10 YEARS AGO TODAY

February 23, 2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned today that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn’t passed soon. Walker said that the layoffs wouldn’t take effect immediately and he didn’t say which workers would be targeted.

Murron Roff and Kate Stensberg both set record-breaking times to help lead the Antigo Penguins Swim Club to a third-place finish at the Central Wisconsin Swim Conference championships recently held in Merrill.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

February 23, 1996

Executives from Miller Brewing Co. were in Antigo Monday to visit with employees and management of Traditional Neon Corporation, a firm that earned the rare Miller “Partners in Excellence” award. Traditional Neon, which operates a 135-employee plant on Deleglise Street, produces point-of-purchase neon signs for Miller. Todd Samolinski is pictured on today’s front page along with Dennis Madigan from Miller.

The Green Bay Packers announced today they will be raising ticket prices for the first time since 1992. Prices range from end zone tickets at $28, seats between the 20-yard lines will now be $34, while club seats will cost $85.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

February 23, 1971

Another winter storm hits the Antigo area with snow and high winds. The weather causes the canopy at the Dog’n Suds drive-in to collapse.

The Kraft Foods Company plant in Antigo accomplishes another milestone by accumulation of two years without a time lost accident.

Bill Brandt, Antigo High School’s representative in the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament, is pinned in his first match.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

February 23, 1946

The Vandehey Motors Ford dealership at Fourth Avenue and Edison Street has a full-page ad in today’s Journal for it service department. The firm will overhaul Ford V-8 engines including rings and bearings for $39.95 and a tuneup is $3.95 and that includes new points and cleaning spark plugs. A wash job is 75 cents and a polish, using genuine Ford products, is $2.

The Harry Kelly Agency advertises a home for sale today at 605 Badger Ave., with a glassed-in porch, fireplace, big lot and an owner who now lives in California. The home is offered at $5,800.