10 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 9, 2011
Dan Washatko and Kyle Korzinek are pictured on today’s front page as they prepare the City Park wading pool for the summer season. Temperatures have been on the climb in the Antigo area, with record highs in the forecast today, bringing out heat warnings both here and statewide.
John Ebel, a longtime member of the Antigo Rotary Club, has been recognized for his 28 years of work in promoting world understanding through the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Ebel is shown on today’s front page as he accepts his award from Ed Futa, general secretary and CEO of Rotary International.
Mattoon has moved into second place in the BABA after a 7-6 win over Birnamwood. Cody Schilcher, Cole Kuenzli, Chase Kuenzli, Travis Tatro and George Monk all drove in runs for the Loons.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 9, 1996
Seven years after his acquittal on five murder charges, Chris Jacobs III has lost a final bid to avoid trial on charges of kidnapping one of the five victims. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Jacobs, who contended the new charge in the Kunz family killings violated his constitutional rights by prosecuting him a second time. The refusal clears the way for the kidnapping case to resume in Marathon County.
Justin Gelhausen pitched a sparkling one-hit shutout and had a perfect day at the plate as the H & R Furniture Reds blanked T.J.’s Cardinals 4-0, in Antigo Little League play.
Quarterback Brett Favre may be discharged from a substance-abuse treatment program by July 1. Favre checked into the Kansas clinic because of a dependency on painkillers.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 9, 1971
Timothy Lenzner, 19, of Phlox receives minor injuries when the milk truck he is driving tips over on Highway 47 near Phlox.
The Shooting Stars 4-H Club takes first place in the June Dairy Month window display contest. The Wislango Riders take second place.
The Lily River Lodge is now open under the new management of Roland Daebler.
Van’s Market in Antigo closes its business.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
June 9, 1946
More than 500 tickets have been sold for the banquet that will cap a safety meeting held in Antigo tomorrow. The ladies of the Congregational Church will cater the event in the high school gymnasium where Victor Frinke, manager of the Vulcan plant here, will serve as the toastmaster and the Cosmopolitan Orchestra will provide the entertainment. The event addresses safety concerns in all industries but the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad is one of the prime sponsors. More than 700 people have registered for the sessions that start this afternoon.
Mrs. Max Hoffman, 84, went for a stroll in the woods near her Langlade home yesterday and became lost sparking a search that involved more than 75 people before she was found this morning. After she couldn’t find her way, she did locate a fence line and stayed there until rescue help arrived.
The Antigo American Legion baseball team opened its season with a big victory over the Oconto nine. Jerry Van Ooyen started on the mound for the Antigo squad and was relieve by Dude Donohue. Leading hitters were Wally Ehardt and Ken Finger.
In other sports news, the Blaha softball team went to Birnamwood and collected a victory with Butcher Kolz on the mound. It was their second win of the night coming from league action here against the Superior Body Works nine.
And Rouman has been named the winner in singles bowling in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Tournament. The state event also brought honors for Antigo men including his brother, Pete, Eddie Vandehey, Ray Feller, Ole Kongslien, Don Gervais and Bob Somdahl.