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Roy Brown recalled the attack on Pearl Harbor
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Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from the Dec. 7, 1991, edition of the Antigo Daily Journal in a special section noting the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack that launched the United States into World War II.

The article is centered on the recollections of the late Roy Brown, a White Lake native stationed at Hickman Field in Honolulu, which was also attacked by the storm of Japanese aircraft.

The article offers an insight into the attacks that Sunday morning, since Brown recalled and had maintained diary notes on his military experiences, including the Dec. 7 attack.

Brown spent his post-military life in Antigo enjoying life with his wife, Lorraine and their three children. They lived in a comfortable home in the 800 block of First Avenue.

After serving for nearly six years in the military, he operated service stations in Antigo and was employed in the tire department at Montgomery Ward store.

Brown died in 1997 at the age of 82, survived by his wife, a daughter Cheyann, and sons, Gary and Randy.

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Antigo's Roy Brown remembers the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, when his Hickam Field barracks
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In the top picture Cheyann Brown Doheny and her husband, George, hold a picture of her parents, Roy and Lorraine Brown. In the lower picture, Brown is shown in 1991 on the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks holding his diary of events of that day and his entire six-year military career.
It's nippy outdoor today, but 55 chili stands here are cooking
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Despite chilly temperatures and bitter wind chills, chili chefs are heating up Fifth Avenue today.

The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce’s annual chili contest kicked off at 8 o’clock this morning, with chefs in 55 entries chopping peppers, browning meat and preparing for judging and sampling late this afternoon.

Chili aficionados are hearty people, and weather has never dissuaded competitors.

It won’t stop today’s parade either, according to the chamber’s Deena Grabowsky, although the cold could trim participation by motorcyclists and limit the Antigo High School marching band’s outdoor performance.

Cooks are whipping up chili in two divisions, traditional—a combination of meat, spices, tomatoes and peppers with no beans or pasta—and the popular roughneck, anything goes division.

Traditional entries are being offered by:

Chase Chili Cookers; Palace Theater; Limelight by Alcone; Thrivent Financial; Lucky Ash Farms; Hydratight; Team Timber;

Kretz Truck Brokerage LLC; Waukesha Bearings; The Red Hot City Peppers; Absolute Realtors; Baginski Enterprises; Fischer’s Maintenance; and Culver
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The crew from Not Bob's was on hand at their "Hot, Hot, Hot'' chili booth this morning. From left are Teresa Carley, Sara King, Paul Bauknecht, Renee Bredemuehl and Rita Griffiths.
Roy Brown recalled the attack on Pearl Harbor
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Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from the Dec. 7, 1991, edition of the Antigo Daily Journal in a special section noting the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack that launched the United States into World War II.

The article is centered on the recollections of the late Roy Brown, a White Lake native stationed at Hickman Field in Honolulu, which was also attacked by the storm of Japanese aircraft.

The article offers an insight into the attacks that Sunday morning, since Brown recalled and had maintained diary notes on his military experiences, including the Dec. 7 attack.

Brown spent his post-military life in Antigo enjoying life with his wife, Lorraine and their three children. They lived in a comfortable home in the 800 block of First Avenue.

After serving for nearly six years in the military, he operated service stations in Antigo and was employed in the tire department at Montgomery Ward store.

Brown died in 1997 at the age of 82, survived by his wife, a daughter Cheyann, and sons, Gary and Randy.

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Antigo's Roy Brown remembers the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, when his Hickam Field barracks
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In the top picture Cheyann Brown Doheny and her husband, George, hold a picture of her parents, Roy and Lorraine Brown. In the lower picture, Brown is shown in 1991 on the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks holding his diary of events of that day and his entire six-year military career.
Chili-makers, a parade and even Santa come out Wednesday
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The aroma of spices, browning meat and tomatoes will mix with the comforting smells of baking chocolate chip cookies to create a perfect cacophony of scents along Fifth Avenue on Wednesday.

Antigo’s big kickoff to Christmas—a tradition for decades—will fill the hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., with the chili cookoff, activities all afternoon along Fifth Avenue and, at 6:30 p.m., the annual holiday parade and arrival of Santa Claus.

It’s a day filled with fun, Deena Grabowsky of the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce said. We encourage everyone to come down, sample some chili and enjoy the parade. It’s really a one-of-a-kind celebration.

The forecast is seasonal. There is a chance of flurries and mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 20 by noon then falling to around 16 during the remainder of the day. Winds could gust up to 30 miles per hour so dress warmly for all the fun.

Chili chefs will begin working in their booths set up along Fifth Avenue after 8 a.m., with Grabowsky noting an upsurge in entries to 55.

Chili can be prepared in two categories, the anything goes roughneck division and traditional categor
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Mike and Sheila Pavek of Antigo Bakery with Salvation Army volunteer coordinator Bill Kelly. The Paveks are donating their special chocolate chip cookie dough for baking along Fifth Avenue Wednesday, part of a big day of festivities.
White Lake lights tree, sings to welcome the holiday season
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White Lake hosted its Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along Sunday evening, with a few special twists in honor of the community’s centennial celebration.

Events kicked off outdoors at the Depot Museum, with children in snowsuits enjoying the new fallen snow.

Even though the roads were snow-covered and slippery, many people came out for the event and then proceeded to the White Lake Community Center for hot chili, cocoa, cider and cookies.

Along with the food and refreshments served by volunteers from the White Lake Historical Society and Evergreen 4-H Club, Christmas and holiday music was performed by Bob and Shelley Strong with the attendees joining in on many well-known holiday songs.

Christmas wreaths made by Vickie DeVries along with several other holiday gifts were given as door prizes.

The event was sponsored by the White Lake Historical Society with support from Northern Health Center Clinic, White Lake Food Pantry, Evergreen 4-H Club and Thrivent Financial.
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The White Lake Christmas tree was lighted Sunday, and a nice crowd was on hand to join in singing of the songs of the season. The event was hosted by the White Lake Historical Society.
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