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Flash From The Past - 1933

Oconto County Reporter
JANUARY 19, 1933

Mrs. Adeline Classon, age 96, died at the home of her son, Edmund, at 5:00 Sunday evening.

Mrs. Hazel Campbell was installed as Worthy Matron of Oconto Chapter No. 132, Order of the Eastern Star.

Howard Hermsen and Homer Belongia skated from Oconto to Green Bay Friday the 13th.

Alphonse VanVooren was severely injured when a tree fell on him while cutting wood at Pensaukee.

An Oconto county resident for 80 years, Mrs. Margaret Coy, 92, died on Friday.

Oconto County Reporter

JUNE 29, 1933

A fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the new home of Mrs. Caroline Oas, Stiles, Tuesday morning.

The marriage of Alfred Rhode, Oconto, and Miss Nola Kincaid, Crandon, took place June 24, at Crandon.

John Poudrier, Mead McNulty and Carl Richter reported a very enjoyable ride to Iron Mountain by plane.

Parents of new babies are Mr. and Mrs. George Frease, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Trepanier, a son; and Mr, and Mrs. William Darr, a baby girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Sigfred Hansen were honored on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary Sunday.

Fifty-six enthusiastic youngsters will be given swimming instructions under the direction of Lloyd Tourtillott, present park manager.

Miss Stella Mathey and Rynold Rosera were married Tuesday at 9 o'clock, Lena.

Oconto County Reporter 

July 13, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Minar celebrated their golden wedding anniversary July 4.
Grasshopper damage to crops was reported as extensive in Oconto county.

Melvin McDonald received severe head injuries when he tripped and fell from a second story balcony at St. Mary's hospital, Green Bay, where he is employed.

Oconto County Reporter

JULY 27, 1933

Leonard Zangler, Suring, was awarded a three-year Fairchild scholarship in the Harvard Law school.

The Oconto Woolen Mills will begin operating both night and day within the next ten days.

Mayor Donald MacQueen has been directed to appoint a special harbor committee in preparation for a hearing scheduled the latter part of Aug.

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hugo, Pensaukee, Saturday, July 22.

Miss Ida Kane was married on Tuesday to Clarence Huisman.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hall are the parents of a son, Ralph Jr., born Tuesday morning.

A barn belonging to Anthony Stock, Abrams, was struck by lightning during an electrical storm Thursday evening.

August 1933 
Oconto Falls

Miss Dorothy Randall is a guest of the Floyd Lanes in Wauwatosa.  Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Gates and Miss Jean Riner of Appleton, visited Sunday with Mrs. Etta Rine and daughter June.

Oconto County Times Herald 
September 28, 1933
contributed by: Richard La Brosse

 Oconto Falls.  C. W. Halsted, 80, pioneer settler and Lena’s first postmaster ( 1880-1882 ), died at his home west of the
village Sunday evening.  A sad feature to this story is that Mrs. Olson, a young mother of two and who was housekeeper for the Halsteds, died very suddenly on Tuesday.  Doctors were puzzled as to the cause of her sudden departure.