Upgrades at swimming pool make a big difference in cost, energy being saved|
|Upgrades to the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center, funded entirely by donations, have netted the Antigo school district significant energy savings and a big check.|
On Monday, representatives of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, along with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, presented the Antigo Unified School District with an incentive check for $19,358.04 following the completion of a project to install new air handling equipment at the indoor pool complex.
The new air handling units will have lower electrical demand due to its ability to control the humidity levels without the need for mechanical cooling. The supply and exhaust fans will also have lower horse power reducing energy consumption.
The new HVAC equipment is specifically designed for aquatic facilities operating in northern climates,” Tim Prunty, supervisor of building and grounds for the school district, said. “The equipment utilizes refrigerant tube technology and has the ability to recover up to 80 percent of the heat in the exhaust stream prior to ventilation. The new equipment will also improve indoor air quality for all patrons
From left, Aquatic Center Director Jeff Neufeld, Supervisor of Building and Grounds Tim Prunty, Matt Shinners of the aquatic center board of directors, Fred Westphal, Wisconsin Public Service, Jerry Rice, aquatic center board of directors, Bill Plamann, Focus on Energy, and Mary Jo Filbrandt, director of business services, pose with the rebate check at the Remington Pool, located in the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center.
Man dies in Birnamwood crash
|The Antigo Junior Women’s Club held its annual craft fair Saturday at the Langlade County Fairgrounds multi-purpose building drawing a very nice crowd to the facility to eyeball the work of local crafters and those from throughout central Wisconsin. There were hundreds of people manning the booths that included a showplace for an amazing display of work and artistry. In the picture, a Merrill woman is shown with a few of the stuffed figure’s she was selling at the show. |
White Lake annual meeting Tuesday, revenue, upcoming vote to dominate
|A 22-year-old man is dead after the pickup truck he was driving hit a house north of Birnamwood early Saturday morning.|
According to the Shawano County sheriff’s department, the north side of the residence, which included the garage, ws heaviest was heavily damaged. The accident was reported at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday on Highway 45 approximately a half-mile north of the village.
Three people inside the house did not require medical attention at the scene.
The driver, Tony M. Modrzejewski, was pronounced dead on the scene.
A 21-year-old male passenger from Wittenberg was taken from the scene by helicopter to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. His condition is not immediately known.
The sheriff’s department is still investigating.
The damage to the Birnamwood house is inspected Saturday just north of the community.
Property owners in the White Lake school district will review a general fund budget topping $2.7 million, funded by a levy of $1.846 million when the district convenes its annual meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting, which will also include a review of the district’s upcoming spending referendum, will begin at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
The agenda calls for a presentation of the proposed budget followed by a vote on the tax levy.
The levy, the portion of the budget financed through local property taxes, is down, declining $1.43 percent, or $26,714. It is estimated at $1,846,567.
Figuring an equalized valuation of $163.3 million, the district is anticipating a mill rate of $11.30 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, a decline of 18 cents. That means that the owner of a $100,000 home in White Lake can expect to pay $1,130 in property taxes to cover school operations, down $18.
That levy will help pay for a general fund budget of $2,710,000, which is down $105,378, or 4.74 percent.
The district will receive less general state aid, which totals $394,208. That’s a decline of 15.06 percent, or $69,911, and has an enrollment of 170 students
AHS marching band earns third at contest
When the Antigo High School Red Robins marched off the field Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they played the final bar of perhaps their most successful season ever.
The Marching Red Robins finished third in Class AA at the state championships held at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
“We did great,” Director Jeff Dewey said. “It was our best show of the season and the band ended really strong, which was our goal for the year. They went off the field feeling good.”
With a score of 68.10, the Robins finished behind an overpowering Gleendale squad, with a score of 88.90, and were edged out for second by New Berlin Eisenhower, 69.50.
Rounding out the division were Sauk Prairie, 66.15; Merrill, 64.85; and New Berlin West, 54.10.
Bands are classified by total school enrollment and are divided into four equal-sized divisions.
Results from other divisions included:
Class A: Baldwin-Woodville, 73.15; Cumberland, 73.10; Portage, 68.85; Columbus, 67.65; Wisconsin Lutheran, 67.50; Cudahy, 65.30 and Whitewater, 59.85.
Class AAA: Waukesha North, 89.20; River Falls, 88.85; Cedarburg, 77.85; Fort Atkinson, 71.10
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