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May 4, 2017 - Oconto County Addressing Worker Shortage - OCONTO, WI (WTAQ) - One local county has announced new efforts to address current and future shortages of skilled workers.
May 4, 2017 - Oconto County works to attract more skilled workers - OCONTO (WLUK) -- A career in manufacturing wasn't something Drew Oswald planned on, but he has found it to be rewarding.
Mar. 14, 2017 - What to Eat in Wisconsin: Iconic Eats from America's Dairyland - Everybody knows Wisconsin is renowned for its top-notch cheese — but that's not the only food the state is known for. Here's a tally of all the great grub Wisconsin has to offer, plus tips on where to sample the iconic eats.
Mar. 13, 2017 - Iconic sign shines bright again in Oconto - ​OCONTO, Wis. (WBAY) - An iconic sign, representing nearly a century of history in Oconto, is shining bright once again. Bond Pickle Company sign]It's been quite a journey for that sign after decades atop the Bond Pickle Company.
Mar. 8, 2017 - 'Finding Bigfoot' search in Oconto County - MOUNTAIN, Wis. (WLUK) - Is it real? Or is it fake? No matter.
Feb. 28, 2017 - Ice shoves spotted at Breakwater Park in Oconto - AAOCONTO (WLUK) -- One of mother nature's one-of-a-kind happenings piled up along the shoreline in Oconto.
Feb. 27, 2017 - 'Doty Dog Days' highlights winter sports like dog sledding' - MOUNTAIN (WLUK) -- Some dogs aren't your average pet, they're athletes.

Running up to 30 to 50 miles a day.

"They always have more energy the second day, than the first, seem to get warmed up then let it rip the second day," said Ryan Beaber owner of Flying K Kennel in Mountain, Wisconsin.
Jan. 25, 2017 - WEDC hands out grants to support entrepreneurship - OCONTO (WLUK) -- The Oconto County Economic Development Corporation received $25,000 Tuesday to help fund the climate of entrepreneurship in the county.
Jan. 25, 2017 - WEDC awards 11 grants to support entrepreneurship programs across Wisconsin. - MADISON, WI. Jan. 24, 2017 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced that 11 organizations have been awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to help develop or expand innovative programs aimed at advancing the climate for entrepreneurship throughout the state.
Oct. 10, 2016 - The 15 Best Supper Clubs in the Midwest - Ask any supper club owner to describe what a supper club is exactly, and many will say, “They’re difficult to describe but easy to recognize.” Luckily for us, the supper club has its giveaways, including Midwest origins, old-fashioned sweets, relish trays, and rib eyes. Couple those with an atmosphere that conjures nostalgia, brings friends together, and helps guests to feel at home, and you have yourself a place to sit and stay a while. From Iowa to Indiana, here are 15 of the Midwest’s best supper clubs.
Oct. 5, 2016 - Restoring Oconto County History - ​OCONTO, Wis. (WBAY) – It was a leap of faith to preserve several pieces of Oconto County history. The end result: a number of antique cars and carriages are not only restored but on display in a new home.
Sept. 28, 2016 - Barn quilt tour in Oconto County - GILLETT (WLUK) -- Scenic barn quilts will take center stage this weekend in Oconto County.
Sept. 21, 2016 - Official White House Christmas tree selected from Oconto - ​OCONTO (WLUK) -- A Christmas tree from Wisconsin will be headed to Washington D.C. as the official White House Christmas Tree.
Sept. 21, 2016 - White House Christmas Tree comes from Oconto - ​OCONTO, Wis. (WBAY) – The fall season is a couple of days away, but those in Washington are already thinking about Christmas.
Sept. 15, 2016 - Lakewood's Festi-Fall - Here's a good deal for you: art, wine, antiques, food, music, and more!
Sept. 6, 2016 - Townsend corn roast compliments Northwoods tourism - TOWNSEND (WLUK) -- The Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club is gearing up for a major celebration, and fundraiser in Townsend.
June 30, 2016 - Artist Joan White - She really embraces the "woods" of north woods. Joan White from Nicolet Studio in Lakewood joins us today to show us her creations and also tell us more about Festi-Fall.
May 3, 2016 - Mountain Fire Lookout Tower Re-Opening Ceremony - Mountain, June 10, 2016: We are pleased to invite you to a re-opening ceremony of the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower on the Lakewood Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The ceremony will be held at 10a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016. The ceremony will take place at the tower approximately two and one-half miles north of Mountain, Wisconsin off of Old 32 (Forest Road 2106). We are planning to serve snacks and refreshments immediately after the ceremony at the Schoolhouse Bar (14007 WI-32) in Mountain.
Apr. 28, 2016 - Mountain Fire Lookout Tower to open again - OCONTO COUNTY — A popular attraction will soon be towering once again over parts of the Northwoods.
The Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, had been closed because of vandalism.
Apr. 27, 2016 - Oconto County ATV Trails opening early - OCONTO COUNTY — The Northwoods may be buzzing with activity this weekend. ATV/UTV trails in Oconto County are opening a day early, and riders are ready to go.
Apr. 7, 2016 - Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails - The Oconto County Park & Forestry Committee has decided to open the ATV/UTV season one day early this year (weather permitting) to help the local economy get a full weekend of ATV/UTV business. The Oconto County ATV/UTV trails normally open every year on May 1st, which this year falls on a Sunday. The committee has decided to open the Oconto County ATV/UTV trails on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. This will allow ATV/UTV riders a full weekend of riding to start the ATV/UTV season.
Mar. 1, 2016 - If you love the outdoors, you'll love Oconto County! - Oconto County is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream!
Feb. 22, 2016 - Oconto County Broadband Survey - The OCEDC and UW-Extension are working toward improving internet service in Oconto County.
Feb. 10, 2016 - Snowmobilers hit the trails in Lakewood - LAKEWOOD — And as Winter Storm Bucky winds down, snowmobiling in parts of the Northwoods is ramping up.
Jan. 11, 2016 - Signs use GPS to guide trail riders - OCONTO COUNTY — It won't be long until snowmobilers will be taking to the trails across the Northwoods.

A new system of marking those trails is designed to make the outing safer.

Hundreds of miles of snowmobile, and ATV trails snake their way through Oconto County. Trail leaders say if there is trouble, new brown signs could help lead the way.
Jan. 11, 2016 - Snowmobile trails groomed near Lakewood - LAKEWOOD — The snowmobiling season in the Northwoods could be just a few hours away.

Groomers took to the woods near Lakewood Tuesday morning to get the trails ready for the season.

Many area business owners are also happy to see all the snow.
June 29, 2015 - Oconto preserve soon to be open - OCONTO - A new 70-acre wetlands preserve will soon be open in Oconto.
July 29, 2014 - Timberlea Drive In custard delivers delicious moments - The Lemorandes say customers ask them, "when will pistachio be the flavor of the week," more than almost anything else.
Mar. 21, 2014 - Cruising in Oconto County - For an itinerany snowmoblier like me, the ultimate endoresement of a great riding location is making a return visit. After I toured the northern half of Oconto County in March of 2009, I wrote an article that appeared a year later in Illinois Snowmobiler magazine. The publication of that piece promted an invitation to visit again, which I was finally able to do last February. After several lackluster winters, this large, stairstep-shaped conty was blessed with an abundance of snow, creating prime conditions for a Friday-Saturday tour of its southern half.
Dec. 9, 2013 - Snowmobile clubs are gearing up for season! - LAKEWOOD - With only a little snow on the ground in places, snowmobilers are ready for more.
In the Lakewood area, trails are not yet open, but clubs are gearing up for an early start to the season. At the Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club in Lakewood, they're testing the grooming equipment. Recent snow in the area has people talking.
June 25, 2013 - North American Finishing readies for operation in Suring - WEDC provides loan to assist in startup of pre-finished wood flooring manufacturer
June 20, 2013 - Monday conversation: Nicolet Plastics molds streamlined business - RIVERVIEW — Each week, Press-Gazette Media talks with area businesses and business leaders for its Monday Conversation.

This week, Bob Macintosh, president and CEO of Nicolet Plastics in Oconto County, talks about the company’s adoption of Quick Response Manufacturing principles and how the business stays competitive in a global market.
June 20, 2013 - Breakfast on the Farm showcases area dairy farm - CARLTON — It’s a number you don’t see often when talking about dairy herd size: 55.

That’s the number of cows owned by Norman Acres, the host of the 2013 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm on June 16. Large or small, the dairy industry — and farmers like Lloyd Hlinak and his wife, Claire — form the underpinnings of a multibillion-dollar business in Wisconsin.
June 3, 2013 - Zwick, Kobriger Win Cabela’s Masters
Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay Tournament
- Oconto, Wisc.—June 1, 2013—Wisconsin’s Dan Zwick and Tony Kobriger finished strong to score a comeback victory the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay qualifying tournament out of Oconto, Wisconsin, May 31-June 2.
May 10, 2013 - Oconto County barn is doubly old
Wood for 1942 structure came from logs long submerged in Oconto River
- Don Demeny of Abrams said his in-laws, John and Cookie Konitzer, own an old barn, "the tallest one in Oconto County."
May 2, 2013 - Barn Quilts Cover Countryside - In 2000, when Donna Sue Groves, 64, set out to fulfill her promise to paint a quilt square on her mother’s tobacco barn in Adams County, Ohio, she decided to expand her folk art idea beyond their farm....
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