Years Gone By: Jan. 16

110 years ago • Jan. 14, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: LOST - A leather pocket book, during the past week, containing several notes. The finder will receive a reward by returning the same to The Herald Office, Oconto Falls, Wis.

OCONTO FALLS: Mary McGarvey, Pearl Laughlin and Ruby Wells have returned to school after the past week’s absence due to illness.

100 years ago • Jan. 17, 1919 • Farmer Herald

LENA: Sold His Farm - Peter Peetz has sold his farm in the town of Lena and will move his family to Oconto to reside in the E.J Balza house on Superior avenue.

OCONTO FALLS: A special village wide meeting was held at the High School gym Monday night to discuss the prospect of free mail delivery in the village. The village board wanted to talk about it with the village before issuing its opinion.

90 years ago • Jan. 10, 1929 • Gillett Times


Years Gone By: Jan. 9

110 years ago • Jan. 7, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A grand dance for the benefit of Hose Company Number 1, will be given in Music Hall, Oconto Falls, on Jan. 29. Music by Prof. Hall’s orchestra. Tickets 50 cents, proceeds are for the benefit of Hose Company Number 1.

OCONTO FALLS: The Bijou Theatre will be closed until further notice. This step has been made necessary due to certain conditions. The Bijou has provided entertainment for many years and the locals are sad to see it closed.

100 years ago • Jan. 10, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: $20,000 has been appropriated for construction on the road between Oconto Falls and Oconto. The bad turn at the town line between Stiles and Oconto Falls will be eliminated by cutting through from that point straight west to the center.


Red Arrow DNR safety class graduates 16 students

Students and instructors pose for a group photo during the Snowmobile Safety Course held at the Townsend Town Hall on Oct. 27-28. Sixteen students of all ages graduated from the course. (Contributed photo)

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club held a DNR snowmobile safety course Oct. 27-28 at the Townsend Town Hall and attracted students of all ages.

Lead instructor Larry Westphal and instructor Carl Christensen led the two-day course and said they were very pleased with the attention of the students. DNR Conservation Warden Paul Hartrick spoke to the class about regulations and safety issues.

The students who passed the exam and received their riding certification were Chelsey Annfrancis, Ella Baumgart, Ashley Charapata, Randay Charapata, Greggory Koepp, Emily Koepp, Justin Lishka, Morgan Metzler, Joseph Miller, Brody Nelson, Greggery O’Connor, Blake Radish, Cade Radish, Tyler Sprink, Morgan Van Eperen and Azia Zwart.


Master Gardeners hold annual meeting

Linda Warren receives her award for 5,000 hours of service at the annual meeting of Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association. (Contributed photo)

The annual meeting of the Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association was held at Little River Country Club in Marinette on Dec. 12. The slate of officers elected for 2019 are: Jill Ruess, president; Tara Votis, vice president; Barb Swan, secretary; Viki Palid, treasurer; and directors-at-large Ed Draze, Dorothy Sadowski and Tim Limberg.

Linda Warren provided a pictorial program about the developmental history of Harmony Arboretum, which had small beginnings in 1971 with the allocation of a 2-acre plot on County Road E by Marinette County. Through the efforts of many master gardener volunteers, it has become a popular site for families and tourists living in or visiting the Marinette County area.


Years Gone By: Dec. 26

110 years ago • Dec. 24, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: James K. Volk, passed away unexpectedly at his home from heart failure. He was one of the pioneers of Oconto Falls, having resided in the area for 51 years.

SURING: Charles Mead reported that a 3-year-old red-and-white heifer strayed onto his property. He requests that the owner come forward and remove the animal otherwise he will sell the animal in accordance to the law.

100 years ago • Dec. 27, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO: Wesley William Bolen was wounded on Oct. 11 and was in hospital; however, after he entered the hospital he contracted pneumonia and passed away.

OCONTO FALLS: Joseph Sippel was released from a German Prisoner of War Camp on Nov. 22. He had been detained for 11 days without food.

90 years ago • Dec. 20, 1928 • Gillett Times


Years Gone By: Dec. 18

110 years ago • Dec. 17, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald
BREED: William Flynn, of Breed, charged by a coroner’s jury with manslaughter by having caused the death of an Indian, was arrested on the advice of District Attorney Chase. His hearing was set for Dec. 29, and he was released on $2,000 bail.
OCONTO FALLS: William Chilson cut his foot severely last Saturday while splitting some wood for the household when the axe glanced and entered his foot. He has been laid up since, but will soon be able to be around again.
100 years ago • Dec. 20, 1918 • Farmer Herald
OCONTO FALLS: A telegraph was received announcing that Paul Grunert has been severely wounded on Oct. 20. He is 28 and the son of Paul Grunert.
GILLETT: Fred Fisher, of Gillett, conservation warden, was in town Wednesday on business. Mr. Fisher says there were not many violations of the game laws during the present season and especially during the open period for hunting deer.


10th annual Christmas cantata features ecumenical choir

The 2018 Christmas cantata featuring an ecumenical choir is the 10th annual celebration of Christmas in cantata form at St. John’s Lutheran Church (“The Clock Church”), 101 W. Main St., Gillett. The first cantata was performed four times on one Sunday in 2008 and was 25 minutes long. It featured about 15 performers.

This year’s selection is called “Then Came the Light … the Love … the Life …”

Created and arranged by Derric Johnson, who wrote the Christmas cantata performed last Christmas season, “Then Came the Light” captures the wonder of the Christmas story, offering an opportunity to take part in this ancient story and experience how it is still moving today. It celebrates the wonder of Jesus’ eternal light as the songs of the season make room for the transforming miracle of Christ’s birth.


Hospital partners schedule bake sale, raffle

The Partners of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital are holding their annual bake sale and raffle from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls.

This event is open to the public. Enter through the main doors, where the flag pole is located, and the sale is just inside on the left. Organizers promise “lots of goodies to purchase and chances to win some adorable prizes.”

All proceeds benefit patient care at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.


New place, weekday for Gillett blood drive

The next American Red Cross for the Gillett area is scheduled for noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at a new location: the Gillett Town Hall, 10908 Town Hall Road, Gillett. Refreshments will be provided.

For an appointment, call Cora at 920-855-2304. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required to check in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger may also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


Hospital seeks supporters for Love Lights

The Partners of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital will hold its annual Love Lights, an annual Christmas fundraiser.

Love Lights offers people the opportunity to purchase a light in memory of a loved one, which is placed on a Christmas tree located in the main lobby area of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. The names the lights shine for are also displayed next to the tree throughout the holiday season.

A blessing of the Love Lights and tree will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 18, at the hospital, 855 S. Main St. in Oconto Falls, with a social to follow.

Proceeds from Love Lights will benefit various health-care improvements at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, which is part of a not-for-profit, Catholic-based health care system. Lights can be purchased on behalf of an individual ($5); families up to six people ($25); or sponsored by a business or organization ($50).


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