451st U.S. Army Band visits here Friday for Music in the Park|
Names, firms familiar for new school study
|Friday’s Music in the Park concert has all the ingredients for exceptional summertime fun: Patriotic music, bratwurst on the grill, pies and custard and camaraderie.|
The annual fund-raising fete will take place at City Park, featuring the music of the acclaimed 451st U.S. Army Band from Fort Snelling, Minn.
“We anticipate that we could be serving over 1,000 people this year, which would be a record,” organizer Nick Salm said. “Hopefully we will have great weather, but if not, we have the multipurpose building at the fairgrounds reserved.”
Activities will kick off at 5 p.m. with the annual fund-raising picnic, once again featuring Salm sausages with buns, Steakhouse potato salad, potato chips, pickle spears, sauerkraut, catsup and mustard. Freewill donations will be accepted.
The Antigo Visual Artists group will be serving pies and ice cream and Antigo Optimist Club will be selling its famous deep fried cheese curds.
Jack Eaton, a national officer, in the 40 et 8 will be passing out small American flags and will also be collecting money for Langlade County Voiture 1204 nurse’s training scholarship. Voiture 1204 has three scholarships which ar
In the top photo the 451st Army Band performs in a parade. In the lower photo, from left, Lil Tower, Nick Salm, Sam Hardin and Jack Eaton display some of the flags being given to everyone attending the concert and picnic Friday.
Familiar names will guide the Antigo school board’s process toward a potential April, 2016 referendum.
At a special board meeting Tuesday, the panel selected a partnership of Miron Construction and Bray Architects to serve as consultants to assist determining the best options to meet long-term facilities needs.
Miron Construction, based in Neenah, has been involved in many area projects, including construction of the high school and Langlade Hospital. Bray Architects designed the high school and assisted the district on many potential referendum projects.
Prior to the decision, made in closed session, the board heard presentations from Miron/Bray along with HSR Associates of LaCrosse, C.G. Schmidt of Milwaukee, and Groth Design Group of Cedarburg.
“It was very clear, early on in the discussion, that two stood out,” Dr. Don Childs, district administrator, said.
He added that the decision to go with Miron & Bray likely was due to the firms’ familiarity with the district and with the area.
“They have employees who work in this area and their presentation suggested they will do a quality job of generating information and data and getting
Mary Jo Filbrandt retiring today after long career guiding Antigo's schools
|Over the course of her 28 1/2 year career, Mary Jo Filbrandt has watched 6,500 students graduate from Antigo High School.|
She has attended well over 650 school board meetings.
She has helped guide 13 referendum questions, four of them successfully.
And she has developed budgets that, in total, exceeded $735 million.
That comes to an end today, when Filbrandt retires as director of business services for the Antigo school district.
“It has been a privilege to work for the Antigo school district,” Filbrandt said. “Antigo is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, filled with many great people who truly care about education and the future of their community.”
“Mary Jo has been a highly valued asset to the district and community and her hard work has saved the taxpayers many dollars over her tenure,” Mike Boldig, president of the board of education, said. “We wish her nothing but good health and happiness as she starts the next phase of her life.”
The business manager is leaving at the top of her game, guiding the district successfully through another round of budget-balancing while maintaining core educational standards, ev
Mary Jo Filbrandt is retiring as Antigo school district director of business services today. She is shown with her successor, Tim Prunty, who is moving into the post from his job as supervisor of building and grounds.
Crunch time for county fair exhibitors
|The downtown Antigo Farmers Market was loaded with fresh vegetables as the season for them has arrived. There were plenty of shoppers on hand to take advantage of the mid-summer bounty. the market continues on Saturday morning on the Country Store-Family Dollar parking lot. |
|With 32 days until the opening bell, it’s crunch time for exhibitors at the Langlade County Fair.|
The annual summertime extravaganza opens with face-to-face judging for 4-H non-livestock projects on Tuesday, July 28, easing a crunched schedule that often forced young exhibitors between showing livestock and non-animal projects due to time conflicts.
Entries are due at the Langlade County University of Wisconsin-extension Office by July 1 and organizers said there will be no exceptions to the rule for both youth and open class exhibitors.
In addition to the switch in the judging date, another change will be the expansion of Saturday into a full-fledged “Family Time” afternoon, with ticket specials on the midway, giveaways, the Ag Olympics and scavenger. Activities will run from noon to 5 p.m.
Grandstand entertainment will open Thursday with the vocal ensemble Six Appeal, an a cappella group, providing family entertainment. On Friday, the IRA Outlaw Sprints will return for some very fast action. Fair traditions continue with the demolition derby Saturday and tractor pull on Sunday.
Midway music tent entertainment will kick off on Wednesday with
Langlade County 4-H Youth Development Agent Krista Otto, left, and Karalee Brock, support staff, are reminding youth and adult exhibitors that it’s only 32 days until the County Fair.
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