Years Gone By: May 15

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110 years ago • May 13, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A cow owned by Adolph Jesse developed a case of rabies. It seems that this cow was the first recorded case of a cow getting rabies in the area.

OCONTO FALLS: The Soo Line is looking to building a line from Chicago to north, and Oconto Falls may be included in the new route.

100 years ago • May. 16, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO: Dr. Clarke is planning to open the hospital again as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made. He plans on hiring a housekeeper and several nurses in order to open the hospital.

STILES: Pioneer residents of the county, Mr. and Mrs. James Bedore celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The day started with services at St. Patrick’s and ended with a Grand March in the Hall.

90 years ago • May 16, 1929 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: Miss Helen Kitzman, Town of Gillett, is one of the Miss Wisconsin Contest winners chosen by the audiences at Fox-Midwesco Neighborhood theaters of Milwaukee.

GILLETT: The steel girders arrived Tuesday for the Gillett Pavilion, which is now under construction, and it is thought that in about two weeks the pavilion will be nearing completion.

90 years ago • May 16, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

CHAIN OF LAKES: While A.G. Sack and Philip Spies were installing a telephone at the home of Joseph Holman, children of his neighbor discovered that a cow had fallen down a well. The men, as well a wrecker from a Laona garage rescued the cow.

OCONTO FALLS: Renovation work on the post office is now completed and is one of the handsomest post office in the area.

80 years ago • May 18, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Announcement has been made by the Flately Funeral and Furniture that Raymond J. LaFave of Iron Mountain, Michigan has joined them in the capacity of salesman and funeral director.

COLEMAN: Claude Coy has assumed temporary management of the Cash Way Store at Coleman this week.

KELLY LAKE: William Broetzman was seriously hurt at his home Monday afternoon by a bull. His face was injured and three ribs broken.

70 years ago • May 12, 1949 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO: Johnny Crooks of Oconto has purchased the funeral home business of the Flately Funeral Home.

GILLETT: Funeral services for Henry Wolske, 37, who died at the Oconto Falls Hospital Thursday afternoon were held at the Kuehl Funeral Parlors, Gillett. Wolske was injured Wednesday near his home while riding a motorbike.

OCONTO FALLS: Mr. and Mrs. Merle Kratz of Oconto Falls are the parents of a daughter born at St. Mary’s hospital this week.

60 years ago • May 14, 1959 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Curt Strehblow, Gillett High School senior, won first place in the major woods division and also the grand prize of the 1959 student craftsman’s fair held at Stout State College in Menomonie recently.

MOUNTAIN: Miss Sandra Barke became the bride of Robert Wanner at Tabor Lutheran Church, Mountain, on Saturday, May 2.

SURING: The heavy wind storm and rain on Tuesday night, May 5, caused heavy damage to the barn on the W. McDermott farm located on Highway 32, south of Suring.

50 years ago • May 15, 1969 • Times Herald

GILLETT: People of the city of Gillett were shocked and saddened by the death of their Mayor A.E. Hanstedt and his wife Marie in a Shawano county accident on Highway 26, Monday afternoon.

OCONTO FALLS: Jim Digeldien, Bonduel, will be the owner and manager of Jim’s Paneling and Plywood Center, which is located on Highway 22 west of Oconto Falls.

LENA: Clarence Blahnik, 73, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 10 while trout fishing on Homes Creek, Marinette County.

40 years ago • May 15, 1979 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A former Oconto tavern owner, Otto Sladek, 74, died of an apparent heart attack following a minor car accident.

SURING: Mary Giese and Stephen Schuettpelz were united in marriage on May 12.

ABRAMS: Andrew and Mary Machurik celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on May 10. Andrew said of their 59 years together, “We never had any fights, only a few strong arguments.”

30 years ago • May 17, 1989 • Times Herald

ABRAMS: Regina Ann Monette and William Lawrence Durkin exchanged marriage vows on April 15 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Green Bay.

GILLETT: Ryan David was born May 2 to David and Rosalind Binkowski. Ryan weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

OCONTO COUNTY: One acre burned at White Potato Lake. The fire was started by a campfire.

25 years ago • May 18, 1994 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls School Board made solid progress at Monday’s meeting toward setting up a fall referendum for the building of a new elementary school in Oconto Falls and doubling the size of Abrams School.

GILLETT: Both the chamber choir and the jazz choir from Gillett High School took first place in their respective categories at the City of the Lakes National Music Festival recently held in Minneapolis.

GILLETT: Michael J. Anderson, 11, son of Ronald and Lori Anderson, Gillett, died of internal injuries after a bicycle accident Saturday on private property.

20 years ago • May 12, 1999 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Oconto Falls Elementary School teacher Joanne Radzinski is resigning her position as second-grade teacher after 34 years of service to the district.

OCONTO FALLS: The Community Memorial Hospital has a new high-tech bath, the “Freedom Bath” for use on the medical/surgical unit of the hospital, thanks to the generosity of the Ralph Lemorande family.

OCONTO FALLS: Eight people, including several teachers and the press, attended the special school district meeting Monday night, along with the School Board, administrator and secretary. The group, by voice vote, passed the resolution establishing a capital sinking fund from the proceeds of the sale of the Little Suamico School.

10 years ago • May 13, 2009 • Times Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: While the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, formerly known as “swine flu,” continues to spread around the globe, Oconto County has had no confirmed, probable or suspect cases.

OCONTO FALLS: The Oconto Falls High School Student Council was awarded the 2009 National Gold Council of Excellence honor from the National Association of Student Councils.

OCONTO FALLS: Holly Carlson and Bradley Beaumier were recipients of the 2009 Herb Kohl Scholarship and received certificates from the Oconto Falls School Board.

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