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Kurt Smith, Bailey's Harbor area in Door County, bagged a 12-point buck on Nov. 25, 2014 during gun hunting season (Photo by Caroline Smith)
Deer Hunt 2014 - Photos in the Northwoods
By David Keup
November 24, 2014

Here are some interesting Deer Hunt 2014 photos captured by people in and around the northwoods in Marinette and Oconto counties, and beyond.

Feel free to share to your own photos by sending an email with the attached jpg format photo to bigeaglemobile@live.com

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Inland Fishing Lakes to Cast in Cougar Country
By David Keup
April 15, 2014

**This is the first of a multiple part series on suggested inland lakes to fish in Marinette County** With the official fishing season underway May 3, there are plenty of inland lakes to cast in Marinette County and the surrounding area. Here are a handful lakes in "Cougar Country" that are th... FULL STORY

Former NBA Player Speaking in Marinette May 11
May 10, 2013

Reported by Bay Cities Radio - Marinette For those people interested in hearing former NBA basketball player Chris Herren's powerful message about drug use, he will be speaking to the public free of charge at Marinette High School on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Herren appeared and ... FULL STORY

Coleman Has Eight Wrestlers Going To State
February 17, 2013

The Green Bay Press Gazette has reported that three Coleman wrestlers won their individual weight classes and five others advanced to state from the WIAA Division 3 Bonduel sectional on Sat. Feb. 16 held at Shawano High School. The top-three finishers in each weight class earn spots at the WIAA s... FULL STORY

Packers and Bears to Compete in Ryder Cup June 18
May 31, 2012

The Ryder Cup is one of the greatest rivalries in all of sport. Pairing the 12 best golfers from the United States and Europe against each other every two years has elicited some of the most exciting memories in the history of golf. In football, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers are the ... FULL STORY

Town of Brazeau Memorial Field to be Rededicated
May 22, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online Rededication of the Town of Brazeau Memorial Field will take place Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. The Memorial Field is located at 8162 County Z, Pound. The field will be rededicated because of many renovations made and for the donor recognition wall. Th... FULL STORY

Shooting Range in Oconto County to Reopen
March 24, 2016

Reported by Fox 11 News Online An Oconto County shooting range may be on its way to re-opening. The site in the Machickanee Forest was closed after complaints of stray bullets hitting nearby homes. Now, plans to redesign the range are being released, and people who live in the area can weig... FULL STORY

3 Coleman Wrestlers Reach Podium at WIAA Finals
March 11, 2016

Contributed by the Green Bay Press Gazette Hunter Stodola reached the stadium podium like he wanted. But the Coleman senior would have preferred to earn his fifth-place spot in D3 at 182 pounds with a contested win instead of a forfeit, which he received since New Lisbon senior Kyle Woodward w... FULL STORY

Coleman HS Wrestling Misses State Final
February 18, 2016

Contributed by the Peshtigo Times he Coleman Cougars dominated Shiocton 76-6 in the semifinal of the division 3 team wrestling sectional held in Manawa Tuesday night, but the young Cougars fell one match shy of returning to the State Team Tournament losing to number one ranked Stratford in the fi... FULL STORY

Coleman Moves on to Level 4 of WIAA Playoffs
By David Keup
November 9, 2015

Update - Nov. 9, 2015 The Coleman Cougars football team dug in hard and came our victorious with a 34-28 against Almond/Bancroft in a Level 3 game on Nov. 6 on the road in Almond, Wis. The Cougars will move on to Level 4 with another tough match up against Pepin/Alma (next to the Mississippi R... FULL STORY

WIAA State Football Playoffs - Area Teams In
By David Keup
October 19, 2015

With area teams finishing up the regular season prep football schedule in Marinette and Oconto counties, now the big challenge begins as the WIAA state playoffs begin Oct. 23 and Oct. 24. Here are the teams that will be competing to get to the state finals held in Madison, Wis. in early November.... FULL STORY

Major Gun Auction in Lena Area May 10
By David Keup
May 2, 2014

There will be a major gun auction for an estate of a Chicago police officer and private eye at Yoap’s Auction Gallery, 6234 Duame Road, Lena, Wis. on May 10 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Over 200 guns will be auctioned off with many rare and desirable rifles, shotguns, pistols and gun accessories. An auc... FULL STORY

ATV Training Course to be Held May 3 & 4
April 14, 2014

The North East Wisconsin Riders ATV Club will host a spring all-terrain vehicle education course at the Coleman Area Rescue Squad building Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 from 9 am to noon. Both class days are required to complete the course. The fee is $10 which must be paid at registration or... FULL STORY

Marinette's Dufrane Aims for Top-6 finish in Golf
October 14, 2013

Shop The Store Of Choice By Coaches, Athletic Directors and Players! Written by Andrew Pekarek, Green Bay Press-Gazette Media Abby Dufr... FULL STORY

Big Smallmouth Bass Netted in Sturgeon Bay May 17
May 24, 2013

In between the shorelines of Sturgeon Bay and Marinette is the large body of water called Green Bay. On May 17/18, Silver Lake, Wisconsin angler Tim Schneider didn’t come close to winning the annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament, but he did take home bragging rights. Fishing ‘tubes’ on a S... FULL STORY

Coleman Cougars Win Another Conference Title
By David Keup
May 10, 2013

The Coleman Cougars High School Boys baseball won another M&O Conference title with a 3-2 victory over Peshtigo on May 9. The Cougars played in the state final game last year for the first time in the history of the school. They were defeated in extra innings. FULL STORY

Fishing Report for Menominee River
April 2, 2013

Find cheap airfares, discounted hotels and car rentals! Here is a some updated and useful information regarding how fishing is going on the Menominee River areas in Marinette County. Read comment from... FULL STORY

Coleman Wrestlers Vying to Win 4th Straight Title
By David Keup
March 1, 2013

After Mason Mergener took home the individual state title in the Division 3 152-pound weight class last weekend in Madison, the Coleman Cougars will head back their again to try to win their fourth consecutive state team title. The Cougars will face Clear Lake in one of the semi-final matches beg... FULL STORY

Niagara Boys BB Team Moves on to Regional Finals
March 1, 2013

The Niagara boys high school basketball team advanced to the Regional Final with a 55-46 victory over Almond-Bancroft in Antigo on Feb. 28. They will take on tough Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (25-0)for the sectional championship and state tournament berth at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 in Menasha. ... FULL STORY

Peshtigo Bulldog Wrestling Invite Results Jan. 12
January 13, 2013

Oconto Falls had nine individual champions and won the title of the Peshtigo Bulldog Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. 44th annual Peshtigo Bulldog Invitational Team scores: Oconto Falls 278.5, Bonduel 204.5, Escanaba 179, Crivitz 142, Peshtigo 121, Laona/Wabeno 87, Marinette 67, ... FULL STORY

2013 Ice Fishing World Championship Set for Wausau
By David Keup
January 4, 2013

Wausau, Wis. - Ice angling teams from around the world will be competing in the 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship at the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir near Wausau, Wisconsin, on February 11-17, 2013. The United States Freshwater Fishing Federation (USF3) will be hosting the event with the city of Wa... FULL STORY

Knife Show to be held in Peshtigo Jan. 6
December 16, 2012

The Company A 20-Year Club of Marinette will hold their annual gun and knife show on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Schussler’s Supper Club in Peshtigo. Dealer set up will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. with show hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eight-foot tables will be available for $15 each for the entire day. Th... FULL STORY

Packer vs. Bengals in Third Preseason Game Aug. 23
August 22, 2012

By Patrick Clarke (Featured Columnist) on August 21, 2012 The Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals will face off for the first time in three years when they battle for a preseason win in Ohio on Aug. 23. Cincinnati comes into its Week 3 matchup 2-0, while Green Bay has yet to get in the pr... FULL STORY

Area Hog Wrestlers to Battle it Out at Equity Park
August 8, 2012

Calling all hog wrestlers! The 2nd Annual Hog Wrestling Contest will be held Aug. 11 starting at 1 p.m. at Equity Park, in the town of Pound. Admission to the event is $5.00. Pre-registration recommended, with a limit of 50 teams. Last minute registration runs from 11 a.m. to Noon. $40.00 P... FULL STORY

Big inning lifts Coleman at state baseball semis
June 13, 2012

Coleman’s baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to break open a tight game and defeat Pittsville, 10-3, this morning in a Division 4 semifinal of the WIAA state baseball tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute. Senior Mitch Mergener had the big blow in the inning, a bases-loaded sing... FULL STORY

Coleman H.S. Baseball Repeats as M-O Champs
May 31, 2012

The Coleman Cougars dominated the M-O Conference baseball circuit and successfully defended their baseball title with a perfect 10-0 record. Ranked third in the latest Division 4 state polls, the Cougars (21-1) have now won 21 straight games after a season opening 4-3 loss to Freedom. The confere... FULL STORY

Some Early Spring Fishing Photos
By David Keup
April 23, 2012

The early spring fishing season on Marinette County rivers has brought in some nice catches by area anglers so far. The official fishing season for Wisconsin kicks in May 5 and will include all inland lakes, rivers, streams and the Great Lakes. See the photo gallery of Coleman resident Jeff Le... FULL STORY

Coleman Wrestlers Going for Gold on March 3
March 2, 2012

After bringing home one individual wrestling state champion and three runner-ups from Madison last weekend, the Coleman Cougars will be gunning for the gold on Saturday (March 3. Here is a reprint of an excellent article posted on EHExtra.com written by Jody Korch, sports editor of the Marinette ... FULL STORY

Fishermans Club Banquet to be Held Feb. 23
February 15, 2012

The 22nd Annual M&M Great Lakes Sport Fisherman's Club banquet will be held Feb. 23 at Schussler's Supper Club in Peshtigo. The event will feature a live auction, door prizes and raffles of sporting goods. There will be more than 100 items given away, including six guns. A chicken and ribs din... FULL STORY

Chicago Style Dart Fundraiser Tourney in Lena
February 11, 2012

The Lena Dart League will be participating in a Chicago Style Dart Tournament Feb. 25 at the Wooden Shoe Bar & Grill in downtown Lena that will raise funds for the Lena Youth Sports organization. A league meeting will begin at noon, followed by the tournament. The tournament will be 100 percent p... FULL STORY

Packers Sign Arena League QB Nick Hill
By David Keup
January 20, 2012

With backup QB Matt Flynn leaning towards free agancy, the Green Bay Packers have signed some back up help for next season to Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have signed Arena Football League QB Nick Hill. Hill is a former Southern Illinois University (SIU) football standout. He said Friday (Jan. 20) ... FULL STORY

A Hunters Best Buddy Now Available
By David Keup
January 19, 2012

Here is something that just came out that makes life easier for hunters trying to transport heavy objects in and out of the wooded areas. The product is offered by Discount Ramps, an e-tailer located in West Bend, Wis. See the YouTube video to view easy it is to install. Here is some produc... FULL STORY

Viewers Believe GB Packers to Win Super Bowl
January 14, 2012

With a NFC Divisional Round playoff game looming (Jan. 15) between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants. The results of the Crivitz Area Journal poll which asked, "Will the Green Bay Packers win this year's Super Bowl?" A total of 67 percent of those who voted believe the Green Bay Packe... FULL STORY

Coleman Wrestling Alumni to be Recognized
January 6, 2012

The recognition for all Coleman High School alumni wrestlers is Jan. 12 prior to the Gillett/Suring match. Besides alumni, youth and high school wrestling parents will be acknowledged. They should arrive at 6 p.m. at the Coleman High School gymnasium. FULL STORY

Heard it Through the Grapevine - Sports Column
By David Keup
December 30, 2011

This a column for all those Wisconsin sports junkies that need fresh news about their favorite sports teams. Check back often to see updated news on Wisconsin-based sports teams. Five Reasons the New York Giants Will Beat the Green Bay Packers in the Playoffs According to a sports blog in N... FULL STORY

Oconto Falls Knocks off Coleman in Prep Wrestling
By David Keup
December 3, 2011

The Coleman Cougars wrestling team took to the road and opened up their 2011 season at Oconto Falls Friday (Dec. 2) night. After both teams steamrolled to state team titles in their respective divisions last year, there was a good chance that both teams would battle it out for their first non-con... FULL STORY

First Ever Teddy Bear Toss at Coleman-Crivitz Game
November 30, 2011

Crivitz High School will host its first ever ‘Teddy Bear Toss" at the varsity basketball game against Coleman on Dec. 8. Spectators are encouraged to take a teddy bear to the game to be tossed on the floor at halftime. The bears will be collected and donated to the Crivitz Food Pantry angel tree ... FULL STORY

Area Football Player Named to All-State First Team
By David Keup
November 29, 2011

Coleman Cougar halfback Mitch Champagne was named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) All-State first team early this week. As one of the state's smallest halfbacks at 5-foot-7, 155-pounds, Champagne capped his amazing prep football career with 1,958 rushing yards, 29 touchdowns ... FULL STORY

Area Man Shoots 14-Point Buck on Nov. 23
By David Keup
November 24, 2011

While hunting in Gentlemen Jim's 10-acre swamp near White Potato Lake, Ryan H. shot a big 14-point buck Nov. 23. With four days left in the deer gun season, hunters are shooting deer in some areas of Marinette County or Oconto County, but not many in others. Stay tuned... FULL STORY

Hunters Shoot 112,581 Deer Opening Weekend
November 22, 2011

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported Monday afternoon (Nov. 21) that hunters have shot and registered 112,581 deer over the period of Saturday through Sunday. That's up 5.6 percent from last year's opening weekend count of 106,404 deer. The DNR says both the buck and a... FULL STORY

Wisconsin Deer Gun Season Opens Nov. 19
By David Keup
November 18, 2011

As the 2011 Wisconsin gun deer season opens on Saturday, Nov. 19 wildlife officials from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say that all the pieces are in place for a successful season. While portions of the state (96 deer management units) are included in Herd Control or CWD seasons that ... FULL STORY

Champagne Once Again Honored as Top Back
By David Keup
November 17, 2011

After going undefeated in the M&O Conference this past football season, the Coleman Cougars earned 10 spots on the 2011 conference team. Leading the list was running back Mitch Champagne who was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year, sharing it with quarterback Brett Edlbeck of Wausaukee. ... FULL STORY

Fishing Report for Caldron Falls Reservoir
November 15, 2011

Lake-Link's Nov. 16 fishing forecast report for Caldron Falls Reservoir in Marinette County, located west of Crivitz is the following: The best fishing will come between 1 to 4 p.m. About Lake-Link's Fishing Forecasts. Lake-Link's Fishing Forecast is based on solar and lunar influences t... FULL STORY

Coleman Mat Assistant Named Coach Of Year
By David Keup
November 12, 2011

According to area weekly newspaper the Peshtigo Times, the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association has honored Coleman’s Tim Gould as the 2011 state assistant coach of the year. Gould, who has been on the sidelines with the Cougar mat program since 1992, received a plaque for his efforts at the ... FULL STORY

Coleman Area Man Aces Hole at Parkway Course
By David Keup
November 9, 2011

After 60 years of golfing, Robert Blackbourn of Coleman recorded his first-ever hole-in-one on Nov. 7 at Parkway Golf Course (Town of Pound area) during the Monday/Thursday Senior Men’s League. Blackbourn aced the 130-yard 16th hole using an 8-iron. “I have been golfing for over 60 years and ... FULL STORY