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Flash From The Past - 1927

Oconto County Reporter
January 13, 1927
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

A reorganization of the police force of Kenosha this week resulted in the promotion of Patrolman Paul Rhode, a former Oconto boy and a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rhode, who reside on Second street, to the office of Sergeant.

Oconto County Reporter
April 7, 1927
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

The Oconto City Womens club elected the following officers at their meeting Monday; Mrs. Earl Linger, president; Mrs. J.W. Runkel, vice president; Mrs. Floyd Nichols, secretary; Mrs. Charles Lingelback, treasurer; Mrs. Doyle Buckies, press correspondent; Mrs. A.V. Classon, direction, and Mrs. F.E. Mann, parliamentarian.

Robert Fulton won first place in oratory and Pauline Van Gaal second place in declamatory in league contest.

Suring—A number of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schuettpelz of Suring, Sunday evening and helped Mrs. Schuettpelz celebrate her birthday anniversary.

Oconto County Reporter
April 14, 1927

Miss Jean Riemer left Wednesday to spend a few days with her sister, Helen in Milwaukee.  She will return Saturday accompanied by her sister who will spend Easter here.

Sheriff Chris Hermsen and sister, Mrs. Anna Smits, attended the funeral of their brother, Frank Hermsen, at DePere, this week.

Oconto County Reporter
June 9, 1927
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

A Ford truck driven by John Mauritz of County Line crashed into a Hupmobile coach driven by Mrs. Lester Campbell Monday evening.  The impact hurled the coach over on one side but Mrs. Campbell managed to save her baby boy from injuries and escaped with a bad shaking up.

Little Suamico—Mr. and Mrs. Paul Huss and son, Archie, attended the graduation exercises in Oconto Falls Monday evening.  Their daughter, Miss Eleanor, was a member of the graduating class receiving her teachers certificate.

Oconto County Reporter
June 16, 1927


Kebel Sentenced to Waupun;

It took the Jury only 10 minutes to find that Henry Kebel was guilty of larceny.

Kebel and John Wells were arrested March 26, on the charge of stealing pay roll checks from Holt Lumber Co. camp near Townsend. The men were unable to engage an attorney and Judge Quinlan appointed Attorney A. A. Brazeau as counsel for the defense.

Kebel, who has quite a prison record, was sentenced by Judge Quinlan to “not less then one year nor more then ten years in the state penitentiary at Waupun”. As this is his third conviction for felony Kebel must serve at least eight years before applying for a pardon.

John Wells who was termed a “poor dupe and tool” of Kebel, the mastermind, by District Attorney Chase, was acquitted

Oconto County Reporter
August 4, 1927

Miss Helen LeComte won the title of “Miss Oconto” in the American Legion bathing beauty contest.

Neil Fulton, 15-year-old son of A.J. Fulton, demonstrated that he was an unusual long distance swimmer at the Sunday school conference held recently at Green Lake.  He was one of the few boys that swam across the lake, a distance of two and one half miles.

A crowd of 1500 attended the Wisconsin Cheese Federation picnic held Sunday in the Birr grove in the town of Morgan.

Little Suamico—David Wedgwood had the misfortune of breaking his arm while at work last week.

Raids in Oconto and Marinette counties Friday by twenty federal prohibition officers resulted in the arrest of fifteen saloonkeepers and employees.

Oconto County Reporter
August 11, 1927
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Mrs. Edward Lemirande entertained seventy five relatives and friends at her home Wednesday evening at a miscellaneous shower to her sister, Miss Agnes Koski who will be married to Torval Westergaard on August 27.

Lena—Misses Irene, Kathryn and Mary Kramer and Clare and Bertha Baye hiked to Harmony Corners Sunday.

Oconto County Reporter
September 29, 1927

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson, who reside at the North Bay Shore, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Sunday Sept. 25.

Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Beaudin entertained thirty five friends at their home Sunday in celebration of their little daughter, Allyn Marie’s fourth birthday anniversary.

Oconto County Reporter
October 6, 1927

Lauerman’s department Store of Oconto is in the midst of its first anniversary sale.

Oconto County Reporter
October 27, 1927

Wm. Hartman, a Chicago man, has confessed to robbing the Breakstone store and making his get-away in the William O’Mealy Studebaker.

Donald S. DeWitt has been appointed superintendent of Holt Lumber Company’s planning mill, in addition to his duties as superintendent of the Holt Hardwood Co. Mill.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kinsiger entertained a number of their friends Thursday evening, the occasion being their fifth wedding anniversary.

Atty. And Mrs. A.J. Whitcomb entertained a group of their friends at a duck dinner at their home Wednesday evening.

Oconto County Reporter
November 10, 1927
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

Miss Clara Adamski, superintendent of the Oconto Falls hospital for five years, took charge of the Oconto City and County hospital today.

Suring—The musical recital given by the pupils of Mrs. Ella Leunberger at the Suring village hall last Saturday evening, was enjoyed by a large audience.

Oconto County Reporter
December 16, 1926
researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

As a result of playing with a gasoline lamp, little Stanley Cota, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cota, is recovering from very severe burns in the Oconto hospital.