Woman who 'borrowed' pickup to serve local probation term|
A one-year term of probation was ordered in Langlade County Circuit Court this week for an Antigo woman who said she was only a borrowing a vehicle law officers said she took without permission from a grocery store lot in December.
Bridget B. Dahms, 34, was originally charged with a felony count of vehicle theft. A plea agreement allowed the count to be amended to a misdemeanor, specifically taking and driving a vehicle without consent but returning it undamaged. She pleaded no contest to the count and misdemeanor offense of bail jumping stemming from a different offense.
According to Antigo police, Dahms took a pickup truck from Copps Food Center on Dec. 5. She later told officials that she had planned to return it and had hoped it belonged to an employee who would not notice it had been missing.That was not the case.
Using an onboard navigational device, the truck, owned by an Antigo area man, was tracked to an Elcho area business where Dahms was arrested.
In addition to supervision, Dahms was assessed costs of the court action plus $400 in state-assessed fees for DNA analysis. She served 25 days in jail while the case was pending.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Antigo will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of events, including the Snow Ball and Bowl for a Cause.
Of course, its Valentines Day too, with night spots and businesses offering a wide array of dining and gift ideas.
A review of the Valentines happenings can be found on todays front page. A look at the Snow Ball, and more, taken from the newspapers advertising columns, follows:
The L.A. Arts organization will host its fifth annual Snow Ball, a gala evening, on Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight at North Star Banquet Facility.
There will be hors doeuvres, signature cocktails, a silent auction and music and dancing by Hip Pocket, the areas great show band.
Tickets are $40 each and are available at the Antigo Daily Journal and Neves Floors to Go, Furniture & Mattress Gallery, or at the door.
Proceeds will support the organizations efforts to construct an arts center in Antigo.
BOWL FOR A GOAL
The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County is hosting Bowl for A Goal, a 50s-themed bowling event, with help from the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial, Saturday night at No
Officials warn of IRS telephone scam here
Langlade County is being hit hard by a scam involving automated fraudulent telephone calls purported to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
Sheriffs officials stress that the IRS does not contact citizens who may or may not be owing in taxes in this way. The IRS will also not ask for bank account information or passwords.
If you receive one of these calls, do not return it and do not provide individuals claiming to be an employee of the IRS with any personal identifying information.
The scams are elaborate and involve telephone numbers which have been altered, making it impossible for local law enforcement to resolve cases where personal information has been divulged. The number may appear on the caller identification to be coming from the Internal Revenue Service.
The caller often asks the individual to provide the last four digits of their social security number and may threaten immediate arrest if they do not provide them with payment. Law enforcement officials stress that will not happen.
For more information on the scam, visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov
RFC chief laments loss of a firefighter
Neal Wozniak, chief of Rural Fire Control, said today his entire department will feel the loss of a longtime firefighter, Raymond Jankowski.
Wozniak said he had been a member of the department for more than two decades.
He stressed Jankowskis concern for the community and his neighbors, especially with his work through the fire department.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
It will be a super weekend for the Super Bowl, and all kinds of other activities across the northwoods.
Theres plenty else on the agenda, including Winter Fun Day in Peaceful Valley, some Mardi Gras fun in Carter and next week, a womens leadership seminar in Elcho.
A look ahead, taken from the newspapers advertising columns, follows:
WINTER FUN DAY
Stop down at Peaceful Valley Park in downtown Antigo Saturday for the Winter Fun and Family Wellness Day Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.
There will be a healthy food menu created by Aspirus Langlade Hospital. Drinks will include hot cider, hot chocolate and coffee.
Roast marshmallows over campfires and enjoy family games and rides on the big Brandt Sleigh pulled by a team of Percherons.
The 100 Mile Club will lead a variety off games and activities.
THE BIG GAME
Looking for an exciting place to watch the big game? Potawatomi Carter Casino hotel will serve a free tailgate party and beer on the casino floor from 1 to 4 p.m., then stay to watch the game on the 165 inch projection screen in The Flames Restaurant.
Woz from the Polish Pickle in Pulaski will
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