Years Gone By: June 19

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From Times Herald archives
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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • June 17, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

BAY SETTLEMENT: Lightning struck the Church of the Holy Cross on Sunday afternoon. One person was killed and 16 people were injured.

OCONTO FALLS: Dr. R.J. Goggins is the proud owner of a handsome Ford Roadster. The doctor has had in constant use since its purchase and has become quiet the driver.

100 years ago • June 20, 1919 • Farmer Herald

STILES JUNCTION: The work of brushing the extension of the road from Stiles Junction to this city is underway. This extension is a half-mile westward from the townline between Oconto Falls and Stiles across the Schiller farm to the McMillan road a quarter-mile north of the city limits.

OCONTO FALLS: John Lembcke has sold his farm in Section 14, Town of Oconto Falls, and will move his family to Oconto where he plans to reside in the future.

90 years ago • June 20, 1929 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: George Gaulke left for Pulaski where he is employed in a barber shop.

UNDERHILL: Ben Bergner is delivering mail on Route 2 while the regular carrier Dale Schumaker is on two-week vacation.

90 years ago • June 20, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

COLEMAN: Miss Stella VanVonderan, who has been attending Milwaukee Teacher’s College, has arrived home to her parents’ house Mr. and Mrs. N.A. VanVonderan for summer vacation.

SURING: Building his own funeral pyre and then climbing on it and shooting himself, Joseph Schroels, 50, farmer, committed suicide early last Monday morning. Schroels was in ill health and despondent over a crippling condition caused by a boar bite 15 years ago.

80 years ago • June 22, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

MORGAN: Funeral services for Konstantly Czekalski, who died early Friday morning as the result of a gunshot wound suffered at the hands of his son, Casimer, were held from the Flately Funeral Home Monday morning.

OCONTO FALLS: A group of relatives and friends assisted Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Tuttle in celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary last Thursday evening.

DEGANTOWN: Gust Raatz had the misfortune of getting five ribs broken.

70 years ago • June 16, 1949 • Oconto Falls Herald

ABRAMS: The Methodist Church in Oconto Falls was filled to capacity Tuesday afternoon for the funeral rites of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fye and their sons, Edwin and Robert. They were killed in a traffic accident on Friday. The Fyes were the parents of 18 children.

SPRUCE: A shower was given Miss Darlene Pagel and Mr. Erman Treptow at the Spruce Ballroom on Sunday evening. The couple will be married June 25.

KELLY LAKE: Mr. Clifford Hodgins landed a 20-pound northern last week.

60 years ago • June 18, 1959 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Al Gauthier handed the keys of the gas truck to George Malcomson. Gauthier retired after 33 years selling Mobil products and Malcomson took over the bulk plant and route.

OCONTO FALLS: Mavis Gilbertson has graduated from the Green Bay accredited school of beauty culture.

GILLETT: Sally Arverson became Mrs. Robert Hunt at Maple Valley Community Church on May 30.

50 years ago • June 20, 1969 • Times Herald

GILLETT: The Land Committee of Menominee Enterprises Inc. recommended that the Mishoqual Lake Beach be restricted to use of the Menominees. As a result, the Menominee Committee has refused authorization for the Gillett School District to use a 200-foot section of the beach for swimming classes.

UNDERHILL: A number of property owners in the Town of Underhill are filing a formal objection with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to a pending application made by Menominee Enterprises Inc. and N.E. Isaacson and Associates for permission to build a dam on the Pywaosit Lake Outlet of Linzy Creek in Menominee County.

GILLETT: Neil Albert Piepenburg was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church on June 5.

40 years ago • June 20, 1979 • Times Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: The combination of 4-6 inches of rain in half an hour and a mid-morning tornado caused damage in central Oconto county estimated at over $2 million.

PULCIFER: John Smits, 17, of Rt. 4, DePere, drowned Thursday afternoon, June 14, on the Oconto River after being washed over the small dam at Pulcifer in the town of Green Valley, Shawano County.

LENA: A 25-year-old Lena resident, Leonard Magree Jr., was killed about 2:15 a.m. June 15 when a car he was driving collided with a semi-trailer truck at U.S. Highway 141 and County Road A in downtown Lena.

30 years ago • June 21, 1989 • Times Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: Over 4,000 people enjoyed Breakfast on the Farm on Sunday, June 18, hosted by the William and Donna Delzer family.

CECIL: Marine Pvt. Kelly Christensen has completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

OCONTO FALLS: Friends, relatives and neighbors helped to surprise Method and Joyce Vizelka in a celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary, Saturday, June 17, at the Spruce Ballroom.

25 years ago • June 22, 1994 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Louis Olson is the eighth member of Fitchburg-Madison Troop 170 to reach the rank of Eagle.

GILLETT: Neil Paholke, 56, formerly of Andrews, Texas, died suddenly on Friday evening, June 17.

SURING: Shane Madison was the 1994 valedictorian for Suring High School.

20 years ago • June 16, 1999 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Cora and Ollie Boerst have been chosen as the grand marshals of the Gillett Fourth of July parade.

ABRAMS: With an eagerness that was hard to conceal, the Abrams Land Use Planning Commission gladly accepted resident Robert Schneider as its new secretary.

SURING: Cathedral Pines Golf Club is the new name of the former Maple Valley Golf Course in Suring.

10 years ago • June 17, 2009 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Ingrid Nelson, formerly of Oconto Falls and now of Lake Mills, will appear on the game show “Jeopardy!” to be aired Friday, June 19.

GILLETT: Gillett School District Administrator Stuart Rivard is set to retire at the end of June after being involved in education in Gillett for 25 years.

OCONTO FALLS: Can Crusher, an Oconto Falls recycling business, is facing possible suspension of its conditional use permit after three years of consternation between the business and the city. The recycling company had a strong show of support for continued operation at the City Council meeting June 9.

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