Budget, levy OK'd at White Lake school|
|The White Lake school district’s annual meeting was a bit somber Tuesday evening.|
The 2014 session came when the voters were passed the euphoria of a building project that brought the new gymnasium including a community fitness site, dining and concessions area and ancillary facilities to support the school complex.
And it came just months after those same voters declined to approve a spending referendum that would have allowed the district to continue to spend $250,000 beyond state-imposed revenue limits. That failed in April by two votes, plunging the district into a round of cutbacks and placing the 2014-15 budget in a deficit position.
On Tuesday, the crowd appeared somewhat skeptical of the board’s finances and plans for another referdnum vote. They questioned projects that include construction of a new softball diamond when there are so few students participating in sports programs, and the general spending outlook of the entire district.
Speaking to the audience, District Administrator Bill Fisher stressed he is a great supporter of the school and people of the district, citing the “spirit of White Lake” as one of the keys for the success f
ANNUAL MEETING—District Administrator Bill Fisher speaks to the crowd attending White Lake school district’s annual meeting on Tuesday. The session focused largely on fiscal issues, along with the upcoming Nov. 4 spending referendum. After a lengthy evening, voters approved the $1.8 million tax levy on a unanimous vote.
Blinged-out bras raising funds
|The International Association of Firefighters is going pink for breast cancer awareness. Locals around the U.S. and Canada wear a pink-themed uniform shirt for the month of October. Antigo Firefighters Local 1000 then makes the shirts available to members of the community for a cost of $15. All proceeds from the shirt sales go to a local person who may be suffering from breast cancer or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Shirt orders may be placed with any Local 1000 member, or at the fire station. Modeling the uniforms are, from left, Linda Vollmar, Corey Smith, Chris Thorne, Chad Ashbeck, Jake Zemlicka-Retzlaff and Rick Wild.|
Teens die in Bonduel-area auto mishap
|Blinged-out bras, some almost beyond description, are vying for honors in Schroeder’s Gifts annual Bras for a Cause.|
The event, held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, continues through Friday, with voting by store patrons. Each vote costs $1. Place five votes and get 20 percent off any item of your choice.
It promises to be a tough decision, with the bras decorated with everything from sequins to boxing gloves. A camouflage creation even has a real “track,” crafted out of deer antlers.
The top three vote-getters will receive gift cards valued at $50, $25 and $10.
The winners will be announced on Friday. It promises to be a festive event, with Schroeder’s serving bra cookies and pink wine.
All the voting proceeds and 10 percent of Friday sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Cheri Marx, left, and Judy Schroeder with a few of the elaborately decorated undergarments.
Three teenagers have died in a highway crash in Shawano County and a fourth person has been injured.
Sheriff’s officials say a 15-year-old girl from Bonduel and two males from Shawano, ages 17 and 18, died when a car and a sports utility vehicle collided on Highway 22 in the Town of Belle Plaine Tuesday evening.
Investigators say the car’s driver apparently lost control, crossed the center line and was struck by the SUV. Two victims died at the scene. Two others were taken to Shawano Medical Center, where one later died.
The girl attended Bonduel High School where extra counselors were available to meet with students Wednesday. School district administrator Patrick Rau says students were debriefed on the fatal accident during first-hour class. He described the girl as a happy, caring person who enjoyed school and her friends.
The accident remains under investigation.
Upgrades at swimming pool make a big difference in cost, energy being saved
|Upgrades to the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center, funded entirely by donations, have netted the Antigo school district significant energy savings and a big check.|
On Monday, representatives of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, along with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, presented the Antigo Unified School District with an incentive check for $19,358.04 following the completion of a project to install new air handling equipment at the indoor pool complex.
The new air handling units will have lower electrical demand due to its ability to control the humidity levels without the need for mechanical cooling. The supply and exhaust fans will also have lower horse power reducing energy consumption.
The new HVAC equipment is specifically designed for aquatic facilities operating in northern climates,” Tim Prunty, supervisor of building and grounds for the school district, said. “The equipment utilizes refrigerant tube technology and has the ability to recover up to 80 percent of the heat in the exhaust stream prior to ventilation. The new equipment will also improve indoor air quality for all patrons
From left, Aquatic Center Director Jeff Neufeld, Supervisor of Building and Grounds Tim Prunty, Matt Shinners of the aquatic center board of directors, Fred Westphal, Wisconsin Public Service, Jerry Rice, aquatic center board of directors, Bill Plamann, Focus on Energy, and Mary Jo Filbrandt, director of business services, pose with the rebate check at the Remington Pool, located in the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center.
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