Presentation by Senator Ron Johnson

Senator Ron Johnson will visit Oconto on September 13th, 2013 for a presentation to business owners and other community members. This is an opportunity to hear the Senator give an update on the status of our national economy and other important issues facing our country today. He will take questions from the audience after his remarks. The event is free and open to the public and it is hosted by the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce. To register, please contact Ron Hayes with the Chamber at 920-834-5606 or

WHEN: Friday September 13th, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

WHERE: Oconto City Hall, Conference Room
1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153

For more information about the event, please contact Manny Vasquez in Senator Johnson’s office For media inquiries, contact Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell at 202-228-0071.

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As part of Oconto Falls Fun Fest, the Oconto Falls Lioness Club hosts the annual Chili Cook-Off.    Falls Fun Fest, held the last weekend of September, has been a community event for many years now and the Chili Cook Off is one of the additions to the festivities.  The Chili Cook-Off is the Lioness Club’s annual fundraiser for the yearly holiday lighting project in Oconto Falls called the “Avenue of Lights”.  The Club raises monies to pay for the improvements at the site and to fund additional displays for the years to come.

If you are a chef, cook or just a chili aficionado, the Chili Cook Off is for you!  Contestants register ahead of time for a small entry fee and can either prepare their entry at the Memorial Field pavilion or bring their entry already prepared.    Three local cooks or chefs do blind tasting of all the entries and then judge them individually.   The public is invited to taste all the entries and to then vote for the chili that they like best.   Cash prizes are awarded and the most popular entry as determined by the public voting is awarded the “People’s Choice” award: a 12 quart stock pot filled with a variety of cooking gadgets and products!

The Lioness Club will be selling their very own chili creation served either with pasta or without and can be dressed with cheese, onion and sour cream.    Some of the contestants will even be kind enough to sell their product with the proceeds going to the Oconto Falls Lioness Club.  Beer & soda will be served.

Watch for posters and news articles in the days to come for further information. Join the Oconto Falls Lioness Club and share in the fun that the Chili Cook Off brings.  You won’t go away hungry!   This event is sponsored by: S.T. Paper, LLC, McDermid Trucking, Oconto Electric Co-op, Gilligans North, Welcome Home Saloon and Good Stuff Grill, and Witt’s Piggly Wiggly.


DNR Fishing Report

Some nice catches of smallmouth bass were coming below the Stiles Dam down to the mouth on live bait, tubes and crank baits.

Some nice catches of perch were caught off the mouth of the Pensaukee River to Oconto Park II in 8 to 14 feet of water using minnows and crawler pieces.

Some nice catches of walleye are coming in 10 to 24 feet of water off the Oconto breakwater on zip lures and on crawler harnesses. Geano Beach, fishing activity had a slight increase with fishermen targeting walleye and musky.No musky were caught and fishermen used buck tails (black/orange) for bait in about 15 feet of water.

Walleye numbers were low with fishermen using crawler harnesses (gold/red) in about 21 feet of water. The sizes of the walleye ranged from 17 inches to 22 inches. A few perch were also caught while targeting walleye. The average size was around 6-8 inches. Other species caught were sheepshead.

Peshtigo National Bank Customer Appreciation Day

Peshtigo National Bank Customer Appreciation Day!!
Friday, August 9th 11:00am to 2:00pm

Our Customers are the KEY to our continued success!


We would like to show our appreciation of your continued support by hosting a FREE lunch for all of our current and future customers. Please plan on joining us at our OCONTO FALLS Branch, Friday, August 9th, as we will be grilling for everyone!!