10 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 14, 2011

A few traditional winter markers are returning to Langlade County. On Friday the county’s snowmobile trails will reopen, while Saturday will see Kettlebowl Ski Hill will be back in business. Both were hit hard by rain and warm weather as 2010 closed.

Brittani Stilen set a new season standard Tuesday when she bowled a huge 729 series at North Star Lanes in Antigo. She is pictured in sports today with her Nick’s Too teammates, Kristin Maher, Sharon Mach, Nancy Raith and Sarah Raith.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 14, 1996

The weather was terrible Wednesday evening as the Antigo Optimist Club held its annual Christmas Tree burn. Club president Sue Janssen is pictured on today’s front page as she lights the huge stack of trees and wreaths. Heavy rains resulted in a very thin crowd, and those who attended were soaked through even the heaviest clothing.

Private high schools may soon be able to join the WIAA, which oversees athletic competition for public sports. The private school’s association, WISAA has announced plans to dissolve by the end of the decade.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 14, 1971

The Antigo Unified School District Board of Education approves a proposal that salaries of all employees of the district be incorporated into the board minutes and be published in the Antigo Journal. The board also authorizes the employment of Linda Johnson as study hall supervisor.

Langlade County sheriff Roland Combs is elected president of the Quint County Law Enforcement Association.

Thomas H. Krautkramer has joined Sheldons’ Inc. of Antigo as public relations director.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

January 14, 1946

After suffering from reduced membership during the war years, the Antigo Junior Chamber of Commerce met last night with 50 former and prospective new members and vowed to take a run at a new organization to serve Antigo’s needs. Before the war, the organization was nationally honored for its projects including holiday promotions and later, during the war, publication of “The Clipper,” a newspaper for servicemen and women.

At the meeting last night, the same group decided to host an adult ice skating party at the Kellogg’s Pond facilities Sunday evening. There will be music for skating and the article in today’s paper stresses that this is an adult event.