Kindred tells sale of Eastview facility|
Help needed for Spring Brook cleanup
|Kindred Healthcare has made a strategic decision not to renew the operating leases for some of its nursing centers, including Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab-Eastview. |
Wanda Hose, the facility’s executive director, said that the long-standing health care facility will be transitioning to a new operator, MGM Healthcare, in the next 60 days with a goal of completing the transition by June, 2014.
“This is a business decision and has no impact on the day to day care we provide our residents,” Hose said. “The same employees will be taking care of the residents. We look forward to continuing to serve the area.”
Hose said that the actual date of the transfer is subject to licensing approvals.
“Our goal is to have a smooth transition to a new operator for the benefit of our employees, residents and family members,” Hose said. “Until the transition takes place, nothing changes.”
Last fall, Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare Inc., announced that it was ending lease agreements for 60 nursing centers around the country. The lease agreements, which were set to expire in 2015, will now end on Sept. 30, 2014. The nursing centers have more than 7,
The Kindred sign marks the main entrance at Eastview.
A bit early, Riverview opens for season
|Spring cleaning isn’t just to clear the ladybugs and cobwebs out of the corners of the house, it’s also to time to spruce up Antigo’s Spring Brook.|
The city’s annual Spring Brook cleanup will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and volunteers are needed to come help.
“It looks like the forecast for Saturday will be partly sunny and mild, so it will be a good day for a clean-up,” Sarah Repp, the city’s director of parks and recreation, said.
Volunteers should meet at the Fourth Avenue dam trailhead, located off Fourth Avenue behind the Antigo Country Store and Lakeside Market.
“We will provide gloves, trash bags, and a limited supply of trash pickers,” Repp said. “ Please dress in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Mud boots or waterproof boots are recommended. If you own a nonmotorized boat you may help by picking trash out of the lake basins.”
A free lunch will be provided at about 12:15 p.m. for all participants.
“We encourage everyone to come join the community in an effort to clean up the area surrounding Spring Brook,” Repp said.
From left, Sarah Repp, Tom Falk, Dan Washatko, Kiel Korzinek, Caleb McPhail are ready for the Spring Brook cleanup Saturday.
Wittenberg gripped by hostage standoff
|Joe “Smokey” Kretz celebrated Easter by opening the doors for the season at Riverview Golf Course, a full week earlier than last year.|
“We walked the course on Saturday and decided it could open,” Kretz said. “I sat by the phone waiting for people to call but we weren’t very busy.”
A bit of sun and hints of warmer temperatures are beginning to bring hardy golfers out to the course, located about five miles west of Antigo off Highway 64. And on Tuesday, members of the Antigo golf team came out, spending most of their time clearing branches and raking before taking to the fairways and greens for some practice.
Bass Lake Golf Course, located north of Antigo, is tentatively scheduled to open for the season next week. Maplewood Golf Course in Pickerel opened on Tuesday.
After pleasant weather today, golfing opportunities will be slim the rest of the week, with colder temperatures, rain and perhaps even a few flakes of snow in the forecast. Farther north, the National Weather Services is warning that wet, heavy snow is possible starting late night, and “it is not out of the question that an inch or two of snow could accumulate on grassy or snow covered su
Some members of the Antigo High School golf team spent Tuesday afternoon raking and clearing branches at Riverview Golf Course, which has opened for the season.
'Taste of the Town' will showcase restaurants, raise United Way funds
|There were some tense moments at a Wittenberg convenience store Tuesday.|
An armed gunman, a 28-year-old man from Gillett, was taken into custody without incident after he held a worker captive for about one hour before surrendering himself to authorities.
Just what sparked his actions, which occurred inside a Shell service station which also houses a McDonald’s restaurant, remains unknown.
“We know that he pointed a weapon at people,” Shawano County Sheriff Randall Wright told the Wausau Daily Herald. “And we know that this had something to do with his depression. He’s going to be evaluated for that, and we’ll see how things progress...but we still have more interviews to do before we know exactly what happened, and what he should be charged with.”
Officials said the suspect entered the fast food restaurant shortly before 2 p.m. He brandished a firearm and according to authorities, he threatened law enforcement but did not demand money.
Officials said the man permitted all individuals to leave the building except a lone McDonald’s worker. The employee was later allowed to leave, unharmed, shortly after 3 p.m.
“He was well-composed.
Onlookers were kept far away from the scene of a standoff in Wittenberg Tuesday afternoon.
|Everyone is invited out for a “Taste of the Town,” a fund-raising event for the Langlade County United Way.|
The special evening of dining and entertainment will take place on Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Edison Club Event Center.
According to Jenny Schlundt, a member of the Langlade County United Way Board of Directors, “Taste of the Town” is designed as a new fund-raising event to provide additional support to local United Way affiliated.
“It is coming together better than we ever could have anticipated,” Schlundt said. “Most local restaurants and businesses have been very receptive to the idea. Twenty-four businesses have agreed to participate, donate their product and time to provide an item of their choice, either a house favorite, or an item they are not known for.”
Admission is free, and guests will be able to purchase food tickets valued between $1 and $2, depending on the item they wish to purchase and then sample from the various booths.
There will also be raffle tickets sold by affiliates and board members. They are priced at $5 each or five for $20, with a grand prize of $1,000, second place, $500 and 3rd prize, $200.
The after school students and their instructor Julie Dobrinska display the buckets they created for the United Way Taste of the Town. From left are Michaela Hasse, Elizabeth Eldridge, Kendra Simpson, Calista Berger, Anne Andraschko and Coriana Lowery with board members Brian Misfeldt, Roxann Bornemann and Jenny Schlundt.
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