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Late summer storm lashes Antigo with downed trees, lost power
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A late summer storm shook Antigo and Langlade County Thursday night as power went out, trees crashed into homes and by this morning, things were starting to get back to normal.

This area seemed to be the target of the storm, which knocked out the power to about 2,500 utility customers in the central Wisconsin area.

But the majority of them were right here in Antigo, where at the height of the problem there were 1,036 people in the dark.

According to the Wisconsin Public Service, the utility that maintains many of the lines here, 2,500 customers were without power through Central Wisconsin after the storm swept through.

There are still some customers without electrical service, including those in Minocqua, Lake Tomahawk and 249 in Lac du Flambeau.

Locally, damage calls began coming in right around 10:30 p.m. as the storm moved through. The majority of reports came from within the city, but were not limited to residential areas.

A transformer was blown near Fifth Avenue and Sunset Road, while a tree resting on an electrical wire started on fire on County Road A, with a tree causing another wire to at least spark in the 700 block of Fif
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A number of homes, plenty of power and other utility lines were hit when a storm roared through the Antigo and Langlade County area Thursday evening. The top picture shows that Daniel and Terry Zelechowski home, hit hard by a broken tree that had been partially cleared away this morning, and lower, a home 1524 Fifth Ave., where the roof was smashed by a pine tree in two locations. The branches were able to penetrate the roof.
A big Sunday planned for the annual St. John International Dinner, festival
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Enjoy ethnic food, auctions, games , raffles and much more at the annual International Food Festival hosted Sunday by St. John catholic parish.

The annual event, a fall highlight, will be held at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day will kick off in the dairy pavilion with a Polka Mass celebrated at 9 and 11 a.m. with Rev. Matt Simonar.

The music will be provided by the Maroszek Brothers, a very lively polka band from Pulaski. It includes four brothers Gene, Al, Frank and Scott Maroszek, their nephew, Bruce Brzeczkowski, and family friend John Wudtke.

At 10 a.m. the International Food Court and all the booths, and raffles will open in the multi- purpose building. Plan on sampling a variety of ethnic food and beverages from the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Mexico, India, Poland , Greece and of course the United States. For those with a sweet tooth, there is an ethnic desserts booth, and The Bell Sisters Sweet Shoppe featuring old fashion sodas.

Local families are preparing the delicious fare from their heritage country, with recipes that have been handed down through the generatio
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From left, Larry and Peg Ourada and Mary Schmoll in the kitchen at the Dixie Lunch, where they are making 700 Bohemian kolatches for Sunday's Fall Festival.
Administrator issue not aired by County Board
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The Langlade County Board held a far quicker meeting Tuesday than most supervisors expected when a proposal to discuss possible use of a county administrator was taken from the agenda.

The meeting agenda included an item to establish a plan to transition to a Department of Administration with a full-time administrative coordinator to oversee local operations.

The resolution explained that the plan has been discussed for about 25 years, but action has never been taken. A closed executive session was even planned for Tuesday's session if the issue had come to the board floor.

Corporation Counsel Robin Stowe explained that Board Chairman David Solin had pulled the agenda itemÍ, adding that creation of the position remains a “long term goal.”

The supervisors had scheduled two visitors to address county issues, including Jonette Arms, a spokesman for the regional ADRC-CW program, who was unable to attend.

Erik Rantala, the county's forest administrator, did address the supervisors on operations of the forest and recreation department and the importance of northern hardwood and aspen to the health of the local timber industry and the
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Forest Administrator Erik Rantala speaking Tuesday.
Antigo, Troutland are discussing operation of ambulance service
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City of Antigo officials are in the midst of a series of meetings, carving out a role for the Antigo Fire Department ambulance in serving eastern Langlade County.

The Common Council's Finance, Personnel and Legislative Committee will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall for an update regarding a request from Troutland Rescue Squad to supply ambulance services for the towns of Evergreen and Wolf River and the village of White Lake.

The committee will also look at accepting ownership of Troutland's ambulance in exchange for the reduction or elimination of premium payments in the current standby services agreement for the last quarter of this year.

And on Oct. 4, there will be a Towns/City Ambulance Committee meeting to discuss a variety of issues, include potential rate increases and new equipment. Troutland coverage is also on the agenda. That session will be held at 6 p.m. at the Rolling town hall.

According to Mayor Bill Brandt, the issue has moved quickly since the Troutland Rescue approached Fire Chief Jon Petroskey about the need for coverage, an issue first brought up at the August Finance, Personnel and legislative Committee.

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The Troutland ambulance may be given to the city of Antigo as part of service agreement.
Antigo High School marching band gets competition season underway
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The Antigo High School Marching Band opened their competitive schedule, with its show entitled “Uprise” at the Waukesha North Bandfest on Sunday.

The band took second place in class A with a score of 56. 

"After a summer practices and performances, it is nice to see this show begin to come together,” Director Jeff Dewey said.

The show explores aspects of construction and the production focuses on the concepts of creating, building and growing. And it includes some very authentic details.

“We were able to borrow cones and barricades from the Antigo Department of Public Works,” Dewey said.

Music selections include:

Starting the Project: Fanfare for the Third Planet by Richard Saucedo

How Far We Have Come: Far and Away by Jay Bocook

The Push to Finish: Ascend by Samuel Hazo

On Saturday, the band will travel to the Blackhawk Marching Invitational at Baldwin/Woodville High School. Other competition dates include Music Along the Chippewa in Chippewa Falls on Oct. 6, Rhythm on the River at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Oct. 7 and the state marching band championships at UW-Whitewater on
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