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Flash From The Past - 1950

Oconto County Reporter
May 18, 1950

Miss Marilyn Matravers nas been named Valedictorian of the 1950 graduating class at Ocoonto High School. Miss Virginia MacFarlane and Donald Holt are Salutatorians, each having and average of 93.47.

Atty. James A Martineau, Oconto, was named ninth district commander of the American Legion at a district meeting held in Little Chute.

Oconto County Reporter
May 25, 1950

Robert Yakel has been selected by the Suring village board to be Suring's new marshall.

George Anker of Suring has sold his tavern to Louis Strehlow of Hayes.

Special to Press-Gazette
June 30, 1950
Couple at Gillett Married 55 Years

GILLETT, Wis. – With their children and grandchildren and Mrs. Lang’s original bridesmaid, Mrs. Sarah Annen, Fond Du Lac, sister of Mrs. Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lang Sr. of this village celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary at their home here Sunday.

A 12 o’clock wedding dinner and a 6 o’clock buffet supper were served to about 37 relatives.  Mrs. Lang, the former Lucy Hegner, was born in Fond Du Lac county  May 15, 1861.  Mr. Lang was born  in Washington county April 6, 1856.

They were married at the Holy Trinity church at Kewaskum on June 30, 1885.  In 1895 they came to Gillett where Mr. Lang started a blacksmith and wagon shop.  Mr. Lang held the office of village treasurer for 47 years.

The couple are the parents of seven children.

Oconto County Reporter 
August 10, 1950

Jack and Myron Elliot of Grand Haven, Mich. have purchased the factory of the E.M. Smith Glove Company here and will take over the plant October 15.

Oconto County Reporter
August 17, 1950

Mr. and Mrs. Querine Routheau, 229 Second St, Oconto, observed their golden wedding anniversary Sunday. The event was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars clubhouse

Oconto County Reporter
August 24, 1950

The fears of worried parents were confirmed Monday when Mr and Mrs Jake Libassi, Suring, received word that their son, S/Sgt Vincent, (Jimmy) Libassi had been killed in Korea.  

Oconto County Reporter
August 31, 1950

Old times were recalled at the William Stewart home at 239 Madison at over the weekend when his brother, Frank and wife, arrived from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It was their first time together in 53 years.

An eight o'clock mass in the St Charles Church in Lena Sunday morning will begin the day of the golden wedding anniversary for Mr and Mrs James Alsteen.  

Oconto County Reporter
September 14, 1950

Mrs. Myrtle Goddard, 63, a widow, was severely burned last Wednesday when her home in the town of Breed was destroyed by fire.  


Oconto County Reporter
September 28, 1950

PFC Ruth H. Hischke of Suring, is attending an aviation specialist course in the Technical Training Center, Chanute Air Force Base, IL.