10 YEARS AGO TODAY
October 17, 2010
Kim Granada and West Lowe were named queen and king of Elcho Homecoming during a spirited pep rally that drew students and family to the school gymnasium.
The Antigo Red Robins freshman football team closed out its campaign with a 55-6 thumping of Tomahawk. Ryan Fassbender had two touchdowns for the frosh, while Jake Zabrowski, Wyatt Franzen and Cassius Noskowiak added scores as well.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
October 17, 1995
The weather is blustery, but thanks to civic organizations and churches there is no shortage of things to do. The fall season is marked by harvest dinners, church bazaars, and one of the biggest craft exhibits in the northwoods being held today at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. The 20th annual Junior Women’s Club event runs until 4 p.m. today. Club members Lynn Mattek, Patty Listle, Lisa Houdek and Janice Houdek are pictured on today’s front page.
A judge has ruled Superior High School ineligible for the WIAA football playoffs after using an ineligible player this season. The player reportedly violated residency requirements by moving to live with relatives to he could play at the school. His father had asked for a temporary injunction, but it was denied.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
October 17, 1970
Fire causes extensive damage to a double unit mobile building owned by the Antigo Unified School District and located about 20 feet south of the Antigo Junior High School. Quick action by firemen and alertness on the part of two custodians, Joe Schroeder and Gene Lukas, prevents total destruction of the building.
Hunter’s Super Market in Antigo advertises bananas at 10 cents a pound, tomatoes at 19 cents a pound and oranges at three dozen for 89 cents.
Paced by Dan Fosterling and Bill Hohensee, the Antigo High School cross country team takes second place in the WIAA regional meet.
Carol Fleischman bowls a 589 series in the Ladies American League at the Arcade for a new seasonal record for Antigo women bowlers.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
October 17, 1945
For the first time since the more innocent days of 1941, the Antigo High School is planning a Homecoming football game with Rhinelander here on Nov. 4. The Saturday afternoon game with the traditional rival will be led with a pep rally and parade on Friday and the game and a dance Saturday.
Dr. Frances Cline has written to the Langlade County Nurse Mrs. Chester Censky drawing some parallels between a measles epidemic and the current problems with polio. The Rhinelander based regional state physician states that deaths have been few and the situation is difficult to control. She also praises schools staying open so teachers can spot potential problems among their pupils.