10 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 29, 2010

An excavating company that has been involved in major public improvement projects in Antigo is facing some concerns in Rhinelander after its equipment failed and sewage backed up into homes. Several Rhinelander residents who live near a street construction project had sewage back up into their homes following heavy rains late Friday night.

The WIAA has voted to expand its basketball tournaments to five divisions. The change will take place in the upcoming 2010-11 season and likely means a drop to Division Two for Antigo.

Chris Narveson tossed a career-best eight innings and rookie John Axford recorded the save as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated Seattle Sunday, 3-0.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 29, 1995

No cause has been released in a house fire in Wittenberg, which killed a 67-year-old woman and injured her husband and son. A passerby noticed the fire at 4:30 a.m. Saturday and pounded on a door to rouse the family. He told firefighters he tried to enter the house, but was forced back by smoke and flames.

Bank One upended American Division leader Kemps 10-7 in an Antigo Little League makeup game. Bank One’s Jesse McKeever went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 in the win. Zak Waldvogel, Chad Parker and Seth Kaske all had two hits to lead Kemps.

Unearned runs hampered the Antigo American Legion baseball team in a 10-4 loss to Rothschild-Schofield-Weston. Rob Cornelius homered in the loss for Antigo.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 29, 1970

Antigo records a temperature of 93 degrees for the second straight day as a Wisconsin heat wave continues.

Mrs. Clara Steber of Route 1, Antigo and Frank Menting of Phlox are chosen as Langlade County representatives for a state king grandfather and queen grandmother contest sponsored by the Langlade County Board of Supervisors in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department on Aging.

Offices of the Langlade County Agriculture Stabilization Service, Soil Conservation Service and Farmers Home Administration move into the new Safety Building at 800 Clermont St.

John Crha of Star Neva is the leading hitter in the Langlade County Baseball League with a .619 average. Tom Price of the Polar Cubs is second with a .611 mark.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

June 29, 1945

Lieut. Orrin Heinrich has returned to the Antigo area for a visit after spending the past 14 months as a German prisoner. He was on a bombing mission when a shell came through his plane and when he turned to his parachute the landing was in a fairly friendly area. He was taken to a military base and got treatment for his injuries. He is spending the vacation in Antigo with his wife and mother.

Federal officials have said that they will allow more meat to be provided for the busy resort areas including northern Wisconsin. The action is expected to come from the Office of Price Administration.

The Tune Twisters and the Polar Country Club held a benefit dance Thursday night for The Clipper and raised nearly $80. The money will be used to finance the September issue of the newspaper that goes to the local military men.

Fred Krull, 32, was crushed to death Saturday when his car crashed off a road near Birnamwood. He was only a few miles from his home when the mishap occurred.

A lively amateur show opened the Fourth of July festivities here Sunday at the American Legion grounds. Harry Kelly was in charge of the program that saw Jacke Somer, Joan Wagner, Beverly Weix, Judy Duchac, Jerry Halama, the Oldenberg sisters, Francis Kramer, Angeline Kieper and the Smoke Valley Cowboys.

Harlety’s Long Lake Resort and picnic grounds invites area residents to Kempster for the Fourth of July holiday.