10 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 11, 2011
Cold and wet weather has shifted tonight’s Relay for Life of Langlade County into the Sheldon Fieldhouse. Event organizer Kathy Barta-Orlet is pictured on today’s front page and notes that everything else about the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser will remain the same.
The All-Great Northern Conference golf selections are listed today in sports. Included from Antigo, is Joe Fronek, Mike Shinners and Nick Bolen.
Antigo is also represented on the all-conference girls soccer team, with Alissa Lowell and April Kolpack making the cut. Lowell is a unanimous first team selection.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 11, 1996
Antigo’s newest luxury apartments, the first step in a complex that will eventually encompass over four acres, will be unveiled Saturday. An open house is slated at the Colonial Place, just east of the intersection of North Avenue and North Superior Street.
Langlade County taxpayers could be hit with a double whammy in the near future. There were strong indications at a meeting of the Langlade County Board’s Building Study Committee today that both a jail and county resource office building are on the horizon.
A four run fifth inning keyed a 6-1 win for the Antigo American Legion Post Three baseball team Thursday against Rhinelander. Pat McCann and Aaron Cernoch both led the way with two hits, while Matt Steger and Adam Nicholson both doubled.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 11, 1971
Three Antigo area boys are attending the 30th annual Badger Boys State at Ripon. They include Jim Bradley, who was elected one of 31 mayors, DeWayne Gallenberg and Mike Mader.
A 21-year-old Birnamwood man dies of injuries received when he became entangled in telephone wire he was guiding onto a motor operated reel in Portage.
Louis Ascher, a former Antigo man who was shot five times by a hitchhiker, is listed in fair condition at a Waukesha hospital. A 23-year-old Green Bay man is charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting.
Mary Diercks is installed Honored Queen of the Antigo Bethel of Job’s Daughters. Also installed are Cindy Kaplanek, senior princess, and Carol Aulik, junior princess.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 11, 1946
After getting off to a slow start early in the season, the Antigo Candies are traveling to Mosinee this Sunday hunting their third victory in a row. The squad had lost their first three games.
Mrs. Adolph Rine, who is president of the Langlade County Federation of Women’s Clubs, said today the local organization has joined a campaign to collect clothing for the poor in Greece. The need there is reportedly tremendous.
The importance of continued training was stressed as the 1946 class from Langlade County Normal School graduated in ceremonies last night. The class includes Faye Ainsworth, Eleanor Gravitter, Julia Harvey, Ruth Hunter, Margaret Klinner, Margaret Mayo, Adeline Shank, Betty Steckbauer, Almira Tenney and Julia Zorko.
Among the places advertising a fish fry in today’s Journal are The Farmer’s Home, Garland’s Tavern in Deerbrook, Fifth Avenue Bar, the White Owl, Our Club, Uptown and Roy Byholm’s Tavern in Kempster.
Attorney James Durfee was toastmaster for the banquet that drew 500 to the close of the safety conference here last night. The meal was served by the ladies of the Congregational Church in the high school gymnasium.