The Oconto County Genealogical Society http://www.wiocgs.org/ has done some great research in the past with Oconto County Schools and the Cemetery/Obituary database. A few years ago they started working on getting the old Oconto County newspapers digitized. It has been a long work in progress, but the wait is worth it. We are now seeing the results we have waited for. Go to http://ocnews.co.oconto.wi.us/ and see how far the collection has come. You will be able to search by word, name or keyword. The Oconto Falls papers are now complete to 1920. The Herald goes from 1899-1902, Oconto Falls Herald 1902-1912, Union Farmer Herald 1912-1916, Farmer Herald 1916-1920, and Oconto Falls Herald goes to August 1920. We hopefully will be able to add more to this collection soon. This was not possible without the donation from the Oconto Falls Friends of the Library.
We have paper copies of the newspapers from 1923 to present, but the 1920s and 30s papers we have limited access to because they are rapidly deteriorating. Hopefully, these will be digitized soon.