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Local talent on Music in Park stage
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Antigo’s acclaimed music in the park is winding down its summer season in style in 2015.

On Thursday evening there was something new in the park, a local talent show, and it was amazing how much of it is out there.

The show drew an exceptionally nice crowd to the park for the evening of fun, music and smiles.

Using recorded accompaniment, the performers offered a different pace of entertainment after a summer of bluegrass, a touch of religious, polkas and waltzes and even marches and military numbers when the 451st. U.S. Army Band paid a weekend visit.

On Thursday, there were a few selections that stood out.

The evening started with two in a country western duo, Jocie and Ethan Hayek, singing “Anything You Can Do, I can Do Better.” It was a tremendous opener, especially with the western outfits. In fact, the Hayek family dominated much of the program.

The evening continued with plenty of smiles and in some cases, amazement that neighbors can sing like that.

Here is the evening’s program:

Jocie & Ethan Hayek, vocalist

“Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”, “Annie Get your Gun” Irving Berlin

Elisabeth E
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A sampling of talent from the Antigo area was on the park bandstand Thursday evening performing a wide range of musical selections for just over an hour. The pictures show, from the left., Michaela Tomczyk, Matthew and Gideon Hayek, Emma Hale and Denise Hale.
City completes removal of nine downtown bumpouts
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City of Antigo crews have completed one of their many summertime tasks, removing most of what are known as “bumpouts” in the downtown business district.

They were installed in a reconstruction of the Fifth Avenue corridor during the early 1970s, and when the street had its formal opening in 1975, there were structures protruding into the places usually for parkingused by shoppers and shop owners. There were decorate trees and flowers and flower gardens, too.

Charly Brinkmeier, the city’s who manages projects for the city, explained this morning that all of the bumpouts have been removed that can be, with those holding the fire hydrants left behind.

“We took nine of them,” he said, which opens quite a number of parking spots in the core of the city.

During the early and mid 1970s, the downtown area was filled with retailing including JCPenney, Spurgeons, Gambles and plenty more. The anchors were an attraction but all of those stores called anchors are gone, some simply leaving Antigo and others having their businesses collapse.

Brinkmeier said the change will make snow removal far easier in the area, even if there are a few remaining str
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City workmen put finishing touches on removal of a bumpout.
Jobless rate here dips to 6 percent
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Langlade County’s jobless rate dropped to 6 percent for July, with numbers steadily marching lower from a month, and a year, earlier.

The Department of Workforce Development Wednesday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin.

The numbers show that Langlade County’s rate declined from 6.5 percent in June and 7.5 percent in July, 2014.

Those numbers also improved the county’s jobless ranking from eighth worst in the state to 11th, with the county outpacing neighbor Forest, at 7.2 percent, and Menominee, which recorded the poorest numbers in the state at 11.6 percent.

Among other nearby counties, Vilas reported an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent, down from 6.2 percent in June; Lincoln, 5.1 percent, unchanged; Oneida, 4.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent; and Shawano, 4.6 percent, down .3 percent from a month earlier.

According to the state figures, preliminary July, 2015 unemployment rates decreased in all 12 metro areas compared to July 2014 with the largest decline of 1.2 percent in Oshkosh-Neenah. The latest rates ranged from 3.3 p
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Jobless rate here dips to 6 percent
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Langlade County’s jobless rate dropped to 6 percent for July, with numbers steadily marching lower from a month, and a year, earlier.

The Department of Workforce Development Wednesday released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin.

The numbers show that Langlade County’s rate declined from 6.5 percent in June and 7.5 percent in July, 2014.

Those numbers also improved the county’s jobless ranking from eighth worst in the state to 11th, with the county outpacing neighbor Forest, at 7.2 percent, and Menominee, which recorded the poorest numbers in the state at 11.6 percent.

Among other nearby counties, Vilas reported an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent, down from 6.2 percent in June; Lincoln, 5.1 percent, unchanged; Oneida, 4.8 percent, down from 5.4 percent; and Shawano, 4.6 percent, down .3 percent from a month earlier.

According to the state figures, preliminary July, 2015 unemployment rates decreased in all 12 metro areas compared to July 2014 with the largest decline of 1.2 percent in Oshkosh-Neenah. The latest rates ranged from 3.3 p
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School board approves budget with reduced taxes
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The Antigo school board Tuesday unanimously approved a 2015-16 spending package that will reduce the tax levy by almost 2 1/2 percent.

Following a 40-minute presentation by Director of Business Services Tim Prunty, the board inked a $26.5 million budget that calls for a tax levy of $9,158,933, a decrease of $227,229, or 2.4 percent.

Figuring an equalized valuation of just over $1 billion, the levy will result in a mill rate of $8.59 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, a 34 cent decline. That means that the owner of a $100,000 home will pay $859 in property taxes to fund local school operations, a drop of $34.

There were no comments from board members for the public at the budget hearing, as Prunty worked his way through his first budget presentation since transferring from the job of supervisor of building and grounds to the financial director’s job this summer.

He was quick to thank his predecessor, Mary Jo Filbrandt, who retired, as well as staffers Dawn Schroeder, Lori Leiterman and Tanya Hall for their work on the package.

The budget is balanced for the school term, due in part to a $100,000 infusion from the fund balance for the Middle Sc
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BUDGET—In the top photo, Antigo school district Director of Business Services Tim Prunty gives a presentation on the 2015-16 budget to the board of education and public Tuesday evening. The graphs, provided by the school district, illustrate general fund revenue sources, with over 61 percent from state aid, and how the dollars are sent, with 75 percent allocated to salaries and fringe benefits. “We are in the people business,” Prunty noted.
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