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Brickners planning construction of large collision, RV facility soon
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The site plan for a new collision repair facility for recreational vehicles at Brickners of Antigo, the busy north side dealership selling Chrysler products and a wide range of motorhomes and camping trailers will start its way through the city approval process today.

The project will be considered at a meeting by the City Plan Commission to eye the site of the construction, which will be south of the existing dealership offices and repair complex on Highway 64.

Jerry Brickner explained that construction on the project will start as soon as all permits are in hand as more spring-like weather has arrived.

It will be a large structure, roughly the site of the current Brickners of Antigo home, covering 16,000 square feet plus parking lots and access routes.

He said that the collision service, located at Ninth Avenue and Superior Street, has been exceptionally busy and has simply outgrown the old facilities. The recreational vehicle sales and repair activities have grown, too, and there isn’t room in the automobile and truck dealership building for all of the activity.

“This represents a large investment,” he said, adding that it a necessary o
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The upper photograph shows the Brickner dealership on Highway 64 east of Antigo and the lower schematic the outline for a new collision center and RV service and repair facility. It will be located south of the present building.
'Camelot' tickets on sale tonight
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Tickets go on sale tonight for Antigo High School’s spring musical production, “Camelot.”

Tickets, priced at $10 for adult and $5 for children 10 and under, will be sold beginning in the high school commons from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets will also be on sale Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 5 to 7 p.m in the commons. Sales will continue Monday through Wednesday, March 9 to 11 and March 16 through 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will also be available every night of the show one hour prior to the curtain.

"Camelot" is the story of King Arthur, his Lady Guinevere, Sir Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. In its long history, the show has been notorious for being a long musical, however Director Mike Blood said the ensemble has trimmed the show down to allow for maximum audience satisfaction.  

“The carefully crafted story loses none of its appeal, while keeping the audience's comfort in mind,” Blood said. “With exciting singing and acting with a deeply emotional appeal, you might want to bring a handkerchief or pack of tissues just to be safe.”

After weeks of rehearsals, the elements are beginning to come together during tech week, Blood sai
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Toni Krebs as Guinevere sings “Lusty Month of May” as rehearsals continue for Antigo High School’s production of “Camelot.” Tickets go on sale today.
Fun Day
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FUN DAY—The chalet at Kettlebowl Ski Hill was packed Saturday afternoon for the various drawings held in connection with the annual Fun Day hosted by the Langlade County Ski Club. About 200 skiers and snowboarders came out for the event along with snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, family and friends came out for the event, which included a waffle breakfast and dozens and dozens of prizes. The hill will be open Saturday and Sunday for some spring skiing, weather permitting.
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In a pickle for a new winter activity? Try this great indoor or outdoor sport
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The crew is in a bit of a pickle.

Like everyone else, the folks who produce these little weekly epistles are feeling a bit restless, out-of-sorts even, as winter lingers. Not blue—never blue—but maybe a slight shade of azure.

The solution? Grab a racquet and hit the courts.

Or in this case, a paddle, and a pickle(ball).

Pickleball is a strange name for a great little sport, able to be played by people of all ages, from Sarah Repp’s four-year-old son, William, to the community’s most seasoned citizens. It combines the ease of ping pong and badminton with a bit of the strategy and skill of tennis. And it comes without all the wear and tear on the joints that hard court sports so often bring.

Add a dash of healthy competition and you’ve got yourself a league.

“Pickleball is a fun activity for both adults and kids,” Repp, the belle of the (pickle)ball, said. “My family had so much fun when it started that we purchased our own net and play at the house. Even my four-year-old can smack the ball over the low net and feel a sense of accomplishment as I race to return his serve. My nine-year-old enjoys the rapid volley at the net and relishes
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Coaches with some young pickleball players at the indoor court located at the Boys and Girls Club.
Corn growers running combines with a careful eye on moisture levels, plenty more
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A ride into Langlade County’s agricultural areas will show there is still standing corn, and perhaps under the mantle of snow, soybeans.

Weather conditions as the crop matured during the late summer of 2014 stalled the necessary drying of the corn and complications with the soybeans. Even if crop conditions were right, it was impossible to get the heavy harvest machinery into the soggy fields.

So many put off that harvest, and now are hoping for an adequate drying and weather conditions that will allow them to combine the crops.

“It isn’t a bad management decision,” Stephanie Plaster, the University of Wisconsin agriculture agent in Langlade County explained today.

She said there is always some risk leaving it stand for at least part of the winter including wildlife damage and heavy snows that will prevent a timely harvest.

The result is that farm crews are testing their crops to determine moisture contents to determine when it is right for harvesting. If moisture contents is too high, then the crop becomes a financially losing proposition.

One grower who has been out there when his moisture levels dropped sufficiently is Jim Schafe
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Jim Schafel and his crew were combining corn in a field north of Antigo recently.
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