Rib Mountain plans, including expanded ski hill, up for review|
Elcho, Antigo groups benefit from CoVantage 'Giving Tuesday'
|The public will have an opportunity to provide input and share ideas on the future use and management of Rib Mountain State Park, including possible expansion of the Granite Peak ski area, next week.|
The session will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at D.C. Everest Middle School Cafeteria, 9302 Schofield Ave., Weston. A brief presentation will take place at 6 p.m.
"We welcome everyone to visit our website and attend the public meeting to share their perspective on future use and management of Rib Mountain State Park and to learn about the department's property master planning process." J hn Pohlman, the department's lead planner for the project, said.
In October, 2019, the Natural Resources Board approved the department's recommendation to develop a revision to the Rib Mountain State Park master plan. The result of this process will be a new master plan that replaces the existing 2005 version.
Master plans are guided by Chapter NR 44, Wisconsin Administrative Code and establish the level and type of resource management and public use permitted on department-managed properties.
Rib Mountain State Park encompasses 1,5
The view from the top of Rib Mountain State Park, the focus of a public informational meeting next week.
County bus service gets new logo, name to reflect its expanded scope of services
|The Board of Directors for CoVantage Cares Foundation announced that checks totaling $382,183 were presented to local non-profit groups that serve communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches. |
The funds were made possible thanks to donations by CoVantage Credit Union members, staff, and community members who responded to the Foundation's 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign.
“We are so thankful to our member-owners who support CoVantage Credit Union and their local community,” Charlie Zanayed, CoVantage CEO and CoVantage Cares Foundation board member, said. “ We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our members, employees, and community members for giving a financial boost to these deserving charities.”
The top photo shows the presentation in Antigo. From left are (front row) Kim Duchan(CVCU) Jeannie Larson (CVCU), MaryJo Filbrandt, Jim Fittante (United Way) Sharon Suchon, Marsha Day (CVCU) Corie Zelazoski (Boys & Girls Club) Jill Mattek-Nelson (United Way)., (back row) Angel Zimmerman (Boys & Girls Club), Dillon Gretzinger (Habitat for Humanity) Rose Prunty (Antigo Area Food Pantry) Sherry Aulik (CVCU/United Way) Jane Zeller (United Way) Sean
In the top photo, CoVantage staff with board members of United Way of Langlade County and local charities benefitting from a check totaling $59,600.91. The lower photo shows olunteers from the Elcho Food Pantry and CoVantage Credit Union Elcho branch staff with a check totaling $17,291.10 donated to the Elcho Food Pantry. Names are in the story below.
Businesses ready with supplies, promotions for Sunday's big game
|Local citizens with keen eyes may have noticed a seemingly subtle change on area roads, as the former Red Robin Transit name has been replaced by the new Langlade County Public Transit (LCPT) name and logo.|
Gone is the Red Robin logo, replaced by a green-and-white tree logo and color scheme.
According to Langlade County Finance Director Pam Resch, the LCPT is more than a merely cosmetic change. The new look is meant to let all citizens know that the buses provide public transportation services county-wide, not just within the city of Antigo.
The slick new campaign is meant to reflect Langlade's “County of Trails” slogan. The tree logo draws attention to the county's natural resources, and fits in tandem with the county-wide logo as well as the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation logo.
“This new logo communicates to the public who is providing the service, and it is the hope that through the county logo, people will know that transit services are available for all of Langlade County,” Resch explained.
Funding for the new and improved transit program comes from a variety of sources.
The county has been a rec
Pam Resch, Langlade County Finance Director, and Danny Pyeatt, Antigo supervisor for Red Robin/Menominee Department of Transit Services, show off the fresh look for the rebranded county-wide transit system.
After 10-month hiatus, CAR thrift shop will reopen Feb. 3
|It's a big Packer playoff weekend, with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.|
Packer fans will be fretting about the game, but not where to get the needed supplies thanks to local businesses.
Insight FS Fast Stop on Antigo's north side has all your playoff needs. Clip the coupon on Thursday's Antigo Daily Journal and get $2 off 16 pieces of Charley Biggs' chicken or $2 off any size pizza. Call ahead to 715 623-6311 for quick carryout.
Crab ‘N Jack's in Langlade invites fans to watch Sunday's game on the 8-foot big screen television. There will be random Packer memorabilia drawings throughout the game along with 50 cent wings and $2 domestic beer. Stop early with the coupon on Thursday's newspaper and get half-off a Sunday brunch when you buy one at full price between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lakeside Market is Playoff Party Central. Order your eat and cheese and veggie trays for the game now at 715 623-2631. The downtown Antigo supermarket also has great specials on meat, frozen and dairy, produce, groceries and snacks and beverages of all sorts.
The NFC Championship Game features two of the NFL's most historic fran
From left, Stacy Klement, Montana Hughes and Lynn Strobel with some of the tailgating supplies available at FS Fast Stop for Sunday's big game.
|Get ready to clean out those wardrobes and storage closets, CAR is reopening.|
The Community Association of Retirees thrift shop, an Antigo institution for decades, is reopening on Feb. 3 after a 10-month hiatus.
“We're very glad to be back,” Pat Kamps, who manages the shop for the retiree organization, said. “Everybody is very excited.”
Kamps announced the reopening on Tuesday at a CAR board meeting, held for the first time in months at the clubhouse.
“I think everyone suspected something was up,” she said. “We haven't been meeting here due to a lack of insurance.”
CAR was forced to close early last year for a variety of factors, including problems in obtaining quality, cost-effective insurance. But those difficulties have all been resolved, Kamps said.
“What was, was and what is, is,” she stressed. ‘Starting today, we are moving forward.”
CAR has long been the place where area residents take their gently-used clothing, housewares and other donations. Volunteers sort and display the merchandise attractively and there is always a huge turnout. Prices are rock bottom.
But CAR is more than
Pat Kamps, standing at right, announces the reopening of the CAR thrift shop to members of the board of directors Tuesday.