10 YEARS AGO TODAY

November 20, 2010

Two Antigo elementary schools have been honored as among the best in the state. Staff from West and North elementary schools received Wisconsin School of Recognition honors during a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison. State Superintendent Tony Evers welcomed West Principal John Lund, North Principal Ryan Hammerschmidt, instructors Marcia Buker, Mary Neufeld and Mary Fittante and Cindy Fischer, the school district’s director of instruction, to the ceremony.

The Antigo Middle School boys basketball teams started their seasons with wins over Merrill and Rhinelander this week. Top scorers for the “A” team included Jack Lund, Luke Osborne, Aeric Berner and Mike Bradley. Leading the “B” team was Joe Wittman, Dan Spaude and Ryan Waters.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

November 20, 1995

One of every 92 young American men, those ages 27 to 39, may be battling the AIDS virus, according to the most precise estimates yet of the epidemic’s toll. The sobering numbers come just days before Langlade County holds a candlelight ceremony at Faith United Church of Christ.

The Wisconsin Badgers football team won’t be playing for a bowl berth Saturday against Illinois. Wisconsin will look to close a disappointing regular season on a high note. The Badgers are 4-5-1, 3-4 in the Big Ten Conference.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

November 20, 1970

Antigo’s noon temperature is 17 degrees after an overnight low of 4.

Fire damages the trailer house of Cordella Powell, located about two blocks north of Antigo on Highway 45.

Mrs. George Miller of Route 2, Antigo is named marshall for the Antigo Christmas parade. She is the first woman to be parade marshall.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

November 20, 1945

Stanley Mach, a former Antigo man who now lives in Kaukauna, was the fireman on a Chicago and Northwestern passenger train that collided with an automobile in Appleton killing two. The locomotive and first coach were derailed and fell on their side. Some aboard the train, including Mach, were injured.

The Journal’s editorial writer laments the passing of the Tie Plugs firm from Antigo. It was announced earlier this week it would close its mill on Seventh Avenue citing the lack of wood in the central Wisconsin area. It is hoped that the idled factory can be filled by another woodworking organization that has a wood supply available.