Outdoor Report: Fall colors arrive in north, bird migration nears peak|
The astronomical start of fall is still a week-and-a-half away but fall colors are already starting to come on strong in far northern and northwestern Wisconsin. The Brule River State Forest is already reporting about 50 percent color change, but most of the rest of the state is still very green on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Fall Color Report that started up again last week.
Water levels remain high on waterways across the state but especially in the southern half. The Lower Wisconsin River crested at Muscoda this week at over 35,000 cubic feet per second. Sandbars are still submerged but if the flow continues to drop as expected a few could emerge by the weekend. At the current flow, though, only expert level canoers and kayakers should be on the lower riverway.
Lake Superior run trout and salmon are in the Brule River, and there have been some reports of angling success. Historically, mid to late September is the peak of the coho run. Lake Michigan tributary runs have not really begun in earnest yet, but a few chinook have moved up the Manitowoc and West Twin rivers and were being caught below dams. The runs should pick up over the next couple of weeks as
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
A busy late summerâ€or early fallâ€weekend is on tap in the Antigo area.
There are plenty of fall chores for everyone, but it's also a good idea to take some time to relax and enjoy what many consider the finest of the four seasons in the northwoods.
There's a car sale, golf, outdoor festival, art reception and much more on the docket.
Here's a look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal advertising columns..
Local vehicle dealers and CoVantage Credit Union staff are assembled at the Peaceful Valley Festival Grounds for the annual Car Sale in the Park.
The sale, with special on-the-spot financing rates, will run today until 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
It features a large selection of new and used cars, trucks. SUVs and lawn equipment from Brickner's of Antigo, Langlade Ford, Parsons of Antigo and Quinlan's Equipment.
The Enchanting Shops of Lakewood, with financial support from the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the seventh annual Fest-Fall in downtown Lakewood on Saturday.
Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Highway
Telephone scam has apparently hijacked Journal phone number
The Antigo Daily Journal is NOT in the credit card business.
A number of callers have contacted the newspaper, reporting the latest scam which involves one of the newspaper's telephone numbersâ€715 623-4192â€coming up on a phone's caller ID.
When the call is answered, a robocall advising of credit card deals begins playing, urging those on the receiving end to punch various numbers to lower their credit card interest rate.
The Journal is not affiliated with any such organization and warns those who receive such calls not to fall for the scam.
Meth arrests continue, six more made Tuesday
Methamphetamine related arrests show no signs of slowing down in the Antigo area, with a total of six individuals taken into custody Tuesday and soon to face charges.
A traffic stop near Forest Avenue and Dorr Street at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday landed four young people, all in their 20s in jail.
Two other individuals in an unrelated case, a 34-year-old male and a 31-year-old female were arrested later in the day when police assisted the Department of Social Services with an investigation at a First Avenue address.
According to police reports, the traffic stop involved a 22-year-old female driver, who was found not to have a valid driver's license.
Meth was found in the vehicle in possession of not only the driver, but allegedly her three passengers as well.
The driver was also referred for bail jumping and had an active warrant for her arrest.
All will likely face possession of meth charges.
A 26-year-old female passenger will be charged with felony bail jumping, a 23-year-old male passenger for misdemeanor bail jumping, and another 27-year-old male passenger was subject to a probation hold as was the 23-year-old male.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Labor Day weekend, the bookend to the summer season, has arrived.
But while a bit poignant to summer-lovers, the three days will be full of fun and happenings, picnics, music and much more.
A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal advertising columns follows.
LABOR DAY PICNIC
The Rolling Stone Lake Protection and Rehabilitation district will hold its 35th annual Labor Day Picnic on Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., at the Rolling Stone Building, corner of East Shore Road and Pickerel Lake Road, Pearson.
The afternoon and evening will mix great food, friends and fun. There will be raffles for baskets donated by many individuals and donations from local business, food, refreshments, baked goods and more, the popular local band â€śLovin' Country,â€ť featuring Donnie and Rosie, will play from 3 to 8 p.m.
The Elcho Cross-Country Ski Club will hold its summer junket on the Moccasin Trails, home of Michelle's Lodge, on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out and see what the trailsâ€a wintertime fun spotâ€have to offer during the warmer months, including horseback and mount