Businesses do special things for the holidays in the Antigo area|
Two year-round businesses in the Antigo area are doing a little extra for the holiday season.
They are Colleens Craft Shed, located between the Post Office and Fifth Avenue on Clermont Street. The other is the HH Auction and Event Center, operated by Susan Canales, located on Highway HH south of Highway G.
Colleen Gelhausen, who has been involved in crafting for decades, has opened a seasonal store at 517 Clermont St., with a big selection of true home crafts.
Colleen explained that the store has hand-sewn Raggedy Annies, primitives, seasonal items and her assortment of hand-poured all-natural soy wax candles and tarts.
We have coffee, too, she added.
The Craft Shed is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and during the week, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It then opens again at 4:30 p.m.
The other business, the HH Auction and Event Center, is holding a Christmas Open House on Sunday.
Susan Canales, who owns the business, invited everyone to visit the facility, which served as the communications center when the U.S. Air Force operated its 676th Squadron here, also located along Highway HH. The event center is a
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Santa arrives at the Langlade County Museum tonight and he will be a busy man all weekend long.
After his gala welcome to Antigo on Wednesday, the big guy in the red suit will be making regular appearances at the museum, as well as visiting the Elks Lodge for breakfast on Saturday and the village of Aniwa on Sunday.
There are many more holiday events on the docket as well. A look ahead, taken from the advertising columns, follows.
SANTA AT MUSEUM
St. Nick has taken up residence at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum for regular visits with good little boys and girls and maybe a few who werent so good but want to make amends.
Hours start tonight, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday, Dec. 18 through Dec. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.; and concluding Saturday, Dec. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
The eighth annual Boys & Girls Club Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, 8 to 11 a.m., at the Elks Lodge.
The menu will include Nick Salms famous Belgian waffles, pancakes, sausage, eggs, mil
Alleged pilot in large May drug bust in court
An area man made an initial appearance in Langlade County Circuit Court Monday, where he was allowed to remain free on a $10,000 signature bond on a lone felony charge of manufacture/delivery of THC in excess of 10,000 grams.
Landon J. Now, 35, Birnamwood, is charged with the Class E felony, which carries with it a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Langlade County District Attorney Elizabeth Gebert, Now is alleged to have been the pilot for Pao Vang of Wausau, who was found in possession of 119 vacuum-sealed bags of high-grade marijuana, weighing a total of 133.2 pounds, following his return to the Langlade County Airport after a trip to California.
Vang put his car in the ditch at approximately 10 p.m. the evening of May 21 and was described to be in a very disoriented state.
His vehicle was towed to a nearby service station where officers observed the back seat full of duffel bags, including one with a plastic bag sticking out that appeared to contain marijuana. A search warrant was obtained and it was then the large drug cache was found.
Upon investigation, Vang told autho
Scam artists are always working, caution advised
Area residents are reminded to always be on the lookout for scams, and thankfully one Antigo woman narrowly avoided being a victim on Thursday.
The Fifth Avenue resident visited the Safety Building at 11:09 a.m. Thursday after becoming suspicious of an incident that started with a pop-up on her home computer.
The pop-up message said her computer had a virus and her identity had been stolen.
She was given a phone number, purported to be from Microsoft, to call. She dialed the number and was told to send four payments of $249.99 each and they would free up her computer.
The woman was about to send money via Western Union, but had second thoughts and visited the Safety Building where she was informed the situation was a scam.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Its a holly, jolly weekend across the northwoods.
Christmas festivals and bazaars, holiday parades, tree-lightings and much more will kick off December. And on Wednesday, Antigo will hold its huge all-day celebration, with chili, Santa and much more.
A look at events, taken from the advertising columns, follows.
Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce will open the holidays Wednesday with a full day of activities.
The morning begins with the 20th annual chili cookoff, with chefs on the street starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in traditional and roughneck divisions. Chili sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m.
At 6 p.m. join Of Chorus! and Mayor Bill Brandt at the Yesterdays Sign Park for the lighting of the community tree and caroling.
After the chili roasters are emptied and the tree is lit, the 2017 community Christmas parade will wind down Fifth Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m. Theme is Christmas Future and there will be a mix of civic, business, family and club entries. The Antigo High School Band will perform and will also give a holiday concert in the firehouse afterwards.
The parade w