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Chase ends with arrest in Antigo Lake
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Law officers took a dip in Antigo Lake Sunday afternoon while chasing down a wanted man.

The 26-year-old was wanted on a warrants drawn by Langlade County and the Department of Corrections when he fled from Antigo police after being spotted standing on a street corner near Superior Street at Fourth Avenue.

With the officer in pursuit, the suspect fled on foot, running in through the front door and out the back of the Family Dollar store before sprinting east toward the walking trail near Lake Park. He then jumped into the water near the Hudson Street bridge.

A sheriff’s deputy who joined in the hunt followed suit, eventually taking the man into custody while in the water.

Officials said the man was observed tossing several items from his pocket while running through the park and when the trail was retraced, police found a lighter, a cap to a hypodermic needle and a “rock” of a powdered substance.

Upon his arrest, the man claimed he had swallowed “several bags of methamphetamine” while trying to flee from police. He was taken to Langlade Hospital to be medically cleared before being escorted to jail.

Authorities said he will be refer
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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Summertime living—and playing—is fine in the northwoods.

The city’s annual water carnival, ongoing Music in the Park series, sales and more will vie for attention as July comes to a close.

And don’t forget the Langlade County Youth Fair, opening on Wednesday night and continuing through next week.

The Antigo Daily Journal will have a special section devoted to the fair, with a complete schedule, inserted with Monday’s newspaper and Journal Express. A look at other events, taken from the newspaper’s advertising columns, follows:

WATER CARNIVAL

Enjoy some fun in the summer sunshine at the city of Antigo park and recreation department’s Water Carnival and Fun Day Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Peaceful Valley Park.

Bring the family for water games, Minute-to-Win-It stations and more.

The event is free and there will be limited concession items available for sale.

If it rains, the carnival will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

ANNIVERSARY

Parsons of Antigo is continuing its celebration of 80 years in business.

Tonight is Chevy Night when the Wisconsin Woodchucks take on the Kalamazoo Growlers at Athl
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Sentencing hearing delayed here for local sex offender
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A sentencing hearing scheduled to be held today for a convicted sex offender was canceled after the Antigo man was allowed to fire his trial attorney and seek new counsel.

Edward “Freddy” Fleming, 60, was found guilty at a trial in April of three felony counts including first degree sexual assault of a child under the age 13.

He was expected to be sentenced today on that and additional counts of causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity and a violation of bail filed after he fled the court’s jurisdiction.

But at conclusion of a telephone conference Tuesday afternoon, the hearing was canceled after Judge Lamont Jacobson granted trial attorney Thomas Wilmouth’s request to withdraw from the case. Citing irreconcilable differences, Fleming asked in front of a jury at the time of trial that Wilmouth be fired, but his request was denied. The same request was made following the jury’s delivery of a verdict of guilt.

Noting the understandable frustrations expressed by the victim’s family, but explaining the necessity of counsel, Judge Jacobson agreed to the withdrawal but citing his reluctancy in delaying the already three-year-long case. He als
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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The Antigo Garden Club’s annual tour, this year featuring some very unusual gardens south and west of Antigo, highlights events in the northwoods this weekend.

There will also be plenty of music, sports, dining and more as the fast-paced summer season continued.

A look at upcoming events as listed in Antigo Daily Journal advertisements follows:

GARDEN TOUR

Get your tickets now for the Antigo Garden Club’s annual garden tour slated for Saturday. The annual event will include visits at some of the area’s finest and more unique garden displays. Tickets are available from garden club members, Lakeside Market and Northern Roots.

ANNIVERSARY

Parsons of Antigo will celebrate its 80th year in business next week.

On Thursday, meet Mike Daniels, defensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers. He will be signing autographs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will also be complimentary hot dogs, chips and soda.

Friday, July 24 is Chevy Night when the Wisconsin Woodchucks take on the Kalamazoo Growlers. Parsons will offer complimentary tickets and a bus ride to the game at 5 p.m. Register today.

On Saturday, July 25, Parsons will host
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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July has plenty of outdoor fun in store for northwoods residents from a splash in a lake to picnics on the lawn. There will also be music at the park and on the Volm Theater stage.

A look at upcoming events as listed in Antigo Daily Journal advertisements follows:

SPLASH -N-DASH

Get ready for the area’s only aquathon—Splash-N-Dash, which will be held Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

Presented by the Antigo Swim Club, the event will include a “splash” in Jack Lake, featuring a half-mile or a quarter-mile swim, followed by a “dash” along a 5K wooded trail. For details, go to http://splashndashantigo.webs.com/

SUMMER PICNICS

The Langlade County Historical Society will host its annual summer picnic on the museum grounds Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. There will be live music by the B&C band. There will be hamburgers, brats and all the trimmings for $6. Bring your lawn chair.

The Antigo Community Church will host a picnic Sunday following Church in the Park at the Antigo City Park’s west shelter near the bandstand. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and be led by Matt Wilhelm, pastor of Worship Arts and College Ministr
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ANTIGO DAILY
JOURNAL
612 Superior Street
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
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Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
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