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Flash From The Past - 1922

Oconto County Reporter
February 16, 1922

Rev. Siders, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal church for the last three years has accepted a calling to the pastorate of the Episcopal church of Trinidad, Col.  

Oconto County Reporter

April 27, 1922

Ray E. MacAllister, son of Angus MacAllister of this city, has passed the Michigan State Bar examination with an average of 86 per cent, according to word received from Lansing by him early this week.

Misses Claire and Rosemary Fabry returned Wednesday to St. Joseph’s Academy, Green Bay, after spending their vacation at home.

Oconto County Reporter
June 15, 1922

Paul, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis LaCombe had the misfortune to fracture his arm last week.

A considerable amount of damage was done to the high school building Friday noon when a bolt of lightning struck the cupola, knocked a hole through it two feet in diameter, and then followed its way down to the edge of the roof.

Oconto County Reporter
June 22, 1922

A reception in honor of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Garrison, the new pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city, is being held this evening in the church house.

The store building formerly occupied by the Home Bakery, is being remodeled and made ready for the occupancy of William VanGaal, who plans to open a new grocery store.

Oconto County Reporter
July 13, 1922

Marian Hellert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hellert, Third Street, entertained several little girls Wednesday in honor of her ninth birthday.

Oconto County Reporter
July 20, 1922

P.A. Badour has opened up an office this week as justice of the peace in the former Geo. Beyer office at 1308 Main Street.

Oconto County Reporter
August 17, 1922
contributor: Richard La Brosse

Gail Kennedy has arrived home from St. Paul.  He has just graduated from the University of Minnesota and will now take a post graduate course at Columbia University, New York.

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Watson of Clarrissa, Minn., arrived at the home of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Donald MacQueen Friday and visited until Monday.

Miss Agnes Pierre entertained three couples at a dinner party Monday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Vogel of North Dakota.

Donald MacQueen returned Monday from a trip to Canada, where he visited at his former home of Glencaria,  Enroute he stopped at Berwick and Chesterville, Canada and Binghampton, Scranton and Buffalo, N.Y.

Oconto County Reporter
September 5, 1922
researched by Richard LaBrosse

Probably the worst tragedy that ever occurred in Klondike happened Saturday night when the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Janovsky met death in the fire that destroyed their home.

Francis Kain, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kain, was injured Monday afternoon when he was struck by a car.

Word was received here this week announcing the death Monday of John Morris in New York city.  Mrs. Morris was formerly Agnes Cole of this city.

The oldest couple in the United States, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, Sr., Abrams, was separated by death Friday.  After an illness of several months from a complication of troubles incident to old age, James Bell, Sr. died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jane Christian Friday.  At the time of his death he was over 105 years old.  His wife, who survives him is 103 years old.

About thirty friends of Mrs. J.P. Larsen of this city helped her celebrate her sixty-seventh birthday anniversary Friday afternoon.

Oconto County Reporter
September 21, 1922 
contributor: Richard La Brosse

Alfred Bryzche, four-year-old Sobieski boy, was run over in Oconto Falls Sunday afternoon by a car driven by W.A. Flatley.  A scalp wound resulted which will not prove serious unless some infection sets in later.

Joseph Holl, constable of the town of How, is recovering from bruises and a pair of black eyes received in a fight which took place in Hayes when he and his assistant engaged in action with a party of young men from Gillett.


Oconto County Reporter 
October 12, 1922 
researched by Richard LaBrosse 

Oconto gets another new industry in the city when the Bond Pickle company plans to begin operation by January first.  They plan to employ fifteen to twenty people at the start. 

While tustling with a companion on the railroad track Sunday afternoon Timothy Davis fell, struck his knee on the rail and fractured the bone. 

Oconto County Reporter
October 19, 1922

While playing football with some of his companions Sunday afternoon, Gustave LeComte, seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. LeComte, broke his left let.

The insurance agency, owned for several years by John J. Caldwell, was sold this week to Julius Heisinger.

A diamond wedding celebration took place in Oconto recently when Mr. and Mrs. Soren Bach of Maple Valley celebrated the seventy fifth anniversary of their wedding at the home of their son James on October 4.

Oconto County Reporter
November 23, 1922

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hassenfelt and son, Harold, went to Appleton Saturday to get their daughter, Dollie, who had been visiting with her aunt. Mrs. Geo. Kinziger.

Oconto County Reporter
December 21, 1922

The blinding glare of lights on a car he was meeting caused the driver of the Ford sedan, owned by Charles Windross, Brookside, to crash head on into a team of horses drawing a load of hay on highway 15 near Brookside last Saturday evening at about six.