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Years Gone By: Dec. 18

110 years ago • Dec. 17, 1908 • Oconto Falls Herald
BREED: William Flynn, of Breed, charged by a coroner’s jury with manslaughter by having caused the death of an Indian, was arrested on the advice of District Attorney Chase. His hearing was set for Dec. 29, and he was released on $2,000 bail.
OCONTO FALLS: William Chilson cut his foot severely last Saturday while splitting some wood for the household when the axe glanced and entered his foot. He has been laid up since, but will soon be able to be around again.
100 years ago • Dec. 20, 1918 • Farmer Herald
OCONTO FALLS: A telegraph was received announcing that Paul Grunert has been severely wounded on Oct. 20. He is 28 and the son of Paul Grunert.
GILLETT: Fred Fisher, of Gillett, conservation warden, was in town Wednesday on business. Mr. Fisher says there were not many violations of the game laws during the present season and especially during the open period for hunting deer.

Wed
12
Dec

10th annual Christmas cantata features ecumenical choir

The 2018 Christmas cantata featuring an ecumenical choir is the 10th annual celebration of Christmas in cantata form at St. John’s Lutheran Church (“The Clock Church”), 101 W. Main St., Gillett. The first cantata was performed four times on one Sunday in 2008 and was 25 minutes long. It featured about 15 performers.

This year’s selection is called “Then Came the Light … the Love … the Life …”

Created and arranged by Derric Johnson, who wrote the Christmas cantata performed last Christmas season, “Then Came the Light” captures the wonder of the Christmas story, offering an opportunity to take part in this ancient story and experience how it is still moving today. It celebrates the wonder of Jesus’ eternal light as the songs of the season make room for the transforming miracle of Christ’s birth.

Wed
12
Dec

Hospital partners schedule bake sale, raffle

The Partners of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital are holding their annual bake sale and raffle from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls.

This event is open to the public. Enter through the main doors, where the flag pole is located, and the sale is just inside on the left. Organizers promise “lots of goodies to purchase and chances to win some adorable prizes.”

All proceeds benefit patient care at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.

Wed
12
Dec

New place, weekday for Gillett blood drive

The next American Red Cross for the Gillett area is scheduled for noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at a new location: the Gillett Town Hall, 10908 Town Hall Road, Gillett. Refreshments will be provided.

For an appointment, call Cora at 920-855-2304. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required to check in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger may also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Wed
12
Dec

Hospital seeks supporters for Love Lights

The Partners of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital will hold its annual Love Lights, an annual Christmas fundraiser.

Love Lights offers people the opportunity to purchase a light in memory of a loved one, which is placed on a Christmas tree located in the main lobby area of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. The names the lights shine for are also displayed next to the tree throughout the holiday season.

A blessing of the Love Lights and tree will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 18, at the hospital, 855 S. Main St. in Oconto Falls, with a social to follow.

Proceeds from Love Lights will benefit various health-care improvements at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, which is part of a not-for-profit, Catholic-based health care system. Lights can be purchased on behalf of an individual ($5); families up to six people ($25); or sponsored by a business or organization ($50).

Wed
12
Dec

Hillside North presents children’s Christmas musical

Hillside North invites the public to “Star Search,” its children’s Christmas musical, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the church, 2023 County Road Q, Pound.

Sometimes being a star isn’t about being the biggest and the brightest; it’s about being humble, being kind, and serving others if you really want to shine. This is the same lesson that the stars, Percy Perseus, Andy Andromeda, Cassie Cassiopeia, Jack Orion, Carl Stargan and Nell DeSpacey Tyson, will be learning. The musical is about how it’s time for Creator God to put His plan into motion, and the search for the Star of Bethlehem has begun.

When a meteorite delivers a memo scroll announcing the search for a special star, most of the stars in the sky are too busy worrying about the competition to read the qualifications. Who will end up being the Star of Bethlehem?

Wed
12
Dec

Years Gone By: Dec. 12

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

OCONTO FALLS: Miss Maude Lutsey, sixth-grade teacher at the school, was taken to the hospital in Milwaukee on account of appendicitis. She will be operated on in Milwaukee, and her friends wish her well.

OCONTO: William Jackson, son of James Jackson, shot himself in the head last Sunday and died in the afternoon of the same day.

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

OCONTO FALLS: Oconto Falls can have free delivery if the majority of the people desire it. Postmaster Levi Lane on Wednesday received notification from the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General that the department was now authorized to establish free mail delivery in villages having a third-class post office.

MORGAN: Cases of Spanish Influenza have risen in the town of Morgan, so much so that the town has been ordered quarantined until a time where there is evidence that the flu has abated.

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05
Dec

Years Gone By: Dec. 5

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

OCONTO FALLS: John L. Petty, of Brookside, was in town several days selling fresh and smoked fish, and did a good business. Mr. Petty lives on his farm, but has been compelled to forego the heavier work for some years on account of his health.

OCONTO FALLS: Nick Windt has just completed painting a large and striking sign on the wall of the store of the Falls Mercantile Co.

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

OCONTO COUNTY: The public school teachers and pupils will enjoy one week of vacation at Christmas time. Schools will close Friday evening, Dec. 20, and reopen Monday, Dec. 30.

Tue
27
Nov

Red Arrow is Snowmobile Club of the Year


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Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club has received the first-ever Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs “Club of the Year” Award for 2018.

The award was presented to club representatives at the AWSC Workshops at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells the weekend of Oct. 26-28. Attending to receive the award were Gary Wagner, club president; Sandy Wagner, Gary’s wife and club membership secretary; Mike Ott, club vice president, and his wife, Lisa; board member Dennis Pommering and his wife, Julie; and past president John Brantmeier with his wife, Linda.

Jeff Schwaller, the AWSC director from Marinette County and chairperson of the selection committee, presented club members with the award.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Red Arrow is now a year-round club of almost 500 families, individuals and Business Booster members serving both the snowmobile and ATV/UTV riding communities in the Townsend area.

Tue
27
Nov

‘You’ll shoot your eye out’


Josh Blau (The Old Man), left, watches as Cate Kopkey (Mother) lectures Sebastian Surber (Randy) and Kael Pierquet (Ralphie) during a rehearsal of “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will present the show at the Byng Community Theater in Abrams. (Photo by Ali Carlson)

Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will present a nostalgic and familiar Christmas show beginning Dec. 7.

“A Christmas Story: The Musical” is an iconic holiday comedy set in the 1940s. Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas – a Red Ryder BB gun – but his wish seems hopeless.

“The story line is very familiar,” said director Pamela Loberger. “For older audiences, it will bring back fond memories of Christmases of their youth. For the younger audience, it provides a lot of humor and upbeat, fun music.”

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