Humane Society offering waffles|
Day of fun with owls set at Raptor Center
|Enjoy some great specialty waffles while supporting the Langlade County Humane Society on Sunday.|
The Society, which operates the county animal shelter, will host its first annual waffle-Mania Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Vickie and the Vets.
Nick Salm will be cooking up renowned Belguim waffles with 10-plus toppings available. There will also be sausages and chicken tenders from Edelman’s Meats, Culver’s frozen custard and Mark Steckbauer’s maple syrup. Cost is $7.50 per plate, including coffee and juice.
To top off brunch, loaded Bloody Marys will be available for $5 and mimosas for $2.
Also participating will be Thrivent Financial and National Mutual Benefit Branch No. 2
The Humane Society’s flurry of fund-raising activities continues on Saturday, Nov. 8, when the group will team with North Star Lanes and Thrivent Financial for Pins for Pets. There will be family fun bowling from 4 to 8 p.m. and moonlight bowling after 8 p.m. Bowling is $10 per person including shoes.
There will also be entertainment and music for everyone, bowls of soups, stews and chili, barbecue sandwiches and vegetarian meals along with soda, chips, pie and c
Representatives from the Langlade County Humane Society, joined by chef Nick Salm and sponsors, are ready for Waffle-Mania Sunday at Vickie and the Vets.
Stegall opposing Sheriff Greening
|Raptor Education Group Inc. will celebrate “Owl”-Oween Friday, with some not-so-spooky fun, mixed with a bit of education and a chance to view some spectacular birds.|
The wildlife rehabilitation center, located southeast of Antigo at N2160 W. Rollwood Rd, will be releasing three Great-Horned Owls, providing an exceptional opportunity for people to observe and learn.
“People are fascinated by owls and the biggest thing is them to be able to see the owls up close,” Abby Krumrie, REGI’s education director, said. “Owls are usually out at night so there are not a lot of opportunities for people to see them.”
Two of the owls were raised at REGI, brought in as chicks after falling out of their nests, probably due to a windstorm. REGI has a male Great-Horned Owl that does an excellent job fostering babies, Krumrie said.
“Now is a good time to release them,” Krumrie said. “They are mature and socialized and ready to go.”
The third owl was brought in as an adult in summer after being hit by a car. It has been successfully rehabilitated and is ready to return to the wild.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. inside the heated education area. There wi
Antigo’s Raptor Education Group Inc. will host “Owl”-Oween, an owl release and educational program, Friday night.
School board OKs 2014-15 budget
|Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to make their selection as to who will serve as Langlade County’s top law enforcement officer.|
The race for sheriff features a battle between incumbent Bill Greening who has served in the position for the past eight years versus challenger Joe Stegall, a corrections officer with the Langlade County Jail.
Polls across the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A look at each candidate follows:
Bill Greening is a career lawman, having served with the City of Antigo Police Department and then being elected to be Langlade County’s sheriff eight years ago.
In his Safety Building office, Greening explained that his years as sheriff have been excellent for the department and county.
“We continue to live in a safe community,” he said, noting the importance of law enforcement’s role in that factor.
He also takes great pride in the ability of the department to live within its means, noting that he has not gone over the spending approved by the County Board despite difficult circumstances and in tough economic times.
He explained that during his years in office, there
BILL GREENIN and JOE STEGALL
The Antigo school board Tuesday gave final approval to the district’s 2014-15 budget, and green-lighted a project to reroof the administrative office building on Dorr Street.
Meeting for its regular October session, the board smoothly worked a full agenda, benefiting, perhaps by a return to a structure which moved many reports and discussion items back to the committee level.
On a unanimous vote, the board passed the budget and levy with only a few modifications from the preliminary spending plan approved in August.
“This is the time of year when we make the adjustments,” Mary Jo Filbrandt, director of business services, said, explaining that the district now knows its final enrollment data and state aid figures, along with ‘significant” salary and benefit changes due to staff changes.
Under the approved plan, the district will levy $9,386,162, an increase of 3.5 percent over 2013-14, but down $43,788 from the amount that received preliminary approval this summer.
Tax rate is figured at $8.93 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, up 39 cents per $1,000. That means that the owner of a $100,000 home within district limits can expect to pay $893 to
Unanimous vote on County budget
|With no dissension, the Langlade County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a budget calling for a tax levy of $9.1 million.|
Action came at a rare evening meeting and capped months of work on the fiscal document. And just prior to the vote, supervisors gave the department heads attending the session a round of applause for their work and cooperation on preparing the budget and maintaining their departments within strict spending perameters.
Supervisors Holly Matucheski and Arlene Bonacci were absent.
Prior to the vote, Finance Director Gary Olsen offered a half-hour walk-through of the 66-page budget booklet, noting that the biggest concern was a drop in equalized valuation—the fifth decline in the last six years.
“Even if you hold the levy to the same amount, if your equalized values go down taxes go up,” he said. “It is something we have no control over. I’ll be glad when we see that go up again.”
The county’s equalized valuation has declined .24 percent, after rising .02 percent a year earlier. It now stands at $1,645,405,700.
The county is anticipating a levy of $9,113,650, an increase of .38 percent over 2014, and a mill rate o
Finance Director Gary Olsen reviewed the budget.
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