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Flash From The Past - 1911
Oconto County Reporter
January 5, 1911

Mrs. Max  Mack of the town of Armstrong was in the city today and received a bounty from the county clerk on a wolf which she captured herself.

The Whitney and Solway restaurant on Main Street was discontinued Tuesday.

 Oconto County Reporter
February 23, 1911
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Mrs. W.W. Starkey left Monday for Ashtabula, Ohio, where she will spend several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. A.G. Brown.  Mr. Brown, formerly of Oconto, is superintendent of the construction of a large ship building establishment and dry docks at Ashtabula Harbor.  She will also visit her brothers in Smithport and Galeton, Pa., before returning home.

Leo Laviolette and sister, Miss Ida, were tendered a surprise party at their home Monday evening by about thirty of their young lady and gentlemen friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vaux of Isabel, S. D. arrived in the city last Saturday for a two weeks visit with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lee.  Mrs. Vaux was formerly Lucille Lee.

Oconto County Reporter
March 2, 1911
researched by Richard LaBrosse

Miss Josephine Schumacher will engage in the millinery business in the old Williams store on lower main street.

Reuben Hodgins of Maple Valley was in the city Monday and received a bounty on a wolf from county clerk Norton.

Breed—Miss Ruby LeVeque came up from Oconto Saturday to resumer her school duties in Dist. No. 1.

Lena—Mrs. Nellie Grant and Mrs. H. A. Tagatz left Monday to buy a stock of millinery preparatory to opening for business in the Lucas building formerly occupied by the K. & M. Cox millinery store.

Oconto County Reporter
March 9, 1911

Fire broke out in the old Spies sawmill Sunday at about two thirty a.m., burning it to the ground.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Rhode left yesterday for Lakewood to take charge of the Holt Lumber Company’s farm near that place and Melvin Roy left for the same place to assume charge of the company’s ranch farm. 

Oconto County Reporter
April 20, 1911

J.S. Neuville, carrier on rural route No. 2 made his trip Tuesday on an Indian motorcycle and will make another trial soon and then make a report to Washington on his success.  He expects to receive the approval of the department and have the machine in regular service after about May 1.

Oconto Falls will have a pickle factory.  This year they will pickle cucumbers only, but next year they expect to prepare other products.

Oconto County Reporter
May 11, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Arseneau of the town of Oconto have sold their farm and will leave next Tuesday for Dalhouise N. B. Canada, where they will reside permanently.

Miss Della Sorenson has left for Ellensburg, Wash. To spend the summer with her aunt.

Arthur Swaeraged  3 ½ years, was operated upon this morning having his tonsils removed.

Arthur Johnson of Mountain was in the city Tuesday and received the bounty on four wolf scalps.

William Tripp, Nich Strack, Mose Pocquette and Ernest Baldwin returned home last evening from a several days fishing trip on the North Branch.  They had fine luck. 


Oconto County Reporter Newspaper 
May, 1911

Researched, collected and contributed by: Richard A. McLean

              Jack McLean Prays

     John McLean passed through here with his wife this week on his way home to Spruce from the Pacific coast where he spent several weeks. A friend of John's who saw him get off the train at Oconto says that the first thing he did was to kneel down in reverential attitude upon the depot platform and offer up the following prayer: "I thank the Lord that I am back to Oconto and on my way to Spruce in God's country where I can hear the song of the robins and the thrushes, where the grass grows as green as the lovely shamrock of the Emerald Isle, where gentle zephyrs sway the beautiful foliage of the stately elms and the queenly maples, where the sparkling waters of the numerous tributaries of the glorious Oconto river sing their rolicking* and boisterous songs all day long, where the sweet drops of dew linger on the grass and flowers and shrubbery in the golden-purple morning sunshine like gems of purest ray serene, where the life-giving ozone is scented with the delightful aroma of the odoriferous trailing arbutus and where the bees and the multifarious hued butterflies sip the sweet secretion of the honey-suckle, and I promise Thee, O Lord, that if you will forgive me this time I will never so long as there grows one spear of green grass in Oconto county and so long as there is the breath of life in my body, roam to that mist-enveloped and inhospitable land of the Hindoo, the Japs and the Chinese and every morning from now on I will offer up this prayer of thanks upon my bended knees."

By the time that Jack had thus delivered himself he had attracted quite a crowd and his wife had to interrupt his fervent prayer and hurry him away.

(notes:The entries have been transcribed exactly from the original so that any misspelling or errors of a person's name, place name, date, or any other entry is intentional..Richard A. McLean)

Oconto County Reporter
July 20, 1911
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Joseph Stoll Jr. of Stiles received bounty on two wolves last week from County Clerk Norton.

Earl, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rugg, narrowly escaped death after having eaten rat poison.

Oconto County Reporter
November 23, 1911
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Mr. and Mrs. William Strutz were agreeably surprised Sunday evening by about twenty five of their young lady and gentlemen friends to remind them of the first anniversary of their marriage at the home of Mrs. Strutzs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vendt.

S. L. Heyman has closed out his stock of goods here and leaves today to join his family in Chicago.

Oconto County Reporter
December 7, 1911

F.D. Candlish, who has been manager of the Wisconsin Telephone Company for some time, has resigned his position and is succeeded by Emil Peterson of Marinette..

Oconto County Reporter
December 21, 1911
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

The following gentlemen received bounties from the county clerk since last Thursday: Myron Borden of Timme, one wolf; John Selien of Lakewood, one wolf; Louis Darn of Oconto Falls, one wolf; Ed. Herning of Suring, one wild cat; Hilmer Olson of Mountain, one wild cat.

Miss Eleanor Lee has been appointed to the position of clerk in the postoffice in this city and assumed her duties, Monday.  Miss Lee is filling the position left vacant by the resignation of Mrs. Frank Gardner, nee Miss Grace Classon.