Music in the Park season comes to an end Monday|
Antigo officer continues being praised
|Antigos summer music in the park series ended as it began Thursday, with spectators enjoying outstanding music on the lovely summer evening at City Park.|
The final concert of the acclaimed summer series, which has expanded to include venues in Elcho and White Lake and been copied across the northwoods, had a patriotic tilt.
Wisconsin Trillium, a womens trio performed in the style of the Andrews Sisters, offering excellent harmony accompanied by a baritone horn, keyboard and guitar.
They opened with the national anthem as World War II veterans Curt Doran and Richard Schuh raised the American flag and then launched into two hours of music from the First World War through the Vietnam era.
They also sang some original music written by the Trillium musicians that had everyone tapping feet and singing along, especially when they put on their Green Bay Packer cheeseheads.
Many veterans and families said they recognized and appreciated the familiar tunes, which Trillium regularly performs before Honor Flights. They will again perform for future Honor Flights, a program that sends veterans to visit the nations war memorials at no cha
World War II veterans Curt Doran and Dick Schuh posted the colors to the national anthem sung by the Trillium music group to begin the final summer concert in the park Monday evening.
Work moving ahead at Rosalia site
|An Antigo police officer is continuing to receive recognition for his heroic actions which saved the lives of those attending a high school prom this spring.|
Officer Andy Hopfensperger Jr. was recently awarded a citation by the State of Wisconsin commending him for his bravery and professionalism in the line of duty.
The award was signed by Governor Scott Walker, Rep. Mary Czaja and Sen. Tom Tiffany.
It was great to meet Andy and his family, Sen. Tiffany said. The situation he was put in was unfortunate, but Andy serves as a great example of how our local law enforcement is out there to protect our communities. As a father with teenage daughters, I can only imagine what was going through the minds of the parents with children at the Antigo prom, but Im sure they are all very happy Andy was there that night.
Hopfensperger, who was on routine patrol on the night of April 23, took immediate action to stop and bring down an 18-year-old man who, while armed with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle, targeted students leaving the prom. Two of those leaving the event were shot and wounded.
Hopfensberger saw the situation unfolding and took agg
BRAVERY—Alongside his wife Alisha, Antigo police Officer Andy Hopfensperger is pictured with a commendation noting his bravery and professionalism in the line of duty. With him are Rep. Mary Czaja, Police Chief Eric Roller, Sen. Tom Tiffany and Sheriff Bill Greening.
Prestigious award for Dr. Noel Deep, Antigo
|Contractors are moving quickly at the major addition to Aspirus Langlade Hospitals Rosalia Gardens in Antigo.|
Machinery and workmen are swarming the area west of the present Rosalia site on Flight Road, with plans to get the structure enclosed before the winter winds and snow blow later this year.
Ground was broken for the $4.2 million expansion on June 12, a ceremony where Hospital Administrator Dave Schneider said the facility would be an opportunity to see God in action.
The 19,022 square-foot project will provide 25 additional private rooms, dedicated for hospice patients, and community dining with several options for residents to enjoy.
At the ground breaking Schneider called it a great project.
The new residential units will allow the current 18 units in Rosalia to be transitioned to memory care.
Schneider said the facility has been carefully planned to meet the needs of the local residents, following a study and collecting and considering input from the community.
Construction on the project is scheduled to be completed in October, 2017.
Construction workers were busy this morning at the site of the Rosalia Gardens expansion, which is scheduled for completion October, 2017. It is just one of the major projects started here this years.
Antigo schools welcome new staffers
|Dr. Noel Deep, a physician with Aspirus General Clinic, has been named the 2015 recipient of the American College of Physicians-Wisconsin Addis Costello Award.|
The Addis Costello Award honors a Wisconsin physician whose work addressing the socioeconomic aspects of medicine exemplifies and extends the legacy of Dr. Addis Costello, a Milwaukee physician who worked tirelessly to address the socioeconomic hurdles associated with the delivery of health care.
Dr. Deep is a general internist, practicing in Antigo for more than 15 years.
In 2007, Dr. Deep was named as the ACP-Wisconsin Young Internist of the Year, as well as the Kenneth M. Viste Jr., Young Physician Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation, as well as the Walter McDonald National Young Physician Award from ACP in 2010.
He also served as member of the Peer Review Committee of Aspirus Clinic, member of the Medical Executive Committee of Langlade Hospital, Credentials Committee member, Aspirus Langlade Hospital trustee, and most recently, chief of staff. Since 2006, he has been president of the Langlade County Medical Society, and the has been a member of the board of
DR. NOEL DEEP
|The Antigo school district welcomed 11 new staff members this week, and they bring a wide variety of life experiences to the jobs.|
In a switch from years past, many instructors are entering the teaching profession after other careers, and several of them are among the new hires. They introduced themselves at an inservice earlier this week.Our new teachers come to us with a diverse background, Tina VerHagen, the districts human resources coordinator, said. They include backgrounds in hostage negotiations, an international basketball team, criminal investigation, plus several out-of-state teachers coming back to Wisconsin.
Board President Mike Boldig said he was impressed with the quality and range of experience.
Its shaping up to be a good year, he said.
New staff members include:
— Karen Aschenbrenner: English teacher, Antigo High School, St. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; previously employed at Marian University.
— Dan Chandler: Math teacher, Antigo High School, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; previously employed at Kaukauna and West DePere Public Schools.
— Sarah DuBore: School nutrition di
New staff members in the Antigo school district include, from left, (back row) Trevor Baseman, Robert "Bob" Schroeder, Lori Gintner, Lisa Zeit, Tami Malina, Karen Aschenbrenner, Sarah DuBore, (front row) Dan Chandler, Blair Westfahl, Lindsey Stratton, Jacquelynn Kuyoth, Amy Woodward.
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