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2017 Winterfest on Porter – February 11, 2017

The Oconto Parks & Recreation Department invites everyone to attend the 7th Annual Oconto Winterfest on Saturday, February 11 at the Oconto Legion Golf Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This fun-filled event has many fun activities such as Chair Ski Races, Bicycle Toss, The Great Ham Put, Turkey Bowling, Willburger Throw, Bucket Golf, Dog Sweater Contest (at 1 p.m.), Snow Rides on the Course and the Beanbag Toss. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each activity!
Inside the club house, the 7th Annual Northwoods Chili Cook-Off will be sponsored as a fund-raiser for the proposed Oconto Bike and Skate Park. Bring your favorite chili to the Oconto Golf Club by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event and enter the Cook-Off for a chance to win a cash prize of $100, $50 or $25. All-you-can-eat Chili will be sold for $6 per bowl.
You can also submit your entry for the Winterfest Logo Contest inside the club house and a FREE raffle will follow after 3:00 p.m.
Put it on your calendar to join us on February 11th and come out and enjoy this wonderful event!

2017 Candlelight Hike – March 11, 2017

The Oconto Parks & Recreation Department wishes to announce that the annual Candlelight Hike will be held on Saturday, March 11 at Copper Culture State Park from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free cookies, hot chocolate and bonfires will be provided during the hike to keep you warm and sustained! Please dress for the elements and bring a flashlight.

Last year, over 100 participants of all ages experienced this magical night under the stars! Come out and see for yourself how much fun there is to be had at this great event!

If anyone wishes to assist with the setup for the hike, work will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the hike at Copper Culture. Thank you!

Garbage and Recycling – Week of January 1, 2017

City of Oconto

Garbage Pick-up

Week of January 1st, 2017

Garbage pick-up for residents that would normally get picked up on

Monday, January 2nd, will get picked up on Wednesday, January 4th.

 Residents that get garbage picked up on Tuesdays will remain the same.


City of Oconto

Recycling Pick-up

 Week of January 1st, 2017

 Recycling pick-up for residents that would normally get picked up on

Wednesday, January 4th will get picked up on Friday, January 6th.

 Residents that get recycling picked up on Thursdays will remain the same.

Library Job Opening

Farnsworth Public Library is accepting applications for a custodian for cleaning and basic maintenance of the building (indoors only). The position will be approximately 6 hours every week, divided into two shifts completed outside of Library hours, at $11/hour. The schedule is flexible as to evenings or mornings. Applicants must complete a City of Oconto Employment application, available at the Library, City Hall, or here:

Please return completed applications and direct all questions to Kristin at Farnsworth Public Library. The chosen candidate will be required to pass a background check. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

2017 Seasonal Boat Launch and Aageson Pool Passes Available

Looking for a Holiday Gift or Stocking Stuffer?

The City of Oconto has 2017 Seasonal Boat Launch stickers and 2017 Aageson Swimming Pool passes available for purchase. Stop in at City Hall, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to purchase your passes today!  For questions, call (920)834-7711.

Happy Holidays from the staff at Oconto City Hall!

Firefighters and EMTs Wanted!

Firefighters and EMTs


Applications are now being accepted for Paid-On-Call Firefighters and EMTs and there isn’t much time before classes start!!!!! 

No previous experience necessary

Department sponsored training

Competitive and challenging environment

Must be self-motivated and eager to learn

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must pass a background check and a physical

Must have a valid driver’s license

Stop in at our open house on 12/5/2016 from 5-8 PM at the fire station to learn about this professional team and pick up an application!





Recycling Pick-Up Week of Thanksgiving


CITY OF OCONTO (Thanksgiving Day)

 There will be no recycling pick-up on Thursday November 24th.

All residents that would normally get picked up on Thursday November 24th will get picked up on Wednesday November 23rd.

Pick-up for residents on Wednesday November 23rd & Friday November 25th will remain the same

Jeremy Wusterbarth

Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities

New Single Stream Recycling Meetings

City of Oconto
Recycling Informational Meeting

The City of Oconto will be conducting an informational meeting on the new single stream recycling process starting January of 2017. All residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about the new process and the scheduling changes that will take effect in 2017.

All meetings will be held in the City of Oconto Council Chambers on:
November 9th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
November 9th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 16th – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
November 16th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Questions or concerns for those unable to attend can be directed to Jeremy Wusterbarth, Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities at 920-834-7725 or