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Elcho seniors share scholarships
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Eleven Elcho High School seniors shared in thousands of dollars in scholarships at an awards banquet Sunday evening.

The event was held at the Elcho school.

Salutatorian Jessica Slowik received the highest honor of the evening, a Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship valued at $10,000.

Valedictorian Grace Palubicki received the state of Wisconsin’s Higher Education Aids Board Academic Excellence Scholarship, with $2,250 per year for four years, for a total of $9,000.

Dozens of other awards were also presented.

A list, provided by school officials, folows:

—Madison Rae Asbach: Austin Palubicki Memorial Scholarship ($500); Cieslak Family Scholarship ($1,000); Elcho Alumni Club Scholarship ($500); Elcho EMS Scholarship ($500); Elcho-Pelican Lake Lionness Club Scholarship ($750); Medford Cooperative Scholarship ($400); Nicolet College Foundation Ann Elizabeth Olson Ivey Endowed Scholarship ($550); Nicolet College Foundation Eleanor Goepfert Scholarship ($1,000); Nicolet College Foundation Holiday Acres Scholarship ($500); Pelican Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ($1,000); Pelican Lake Fire Department Scholarship ($1,000); Pelican
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Elcho scholarship winners included, from left, (front row) Grace Palubicki, Madison Asbach, Fiona Redmond, Jessica Slowik, (back row) Kyle Klingler, Hunter Novak, Cazmin Senoraske, Brock Smith, Mason Vick and Collin Smith. Savannah Bloechl is not pictured.
Habitat opens new 'Renovation Station'
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It’s time for northwoods residents to think about those home improvement projects, and that may mean a trip to Habitat for Humanity’s new Renovation Station.

The station, located on Century Avenue next to North Central Mechanical, is operated by Habitat for Humanity for Langlade County volunteers. Hours, subject to change, are. Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The focus on the store will be to take donations of appliances, cabinets, countertops, building materials, flooring, furniture, lawn and gardening, tools, windows, lighting, kitchen and bathroom items and recycle them for new projects, generally at a fraction of the cost.

We are looking for donations from anyone, board member Tara Guelzow said. We have a list of items that will be posted at the store and on our Facebook page, but the easiest thing to do is call us at 715-627-7307 and ask. Also remember that since these items are to be donated, there are tax benefits.

Pick-up is also available.

According to Guelzow, the goal is to collect donated items and sell them to those who can use it for their home projects.

The money we generate from
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Habitat for Humanity volunteers in the new Renovation Station.
Loan Rally continues at fairgrounds with a choice of vehicles, more
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There are hundreds and hundreds of vehicles lined up at the Langlade County Fairgrounds today and Saturday for the annual spring Loan Rally, an event involving local dealers and sponsored by the CoVantage Credit Union.

With CoVantage representatives buzzing the grounds and manning offices in the multi-purpose building, the rally has attracted displays from Parsons of Antigo, Quinlan’s Equipment, Brickner’s of Antigo and Langlade Ford.

The dealership staff members agree early today that the weather was far better this year than in the past.

A number of the veterans of the vehicle and financial industries remember being quite chilly and even wet at the spring show, but 2018 is proving to be far kinder. The high reading at noon today in Antigo was 64, and it will rise during the afternoon hours.

Parsons, Brickner’s and Langlade Ford brought an assortment of automobiles, trucks and SUVs, Brickners also had campers and Quinlan’s had lawn equipment and a variety of GMC vehicles on the lot.

The big show continues today until 7 p.m., and will fire up again on Saturday at 9 a.m., shutting down at 2 p.m.

Representatives of C
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Stephanie Bartletti, Jacob Geske, both of CoVantage Credit Union, Matt Voss, Langlade Ford, Jamie Zalewski, Brickners, Curt Parsons, Parsons and John Desert, Brickners, posed next to a very attractive red Chevrolet Camaro convertible this morning at the Loan Rally at the fairgrounds. It runs to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Elks honor exceptional students at banquet
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Antigo Elks Lodge 662 held its annual teen of the month, teen of the year and scholarship recognition banquet Wednesday evening saluting both parents and students who have excelled in the long-standing programs.

We are not here to give you an award, Brian Blink, who has led the youth program told the banquet crowd, quickly adding you have earned it.

The program, which is known for its brevity, lived up to the billing again this year distributing scholarships, teens of the month certificates and naming the Teens of the Year in about one hour. And that included dining on the Elks’ famous Swiss steak and mashed potatoes, which brought a round of applause for the kitchen crew.

Bob Anderson, who heads the Elks Scholarship Committee, drew the recipients of scholarships to the front of the crowd to explain where they plan to continue their education after graduating from high schools in Antigo, Elcho, White Lake and Rhinelander. He was assisted in the scholarship duties by Jerry Schunke and Blink.

Bobbi Braun, who guides the Teens of the Month program, said this year’s group consisted of outstanding young people, adding that selection of the two T
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The two recipients of the Antigo Elks Lodge Teens of the Year awards, holding their certificates Wednesday evening, are Wade Farmer and Jessica Slowik with them are teen of the month chairman, Bobbi Braun, and parents Scott and Connie Farmer and LeeAnn and Bob Slowik. Exalted Ruler Gary Cernoch is at the right.
County produced major quantities of hay
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Langlade County growers produced 2.65 tons of alfalfa hay per acre in 2017, easily outpacing its northwoods neighbors.

According to state statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Langlade was near the northern boundary of substantial hay production, outpacing Oconto, Marinette, Forest, Oneida and Lincoln counties as well as Shawano.

Most counties north and west of Langlade did not report their numbers to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, likely due to few producers or low production.

The northeast region, which includes Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Oconto and Shawano counties, harvested 46,100 acres of alfalfa hay, amounting to 113,300 tons. Average yield was 2.45 tons an acre

Those numbers are substantially down from 2016, when 63,500 acres were cut or chopped for 194,800 tons, reflecting a yield of 3.05 tons an acre.

Langlade County harvested 3,690 acres and 9,800 tons, resulting in its 2.65 a ton average.

Counties to the south were the powerhouse of alfalfa hay production, led by the Southwest District, with 503,800 tons according to estimates released by the National Agricultural Statistics
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Silage was being loaded in a Journal's file photograph in the town of Neva field.
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