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Thirsty Soul collecting donations for families affected by shooting
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The Antigo community continues to reach out to the families of those affected by Saturday evening’s shooting at the high school prom.

Lisa Sennholz, in conjunction with Diane Kondrath at The Thirsty Soul, is spearheading an effort to collect encouraging words and donations such as gas and grocery cards, for the families of the young man injured in the shooting as well as the family of Jakob Wagner, who pulled the trigger.

This is a tragedy no one could have foreseen, Sennholz said.

Sennholz is asking that people write encouraging notes and cards and include items such as utility, gas or grocery and merchandise cards, monetary donations and gift certificates from local restaurants. Both of the families will be facing significant financial hardship and lost wages for the foreseeable future as they deal with rehabilitation and medical appointments and other concerns.

Donations should be labeled either the family of Jakob Wagner or the family of injured young man and dropped off at The Thirsty Soul. They will be screened before being relayed to the families involved.

The effort will be ongoing, Sennholz said.

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Family of Jakob Wagner prays for healing, and request their privacy
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We have lost our son, grandson and nephew a quiet young man whom we loved. His actions Saturday night confuse us and fill us with pain. We realize his actions have torn open a wound in our community. We pray for healing.

We are filled with sorrow over the injuries caused to his victims, the position in which the police officers were placed along with the prom goers and their families. Our prayers are with each of you and your families.

We are not comfortable addressing the media. While we grieve the loss of Jakob, we ask the media to respect our privacy in the time leading up to his funeral, and during his visitation and funeral service. We need the healing embrace of our community to get through this difficult time and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you,

The family of Jakob Wagner.
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Grenade discovery draws local attention
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A basement cleanup drew some extra attention this weekend, triggering law enforcement officials to issue a caution and directives in instances involving possible explosives.

Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller and Langlade County Sheriff Bill Greening joined in urging residents to leave them where you found them and let the experts come to you to decipher whether the items are indeed dangerous to handle.

The instructions came after a resident, who had been cleaning his grandmother’s basement, delivered an old grenade to the Safety Building for disposal on Saturday morning.

Although it is unknown if the grenade was live, the Marathon County Bomb Squad was notified. Access to the Safety Building was locked and office personnel temporarily vacated the area while the grenade was removed from the building. It was then taken to a safe area outside of the city limits where it was detonated and destroyed.

Officials suggest that although the discovery of a grenade may be rare, it is not uncommon for people to find explosives such as dynamite or blasting caps as the materials were at one time commonplace for property owners who often used the items to clear l
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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It’s predicted that Mother Nature will provide springlike weather for the third weekend of April providing ample opportunity to get out and about.

A preview of the mix of activities across the area, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

CORKS, FORKS & BREWS

The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade county will present Corks, Forks & Brews Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m., at Swartzendruber’s Supper Club.

The fund-raising event will include opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s finest local microbrews, wines, specialty cheeses and hors d’oeuvres along with a chance to bid on a range of silent and live auction items.

Entertainment will be provided by Lonesome Red and the Blue Strings.

General admission tickets are $50 in advance, available at the Boys & Girls Club and Swartzendruber’s. Tickets at the door will be $60.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

The Antigo Elks Lodge will host Ladies Night out on Thursday, with a Roaring 20s theme.

Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The menu will include beef wellington, twice-baked potatoes, steamed asparagus, grapes of wrath salad
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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The annual Antigo Gun Show highlights events on a busy April weekend.

The days ahead will also bring plenty of sports activities, a great pancake feed, and tonight, the Antigo Idol competition.

A preview of the mix of activities across the area, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

GUN SHOW

The annual Antigo gun Show starts today and continues through Sunday in the multi-purpose building at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.

Hours are today, 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Buy, sell or trade new and used firearms, ammunition, knives, re-loading supplies and more.

Admission is $6, free for ages 14 and under.

ANTIGO IDOL

Who will be the next Antigo Idol? Find out tonight at the annual high school talent show.

AHS musicians will showcase their talents beginning at 7 p.m. in the Volm Theater.

The Student Council sponsors the annual event. Tickets are $5.

COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW

The Mattoon Parent-Teacher Organization presents a Country Music Show on Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Mattoon Community Hall.

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