Pickup reported stolen, found destroyed by fire in woods|
The Langlade County Sheriffs Department is investigating a Monday afternoon fire which destroyed a pickup truck in the town of Wolf River.
The vehicles owner, Nathan Morris of Crandon, placed a call to sheriffs officials at about 3:20 p.m., reporting that about four hours prior he had parked his 2015 Ford F150 on the side of Ada Lake Road while he was in the woods hunting for ginseng. He returned to the location and his pickup was gone.
He explained he had left the keys in a cooler in the back of the truck.
A deputy responded to his location and was with Morris for approximately a half hour before learning that the Town of Wolf River fire department had been paged to a fire involving a truck — evidently the missing truck — found burning in the woods. That call was recorded at 4:23 p.m.
The fires location was estimated two to three miles east of Rose Lake Road and a mile south of Sawyer Lake Road at the intersection of two horse riding trails — approximately 10 miles from the site of the reported theft.
Left with nothing but its frame rails, wheels, a tail gate and rear fenders, officials said that the pickups alu
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
This weekends calendar is crammed with autumn events.
Harvest festivals and the junior womens popular fall craft fair are on the docket, along with the grand re-opening of the Antigo Public Library after a freshening up.
And for something different, visit North Star Lanes Saturday night for Chuckles for Charity, an inexpensive comedy night with proceeds to benefit, in part, the Langlade County Humane Society.
A look at activities, taken from the Antigo Daily Journals advertising columns, follows:
White Lake is celebrating homecoming today and Saturday.
The combined Elcho-White Lake Wolverine football team will take on the Florence Bobcats tonight at 7 p.m. at the White Lake field with a community bonfire to follow.
On Saturday, the week will be capped with the homecoming dance from 8 to 11 p.m. in the gymnasium.
King Micah Strong and Queen Riley Arrowood are reigning over events.
The Antigo Junior Womans Club will present its 41st annual Craft and Trade Show on Saturday at Langlade County Fairgrounds in the multi-purpose building. The popular fall event wi
Man accused in downtown scare in police custody
An individual said to have chased people in the vicinity of the Palace Theater in Antigos downtown last weekend is in police custody.
Officials said the suspect, a 23-year-old Antigo man, was identified as the culprit who was reported to have scared several individuals as they left the theater Saturday night. Security footage indicated he had been holding some sort of weapon, most likely an axe handle.
He is being referred to the district attorneys office for prosecution.
The man was taken into custody earlier this week on other charges.
Mattoon decisions may come Tuesday night
The Antigo board of education crunched numbers and discussed potential boundaries, assets and liabilities for a potential Mattoon school district Tuesday, in advance of formal action on the matter next week.
Meeting in an informal committee of the whole session, the board reviewed numbers prepared by District Administrator Brian Misfeldt, who cautioned that any figures regarding mill rates and other financial date are preliminary and incomplete at best.
What we do know is as we allocate assets, Mattoons mill rate would go down significantly and ours moves up slightly, Misfeldt said.
Misfeldt said that the board will meet in special session next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Volm Theater. At that time, it will likely vote on a resolution establishing the allocations and boundaries of the proposed district.
There will be an opportunity for public comment, Misfeldt said, but regular board procedures will be followed.
A final decision by the school board on whether to allow the Mattoon proposal to proceed to referendum late next year will be made in January as prescribed by state statute, the administrator said.
If the two sides disagree
School board will meet on Mattoon boundaries
The Antigo school board will meet in an informal committee of the whole session Tuesday to focus on a proposal to create a stand-alone Mattoon school district.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the media tech room at the high school.
The only agenda item will be discussion of boundaries, assets and liabilities related to the petition to form a Mattoon school district.
There is no stipulation for action, and any decisions would need to be forwarded to a regular board meeting.
The meeting is another step in a long process capped by a potential referendum 14 months from now that could ultimately see the Mattoon area, located in the southeastern corner of the sprawling Antigo district, split off and become its own school system.
If successful, organizers said it would likely initially operate as a 4K through fifth grade school at first—the current setup—eventually expanding through eighth grade. It would contract with surrounding districts for some specialized services and attach itself to an existing high school such as Antigo, Bowler or Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
By the end of October, the board is expected to determine the possible al
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