Years Gone By: May 8

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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • May 6, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: In a mock trial held at the high school, Ernest Desreumaux was found guilty of stealing a young lady’s lunch, but he was given a suspended sentence citing his good behavior. It was an entertaining lesson in what happens in a courtroom.

OCONTO FALLS: Marshall Lemonrande went around the city and shoveled off the snow off the catch basins. This proved to be helpful when the thaw happened and there were no reports of flooding.

100 years ago • May. 9, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: SERVICES IN ENGLISH - All the services at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church next Sunday, May 11, will be conducted in English. A cordial welcome extended to all to attend these services, Rev. H. Srugies, Pastor.

PULASKI: Brown County acquired 480 acres May 1, valued at $3,225, in the village of Pulaski, Shawano and Oconto counties. The property became a part of Brown County by act of the Legislature. The major portion of the business district of Pulaski is included. The village was peculiarly situated. as a part was in Brown, a part in Shawano and a part in Oconto county. In no other spot in the state did such a condition exist.

90 years ago • May 9, 1929 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: Anna Ratz was found dead in a blueberry marsh Mon. afternoon. She had left the house earlier that day and family thought she was going to the home of her daughter. When she did not arrive, the family searched for her and found the body.

GILLETT: Brass and a number of other goods stolen from the Northern Manufacturing Company on April 30. Suspicion fell on Gust Maltzahn, and he is currently sitting in county jail.

90 years ago • May 9, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: At the first meeting of the City of Oconto Falls, the City Council voted to allocate $500 for the Volunteer Fire Department.

LENA: Arthur Lardinois home was burned to the ground. The cause was thought to be from sparks coming out of the chimney.

80 years ago • May 4, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The formal opening of the Falls Restaurant will be held Sunday, May 7, in their new location in the building next to the Hotel Saunders. Ray Luedtke is the proprietor.

SPRUCE: William Steffel moved his saw machine to the Steve Svejada farm.

KRAKOW: Mr. and Mrs. John Jozefiak of Krakow announce the birth of a baby girl on May 3.

70 years ago • May 5, 1949 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Marion Jacobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Jacobson, Oconto Falls, has been selected to attend Badger Girls at the University of Wisconsin June 21 to 28.

DEGANTOWN: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heaney and children attended a birthday party on little Judy McMahon at Hickory on Sunday afternoon.

60 years ago • May 7, 1959 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Filpiak, residents of this city celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday with a family reunion of children and grandchildren with a 7 o’clock dinner at the Dutch Oven.

GILLETT: Judy Hearley was the winner of the John Philip Sousa band award this year at the Gillett High School.

50 years ago • May 8, 1969 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Wayne Strei, Nancy Townsend, and Mary Dirks, all representing Gillett High School received A ratings at the State Forensics Contest held in Madison on April 25 and 26.

GILLETT: Mrs. Herman Gandt, 42, died early Thursday at a Green Bay hospital of injuries suffered in a tractor accident at 8 p.m. Wednesday. She was the mother of eight children.

40 years ago • May 8, 1979 • Times Herald

OCONTO: Residents in the southeast area of the city of Oconto were without power for three hours Saturday, May 5, when a car driven by James Clarke struck a power pole on Collins Ave.

MOUNTAIN: Up to seven inches of snow was reported Saturday morning in northern parts of Oconto County.

30 years ago • May 10, 1989 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Fire was discovered at TMJ’s Supermarket at approximately 6:20 a.m. May 9. Forty-five firefighters from the city of Gillett, town of Gillett, Suring and town of Green Valley fought the blaze.

OCONTO FALLS: John Brown Inc. announces that its Egan Machinery Division has purchased assets of Hays Technology Systems Inc. in Oconto Falls.

OCONTO: About 50 protesters marched at the Oconto County Courthouse in a last-ditch effort to stop a proposed landfill in the Machickanee Forest.

25 years ago • May 11, 1994 • Times Herald

KELLY LAKE: Shannon Sellen, 1993 Dairyland Queen for Oconto County, crowned the 1994 Dairy Queen, Julie Graef, of Lena, on Wednesday, May 4, at the Holiday Inn.

POUND: Melvin Kostreva, 66, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 4, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.

GILLETT: A vehicle driven by Faron Schroeder, 26, Gillett, struck a calf on County Road R in the town of Gillett on April 28.

20 years ago • May 5, 1999 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Diann Weier is coming to Gillett and will open a new business. She will have a quilt shop in the old drug store on Main Street.

OCONTO FALLS: Mark Hansen is to be congratulated on his second hole-in-one at the River Island Golf Course.

LENA: The Lena School Board welcomed Joyce Swedal as Lena’s new 5K-12 principal.

10 years ago • May 6, 2009 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Community Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a grant by the Universal Service Fund for highly advanced audio/video telemedicine equipment to make it possible for prescriptions to be filled remotely at the CMH Primary Clinics. The Gillett and Mountain dispensing sites are the first of their type in the state.

OCONTO COUNTY: Oconto County District Attorney Jay Conley does not plan to file animal abuse charges in connection with the finding of two dead horses off a trail in the Machickanee Forest on March 22. He intends to prosecute the persons responsible for dumping in a public place.

OCONTO FALLS: Bradley Beaumier of Oconto Falls High School was recently presented with the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.

Compiled by Oconto Falls Community Library staff.