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Paul Grinde flips the switch to start the Love Lights season
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With a flick of a switch, Paul Grinde illuminated the Love Lights tree on Monday, a poignant occasion in memory of his wife Marlene.

Mrs. Grinde, a longtime member of the Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary, passed away earlier this year and her husband purchased the first Love Light of the season in her memory.

Hospital CEO Andy Barth led a moment of silence in her honor.

The ceremony included music by the All Saints Catholic School sixth grade choir under the direction of Carol Schaefer.

Sister Dolores Demulling of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph offered a reflection, noting that no Christmas is complete without lights, hearkening to the “beautiful light of Jesus.”

She also stressed the opportunities Love Lights offer to honor someone special “living or deceased.”

Blue, white and red group lights are on sale now in the hospital lobby, with funds earmarked for LeRoyer Hospice and other Hospital Auxiliary projects.

Blue and white lights are available for $5 each. The red group lights are priced at $25.
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Sister Dolores Demulling speaks at Monday's Love Lights ceremony.
Schofield Stadium project planned
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The Antigo Gridiron Club has begun fundraising efforts to update the playing surface at the long-time home of the Red Robins football team, venerable Schofield Stadium, as well as replacing the visitor's side bleachers.

The major and much-needed project has been on the discussion table for a number of years and plans are in place to soon bring it to fruition.

With a total price tag of approximately $300,000, the Club has already garnered about 25 percent of the cost, but to get the rest of the way, help from a community long-known for its support of the football program and youth sports-in-general is needed.

The club plans to have the field itself excavated and replaced, along with landscaping, site storm and sewer work, as well as irrigation. The goal is to involve all local contractors in the bidding process and work if possible.

“We're hoping that all the work can be done locally,” club member Chad Matuszewski said. “And we're hoping multiple contractors can work the project together, not just one getting it all.”

The field has been in rough shape for some time, and will need to be crowned, which will help with drainage
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Schofield Stadium is shown in this file photo during warmer days. The facility will soon have a new playing surface and improved visitor's bleachers thanks to the efforts of the Antigo Gridiron Club.
Hospice program being noted here
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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospice and palliative care programs across the country, including Aspirus Langlade in Antigo, are reaching out to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care.

Nicole Novak, director of hospice and palliative medicine at Aspirus Langlade Hsospital, explained that hospice is not a physical location but refers high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness.

“Palliative care offers comfort and support earlier in the course of a serious illness,” Novak said. “Hospice and palliative care provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. These programs combine the highest level of quality medical care with emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing a serious illness or the end of life.:

Novak added that the highly trained professionals at LeRoyer Hospice & Palliative Care, ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life's most difficult journey.

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The team at Aspirus Langlade Hospital, commemorating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month during November.
School officials address 'report card'
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Antigo school officials this week are addressing a recent Department of Public Instruction report that found the district “met few expectations” on report cards released publicly Tuesday.

Statewide, most state schools met or exceeded expectations, the Associated Press reported, although dozens of schools and one district received the lowest ranking.

The school report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction are now in their fourth year. The report cards are designed to be used by people living in the districts to hold schools accountable for their performance and growth, or reduction in scores, from year to year.

But educators at all levels note they are fraught with misconceptions.

“While our overall district score is disappointing, it is still only one data point,” District Administrator Dr. Julie Sprague said. “We are on the right track for improvement, but it will not happen overnight. While our district score has been trending downward for the past four years, we are committed to changing that trend.”

Antigo's overall score was 60.6, falling in that “meets few expectation's categories.” Priorit
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REPORT CARDSThe Antigo school district received a report card from the state few parents would love this week, registering a score of 60.6, meaning it “meets few expectations. Elcho, at 64.2, and White Lake, 69, both ended in the “meets expectations” category.
Fire early today claims busy shop
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Fire today burned the Charlie Schlieve automotive repair facilities, located at W8991 Highway 47 southeast of Antigo.

The first fire call came to the 911 dispatch center at 6:09 a.m., with the gravity of the situation easily apparent. The Schlieve operation is housed in a large building that includes a multiple vehicle houses, repair equipment and a special area set aside for one of the main activities, rebuilding automatic transmissions and four-wheel-drive systems.

Within a matter of moments trucks were rolling toward the scene from the town of Norwood and with either manpower, tankers and in some cases, trucks and ambulances from a number of area departments, Mattoon, Birnamwood, Rural Fire Control and Stockbridge.

The fire departments had made arrangements to get water for the tankers from the irrigation system at Schroeder Brothers Farms and used the water from Phlox Pond. They fed huge water guns aimed into the building.

The Schlieve facility had an excellent reputation across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for is transmission and repairs service and has been noted for organization and being exceptionally neat and clean.

The fire investig
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A deluge of water was shot into the interior of the Schlieve building southeast of Antigo this morning.
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