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Antigo Daily Journal among local firms honored for school support
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The Antigo Daily Journal will be among five local businesses who will be honored by the Antigo school district on Monday, prior to the start of the school board’s regular November session.

The Journal, along with CoVantage Credit Union, Waukesha Bearings, Country 106 WACD and Aspirus Langlade Hospital have been named to the 2017 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Honor Roll in recognition of their support for schools in the community.

A reception is slated from 6 to 7 p.m. in the high school library.

In addition, the board will also give special recognition to Mike Boldig, who has received the WASB Level 4 achievement Award and Jeanne Long, Level 5 award.

After the cake and coffee is cleared away at 7 p.m., the board will move into a rather light pre-holiday agenda in the media tech room.

The panel is expected to accept a proposal from Fredericksen Engineering o design heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades to North and East Elementary schools, which will take on an enhanced role as the district moves forward with its consolidation and grade reconfiguration efforts beginning next year.

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North Elementary School will be the target of major heating and ventilation upgrades, including the addition of air conditioning, under a proposal that will be reviewed by the Antigo school board Monday.
Yule art show opens for Friday
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Paintings, mosaics, holiday ornaments and even a bit of tramp art will all be on display when Antigo Visual Arts opens its Art Under the Tree holiday show on Friday.

The artwork will be on display in the gallery located inside the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. It can be viewed during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.

Among the items on display will be Bill Miltenberger’s Crown of Thorns Christmas Tree, an example of tramp art, a folk art that came out in the Great Depression when hobos or "tramps" used discarded cigar boxes to produce pieces of art.

Tramp art uses no glue, Miltenberger explained. All of the elements in each piece of art are interlocked creating strength and stability. His Crown of Thorns tree is made up of 4,500 small interlocking pieces. The tree trunk contains 450 pieces, and the star at the top is made-up of 54 more pieces.

All of the ornaments on the tree are either tramp art, or they are hand-carved by Miltenberger, including the 10-foot Norwegian Christmas chain carved from six pieces of wood, each 20-inches long.

While the Crown of Thorns is not for sale, more than
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Bill Miltenberger and his wife Karen carefully place his Crown of Thorns Christmas Tree on its stand in the Antigo Visual Arts Gallery at the Langlade County Historical Museum.
Hunt off to uneventful start
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A bit of wind and cold didn’t appear to hamper enthusiasm among northwoods hunters, who kicked off Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season over the weekend.

Despite the influx of thousands of sportsmen into the northwoods, the fall tradition got off to a quiet, uneventful start, with many hunters filling their tags, including reports of some larger bucks.

The Department of Natural Resources had announced prior to the season that preliminary numbers from opening weekend would be available today, but as of the Antigo Journal’s press time, the inbox remained empty.

Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day.

Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton Saturday. The Marquette County man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 62-year-old Shawano County man was found dead in his tree stand Saturday on private property in the Town of Westfield by a member of his hunting party. Coroner Tom Wastart says an autopsy shows he died of natural causes.

Three other hunters were wounded by gunfire elsewhere during opening weekend. Those shootings happe
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Matt Meronk of Antigo pulled in this impressive looking buck off a cornfield at noon on opening day. The 185-pound buck had a nine-point rack with a 15 1/2 inch spread.
Christmas season officially here, Love Lights Tree glows at hospital
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Christmas arrived at Aspirus Langlade Hospital on Monday.

The Hospital Auxiliary held its annual ceremony to flip the switch on its Love Lights Tree, a living evergreen donated by the Strasser family that graces the hospital’s main entrance.

The program included remarks by Sisters Dolores and Adele Demulling of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, Administrator Andy Barth, and Jeanne Tatro representing the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph.

There was also music by the All Saints Catholic School sixth grade choir.

Love lights is an annual fund-raiser for the auxiliary, with proceeds to the LeRoyer Hospice and other projects.

White lights may be purchased in honor of someone living or blue lights in memory of someone who has passed. They are $3 each.

In addition, families, civic clubs and other groups may choose to buy a red light to honor past or present members for only $25.

The lights are on sale now in the hospital lobby.
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Shown at the Love Lights Tree are Sisters Adele and Dolores Demulling, Jeanne Tatro of the Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary and Hospital Administrator Andy Barth.
Thanksgiving services set throughout area, ecumenical gathering Wednesday evening
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Thanksgiving worship services, many of an ecumenical nature, will stretch through the holiday week, beginning on Tuesday.

The largest of the programs will be on Wednesday, when St. John Catholic Church in Antigo will host the popular ecumenical service beginning at 7 p.m.

Participating churches including Antigo United Methodist Church, Calvary Lutheran Church, Faith United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, all of Antigo; Arbutus Lutheran Church, Pearson; and St. John Lutheran Church, Polar.

Other churches have also planned mid-week services and programs to offer thanksgiving. A list follows:

TUESDAY

ANTIGO: Liberty Baptist Church, 6:30 pie and praise fellowship.

WEDNESDAY

ANTIGO: Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m.; Peace Lutheran Church, 6:30 p.m.

BIRNAMWOOD: St. John Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

DEERBROOK: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. service with communion.

GLEASON: Luther Memorial Church, 7 p.m.

MATTOON: St. John Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

PICKEREL: St. John Lutheran Church, 4 p.m.

POLAR: St. Peter Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. worship with communion.

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Clergy involved in Wednesday’s community Thanksgiving service gathered for a planning meeting in the St. John Catholic Church rectory. From left are (back row) Rev. David Schmidt, Deacon Andy Bures, Rev. Dick Kendall, Rev. Dr. Wes Jendras, (front row) Rev. Debbie Pimm and Sister Dolores Demulling.
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