Raymand Vannieuwenhoven, who is hard of hearing, listens to testimony via portable headphones during the June 19 preliminary hearing into charges the Lakewood man killed David Schuldes and Ellen Matheys at a Marinette County park in 1976. He is seated next to defense co-counsel Travis Crowell. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

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A Marinette County bailiff escorts Raymand Vannieuwenhoven from court June 19 after he was bound over for trial for a 1976 double homicide. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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The Lakewood man accused of murdering a couple in Marinette County 43 years ago has been bound over for trial following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, June 19. Raymand Vannieuwenhoven, 82, was arrested in March and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of David Schuldes... + continue reading

Abby Frank and the cast rehearse a routine from “Footloose: The Musical,” which opens Friday, June 21, at Byng Community Theater in Abrams. (Contributed photo)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. (ASPI) is completely run by volunteers. The theater, from performers and production crew to set designers and the box office, even the board of directors, is entirely dependent on volunteers. “We have been blessed with a very dedicated active board and volunteer... + continue reading

Oconto Falls High School teacher Connie Rauterkus explains how models can be used to teach DNA replication at the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference. (Contributed photo)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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An Oconto Falls High School science teacher has been invited to write an article about her class’s “pickle people autopsies” for a national publication. Constance Rauterkus and her colleague Candice Behnke were selected this spring to share ideas at both the Wisconsin Society of Science Teacher’... + continue reading

Newly appointed Oconto Falls Alderman Jeff McDonald is sworn in by City Administrator Vicki Roberts during the City Council’s meeting of June 11. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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The Oconto Falls City Council voted 3-1 June 11 to appoint Jeff McDonald to fill the unexpired District 1 seat of the late Jay Kostreva until next April’s election. Kostreva died April 23 after a short illness, exactly one month before what would have been his 70th birthday. McDonald was one... + continue reading

Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited member Thomas Reignier makes sure all trout make it to the main stream of river during the recent stocking operation. (Contributed photo)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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The Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited partnered with the Breed Sportsman’s Club, Oconto County Sportsman’s Alliance, Suring Sportsman’s Club, and Underhill Sportsman’s Club and Kelly Lake Sportsmen’s Club to fund trout stocking in the main Oconto River from Pulcifer to Suring.... + continue reading

Raymand Vannieuwenhoven, who is hard of hearing, listens to testimony via portable headphones during the June 19 preliminary hearing into charges the Lakewood man killed David Schuldes and Ellen Matheys at a Marinette County park in 1976. He is seated next to defense co-counsel Travis Crowell. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

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A Marinette County bailiff escorts Raymand Vannieuwenhoven from court June 19 after he was bound over for trial for a 1976 double homicide. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)


Abby Frank and the cast rehearse a routine from “Footloose: The Musical,” which opens Friday, June 21, at Byng Community Theater in Abrams. (Contributed photo)


Oconto Falls High School teacher Connie Rauterkus explains how models can be used to teach DNA replication at the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference. (Contributed photo)


Newly appointed Oconto Falls Alderman Jeff McDonald is sworn in by City Administrator Vicki Roberts during the City Council’s meeting of June 11. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)


Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited member Thomas Reignier makes sure all trout make it to the main stream of river during the recent stocking operation. (Contributed photo)

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The Oconto Falls High School Class of 2020 will be graduating two or three days sooner after a School Board vote on June 10. The board approved an administration request to change the ceremony, which has been held at 2 p.m. Sunday during Memorial Day weekend for the past few years, to Friday or... + continue reading
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Oconto Falls senior Emma Huberty takes a swing during a conference doubleheader against Clintonville on May 3. Huberty was one of six Panthers to make an all-conference team this spring. (Times Herald photo by Morgan Rode)

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Award winners and officers were honored at the Gillett FFA banquet May 5. Pictured are, front row, from left, Phillip Heroux, Emily Hairapetian, Elizabeth Ciancio, Haley Giese and Thayne Bjelland. Back row is FFA adviser Michele DeBauch, Matthew Rost, Blake Goodreau, Tani Lucht and Grace Wickman. (Contributed photo)

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To celebrate this year’s accomplishments of the Gillett FFA, the chapter held a banquet May 5 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake. Twenty members and 42 friends, family members and guests attended the... + continue reading

Glenn Seyfert, owner of Burger King in Oconto Falls, presents a $5,000 Burger King McLamore Foundation scholarship to Mackenzie Staidl, along with Doug Kellogg, manager, and Jennifer Taege, director of operations for PIP Corp. (Contributed photo)

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