Joe Piskula hosts hockey clinic on home ice|
Business actions were focus of council meeting
|This past week has been a busy one at the Langlade County Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Building, as the annual Joe Piskula Summer Hockey Camp runs through today.|
Piskula, an Antigo High School alumnus who played his college hockey at Wisconsin, and last season played professionally in Finland, is back in his hometown and brought with him an experienced stable of coaches and other AHS alumni, who have been busy instructing a large number of enthusiastic skaters from not only Antigo, but from all over the state.
The week has been going well, Piskula said. Skaters have been having fun and working hard, its special as they get to connect to myself and some really great coaches as we work on skills.
Joining Piskula at camp is Andy Brandt, Associate Head Coach for NCAA Division III national champion St. Norberts, Josh Engel, Head Coach at Rice Lake High School, and Mike Hanke, assistant coach for D.C. Everest High.
All played college hockey, with Brandt and Engel also former Badgers. A handful of other college and junior players have also been helping out, including recent AHS graduates.
The camp concludes this weekend with a three-on-thre
Joe Piskula, center in the back row, hosted a hockey camp in Antigo this week offering intense training
Antigo superintendent of schools resigns post at Tuesday meeting
|The Antigo Common Council Wednesday moved forward with action designed to protect the citys interests in two industrial projects in the midst of transition.|
At a snappy June board meeting, aldermen approved a series of resolutions related to the sale of Duffek Sand & Gravel and the reorganization of Fallon Neon into Antigo Neon LLC, now doing business as Antigo Sign & Display. The city helped both businesses with their original expansions through lease purchase loan agreements.
On a unanimous vote, the council approved a resolution relating to the sale of Duffek Sand & Gravel to Northeast Asphalt Inc.
The city is involved in the transaction because it assisted Duffek with its move from the center of the community, in the 900 block of Hickory Street, to its current location on the far northwest side off the Highway 64 bypass. At that time, in 2008, the city and Duffek entered into a low-interest lease agreement assist with on-site building projects. Duffek is now selling its buildings and property, along with an additional 19.1 acres north of the property.
According to the resolution, Duffek is responsible for payment in full to the city of the
The entrance to Antigo Neon.
City council to discuss sale of the Duffek complex at Wednesday meeting
|Eleven months and 19 days after being selected as Antigo school district administrator, Dr. Colleen Timm has resigned.|
The move came during a closed session at the conclusion of the boards informal meeting as a committee of the whole Tuesday evening.
She tendered her resignation in closed session and we accepted it, Bolding, who admitted to being surprised by the abrupt announcement, said. This is all still pretty fresh.
Timm said today that she is leaving Antigo for a position in public education closer to her family home near Green Bay.
It came together fairly quickly for me, she said, declining to name the job until it becomes official later this week. Its a great opportunity for me professionally and personally.
The administrator also announced her decision to staff in a Tuesday evening e-mail that largely focused on the strides Antigo is making in the area of literacy, consolidation, policy updates and long-range planning, including increasing teacher compensation.
With all that said, I am writing to share with you that I will be leaving the district at the end of the month, she wrote.
Timm said today th
Dr. Colleen Timm greeting students at the beginning of the school year.
Antigo American Legion team opens season with double victories
|A long-standing Antigo business is being sold, and that will require some paperwork by the Antigo Common Council on Wednesday.|
The council will convene at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall.
Leading the agenda will be several resolutions relating to the sale of Duffek Sand & Gravel to Northeast Asphalt Inc.
The city is involved in the transaction because it assisted Duffek with its move from the center of the community, in the 900 block of Hickory Street, to its current location on the far northwest side off the Highway 64 bypass.
The city and Duffek entered into a low-interest lease agreement in 2008 to assist with on-site building projects. Duffek is now selling its buildings and property, along with an additional 19.1 acres north of the property.
According to the resolution, Duffek is responsible for payment in full to the city of the remaining loan balance of $1.094 million. The resolution states that the city will grant the sale of the premises in an as-is condition subject to payment in full of the loan balance.
In another industrial matter, aldermen will be asked to revise the lease agreement for Antigo Neon, LLC, currently d
The office building at the Duffek property on the city's northwest side.
|The Antigo American Legion Post Number Three baseball team opened up its 2018 season this past weekend, hosting Stevens Point on Friday night, before traveling to Marinette on Sunday.|
The Typhoon, state runners up in Class AA a season ago, picked up where they left off, scoring two victories, downing Stevens Point 7-6, and Marinette 6-2.
Friday nights season opener at Kretz Park saw Wisconsin Valley Legion League opponent Stevens Point jump out to the early lead in the top half of the second inning, as Griffin Firkus drove in two runs with a clutch two-out single.
The Typhoon responded in the bottom of the third, with Logan Doering getting things started with a one-out double. Korbin Krueger followed and was hit by a pitch, before Wade Farmer reached on an error. Krueger was retired after being caught in a run-down, but Collin Meinert was then hit by a pitch to load the bases for Brady Tatro.
Tatro came through with a single, scoring two and tying the game at two apiece.
The score remained deadlocked until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Antigo again loaded the bases. Meinert led off and was hit by a pitch, Ta
PLAY BALL—American Legion Post No. 3 baseball skipper Alex Heiny, left, posed with Don Strobel prior to the start of Fridays home game versus Stevens Point at Kretz Brothers Park. Strobel was given the honor of tossing out the first pitch.