10421394_579797122131752_8842617622619519272_nSummer BOOT CAMP
5 Tuesday sessions
July 1-July 29

Classes at:
NWTC Oconto Falls
649 E. Jackson St
Oconto Falls, WI 54154

Resume Writing
Job search strategies
Employer Perspective

Registration required at or
Attendees need to be prepared to work and complete assignments each week relevant to landing a job!!!


The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts are proud to announce an exciting new 2014-2015 Fine Arts Series Season—

3 PM & 7 PM
Falls Area Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $11 adults/$6 students

Join Missoula Children’s Theatre and 50 area children as they present RAPUNZEL.
Would it surprise you to know that the story of Rapunzel happened in France? Well it didn’t really, but our story takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside. The Ogres garden in the Mushroom patch while the Corn and Potato spies report back to Madame Gothel. Frenchy and his intense friends, the Wood Elves, do their best to help Rapunzel escape the grasp of Madame Gothel. The lost Prince, Rapunzel’s Parents, and her friends the Unicorns try to help. Just when you think it’s safe to cross the bridge a Troll and Three Billy Goats Gruff get in the way. It doesn’t help that the Three Bears (or is it four) confuse Rapunzel with Goldilocks and chase her through the forest. Add to that the Gremlins trying to play tricks on everyone and you have chaos! Well, it’s not that bad because the Pixies foil the Gremlin’s plans most of the time. In short, Rapunzel and all the rest of the characters tell a silly tale of personal triumph and friendship.

2 PM
Falls Area Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $38

Anthony Kearns, considered Ireland’s Foremost Tenor, is recognized around the globe for over a decade of extraordinary collaborative work with the PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors. As a classically trained tenor, he has the incredible ability to flawlessly sing what audiences love to hear. Performing a concert repertoire which spans the spectrum brilliantly from Ireland to Broadway, from well-loved melodies to popular classics, and from light hearted comedy to the greatest tenor arias every written, Anthony does it all with class, style, assurance, and perfection. He is the consummate performer with universal appeal.

Shake Rattle & Roll-iconDADDY D PRODUCTIONS presents SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL
1 PM
Romy’s Holiday Inn-Kelly Lake
Tickets: $43

Daddy D Productions is proud to present SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL, celebrating all of the 1950’s music you can handle! Cool tunes from Danny and the Juniors to hits from Bill Haley and the Comets. It’s time to dust off your saddle shoes, find that poodle skirt, and break out the brylcreem! This afternoon event also includes our Fine Arts Celebration Fundraiser & Raffle. Purchase tickets for your chance to win in one of our numerous bucket raffles, 50/50 raffle, ticket raffle, or silent auction. Seating is limited—advanced ticket sales only.

The Lady with all the answers1THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS by David Rambo
6 PM
Falls Area Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $33

For decades, renowned newspaper advice columnist Ann Landers responded to countless questions from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice on matters small and momentous – like the proper way to hang toilet paper rolls. This one-woman show provides a compelling portrait of this folksy, funny, frank, and slightly eccentric writer and personality.

Eppie Lederer was born in Sioux City,Iowa, and for several years was a happy Midwestern housewife. When her family moved to Chicago, she applied for a job to assist the woman writing the syndicated “Ann Landers” advice column for the Chicago Sun-Times. But the woman had just died and Eppie was hired to write the column … and she also inherited the Ann Landers pen-name. At the height of her popularity, Ann Landers was read by some 90 million people. Her daily dialog with America helped shape the social landscape for almost half a century. For adult audiences only.

John DenverJOHN DENVER MUSICAL TRIBUTE starring Ted Vigil
2 PM
Falls Area Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $38

The legendary John Denver evokes memories of an era in music which was both inspiring and influential. His music was a combination of romance -Annie’s Song; folk – Leavin’ on a Jet Plane; country – Thank God I’m a Country Boy; and environmentalist – Calypso. He recorded nearly 300 songs, 200 of which he composed, which led to 12 gold and 4 platinum albums; he was also awarded an Emmy and two Grammy’s. He was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer. And his music lives on.

Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver’s music.

Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
6 PM
Romy’s Holiday Inn-Kelly Lake
Tickets: $43

Join director Ernest Broeniman and Dorf Kapelle as they bring you the finest in authentic folk music of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. Capturing the traditional ethnic style of the typical European Village Band, Dorf Kapelle continues to delight audiences throughout Wisconsin. Don’t miss this evening of great music, including waltzes, polkas, and marches!
Seating is limited—advanced ticket sales only.

All tickets are subject to a $2 processing fee. Tickets are now online at For more information, contact the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts at (920) 848-7469.


3rd Annual Joint Golf Outing

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Print a reservation form by clicking Golf forms – 2014.
Pay online by clicking here. Click on Donate button and enter your amount. Thanks!

Monday, July 28, 2014

River Island Golf Course
100 River Island Drive
Oconto Falls

“Rain or Shine”

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

Special Events and Refreshments on the Course

Hole in 1 Contest
2014 Chevy Cruze
1st 9 Holes – Sponsored by Koehne Chevrolet Buick GMC, Oconto
2nd 9 Holes – Sponsored by Packerland Websites, Abrams

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

June DNR Report

IMG_0327The warm weather has greatly increased recreational boating activity on lakes, and conservation wardens are reminding boaters of rules in place to avoid the spread of aquatic invasive species. Boaters must remove all plants from boats and trailers and drain all water from live sells and bilges before leaving a boat landing.

Bluegill spawning is winding down in the south with fish moving off nests. Panfishing has been good at many locations. Fishing for catfish has been very good in the last week on the Mississippi, Wisconsin, Rock, Chippewa, Fox, and Oconto rivers and many spots along Green Bay. Lake Winnebago anglers were still reporting some limits of walleye, along with good numbers of sheepshead, white bass and crappie. A husband and wife out trolling landed a 15.5 inch black crappie last Monday.

Smallmouth bass action has really picked up on Green Bay with bass being caught at many locations on the bay and lake side. On Sunday, two anglers reported catching 60 smallmouth in six hours, a rate of 10 fish per hour. Lake Michigan trollers report fish have become more spread out and are moving into deeper water, but good populations of alewife also continue to keep fish near shore. Most report a mixed bag of rainbows, coho and chinook.

Whitetail deer fawns are now starting to move around more and there have been increasing reports of vehicle deer collisions, so be alert for deer and if a deer crosses the road watch for a young fawn that could be following. The recent warm and moist weather has resulted in large hatches of mosquitoes and biting flies being reported across the state, but especially in the north. The bugs aren’t only bothersome to people but also to wildlife. There have been reports of loons in the north being driven off their nests by the biting flies. In Vilas and Onedia counties there are estimates that 70 to 80 percent of loons have abandoned nests due to extremely high black fly numbers. Deer being seen during the day using open areas seeking breezier spots to escape the stings and bites.

Flowers currently blooming include wild rose, wild geranium spiderwort, columbine, wild lily-of-the-valley, and blue bead lily. Lady’s slippers are blooming in Door County and spiderwort, golden alexander, flowering spurge, and puccoons are all in flower in the prairies. Butterfly numbers are starting to peak including pearl crescent, little wood satyr, black, eastern tiger and giant swallowtails, viceroy, monarch and silver-spotted skippers. There have also been many hatches of dragonflies including many kinds of skimmers and dot-tailed whiteface and green darner.

Welcome New Member Valerie with Mary Kay Company

VallerieValerie Staidl-Borkovec
Mary Kay Consultant
Married with 4 year old daughter
Lives in township of Spruce

Company Facts:
• Mary Kay Company started 1963 & built on the Golden Rule – God First, Family Second & Career Third!!
• One of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world including international markets throughout Europe and Asia. We have more than 2.4 million people in the global sales force
• Our product line includes more than 200 products in Five Categories – Skin Care, Color, Body Care, Sun Protection and Fragrances.

Valerie’s Story:
I started my Mary Kay business in 1994 while working a full-time job. I never dreamed that someday I would be able to quit working my full-time job and do what I was truly passionate about. I love my Mary Kay! My customers and all the friendships that I created along the way are priceless. I have grown as a person by using the education and training available in the areas of setting goals, time management, financial management, and personal relationships. What I’ve learned has affected my self-esteem and confidence, which in turn has affected my daughter.

My typical work day consist of phone work, customer service, deliveries and holding parties. We have a full social media and online presence with Mary Kay and are the largest online cosmetic sales company in the world. Sharing our marketing plan and the Mary Kay opportunity is the best part! My training is ongoing throughout the year at local events, regional career conference in Madison, WI and national educational & recognition opportunities with Mary Kay Seminar in Dallas, TX.

The most enjoyable part of this fun job is seeing the smiles on my client’s faces when they realize Mary Kay products deliver! Our skin care and glamour products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed! The personal satisfaction of setting my own hours, taking care of my daughter and taking great care of my clients too are a few of the rewards. Helping other women build their own businesses is what I do with the support of other Mary Kay professionals.

Who do you know that wants unlimited income, flexible hours and a work environment with happy people? I’d love to help them join me on my journey to enrich other women’s lives. Call me for a facial, a Girl Friends Night Out makeup party, or to learn about this amazing career opportunity. I’d love to share it with you.

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Photography Tech Camp

20217073_sNWTC Oconto Falls is holding a TECH Camp in August. This camp is designed for Middle School Students and will provide the student two great days of operating your digital camera and Macintosh laptops.

August 6-7
9 am-3:30 pm.
$40.00 includes lunch and T-shirt

We have 2 classes:

Zoom and Click!!
Day 1
Students will take pictures with a digital camera (bring your own camera) and learn the different settings and types of lighting to make many unique pictures.

Mac and Cheese please!!
Day 2
Students will work on our Macintosh computers and turn their photos into works of art with graphics, words, and images.

Garden Art

The Oconto Falls Friends of the Library are having their first ever Summer Garden Art Silent Auction. The event includes donated items from a number of local artist and wanna be artists. Four of the top 8th grade students at Washington Middle School got into the act as a last minute “Final Project.” Using a classic cracked shovel that had seen better days, they turned it into a metal and wood canvas for their creativity. Working with WMS Art Teacher Karen Knoerzer, they shared in work to transform the old tool into something that will have a cherished place in the lucky highest bidder’s home.

This piece and several other items will be on display for bidding at the Oconto Falls Community Library beginning June 10. It’s worth stopping by to say ‘Hi” and check out one of your favorite books for summer reading. For more information, contact Friends of the Library President Amy Dessart or Librarian Joan Denis at the Oconto Falls Community Library at (920) 846-2673.
Garden ArtPictured left to right were artists, Rickaela Ludwig, Ethan Winkler, Delani Romback, and Noah Kokko Ludemann.

Children’s Musical Theatre Workshop

Abrams_Spotlight_Productions_Community_Theater_Color_LogoAbrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. will be hosting a Children’s Musical Theatre Workshop, June 16, 2014 – June 21, 2014 at The Byng Community Theater in Abrams.
Brandon Byng & Debra Jolly will conduct a high-energy and fun-filled workshop for Children ages 8-12 interested in musical theatre.

The class will explore creative movement, acting, singing, and dance. Children will get to work with and perform alongside other experienced veteran Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. Guest Actors. They will present a Showcase Performance on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 1:00p with songs and dance from many Broadway Musicals featuring the Workshop Children and Guest Actors.

Class meeting times are 6:00p-8:00p on June 16-20 & 10:00a-12:00p on June 21. The workshop is $25.00 per child. To enroll your child, call the Box Office at 920-826-5852. Please leave a message and we will contact you to complete your enrollment. Space is limited, only 30 children will be accepted.

A Workshop Showcase featuring the Workshop Children and Guest Actors will be held for the public on Saturday, June 21 at 1:00p. Tickets are $3.00 per person, you can purchase your tickets online or by calling the Box Office at 920-826-5852.

Oconto Falls Assisted Living Facility, The MeadowLands, Acquired by The Cottages Investment Group, LLC

The former MeadowLands Assisted Living Facility has been renamed to The Cottages at Meadowlands, under the new ownership of The Cottages Investment Group, LLC.

Oconto Falls, WI – The Cottages Investment Group, LLC out of Shawano, WI is pleased to announce the acquisition of The MeadowLands Assisted Living Facility in Oconto Falls. The investment group, which also owns and operates The Cottages on Golden Pond Assisted Living and Memory Care in Shawano, plans to operate the MeadowLands under the new name of The Cottages at MeadowLands, as of Friday, May 30th, 2014. The MeadowLands has been a long time provider of excellent care in Oconto County and The Cottages has done the same for Shawano County the last 5 years.

Cara Peterson, General Manager of the Shawano facility, is excited to take on the new endeavor of adding The Cottages at MeadowLands to her managing portfolio. Peterson, who is originally from Oconto Falls, spoke of the acquisition, “I’ve managed The MeadowLands in the past, and now return home with gained knowledge and continued strong beliefs in providing excellent care for those who are in need of intermediate care in a home-like apartment setting. I believe in working together as health care professionals and a community, to create a healthy living atmosphere for loved ones.”

The Cottages will operate the current MeadowLands facility as a licensed and certified Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC), and plans to break ground on a new Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) later this summer, that will focus on dementia care. “We are very excited to bring our high level of care toOconto Falls, and in doing so, create jobs and service the needs of the local market,” stated Wade T. Micoley, Owner & President of The Cottages Investment Group, LLC.

Once approved, the new facility will be built adjacent to the current Assisted Living facility at 751 E. Highland Drive in Oconto Falls, WI, and focus on dementia care, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. Expanding the location to include a safe home environment for those with memory loss, the Memory Care programs and caregivers will provide the daily balance needed to help each person live an active, enjoyable life within safe surroundings.

Peterson briefly spoke about the impact the CBRF Memory Care facility will have on the Oconto Falls area, “Alzheimer’s has touched my family, like it has so many others, and that makes this new facility even more important to our community. I am very proud to bring this area of healthcare into Oconto Falls. Working closely with the area chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association we will be able to bring innovative treatments and techniques to our residents and their families.”

Although a diagnosis of dementia is not required for admission to new The Memory Care, the staff will be specially trained to accommodate the needs of those with mild to moderate memory problems. Short term stays, respite and hospice care will be available also. The Care Team will be trained under the strict guidelines of the State of Wisconsin for this type of care facility. All medication management is directed by licensed professionals.

“Our staff take pride in the reputation they have built for The Cottages of Shawano, and this will be no-doubt the same at The Cottages at MeadowLands. We all do this for one reason; To make life healthier and easier for elderly and their families in our community. Our Tenants and their children trust us to provide the best care possible. And we do a very good job at that,” also stated Peterson. In addition to the exceptional, 24-hour staff, all The Cottages facilities also offer Nursing visits, and in-house podiatry, therapy, home health, in-house x-ray and ultrasound, and hospice care.

For more information on The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities in Oconto Falls or to inquire about admission, call 866-380-8174, or visit on-site at 751 E. Highland Drive in Oconto Falls, or via the web at