City council will look at increases in water rates|
City of Antigo water rates will climb 3 percent under a proposal that will be decided by aldermen on Wednesday.
The Common Council will convene for its regular October session at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall.
Leading the agenda will be a vote on raising the water rates, action supporters say that is necessary because the water utility is spending more money than it is taking in, requiring an infusion from its fund balance to remain operating.
The rate hike—which is the first since July, 2012—would increase revenues by about $51,000. If approved by aldermen and the Public Service Commission it would take effect on Jan. 4.
If approved, cost per consumers will include:
—Average residential: $22.80 current, $23.46 revised.
—Large residential, $31.20 current, $32.10 revised.
—Commercial, $186.80 current, $192.41 revised.
—Public Authority: $287 current, $295 revised.
—and industrial, $530.50 current, $546.41 revised.
The meeting will open with a public hearing on the city’s Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities project. It will include a review of the program’s performance, citizen v
Technology is standing out
Sunday was absolutely perfect
|Cutting edge technology—including an introduction to the fast-growing field of drones—will be on display when Antigo’s Northcentral Technical College holds a community open house on Thursday.|
The event will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
“This event will allow the public to explore everything the Antigo campus has to offer,” Zachary Popp, regional manager, said. “It’s our celebration of manufacturing month and also an opportunity to focus on cutting-edge technology.”
The open house is the first for the school’s management team, which includes Bobbi Damrow as regional dean, replacing Larry Kind, who retired, and Popp is a new position as regional manager, making a move from his previous job as learning coordinator for the East Region.
“I take care of the day-to-day campus management here and at Wittenberg,” Popp said.
Damrow serves as dean of NTC’s regional facilities in Phillips, Medford, and Spencer as well as Antigo and Wittenberg.
Visitors to the campus will learn about a wide range of technologies that NTC is incorporating into its ever-growing list of programs, Popp said.
Drones are being incorporated into the school’s program,
Zachary Popp, regional manager for Northcentral Technical College in Antigo, poses with the drone that will be on display at Thursday’s open house.
Longtime law officers hanging up badges
|Every fall season, one of the outstanding features of the northwoods, should have a tremendous Sunday.|
And that just happened. Temperatures in Antigo went to 76, the sun was as bright and warm as July, and the trees are starting to get their fall colors and some areas of the state already nearing their peak.
The Green Bay Packers may have been playing, but the day was devoted to far more important outdoor activities. There were gardens needed a fall shutdown and flowerbeds demanding the same.
The roads were buzzing with motorcycles and convertibles perhaps on their last 2015 cruises.
“It was gorgeous,” one of those in a convertible into northeastern Wisconsin said when the trip back home ended. ‘The top never came up.’
Pontoon boats were out on the lakes too, as the owners took another cruise for the season, perhaps the last.
The high on Sunday was about 20 degrees higher than the historic average for the date, but there are always spikes and dips. What was nice is this one came on a Sunday when there was good reason to go for that last boat ride, the last game of golf or do the chores, which have been on hold during the rains and c
A stunning photo of the trees at the north end of the boardwalk in Antigo.
Voting concludes this weekend in 'Cans' Hunger, awards Wednesday
|Two longtime law officers officially hung up their badge from full-time service on Friday.|
Lt. Dale Lenzner and Sgt. John Kondzela, both deputies with the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department, were the guests of honor at a party which attracted dozens of co-workers, family members and friends to the Safety Building’s county board room.
Combined, the pair have given nearly 60 years of their lives to protecting and serving the community in which they reside.
“It is going to be a big loss for our agency,” Sheriff Bill Greening said earlier this week as the days toward the deputies’ retirement drew near. “There is a lot of knowledge and experience walking out our door.”
Lenzner was first hired by the county in March of 1986, serving as a corrections officer in the jail for two months before being employed as a deputy. He was promoted to corporal in 1987, sergeant in 1993 and lieutenant in 2011.
Kondzela also began his career as a corrections officer, beginning his employment in 1990. He was hired as a deputy sheriff in 1997 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2011.
“They are both very dedicated, professional and hard-working emplo
Chief Deputy John Schunke, middle, presents service weapons to retiring deputies Dale Lenzner and John Kondzela outside the Langlade County Safety Building. With them are fellow deputies Brian Lenzner, far left, and Dan Bauknecht, far right. Combined, the two law enforcement officers dedicated nearly 60 years of their lives to protecting and serving others.
|Online voting concludes this weekend in the third annual Thrivent “Cans” Hunger competition, with the prize-winners announced at a picnic next week.|
Coordinated by the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial and the Antigo Community Food Pantry, “Cans” Hunger over the past two years has blossomed into the largest food drive in the community. This year it is extending to the Elcho area as well, with food contributed by businesses and organizations there earmarked for the Elcho Food Pantry located at United Church of Christ there.
“We set a new record this year with 53 separate organizations, businesses that came together in some form of collaboration for the building of the structures,” Jean Greening of the Thrivent Pinnacle Team said.
On-line viewing and voting continues through Sunday at www.antigofoodpantry.com.
Trophies will be awarded in four categories: “Antigo Heavyweight,” the largest creation by weight; and “Peoples Choice,” given to the structure that receives the most votes from the public. The other two categories, “Most Creative” and “Best Collaboration” between various organizations will be decided by a panel of impartial judges.
The Antigo school district PRIDE entry located in the former Java Junction building on Fifth Avenue.
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