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UW alumni chapter meets in Antigo
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Local students who will be packing in a few months to make the move of a lifetime, to the University of Wisconsin, gathered Thursday evening to be a key part of the annual spring Founders Day program.

Held annually by the Antigo Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the dinner, singing of “Varsity,” speaker and selection of officers came off without a hitch at the Edison Club.

The Antigo students planning to start their university careers in Madison were introduced to the crowd. They included Colin Bastle, Matthew Incha, Cassius Noskowiak, Steph Hanke, Natasha Voytovich, Alexandra Falk and Logan Wanca.

Guest speaker was Bill Tracy, professor and chairman of the Department of Agronomy at the university.

In what sounds like an unusual topic, corn, Tracy drew plenty of interest and questions.

He discussed the exceptional corn grown in Wisconsin, a very important crop in the Langlade County area because of the presence of the dairy industry.

He covered developments in the industry with a special eye on the university and state of Wisconsin and told members of the chapter, the students heading for the school and their families to w
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Front row, from left, Colin Bastle, Matthew Incha, Cassius Noskowiak, Steph Hanke, Natasha Voytovich, Alexandra Falk, Logan Wanca. The UW alumni include from the left, Dr. Patrick McKenna, board; Chris Shinners, scholarship chairman; William Tracy, keynote speaker; Sherry Bunten, board president; Dr. Ted Fox, “Bucky’’ from 1952 to 1953; Jason Jansen, board treasurer; Laura Waldovgel, board secretary; Gary Voytovich, board vice president.
AIDS quilt will make stop here
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It is a massive heartfelt memorial that has shook the world and changed the face of a devastating disease, and now a portion of it is coming to Antigo

Thirty-two panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at Antigo High School’s Volm Theater next Thursday and Friday, with public viewing from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome these four large squares that include 32 individual panels,” Karen Hegranes, chairman of the AIDS Education task Force, said. “Everyone is invited for a free viewing of this powerful artistic reminder of the AIDS pandemic.”

Specific to the Antigo display are memorial panels to several community members who died of AIDS. Each measures three by six feet and was sewn together by friends, family and caregivers.

The family of Kevyn Damos, an Antigo High School graduate, will be among those on hand to view their son’s memorial.

“We all pitched in with ideas about what was important to Kevyn, everything from his favorite color to his music and favorite musicals,” Damos’ mother, said. “He loved Disney and Mickey Mouse so we put it all on the panel. The picture of him allowed us to say special thoughts we had sa
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Students view panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt during its last visit to Antigo in 2007.
Snowy, cold winter hangs on, should be much better
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Blinding snow early today was a reminder that the horrid winter of 2013-2014 just won’t let go.

With Easter egg hunts scheduled in Antigo, Elcho, Aniwa and elsewhere throughout the area, some commercial snowplows were already tucked away on the logical bet their role was over.

Then a perfect trifecta of snow, cold temperatures and winds swooped in to batter the northwoods. The roads were not good Wednesday and this morning and it got worse the farther north motorists went.

Many of the schools in the areas north of Rhinelander either closed or were running two hours late with buses as the coldest and most snowy winter on record continued its grip.

According to the Weather Channel the average high temperature in Antigo Wednesday and today should have been 53 degrees, but it certainly did not make it.

The high reading Wednesday was 33, a full 20 degrees below that average mark, and it slipped into the upper 20s and lower 30s overnight.

The forecast calls for partly sunny conditions and highs around 40 on Friday, which may begin to fill the sap bags hanging on maple trees throughout the region once again. That season has been dismal to d
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Langlade Hospital's sign read April 17, but the weather resembled early March in Antigo today.
Easter egg hunts set for Saturday
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The weather is expected to moderate in time for this weekend’s Easter egg hunts, making the job of stashing and sleuthing far more pleasant for the bunnies, their helpers and young participants.

In Antigo, the city of Antigo will host its annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. at City Park.

According to Sarah Repp, the city’s park and recreation director, over 4,000 pre-stuffed eggs will be hidden on both sides of the park, which will be divided into age groups for crawlers and new walkers, ages three to five, and six to eight.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand beginning at 9:30 a.m. for photos.

Registration is not required and there will be plenty of prizes, including three huge baskets for the youngsters in each age group who find the eggs with the winning certificates. Those baskets will be filled with all sorts of fun recreation-related items, including chalk, coloring books, hula hoops and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the local pantry.

The village of Aniwa will hold its Easter egg hunt on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Community Center. Hunters up to age 12 are invited.
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Sarah Repp, the city's director of parks and recreation, and daughter Claire pose with Easter Bunny Mariah Brown and some of the prizes for Saturday's hunt.
At Tuesday meeting, new board members welcomed
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The Langlade County Board of Supervisors Tuesday welcomed six new members to the 21-person panel. Newly elected supervisors at their first session included Richard Burby, Joe Novak, Pete Pennington, Angie Schreiber, Richard Schuh and Don Scupien.

A brief highlight on the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation featured the organization’s strides in marketing and tourism in the surrounding area.

Recently-hired 4-H Youth Development Agent Krista Otto introduced herself to the board members. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Otto has spent time working with youth organizations in the Portage area and said she is eager to begin improvement on Camp Susan and other county youth projects.

The election of board chairman and subsequent committee heads commanded the majority of the session.

For chairman, Dave Solin retained his title in a vote that pitted his incumbency against former chairman Mike Klimoski. Solin won by a 12 to nine majority.

The vice-chairmen’s seat was claimed by Ron Nye, defeating nominated members Jim Jansen and Doug Nonnenmacher. Nye’s win came surprisingly as
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