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4:34 PM, Jun. 18, 2013  |  Comments
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Five years ago - June 18, 2008

? After 50 years growing strawberries on the family farm on County G in rural Gillett, Lee Schaal, at age 89, has retired. We want to express our appreciation to all the customers over the years, said Lee and Anne Sutherland School.

? Sally Witt, who grew up only a short distance down the Kelly Brook from Spruce School, was the center of attention for a brief moment at the end of the year family picnic and graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 4. Sally is a Spruce School Alumni Member and since 1999 has been on the staff at the school working as a teacher aide, along with a multitude of other responsibilities. This time it was almost like her second graduation, as she is moving off into retirement.

? Four Oconto High School students have been selected to perform with 360 of Wisconsin's finest musicians as part of Wisconsin's Ambassadors of Music European Tour. They are Alex Pecor, Zach Feldt, Breanna Casper and Danialle Bowen.

10 years ago - June 18, 2003

? Goldstein family provides $200,000 for Lena Scholarships. The first winners were a $4,000 scholarship to Bobby Jo Cochenet ($1,000 per year for four years), a $4,000, scholarship to Kimberly Smaney ($1,000 per year for four years), a $2,000 scholarship to Jerid Wos ($1,000 per year for two years) and a $2,000 scholarship to Richard Kassien ($1,000 per year for two years).

? Soldiers fighting in Iraq risk their lives for all United States citizens freedom. One of those soldiers, Oconto graduate Tim Campshure, who lives on Gray Lake Rd., serves in the Marine Corp. reserves which was activated in January. He left his wife Kate and their son Mason behind to travel to the middle east and assist in freeing Iraq from the Saddam Hussein regime. He returned home June 3 but still has 90 days of active duty remaining.

? June 2003 Badger Girls State will be held on the Oshkosh Campus and Badger Boys will be at Ripon. Sponsored by the American Legion, Jones Modrow Young Post 74 and Auxiliary. Oconto winners are David Bikowski, Amy Matravers, Nathaniel Bohlman, Koshea Lovaj. Alternate Badger Girl is Ashley Pecha.

25 years ago - June 15, 1988

? Oconto attorney James Plier was honored last week for his many years of service on the Oconto Industrial Fund. Don Nerenhausen wrote, "The Industrial Fund Inc. accepts with deepest regrets your request not to serve on the board of directors of the Fund. Your position on the board for the past 28 years will be greatly missed."

? Farnsworth Library board members Karl Rice, Karl Ballestad and Don Nerenhausen assisted by Bob Cook, Brian Rice, Dick, Sue and Heidi Jacquart planted shrubbery around the library.

? Copper Festival Queen contestants are Jennifer Evrard, Sue LaViolette, Jennifer Steier, Holly Hollen, Lisa Schultz, Sheila Kamin and Amy Young.

? Jennifer Rusch was the 1988 recipient of the L.W. Fulton Memorial Scholarship.

? Breakfast on the Farm will be held at the John Leigh farm, Delcore Road, Oconto.

? Doug Rakow, Suring FFA, was named winner of the 1988 DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

50 years ago - June 20, 1963

? Peter Miebach, Oconto's foreign student will complete his stay here Saturday, when he will leave to join other American Field Service youths for a tour of the United States before returning to Germany,

? The Reverend Raymond E. Steger has been appointed to serve the First Methodist church of Oconto replacing the Reverend John Wagner.

? A five digit ZIP code number system will go into use through the United States July 1 in an effort to speed mail deliveries.

? An open house in the social rooms of the Presbyterian church marked the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hassenfelt, Sunday afternoon.

75 years ago - June 21, 1938

? R.G. Flanders was elected deputy grand master and D.H. Mooney grand treasurer at the annual meeting of the Masonic Grand Lodge held in Milwaukee.

? Three former Oconto high school graduates who will receive their degrees from the University of Wisconsin June 19; are Harlan F. Rousseau, Robert Breakstone and Oscar Richter.

? Arnold Sieck, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sieck, town of Gillett, died Wednesday morning of injuries sustained when thrown under the sharp blades of a disc by a runaway team of horses.

? St. John's at Morgan was the scene for a pretty wedding of Miss Ethel Ward and Elmer Bierhals Wednesday.

? Walter Paulson, Suring, is recovering from a gunshot wound in his left shoulder which he received when his tavern was held up at 2 o'clock Saturday morning.

? Miss Marion Anheuser and Norbert Olsen were united in marriage by Rev. S.H. Lloyd Saturday.

100 years ago - June 19, 1913

? Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mineau celebrated the thirty-third anniversary of their marriage Sunday evening at their home on Baldwin street. About sixty friends and relatives were present to help them.

? Frank Seidle's barn, just outside the city limits to the south, burned last Thursday afternoon.

? Miss Irene Anderson arid Fred Bergeron were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Wednesday morning at eight o'clock at St. Peter's church, Rev. Fr. Vanier performing the ceremony.

? Mrs. D.H. Mooney and son, Fred, leave tonight for Sand Point, Idaho, where they will visit Mrs. Mooney's brother, Harry Schedler, and family for about three weeks. Mr. Mooney will attend the Knight Templar triennial conclave at Denver in August and then join his wife and return home with her about September 1. Mrs. Paul Schedler and children will probably accompany them home.

? Mrs. E.H. Mayberry and daughter, Miss Neva, entertained at a series of parties last week.

? A bridge party was also given Saturday evening Miss Gae Ferguson and Mrs. Frank Lingelbach receiving the prizes.

? Lena - I. Marcouiller has opened up a 5˘ and 10˘ store in connection with his grocery business. His goods arrived this week.

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