10 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 23, 2012

A front page article in today’s Journal tells of the increased use of bath salts in Antigo and Langlade County. The highly addictive drug is incredibly dangerous, but usage is up and has local officials, including sheriff Bill Greening concerned.

The Antigo Fillies 16U travel softball team opened its season with a 3-1 record at the Bay Port Tournament. Top performers included Kara Wilhelm, Alex Falk, Katelyn Kondzela and Kendall Nagel.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 23, 1997

Antigo residents were decades ahead of the time when they decided to preserve the Deleglise cabin. Now, a few generations later, the work is beginning again. Experts from Old World Wisconsin and Schaefer Architects of Mequon examined the one-of-a-kind structure and probed its aging wood Wednesday, the first step in what could be a long and expensive restoration effort.

Mike Jaje led a 15-hit barrage with three homers, as the Antigo AllCar Cardinals baseball team defeated Merrill 15-8. Danny Bastle went 4-for-5 with a homer, double and two singles.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 23, 1972

It will probably be three years from now that the heavily traveled Highway 45 south of Antigo will be resurfaced, state officials told local representatives at a meeting held to discuss the state’s plans for reconstruction. In town, some work may begin as early as next year but lack of funds is cited as the major issue holding up the extensive renovation of the deteriorating road which has been blamed for several accidents.

Dr. J.E. Boll was honored for completing 15 years of being secretary of the Antigo Rotary Club during a meeting held to install new officers last night. Joining him on the board are officers M.J. Hiller, Stewart Brokaw, Norman Carlson, Henry Bannach, William Sheldon, James Vandehey and Henry Schroeder.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 23, 1947

Workers at the Cohodas Brothers warehouses on Edison Street were back on the job today after a strike that had been going on since June 3. Drivers and other union members in a number of other central Wisconsin businesses hit by the strike were not on the job today.

The special tonight at the White Owl is lobster tail. The dining establishment at Highways 45 and 47 also features sirloin steak, walleye pike, chicken and T-bones.

The Gambles Store advertises a sharp reduction in the price of tires, offering a 600x16 for $11.95 each. The price includes installation.

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