Huge lottery sparks interest sales|
Credit Union Day celebrated here
|The lottery terminals in Antigo and just about everywhere were busy today as the Mega Millions jackpot edged past the $1 billion mark.|
The prize is the second-largest drawing in U.S. history, a good piece behind the $1.6 billion Powerball drawing dating to 2016.
No one has matched all six numbers and won the Mega Millions grand prize since July 24, which accounts for the huge jackpot. At the same time, it reflects on the game's long odds, one in 302.5 million.
The $1 billion figure refers to the annuity option, which is paid to the winner over 29 years. Most of the lottery winners take the immediate payout, which in this case would bring in a nifty $565million. About half of the jackpot winnings go to taxes.
Just to prove there are real winners, Linda Fleschner of North Fond du Lac picked up $1 million Tuesday, Oct. 9 from Mega Millions.
She bought the ticket at a Pick'n Save.
Lottery officials offer a reminder for today's drawing. They include
â€ Each ticket costs $2 per play;
â€ Five numbers from 1 to 70 must be selected and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25;
Lottery officials are suggesting you
Rick Hurlbert and Stacy Clark with their tickets at the lottery terminal at Lakeside Market today.
Antigo Sears store is going strong, not part of bankruptcy
|Charlie Zanayed, president/CEO of the sprawling CoVantage Credit Union, was delivering cookies this morning.|
Before the doors opened at the credit union's main office on Sixth Avenue, Zanayed had made several stops, including the Antigo Daily Journal, delivering chocolate chip cookies baked by his wife, Amy, last night in honor of International Credit Union Day.
It's an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement's impact and achievements and Zanayed is continuing a tradition started by his predecessor, Brian Prunty, who distributed cakes baked by his wife, Karen.
The celebration continued in CoVantage's lobby, with plates of sugar cookies, milk and hot coffee perfect for a cold morning awaited patrons.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day, a platinum celebration, and CoVantage set out a special welcome mat at all of its branches. And that's a tall order, with over 100,000 members in communities throughout central and northern Wisconsin as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide a viable alternative to for-prof
Charlie Zanayed, president/CEO of CoVantage Credit Union, and branch manager Katie Devore invite people into the main branch, currently adding a third story, for cookies and coffee in honor of International Credit Union Day today.
Antigo Optimists honored for activities
|Dale and Tina Debroux were confident today, just hours after Sears Holdings had filed for bankruptcy.|
The owners of the Antigo Sears Hometown Store in the North Town Centre stressed that they are not part of the bankruptcy filing. The hometown stores are completely seperate firms.
â€śWe will continue to provide outstanding service, value and convenience,â€ť they said, standing next to a promotional sign this morning.
The store owners, who operate as an excellent team, explained that the hometown and outlet divisions is a national organization dedicated to selling appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden equipment.
The stores, which operate in many communities across the United States, can have a little different form and depending on demands.
The local owners said they have solid demand and the store is busy.
They added that bankruptcy filing is not expected to have any impact.
Dale and Tina Debroux in the local Sears store this morning.
Amron, visitors mark 50 years in Antigo
|Members were honored for their service and new officers installed as the Antigo Optimist Club held its annual fall banquet earlier this month at Swartzendruber's Supper Club.|
Perhaps best-known for its â€śalmost-world- famousâ€ť cheese curds served at the Langlade County Fair and elsewhere, the extremely active club funds a wide array of youth-focused activities and projects.
Outgoing President Sarah Repp presented Optimist of the Year honors to Nick Salm, with Larry Ehlert taking the title of Rookie of the Year.
Jessica Olson and Angel Zimmerman received the President's Award.
Repp also presented Drew Lundt, the incoming president, with a series of â€śgiftsâ€ť designed to ease his transition into the leadership role.
The entire 2018-19 board of directors includes:
Drew Lundt, president; Roger Fuller, vice-president; Jean Adams, treasurer; Fred Kawalski, secretary; and Sarah Repp, past president/membership.
Directors are Angel Zimmerman, Katie Helmstadter, Larry Ehlert, Bill Kelly, Anita Mattek, Shawn Behrens and Angie Close.
The Optimists next big event is the annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2
Some Optimist directors and officers posed at the installation banquet. From left are Bill Kelly, director; Drew Lundt, president; Angel Zimmerman, director; Katie Helmstadter, director; Jean Adams, treasurer; Roger Fuller, vice-president; Larry Ehlert, director; and Sarah Repp, past president/membership.
|The Amron Corporation plant in the north Antigo industrial park was busy but amazingly quiet Saturday morning as tours were conducted of the facility to mark its 50th year in Antigo.|
The facility, located at Clermont Street and Amron Avenue, has a perceptive hum, clatter and perhaps much more as machinery produces millions of ordnance casings for the U.S. military and some foreign customers.
â€śWe are going to have a great day,â€ť Amron President Doug Faragher said as the tour crowd assembled.
Amron's Sarah Warren, who was helping check the tour crowd in, explained that many of those attending either are or were employees of the facility and took the opportunity to take their families along to show just what they have done for years and where they did it.
â€śWe even had people who were with Wynnewood,â€ť Warren said. The plant was constructed by Wynnewood in the early 1960s, and failed as a particle board producer before it was shifted to Amron ownership. Amron formally announced that it had taken the facility over just a few days over 50 years ago in October, 1968.
Of course, there were many who were simply curious to know what has been
Larry Brogan, a product coordinator for Amron Corporation for more the four decades, leads a tour.