BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST AUDITIONS SET FOR JULY 31

The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts are excited to announce auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST on Monday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center, located in Oconto Falls High School. Those auditioning should arrive at 8:40 a.m. and plan to stay until 11:00 a.m. Most of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Students auditioning are expected to attend all rehearsals during the week AND both performances on Saturday, August 5.

Among the roles to be cast are Beauty Lou, Imaginary Friend, Beast, Dusty and Slim the farmhands, Fleabite Clyde the dog, the Younger Daughters, the Older Daughters, the Country Folk and the Barnyard Critters. Students entering 1st grade through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. In addition, special MCT theatre free workshops will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for all participants

BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST will be presented on Saturday, August 5 at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center, located in Oconto Falls High School. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Oconto Falls is presented locally by the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts with support from ST Paper and Neva Hodge Lemorande.

Pre-registration is encouraged and available online at www.ofpanthers.com by clicking on the Summer School link.

For more information, call the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts at (920) 848-7469.

Free Men’s Health Event at HSHS St. Clare – June 27

HSHS St. Clare Regional Surgery Center

Men’s Health Month Cookout and Ice Cream Social:
Tuesday, June 27 at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital

The community is invited to a free event focused on men’s health at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St. in Oconto Falls on Tuesday, June 27.

The Men’s Health Cookout and June Dairy Month Ice Cream Social will be presented by Richard McNutt, MD, of HSHS St. Clare Regional Surgery Center. The presentation will feature a complimentary meal of healthy grilled food and ice cream in honor of June Dairy Month. Attendees can also register for a chance to win Wisconsin Timber Rattler tickets!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 27
Location: HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Dining Room
Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

  • 4:30 – Complimentary meal
  • 5:15 – Men’s health discussion

Pre-registration for this event is requested by calling (920) 965-7411. Space is limited.


About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour staffed emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 13 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

12th Annual Region Two Lions Golf Outing

In spite of an early threat of unfavorable weather, the 12th Annual Region Two Lions Golf Outing concluded under warm sunshine at Desmidt’s Golf Course and Country in the beautiful hills outside of Crivitz. In its 12 year run, over $35,000 has been raised to support activities at the Wisconsin Lions Camp, thanks to the the Region Lions and many other supporters in Northeast Wisconsin.

Local Lions clubs, businesses, individuals, and organizations provided hole sponsorships, raffle prizes, and other support of the popular outing.

This year’s personalized championship mugs were carried off by “Bob’s Team” made up of Bob Hoyer, Matthew Thiel, Jeff Ott, and Kurt Mueller. Their 4 person scramble score of 58 put them at the top of the leader board.

Only one stroke behind, the “Wausaukee Lions #2” team picked up second place honors. Golfers Tom Miller, Gary Polzin, Brian Wiltzios, and David Wiltzios played a great game to earn the runner up engraved glasses.

Kicking off the award program over lunch in the clubhouse was the presentation of two Ray Hempel Fellowships, one to Lion Jane Fritz and another to Lion Gerald Kallenbach. Both have been very active with the Region Two Golf Outing since the early years.

Ray Hempel was the spark behind the founding of Wisconsin Lions Camp and served as the first Camp Director. The Lions Pride Endowment Fund established the Ray Hempel Fellowship.as a fitting tribute to recognize and celebrate an individual’s unique accomplishments, extraordinary dedication, support and service to others.

The Region Two Lions extend their thanks to the staff, at Desmidt’s, the golfers, volunteers, and all the others who helped this year’s event another in the long line of successes. Mother Nature deserves special mention for holding off the rain.

Region Two Golf Outing Champions “Bob’s Team.” (Left to right) Jeff Ott, Matthew Thiel Bob Hoyer, and Kurt Mueller.

Region Two Golf Outing Runner Up Team

Region Two Golf Outing Runner Up Team “Wausaukee Lions #2.” (Left to right) Tom Miller, Gary Polzin, Brian Wilyzios, and David Wiltzios.

Ray Hempel Fellowship Recognition. (Left to right) Lion Jane Fritz, Wausaukee Lions Club President Gary Johnston, Lion Gerald Kallenbach.

One of many hole sponsors

One of many hole sponsors Oconto Falls Lions Team. (Left to right) Ed Holtger, Tim Holman, Matt Steffens, and Shane Senn.

 

1st Annual Beer Brat & Forget-Me-Not

Join The Forget Me Not Fund in raising funds to provide support and education for families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia! Tickets are only $25 and include dinner, ticket into raffle, 2 draft beers and music by the Dave Steffen Band! Great prizes for Bucket raffles, 50/50, and GRAND PRIZE! Brats provided by Maplewood Meats. The Forget Me Not Fund is a major contributor to the local Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer Association. HELP US IN THE BATTLE TO END ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
danielled@thecottagesshawano.com or carap@thecottagesshawano.com

Forget Me Not Fund, Inc
Organizer of 1st Annual Beer Brat & Forget-Me-Not
This event, although organized by The Cottages Assisted Living & Memory Care, is supported by the Wolf River Dementia Network, Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Forget Me Not Fund.

Get Tickets by clicking here for Eventbrite.com

Auxiliary Presents $10,000 Check to HSHS St .Clare Memorial Hospital and Honors Dedicated Volunteers at Annual Luncheon

The Auxiliary of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital presented a $10,000 donation to the hospital at its annual volunteer luncheon. Pictured from left to right, back row: Dan DeGroot, COO, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital; Matt Astleford, Philanthropy Specialist, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. Left to right, front row: Anne Buttke, Manager, Volunteer Services, HSHS-EWD; Hope Hrabik, outgoing Auxiliary President; Mary Lemmen, outgoing Auxiliary Treasurer; Bobbi Giles, Director, Philanthropy, HSHS-EWD.

Auxiliary Presents $10,000 Check to HSHS St .Clare Memorial Hospital and Honors Dedicated Volunteers at Annual Luncheon

Oconto Falls – The Auxiliary of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital held its annual luncheon in Oconto Falls on Monday, May 8 to recognize members who have reached milestones in their volunteer hours and to present the hospital with a generous $10,000 donation.

The Auxiliary of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was able to raise $10,000 through various fundraisers, including an annual salad luncheon, Love Basket Silent Auction, Holiday Bake Sale and Raffle, book fairs, uniform and cookie sales and the Christmas Memory Tree. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital.

“HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is appreciative of the work, dedication and commitment of the Auxiliary,” said Dan DeGroot, Chief Operating Officer, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “This money will be used to purchase inpatient visitor chairs that will provide our patients and their families with an enhanced patient care experience.”

The inpatient visitor chairs will be placed in patient rooms on the medical surgical floor for the comfort and convenience of friends and family who come to the hospital to visit patients. Patient interaction with friends and family while hospitalized contributes to their overall well-being and recuperation.

In addition to the check presentation on May 8, the Auxiliary of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital also presented pins to members who reached milestones in their volunteer hours since joining the Auxiliary:

· Paul Karban, 100 hours
· Becky Schmitt, 100 hours
· Vicki Dobratz, 300 hours
· Kay Pendl, 400 hours
· Nancy Carrico, 900 hours
· Hope Hrabik, 2,000 hours
· Mary Lemmen, 17,000 hours

“People who join the Auxiliary do so because they are giving people by nature,” said Vicki Dobratz, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Welcome Center Volunteer. “It’s wonderful to see so many people working well together and making sacrifices to help others in the community.”
The Auxiliary of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is actively looking for more volunteers. For more information about joining the Auxiliary, contact Regina Boettcher at (920) 848-6348.

6th Annual Joint Golf Outing

6th Annual Joint Golf Outing

Monday, July 31, 2017

Oconto Legion Golf Course
532 Jefferson St
Oconto

“Rain or Shine”

Proceeds benefit both Oconto Falls Area and Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce in their joint marketing activities

Early Bird Registration – Send in your team registration and money before July 10th to be eligible to win $100.00

Hole in 1 Contest
2017 Chevrolet Cruze
1st Hole in 1 – Sponsored by Koehne Chevrolet Buick GMC, Oconto

$5000
2nd Hole in 1 – Sponsored by Packerland Websites, Abrams

Special Events on the Course – $10.00

9:00 a.m. Mandatory Registration

10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start/Scramble Format
9 or 18 Holes

1:30 p.m. 9 Holes only

5:00 p.m. Cash Bar, Dinner
Golf & Event Prizes Awarded
Raffles

Click Here for registration form

A note from Matt Ternes, Project Manager Oconto County DOT:

WisDOT and the contractor have finalized plans for the advancement of stage 2 earlier than anticipated. Specifics on the stage 2 advancement are summarized as follows:

 

  • Stage 2 detour will start 5/30/17.  This detour will be WIS 22 to County B to County A to US 141 to WIS 22
  • The contractor will be allowed to start on stage 2 work (Highland Dr – County I) on 5/30/17.
  • The actual intersection of WIS 22/County I will remain open until after the regular school year is complete.  This will keep the north/south movement of County I open for local and bussing traffic.
  • After the school year, the contractor will be allowed to start work in the intersection of WIS 22/County I.
  • Allowing the contractor to start on this portion of the project sooner, we are hoping to complete the project up to 4 weeks sooner than initially expecting to.  As always, this is pending weather delays to the project.

 

If you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

Thanks,

Matt Ternes, P.E.
Project Manager
Oconto County
Wisconsin DOT
920-366-3028

2017 River Island Junior League

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM
– to –
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:30 PM (CDT)

River Island Golf Course
100 River Island Drive
Oconto Falls, WI 54154

Sign up here

2017 River Island Junior League

Welcome to the new season of golf at River Island Golf Course in Oconto Falls! Click on “Attend Event” to register for the opening banquet (open to all First Tee lessons members, team play members and parents) and to register for team play. See below for The First Tee lessons registration information (but register for the opening banquet here). Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested in Junior League!

2017 River Island Junior League

The opening banquet is June 8 at 5:30 in the clubhouse. It is a casual event with information from the golf coach for the First Tee program, information on the League Team Play as well as great food, soda and water and prizes! Those wanting to eat with us, parents are welcome. Dinner will be $5 each (thanks to our donor sponsors who help to keep costs down!). When registering you can elect if you will be eating with us and how many additional would like to eat.

2017 River Island Junior League

Kids from 6th grade to High School Seniors are encouraged to join the fun and sign up today!

River Island Junior League allows kids to golf with their friends and family, but their scores count towards their team scores. Teams will be divided up and each week two teams will be paired up against each other for some friendly competition. Team members do not have to golf with their team – teams are for scoring and friendly competition purposes.

Want another reason to join? As a Junior League member, kids will enjoy $5 discounted greens fees during the entire Junior League season!

Register today by clicking the “Attend Event” button on this page to reserve your spot for the opening banquet and sign up for League Team Play. No payment required at this time.

2017 River Island Junior League

Kids age 4-18 can sign up for lessons being provided by the First Tee of Northeast Wisconsin and taught by Mitchell Meyer. Registration for the First Tee Program is available HERE. All kids signed up for lessons are automatically league members.

The season’s schedule, league dues for Team Play members and, league information will all be handled at the opening banquet. There will also be registration for lessons available at the opening banquet if you were not able to register online at the First Tee.

If you have any immediate questions at all please feel free to contact Drew at River Island Golf Course at 920-846-3303.

Hope to see you at the opening banquet!

River Island Golf Club/River Island Junior Golf League

OFHS State Solo and Ensemble Results

GARRET WONS AWARDED EXEMPLARY SOLOIST AWARD
Garrett Wons, son of Bill and Suzie Wons, recently received the WSMA Exemplary Soloist Award at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Garrett is a sophomore at Oconto Falls High School and has been playing saxophone since the sixth grade. His perfect score performance of “Serenade For Alto Saxophone by Frank Bencriscutto earned him the nomination and recognition as one of the top three performers at his State festival site! “I was really excited after my performance”, said Wons. “The adjudicator said WOW! and told me my technique was blazing!” Garrett said he practices at least one hour a day on his saxophone and looks forward to working on more solo selections in future Solo and Ensemble festivals. As for the future, he plans to pursue more festivals and competitions on the state and national level.

STUDENTS RECEIVE EXEMPLARY SOLOIST NOMINATIONS

Mara Grasse, Camden Jackson, Makenna Kussow

Three students from Oconto Falls High School were recently nominated by their adjudicators for the WSMA Exemplary Soloist Award and were recognized as one of the top five performers at their Festival Site. Congratulations to Makenna Kussow on her vocal solo The Black Swan by Gian Carlo Menotti,

Camden Jackson on his vocal solo Widmung by Robert Schumann, and Mara Grasse on her musical theater solo How Could I Ever Know from The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon.


The Oconto Falls High School Choir and Band students recently participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UW-Green Bay on May 6, 2017. Four OFHS students received nominations as Exemplary Soloists, recognizing them as one of the top five students in their State Festival site.

Congratulations to all of these fine musicians! Results were as follows:

STATE – FIRST

Makenna Kussow, vocal solo -EXEMPLARY SOLOIST NOMINATION

Kayla Sharboneau, vocal solo

Paige Bain-Vrba, vocal solo

Kaitlin Kramarczyk, vocal solo

Hailey Ferfecki, vocal solo

Amber Proctor, vocal solo

Mackenzie Staidl, vocal solo

Lillian Olson, vocal solo

Peter Murphy, vocal solo

Camden Jackson, vocal solo-EXEMPLARY SOLOIST NOMINATION

Hunter Christenson, vocal solo

Makenna Kussow, musical theater solo

Kayla Sharboneau, musical theater solo

Mara Grasse, musical theater solo-EXEMPLARY SOLOIST NOMINATION

Hailey Ferfecki, musical theater solo

Charis Wirtley, musical theater solo

Andrea Spang, musical theater solo

Camden Jackson, musical theater solo

Peter Murphy, musical theater solo

Allison Luebke, trumpet solo

Garrett Wons, alto saxophone solo-EXEMPLARY SOLOIST NOMINATION

Makenna Kussow & Kayla Sharboneau, vocal duet

Kayla Sharboneau & Peter Murphy, vocal duet

Makenna Kussow & Camden Jackson, vocal duet

SSA Trio: Paige Bain-Vrba, Makenna Kussow, & Kayla Sharboneau

Chamber Singers SSAA Madrigal: Cortney Meunier, Paige Bain-Vrba, Alicia Carter, Kaylee Greetan, Angel Gruszynski, Morgan Haslitt, Kaitlin Kramarczyk, Makenna Kussow, Megan Loberger, Jennifer Longsine, Kaylin Nickels, Lillian Olson, Taylor Pritzl, Kayla Sharboneau, Theresa Whitehouse, & Nova Winans

Cantabile SSA Miscellaneous Ensemble: Hailey Ferfecki, Andrea Spang, Megan Zielinski, Lydia Murphy-Hendricks, Calisa Reyes, Paige Stapleton, Grace Williams, Anna Maria Oliveira-Assuncao, Amber Proctor, Mackenzie Staidl, & Laken Wall

Cantabile SSA Miscellaneous Ensemble: Mara Grasse, Mikayla Cassel, Aliza Dickinson, Rayne Winans, Isabella Behnke, Graciella Carter, Erin Effenberger, Jordan Rennie, Tianna Rowell-Brown, Faith Hujet, Alayna Smith, & Charis Wirtley

Chorale TTB Miscellaneous Ensemble: Ryan Umentum, Keith Archiquette, Alex Kamke, Hunter Schaden, Camden Jackson, Hunter Christenson, Colter McCormick, Hunter Ryczek, Ethan Winkler, & Peter Murphy

SSATB Madrigal: Makenna Kussow, Paige Bain-Vrba, Hailey Ferfecki, Mara Grasse, Kayla Sharboneau, Andrea Spang, Mackenzie Staidl, Charis Wirtley, Hunter Christenson, Camden Jackson, Peter Murphy, Ryan Umentum, Hunter Ryczek, Ethan Winkler, & Keith Archiquette

SATB Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Camden Jackson, Makenna Kussow, Paige Bain-Vrba, Hailey Ferfecki, Mara Grasse, Kayla Sharboneau, Andrea Spang, Mackenzie Staidl, Charis Wirtley, Hunter Christenson, Peter Murphy, Ryan Umentum, Hunter Ryczek, Keith Archiquette, & Ethan Winkler

STATE – SECOND

Ethan Winkler, vocal solo

Charis Wirtley, vocal solo

Mara Grasse, vocal solo

Alex Kamke, musical theater solo

Paige Bain-Vrba, musical theater solo

Kaitlin Kramarczyk, musical theater solo

Charis Wirtley & Mackenzie Staidl, vocal duet

Alto Saxophone Trio: Natalie Olson, Delani Romback, & Elizabeth Kallies

Cantabile SSA Madrigal: Mackenzie Staidl, Isabella Behnke,

Graciella Carter, Mikayla Cassel, Aliza Dickinson, Hailey Ferfecki,

Mara Grasse, Faith Hujet, Rayne Winans, Amber Proctor, Jordan Rennie, Calisa Reyes, Alayna Smith, Andrea Spang, Paige Stapleton, Grace Williams, Anna Maria Oliveira-Assuncao, Charis Wirtley, & Megan Zielinski

Chamber Singers SSA Miscellaneous Ensemble: Megan Loberger, Alicia Carter, Kaylee Greetan, Angel Gruszynski, Morgan Haslitt, Kaitlin Kramarczyk, Jennifer Longsine, Cortney Meunier, Kaylin Nickels, Lillian Olson, Taylor Pritzl, Theresa Whitehouse, & Nova Winans

Chorale TTBB Miscellaneous Ensemble: Hunter Christenson, Keith Archiquette, Alex Kamke, Hunter Schaden, Camden Jackson, Colter McCormick, Hunter Ryczek, Ethan Winkler, Peter Murphy, & Ryan Umentum