Fly-In, Air Show are a hit at the local airport|
School board to take action on maintenance at elementary units
|Youngsters became “young eagles” for the afternoon at the 11th annual Langlade County Fly-In and Air Show Saturday.|
After a bit of cloudy and gray start, skies turned sunny and enthusiasts of all ages came out to the event, hosted by Josh and Amanda Walker, for an afternoon dedicated to flight.
“The weather was great,” Amanda Walker said. “It turned out to be a beautiful day.”
The event was dedicated to the memory of the late Bill Cowden, a pilot and fly-in enthusiast, who regularly performed at the show. He was killed during an appearance in central Wisconsin earlier this year.
A Fly-In highlight was free airplane rides for ages eight to 17 through the Young Eagles program, with the Antigo Optimist Club and other local organizations providing sponsorship dollars to cover fuel costs.
Four pilots were on hand, with 106 youngsters taking advantage of the offer for the free rides, Walker said.
The day opened with a Belgian waffle breakfast with maple syrup and other toppings with proceeds to benefit the AVAIL organization which assists victims of domestic and sexual abuse. The Crocker Kids 4-H families served lunch and Rural Fire Con
A pilot discusses the wonders of flying with Young Eagles participants Saturday.
The Antigo school board will take action on the 2014-15 maintenance plan, focused largely on work at elementary schools, when it convenes on Tuesday.
The board will meet for its regular September session at 7 p.m. in the media tech room at the high school. A reception for new teachers will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The maintenance plan, which carries a price tag of $355,484 was reviewed by the board when it met as a committee of the whole earlier this month. Possible projects include evaluation, design and specifications for new heating and ventilation systems at the elementary schools; roof replacement and asbestos abatement for the gymnasium at Crestwood Elementary School; and phase IV of the high school roof project.
The plan also calls for a new roof at the administrative offices, and the purchase of a new delivery van and two lawn mowers.
The plan comes on the heels of a busy summer of maintenance projects, which included replacement of roofs at East, West, North and Mattoon elementary schools and phase III of a roof project at the high school.
In other business, the board may move forward with the sale of the student-built house, a process
Turnout very nice, benefit's participants see five great homes
Red Robins mark homecoming 'war'
|The Parade of Homes in Antigo Saturday is being called a tremendous success.|
Well over 300 visitors were at the five homes on the 2014 tour, and they saw a mixed of the very newest and other well-kept and improved older residences.
Karla Martinsen, speaking for the Antigo Hospital Auxiliary, thanked the participants who allowed hundreds to eye the interior of the residences.
She explainted that tour ticket sales had been sluggish until Tuesday, and when weather improved, so did the activity.
With Antigo and Bass Lake as the settings, here are the homes on the tour list:
—Mike and Erin Baginski, 9215 Birch Circle, Bass Lake. What was once a quaint cabin was transformed in the early 1980s into a large four-bedroom/three bath family lake home. In 2003 a complete renovation took place to create an open concept living area with ash wood floors, granite countertops and custom windows allowing for a picturesque view of Bass Lake.
—Denis and Mary DeBroux, 102 Fifth Ave. The DeBroux’s purchased their very familiar 100-year-old plus showcase home in 1971 and have spent years remodeling, redecorating and adding additions while preserving many or
The tour crowd coming to and leaving the Martinsen home.
Kretz earns forest history accolades
|It was a “War on 64” Friday, as the Antigo High School Red Robins played the Merrill Bluejays in the climax to a week-long homecoming celebration Friday night.|
The Robins fell to the powerful ’Jays, but that did little to dampen the enthusiasm of a very successful homecoming week celebration.
King and Queen Isaac Cuellar and Faith Neumann were announced at the Friday afternoon pep rally, a roisterous affair featuring the Marching Red Robins drumline, reports from the fall sports teams., and the awarding of the spirit stick to the senior class.
Joining them on the court were First Attendants Aeric Berner and Jordan Nagel, Second Attendants Alex Thomae and Alexa Samolinski, Third Attendants Michael Bradley and Taylor Pomasl and Fourth Attendants Andy Blink and Star Fermanich.
The parade through downtown was held under sunny skies, highlighted by appearances by the Marching Red Robins, who departed this morning for Cumberland to open their short competitive season, and the Middle School band.
Floats were clever and played heavily on the “Hero’s Homecoming—War on 64” theme. The freshmen featured “Heroes On and Off the Field” while the sophomores
King and Queen Isaac Cuellar and Faith Neumann, shown during the parade, reigned over Antigo High School homecoming activities.
|Kretz Lumber Company has been named the winner of The Connor Award by the Forest History Association of Wisconsin, the honor, presented for outstanding contributions to forest history, was presented at the organization’s 39th annual meeting Sept. 12 in Goodman.|
The presentation was made by Sara Connor, president of the association, to Kretz President Troy Brown and forester Al Koeppel.
The Kretz Lumber Co., Inc. started in 1929 by Joseph Kretz, who moved from Du Quoin, Ill. to farm the land the sawmill occupies today. His beginning in the sawmill industry occurred when the family farm needed some repairs. Hemlock growing on the farm was logged and sawed into lumber with a mill bought from “a farmer up the road.”
In no time at all, the Kretz family started sawing other farmers’ logs into lumber for them. As farming became less profitable, the Kretz family turned their attention to their sawmill. Three sons, Raymond, Charlie, and Leon joined their parents, Joseph and Myrtle, in developing the business. Myrtle was the initial bookkeeper and president of Kretz Lumber Co., Inc. Raymond bought timber and logs, Charlie ran the mill operations, and Leon to
Sara Connor, president of the Forestry History association presents the Connor Award to Troy Brown, left, and Al Koeppel of Kretz Lumber Company.
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