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4:59 PM, Apr. 30, 2013  |  Comments
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Five years ago - April 30, 2008

? Oconto County's new emergency management director, Tim Magnin, is eager to serve all of the county. He has the enthusiasm and dedication which already has impressed many observers.

? Lena High School Prom Court - Ben Beschta, Casey Schrnit, King Tyler Wagner, Brandon Seefeldt, Adam Tappa, Sharayah Slempkes, Breanne Hodkiewicz, Queen Vanessa Baldwin, Kourtney Smaney and Carissa Ertman.

? Oconto Varsity Girls Track Team members are Ariel Dickinson, Brooke Konkel, Jaymie Hipke, Amanda Orth, Jane Merline, Danielle Konkel, Yoo Yeon Jung, Sara Draheim, Amber Trepanier, Chelsea Bishop, Kristen McNorman, Lexi Woodworth, Emily DeHut, Amanda Draheim and Tarah Johnson.

? The Oconto boys were second to Kewaunee in a three school track meet at Algoma last Tuesday, while the girls were third. Joe Pinkart of the Devils won the 100 meter dash and the Devils won both the 400 and 800 relay events. For the girls, Nicole Sydor won the 100 meter hurdles and Kaleigh Orr captured the discus. The Devils, girls also won two relay events.

? We're looking for names and photos of all Oconto sailors on the Great Lakes and the ships that they sailed on. The Dockside Food & Spirits located at the breakwater in Oconto is working with Dick Doeren's Lumber Mill Gallery to honor all past and present sailors from Oconto who sailed on the Great Lakes. The Dockside is going to designate an area in the restaurant that will display any names, etc.

10 years ago - April 30, 2003

? Two high school building instructors, Ron Rauscher and Brad Karban, revealed plans for their students to construct a duplex home at Fifth and Scherer for low income families. The property was donated to NEWCAP Inc. by the Grant Shazer family. Construction will begin this fall with NEWCAP absorbing the costs.

? For the past three years, largely as a result of grants, Oconto Police officer Randy VanHulle has been the liaison officer at Oconto schools. But grant money is no longer available, and with both the city and school district facing budget woes the program for now has been discontinued.

? Oconto High School senior Jason Boudreau last week broke the all-time school record in the pole vault, soaring 12 feet, 3 inches. The old mark of 12 feet, 2 inches was set in 1988 by Eddie Russell.

? Thursday Morning Eye Openers bowling league champions were Brothers Three, Lorraine Bickel, Whitney Grygiel, Rita Adkins and Julie Baye. The runners-up were Uphill's, June Janovsky, Kay Koch, Colleen Smith and Betsy Beaverson.

25 years ago - April 27, 1988

? Lakewood businessman Don Bartels is the new chairman of the Oconto County Board of Supervisors. He was elected at a special board meeting last Tuesday and succeeds veteran board chairman Oscar Tachick who lost in his reelection bid by five votes to Harold Mork in District 21.

? Oconto native James Draeger has been named by the Wisconsin Division of Historic Preservation as an architectural historian. The division is an arm of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

? Competing against 14,000 students from throughout the United States, Todd Dembroski, a Lena High School senior, has received a $1,000 National Honor Society Scholarship, sponsored by Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the L. G. Balfour Foundation.

? Dave Lechleitner, a business education teacher at Wabeno High School, has been selected as the 1988 Teacher of the Year in the Wabeno School District.

? Doug Leuman fired a record shattering 747 scratch series Monday night at the Oconto Lanes.

? The Oconto girls softball team headed into action this week with an overall record of 5-2.

50 years ago - May 2, 1963

? The Oconto High School senior band members were issued their new band uniforms which will be worn for the first time in a parade at Coleman in the district band contests.

? Several farm buildings were destroyed by fire on the Clyde Spaulding farm R1-Abrams, Wednesday afternoon.

? The county's latest forest fire burned over 125 acres in properties two miles north of Pensaukee on county trunk S Saturday afternoon.

? Lester Petersen of Pewaukee Lake won the trophy at the Waukesha Gun Club in trap shooting in a 50 target event. He broke 50 straight targets; 7 events, 35 shooters. Don Olson of West Allis was runner up with 47 of 50 targets.

75 years ago - April 26, 1938

? Alfred Zutter, 22, was killed outright Friday evening when his car and a truck crashed on U.S. 41.

? Mr. and Mrs. John Stengel, Sr., pioneer residents of the town of How, had the pleasure of celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary Friday.

? A daughter, Mary Alyce, was born to Rev. and Mrs. E.T. Reif, Saturday, April 23.

? A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wasurich, Bay Shore, Monday, April 25.

? A daughter as born at the home of Tony Blazek, Kelly Lake, last Saturday evening.

100 years ago - May 1, 1913

? The county board convened pursuant to call and proceeded to organize by re-electing O.A. Ellis, chairman and John Grosse, vice chairman.

? Ernest Desreumaux of Oconto was a member of one of three Carroll college debating teams which figured during the past week.

? Mrs. Dan Hall, son Ralph and daughter Agnes were Marinette visitors Saturday and Sunday.

? Fred Davis of Mountain received the bounty on a wildcat Wednesday from County Clerk Orr.

? William Chesley and Roger Burbey of Lena were in Oconto Tuesday on the former's motorcycle.

? Miss Lenora Klass returned home Saturday from Oconto Falls, where she spent a week at the Spies home.

? A letter was received by L.C. Harvey, secretary of the Oconto Advancement association, that no appropriation was made by the last Congress for Oconto's light house.

? Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Craig are the happy parents of a baby girl born Saturday.

? Brazeau - Those who were neither absent nor tardy during the month of April are: Jennie White, John and Minnie Ermis and Emil Rakowski.

? The Bridge club tendered Mrs. E.G. Mullen a surprise at the home of Mrs. C.S. Hart Monday evening, the occasion being her birthday anniversary.

? Misses Ella and Emma Olson were Green Bay visitors last Friday.

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