Years Gone By: July 10

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Oconto Falls Community Library staff

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

OCONTO FALLS: NOXIOUS WEED NOTICE - Notice is hereby given to the owners and Occupants of property in the Village of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, that unless said owners or Occupants comply with the requirements of Section 1, Chapter 424, Laws of 1901, and destroy all noxious weeds upon their property or in the streets and alleys adjoining said property, the said owners or occupants will be prosecuted as the law directs. E. J. MARCOUILLER, President.

OCONTO COUNTY: Miss Nellie McDonald, county superintendent of schools, will hold the regular summer examination for applicants for teachers’ certificates in the high school building in Oconto Falls on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 23, 24, 25 and 26.

100 years ago • July 11, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in the case of John and Felix Sturich who stole the Ray Shores car, but the hearing was adjourned by judge until next Tuesday on account of important witnesses not being present.

OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Joseph Maurer this morning received a letter from the General Headquarters of the French Armies of the East. The letter contained an enclosure of Croix de Guerre awarded to the late Sgt. Roland St. Louis of the U.S. Marines, a brother of Mrs. Maurer and a nephew of the Rev. Father Tileriell of Green Bay, formerly of Marinette.

90 years ago • July 11, 1929 • Gillett Times

GILLETT: NOTICE TO PARENTS - In case your children are injured on our premises or chasing our trucks, we will assume no liability. Gillett Canning Company.

LENA: Dr. Frank Hollow, Milwaukee, and Miss Helen Gronert his traveling companion were injured in a car accident. Dr. Hollow, apparently driving while intoxicated, was trying to pass a car driven by J.M. Kyles, and crashed into him not realizing he was not fully passed.

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

WAUSAUKEE: While taking off at Wausaukee, Edward Bruso, commercial pilot and stunt flyer, was injured when his plane collided with a telephone wire and crashed on the Christ Farm Field, before a large crowd attending the Fourth of July celebration at Wausaukee at 8:20 a.m.

OCONTO FALLS: The Falls Canning Company will start canning beans about July 20, according to C.P. Sampson, general superintendent. The company cans beans, beets and corn. It will can 200 acres of beans this season, 300 acres of sweet corn and 40 acres of beets.

80 years ago • July 13, 1939 • Oconto Falls Herald

KLONDIKE: Announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Hannah Hooper of Klondike and George Jorgensen of Suring.

SPRUCE: John Rabas Jr. is confined to his home with a seriously injured arm, which he sustained on a rip saw at the John Hyland home.

LENA: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Beyer of Lena, R2, on July 10.

70 years ago • July 14, 1949 • Gillett Times

SURING: Chester Kemke of Suring had the misfortune to get his hand caught in the apron of the idle gear of a silo cutter on July 8.

TOWNSEND: Adolph Krumpis, who is stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, arrived home Tuesday to spend his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Krumpis Sr.

60 years ago • July 9, 1959 • Times Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The body of Ray Nelson, 58, was found on Saturday afternoon 3½ miles southeast of Mountain on the bank of the Little Waupee River. Ray had been trout fishing on the stream and apparently died of a heart attack.

LENA: Mrs. James Bruskiewicz, 39, of R1, Lena, was accidentally wounded Friday afternoon in a gun accident. She was injured when a gun she was taking from a wall discharged.

ABRAMS: The farm home of John Nowak was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The blaze is believed to have started in the garage adjoining the house.

50 years ago • July 10, 1969 • Times Herald

GILLETT: Pfc. David Mittag has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal of Heroism in action on April 26, 1969, in the Republic of Vietnam.

MORGAN: Three hundred pounds of dynamite was used to blow up the 52-year-old bridge on County Road C to make way for a longer, wider one.

GILLETT: Glenn Smoot enjoyed a Fourth of July extra when old service buddy Sam Parnell of Cleveland, Ohio, paid a surprise visit. Both served in the 28th Division of the 110th Infantry ETO and had been in contact with each other since their discharge from the Army.

40 years ago • July 11, 1979 • Times Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: Nancy VanRite slowed her car to avoid hitting a deer and was struck from behind by a car driven by Kenneth Evers. A third auto driven by Richard Ermis Jr. also hit the rear of the VanRite vehicle, which then went into a skid and burst into flames.

OCONTO COUNTY: A three-car accident occured as the railroad company was making a routine check of the warning lights in the Town of Stiles. When the lights went on a the railroad crossing, Patricia Laft quickly stopped her car and was struck in the rear by the two vehicles behind her.

ABRAMS: Loretta Leja received a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

30 years ago • July 12, 1989 • Times Herald

SURING: John Lanser, 94, County Road R, Suring, died July 1 at Woodland Village in Suring.

OCONTO FALLS: Anne Funderburg received the Teacher of the Year award from Doug Allen, Oconto Falls School Board president.

GILLETT: Michael Block, 23, received a minor injury Friday, June 30, when the truck he was driving left Elm Lane Road at County Trunk A in the town of Little River. The truck entered a ditch and overturned.

25 years ago • July 13, 1994 • Times Herald

OCONTO: Bruce VanCampenhout, 33, Pulaski, became Oconto County’s sixth traffic fatality of the year as the result of a one-vehicle accident on County Road S in Chase.

GILLETT: The small animal building for poultry and rabbit exhibits will be completed for exhibit use for the 1994 fair.

OCONTO: Hallie Newlun, 75, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 9, at his home.

20 years ago • July 7, 1999 • 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.

10 years ago • July 8, 2009 • Times Herald

GILLETT: The Gillett Baptist Church will celebrate 100 years in the community Sunday.

OCONTO FALLS: Lee Rymer, Oconto Falls, was elected in June to a three-year term as president of the County Mutual Insurance Corporation Board. He has 24 years experience on the County Board, 12 of those as chairman.

OCONTO FALLS: The projection of state aid for the Oconto Falls School District for the next year is down about 5 percent, a reduction of $663,081.

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