Years Gone By: May 22

110 years ago • May 20, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Robert Robinson became entangled with an iron shaft and he was whirled about through space in a small alcove in the wood room, sustaining a dislocated right shoulder, a crushed breast bone and numerous bruises.

MORGAN: Hydrophobia is spreading among the cattle of Oconto County. The most recent case involves a cow belonging to Frank McEwing that died Monday, and a second cow is sick with the disease. Sandy Patterson also has two cows sick with hydrophobia.

100 years ago • May. 23, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Louise Lefave, Company M, arrived home Monday and is in possession of Croix de Guerre, a French decoration for bravery in battle.

GILLETT: Eugene Gauthier, who has been proprietor of the Gillett drug store for the past three years, came down in his car Sunday morning for a brief stay.

90 years ago • May 23, 1929 • Gillett Times


Years Gone By: May 15

110 years ago • May 13, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A cow owned by Adolph Jesse developed a case of rabies. It seems that this cow was the first recorded case of a cow getting rabies in the area.

OCONTO FALLS: The Soo Line is looking to building a line from Chicago to north, and Oconto Falls may be included in the new route.

100 years ago • May. 16, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO: Dr. Clarke is planning to open the hospital again as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made. He plans on hiring a housekeeper and several nurses in order to open the hospital.

STILES: Pioneer residents of the county, Mr. and Mrs. James Bedore celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The day started with services at St. Patrick’s and ended with a Grand March in the Hall.

90 years ago • May 16, 1929 • Gillett Times


Red-breasted nuthatch is the upside-down bird

This red-breasted nuthatch has a wide black line that runs either side of the eye; the white-breasted has a very thin black eye line. (Photo by Cathy Carnes)

We enjoy watching the nuthatches as they cling, usually head down on our suet feeder pecking out a meal. Upon consulting my birding field guides, I find that the species we are watching is the red-breasted nuthatch (sitta canadensis).

The white-breasted nuthatch is also seen in Wisconsin. A good way to tell the two species apart is by its black eye line. In the red-breasted nuthatch this is a wide black line that runs either side of the eye; the white-breasted has a very thin black eye line. Both species have black caps, rusty colored underparts, long sharp bills, short tails and necks, and grey-blue back and tail feathers.


Morgan Musings: Wrestling is in their family

Brothers Tyler, left, and Landon Budz are pictured in the “wrestling room” where they practice their sport at their home in Morgan. Both boys were state wrestling tournament qualifiers in their respective divisions this school year. (Photo by Peter Budz)

Greetings, Morgan. With the end of the school year now in sight, this column will highlight the wrestling achievements of two student athletes from Morgan, brothers Tyler Budz and Landon Budz.

This school year, Tyler is a junior at Oconto Falls High School and wrestled in the 126-pound weight class. Tyler has wrestled for 13 years and was a qualifier for the state wrestling tournament in Madison this past February, with a season record of 25-18. He has had many experiences competing in the state tournament, qualifying every year except once since he was in second grade. One thing Tyler is especially proud of is placing first in the freestyle state competition and third in the greco state competition when he was a sixth-grader.

When he’s not wrestling, Tyler has a part-time job at Arby’s in Abrams and also likes to play baseball. He enjoys going to Timber Rattlers games with his grandparents, as well as following the Brewers and Bucks on television.


Years Gone By: May 8

110 years ago • May 6, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: In a mock trial held at the high school, Ernest Desreumaux was found guilty of stealing a young lady’s lunch, but he was given a suspended sentence citing his good behavior. It was an entertaining lesson in what happens in a courtroom.

OCONTO FALLS: Marshall Lemonrande went around the city and shoveled off the snow off the catch basins. This proved to be helpful when the thaw happened and there were no reports of flooding.

100 years ago • May. 9, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: SERVICES IN ENGLISH - All the services at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church next Sunday, May 11, will be conducted in English. A cordial welcome extended to all to attend these services, Rev. H. Srugies, Pastor.


NEW Concert Band readies for Spring Concert

Members of the Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band rehearse in the band room at Coleman High School in preparation for the Spring Concert. (Contributed photo)

The spring concert presented by the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Concert Band is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the W.J. Jones Auditorium at Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette.

This is the concert band’s 26th season, and the concert will be under the direction of Glen Reinke and Robert Berndt, who each conduct half of the concert.

The NEW Concert Band is a volunteer organization, and includes over 70 school music educators and others from the Wisconsin counties of Brown, Marinette, Oconto and Shawano, and the Michigan counties of Menominee and Dickinson. It performs two different concerts each season, in the fall and spring.

Concert tickets will be available at the door for $5 for adults and $2 for students. The nonprofit band is financed entirely from concert receipts, donations and sponsorships.


Years Gone By: May 1

110 years ago • April 29, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: BIG YEAR FOR SUGAR BEETS – John Lindgren, manager of the Menominee River Sugar Company, made a visit to the county. He observed the acreage dedicated to sugar beets was double it was the previous year. 420 acres were dedicated to growing sugar beets last year.

LITTLE SUAMICO: Managers of the Little Suamico Creamery met in Green Bay met with their partners.

100 years ago • May 2, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: In its first vote since it became the City of Oconto Falls, W.J. Munsert was elected the first mayor of the City of Oconto Falls. Chris Peterson was elected as city treasurer.

MORGAN: Peter Larsen sold his cheese factory and saloon to Joseph Babler of Zachow. He will take possession of it this week.

90 years ago • May 2, 1929 • Gillett Times


Years Gone By: April 24

110 years ago • April 22, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald
OCONTO FALLS: BIDS FOR COAL - Sealed bids for coal to be used at the Water and Light Plant in Oconto Falls will be received by Village Clerk A.L. Holmes, up to Monday, May 3, 1909. A.L. HOLMES, Village Clerk.
OCONTO FALLS: Tuesday night someone turned in a fire alarm that called the department to a pile of burning brush at George Temple’s place. Shortly before 1 o’clock this afternoon, a burning chimney at George Trepanier’s residence was the cause of the fire laddies being called out. The assistance of the department was not needed.
100 years ago • April 25, 1919 • Farmer Herald
LENA: Ira Doney, pioneer resident of Oconto County passed away Sunday at his home near Lena. He had been a veteran of the Civil War and was a resident of the county for more than 50 years.


Bring Back the Night ‘prom’ benefits St. Clare’s

Tickets are now available for Bring Back the Night, a community event benefiting the advancement and support of patient care at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, to be held May 17 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, 9600 County Road G, Kelly Lake.

Bring Back the Night is an evening for adults to relive a favorite pastime: prom! Attendees are encouraged to dress in prom attire from any decade of their choosing.

There will be dinner, a cash bar, music and dancing. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30, which includes dinner, and can be purchased at the HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Prevea Health Centers in Oconto Falls, Lena, Gillett, Suring and Mountain. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 10.


St. John’s presents 10th annual Easter cantata

An ecumenical community choir will present “The Cross of Christ” during the days following Easter Sunday in the 10th annual Easter cantata at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Gillett.

“The Cross of Christ” is a worshipful Easter celebration arranged by Cliff Duren. It includes well-known Easter melodies such as “It Took a Lamb” from Geron Davis, “The Wondrous Cross” and “The Cross of Christ” from Passion, as well as more contemporary selections like “I Will Boast” from Chris Tomlin and “Hosanna (Praise is Rising)” from Paul BaLoche.

“The Cross of Christ” will be performed four times: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23; 7 p.m. Friday, April 26; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. There is no admission fee but a freewill offering will be accepted. Each performance will be followed by a dessert reception. St. John’s Lutheran Church is handicapped-accessible to all.


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