10 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 3, 2011

Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington early today, as well as at Ground Zero in New York, after President Barack Obama announced the United States had launched an operation which killed Osama bin Laden.

All three Langlade County high schools held their junior proms Saturday evening. Respective king and queens include Rob Kretz and Allyssa Zoern in Antigo, Cody Rustick and Casey Bloechl in Elcho, and A.J. Hipke and Elisha Kegley in White Lake.

The Antigo Red Robins baseball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Merrill, coming by scores of 14-4 and 6-5. Top performers for the Robins in defeat included Jake Tatro, Rob Kretz and Josh Hale.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 3, 1996

The state’s fishing season opened on Saturday, and Gov. Tommy Thompson came up empty-handed, but that’s nothing new. Thompson customarily fails to catch anything during the ceremonial opening-day outings, and Saturday was no exception.

The weather was chilly for opening day, but a slow warming trend is in the forecast after more snowfall accumulations in the northern part of the state during the weekend.

Antigo’s 1996 Little League season opened Saturday with traditional ceremonies and two games. Players from all 10 teams took part in the event, with invocation by Rev. Charles Hoffmann and Little League pledge by Justin Gelhausen. As far as the games, the day’s best pitching performance belonged to Johnny Majewski, who struck out 13 and allowed just three hits in a 7-4 win for M & I Bank over Bank One.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 3, 1971

Presented awards at the annual banquet of the Antigo chapter of Future Farmers of America are Robert Samolinski, Bill Kautza, Tony Igl, Gary Lutzow, Craig Lukas, Mike Ourada, Greg Schroepfer, Keith Heinzen, Dave Theisen and Charles Szitta.

Details on a consulting service concerning bonding for capital improvements are presented to the Antigo City Council.

Grand opening is held at Happy’s Cafe in Antigo, now under the new management of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pope.

Leo and Kitty, the two original lions on the Behn game farm near Aniwa, are shot and killed by the owner of the farm after they escaped from the cage and killed three donkeys.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 3, 1946

The directors of Antigo Milk Products Cooperative here have voted to suspend the production of wholesale butter because of federal regulations that make it a money-losing situation. Otto Wirth, who manages the major dairy facility here, said butter will continue to be produced for local consumers but not under the OPA sanctions.

A bronze star has been awarded posthumously for Sgt. Ernest Kegler of Antigo, who lost his life while serving with Patton’s third army in France.

Police chief Peter Krosnicki reported two men in his department have been promoted. They are Kenneth Kelly and Joseph Aulik.

An accident at Superior Street and Sixth Avenue resulted in minor damage to automobiles operated by Lyle Tatro of Phlox and Norman Seis of Antigo.

Harry Kelly offers a combination tavern, store and living quarters at Post Lake for sale. It is known as the Umland property and has been well established and profitable. No price for the business is listed.

Using powerful ditch digging machinery, crews are making great progress in the connection of sewer and water to the Quonset houses on Elm Street to be used as emergency housing. The structures are designed to ease the housing shortage.

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