Years Gone By: July 3

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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

110 years ago • July 1, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

MORGAN: Grand Dance to be held at Evergreen Resort on Saturday, July 3, to celebrate the glorious Fourth. Music by Brookside Orchestra. Barn and check room free. Tickets 50 cents; lunch served in the hall. All are invited.

OCONTO FALLS: There were no arguments last Saturday in the Pelkey-McDonald election case, as Attorney P.A. Martineau, of Marinette, attorney for the plaintiff, had served an amended complaint on the attorney for the defendant, A.V. Classon. The case will not be heard until August.

100 years ago • July 4, 1919 • Farmer Herald

STILES JUNCTION: Bert Bacon of this city met a grisly end late Saturday night. He came to the Junction in search of whisky and was offered brandy instead. Sometime during the night he fell asleep on the tracks and was hit by a logger train.

OCONTO FALLS: On Tuesday afternoon the thermometer in front of the Saunders Hotel registered 91 degrees, and it was in the shade, too.

90 years ago • July 4, 1929 • Gillett Times

OCONTO: James H. Gudden, 124 Duncan Ave. of Oconto, brakeman on the C.&N.W. Railway, was painfully injured yesterday morning while working around a freight car here. Gudden opened a freight car door and an iron wheel fell out of the door, striking him across the right foot. He was brought to the Oconto Hospital where Dr. E.A. Linger found four of the toes were badly injured. Mr. Gudden will be confined to the hospital for a time.

OCONTO COUNTY: In order to avoid striking another car on Highway 22, Richard Karstadt, while driving down Horseshoe Hill on County Trunk C, turned his car sharply aside and struck a telephone pole Sunday afternoon. The other occupants of the car were Mrs. R. Karstadt, who sustained a broken leg and was taken to a Green Bay hospital, and Mr. and Mrs. Tromp, who received minor hurts.

90 years ago • July 4, 1929 • Oconto Falls Herald

LENA: Miss Clara Nelson and Joseph Senn, Jr. were united in matrimony on Saturday morning, the ceremony being performed at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Oconto Falls.

GILLETT: Kenneth G., the 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Young of the Town of Gillett, died at the Oconto Falls City Hospital last Friday, death resulting from blood poisoning.

80 years ago • June 29, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: It was foggy and both drivers failed to see the other car. Death was instant for Mrs. Ewald Rusch and Mrs. Harold Bartlett; Norbert Coopman lived about 26 hours after the accident. Harold Bartlett, Ewald Rusch, and Miss Maxine Wilson were injured in the car accident.

STILES: James McCurdie (a man who knows and loves the woods) and his men planted 268,000 Norway Pines; 227,600 Jack Pines; 10,000 Spruce; 3,300 Norways transplanted on 424 acres this spring. During the past three years about 700 acres of the 7,000 in the Machickanee Forest have been planted with about a million trees.

OCONTO: Southern Oconto County Sportsmen’s Clubs started on their 1939 pheasant-raising program when 1,250 day-old pheasant chicks were received from the state farm at Poynette and distributed to the five clubs prepared to raise them.

70 years ago • June 30, 1949 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: Last rites were held for Mrs. Anker Rudie, 32, who died following childbirth, and also for her infant son.

MOUNTAIN: Happy Helen has sold her tavern at Mountain and recently purchased the Badger Club located on beautiful Gillett Lake.

60 years ago • July 2, 1959 • Times Herald

GILLETT: On Sunday, June 28, a number of relatives and friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schulttpelz at their home, it being their 50th wedding anniversary.

UNDERHILL: August Riegert, 89, died early Monday at his home after an illness of nine months. From 1932 to 1944, Mr. Riegert operated a feed mill at Underhill before retiring.

SURING: Donald Lonzo, Suring, has recently completed his training in shoe repairing at the Milwaukee Vocational School. Lonzo now does shoe repairing at Rabes Shoe Store in Suring.

50 years ago • July 3, 1969 • Times Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: The weatherman has been all but fair during the month of June. This year will be one of the coolest on record and the most rainfall during a single week of that month.

OCONTO: A 16-year-old Little Suamico youth escaped injury when his car left a town of Pensaukee road, rolled over and came to rest on its top in a water-filled ditch. The youth claimed to have lost control when the vehicle struck water on the roadway.

OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Agnes Vizelka, 82, passed away Monday, June. 23. She lived in the town of Spruce.

40 years ago • July 4, 1979 • Times Herald

MOUNTAIN: Elmer Holmes, 90, burned to death in a fire at his mobile home in Mountain on Saturday evening, June 30.

SURING: Kenneth Babicky recently completed training at the Wisconsin School of Electronics, Madison, and received a Certificate of Proficiency as an Electronic Technician.

LENA: The University of Wisconsin-River Falls announced that Paul Yatso Jr. has made the dean’s list.

30 years ago • July 5, 1989 • Times Herald

GILLETT: The Gillett Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Orland D. McCollum as superintendent of schools.

GILLETT: On June 19, 1929, Elda Uecker became the bride of Fred Schneider. A celebration in honor of the occasion was held at the Gillett Legion Hall.

LENA: Rosalie Murphy, a physician’s assistant, will join the staff of Oconto Memorial Hospital.

25 years ago • July 7, 1994 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Widely read as “Cousin Cynthia” in the Oconto County Times Herald, Nell Dorst Shellman, 101, patriotic preacher and instinctive newspaper woman, died on the Fourth of July at the Wisconsin Veterans Home near Waupaca.

LITTLE SUAMICO: A car driven by Anthony P. Everard, 18, Green Bay, struck a northbound train on Rost Road in the town of Little Suamico.

SOBIESKI: Jacob Pasterski has been recognized as an outstanding student in art and design at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

20 years ago • June 30, 1999 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Lydia Greetan, along with her family, visited Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells on May 24 and received the Wisconsin Policeman’s Association 1999 Youth Award for her act of heroism on March 27, 1998, when she got her two brothers and dog out of their burning home.

GILLETT: Cheryl Lambrecht, of Gillett, has opened a massage office on Main Street where she is offering Swedish, relaxation, therapeutic and lymph massage.

OCONTO COUNTY: Tom Kussow has been named to replace his wife, Beverly, on the Oconto County Board of Supervisors after Beverly’s death earlier in the month.

10 years ago • July 1, 2009 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Wolf River Media, parent company of the Oconto County Times Herald and The Bonus, announced the appointment of Joan Koehne as managing editor of the Times Herald.

OCONTO COUNTY : Amanda Tolzman, daughter of Shector and Amy Lisowe, of Gillett, was named 2009 Fairest of the Fair on Sunday night. Stephanie Styczynski, daughter of Jerry and Lory Styczynski, of Coleman, is runner-up.

OCONTO COUNTY: The Oconto County Board of Supervisors adopted a comprehensive plan for the county after working with Bay-Lakes Regional Planning Commission since 2006.