New principal hired to fill AHS position|
Community turns out for drug program, statistics are startling
|The Antigo school board continued its work on filling administrative positions for the 2018-19 school year Tuesday.|
Following a closed session, the board unanimously selected Clint Rogers as the next principal of Antigo High School, effective July 1. He will replace Tom Zamzow, who has been reassigned to help lead the elementary consolidation and improvement efforts at the elementary level.
The Antigo board of education is pleased to welcome Mr. Rogers to the district, Board President Mike Boldig said. He brings a strong background in key initiatives underway in Antigo, including literacy, CPM math, STEAM, non-violent crisis intervention, and social justice.
The announcement came following completed contract negotiations with the candidate and official board approval of the hire.
Rogers is currently the principal for Alexander Middle School in the School District of Nekoosa where he has served for two years. Prior to this post, he was a dean of students for the middle school and at Nekoosa Academy High School. His experience also includes elementary principal and teacher in Wausau and elementary teacher in Wisconsin Rapids.
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Crowd massive for Pickerel St. Pat's fun
|A sizable crowd turned out at Antigo High Schools Volm Theater on Monday night to attend a community program to discuss a response to the ever growing issue of drug abuse in Langlade County.|
Entitled Developing a Community Solution: Langlade Countys Response to Illicit Drug Abuse the evening was hosted by Langlade County District Attorney Elizabeth Gebert and was a joint effort of a number of community agencies.
Partners included the Treatment Alternative and Diversion Team in conjunction with Aspirus Langlade Hospitals Addressing Substance Abuse in Langlade County group, North Central Health Care, and Action Alliance.
Gebert began the evening speaking on the drug problem in Langlade County, specifically methamphetamine, which has dominated headlines and the court system over the past 14 months.
We have regulars who come through the court system, but this is not just impacting the regulars, Gebert said. We have people charged with meth who have never had contact with the justice system in the past.
Sheriff Mark Westen took the mic from Gebert and shared some startling statistics. Westen noted inmate medical expenses in Langl
Michael Loy of North Central Health Care speaks at Mondays drug abuse program, as Sheriff Mark Westen, left, and Judge John Rhode look on.
Solin's Tapped Maple Syrup LLC offers 'small batch' products, with a few twists
|There was no Irish jig on the Dvoraks Docks float when it rolled to a win in the big Pickerel parade on St. Patricks Day.|
The dancers were waving and gyrating to the huge Village People hit, YMCA, bringing smiles from the crowd and obviously the judges, Attorney Robert Kennedy of Crandon, Langlade County Circuit Judge John Rhode and Antigo Mayor Bill Brandt.
The weather cooperated and all of the elements were in place to draw a massive crowd — and they all turned out.
While it is impossible to make a head count at an event like the parade, there were obviously well over 1,000 people — perhaps far over that number.
Dale Oatman, a the former Langlade County veterans service officer and current White Lake American Legion commander, rode in a vehicle to represent the color guard.
While Dvoraks took first place in the float competition, Schroeders Auto Sales took second and Lil Hummers was third.
Weather conditions were perfect for a parade, with temperatures in the 40s and bright sunshine making it even more pleasant. Even the judges agreed that it was about as ideal as it can get.
The winning float at the Pickerel St. Pats parade Saturday was entered by Dvoraks Docks of Elcho.
Tradition lives on, Antigo musician with '18 'Kids'
|Small batch, a term made popular by craft brewers and bourbon-makers, has come to the sugarbush.|
As the sugaring season arrives—stubbornly slow—across the northwoods, Jeremy Solin has resurrected the Solin family sugarbush on Highway V north of Antigo as Tapped Maple Syrup LLC. He co-owns the business with his wife, Abi, offering maple syrup with a twist.
We start with our maple syrup and add high quality ingredients to infuse different favors before filtering out those ingredients prior to bottling, Solin said, with current varieties including cardamom, cinnamon, espresso, ginger, red pepper and turmeric.
We just keep playing around with flavors, Solin said, and similar to regular maple syrup, these can be used to mix craft cocktails, flavor warm breakfast cereals, sweeten coffee or tea to substitute for processed sugar in any recipe.
Solin has also found supplier for aged whiskey barrels, which still contain remnants of the liquor known as the devils cut, which he has begun to use to infuse remarkable syrup with an just a bit of an edge.
We age the maple syrup for six months in Great Northern Distillery whiskey barrels, Solin said. I
Jeremy Solin and his father, Dave, at the sugar shack with some of the Tapped infused maple syrup.
|Antigo High School is continuing a tradition of having students qualify for the acclaimed Kids From Wisconsin.|
For the upcoming season, Lauren Hackbarth, a senior trumpet player with the Antigo High School Band has been selected as an understudy for the entertainment troupe.
The Kids will celebrate from June 21 to Aug. 18 in over 35 hometowns across the state and twice daily at the Wisconsin State Fair, as they mark a milestone 50th year of performing and molding professional performers.
Its Antigo performances will be on Tuesday, July 17.
A daughter of Heather and Michael Hackbarth, she is an active member of the Antigo High School Band and has participated in concert groups, jazz ensembles, and marching band.
She has also participated in Solo and Ensemble events both as a soloist and a member of various ensembles. Hackbarth has been a multi-year member of the Great Northern Conference Honors Band and was a 2017 member of the WSMA State High School Honors Band.
This years show theme, Shine the Light, will feature music performed since the inception of the organization. Some of the Kids all-time audience favorites will
Antigo High School trumpet player Lauren Hackbarth has been chosen as an alternate for Kids From Wisconsin, continuing a great Antigo tradition.