Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
Little spooks and tiny goblins will take to the streets of Antigo a bit early, celebrating Halloween and trick-or-treating on Sunday.
The Antigo Optimist Club-sponsored parade is the highlight of a weekend filled with harvest events, a benefit, sales, sports and more.
A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
The Antigo Optimist Club will host its annual Halloween Parade Sunday at 2 p.m.
Trick-or-treaters should line up on Morse Street by the former Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot. The parade will travel east on Fifth Avenue to the Peaceful Valley events grounds. There will be treats and prizes for best costumes.
Trick-or-treating will follow throughout the community until sunset.
Sunday will also include a fall festival at Antigo Middle School from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be carnival games, prizes, free hot dogs, soda, milk, water, popcorn and candy.
Upper Room Family Church in Elcho will hold its annual harvest party on Friday, Oct. 31, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Elcho Town Hall. There will be children’s games, food, fun and lots of candy.
The town o
Alleged Antigo 'kingpin' denies guilt to drug charges
An Antigo woman identified by a prosecutor as the “kingpin” of an illegal drug sale operation shut down by law officers earlier this year has entered pleas of not guilty to a rash of charges filed in Langlade County Circuit Court.
Lindsay L. Hodges, 30, of 537 S. Hudson St. was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Thursday before Judge Fred Kawalski. She waived that hearing and subsequently denied the charges. A new court date to discuss the next step in the case was not immediately set.
Hodges stands accused of five felony counts — two each for the manufacture or delivery of both marijuana and methamphetamine and maintaining a place for the purpose of trafficking drugs.
The alleged sales involved an estimated $290 in marijuana on April 16, jewel bags of various small amounts of crystal meth on both April 17 and April 28 and more marijuana on May 12.
She was arrested in mid May. According to court documents, investigators seized hundreds of dollars in bills, an AR-15 assault rifle, large plastic bags filled with marijuana buds, piles of pills and an assortment of drug paraphernalia during a search of her home.
Four vehicles, including a ne
Fines ordered for traffic violations
Court Commissioner Melinda Olsen presided over Tuesday’s session in Langlade County Circuit Court, ordering payment of fines for a variety of traffic and ordinance-related violations.
Among the most expensive fines were those for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The minimum cost for a first offense i
$25,000 bail for man cited in assault
An Antigo man is jailed today on a $25,000 cash bond awaiting prosecution on allegations he forced intercourse with an adult female this past weekend.
Efraine C. Perez, 41, of 707 Clermont St. stands accused in Langlade County Circuit Court with two counts, the most serious for second degree sexual assault — a crime which upon conviction carries a maximum prison term of 40 years, up to $100,000 in fines or both.
A misdemeanor charge of theft, involving a coat taken from a downtown tavern, is also pending.
Perez was arrested Sunday when Antigo police began investigation to a 26-year-old woman’s activities after she was found lying asleep in a hallway at a Clermont Street apartment building. Her discovery eventually led to her arrest as she was allegedly intoxicated, a violation of a bail bond ordered in a different county.
Authorities said the woman appeared confused, didn’t recall much of the night and was wearing a coat security footage from a downtown tavern showed Perez taking from a bar stool.
The woman was also at the establishment. According to a criminal complaint She later told investigators that one of the men with whom she had been
Drug cases clog courtroom, several defendants sentenced
Possession of illegal drugs was a common theme for individuals whose cases were called in Langlade County Circuit Court this week.
Troy Cotter, 27, of Elcho was sentenced Friday to serve a one-year term of probation as part of a ruling which cleared several pending cases filed as the result of an Aug. 27 traffic stop in the town of Price.
Officials said he had slightly under three grams of marijuana and a pipe in his possession.
Cotter received probation, and an order to pay court costs, after pleading guilty to possessing marijuana. He was also fined an additional $225.70 for speeding and $887.50 for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. His driver’s license was revoked for six months.
Paula Hartwell, 55, of 1200 Ninth Ave. was assessed court costs and placed on probation for one year after pleading no contest to the possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs. A charge involving the possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed. Officials said the drugs were found in her purse when she called 911 from a local tavern and requested a ride home.
Trevor L. Thunder, 20, of Keshena pleaded no con
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