10 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 13, 2011

Antigo school district representatives and local officials paused this morning to give recognition to school crossing guards during the national week in their honor. School Board President Gary Kieper is pictured on today’s front page as he presents certificates to Robert Fritsch, Bob Schroepfer and Cheryl Mengel.

The Antigo Red Robins boys basketball team picked up a big conference win Tuesday, downing Lakeland 53-46. Antigo’s offensive punch of Jake Erickson, Andreas Ezer and Ivan Flannery all scored in double digits in the road win.

Head coach Mike Balliett was proud of his team’s defensive effort Tuesday, as the Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls basketball team overcome a tough shooting night to beat Iola-Scandinavia 43-30. Monica Verkuilen led in scoring with 10 points.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 13, 1996

Plans for the new Antigo Public Library, a $1.6 million structure which will be located in the 600 block of Clermont Street at the site of the old city hall and Methodist church buildings include gracing the main doors with a pediment and columns, with a similar type at the rear entrance reminiscent of the current library built with the help of Andrew Carnegie at the turn of the century.

Weather forecasters are predicting that a fierce winter storm may not be too tough on the Antigo and Langlade County area, but it will be close. Experts are saying that the hardest hit area will be west of a line from Rhinelander to Eagle River, which misses Antigo by a few miles.

The Antigo Mite “A” hockey team bested Mosinee in its most recent outing 4-1. Eric Schroeder led the way with a hat trick. Brett Zelazoski scored Antigo’s other goal and Andy Schroeder was credited with an assist.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 13, 1971

Antigo’s new sanitary landfill, located two miles southeast of Antigo in the town of Rolling, opens and the city dumping grounds on the north edge of Antigo closes.

Recent snowfalls that have dumped an estimated 20 inches of snow on the Antigo area during the first half of January are keeping the Antigo street department and Langlade County highway department extremely busy.

Jim O’Brien’s field goal gives the Baltimore Colts a 16-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. The amount of miscues in the game are leading some to dub it “The Blunder Bowl.”

Undefeated Rhinelander hands the Antigo High School basketball team its worst defeat in years, 86-63. Steve Kafka leads Antigo with 21 points.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 13, 1946

The young man who is charged with the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Pauwel in the living quarters of their Pickerel tavern late last year has changed his story about the event. The couple was shot through the window of their living room after being on bad terms with the gunman for a number of years. He told authorities he could not remember the shooting but when it came time to take a lie detector test in Chicago late last week, he told sheriff Gillespie that he had faked the blank mind tale.

The prospect of having meatless meals became more of a reality today when 268,000 packing house employees went on strike. It is another in a series of postwar strikes that have been costly to both businesses and their workers. The job action brings the number of men and women on strike across the U.S. to 900,000.

There was minor damage and no injuries in an automobile accident today at the intersection of Eight Avenue and Dorr Street. Henry G. Schroeder and Wilma Lucht were the drivers.

A town of Rolling man was fined $10 and costs today on charges of trout fishing out of season.

George Schoenfeldt has been reappointed to the state board of health barber examining division. Schoenfeldt, a local barber for many years, has been on the board since 1939 and was saluted for his continuous service.

Firemen visited the home of Ed Kucera, 729 Superior St., for a chimney fire last night and the Mrs. Robert Lynde residence, 510 Dorr St., today for a smoking furnace.

A new business has opened on Antigo’s south side. John Cousineau is now doing radiator rebuilding and body work in the garage next to Kasson’s at Forest Avenue and Superior Street. He suggests in today’s ad that the firm is under old management.