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13
Mar

Years Gone By: March 13

110 years ago • March 11, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: The following citizens have submitted applications to the court to become naturalized citizens: Alex Arseneau, Lena; James Thomsen, Suring; Carl F. Schultz, Little Suamico; Jacob Shafrich, Gillett; Nickoden Piechocki, Chase; Christian Rusch, Underhill; Louis Schlacht, Gillett; Ferdinand Doepner, Gillett; William Roloff, Morgan; Wladyslaw Bromiszewski, Sobieski; John Carlsen, Oconto; Frederic Witt, Oconto.

GILLETT: Edwark Behlke killed August Schultz on his farm after an altercation. They had been seen drinking together in the afternoon, but later that evening they got into an argument in which Behlke killed Schultz.

100 years ago • March 14, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: In a meeting of Hose Company 1, John C. Meyer resigned as fire chief. In a vote Assistant Chief William Lemorande was elected as new fire chief.

Wed
06
Mar

Years Gone By: March 6

110 years ago • March 4, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO: There seems to be an impression among a good many of the people of the county that the voters of the city of Oconto have a vote for county superintendent of schools, which is entirely erroneous. The towns and villages outside of the city alone vote for that officer, and they alone are taxed to pay the salary of the school superintendent. The city has nothing to do with the election or payment of the superintendent.

MARINETTE: Isaac Stephenson was elected to the U.S. Senate in a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature by a vote of 63-60.

100 years ago • March 7, 1919 • Farmer Herald

Wed
06
Mar

Walleyes for Tomorrow to hold banquet

Sportsmen and women are invited to an event dedicated to raising money for youth fishing, fishing education and walleye habitat improvement on the Oconto River.

The Green Bay Walleyes for Tomorrow annual fundraising banquet begins at 5 p.m. March 8 at the Stadium View, 1963 Holmgren Way, Green Bay. Tickets are available online at GreenbayWalleyesForTomorrow.com. A Friday night fish fry buffet will begin at 6 p.m., featuring baked and deep-fried cod, chicken and all the fixings.

Door prizes will be awarded, and guests have an opportunity to win raffle prizes including guns, fishing rods and wildlife prints, while supporting a campaign to improve walleye fishing in the area.

Dinner tickets are $25 per person. Corporate tables are $250, which includes eight tickets, a free wildlife print and entry into a gun raffle open only to corporate tables.

Wed
27
Feb

Northern cardinals’ song is a harbinger of spring

It’s hard to believe spring is on its way, with the snows and cold temperatures we are experiencing this winter. But as days get longer and temperatures creep up, the birds and other wildlife around us are taking note – like the northern cardinals, which begin their spring songs in January or early February.

The song is distinctive – as is the bird! The male’s signature crest, black mask and bright red hue enliven the winter landscape with a welcome splash of color. The females have their own allure; their coloring is a more subdued, buffy brown. Their crest, wings and tail are tinged with red.

These midsize (8- to 9-inch) songbirds have stout, cone-shaped, orangey-colored beaks, just the right tool for cracking seeds. One of their favorite foods is black oil sunflower seeds. They also eat fruits and insects when available.

Wed
27
Feb

Years Gone By: Feb. 27

110 years ago • Feb. 25, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO: EXPENSIVE FIRE IN OCONTO: Two barns of the Oconto Lumber Company were destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The fire broke out about 10 o’clock and the cause is unknown.

STILES: Mrs. Martin Van Kyln was shot and killed early Friday afternoon by her son Frank as he was preparing his shotgun for a hunting expedition. He was handling it rather recklessly, and his mother warned him to be careful. He pointed it at her “in playfulness,” and it went off. The coroner ruled the death as an accident.

100 years ago • Feb. 28, 1919 • Farmer Herald

LITTLE SUAMICO: Francis Zoeller was shot in the face in an accidental shooting at his home in Little Suamico. He had been a senior at Oconto Falls High School and had been living in the city with his sister.

Wed
20
Feb

Master Gardener volunteer training offered in Mountain

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is offering people who are interested in plants and people the opportunity to become Master Gardener volunteers.

Volunteers are trained in a wide range of horticultural topics via a multi-session training course that will be held Thursday evenings from April 4 through June 20. The course will be held at the Riverview Town Hall, 15471 State Highway 32, starting at 6 p.m. each evening.

The course work prepares participants to help others in their community by assisting with community beautification projects, horticultural demonstrations, answering plant care questions and many other ways that Master Gardener volunteers are able to assist gardeners.

Wed
20
Feb

Finnegan Lake Walleye Club hosts fishing derby Saturday

The Finnegan Lake Walleye Club plans to hold its annual fishing derby Saturday in the heated Oconto County Fair main pavilion at Zippel Park in Gillett. The club will again be registering fish from area lakes at derby headquarters in the park.

Prizes are given for the largest northern, walleye, bass, crappie, perch and bluegill. Fish registration ends at 3 p.m., and prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m.

In addition, general raffle tickets are being sold by club members and are available at many businesses in and around Gillett and the Oconto County area. This year’s general raffle will offer $5,000 in cash prizes to include $1,000 cash for first place, $750 cash for second place, $500 cash for third place, $250 cash for fourth place, and $100 cash for fifth through 19th place. This year the 20th through 39th place winners will each receive $50.

Wed
20
Feb

Years Gone By: Feb. 20

110 years ago • Feb. 18, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

SPRUCE: Ladies of the Maccabees hosted a social at the Joseph Kadlec farm, where a good time was had by all. There was a box supper auction, and the funds raised by this were give to the general fund of the Beatrice Hive.

OCONTO FALLS: Lighting Plant For Sale – A first-class Royal Gas Light plant, in best of condition, six-light machine, complete, for $15. Apply to John C. Meyer, Oconto Falls, Wis.

100 years ago • Feb. 21, 1919 • Farmer Herald

GILLETT: William Lemorande Has Traded His Ice Business for a Farm – Wm. Lemorande has traded his ice house and outfit for the Ole Peterson farm in section 30, town of Gillett. Mr. Peterson has assumed possession of the ice house property and has a crew of men at work now filling the big brick building on Franklin Avenue.

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12
Feb

Years Gone By: Feb. 13

110 years ago • Feb. 11, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A 15-cent lunch social will be given at the parsonage of St. Jacob’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the ladies’ aid society, on Feb. 17 from 3 to 8 o’clock. The public is cordially invited.

LITTLE SUAMICO: C.H. Dillon, of Little Suamico, representing the Little Suamico Creamery Company, was in town Friday last. The Little Suamico company has leased the Oconto Falls creamery from Frank O’Neill and will commence making butter sometime next month.

100 years ago • Feb. 14, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The large barn now under construction by the Falls Manufacturing Co. is nearing completion. The barn is 40-by-80 feet in size and 41 feet high to peak of roof. The walls are of 1-inch tile.

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06
Feb

Years Gone By: Feb. 6

110 years ago • Feb. 4, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

GREEN VALLEY: A masked ball will be held at Charles Hampel’s dance hall on Feb. 6. Three prizes will be given, and tickets are 50 cents.

GILLETT: William Miller was brought into court by district attorney J.B. Chase under charges of abandonment. He is accused of abandoning his wife and child.

100 years ago • Feb. 7, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The subject of purchasing the 4-acre tract lying just north of the Jefferson School, on the west side, for park purposes is one that ought to receive consideration by the people of the village and especially by those residing on the west side of the river.

OCONTO: Henry L. Russell, a pioneer resident of Oconto County, answered his final summons, death occurring Saturday at midnight at his home on McDonald Street, old age causing his death, being 85 years of age.

90 years ago • Jan. 31, 1929 • Gillett Times

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