FFA plant sale Friday, Saturday
|Two back hoes worked in the area of an addition to the Hydratight facilities on Clermont Street in the citys industrial park. The firm closed a Minnesota plant and moved those operations to Antigo creating the demand for additional space. The new building will be placed on the north end of the current facilities.|
Great books just part of the selection offered at library sale
|Just in time for Mothers Day, the Antigo High School FFA Chapter will hold its annual plant sale Friday and Saturday.|
The sale will take place Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at the school.
Horticulture students have been working since late winter in the Wirz Greenhouse, planting and transplanting a variety of vegetables and flowers in preparation for the annual event.
There will be hanging baskets, annual flowers vegetables and much more
Flowers available include white geraniums, red geraniums, coleus, marigolds, flowering cactus, zinnias, portulacas, dahlia, morning glory, petunias, impatiens, pansies, statice, and more, advisor Adam Kohn said.
There will also be an array of vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers.
Another sale will be held on Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. to noon.
From left, Samantha Schuessler, Gavin Bunnell, Tim Marshall and Jeffrey Sprengler in the Wirz Greenhouse, filled with plants for the annaul FFA sale Friday and Saturday.
D.C. Everest leads Antigo Pride drive
|Great books at bargain prices along with a mix of DVDS and even some furniture will be on the block when the Antigo Public Library holds its annual sale Friday and Saturday.|
The sale, which features items which have been removed from the librarys collections or have been donated, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
There will be the usual assortment of books and DVDs for sale, for both adults and children, with a special emphasis on non-fiction materials.
The adult non-fiction collection was weeded a few months ago upon receipt of a major donation to purchase new materials, Library Director Cynthia Taylor said. We have also removed a lot of oversize books, which some would refer to as coffee table books. There are a lot of sale items, so we are unlikely to run low on stock before Saturday. For the best selection, however, we recommend coming early.
The sale is being held early this year because the library will be closed for renovations this coming September when it is normally held.
Additional sale items will include assorted file cabinets, two smaller desks, a table, and an oak magazine stand. These will be set out in the lo
Antigo Public Library staffers Betsy Pilecky, left, and Maria Pregler prepare for the library sale Friday and Saturday. Director Cynthia Taylor is also pictured.
Antigo Elks lodge is best in state
|Wisconsin is Antigo Strong today.|
From Eagle River to Wautoma, Gresham to Merrill, students and businesses across the region are wearing maroon and white—Red Robin colors—to show support for the community in the wake of a school shooting on April 23.
The show of support was the brainchild of the D.C. Everest High School Student Council. The Schofield school is usually an archrival of the Red Robins, but in this case is the schools strongest supporter.
They really care, student council co-advisor Jenny Oosterhuis said today. We cant control what happens, but we can let people know we care.
The shooting happened at Antigo High Schools prom, held the same day as the Everest dance, and it cast a pall across the region.
They were pretty shocked, Oosterhuis said, explaining that the idea of using social media to show support was suggested at a student council meeting days after the event.
They said we really should do something, she said. They said Antigo needs to know they are not alone and high school kids everywhere support them.
Social media experts, the students soon had the idea flying across the Internet wit
D.C. Everest Student Council members in their Antigo Strong colors today. From left are Melissa Vang, Makenzie Hegewald, Kaylee Heiting, Hayley Bartlein, Rachel Johnson and Dawson Green.
|Antigo Elks have been honored as the top-performing chapter in the state of Wisconsin.|
Representatives accepted the honor at the State Elks Convention held Saturday in Green Bay.
Antigo was recognized as the best among the states 35 lodges on the basis of membership and community involvement.
The lodge has a history of community involvement.
This past year, the organization gave out $12,750 in scholarships to area youth through local, state and national programs. Through a National Beacon grant, it donated $2,000 to the Langlade County Boys & Girls Club for Breakfast with Santa, which provided presents for 135 children.
Through a National Gratitude Grant the lodge donated $2,500 to the city of Antigo for a police canine unit. It provided $274 to the area DARE program, $250 for an iPad for an autistic child and paid $800 to send a participant to Camp Wabeek.
The Elks provided trophies for the Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot-Out, and supplies to area veterans.
Through its participation as a vendor at the Langlade County Fair, the Elks raised over $10,000 for the local 4-H program. It donated dictionaries to every third grade s
From left, Exalted Ruler Jim Pike accepts the Lodge of the Year award from State President Tom Volgarius. At right is Gary Cernoch, state committee member.
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