Monthly Archives: April 2015

“American Pickers” Interested in Oconto!

Click here for more info! AP Flyer

We have been notified by the Producer of “American Pickers” that they are interested in filming possible segments for an upcoming episode in Oconto!  Although this is not a City-sponsored event, we want to help spread the word to anyone who may be interested!

Here is the press release:

AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In Oconto, Wisconsin

Oconto is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Wisconsin. Filming will begin next month.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.

Filming is scheduled to start next month.  AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.

AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on History.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com , or call 1-855-old-rust.

Badger Sportsman Magazine Ad

Scan0009Thanks to Oconto County Economic Development and Tourism, this ad will appear in the next edition of Badger Sportsman magazine!  Check out the images of our Harbor and some happy fishermen from one of last year’s tournaments.

Spring has arrived!!!!

You may have noticed the large number of boats at both the Oconto Harbor and City Docks this weekend.  It wasn’t a fishing tournament (as some have asked) – it was simply fishermen and others out enjoying the beautiful weather and plentiful fish that our water has to offer!  There were 139 individual boat launches, from as far away as South Dakota, between Saturday and Sunday, as well as additional launches from those who have purchased season launch passes.  We are thrilled to see so many people enjoying one of the City’s best assets!

Spring Election Results – 04.07.15

 

Here are the unofficial results from today’s election for City of Oconto Alderperson – wards 1 of 1 reporting:

Connie Bickel – 307

Jean Pleshek Feldt – 354

Bob Le Breck – 447

Sheri Groll – 271

The top two vote-getters are elected to office – Le Breck and Feldt

Aageson Pool Grand Re-Opening – June 6, 2015

The Grand Re-Opening of Aageson Pool has been scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be free swimming as well as a celebration and ceremony at 1 p.m.  The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 7 and the pool will be open for the summer on Monday, June 8.  Hope to see you there!