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Tue
16
Jul

Years Gone By: July 17

110 years ago • July 15, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Mrs. Frank Trudell had a narrow escape from very serious injury Monday morning. While doing the family washing, she put a cupful of gasoline into a pail upon which she poured a quantity of boiling water. Immediately the whole top of the stove was a mass of flame. In removing the pail, considerable of the burning fluid fell on her arms and burned the lady severely, but she managed to get it outside and extinguished without other injury.

OCONTO FALLS: Dr. R. J. Goggins, who left Saturday with his family on an automobile trip to Appleton, Chilton and Milwaukee, made the first stage, from Oconto Falls to Appleton, in just three hours and 15 minutes, including stops. Considering the sandy condition of some of the roads, the time was good. He is driving a Ford machine.

100 years ago • July 18, 1919 • Farmer Herald

Tue
16
Jul

‘Sister Act’ cast announced

Phoenix Players Inc. has announce the cast of its first production to be staged in Oconto Falls, “Sister Act.”

The show, which is sponsored in part by NEW Credit Union, is being directed by Brandon Byng and is scheduled to run Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 16-18 at the Falls Area Performing Arts Center at Oconto Falls High School, 210 N. Farm Road, Oconto Falls. The musical is based on the 1992 hit movie of the same name.

Playing the role of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, later in disguise as Sister Mary Clarence, will be Tara Huber. Brandon Byng will play the role of the uptight Mother Superior. A flock of singing and dancing nuns will be portrayed by Lilly Wisnefske (Sister Mary Robert), Maribeth Weidner (Sister Mary Patrick), Amanda Hein (Sister Mary Lazarus), Ashley Borman (Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours), Staci Hess Carper (Sister Mary Theresa) and Nicole Kirschner (Nun).

Tue
09
Jul

Lakewood primed for Mardi Gras


The softball tournament is one of the centerpieces of Lakewood's annual Mardi Gras every July.

The 65th annual Lakewood Mardi Gras kicks off Friday, continuing a tradition that began in the summer of 1955.

The event, sponsored by the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce, has undergone many changes through the years, and this year will again see some changes, the most significant being that there will be no carnival on the grounds, but a full slate of events is scheduled.

Friday features include free Party House bounce houses for the kids starting at 5 p.m. For the third year in a row, the human foosball competition will be held at the event grounds, with organization at about 5 p.m. and the first game tentatively scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The bar and concessions will be open and entertainment on Friday night will be provided by the band “A-Town Unplugged” from 7-11 p.m.

Tue
09
Jul

Oconto County Teen Court seeks teen panelists

Are you entering grades 9-12 and wanting to make a difference in your community while meeting other teens from all over Oconto County? Would you like meaningful experience to list on a resume or college application?

Oconto County Teen Court meets once a month to hear cases of first-time youth offenders who commit misdemeanor crimes. Panel members from throughout the county work as a team to decide on sanctions for offending peers. Training is provided. Applicants should be in grades 9-12 for the 2019-20 school year.

Applications for Teen Court will be available at all public high schools throughout Oconto County and the University of Wisconsn-Extension Office (third floor, Building A, Oconto County Courthouse, 301 Washington St., Oconto) or print one from the Extension website at https://oconto.extension.wisc.edu.

Tue
09
Jul

Years Gone By: July 10

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

Tue
02
Jul

Leadership program ready for 2019-20 applicants

The Steering Committee for Leadership Oconto County (LOC) announces that its 2018-2019 program is ready to receive applications.

Similar to programs in neighboring Shawano and Brown counties, LOC consists of nine all-day sessions meeting monthly September thru May.

Each day’s events, meeting around the county, will focus on one or more topics including personality assessment, public speaking, health and wellness, education, economic development, local and state government, diversity in county population, natural resources, tourism, and community engagement. Participants will complete a group project that addresses a community need.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to sponsor an individual at a cost of $600 per person which covers all expenses (registration, materials, meals and bus transportation). A limited number of scholarships are available.

Tue
02
Jul

Years Gone By: July 3

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.

Wed
26
Jun

July 26-27 Clean Sweep details announced

As people do spring cleaning of their garages, barns and shops, don’t be too hasty to dispose of hazardous chemicals on your own. The county may be able to accept them for free or a reduced disposal fee.

Oconto County Land and Water Resource Department and the Oconto County Extension office have teamed up with Marinette County Land Information Department and Extension office to offer a grant-funded Household and Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep Program on July 26-27.

Households free of charge, and businesses, schools, churches, emergency services, and municipalities can save on contracted fees of the waste hauler and will just need to register as a VSQG (Very Small Quantity Generator) and a determination will be made on the final disposal costs, but they may be eligible for up to a 50% cost reduction on hazardous agricultural chemicals.

Wed
26
Jun

Years Gone By: June 26

110 years ago • June 24, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Dr. Bell, of Fond du Lac, has decided to locate in Oconto Falls for the practice of dentistry. He has leased rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Goddard in the bank building. Dr. Bell is a comparatively young man of the modern school, with sufficient experience to enable him “to handle all kinds of work in his profession.” He will be here July 1.

OCONTO COUNTY: SEARCHING FOR A WIFE - Am mining man, 34 years old, never married, good health, character, and some accomplishments. Have accumulated over $25,000 in Nevada mining and will settle down in beautiful California with the woman of my choice. Desire to know lady 18 to 30 years old, fair looking, possessing good common sense and who would appreciate good home. No objection to widow. All correspondence confidentially received. JOHN W. GRANT, Truckee, California.

100 years ago • June 27, 1919 • Farmer Herald

Tue
18
Jun

Cooperative sportsmen groups stock trout


Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited member Thomas Reignier makes sure all trout make it to the main stream of river during the recent stocking operation. (Contributed photo)

The Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited partnered with the Breed Sportsman’s Club, Oconto County Sportsman’s Alliance, Suring Sportsman’s Club, and Underhill Sportsman’s Club and Kelly Lake Sportsmen’s Club to fund trout stocking in the main Oconto River from Pulcifer to Suring.

Stocking was completed by Silver Moon Hatchery with a permit granted by fisheries biologist Tammie Paoli of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Peshtigo.

The permit is for stocking trout in Class 2 area of the Oconto River at public landings, which was delayed till mid-May due to the high water this spring. The fish, rainbow and brown trout (10-14 inches) were scattered at the landings in Suring, Hintz, Underhill and Pulcifer. Funding for this project totaled $3,600.

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