Years Gone By: Oct. 10

110 years ago • Oct. 8, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A Great Prohibition rally will occur in this village next Wednesday evening, at M.W.A. ball, on which occasion Rev. W.D. Cox, candidate for governor on the Prohibition ticket, will deliver an address.

MARINETTE: Henry Christofferson of Oconto Falls, who is employed at C.R. Keith’s shoe store, was taken to the Marinette Hospital Saturday, suffering from a very severe case of appendicitis.

100 years ago • Oct. 11, 1918 • Farmer Herald

HICKORY: The auction of J.S. Trever’s stock and implements last Friday was a big success. Several of the implements brought in more than the original cost, and large crowds attended.

OCONTO FALLS: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wolf received word that their son Arthur Wolf was seriously wounded in action in Northern France. They wait in suspense, as no details were disclosed as to the nature of the injury.


Years Gone By: Oct. 3

100 years ago • Oct. 1, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The barn of Fred Tisch, north of the railroad track, burned last Friday afternoon. The barn was full of hay, all of which was destroyed, and also a good Sized pig.

OCONTO FALLS: Mr. Marcouiller has secured the services of an additional operator for the central telephone office. Miss Clara McCauley of Fond du Lac assumed her duties Monday.

100 years ago • Oct. 4, 1918 • Farmer Herald

STILES: A telegram received by relatives stated that Pvt. William Lucas of Stiles was missing in action. Letters have been received from him, however, stating that he was wounded July 18 and is in base hospital.

OCONTO COUNTY: The recent embargo issued by the government covering the shipment of logs and unmanufactured timber did not apply to timber or logs used in the manufacture of paper. The officials have at all times placed papermaking as an essential wartime industry.


Saving Abel to play Wildfire Trails with local bands

Members of Saving Abel, from left to right, are Jason Null (backing vocals), Scott Wilson (bass), Scott Austin (lead vocals), Steven Pulley (drums) and Scott Bartlett (rhythm guitar). (Contributed photo)

Take advantage of the warmer nights with an outdoor concert at Wildfire Trails. Four rock bands with Midwestern and Southern sensibilities join for a night of high-energy performances, a chance at a meet-and-greet and good times with friends as the summer months end.

Stryker Records and Main Stage Media present Saving Abel, Jamie Fontaine and the Level, Michael Alexander and Big Whiskey and Fahrenheit 420 at Wildfire Trails in Gillett on Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Saving Abel, a popular Southern rock band, has released four albums to date with particular hits like “Addicted” and “Drowning (Face Down),” and is working on a new album due out next year. The band plans on returning from a successful European tour to hit Wildfire Trails.

“We are excited. The Wisconsin folks are our kind of people — avid rock fans,” bass player Scott Wilson said.


Years Gone By: Sept. 26

110 years ago • Sept. 24, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: About 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, fire broke out in the Arkin residence, occupied by Oscar Sapbolt, but very little damage was done as the flames were quickly quenched.

OCONTO COUNTY: County Treasurer H.H. Behm, who was defeated for renomination by Joseph E. Keefe, has announced his intention to run on the independent ticket.

100 years ago • Sept. 27, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: J.W. Reynolds has purchased the Main Street meat market from Joe N. Raiche and entered into possession of the property this morning. He has employed an experienced butcher.

MARINETTE: After 16 witnesses were examined, Mrs. Stephan H., Crivitz, whose husband charged that she was insane, was freed in county court.

90 years ago • Sept. 20, 1928 • Gillett Times


Years Gone By: Sept. 19

110 years ago • Sept. 17, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

MADISON: Wisconsin pupils have voted on what flower will become the state flower of Wisconsin. The most popular choice was the violet.

OCONTO FALLS: A meeting of the stockholders of a proposed telephone line took place at the village hall. The stockholders are proposing a telephone line to be strung between Oconto Falls and Sampson.

100 years ago • Sept. 20, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: Holt Saw and Planing Mill Oconto Company Saw and Planing Mill and Flooring Plant will close due to government embargo on shipments of all forest products east of the Mississippi River.

FLORENCE: Henry Keubel, deserter who broke out of jail in September, is still at large and is roaming around this part of the country practically at will. Fate seems to be kind to him, for he dodges bullets and sheriffs with equal ease.

90 years ago • Sept. 13, 1928 • Gillett Times


Years Gone By: Sept. 12

110 years ago • Sept. 10, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: We have not had a good rainfall since the 6th of July last. The ground is dry as a bone for seven or eight feet down.

GILLETT: A harvest dance and picnic will be held in Otto Zarling’s grove, east of Gillett, on Sunday, Sept. 13, afternoon and evening. Good music and all kinds of refreshments. Baseball game in the afternoon.

100 years ago • Sept. 13, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: A telegram was received here yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dorn of Oconto Falls announcing the death of their son, Fred Jr., who was accidentally killed while at work at a shipyard in the state of Washington. No details of the unfortunate affair been received but are expected within a couple of days.

OCONTO COUNTY: Notice to beekeepers – If you need sugar for your bees for next winter or spring, apply for blanks to obtain same. Harry Serier, Oconto County Food Administrator.


Come to the Cabaret, old chum

Brigette Finger, front, rehearses her role as Sally Bowles in the musical “Cabaret,” backed by the Kit Kat Dancers, from left, Ali Carlson, Elizabeth Jolly, Abby Frank, Jennifer Hibbard and Morgan Blau. “Cabaret” will be performed Sept. 13-16 and Sept. 20-23 at the Byng Community Theater in Abrams. (contributed photo)

Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. invites the community to its fall show, “Cabaret,” the flashy musical set in a 1930s Berlin nightclub. “Cabaret” explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

The show is presented by After Dark Productions, a division of ASPI. Due to adult themes, the show is suitable for mature audiences only.

“Cabaret” is a 1966 musical based on the 1939 Christopher Isherwood novel “Goodbye to Berlin,” with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff.

ASPI Director Cate Kopkey said the pace and variety of the show will make it an audience favorite.

“The setting of the show switches continually from the Kit Kat Klub to a Berlin apartment, from serious dialogue, to song and dance,” she said. “The show is anything but boring!”


Years Gone By: Sept. 5

110 years ago • Sept. 3, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

MILWAUKEE: For the first time since the establishment of the two-cent rate, the railroads will this year give a reduced rate to the State Fair at Milwaukee, Sept. 7-11. A 1½ cent rate will be given on all lines running to Milwaukee. Ask for Excursion Tickets.

GILLETT: The law firm of Goldberg & Hoxie, of Gillett, will open a law office in the rooms over John Bach’s dry goods and millinery store on Sept. 15. The office in this village will be in charge of the junior member of the firm, George Hoxie.

100 years ago • Sept. 6, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: St. Anthony’s parochial school, with four sisters in charge. opened Wednesday for the fall term. More than 200 pupils enrolled the first day, and it is probable this number will be materially increased within the next few weeks.


Another chance to Conquer Suring Hill

The climb north of the village of Suring is the centerpiece of the challenging Conquer Suring Hill 5K/10K race Sept. 1. (Contributed photo)

The Business Association of Suring Area is once again hosting the Conquer Suring Hill 5K/10K race Sept. 1, during Suring’s 88th annual Labor Day Celebration.
This is the fourth annual race, and participants can register at The professionally timed event is open to all ages, and medals are awarded in multiple age brackets. Price is $30 per person through race day registration. Discounts are available for kids, seniors, military and groups of four. Registration forms can also be printed online or found at businesses throughout the Suring area and mailed in.
To volunteer on race day, email or contact Katy Kegel, 715-850-0984, or Kim VanHandel, 920-595-0538.


Years Gone By: Aug. 22

110 years ago • Aug. 20, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Telephone line to be built from South Oconto Falls to Sampson. Nineteen people have signed up to be a part of the line.

OCONTO: Oconto defeated Peshtigo last Sunday on the fairgrounds at Oconto, by a score of 4-1.

100 years ago • Aug. 23, 1918 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: Frank Coopman has moved his barber shop into the building which he puchased from C.D. Wilson next to his old stand. He has had the shop interior fitted up handsomely.

OCONTO FALLS: Sgt. Major Kirkwood of the 500th Winnipeg Rifles, “The Little Huck Devils,” the most famous of all the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, will deliver an address at the high school auditorium Aug. 27 under the auspices of the Oconto Falls Loyalty Legion.

90 years ago • Aug. 16, 1928 • Gillett Times


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