10 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 1, 2010
Amanda Rettinger capped her 4-H years on a high note Friday, as her 1,365 pound steer was crowned grand champion during the Langlade County Fair Market Animal Sale. The winning bidder was Richard and Marianne Deede of Richmadee Farms.
Several area racers are pictured in sports today after Friday night racing at the Fair. Sean Thayer was the feature winner in the truck class, while Travis Matuszewski was the open quad class winner.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 1, 1995
This morning marked the opening of the new farmer’s market on the block at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. A few of the local gardeners are pictured on today’s front page with their produce, including Jennifer, Elly and Sam Prunty; Karen Prunty with daughter Karen, Mary Strasser and Rev. James Stevens.
The Antigo Senior League All-Star baseball team concluded its outstanding season with a 3-2 loss to East Madison in the Northern States Central Division 1 Tournament. Team members included Dave Vraney, Paul Korbisch, Rob Cornelius, Nate Hayes, Luke Kolz, Joe Kawalski, Brett Bartletti, Lon Ebel, Brian Turney, Adam Nicholson, Terry Kubiaczyk, Nick Novy, Mason Monson, Chad Majewski, Tony Fronek, Bill Burt, manager Rick Bartletti and coaches Paul Cornelius and Steve Kolz.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 1, 1970
A new era in local law enforcement begins with the moving of the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department and the Antigo Police Department into the new county Safety Building. Constructed at a cost of $570,000, the Safety Building also houses the Langlade County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office. The old sheriff’s department and jail building, constructed in 1885, will be razed.
Hunter’s Supermarket in Antigo advertises bananas at 10 cents a pound, cucumbers at five cents each, peaches at $2.59 for a 17-pound box, and eggs at three dozen for $1.
Van’s Tap wins the Antigo Softball League championship by defeating Gil’s Bar, 9-2, as John Hiller pitches his second straight two-hitter.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 1, 1945
The navy’s highest award, the navy cross, has been awarded to Antigo’s Claire Voss for extraordinary heroism in the battle for Iwo Jima. Voss was cited for crawling up a hill under heavy enemy fire, silencing a machine gun that was firing on U.S. soldiers and killing all of the Japanese in the nest.
The Prosser team took the opening round of the Elks Golf League at Bass Lake, which closed this week. The squad was 32 strokes under the Bacon’s crew. Harold Prosser had low gross for the week with a 73 with H. Jacobus also posting a fine 83 and G. Vassau, 80.