Community

Tue
23
Apr

Bring Back the Night ‘prom’ benefits St. Clare’s

Tickets are now available for Bring Back the Night, a community event benefiting the advancement and support of patient care at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, to be held May 17 at Romy’s Holiday Inn, 9600 County Road G, Kelly Lake.

Bring Back the Night is an evening for adults to relive a favorite pastime: prom! Attendees are encouraged to dress in prom attire from any decade of their choosing.

There will be dinner, a cash bar, music and dancing. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30, which includes dinner, and can be purchased at the HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Prevea Health Centers in Oconto Falls, Lena, Gillett, Suring and Mountain. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 10.

Tue
16
Apr

St. John’s presents 10th annual Easter cantata

An ecumenical community choir will present “The Cross of Christ” during the days following Easter Sunday in the 10th annual Easter cantata at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Gillett.

“The Cross of Christ” is a worshipful Easter celebration arranged by Cliff Duren. It includes well-known Easter melodies such as “It Took a Lamb” from Geron Davis, “The Wondrous Cross” and “The Cross of Christ” from Passion, as well as more contemporary selections like “I Will Boast” from Chris Tomlin and “Hosanna (Praise is Rising)” from Paul BaLoche.

“The Cross of Christ” will be performed four times: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23; 7 p.m. Friday, April 26; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28; and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. There is no admission fee but a freewill offering will be accepted. Each performance will be followed by a dessert reception. St. John’s Lutheran Church is handicapped-accessible to all.

Tue
16
Apr

Years Gone By: April 17

110 years ago • April 15, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The blowing of the Mill whistle caused the team of Peter Peterson of Spruce to bolt. The only damaged sustained was a broken yoke.

OCONTO FALLS: NOTICE - Hereafter the fire whistle will blow three long blasts to indicate a meeting of the hose company. The regular meetings of the company are held on the first Friday of each month - H.H. CALDWELL, Secretary.

100 years ago • April 18, 1919 • Farmer Herald

MORGAN: Mr. and Mrs. Karl Birr celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on April 9. The celebration was held at their son Harry’s house and was attended by family and friends of the couple.

OCONTO FALLS: Frank Plain is recovering from a delicate operation on his neck. He broke his neck in France after a truck he was on overturned while hitting a hole.

90 years ago • April 11, 1929 • Gillett Times

Wed
10
Apr

Nonprofits eligible for Flagstar grants

Flagstar Bank has opened voting for the Flagstar Crafts Community initiative, where Flagstar will grant $5,000 to 18 nonprofits in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

Each of the 18 branches recently acquired by Flagstar — including Oconto Falls, Gillett and Mountain — will provide a grant to an eligible nonprofit for a total of $90,000. Up to two nonprofits are eligible for voting at each branch. Nominees were selected by local branch and regional managers for their alignment with Flagstar’s giving priorities.

“Flagstar Bank has a longstanding history of giving to local charities, donating $2.6 million in 2018 through grants from the Flagstar Foundation, community reinvestment activities, and diversity and inclusion initiatives,” said Gary Wolf, Flagstar Bank director of branch integration. “We’re proud to begin our investments in the U.P. and northern Wisconsin with an initiative that involves community participation.”

Wed
10
Apr

Years Gone By: April 10

110 years ago • April 8, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO COUNTY: DISTRICT ATTORNEY—HERE. District Attorney J. B. Chase drove last Friday from Gillett and took the early evening train for Oconto. There was nothing particular attached to the visit of the district attorney in this section, the trip being one of purely routine business connected with his office.

OCONTO FALLS: A sick bed marriage was performed in the town of Oconto Falls last Friday afternoon by Judge Ryan. The couple was Joseph Greetan and Miss Carrie Spice. Miss Spice was too ill to leave her bed, and the ceremony was performed about the sick couch, in the presence of immediate relatives and close friends. Harry Spice was best man and Miss Lena Coopman was bridesmaid.

90 years ago • April 11, 1929 • Gillett Times

UNDERHILL: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Cox Easter Sunday morning at the Gust Brendle home.

Wed
03
Apr

Years Gone By: April 3

110 years ago • April 1, 1909 • Oconto Falls Herald

OCONTO FALLS: It is stated an attempt was made last Saturday night to force an entrance to Elliott’s opera house. Just what the intruders expected to secure is not known, but they were scared away before effecting an entrance.

OCONTO COUNTY: A deal was concluded Monday whereby David Meyers succeeds to the Oconto County agency for Monday-Gerlach Tea company. He will continue his place of business here. Mr. Meyer has not yet determined upon any disposition for his bowling alley, which may be operated by his brother-in-law.

100 years ago • April 4, 1919 • Farmer Herald

OCONTO FALLS: The Boy Scouts, under direction of Scout Master Paul Vincent, enjoyed hike of several miles and accomplished the distance set them in good time, returning in fine trim.

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.

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