucus of the electors of the Village of Oconto Falls will be held at M.W.A. ball in said village on Saturday, March 27, 1909, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of placing in nomination a set of officers for said village to be voted for at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 1909. LEVI LANE. Caucus Chairman.

OCONTO FALLS: Residence For Sale The undersigned offers his residence on Main St. for sale. Price is so low that it is a most desirable bargain. — S. C. BROWNSON.

100 years ago • March 28, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: In a special alumni game held at the High School Friday night, the alumni had some big scores in the first half and held off the current high school team by a score of 16 to 9. By the end of the game the score was 27 to 25.

OCONTO COUNTY: Parlor cars will be put on the backs of some Chicago & Northwestern trains. The Oconto County, Marinette County and Menominee County Chamber of Commerces have been working to obtain this service.

90 years ago • March 28, 1929 • Gillett Times

OCONTO: EASTER HATS — Just arrived! A new and complete listing line of hats for the Junior and Senior Miss Felt and Felt and Straw combinations. All colors. Small head sizes. $2.95 and $3.95. HARRIS MILLINERY Oconto, Wis.

MAPLE VALLEY: A fire damaged the roof of John Slang residence Tuesday afternoon. The fire was caused by a spark from the chimney. Mrs. Slang called for her husband, and with the help of some neighbors the fire was put out.

90 years ago • March 28, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: Residents will be able to vote repeal the Severson Act in the coming Spring Election. The question on the ballot is “Shall the State Prohibition Enforcement Act, generally known as the “Severson act,” be repealed?”

OCONTO FALLS: Every week there are new developments in the Big Rodeo and Homecoming Celebration to be held July 4 and 5. The Little Missouri Rodeo and Stampede will make an appearance and the celebrations will be capped off by fireworks.

80 years ago • March 30, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

KELLY LAKE: Daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Monfort and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blazek the past week.

OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls Garden Club was organized at the library on Tuesday evening.

LENA: Milton Hendricks placed first in oratory in the forensic contest at the high school gym Thursday; Donald Bitters placed second.

70 years ago • March 24, 1949 • Oconto Falls Herald

ABRAMS: Roland Shufelt of Little River moved his family here Sunday. Mr. Shufelt is employed by the Abrams Bill Company.

KRAKOW: Albert Plenta, 89, died in a fire which destroyed his small dwelling five miles west of Pulaski Monday night.

SURING: A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lew Strehlow of Suring on March 16.

60 years ago • March 26, 1959 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Lionel and Victor Gehm Jr., sons of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gehm, were confirmed Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

OCONTO FALLS: A car operated by William Johnston, 29, was badly wrecked but there were no injuries Monday when the vehicle was involved in an accident on a town road.

SURING: Many friends and relatives helped Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Hinkfuss celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, which also happened to be Mr. Hinkfuss’ birthday.

50 years ago • March 27, 1969 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Cyril Lambrecht, 50, died unexpectedly March 25 at 5 o’clock this afternoon.

OCONTO FALLS: Leslie Vorphal received word from her son Leslie Jr. in Vietnam. He had received back and leg injuries when the lead boat he was on struck a mine in the Mekong Delta on March 13.

LAKEWOOD: Sylvan Reed, a senior at Wabeno High School, has been selected as regional winner in the 12th annual Thorp Finance Foundation Scholarship contest.

40 years ago • March 28, 1979 • Times Herald

TOWNSEND: The State Fire Marshall is assisting local authorities in the investigation of a blaze which destroyed the Barn Tavern Mon. night March 19.

OCONTO FALLS: Francis Wranosky, 28, has been selected as Oconto County Outstanding Young Farmer of 1979 by the Gillett Area Jaycees.

OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls Jaycettes have chosen Mrs. Barbara Kozak as the Carol Award (Outstanding Young Woman) winner. Mrs. Kozak is the first to receive the award, which the Jaycettes will be giving annually.

30 years ago • March 29, 1989 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Jessica Pagenkopf performed the bebop tune “Acapelis” and won the overall prize at the talent show at Gillett Elementary School.

SURING: The Suring meal site celebrated its 15th anniversary.

OCONTO: A daughter, Dana Mae, was born March 5 to Tom and Peggy Scheffen.

25 years ago • March 30, 1994 • Times Herald

OCONTO: Emmy Lou Arendt placed first in Oconto Christian School’s annual spelling bee. Emmy Lou is in the eighth grade.

OCONTO COUNTY: A vehicle driven by Pamela Cudnohosky, 19, Coleman, left Jagiello Road in the town of Lena on Thursday, March 24, and struck a tree.

OCONTO FALLS: On March 12, Adam Hyland, of Oconto Falls, caught a 23-pound, 42-inch northern pike while ice fishing on the bay.

20 years ago • March 31, 1999 • Times Herald

PENSAUKEE: A blazing fire ripped through Ed Migel’s hay barn Saturday. Migel estimated his loss at $30,000. No livestock were injured.

BRAZEAU: The town of Brazeau Fire Department and Peshtigo Department of Natural Resources responded to a grass fire on March 20 that burned approximately one acre.

ABRAMS: The luck of the Irish visited Quality Auto Body, and the business won the $100 pot of gold in the Abrams Community Booster Club’s St. Patrick’s Day raffle calendar drawing.

10 years ago • April 1, 2009 • Times Herald

SURING: Debra Vandevelde, of Suring, has been working since Jan. 10 training MJ’s Legacy, her 3-year-old Mustang mare in preparation for the upcoming Extreme Mustang Makeover at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison.

GILLETT: Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Gillett School Board: incumbents Miles Winkler, Curt Smits and Peggy Gordon, and challenger David Fischer. Two write-ins are also running, Steve Vandermause and Troy Rehn.