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5 years ago - June 25, 2008

? After 113 years of ministry in the Abrams area, the Abrams United Methodist Church will hold its final service on June 29, 2008. The Methodist Church was one of the earliest churches built in the village of Abrams, having its beginning in 1895. The church as we see it today is the result of the combining of the Brookside Community Methodist Church, the German Methodist and the Methodist Church in the village of Abrams.

? At City Hall last Wednesday, Wisconsin DNR Secretary Matt Frank presented the City of Oconto a $100,000 check to complete the investigation and demolition of the 12 acre Kelly Pickle plant, which the city has acquired for future development. Dick Doeren was credited for his work and his committee on the industrial commission. Mayor Don Nerenhausen paid special praise to City Administrator Linda Belongia for her efforts in obtaining the grant.

? June and Gerald Janovsky celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Romy's Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake.

? On Saturday, June 21, 2008, the Grand Opening/Open House was held for the Village of Suring Municipal Building and the Suring Area Public Library. The Learning Center was used for a gathering area, with refreshments, served throughout the event.

10 years ago - June 25, 2003

? The Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant, which opened in Oconto early this week is a sparkling new facility, just south of Hwys 41 and 22 at the stoplights. Owner Xiao Quan Dong recently sold a similar restaurant in Wausau. Joe Dong is the manager.

? John and Charlotte (Draeger) Ihde celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary They were married May 30, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Oconto. They have two sons, four daughters and 23 grandchildren. The couple was escorted in a 1953 Chevy Belair to a celebration with 150 friends and family May 31 at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto.

? At last Thursday's meeting of the Oconto County Board of Supervisors, the board awarded a bid of $1.1 million to O.M. Construction of Green Bay for an addition to the county's highway department building in Suring. It was the lowest of nine bids received.

25 years ago - June 22, 1988

? Amy Young was named Queen of the 1988 Old Copper Festival celebration.

? Katie Imig, 7, was named Oconto's Little Miss Peanut at the Oconto Kiwanis Club's event.

? Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Olsen, Oconto, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18.

? Michael Leigh, student at MSOE, Milwaukee, was on the 1987-88 winter quarter of the Dean's List.

? James and Harriet Weddle of Oconto received a 10-year Service Award from Morning Glory Farms.

50 years ago - June 27, 1963

? Hallie Newlun, county agricultural agent, was installed as president of the Oconto Lions Club to succeed Robert Cook.

? Fire of unknown origin destroyed the barn, two silos and most of the contents on the Erwin Tousey farm, located on county trunk M, Suring.

? George C. Sargent received a bachelor degree in electrical engineering when graduated from California State Polytechnic college on June 16.

? A windstorm near Townsend lifted a boat from the water, hurled it across county trunk T and into a hayfield.

? The Oconto high school golf team finished eighth in the state tournament.

? Mrs. Robert Virgin left for Turkey with daughters Stephanie and Tracy to join her husband there.

? An estimated 5,000 persons witnessed the Perch Festival parade in Oconto.

? Christ Lutheran Church, Underhill, marked its 76th anniversary with special services.

75 years ago - June 28, 1938

? Jean Janssen, 20 and Mary Janssen, 21, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Janssen of Underhill, were graduated June 8 from the a three year course in nursing at Mercy Hospital, Chicago.

? Named the hero in six near drownings during the past six years, Martin "Buddy" Lade, 23, Smith-av, is now recovering from a serious shoulder injury received in a kitten ball game at Brookside.

? George "Skipper" Goddard, 14, recent county marble champion, received a bad head injury while diving in the Oconto River.

? Miss Marcella Bassett, Lena and Robert G. Biehl, Milwaukee, were united in marriage Monday morning by Rev. E.H. Vaissiere.

? Raymond Burkhalter, Oconto and Miss Esther Hunt were married Wednesday morning in Marinette.

? Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Steinhaus, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schuh and Mr. and Mrs. Roland McDowell are the proud parents of baby boys born this week.

100 years ago - June 26, 1913

? William J. Classon, Sr., who has conducted a grocery store in Oconto for a good many years, disposed of his stock last week to George H. Crooks.

? The graduation exercises at the Milwaukee Normal school will be held there Friday, June 27. The Misses Myrtle Zippel, Irene Connerton and Emily Laxfors of Oconto are among the graduates.

? H.L. Reeves, who has been in the hospital for some time with a broken neck, was removed to his home last Thursday.

? George Perdzock of Oconto and Miss Theresa Ross of Chicago received their first call for marriage at St. Peter's church last Sunday. The wedding will be solemnized in Chicago July 8.

? At Lena, Little Genevieve Weir entertained twelve little girls at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Peter Netzer, Tuesday afternoon in honor of her seventh birthday anniversary.

? Miss Minnie Naske of Pensaukee was wedded to Emil Voss of Milwaukee at the home of the bride's parents last Wednesday by Rev. H. Eisenbach.

? Miss Amanda Johnson entertained about twenty couples at a dancing party at the Danish hall last Thursday evening.

? Miss Marie Therease Falque became the bride of Joseph Jule Dallas at St. Peter's church at seven o'clock Tuesday, morning, Rev. Fr. Venier performing the ceremony. Miss Julia DeBoere acted as bridesmaid and Louis Van Hulle as groomsman.

? A little daughter, Elizabeth, was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Ramsay Saturday.

? The Turner Opera House has been purchased and will be fitted to bring a new industry to our city, an agreement being reached with the Marinette Knitting Works.

? Mrs. Edward Scofield and grandchildren and Mrs. W.H. Grunert, left by auto for a trip to Akron, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pa.

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