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Antigo, Troutland are discussing operation of ambulance service
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City of Antigo officials are in the midst of a series of meetings, carving out a role for the Antigo Fire Department ambulance in serving eastern Langlade County.

The Common Council's Finance, Personnel and Legislative Committee will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall for an update regarding a request from Troutland Rescue Squad to supply ambulance services for the towns of Evergreen and Wolf River and the village of White Lake.

The committee will also look at accepting ownership of Troutland's ambulance in exchange for the reduction or elimination of premium payments in the current standby services agreement for the last quarter of this year.

And on Oct. 4, there will be a Towns/City Ambulance Committee meeting to discuss a variety of issues, include potential rate increases and new equipment. Troutland coverage is also on the agenda. That session will be held at 6 p.m. at the Rolling town hall.

According to Mayor Bill Brandt, the issue has moved quickly since the Troutland Rescue approached Fire Chief Jon Petroskey about the need for coverage, an issue first brought up at the August Finance, Personnel and legislative Committee.

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The Troutland ambulance may be given to the city of Antigo as part of service agreement.
Antigo High School marching band gets competition season underway
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The Antigo High School Marching Band opened their competitive schedule, with its show entitled “Uprise” at the Waukesha North Bandfest on Sunday.

The band took second place in class A with a score of 56. 

"After a summer practices and performances, it is nice to see this show begin to come together,” Director Jeff Dewey said.

The show explores aspects of construction and the production focuses on the concepts of creating, building and growing. And it includes some very authentic details.

“We were able to borrow cones and barricades from the Antigo Department of Public Works,” Dewey said.

Music selections include:

Starting the Project: Fanfare for the Third Planet by Richard Saucedo

How Far We Have Come: Far and Away by Jay Bocook

The Push to Finish: Ascend by Samuel Hazo

On Saturday, the band will travel to the Blackhawk Marching Invitational at Baldwin/Woodville High School. Other competition dates include Music Along the Chippewa in Chippewa Falls on Oct. 6, Rhythm on the River at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Oct. 7 and the state marching band championships at UW-Whitewater on
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Elcho school is doing a slow tumble
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The chalk-soaked walls of the old Elcho Elementary School are slowly coming down, part of a modernization project designed to propel the district squarely into the 21st century.

It's bittersweet for the crewthe writer this week matriculated from that facility a dog's age agobut totally understandable. Today, these columns are written on a computer keyboard, often backed by Internet-based research, with no typewriter or hardbound Encyclopaedia Britannica in sight. We must expect no less from our educational institutions.

That said, it's OK to be a bit mournful as the building that reeked of fish sticks on Fridays and wet galoshes throughout the wintertime, the place full of “little doors” and monster-like boilers, and the sparking halls maintained by Huntz and Gordie and Denny in his suspenders, does a slow-motion topple.

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“It's a solid building, but it's time,” Earl “Doc” Smith, the construction manager for the $18 million school construction and renovation project, says. “They are taking it down slow so as not to compromise the new structure, which is directly alongside.”

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A bird's eye view, taken by Earl "Doc'' Smith of the Elcho school demolition.
Machinery at historic Aniwa feed facility sold at Thursday auction
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Andy Resch, who worked for Aniwa Feed Store for 44 years and owned it for 33, was on hand for an auction at the site Thursday afternoon and evening.

North Central Sales was selling the collection of equipment in the once-busy mill and he was disappointed in the prices it was drawing at the sale.

But Resch understood, the day of the smaller mills  like his on First Avenue in Aniwa have passed as the dairy industry is rushing to massive farms operated by aggressive and well financed corporations.

“It is what it is,” he said, as Duke and Kathy Packard and their North Central staff worked to spark bidding.

Resch, who had bought everything being sold during his decades of owning the business, explained that a good used truck he purchased in 2016 and special piece of feed transport and unloading machinery that cost another $50,000, and together were sold for less than $10,000.

He said he and his family had a good idea what the mill would bring on the auction block, and expected to meet or perhaps even exceed that benchmark.

But it was obvious that the process was not easy for the man who had spent a lifetime with the Aniwa Feed St
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Andy Resch spoke to friends during the auction Thursday at the Aniwa mill.
Traditional Bell Game at Schofield Stadium Friday
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The football rivalry between Antigo and Rhinelander will take place for the 84th time Friday as the two teams square off at Schofield Stadium. Proudly maintaining the coveted trophy, Antigo is looking to make 2018 its 12th consecutive years of housing the Bell in the high schools trophy case.
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