Years Gone By: April 10

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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • April 8, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: DISTRICT ATTORNEY—HERE. District Attorney J. B. Chase drove last Friday from Gillett and took the early evening train for Oconto. There was nothing particular attached to the visit of the district attorney in this section, the trip being one of purely routine business connected with his office.

OCONTO FALLS: A sick bed marriage was performed in the town of Oconto Falls last Friday afternoon by Judge Ryan. The couple was Joseph Greetan and Miss Carrie Spice. Miss Spice was too ill to leave her bed, and the ceremony was performed about the sick couch, in the presence of immediate relatives and close friends. Harry Spice was best man and Miss Lena Coopman was bridesmaid.

90 years ago • April 11, 1929 • Gillett Times

UNDERHILL: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Cox Easter Sunday morning at the Gust Brendle home.

OCONTO FALLS: The installation of Vitaphone equipment has just been completed at the Grand Theater.

90 years ago • April 11, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO: Due to warm weather, heavy rainfall, and the melting snow, the banks of the Oconto River are overflowing. Low places are filled and basements are flooded, however danger from a general flood is not of concern.

LENA: A fire at the cheese factory owned by Adolph Duescher caused $5,000 worth of damage. The cause of the fire was determined to be due to defective wiring.

80 years ago • April 6, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

LENA: Members of the Lena Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Savior began breaking ground Monday for a new church.

OCONTO: A large number of folks attended the Smelt Carnival at Oconto over the weekend.

SAMPSON: Albert Krieser cut his arm with a saw while sawing wood at his home on Friday.

70 years ago • April 7, 1949 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shedore, who are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

OCONTO COUNTY: Thursday’s blizzard brought more snow to the community than we have had all winter.

60 years ago • April 9, 1959 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Marvin Giese, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Giese, was injured and hospitalized Friday evening when his car failed to negotiate a large sweeping curve, three miles northeast of Cecil on Highway 22.

DEGANTOWN: Dale Paulson has gone to the state of Oklahoma where he will now be stationed after a 10-day furlough.

50 years ago • April 10, 1969 • Times Herald

SURING: Rudolph Fisher, 75, died April 5 at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls after an illness of three months.

TOWNSEND: Norris Adams was the winner of the election on April 1.

LITTLE SUAMICO: Mrs. Ethel Krause has decided to retire as town clerk after serving for 33 years.

40 years ago • April 11, 1979 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Groundbreaking for Soulek Interiors’ new building was held last Wednesday.

TOWNSEND: Gwen Swanson was chosen one of the students chosen to spend several days at the Trees for Tomorrow Camp at Three Lakes in April.

SURING: A retired area farmer, Edgar Smoot, 75, died April 2 at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.

30 years ago • April 12, 1989 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Dr. Scott Liebl will engage in the practice of general surgery at Community Memorial Hospital and Oconto Hospital.

OCONTO: A first child, Justin Frederick, was born on March 4 to Brenda and Lyle Koppa Jr.

STILES: Vandalism was reported at the Stiles Rifle Range. A machine gun was used to damage snowmobile signs at the shooting range.

25 years ago • April 13, 1994 • Times Herald

MOUNTAIN: Jeffrey DeKeyser, 40, died Friday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay.

GILLETT: Irene Drake, chair of the Planning Committee, presented a plaque to Mayor Ray Lambrecht in honor of the 50th anniversary of the charter of the city of Gillett. The plaque lists the mayors and city clerks of the past 50 years.

OCONTO: Three-term mayor William Bake was defeated in Tuesday’s election by Dwaine Konshak, a local librarian.

20 years ago • April 7, 1999 • Times Herald

GILLETT: No one was seriously hurt when a Gillett Area Ambulance vehicle was involved in a collision in Green Bay while shuttling a patient late Saturday.

LAKEWOOD: Robbers attempted to steal cigarettes and the like from the Amoco station and load them into their car. As they tried to leave, Mike Flynn, D.J. Garrison and Tim Bohl apprehended them and waited for help to arrive.

OCONTO FALLS: The sale of city land to Luisier Well Drilling was approved, subject to some conditions agreed to by both parties, the city and Luisier.

10 years ago • April 8, 2009 • Times Herald

RIVERVIEW: Three men, brothers from Green Bay, were rescued April 2 after falling through ice on Grindle Lake in Riverview and spending at least 45 minutes in the frigid water.

SURING: Vern Schuettpelz and family have been busy for two weeks cooking down sap to make maple syrup, an operation that has been going on for three generations.

GILLETT: A 150-year-old barn containing a milking parlor and milkhouse, owned by Eric Engebretson and located on the Allen Engebretsen farm in the town of Gillett, was destroyed by fire March 31. Four area fire departments responded to the scene.

Compiled by Oconto Falls Community Library staff.