10 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 4, 2011

U.S. officials weighed the pros and cons of releasing secret video and photos of Osama bin Laden, killed with a precision shot above his left eye, as fresh details emerged Tuesday of an audacious American raid that netted potential crucial al-Qaida records as well as the body of the global terrorist leader.

Antigo’s Joe Fronek maintained his number two spot in the Great Northern Conference rankings Monday when he scored a 76 to lead Red Robin linksters at Medford. Antigo tied for second at the meet.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 4, 1996

The Antigo Common Council will hear about higher cable television rates when it holds its monthly meeting Wednesday. Marcus Cable, which is scheduled to receive a 10-year renewal of its franchise agreement with the city, has informed City Administrator Gary Rogers of plans to implement rate adjustments. Under the new rates, cost for monthly basic cable will rise from $9.81 to $10.05, while cable showcase increases from $13.68 to $14.19.

A column in today’s sports section by veteran sports writer Vern Cahak reflects on what is the scribe’s 40th anniversary of writing for the Journal.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 4, 1971

Langlade County Judge Thomas E. McDougal sentences three Antigo brothers ranging in age from 18 to 23 to four months in jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors.

The Antigo High School baseball team clips Shawano out of the unbeaten ranks in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, shutting them out 6-0, behind the five-hit pitching of Rod Waldvogel.

Five Elcho High School music students win first places at the state music festival. They are Jamie Bruening, Brian Tomaski, Pete Schuh, Mike Schulze and Martin Schuh.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

May 4, 1946

The national coal strike is starting to show up in northern Wisconsin. The Chicago and Northwestern railroad has made a number of schedule changes due to the shortage but the only one on the Ashland Division is the switch from locomotive to gasoline-powered car on the late night run from Antigo to Ashland.

Karl White was king and Lorraine Lenz, queen at the Mattoon High School’s junior prom last Wednesday night. The event, held in the gymnasium was well attended.

Eugene Mason has won the Antigo marble title in a weekend of competition. He outlasted the finalists, John Brown, Dale Pesl, Jim Cherwinka and Dale Terry to the crown.