10 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 2010

Despite a lack of strictly local contests, interest remains high in today’s primary election which features Republican races for Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senate. Statewide election officials are predicting a roughly 28 percent turnout of registered voters. Poll workers Mike Myszka and Don Guse are pictured on today’s front page as they check the polling location of Elon and Florence Case.

The Antigo Red Robins volleyball team lost a thriller Monday, as its comeback bid fell short in a 3-2 loss to Marshfield. Today’s feature sports pic shows Red Robin teammates Haley Derks, Hannah Griffiths and Alissa Lowell during play.

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 1995

A smoky fire near Aniwa almost turned tragic late Monday afternoon. Denise Gilman was at her Highway 45 home with her children when fire broke out in the front bedroom shortly after 5:30 p.m. While everyone escaped unharmed, the blaze caused considerable structural damage.

A total of 90 boys and girls ages eight to 15 participated in the Antigo Area Jaycees recent punt, pass and kick contest at Schofield Stadium. Winners in the various age brackets are pictured in sports today and includes Brandon Below, Bret Oswald, Joshua Mattek, Justin Berg, Justin Gelhausen, Jeff Stanek, John Hayes and Luke Hayek.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. John V. Peterson of Antigo receive awards granted posthumously by the Republic of Vietnam to their son, Lance Corporal Jack Peterson, who was killed in Vietnam on Feb. 22, 1969.

Sue Uelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Uelman, wins a first place ribbon and trophy at the annual 4-H horse show in Madison.

The midishirt trend is spreading nationally, but the miniskirt is still popular.

75 YEARS AGO TODAY

September 15, 1945

Figures from the first day of classes in local schools show there are 1,765 students compared to 1,703 last year. There are 67 teens who enrolled at the high school who didn’t show up and it is assumed they are involved in the potato harvest.

As the potato harvest heats up, so does the advertising for laborers. Lawrence Guenthner will pay eight cents a bag and will pick workers up at their homes. Felix Zeloski doesn’t use any figures, but promises to pay top money.