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12:19 PM, Aug. 21, 2013  |  Comments
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Five years ago - Aug. 20, 2008

? Oconto area residents gained another option in health care with the opening of the Aurora Health Center, Monday, Aug. 11, at 530 Smith Ave. Family Nurse Practitioner Michele Sobeck is welcoming patients and is assisted by Stacy Messenger, X-Ray technician and Debbie Bender-LaRose, LPN. Sobeck is taking a new direction in her health care career as a nurse practitioner, after working in insurance and nursing previously. The clinic offers on-site lab and X-ray services. The phone number at the clinic is 834-7600.

? Friday, Aug. 8, Travis "Burnout" Bodway and Chris Mueller drove the OHS Thunderbird for a total of 14 runs on what turned out to be a great night for drag racing. All five elimination rounds were won, as they continue to improve reaction times, driving techniques and learn how to prepare the car between rounds.

? Wrestling does not stop at the end of the High School Folkstyle season for Cullan Morrisey and Chad Heise, as they were selected to wrestle for the Wisconsin National Cadet Team in Kansas City, Mo. June 25-29.

? The Dudeks are proud to have five generations in their family: Great-grandpa Tom Dudek (age 66, Green Bay); Great-great-grandma Marion Dudek (age 89, Pulaski), Grandpa Jim Dudek (age 47, Mountain), Destiny Dudek (7 months, Mountain) and Dad, Justin Dudek (age 20, Mountain).

? Five generations of the LaCount family are Grandpa Jim Dudek (age 47, Mountain), Dad Justin Dudek (age 20, Mountain), Great-great grandma Rita LaCount (age 84, Pulaski), Destiny Dudek (7 months, Mountain) and Great-grandma Nancy Dudek, (age 65, Green Bay).

10 years ago - Aug. 20, 2003

? When Woodlands of Oconto opens its new health care facility in Oconto late this October, it expects to employ between 50-60 persons. It will be located in be former Riverside Nursing Home, which closed two years ago. Woodlands operates similar homes in Suring and Gillett.

? At last Tuesday's Oconto City Council meeting, Mayor Fulton said that he has ordered all city department heads to reduce their budgets for the next year by 10 percent. Such reductions will include the Police and Fire Departments and Street Dept.

? Witnesses to Ron Hayes' recent hole in one at the Oconto Golf Club were Jim Draeger, Bob Sconzert, Dan Elliott and Tom Johnson.

25 years ago - Aug. 17, 1988

? The grand champion horse at Sunday's horse show at the Youth Fair grounds in Gillett was shown by Renee Gerndt of Suring.

? The Oconto Unified School District will resume school on Monday, Aug. 29, at 8:15 a.m.

? New arrival - A son to Randall and Tina LeMay of Oconto.

? Robert G. Konkel, son of George and Sheila Konkel of R-Abrams, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of staff sergeant. Konkel is a tactical aircraft maintenance specialist at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., with the 347th Equipment Maintenance Squadron.

? Kelly D. Walker of Oconto, daughter of Mr. Bernard Walker and Mr. and Mrs. James Hickey, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force's Delayed Enlistment Program May 23, according to Staff Sgt. Bryan Beaudry, Air Force recruiter, Pine Tree Mall, Marinette. Kelly, a 1988 graduate of Oconto High School, is scheduled for enlistment in the Regular Air Force on June- 13, 1989.

50 years ago - Aug. 22, 1963

? Harold Crouse, a graduate of Oconto high school, last week received his doctor's degree in education in the field of administration and supervision from the University of Wisconsin.

? The business of two Oconto insurance agencies will be combined with the sale of the Bourassa Insurance Agency by Ernest and John Bourassa to Charles Davis of the Davis Agency.

? Boris Dortok, 17, of Turkey, American Field Service exchange student, will enter Oconto high school as a senior and during his year in America will make his home with the Dugald Chartier family.

75 years ago - Aug. 23, 1938

? Mrs. I.S.P. Hoeffel, 76, former resident of Oconto, now of Green Bay, was killed and her husband critically injured in an accident near Green Bay Friday p.m.

? Miss Mabel Urquhart, St. Louis, Mo. and 1st Lt. Clarence Boes of the United States Army were married August 20 in Second Presbyterian church at St. Louis.

? Richard Rosenfeldt fractured his elbow Sunday when he fell out of a tree near his home.

? Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dahl, County Line, are the parents of a new baby boy born Monday morning.

? A fire, amounting to $30 damages, occurred in the office of Dr. A.N. Tousignant Monday noon.

? Miss Thelma Parkinson and Orville Blucher were married Thursday evening at the Methodist church in Marinette by Rev. Abbey.

100 years ago - Aug. 21, 1913

? Mrs. C.E. Betts and infant daughter of De Pere, miraculously escaped being burned to death when a light bulb exploded, setting fire to bed clothes and curtains, also throwing broken glass over the mother and child who were asleep at the time.

? Miss Edith Luckenbach entertained a small party of friends in honor of Miss Elva Siedeman of Sheboygan.

? Earl Millien made a record swim last Saturday from the Park ave. bridge to the end of the pier, a distance of two miles.

? The cross on St. Peters church, which was struck by lightning in a recent storm, was straightened and repaired this past week.

? P.W. Heller entertained about 16 friends Tuesday evening at a boating party aboard C.S. Harte's launch, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Zedlan and Miss Bessie Koenigsmark of Chicago.

? A number of lady friends called on Mrs. Fred Maigatter Saturday afternoon honoring her birthday anniversary.

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