Packerland Websites, Dynamic Designs form partnership

Packerland Websites and Dynamic Designs Unlimited have forged a new partnership, as of Jan. 1. Local businesses, municipalities, and organizations now have two great companies working for their success. Packerland Websites will provide website management and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services to clients previously served by Dynamic Designs.

“We’ve known Bill Koehne and his team at Packerland Websites for quite some time, and the decision to team up with their organization was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made,” said Tammy Brzeczkowski, of Dynamic Designs. “They have a similar corporate culture, values and belief system – an organization that is truly focused on their clients’ success.”

Dynamic Designs, 1142 Mountain Bay Drive, Pulaski, will continue to provide digital and traditional marketing services including social media, email marketing, geo-fencing, marketing consulting, promotional products, and branded apparel. In addition, Dynamic Designs will sell SEO and website packages, which Packerland Websites will develop and maintain.

Bill said he looks forward to bringing a fresh perspective to clients previously served by Dynamic Designs.

“This is the time of year when I’m reminded that websites don’t take snow days. A website works 24/7 to represent your brand, and we take the time to design and maintain the right website for you,” he said. “We combine marketing and SEO strategies, both on and off the website pages, to help our clients meet their goals.”

Packerland Websites’ team of digital marketing specialists serves clients at two locations, 2140 Velp Avenue, Green Bay, and 5406 Mary Court, Abrams.

To learn more about website and SEO strategies, visit or call 920-826-5901. To learn more about promotional products, digital and traditional marketing, and branded apparel, visit or call 920-822-4450.

Charles Van Sickle Scholarship

Oconto Electric Cooperative invites students to apply for the 2020 Charles Van Sickle Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a pre-law or law student who has an interest in cooperative law. The scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 2013 to honor Wisconsin’s renowned electric cooperative lobbyist and attorney, the late Charles Van Sickle. The scholarship will be awarded during the Spring 2020 semester. Contact OEC for an application.

Military Night At OFHS

The OFHS Military Night Committee is excited to announce the local honorees for their 1st Annual Military Night, being held Friday, January 24th, 2020.

Please come out and support our team’s efforts in showing appreciation for all our veterans and active military.

Leslie Butch Vorpahl, U.S. Navy, Robert Thomson, U.S. Air Force, Robert Maloney, U.S. Navy, and Ron Christensen, U.S. Marine Corps, and all veterans.

Oconto Falls Boys Basketball Team

4:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner at Oconto Falls High School

5:45 JV Basketball game

6:45 Military Night Ceremony, hosted by John Maino

7:50 Varsity game

Packerland Websites Awards Prize of Free Website

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Bill Koehne, owner of Packerland Websites, presents a stocking filled with a free website to Ruth Paquin, representing the Volunteer Center of Brown County. The Volunteer Center won Packerland Websites’ Give Back to Nonprofits contest: a Premium Theme, 7-page website valued at $2,500.

Congratulations to the Volunteer Center of Brown County, the winner of a free website awarded by Packerland Websites, an Abrams-based company specializing in website design and digital marketing strategies. In Packerland Websites’ Give Back to Nonprofits contest, the Volunteer Center won a newly designed Premium Theme, seven-page website valued at $2,500.

“We’re excited to award the prize to this worthwhile organization,” said Packerland Websites’ owner Bill Koehne. “Volunteers are the heart of a community, so this is a gift that keeps on giving.”

Eric Sponholtz, executive director of the Volunteer Center, said the free website will attract new groups, demographics, and individuals who are looking to give back to their community.

“The Volunteer Center realizes the need for volunteer opportunities to be readily available online in this world of technology” he said.

Every year, the center matches over 10,000 volunteers with over 180 local nonprofits. Additionally, the center’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) places over 300 volunteers in 28 different organizations, and the Reading Coaches for Kids program places over 80 volunteers in four different school districts, assisting over 250 children.

“We applaud the efforts of the Volunteer Center of Brown County and look forward to creating an effective, secure, and user-friendly website,” Bill said.

The Avenue of Lights

Usher in the Christmas season at the holiday lighting ceremony for the Avenue of Lights. The Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of this festive community tradition, presented by the Oconto Falls Lioness Club.

The excitement begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Oconto Falls East Side Beach, 631 N. Main St., Oconto Falls. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas carols sung by the Oconto Falls High School Choir.

Mr. & Mrs. Claus arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the lighting of the lights and visits with the children.

Cookies and hot cocoa will be served!

Abrams theater to present Elf The Musical Jr.

Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will spread holiday cheer with its production of “Elf The Musical Jr.” Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

The musical, featuring the talent of local youth, is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit. The show features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin and a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 and 15, at the Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams. Tickets are selling fast. Purchase yours online at

“Elf The Musical Jr.” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

Website Give-Away Contest

Because November is a time for thanksgiving, not “thanksgetting,” Packerland Websites will give away a free website to one well-deserving nonprofit in the area. In the Give Back to Nonprofits Contest, one lucky nonprofit organization will qualify for a Premium Theme, 7-page website, valued at $2,500. A runner-up and third-prize winner will qualify for 85% savings ($2,125 value) and 70% savings ($1,750 value), respectively, on a Premium Theme website.

Raise awareness for your organization

Nonprofit websites work 24/7 to raise awareness for a cause and offer help to those in need. An attractive, easy-to-navigate website inspires people to make a difference by volunteering, donating to the organization, or getting involved.

Give Back to Nonprofits Contest

The Give Back to Nonprofits Contest is open to nonprofit organizations with or without a current website. Churches, charitable organizations, youth sports associations, community service clubs and professional groups within approximately 35 miles of Green Bay are encouraged to apply.

Nominations open until Nov. 15

For contest rules, prize information, and nomination guidelines, go to Nominations are open until Friday, Nov. 15, with nonprofits responding Nov. 16 to Dec. 16 with qualifying information. The winners will be selected based the attributes of the nonprofit organization, including need and projected improvement or benefit to the organization.

Best-selling author will visit the Oconto Falls Library

Best-selling author Nickolas Butler will visit the Oconto Falls Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. He is the author of “Shotgun Lovesongs,” “Hearts of Men,” and “Little Faith.” All of his books have been bestsellers. He also has written several short stories and articles for magazines.

Nickolas was raised in Eau Claire and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Come and meet Nickolas, ask him about his life as an author, and pick up one of his bestsellers to read in November.

A night of laughs coming to Abrams theater

Comedy City will bring its hilarious group of improv performers to Abrams on Friday, Oct. 4, for a night of fun and laughter. The De Pere troupe has performed improvisational theater for over 30 years. Nothing is scripted. By incorporating audience suggestions, the performers create a series of short scenes, songs, and sketches that keep the audience laughing.

This event is presented by Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Happy Hour; refreshments will be served on the outdoor patio at the Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams. Also, the indoor concession stand will open for snacks and refreshments at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m., lasts about 90 minutes and includes an intermission.

The Comedy City performance is family-friendly, so everyone is welcome. General admission tickets are on sale now at Tickets are $13 each or $12 for a group of six or more.

Abrams theater to present ‘Escanaba in da Moonlight’

Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. invites the community to experience deer camp with the Soady family this fall at “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” written by Jeff Daniels. Tickets are on sale now for this PG-13 show to be presented Sept. 12-15 and 19-22 at the Nancy Byng Community Theater in Abrams. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 920-826-5852.

The play depicts the Soady clan reuniting for opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp. Reuben Soady has the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady to never bag a buck. With humor, horror, and heart, the play describes his pursuit of that elusive buck. Director Tim Rutten-Kempees said the story brings Yooper ways to life.
“This show has so much in it, from bucks and guns to alien abductions and magic potions. It’s a crazy story populated by crazy characters. You won’t know what to expect,” he said.

With a cast of only six actors, each character is memorable, he said. “They all have their quirks. Some are just more upfront about them than others,” Tim said. “What’s really exciting is half the cast is appearing on the Abrams stage for the first time, and the other half are returning veterans.”

The set of the show is truly authentic, with many pieces coming from real deer camps.

Opening night of “Escanaba in da Moonlight” is Thursday, Sept. 12, with a 7 p.m. show and celebratory gala. The audience is invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks with the cast and crew after the performance. Additional performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14 and 20-21 and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 and 22. All shows will be performed at the Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams. For Thursday’s shows, guests who wear hunting clothing will receive free popcorn.

“Escanaba in da Moonlight” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York, and produced by After Dark Productions, a division of Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. Due to adult themes and language, the show is rated PG-13 and is suitable for mature audiences only.