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Tue
07
May

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.

Wed
01
May

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.

Wed
01
May

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

Wed
24
Apr

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.

Tue
23
Apr

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.

Tue
16
Apr

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.

Tue
16
Apr

Years Gone By: April 17

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

OCONTO FALLS: The blowing of the Mill whistle caused the team of Peter Peterson of Spruce to bolt. The only damaged sustained was a broken yoke.

OCONTO FALLS: NOTICE - Hereafter the fire whistle will blow three long blasts to indicate a meeting of the hose company. The regular meetings of the company are held on the first Friday of each month - H.H. CALDWELL, Secretary.

100 years ago • April 18, 1919 • Farmer Herald

MORGAN: Mr. and Mrs. Karl Birr celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on April 9. The celebration was held at their son Harry’s house and was attended by family and friends of the couple.

OCONTO FALLS: Frank Plain is recovering from a delicate operation on his neck. He broke his neck in France after a truck he was on overturned while hitting a hole.

90 years ago • April 11, 1929 • Gillett Times

Wed
10
Apr

Nonprofits eligible for Flagstar grants

Flagstar Bank has opened voting for the Flagstar Crafts Community initiative, where Flagstar will grant $5,000 to 18 nonprofits in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

Each of the 18 branches recently acquired by Flagstar — including Oconto Falls, Gillett and Mountain — will provide a grant to an eligible nonprofit for a total of $90,000. Up to two nonprofits are eligible for voting at each branch. Nominees were selected by local branch and regional managers for their alignment with Flagstar’s giving priorities.

“Flagstar Bank has a longstanding history of giving to local charities, donating $2.6 million in 2018 through grants from the Flagstar Foundation, community reinvestment activities, and diversity and inclusion initiatives,” said Gary Wolf, Flagstar Bank director of branch integration. “We’re proud to begin our investments in the U.P. and northern Wisconsin with an initiative that involves community participation.”

Wed
10
Apr

Years Gone By: April 10

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

OCONTO COUNTY: DISTRICT ATTORNEY—HERE. District Attorney J. B. Chase drove last Friday from Gillett and took the early evening train for Oconto. There was nothing particular attached to the visit of the district attorney in this section, the trip being one of purely routine business connected with his office.

OCONTO FALLS: A sick bed marriage was performed in the town of Oconto Falls last Friday afternoon by Judge Ryan. The couple was Joseph Greetan and Miss Carrie Spice. Miss Spice was too ill to leave her bed, and the ceremony was performed about the sick couch, in the presence of immediate relatives and close friends. Harry Spice was best man and Miss Lena Coopman was bridesmaid.

90 years ago • April 11, 1929 • Gillett Times

UNDERHILL: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Cox Easter Sunday morning at the Gust Brendle home.

Wed
03
Apr

Years Gone By: April 3

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

OCONTO FALLS: It is stated an attempt was made last Saturday night to force an entrance to Elliott’s opera house. Just what the intruders expected to secure is not known, but they were scared away before effecting an entrance.

OCONTO COUNTY: A deal was concluded Monday whereby David Meyers succeeds to the Oconto County agency for Monday-Gerlach Tea company. He will continue his place of business here. Mr. Meyer has not yet determined upon any disposition for his bowling alley, which may be operated by his brother-in-law.

100 years ago • April 4, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Boy Scouts, under direction of Scout Master Paul Vincent, enjoyed hike of several miles and accomplished the distance set them in good time, returning in fine trim.

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