10 YEARS AGO TODAY
September 16, 2010
The annual Parade of Homes event is set for this Saturday and five area homes will be featured. Included is the Joe and Jean Edelman residence in White Lake, Tim and Colleen Omer’s home in Pickerel, Robert and Marion Mullins’ house in Pickerel, Dave and Sherri Parsons’ home in Pickerel, and Neil Bretl’s residence, the former River Grove School.
Tom Tiffany has easily advanced to the general election for the 35th Assembly District. Tiffany outpolled Jeremy Cordova 64 to 36 percent in Tuesday’s primary to advance to the November election.
Ryan Pikka scored two goals, but it was not enough as the Antigo Red Robins soccer team fell to Northland Pines 5-2.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
September 16, 1945
A humanitarian act to save a life brought a standing ovation to instructor Mike Werdeo from the Antigo school board Tuesday. Board President Jeff Wagner presented the senior high teacher with a plaque in recognition of his efforts to save a life while vacationing in the Upper Peninsula.
The White Lake School District has welcomed three new staff members this year. Shown on page two is Lisa Gilliland, Sam Seidler and Michelle Bauknecht-Hafner.
Karen Meister’s six spike kills, one tip kill and three blocks weren’t enough as the Elcho Hornets volleyball team fell to Three Lakes in a Northern Lakes Conference match 2-1.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
September 16, 1970
Community concern and community-raised financial support for services for mentally handicapped residents and their families is urged at a district conference on the subject held at the Cutlass Motor Lodge in Antigo.
High flying B-52 bombers dump more than a half million pounds of explosives on Communist troops besieging Camp O’Reilly in South Vietnam.
Three teenage runaways who burglarized the Antigo Beverage Company and stole two cars are apprehended in a cottage on Highway A.
The Antigo Red Robins football team welcomes Shawano into the Wisconsin Valley Conference by clobbering the Indians, 40-0. Tailback Jeff Steber and fullback Brian Hayes combine for 250 yards.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
September 16, 1945
John Kraft, president of the firm best known to Antigo residents as Kraft Cheese Co., announced today that a name change was in order and it would be known as Kraft Foods Co. in the future. He stressed that the change is in name only and all operations, including the plant here, will continue as always.
An Antigo man who left his divorced wife and five children without income was shuttled off to the state prison in Waupun for two years today after being convicted on non-support charges in court. The man had made the mistake of returning to Langlade County after another failed marriage in Idaho.
School bells will be ringing on Monday in White Lake for a brief session with students and teachers getting to know the lay of the land. The real task of education will start early Tuesday. Woodrow Sizer is the supervising principal and the staff includes Lillian Kolb, Luella and Loretta Leverence, Dorothy Cartwright, Margaret McCambridge, Josephine Skodinski, Jane Sizer, Marie Madgada, Mary Ann Hoffman, Isabella Baranzyk and Margaret Tatro.
The Sparks Doernenburg American Legion post plans a mass induction of all World War II veterans in a special program Oct. 28. A number of Legion officials have already committed to attend.