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Youngsters have wild ideas on preparation of the holiday turkey
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Need some turkey cooking tips?

Ask a student from the Peace Childcare Learning Center.

Childcare director Annette Miller, a recent transplant from Milwaukee, asked her young students how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, and got some surprisingly—and hilarious—answers.

“I haven’t lived in a city my whole life but the past 20 years have been spent teaching in the Milwaukee,” Miller said. “So this kind-of city girl found it a little funny when I asked the children in my child care the simple question, how I cook a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.”

Miller said that in Milwaukee, most of the children talked about where they would go to purchase the turkey. Not so in Antigo.

Here’s a few of the answers:

Get a turkey from Papa Herman. He gets the turkey from Alaska.

Butcher it, than take it to a store to get it chopped up.

Take it back to the house and cut it into little chunks.

Add flour and seasoning

Put in the oven for 30 seconds on really HOT!

Take out of the oven and eat!

Nate (four years old)



Get from the store

Cook it on the stove

Put sprinkles on it (like y
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Youngsters involved in the child care program at Peace Lutheran School re-enact Thanksgiving dinner with some help from a few birds provided by Lakeside Market.
Tips offered for healthy eating during the holiday
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By NICKOLE SIEGMAN

Senior dietetics student at UW-Stout

Holidays can be stressful and often serve up a lot of delicious temptations. The following are a few tips to make this holiday season nutritious and delicious without the unwanted guilt after a holiday meal.

Healthier Cooking Alternatives

Whether you’re hosting a holiday meal or bringing a dish to pass there are ways to make family favorites or traditional dishes just a little healthier. Most of the following suggestions are so subtle when it comes to taste that your friends and family might not notice the difference…but their waist lines will.

—Fresh fruits and veggies and better than frozen, frozen are better canned.

—Use Whole Grains (rice, pasta, bread, whole grain flour).

—Make sure to research the recipes first, you cannot always replace refined white flour with whole wheat flour completely or cup for cup.

—Switch to cooking sprays or non-stick pans instead of using butter, margarine, shortening, or oils to prevent sticking.

—Try a new salad this year! Ditch the iceberg for a darker leafy green.

—Collard green, Romaine, Kale, Spinach ar
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NICKOLE SIEGMAN
Former Elcho official gets a jail term, probation for theft
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A former town of Elcho official was sentenced to five years probation and three months in jail Monday, capping an emotional case involving the theft of government funds dating back to 2013.

Langlade County Circuit Court Judge Fred Kawalski also ordered Melissa A. Bloechl, 44, of W10898 Enterprise Lake Road to pay $68,271 in restitution on charges related to the theft of over $150,000 from the town during her tenure as clerk-treasurer.

“To say I’m sorry doesn’t scratch the surface,” Bloechl, represented by attorney Wright Laufenberg, told the court, adding she was willing to accept the consequences of her actions.

“I hurt myself and my fellow elected officers,” she said. “For that, I am forever sorry. I will make this up to the residents of Elcho.”

Bloechl had pleaded no contest to 10 felony counts — one for theft from a business setting, two for uttering a forgery and seven for misconduct in office. Thirty-three other counts, all related to misconduct in office, were dismissed through a plea deal with District Attorney Ralph Uttke.

Combined, the charges carried a maximum term of incarceration of more than 45 years. Uttke had asked for a yea
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Melissa Bloechl with attorney Wright Laufenberg, in Langlade County Court Tuesday.
Key post in Assembly goes to Czaja
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State Representative Mary Czaja has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to serve on the Joint Finance Committee. It is widely considered to be the legislature’s most powerful committee, and has the responsibility of reviewing all state appropriations and revenues.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve on the Joint Finance Committee,” Czaja, a Republican from Irma, said. “I believe my experience as a small-business owner and representing our rural district will bring an important perspective as we consider the next state budget.”

 Czaja represents the 35th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Antigo, Merrill, and Tomahawk, covers all of Lincoln County, and portions of Langlade, Marathon, Oneida, and Shawano counties. 

“I am confident that Mary will do a good job helping the committee make the right financial decisions for the state,” Vos said.  “Her small-business background and expertise will be essential in the budget process and protecting taxpayers’ interests.”

Rep. Czaja will begin serving her second term in the state Assembly in January. She is the owner and operator of CIS Insurance Group in Tomahawk and holds a degree from
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Board keeps options open on transportation contracts
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The Antigo school board Tuesday voted to keep its options open for school transportation needs.

At its regular November session, the nine-member board voted unanimously to request proposals from transportation companies for the 2014-15 school year and beyond, reaching out beyond longtime carriers Malliette Bus Company and Mid-Wisconsin Buses.

The district will advertise for proposals and also send invitations to bid to regional carriers.

Stressing that the district maintains a good working relationship with its current carriers, board members characterized the request for proposals as a “fishing expedition” to determine if there are better, and perhaps more cost-effective, ways of transporting the district’s 2,000 students living across 540 square miles.

“Sometimes, somebody has a better idea, or maybe not” Gary Jaje said. “Maybe we’re fishing.”

“The only way to find out is to move forward with this,” Dr. Patrick McKenna said, stressing that the current system, perhaps with a few tweaks, can always be maintained.

The request will be intentionally vague, with the board interested in hearing ideas from carriers, including Mid-Wisconsin
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