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5:43 PM, Mar. 5, 2013  |  Comments
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Five years ago - March 5, 2008

? Oconto's Sara DePouw became the girls State Champion in the 12- to 13-year-old bracket in the Elks Hoop Shoot. Sara hit 22 of 25 free throws to capture the crown. With those numbers, Sara also took home the best girl shooter award. Sara ties her brother Ryan who was a state champion and best boy shooter two years ago. Sara and her family will now travel to Iowa City, Iowa to compete in the Regional March 8 competition.

? Some Mountain area residents say their small town looked like most of its residents had "evacuated" starting the weekend of Feb. 23. That's because more than 90 of them left on a Caribbean Cruise arranged by Mountain business owner Sheila School and her husband Steve, with an assist from Jeff School of the School House Bar.

? Recently Mrs. Ross's Oconto third-grade class used a new piece of technology called Polycomm. This technology allows students in districts to see and hear students in Oconto.

? The Gillett Woman's Club will celebrate 80 years of service to the Gillett community and several Oconto County service organizations. We are very proud of our many years of service, being the oldest service organization in the history of Gillett.

? Oconto River Bowmen voted in new officers in January. The positions are as follows: President Charles Walske, Vice President Scott Williquette, Treasurer Jeff Schmechel, Secretary Mark Speller, Corresponding Secretary (Reporter) Brook Pan and Board of Directors Steve DeBauch, Randy Demro, Gary Lemmen, Russ Johnson, Jeff Renel, Eric Thomas and Dave Younger; Junior Advisory Board Ryan Morrow, Brook Pari and Kyle Renel.

10 years ago - March 5, 2003

? Congratulations to Bob and Kathy Van Hulle. They have received an award from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Division of Food Safety for outstanding milk quality and commendable farm conditions for more than three years.

? Lakewood's Jocelyn Pittner is rated one of the nation's top junior ski stars. The 17-year-old Wabeno High School junior left last week to compete for 7 days at Keystone, CC and Copper Mountain in the Central/Rocky Junior Olympics competition. She also competed there two years ago. She's entered in the downhill, Super-6, giant Slalom and Slalom events.

? Oconto High School senior Cody Steffenhagen capped his Blue Devil wrestling career by earning a fourth place medal in the WIAA state championships at the Kohl Center in Madison last weekend.

25 years ago - March 2, 1988

? Patrick Trepanier, projects chairman and Larry Elliott, president of the Oconto Lions Club, presented Carolyn Friese, Oconto Memorial Hospital administrator with a $1,500 check. The gift brings the hospital nearer to meeting the $45,000 challenge grant Cruisers extended to the community.

? Joseph Cota of Oconto celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 16 at his home with his children present.

? The home of Lawrence Motors, downtown Oconto, owner Gene Lawrence, was recently remodeled.

? Coach LeBreck's Oconto Blue Devils played perhaps their finest game of the season at Southern Door Friday night, ripping the Eagles 60-48. It was the regular season finale for Oconto, which finished 7-13 overall and 5-11 in the Packerland Conference.

50 years ago - March 7, 1963

? Eight hundred thirty-one Oconto County youths joined in observing 4H week.

? Deep frost has brought about more than a dozen broken water mains in the city, keeping the Oconto city utility crews on the job long hours during the week.

? Mr. and Mrs. John Wiebusch are the parents of a son born March 1.

? Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Routheau have moved to Rhinelander where Mr. Routheau has accepted a job in the gas department of the Wisconsin Public Service Corp.

75 years ago - March 4, 1938

? Lawrence Shallow, 36, well known farmer in the town of Little River, passed away at Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, of complications of diseases, Saturday noon.

? Anthony E. Finger, second-year long course student at the Wisconsin College of Agriculture, won honors in fitting and showing livestock at the 1938 Wisconsin "Little International," the student livestock show.

? Miss Ruth Duame was united in marriage to Harry Predith at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Willebrords Church, Green Bay.

? Mrs. Louis Gering, 76, Green Bay, well known in the Oconto area is in the Oconto hospital with a fractured hip and ribs received in an auto accident on Highway 141 at Stiles.

? W.M. Comstock, who for more than 37 years has been the publisher of the Oconto County Reporter, has sold the business to Raymond G. Hyde, Mathias Dahm and Arno Basl of Clintonville.

? Miss Dora Perry, 50, passed away this morning at the Oconto Hospital after a four year illness.

100 years ago - March 6, 1913

? Miss Ellen B. McDonald and Miss Genevieve Mayberry went to Wausau Wednesday to attend a state library meeting. Miss McDonald delivered an address.

? Lena - The Misses Lucille McGuire, Violet Corey, Rose Greenwood and Lizzie Hartl visited the Little River school Thursday.

? Lena - Rynold Rosera was taken to the Oconto hospital Thursday evening to undergo another operation for appendicitis.

? Mrs. Louis Nelson was tendered a surprise party Monday afternoon by about twenty ladies, the occasion being her 67th birthday anniversary.

? Gillett - George Sohr and Charles Armstrong attended the Northwestern Firemen's association meeting at Marion last week.

? A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Wietor in Cream City Saturday.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
573 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1013 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

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