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Badgerland show set Sunday in Antigo
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This is the weekend motorheads have been waiting for.

The Badger Classics & Customs 32nd annual car show and swap meet, which has grown to become among the largest in the region, takes place on Sunday at Peaceful Valley Park.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon and the show continues until 4 p.m. There is no charge for spectators.

It’s a day devoted to all things automotive. In addition to the coveted best of show there will also be memorial trophies and best honors for stock and modified versions of GM, Ford, Mopar and Orphan.

There will also be first through third place honors for motorcycle stock, dresserm customs and vintage rides.

Vintage snowmobiles and some great iron from the Northwoods Tractor Club will also be on display, too.

Jeff Ralph, president of the Badgerland, said he is expecting 300 vehicles to visit the Peaceful Valley Park and when there is a good turnout, the people come to look them over.

Ralph was pleased with the opportunity to have the Heinzen Pavilion in place to offer a home base for the bookkeeping , the food and refreshments.

The cars start showing up at about 7:30 a.m., Ralph said,
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Tim Keen, vice-President of Badgerland Customs and Classics Car Club and Jeff Ralph, the president pose at Peaceful Valley Park and the Heinzen Pavilion. They are posing with the late Jeff Wunrow's classic Mustang.
Cutlass Motor Lodge is back to life as apartments
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The new Cutlass apartments, 25 units carved out of what was once one of the north’s original motor lodges, will be unveiled at an open house on Saturday.

The grand opening comes 17 months after the Antigo Common Council approved the necessary permits for the development by Minneapolis-based Trimac Rentals, made up of a mix of Antigo natives and outside developers, including Korey Stern, Jon Marshalla, Travis Budisalovich and David Dziamarski, who is handling local leasing arrangements.

I love the way that it was built, Dziamarski said during a Wednesday tour of the complex. There were no shortcuts and we followed through with that on how we did the project.

The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a cookout and rental incentives available on the studio, one and two-bedroom units, offering $100 off monthly for those signing six-month leases.

Without the incentives, the apartments will rent for $595 for a one-bedroom and $695 for a two-bedroom unit. The Cutlass offers 15 two-bedroom units with the remainder split between studio and one-bedroom apartments. Two are completely handicapped accessible and all come with fully-equippe
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David Dziamarski stands outside the new Cutlass, renovated into retro-modern apartments. An open house will be held Saturday.
High school football season has arrived
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The Antigo Red Robins football team is set to open their 2017 campaign this Friday night, when they entertain a tough Berlin squad at Schofield Stadium in a non-conference affair.

Antigo is coming off a 7-4 season in which they tied with Medford and Merrill for the Great Northern Conference championship. The Robins knocked off Fox Valley Lutheran in level one of the playoffs before falling to Green Bay Notre Dame.

Hopes are high for Coach Tom Schofield’s team again this season, with a roster that includes a whopping 25 seniors.

A preseason poll of GNC media picked the Robins to finish second behind Merrill this season in the conference, but Antigo did receive two first place votes.

Following the Berlin game, Antigo welcomes Stratford, before opening conference play on Friday, Sept. 8 at Ashland.

A complete preview of this year’s team is included today in section two, page one.
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Antigo varsity football coach Tom Schofield explains a balls handling drill to players Tuesday.
Andrew Barth commissioned as CEO of Aspirus Langlade Hospital
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Andrew Barth was welcomed officially as the new Aspirus Langlade Hospital administrator in a special religious service Monday.

Barth, who fills a position held by David Schneider for decades, arrived in Antigo on June 14 with a background in planning, physicians relations and operations and as demonstrated during the service Monday the patriarch in lively family.

Barth, best known as Andy, was welcomed at the hospital chapel by The Very Reverend John Girotti, Vicar for Canonical Affairs in the Diocese of Green Bay.

He was assisted by the hospital’s pastoral care director, Rev. Bob Obol.

It is Catholic tradition that when ever a person is elevated to the position that is considered a ministerial/ service role, there is a ceremony of installation.

Rev. Obol explained that a CEO in a Catholic hospital is considered as a Servant of God and the people, so like a priest or bishop he or she has to be officially placed.

When the service was completed, Rev. Obol said Barth officially became the CEO in the eyes of the Catholic Church.

It was an impressive ceremony.

Rev. Girotti, who explained during the homily that he
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Andrew Barth, left, and Rev. John Girotti during the ceremony.
Balloon release marks eight years in Kayla Berg case
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Red balloons filled the sky over Hudson Street Park on Friday evening, each carrying a message of hope for the family and friends of Kayla Berg, missing since August 11, 2009.

The balloon release, marked the eighth anniversary of Berg’s disappearance and each one of the 800 balloons carried information about the case, with the hope someone who may know something may come upon one. In years past the balloons have been located in far off places, including one that traveled across Lake Michigan to Frankfort, Michigan just one year ago. Berg was 15 when she was given a ride to Wausau by a friend and not seen again.

I just want to thank everyone for coming, Berg’s mother Hope Sprenger said prior to the release. All the shares, everyone keeping her story told, it means the world to us.

Friends and family have gathered each year on the date of Berg’s disappearance to remember her and release the balloons in her honor.

This year’s theme was A Night of Hope. The Missing Not Forgotten organization hosted the event. More information on Missing Not Forgotten is available on their Facebook page.

Anyone with any information on the case
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Volunteers release balloons in Kayla Berg's honor.
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