Monthly Archives: October 2015

Oconto Falls road construction

OCONTO FALLS TO HOLD HIGHWAY 22 CEREMONY

Oconto Falls road constructionOCONTO FALLS TO HOLD HIGHWAY 22 CEREMONY
Event to include ribbon cutting,
opportunity to walk “new” Highway 22

OCONTO FALLS–The Oconto Falls Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the end of state Highway 22 reconstruction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Oconto Falls City Hall, 500 N. Chestnut Ave.
“Roll out the Barrels, We Have the Construction Blues on the Run” is the theme selected by the Chamber for the event.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear messages from local and state dignitaries, including Colleen Harris, regional deputy director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Mayor Brad Rice, City Administrator Vicki Roberts and Chamber President Gail Yatso.
“I think it’s important to celebrate the end of the hardships the road construction has brought to the businesses of the city that has affected their bottom line,” Yatso said. “It’s something that’s been needed a long time, to be proud of our city and our streets.”
The program and ribbon cutting ceremony at City Hall, 500 N. Main St., will be followed by an opportunity to walk the “new” Highway 22 from City Hall to the Oconto Falls Library, 251 N. Main St., where refreshments will be served.

An Oconto Falls Fire Department engine will lead the walk, and the Oconto Falls Police Department will assist with traffic control.

American Legion Post 302 will present the colors and Boy Scout Troop 1024 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Oconto Falls High School band and Oconto Falls High School Cheer Team are scheduled to perform.

City leaders and owners of businesses in the construction zone will cut the ribbon, signifying that Oconto Falls is once again open for business.

The color scheme for the day will be orange, and people are invited to wear orange to match the color of the construction barrels that have been so visible in the city.

The $3.95 million DOT project includes pavement removal and replacement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewer, street lighting, pavement marking and street signing on 1.6 miles from West Highland Drive to East Highland Drive. Work is scheduled to end Wednesday, Nov. 11, weather permitting.

In case of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting program will take place indoors at City Hall.

Construction Updates October 26

October 26th to October 30th

  • Crews will be working from Main Street to Cherry Street on WIS 22.
    • WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to Cherry Street but will be limited, due to construction activity along the corridor.
    • Both Cherry Street and Caldwell Avenue will be closed to WIS 22 from the east while the intersections achieves proper cure time and strengths.
    • Once both Cherry Street and Caldwell Avenue achieve proper cure, both streets will reopen to WIS 22 from the east.
    • Vinton Construction will be forming and pouring curb and gutter at Cherry Street and Central Avenue.
    • Martell Construction will continue pouring sidewalks along the south and north side of the roadway from Union Street to Cherry Street.
    • Peters Concrete will continue removing existing sidewalk and grading for new sidewalk along the east side of STH 22.
  • The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.
  • Traffic control measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.

Oconto Falls High School needs your help!!

ProjectOconto Falls High School needs your help!! With your support we could be awarded $25,000.00 for the purchase of classroom technology for our high school students. In an age of decreasing budgets, this would be a wonderful way to supplement the many needs that our school has. All you have to do is vote online at the following address:www.cellcom.com/projectinnovate.

Cellcom, in partnership with Nsight Telservices has created the program, Project Innovate. This program allows members of the community to vote for one school in Shawano, Oconto, Menominee or Marinette counties to receive funds totaling $30,000.00. Voting is open until November 20 at midnight.

You are welcome to share the voting link and even promote our school. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

Cellcom and Nsight Telservices will not share, sell, or use your email address for future marketing efforts. If there are any questions, please let us know.

Thank you in advance!!

Bruce A. Russell, Ed.D.
Principal,
Oconto Falls High School
210 N. Farm Road
Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, 54154
(920) 848-4467
(920) 848-4444 (fax)
brurusse@ocontofalls.k12.wi.us

Lions and Fish

Lions ordered this first batch of 5000 bluegill, with another 5000 coming in a few weeks.
They came from a fishery near West Bend and were provided by a grant from ST Paper.
A couple of years ago, we did the same with 5000 perch.
There were 8 Lions there for the launching.
Jim Damp is the chair of this project and can provide more detail.

Construction Updates October 19

For the week of October 19th to October 23rd–
· Crews will be working from Main Street to Cherry Street on WIS 22.
o WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to Cherry Street but will be limited, due to construction activity along the corridor.
o Both Cherry Street and Central Avenue will be closed to WIS 22 from the east while the intersections achieves proper cure time and strengths.
o Once both Cherry Street and Central Avenue achieve proper cure, both streets will reopen to WIS 22 from the east. At which time, Caldwell Avenue will be closed to complete the remaining concrete pavement gaps.
o Vinton Construction will be forming and pouring the intersections of Caldwell Avenue and Union Street.
o Vinton Construction will continue with concrete patch work from Cherry Street to Highland Drive. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the center lanes.
o Martell Construction will continue pouring sidewalks along the south and north side of the roadway from Union Street to Cherry Street.
· The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.
· Traffic control measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.

Bellin Health Oconto Falls Open House

Bellin Health Oconto Falls celebrated its new and improved location with an open house Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the clinic, 107 E. Highland Drive.

Attendees met Bellin’s Oconto Falls providers and toured the 9,000-square-foot facility, which replaced the former clinic at 833 Main St.

Arnold Jeske, of Abrams, won the autographed Jordy Nelson jersey given away at event.

The new clinic offers internal medicine and family practice services, X-ray, lab, drug testing, state Department of Transportation physicals and other employment- and school-related services, behavioral health and colonoscopy, among other services. The location also has introduced new services, including mobile unit mammography and bone densitometry, as well as orthopedics and physical therapy.

Crews broke ground on the new facility in March. It opened for business Aug. 24.

“The secrets of Trigger Point Myotherapy”

NEW Rehabilitation Services

Take control of your health. Learn the drug free technique to eliminate or minimize muscle pain and dysfunction through the Knowledge & Training of Myofascial Trigger Point self care techniques.

Carla Hedtke, Instructor/Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, over 20 years of private Trigger Point Therapy practice

You Will Learn How to Identify, Correct and Self-Treat your own Trigger Points Specific to pain area. You will learn more about your pain and how to address it. You will learn to be an active participant in control of your myofascial Trigger Point Pain and Prevent Pain from developing.
In each 3 hour workshop you will learn and practice manual Trigger Point de-activating techniques, stretches and how to use self help tools to assist in de-activating Trigger Points. You will receive course materials to reference after the workshops for review and continual learning.

Workshops consist of:

#1 Perpetuating Factors that cause and affect your Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction. How to Self Treat Upper Body Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain.

#2 How to Self Treat Lower Body, Back, and Hip Trigger Point Pain. How to identify and Self Treat Morton’s Foot and Leg Pain.

Workshops are: 6:00-9:00 PM
#1 October 19 #2 November 16
At: NEW Rehabilitation Services
229 Van Buren Street, Oconto Falls, WI

For more information or to Register Call: (920) 373-5002 or email
tpmyotherapy@gmail.com
Class size is limited

Construction Updates October 12

For the week of October 12th to October 16th

  • Crews will be working from Main Street to Cherry Street on WIS 22.

o   WIS 22 will be open to local traffic from South Main Street to Cherry Street but will be limited, due to construction activity along the corridor.

o   Both Cherry Street and Central Avenue will be closed to WIS 22 from the east while the intersection are being constructed.

  • Vinton Construction will be forming and pouring the intersections of Cherry Street, Caldwell Avenue, Central Avenue and Union Street.
  • Martell Construction will start pouring sidewalks along the south side of the roadway, starting at Union Street working towards Cherry Street.

o   Concrete patch work will be completed from Cherry Street to Highland Drive.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at this time.

  • The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen conflicts and/or weather events.
  • Traffic control measure should ONLY be moved by authorized personnel.