Community

Wed
21
May

Memorial Day events honor the fallen

Those who served in the armed forces will be remembered at Memorial Day services around the area.

Oconto Falls

Oconto Falls Elementary School Principal Daniel Moore will speak at the 10 a.m. service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls. The Eick-Sankey American Legion Post 302 and Legion Auxiliary will conduct the service.

Gillett

In Gillett, a Memorial Day procession will begin at Gillett School, 208 W. Main St., at 9:45 a.m. and end at the Memorial Lot on West Main Street. John Wolfe, a Gillett native and past Ninth District commander of the American Legion, will be the guest speaker at the service, which begins at 10 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the auditorium at Gillett Secondary School. A potluck lunch will follow at Lone Oak Gun Club.

Suring

Wed
21
May

OCHA prom has tulips theme


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John and Jackie were king and queen of the Oconto County Handicapped Citizen Association’s prom on May 4.

The Oconto County Handicapped Citizen Association’s 2014 prom was held May 4 at Romy’s Holiday Inn with about 90 people attending. The theme was Tip Toe Through the Tulips.

This year’s king was John, and queen was Jackie. Music for dancing was provided by DJ Mary. Cake and punch were served. The Oconto Falls Lioness took care of the decorations. Corsages were given to all the clients, compliments of Oconto Florist, which also donated a queen’s bouquet.

OCHA will hold its annual picnic June 21 at Zippel Park in Gillett. Food will be provided, along with games and prizes.

Wed
14
May

Christensen receives Faith That Works award

Ronald Christensen, CEO and administrator at Woodland Village, Suring, is a recipient of the Faith That Works award, given by the Diocese of Green Bay.

Sponsored by The Compass, this award is given to leaders of the community and organizations who have a strong faith and utilize that faith in the everyday tasks of life.

On April 11, Christensen was honored by Bishop David Ricken at the St. Francis Xavier Conference Center in Green Bay.

According to a news release announcing the award, Christensen showed his dedication to protecting others while serving in the Marines, and shows caring and compassion on the job and through his involvement with St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Suring and the Suring community.

Wed
14
May

Auditions scheduled for Gillett’s summer musical

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” has been selected as the summer musical to be presented from July 31-Aug. 3 in the Meunier-Pelow Auditorium at Gillett Secondary School.

The show, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shrevlove and Larry Gelbert (“M*A*S*H), opened on Broadway in 1962 and won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book.

Auditions will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the band room of Gillett High School and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the band room of Oconto Falls High School. Performers are needed from high school age and older. There are no parts for children in this production. Producers are also looking for people to play in the pit band.

Performers are asked to prepare a short song to sing and will also be asked to read from the script.

Wed
14
May

Garden club plans summer trip to Milwaukee

The Northern Gardeners Garden Club will take part in the Milwaukee Garden Tour on July 31 to Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. This museum is located on Lake Michigan bluffs and has re-created the classic elements of the 16th century Tuscan landscape.

Participants will have lunch at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in the glass, two-story atrium that has a terrace view and a formal garden backdrop. At the museum, more than 40 acres of formal gardens are professionally labeled, with more than 500 varieties of roses, plus one of the largest crab apple collections in Wisconsin. After the visit, the bus will head to Whitnall Park for a drive-through tour.

The cost of the Lamers Bus Lines trip is $75. Checks payable to Northern Gardeners Garden Club may be sent to Diane Murdzek, W789 Townhall Drive, Pulaski, WI 54162. For more information, call Murdzek at 920-822-3864.

Wed
07
May

Krizek chosen as Member of the Year

Mary Ellen Krizek, Mountain, has been named the 2014 Wabeno Unit No. 44 American Legion Auxiliary Member of the Year by President Kathleen Marsh. Krizek’s award will be presented at the annual Legion Awards Dinner on May 12 at the Legion clubhouse.

Krizek has been a supporter of the Legion and Wabeno Auxiliary unit for six years, and her biggest impact has been as poppy chair for the last four years. Under her leadership, poppy distribution rose from 1,000 in 2010 to 1,500 in 2014. She also served on the anniversary committee to organize a celebration of the unit’s 90th birthday.

Two of her favorite activities are marching with the Legion ladies at local parades and helping to organize club socials. She also sells tickets for the auxiliary’s fall dinner raffle, bakes bars, cookies and pies for events, and helps at the annual Valentine’s Day ice cream social at Wabeno Elementary.

Wed
07
May

Lena Pathfinders compete in Bible contest

The Lena Pathfinders traveled to Washington, D.C., on April 10 to participate in the Pathfinder National Bible Challenge. The Pathfinders are a worldwide organization for youth grades 5 through 10 sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The purpose of the Pathfinder Bible Challenge is to promote and encourage in-depth Bible study and memorization, to increase understanding of scripture and to grow students in their relationship with Christ. Each year a new book of scripture is assigned; this year the book was 2nd Samuel.

Teams are composed of two to six Pathfinders. The Lena Pathfinders team consisted of six members and four alternates.

On Jan. 25, the Lena Pathfinders competed in Appleton with other Pathfinder teams from northeast Wisconsin to test their knowledge on a set of 90 questions drawn from 2nd Samuel.

Wed
30
Apr

Adventure awaits youth who register for camp

The University of Wisconsin-Extension in Oconto County will offer Adventure Camp for middle and high school students from Sunday, July 20, to Wednesday, July 23, at Upham Woods, near Wisconsin Dells.

Open to youth completing grades 7-13, the camp will provide opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, teambuilding and adventure. Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Center has its own private island, modern facilities on the mainland, and private access to the sandstone bluffs and dells of the Wisconsin River.

University of Wisconsin staff will be on site to provide an enriching, safe and fun camp experience for participants.

Wed
23
Apr

Joyriders donate to Brazeau Rescue

Roy Lorenz, president of the Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Club, recently presented a check for $1,800 to Sue Kanack, president of the Brazeau Rescue Squad.

The money was raised at the club’s annual landowner appreciation dinner and fundraiser, organized by Kathy Lorenz and Linda Houtger, club secretary, for the Brazeau Ambulance.

For years the Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Club has held a dinner and snowmobile ride. In 2004, the club decided to expand the event and make it a landowner appreciation dinner, thanking landowners for allowing members to cross their land.

The club also decided to give back to the community by making the event a fundraiser for the Brazeau Ambulance Service. Since 2004, the club has raised $10,800 for the Brazeau Ambulance Service. Special equipment has been purchased to rescue injured snowmobilers on the trails, some which are located in remote areas.

Wed
23
Apr

Concert to feature tuba, piccolo duet

The Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band will present its spring concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Marinette High School auditorium.

The band is composed of school music professionals and other adults who enjoy sharing their love of music with the public. Conductors will be Glen Reinke and Bob Berndt.

The band features music for the entire family, including modern jazz, Hollywood musical tunes and classic symphonic pieces. Often the band highlights talents of its members, and this concert will feature “The Elephant and the Flea.” Playing the part of the elephant will be Brian Chaltry on tuba, and the flea will be Deb Highlen on piccolo.

Tickets for this concert will be available at the door for $5 for adults and $2 for students.

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