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Governor Evers pays a visit on tour of damages
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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers made his way to the northwoods on Monday, touring storm-damaged areas in the region.

Evers began with a look from above via helicopter in the Mountain area, before landing at St. Mary Church in Pickerel, where he took time to meet and visit with Langlade County authorities and representatives.

He then left in a vehicle with the Wisconsin State Patrol, guided by local officials for a first-hand ground look at the damage. Evers had previously declared a state of emergency, clearing the way for state aid to the region.

“This is extraordinary,” Evers said. “It's mile after mile of downed trees which ended up on electrical and telephone wires, causing lots of problems.”

The state has helped coordinate the efforts of emergency management in dealing with the cleanup and recovery.

“Coordinating those efforts and communications is important,” Evers said. “We also have the disaster relief fund available for townships, we help coordinate volunteers as well and just make sure people are safe and get back on their feet.”

While Evers spoke, cleanup and utility crews were hard at work in the Pickerel
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GOVERNOR VISITSGovernor Tony Evers, right, speaks with Wisconsin Public Service president Tom Metcafe during a stop in Pickerel on Monday, while Langlade County Sheriff Mark Westen, back, talks with a National Guard member.
Seniors help with a history project
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A group of area senior citizens and supports of the Langlade County Historical Society “Let's Make History” project recent made the trek to the second floor auditorium to present donations from their retirement accounts.

They picked the venue, an impressive space that until now has been inaccessible to many of those concerned about its second floor stairs, to illustrate the need for the project's elevator and additional restrooms.

Katie DeVore, branch manager for CoVantage Credit Union, joined them to promote the credit union's pledge to the project, which will provide matching fund of $25,000 for the next four years.

Each of the senior couples are making contributions tax free from their IRAs as QCDs (Qualified Charitable Donations). Instead of writing checks to help fund the project and take advantage of the CoVantage match, seniors over 70 1/2 can transfer money tax free from IRAs to help fund the project.

Nick and Jeanette Salm stated that donations to the museum project and lots of other charitable contributions can be made directly from their IRAs without having to claim the disbursements as income, then deducting as donations w
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The Langlade County Historical Society Museum's second floor auditorium provided a perfect venue for a group of seniors and a representative of CoVantage who is matching donations to add an elevator and restrooms to all floors of the Carnegie Building. When completed, the auditorium will now be accessible by elevator to all members of the community.
Emergency crews, most of them volunteers, getting a special thanks
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Emergency crewslargely made up of volunteers, friends and neighborshave been working long hours, without breaks, clearing debris and assisting those affected by the powerful weekend storms that swept the area.

Now, a local barbecue team is saying thank you.

Mike and Dawn Schilling brought their Smokin' Highwaymen barbecue smokers and trailer to Wolff's River Inn at Post Lake today, and, at Antigo Daily Journal press time were beginning to serve free meals to those who have been working through the weekend on storm duty, many with minimal sleep and few breaks.

“We plan to serve about 400 to 500 meals to the storm victims, workers and volunteers,” Schilling said. “We put the pork butts on the smokers at midnight and we encourage everyone involved or affected by the storms to come down and see us.”

Post Lake was at the heart of the winds that whipped through the area Friday night, downing trees and power lines. Many roads remained impassable at Journal press time and power remained spotty, even with the legions of utility trucks, tree companies and literally hundreds of chain saws whining throughout the area.

Along with a hot
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Mike and Dawn Schilling, along with their daughters, Maddy and Mara, were smoking pork butts to serve to emergency responders, volunteers and storm victims in the Post Lake area today.
Students learn the way to educational changes
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As the Antigo school district celebrates the successful conclusion of the main summer school program, it is looking ahead toward the big transitions coming in fall, and making plans to prepare students.

According to Elementary Principal Tom Zamzow and elementary instructor Cindy Houdek, the custodial staff has been working very hard to get the buildings ready for the remaining summer school sessions and star-up in the fall.

This month the district is offering a Freshman Focus and Eighth Grade Experience session to help transition students to their new environment for the fall. Summer band will also start later in July.

The last day of July and early August will offer the fourth through sixth graders a chance to see the remodeled rooms at the Middle School and meet many of the teachers.

All elementary students through third grade are invited to register for the Aug. 14 and 15 Orientation days at East, West, and North Elementary. Students will see their school and get to know some of the teachers in the buildings.

The main two week session of the Antigo school district came to close at the end of June. This year over 785 students signed up f
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Summer school can be a great time of year.
Antigo baseball team celebrates at Miller
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The WIAA Division Two state baseball champions, the Antigo Red Robins enjoyed a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Milwaukee's Miller Park, courtesy of the home team.

The players, decked out in their state champion t-shirts, were guest of the teams and allowed field access prior to the game, where they enjoyed the sights and sounds of the stadium and posed for a team photo near home plate.

The honor is the latest for the group, still basking in the glow of winning the only state baseball championship in school history. Antigo defeated Union Grove 8-3 in the state title game at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton on June 13, after upsetting top-ranked West De Pere in the semifinals 3-0.

The team was able to settle into their seats and enjoyed an exciting baseball game, as the Brewers held on for a 5-4 win. A recap of the game is included today in sports.

A handful of the high school players are also members of the Antigo American Legion baseball team which begins District Two Class AA regional play on Friday at Kretz Park.
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STATE CHAMPS HONOREDThe Milwaukee Brewers took time on Thursday to honor several WIAA state champions, including the Division Two state baseball champs, the Antigo Red Robins, prior to their win over the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Photo courtesy Lola Cornelius.
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