Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
Summer is flying by, with the Langlade County Fair wrapping up Sunday and Antigo High School planning its fall sports meeting on Monday.
But theres still plenty of time to enjoy the season. Stop by Music on the Park Monday night for a great band, Hip Pocket, visit St. Wencel Catholic Church in Neva on Wednesday for some summer salads, and hit the links at Bass lake Friday to help fight breast cancer.
A special section devoted to the fair was included with Mondays Antigo Daily Journal and a schedule is being published daily.
A look at other activities across the area, taken from the Antigo Daily Journals advertising columns, follows:
MUSIC IN THE PARK
The summer music in the park opens its final month of the summer with the great show band, Hip Pocket, performing Monday at 6:30 p.m.
The show is sponsored by Aspirus Langlade Hospital. The Auxiliary will be serving barbecues, chips, pies and custard beginning at 5:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, the action moves to the Jack LaMar Pavilion in Elcho for Fran the Piano Man starting at 6:30 p.m. The Elcho Area Food Pantry will serve sandwiches, pie and ice cream before the s
Man who tried to evade police on bike jailed on $5,000 bond
An Antigo man who tried to flee police on a stolen bicycle is in jail today accused of charges which could put him in prison.
Kody Deacy, 23, of 633 Irving St. was nabbed by sheriffs deputies Wednesday. He was wanted on outstanding warrants and as the officers pulled their cruiser up alongside him and motioned him to stop, Deacy allegedly pedaled faster. The deputies followed him in their car and then one of the officers continued the pursuit on foot.
According to reports, Deacy continued to flee for some time, before he tripped on a curb and fell onto Superior Street where he was caught.
Authorities said when arrested, a bag containing methamphetamine and a pack of hypodermic needles were found in his possession.
The bike he was riding had been reported stolen earlier in the week from a Center Street home.
Court records indicate that Deacys warrant dated to June and was for a felony count of possessing marijuana as a second or subsequent offense.
New counts filed Thursday in Langlade County Circuit Court include a felony count of possession of methamphetamine as a second or subsequent offense, obstructing an officer, rec
Antigo man faces burglary, drug counts
A man already awaiting prosecution on a collection of drug use allegations was arrested again today at his town of Evergreen home.
Langlade County authorities said the 34-year-old suspect is being referred to the district attorneys office on multiple charges including operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicant. Also expected are counts involving possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal use of prescription medication.
Sheriffs deputies went to his residence this morning after receiving information that a vehicle had been traveling all over the road including stints where it drove over the center line while heading east on Highway 64. The driver then turned around, continued west and then drove into the ditch to get around two other vehicles which had evidently tried to block him from advancing. The driver then exited the auto and walked into a nearby residence.
Officials said the evidence of continued drug use was found in the home.
An Antigo man was found with a jewel bag with powder testing positive for methamphetamine when he was stopped Wednesday evening while riding his bicycle in the area of Superior Str
Public hearing is next step for Mattoon school prospect
The Antigo school district will hold a hearing, likely within a few weeks, to take public comments on a proposal to create a separate school district surrounding the now-closed Mattoon Elementary School.
At Tuesdays meeting of the board of education, District Administrator Brian Misfeldt provided an update on a petition to form a new school district in the area previously covered by Mattoon Elementary School.
We have determined that the petition submitted contained the appropriate amount of signatures, Misfeldt said, noting that the 1,950 signatures was definitely within the margin required for the proposal to advance.
The next step, Misfeldt said, will be to schedule a public hearing on the reorganization, allowing those in favor and opposed to the plan to come forward and express their opinions to the board of education.
Right now, our big focus will be on scheduling that public reorganization meeting, the administrator explained.
Subsequent steps would include a meeting to determine potential boundaries, along with allocation of assets and determination of liabilities. That would be followed by a board determine whether to advance or
Unusual weekend incidents attract police attention
A woman visiting here from out-of-state suffered a blackened eye during her travels home from the Antigo bar scene early Saturday.
According to the Antigo Police Department, the woman sought treatment at Aspirus Langlade Hospital for the injury.
She explained to officers that a man, idenfied as wearing a blue shirt, a black zip-up, blue jeans and brown hair, said something about her personnel appearance. She responded to the remark and he, according to the woman, hit her. His identity is not known.
The incident was said to have occurred around 2 or 2:30 a.m.
Police are also investigating reports of a woman who may have jumped or was pushed from a vehicle as it traveled along Fifth Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Preliminary reports suggested the girl had been tossed out but subsequent information indicated she had come out of the drivers side door. Officials were told that a couple may have been arguing inside of the car prior to the incident.
Two 17-year-old girls were ticketed for retail theft after they left Walmart without paying for their deli food. They were found during a subsequent traffic stop and additionally ticketed for
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