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A bit early, Riverview opens for season
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Joe “Smokey” Kretz celebrated Easter by opening the doors for the season at Riverview Golf Course, a full week earlier than last year.

“We walked the course on Saturday and decided it could open,” Kretz said. “I sat by the phone waiting for people to call but we weren’t very busy.”

A bit of sun and hints of warmer temperatures are beginning to bring hardy golfers out to the course, located about five miles west of Antigo off Highway 64. And on Tuesday, members of the Antigo golf team came out, spending most of their time clearing branches and raking before taking to the fairways and greens for some practice.

Bass Lake Golf Course, located north of Antigo, is tentatively scheduled to open for the season next week. Maplewood Golf Course in Pickerel opened on Tuesday.

After pleasant weather today, golfing opportunities will be slim the rest of the week, with colder temperatures, rain and perhaps even a few flakes of snow in the forecast. Farther north, the National Weather Services is warning that wet, heavy snow is possible starting late night, and “it is not out of the question that an inch or two of snow could accumulate on grassy or snow covered su
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Some members of the Antigo High School golf team spent Tuesday afternoon raking and clearing branches at Riverview Golf Course, which has opened for the season.
Wittenberg gripped by hostage standoff
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There were some tense moments at a Wittenberg convenience store Tuesday.

An armed gunman, a 28-year-old man from Gillett, was taken into custody without incident after he held a worker captive for about one hour before surrendering himself to authorities.

Just what sparked his actions, which occurred inside a Shell service station which also houses a McDonald’s restaurant, remains unknown.

“We know that he pointed a weapon at people,” Shawano County Sheriff Randall Wright told the Wausau Daily Herald. “And we know that this had something to do with his depression. He’s going to be evaluated for that, and we’ll see how things progress...but we still have more interviews to do before we know exactly what happened, and what he should be charged with.”

Officials said the suspect entered the fast food restaurant shortly before 2 p.m. He brandished a firearm and according to authorities, he threatened law enforcement but did not demand money.

Officials said the man permitted all individuals to leave the building except a lone McDonald’s worker. The employee was later allowed to leave, unharmed, shortly after 3 p.m.

“He was well-composed.
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Onlookers were kept far away from the scene of a standoff in Wittenberg Tuesday afternoon.
'Taste of the Town' will showcase restaurants, raise United Way funds
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Everyone is invited out for a “Taste of the Town,” a fund-raising event for the Langlade County United Way.

The special evening of dining and entertainment will take place on Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Edison Club Event Center.

According to Jenny Schlundt, a member of the Langlade County United Way Board of Directors, “Taste of the Town” is designed as a new fund-raising event to provide additional support to local United Way affiliated.

“It is coming together better than we ever could have anticipated,” Schlundt said. “Most local restaurants and businesses have been very receptive to the idea. Twenty-four businesses have agreed to participate, donate their product and time to provide an item of their choice, either a house favorite, or an item they are not known for.”

Admission is free, and guests will be able to purchase food tickets valued between $1 and $2, depending on the item they wish to purchase and then sample from the various booths.

There will also be raffle tickets sold by affiliates and board members. They are priced at $5 each or five for $20, with a grand prize of $1,000, second place, $500 and 3rd prize, $200.

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The after school students and their instructor Julie Dobrinska display the buckets they created for the United Way Taste of the Town. From left are Michaela Hasse, Elizabeth Eldridge, Kendra Simpson, Calista Berger, Anne Andraschko and Coriana Lowery with board members Brian Misfeldt, Roxann Bornemann and Jenny Schlundt.
Former Chevy dealership comes down
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The building that once held the Beversdorf Chevrolet dealership and then served as the headquarters for the North Central Laboratories at Birnamwood is being razed this week clearing even more of the community’s main street.

During 2013, the hotel building, located just north of the automobile dealer, fell to the wrecking ball.

Both of the structures were large and the garage especially substantial.

While the hotel dated to the day of railroad travel, being only a block from the Birnamwood rails, the automobile dealership was a sign of the past when many smaller communities had establishments that sold automobiles.

Back in the earlier days, not only did Birnamwood have a major automobile sales and service facility, the cars were also sold in Neva Corners and Bryant. The Bryant operation moved into Antigo and they continue to operate a General Motors dealership here, also an Eagle River and a used vehicle facility in Crandon.

After the Beversdorf dealership closed the building, it was idle for a number of years before being taken over by North Central Laboratories.

When the firm constructed a stunning new facility in a Birnamwood indu
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Krueger and Steinfest equipment clawed at the former Chevy dealership in Birnamwood Monday afternoon.
A Prize Inside
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Deakon Longo, center, is all smiles after finding a plastic egg Saturday at City Park during the city of Antigo’s annual Easter egg hunt. He is joined by his mom, Alex Forster and grandmother, Angie Close. Despite a brisk wind, the sunshine warmed the large crowd in search of over 4,000 eggs.
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