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Tue
26
Mar

Years Gone By: March 27

110 years ago • March 25, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: CAUCUS NOTICE — Village of Oconto Falls Notice is hereby given that a caucus of the electors of the Village of Oconto Falls will be held at M.W.A. ball in said village on Saturday, March 27, 1909, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of placing in nomination a set of officers for said village to be voted for at the election to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 1909. LEVI LANE. Caucus Chairman.

OCONTO FALLS: Residence For Sale The undersigned offers his residence on Main St. for sale. Price is so low that it is a most desirable bargain. — S. C. BROWNSON.

100 years ago • March 28, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: In a special alumni game held at the High School Friday night, the alumni had some big scores in the first half and held off the current high school team by a score of 16 to 9. By the end of the game the score was 27 to 25.

Wed
20
Mar

Years Gone By: March 20

110 years ago • March 18, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: George Young, in an altercation with his wife and son, pulled a knife on his son. The boy was slashed in the posterior. Young was taken to jail in Oconto in which bond was set at $1,000, but since he could not pay, Young spent the night in jail.

OCONTO: Henry Lembcke, one of our prosperous farmers living about two miles west of the village, lost a valuable horse Tuesday. The animal got between a heavy snow drift and the end of a manure spreader last week, and in its frantic effort to get out received injuries in the flank that affected the leg.

100 years ago • March 21, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A new cattle epidemic, which is being called “P.B.B.” for want of a better name, has been discovered in Oconto County. It is estimated by authorities that about 10 percent of our Oconto County herds are afflicted with it.

Tue
19
Mar

Morgan Musings: Meet the Morgan town supervisor candidates

Greetings, Morgan! In the April 2 general election, Morgan voters will cast their ballots for town board officials. Incumbent town clerk Julie Belongia and incumbent town treasurer Cindy Smith are the only candidates for their respective offices. However, the town chair and town supervisor seats are contested. This column will introduce the three town supervisor candidates. Stay tuned for information on the town chair candidates.

Wed
13
Mar

Deadline nears for spring garden conference

Monday, March 18, is the registration deadline for the 24th annual Spring Garden Conference sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association, scheduled for March 30 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Marinette Campus. The event offers attendees a choice between two highly qualified UW-Madison keynote speakers and a choice of three sessions from 16 being offered.

Featured keynote speakers include Dr. Brian Hudelson, director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, who will cover common methods for disease control, their pros and cons, and how those techniques can be adapted for use in the home garden; and Dr. Laura Jull, associate professor and Extension specialist for woody ornamental horticulture, who will share her experiences with good replacements for invasive trees and shrubs in Wisconsin.

Wed
13
Mar

Suring historical speaker to discuss Maple Valley

The monthly meeting of the Suring Area Historical Society March Meeting will feature guest speaker for the evening will Russel Brock, providing information on the history of the town of Maple Valley.

The gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the meeting room at Suring Village Hall, 604 E. Main St. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

A community concert fundraiser for the society has been scheduled at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on April 28. Details are expected to be announced as the date approaches.

Wed
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.

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