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Flash From The Past - 1942
May 14, 1946
Oconto Falls—Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Magin and Mrs. O.V. Saunders of Oconto Falls have received word from W.S. Middleton, M.D., and dean of the medical school at the University of Wisconsin that their son and nephew, George Magnin, will be an honor student at the eighth annual convocation on May 24.  The convocation will be held at the Wisconsin Union Theater at (time ?) p.m. and Dr. Clark G. Kueble of Ripon College will be the speaker.  Magnin will receive his medical degree in June.


May 15, 1946

Oconto Falls—The American Legion auxiliary of Oconto Falls will sponsor the sending of Annabelle Lee, a junior in the Oconto Falls High school, to attend the Badger Girls’ State at the University of Wisconsin June 12 to June 19.  She has been selected by the local faculty because of her outstanding school activities, good citizenship and leadership qualities.  Due to the war the project was abandoned for the past three years.  Badger Girls’ State carries out a training program designed to teach girls of Wisconsin about our government.  Each girl has an opportunity to learn for herself the responsibilities as well as privileges of living in the United States.  

Oconto County Reporter
September 17, 1942
Researched and contributed by Richard La Brosse

The Marquita Beauty shop, owned by Mrs. Margaret Witeck, was opened to the public Wednesday.  Mrs. Witeck comes to Oconto from Suring.

Fire of unknown origin last Friday destroyed the large barn containing approximately 45 tons of hay on the Ed Bourassa farm about four miles northwest of Oconto.

Percy Wood received word of the death of his father, James W. Wood, 87, in Chicago on Wednesday.  


Oconto County Reporter
October 1 1942
researched by Richard LaBrosse

This week Tom Looney, Oconto’s fire chief, picks up where he left off after World War 1, and enters the ranks of the army air force technical service as instructor in the radio technician branch.

The Zingler funeral and furniture store at Suring is changing ownership this week, having been taken over by Albert Soulek of Chicago, Ill., who has been engaged in this business since 1929.  


Oconto County Reporter
October 15, 1942

Miss Eleanor Foley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Foley, passed the necessary examinations and was accepted in the Woman’s Auxiliary Army Corps at Milwaukee last week.  


October 19, 1942
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Oconto County Farmer Admits Slaying Wife

(Oconto Wis.)-- A well to do Oconto county farmer was held in county jail today, accused of beating his wife to death by slugging her over the  head with a piece of iron and a kitchen chair.

District Attorney Harold W. Krueger said the man, William Schuettpelz, 57,  who owns a 200 acre farm near here, admitted the slaying of his wife, Martha, 54. He will be charged with first degree murder, Krueger said, and arraigned before Justice of the Peace Joseph Fisher tomorrow. Krueger declared that the couple had been quarrelling recently over  finances and that two weeks ago Schuettpelz had been jailed for beating his  wife but was released when she refused to press charges. Oconto County Reporter December 17, 1942

The Kelly Brook cream station and living quarters of Giles Brazeau family was completely destroyed by fire of an unknown origin about eight Saturday evening.  The loss was estimated at $ 10,000.