Man accused of biting woman during fight, suspect now in jail|
Bail was set at $2,000 cash in Langlade County Circuit Court Monday for an Antigo man arrested on allegations linked to a drunken weekend scuffle.
Jason R. Powell, 36, of 1025 1/2 Fifth Ave. stands charged with five criminal counts in connection with the violent dispute — strangulation or suffocation, battery, domestic disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony charge of bail jumping.
A woman alleged that Powell grabbed her and pushed her up against a refrigerator at a local home. He then bit her in the cheek and hand, breaking the skin. The woman then said he plugged her nose with his hands and told her to be quiet, causing her to have trouble breathing.
She said she drove to the Safety Building to report the incident after he had fallen asleep.
As condition of bail, Powell is to refrain from the consumption of alcohol and to stay out of taverns. He also cannot have any contact with the alleged victim while the case is pending. The matter is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 4.
Ward Deverney Sr., 46, of 723 First Ave. was ordered held on a $2,500 cash bond on charges linked to allegations he struck a woman while i
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Summer is in full stride, with picnics, music, and other special events filling the calendar.
The summer highlight—the Langlade County Fair—kicks off its five-day run on Wednesday and the Journal will be there every day. Coverage begins with a special section that will be included with Monday’s newspaper.
A look at other events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
Gardens ranging from whimsical and ornamental to quaint and secluded will be featured when the Antigo Garden Club hosts its 2014 Garden Tour and Art in the Field Saturday.
The six gardens, all in or within easy driving distance of Antigo, will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available from any club member, or at Lakeside Market, The Blue Awning, or Natural Living and includes a chance at over 40 door prizes. They will also be available at each garden. Watch for the signs.
Several of the gardens are new to the tour this year, while others are old favorites.
Capping the tour will be Art in the Field at the Kevin and Trudy Bula complex located near Riverview Golf Course at W11915 Highway R
Second person charged with firing shots in downtown
A friend of an Antigo man already convicted of firing shots from his downtown apartment at vehicles and buildings near the CoVantage Credit Union last winter will now also face criminal charges.
Michael Gibney, 24, of W10696 W. Fifth Ave. made an appearance in Langlade County Circuit Court Wednesday where he stood accused of six counts, including a felony charge of endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm. The remaining five charges, one a felony, are for causing criminal damage to property.
Gibney is free from custody on a $1,000 signature bond.
The charges date to November of 2013 when the Antigo Police Department began investigation into a series of damage complaints involving vehicles which had been damaged by .22 caliber gun shots. Glass at the credit union drive-thru was also damaged.
Cory Myers, a 27-year-old Antigo man, was identified as the shooter and in June he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail in addition to being placed on a term of supervision. During his sentencing, it was revealed that a second man also played a part in the case.
According to court documents, Gibney was identified as joining Myers in firing shots f
Personnel matters top Elcho agenda
Summertime staff turnovers, plus planning for the 2014-15 school year fills the agenda for the Elcho school board on Wednesday.
The board will convene at 5:30 p.m. in the school theater.
Following the usual round of committee and administrative reports, the board will move into a fairly routine summertime agenda.
In personnel matters, the board is expected to accept the resignation of a certified staff member, assistant volleyball coach, and assistant girls’ basketball coach. It will also ink a continuing agreement with the White Lake school district for a foreign language teacher, increasing the time the instructor spends at Elcho from 50 to 75 percent.
Other personnel matters include increasing substitute teacher pay, changing a child care employee’s status from a nine-month to 12-month position, approving 20 additional days per year and compensation for the early learning center coordinator, and hiring a parent, program and student achievement coordinator.
Other action items include adopting parent and staff handbooks for the early learning center and taking a first look at the other school handbooks.
There will be presentations
City panel will review ambulance purchase
The city of Antigo’s Finance, Personnel & Legislative Committee will reconsider purchase of a new ambulance when it convenes Wednesday.
The committee will convene at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at City Hall.
Last week, the Common Council vote 7-1 to purchase a Horton ambulance from Sterling, Ill.-based Foster Coach Sales after rebuffing attempts to buy a similar, but not identical, PL Custom unit from Pomasl Fire Equipment Inc. of Antigo,
But hours later, Mayor Bill Brandt vetoed the council’s action and returned the matter to the committee for reconsideration.
Pomasl’s bid was $175,896, $66 more than the Foster Coach Sales, and Alderman Phil Beck, supported initially by Aldermen Glenn Bugni and Dan Bauknecht, said the sale should go to the local firm. But Beck’s motion to amend the resolution failed on a 3-5 vote.
The PL Custom ambulance has a three-year, instead of two-year warranty, while the Horton ambulance features rear airbags and was preferred by firefighters who test drove the equipment. The city already has Horton units.
In other agenda items, the committee will review a new loan agreement and amortization schedule for
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