Antigo teens on 'Kids' summer tour|
Hetto's Case tractor a feature at Plow Days
|Antigo High School will be well-represented when the Kids from Wisconsin embark on their whirlwind summer tour.|
Three students from Antigo are part of the summer musical group, known nationwide as Wisconsins official goodwill ambassadors.
Isaac Cuellar, a 2015 graduate, and senior Doug Benishek will both be making return appearances in Kids, joined this year by junior Brennon Brown as one of nine alternates.
The Kids from Wisconsin showcase the most talented youth in a full musical revue for all ages. It consists of 20 singers/dancers and a 13-piece show band that performs inspiring, entertaining musical productions to over 100,000 people each summer. This years tour theme is Sing!, borrowed from the same-title song by two-time Grammy winning a capella group Pentatonix.
The troupe will perform at Antigo High Schools Volm Theater on July 19 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Having a hometown performer in the Kids from Wisconsin is very exciting for the community and something to be proud of, Executive Director Tina Weiss said. Enjoying and participating in the Kids experience has had a positive impact on the lives of our 900 alumni and the ne
KIDS FROM WISCONSIN—Antigo High School is sending three performers to Kids from Wisconsin this summer. From top down are Doug Benishek, a senior, Brennon Brown, a junior, and Isaac Cuellar, a 2015 graduate now attending the University of Minnesota. This is the second year Benishek and Cuellar have been involved in the troupe. Brown is in his first year and is an alternate.
Ecumenical prayer service Saturday linked to prom
|Ken and Kay Hettos Case Vac tractor will be featured at the 5th annual old Time Plow days Sunday.|
Sponsored by the Northwoods Tractor Club, the day of agricultural activities will be centered at Golden Arch Farms, corner of Angle Road and Highway I.
Antique tractors will begin plowing at 9:30 a.m. There will be an old tractor parade at 12:30 p.m. and live music by Thunder Country from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The day will also include an old machinery display, hit and miss engines working, chainsaw wood carving, kids activities, raffles, unique vendors, food and refreshments. Free-will donations are accepted.
The Case VA Series, introduced in 1942, was a new series of tractors that replaced the Case V Series Although it looked much like the V, it shared no major components with its predecessor.
Except for military units, the production of the Case VA was interrupted in July of 1942 due to World War II. It resumed again in 1944 and continued until 1953. It started up briefly later on in 1953 and continued on a very limited basis until 1956.
The Case VA Series was the first to use the Case Eagle Hitch and hydraulic lift which was
Ken and Kay Hetto with their restored Case Vac, and its wooden replica, which will be featured at Sundays Old Time Plow Days.
Calvary Lutheran Church, Antigo, will host an ecumenical community prayer service this Saturday at 7 p.m. The community is invited to come together and offer prayers for our community and all of those impacted by the prom shooting last Saturday evening.
The service of hymns, scripture and prayers will be led by area pastors. Pastor Karen Tews of Calvary Lutheran Church; Pastor Debbie Pimm of Antigo United Methodist Church; Father David Schmidt of St. John the Evangelist Catholic, SS Mary and Hyacinth and St. Wencel Catholic churches and Vicar Robert Wilkinson of St. John Lutheran Church in Polar will be leading the worship service.
The service is an opportunity to gather together in faith, and seek consolation, support and healing from God and our relationships with one another.
Calvary Lutheran Church will remain open following the prayer service until 10 p.m. for those who wish to come and pray. Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 310 S. Superior St., Antigo.
Everest launches plan: State prepares Antigo honors
The student council at D.C. Everest High School is showing true character in the face of tragedy.
And the Antigo community is doing the same.
Using social media, members of the council have been promoting the wearing of maroon and white apparel Wednesday as a tribute to their friends at Antigo High School.
And in that same vein, tomorrow will be Blue Friday with the community encouraged to wear blue to honor law enforcement who prevented a tragic situation from becoming much worse.
Everest may be a rival on athletic fields and courts but the student council there has sparked a movement among high school students in a growing area of the state, and as the news is spreading, perhaps even across the nation.
In a posting, a spokesman for the student council explained the tribute movement.
It is time to show our strength and support for Antigo High School, it says.
This coming Wednesday we ask that all high school students throughout Wisconsin wear maroon and white and take pictures throughout the day and post them on social media with the hashtag # Antigostrong.
We are here for you, Antigo, the note says.
Special dogs add an element of comfort to students in Antigo
|Schools throughout Antigo are going to the dogs, and students are thrilled—and most importantly comforted.|
In response to the shooting last Saturday evening at Antigo High School prom, Lutheran Church Charities has dispatched a squad of Comfort Dogs to help students, parents through the difficult situation.
The dogs were born cuddly but have added some sophisticated training designed to allow people to open up their hearts and receive help for whatever is affecting them.
The dogs and their handlers spent Wednesday afternoon at Antigo High School, were at Peace Lutheran Churchs youth group in the evening, were at Peace Lutheran School again this morning and are continuing visits today at the high school and the Middle School.
The squad dispatched to Antigo is based as Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, Ill. but the animals are based throughout the nation through Lutheran Church Charities.
They were dispatched to Antigo after the organization reached out to the community through Peace Lutheran Church.
These dogs are the bridge that God has given us so we can go out and reach those who are suffering and in need just as Christ t
Emily Prince takes a selfie with one of the comfort dogs.
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