Our hearts are bursting with pride with the announcement of Oconto earning the State Sportsmanship Award for the second school year in a row – this time at the Boys Baseball State appearance. We must remember the accomplishments of our children who brought us to State 3 times in the 2 school years (and one game away from attending State twice)! We must always remember who we are, and why I stress the words that describe The Oconto Way, which also describe sportsmanship and winning (or losing) the right way. Oconto is HONORABLE, COURAGEOUS, RESILIENT, COURTEOUS, and RELENTLESS! Thank You to everyone for achieving the high goals that we set for ourselves!
Oconto has received word from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, that our population has increased by 31 to 4,544 according to the 2014 preliminary estimate (from the 2010 census count of 4,513.) This is absolutely wonderful news, as it means we are growing – not shrinking!
The Tourism Committee has recommended to Thank Jodi Bostedt and her workers for their tireless efforts in removing weeds, trees, roots, and other unsightly objects from the river side of the Brazeau Avenue fence (now designated “Breath of Fresh Air”.) An award will be presented to Jodi and her crew at Tuesday night’s Regular Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. If anyone wishes to attend, and Thank these diligent workers!
As I go from point A to point B every day, I am continuously filled with pride on how clean and beautiful our City portrays itself. The flower arrangements everywhere – it seems as though every home that is lived in has some type of flowers either potted or hanging! The solar light displays are varied and twinkling is all areas of the City! Also, we are getting a ton of compliments on how perfect the downtown hanging baskets look this year. I know there are some who do not think we should spend the money on flowers or water, but this is not only for the pleasure of our people – it is extremely important toward our presentation to visitors and perspective buyers. And regarding the litter around – I am not picking up as much – so everyone must be helping out in that area too! Thank You, Everyone!
Have A Great Day! And remember, “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.” – Knute Rockne
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto