10 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 2011

The Langlade County potato harvest has been struggling to get underway. Spring and summer weather conditions have complicated the growing season as area growers are waiting for some of their varieties to “bulk up” a bit.

As expected, the Antigo Unified School District Board has put together its final plans to present a fall referendum to construct a new central elementary school complex at a cost of $24 million. It would replace the seven facilities currently spread across the county.

It was a nice win for the Antigo volleyball team Tuesday, sweeping its Great Northern Conference match with Northland Pines. Cassie Brennecke, Bre Nedden and Caroline Roller were among the statistical leaders.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 1996

The trusses are in place for the roof at the new Antigo Public Library. The upper level of the structure in the 600 block of Clermont Street is moving ahead quickly as the building starts to take shape. It is scheduled to be completed during the late winter or spring of 1997.

Among the approvals on the agenda for the Antigo school board on Tuesday was the approval of the grades five and six flag football coaches for the upcoming season. They include Jim Schultz at Aniwa, Kevin Smith at Crestwood, Dennis Gephart for East, Ben Beinshek at Matton, Jeff Kubeny will coach North, Tim Geiger Pleasant View and Terry Brand at Spring Valley.

The Antigo girls tennis team dropped a 5-2 match to Wisconsin Valley Conference rival Wausau East Tuesday. The lone Antigo wins came in singles, from Tana Hunter and Jenny Bruner.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 1971

It’s an exciting time for a longtime Antigo business as Sheldon’s Inc. plans to break ground for their new 24,000 square foot building.

A stiff $60 sentence was ordered by Judge Thomas McDougal for an Antigo man who put registration plates on a vehicle not registered for the plates. Speeding over the 25 mile-per-hour limit cost three people fines totaling $44.70.

There is a mix of emotions for local teams as the Red Robins lost a tough battle on the gridiron to D.C. Everest 27-6 while Elcho posted a win over Goodman, 20-8 in their season openers.

Smokey the Bear’s environmental pal Woodsey Owl made his debut today with his slogan, “Give a hoot, don’t pollute.”

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 1946

The Antigo High School football team, smarting from a 12-6 defeat at the hands of Sheboygan Central last Saturday, is working hard this week preparing for its game with Marinette Saturday. The situation looks tough because Marinette defeated former AHS coach Joe Capicik’s Fond du Lac team last weekend.

The Eagles Club will have the motion picture dance bands this Friday evening with admission only 50 cents. The bands appear on the screen and with new speaker systems, it makes them sound like they are live. The ad in today’s paper says “It’s the next best thing to television.”

Nearly 100 reservations have been made for the weekend convention of the Fox River Valley District of Garden Clubs. Most of the activities will be held in Wesley Hall.

The Young Adult Club at the Methodist Church has engaged a professional magician known as Majestic for performances later this month. In addition to traditional magic, Majestic will perform mind readings.

With a new floor and an enlarged stock, De Byle’s of Antigo has reopened for business. Local residents are invited to stop in.

The polio situation in Wisconsin continues to be more serious as 13 new cases were reported yesterday. A total of 213 cases have been noted in Wisconsin since Sept. 1.

There was plenty of food on the tables at the Antigo Country Club last night as members of the local food dealers association held a banquet. Those in charge of the gala event were Mrs. Al Winter, Mrs. Ben Brandt and Mrs. Elno Pinkerton.

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