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Elcho board handles staff, salary matters
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The Elcho school board wrapped up a series of personnel matters this week as it prepares for the opening of the 2014-15 school term on Monday.

The board approved a 1.46 percent salary increase for its instructors and support staff, equal to the consumer price index.

It also filled a variety of teaching positions, hiring Brandon Sharpe as physical education instruction and activities director; Dave Smith, technology director; Kathleen Klos, middle school English; Jacob Zutavern, third grade; Scotty Wipkins, guidance counselor; and Danielle Carlson, Head Start teacher assistant.

Extra-curricular contracts were signed for Shae Flood, middle school girls’ basketball; Cammie Strandberg, cheerleading coach; Kaylyn Figueroa, head volleyball coach; and Ashley Fraser, assistant volleyball coach.

Resignations included Amber Traska, phy ed teacher, and Nicole Ramsay, guidance counselor.

In other matters, the board:

—accepted a $1,700 donation from the Elcho Booster Club for various sports teams.

—approved a job description for the Head Start Early Learning Center teacher assistant.

—inked an agreement with the Family and Child Le
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Traffic, ordinance citations carry pricey fines for many here
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Thousands of dollars in fines were assessed in Langlade County Circuit Court Tuesday for traffic and ordinance-related violations.

The tickets were issued by the Antigo Police Department, the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department or the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Alcohol violations carried a hefty price for a number of individuals.

Alexander D. Ruelle, 19, of 908 Deleglise St., Joshua J. Olson, 18, of Elcho, Kelsey B. Tatro, 18, N1183 Old 26 Road, and Kegan D. Hackbarth, 17, of 1220 Deleglise St. were all fined $200.50 for underage drinking. First time offenders are given the option of attending an alcohol awareness class or losing their driver’s license up to 90 days.

Also fined were Mark J. Maierhofer, 54, Deerbrook, $263.50 for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle; and Victor J. Rhode, 32, 719 Birch St., Melissa A. Irvin, 37, and Timothy J. Piper, 35, 1224 Fifth Ave., $200.50 for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.

Traffic citations also went to Ryin A. McGhee, 18, 230 Fred St., $213.10 for failing to keep a vehicle under control and $200.50 for operating a vehicle without a valid license; David M. Hintz, 30, White Lake, $200.5
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Bail set at $10,000 for teen cited for beating boy with bat
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A young Antigo man accused of striking a teen with a baseball bat over concerns he hadn’t been paid $100 for a marijuana delivery remains jailed in the local lockup awaiting a second appearance today in front of Langlade County Judge Fred Kawalski.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash Monday afternoon, less then 24 hours after 18-year-old Dylan T. Madderom of 235 Park St. allegedly beat his 16-year-old victim about the head and chest, requiring transport to St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield for further observation and treatment. Although serious, officials did not believe the injuries to be life-threatening.

An earlier report of the incident indicated that the suspect was 17 years old.

A criminal complaint had not yet been filed by the time of Monday’s hearing but information provided by the district attorney’s office today details the allegations. According to officials, Madderom had attempted to conceal his identity with a T-shirt when he approached the 16-year-old who had been standing outside a vehicle talking to friends near North Elementary School in the vicinity of the Spring Brook walking trail. The teen, however, recognized him and called him by his first
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Local teen beats boy with baseball bat, marijuana cited as reason
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An Antigo teen is hospitalized with a head wound and another is in jail following a beating which police blame on a $100 drug deal.

Chief Eric Roller advised today that the 17-year-old suspect was caught and has since confessed to striking his 16-year-old victim with a baseball bat during an encounter early Monday night in the vicinity of the Spring Brook walking trail near North Elementary School.

Witnesses told police that the latter was hit three times, first being struck in the head and after falling to the ground, he was hit in the chest.

The injured teen was initially taken to Langlade Hospital via a private vehicle. Roller said the boy was then transferred to St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The beating was apparently a form of retribution for failed payment.

The 17-year-old told investigators that the other male owed him $100 for a marijuana deal.

The suspect is being referred to the district attorney’s office on multiple charges including substantial battery, intentionally causing bodily harm to a child, reckless endangerment of safety and delivery of marijuana.


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Woman with young passenger jailed for OWI
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A Lily woman was arrested Monday night on a charge of drunken driving. Complicating the case was the fact that in the car, there was an unseatbelted five-year-old passenger.

The Langlade County Sheriff’s Department recorded the stop at highways 55 and 52 at 9 p.m., indicating that the 28-year-old motorist had failed to dim her vehicle’s headlamps.

The deputy said the woman admitted to consuming alcohol and there were suggestions that she may have also been impaired from the ingestion of medication, some which investigators believed she did not have a valid prescription. She also did not have a valid license.

She is being referred to the district attorney’s office on multiple charges including drunken driving with a passenger under the age of 16.


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