Traffic stop figure reportedly shoots at officer, he is killed|
White Lake works to fix school woes
|A man who fired at an Antigo police officer during a morning traffic stop today was later shot dead in Lincoln County after leading lawmen on a high speed chase which ended in an hour-long standoff just east of Merrill.|
The Antigo officer, who is not being named, was not injured in the attack.
The suspects identity is also not being released.
There is no threat to the area or the surrounding communities, Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller said.
The incident got its start at about 6:19 a.m. when the officer, while conducting a traffic stop in the area of Sixth Avenue and Morse Street, advised that the driver had fired shots at him. The suspect subsequently sped away from the scene.
The pursuit continued west onto Fifth Avenue where it exited the city limits and onto Highway 64 where speeds of the fleeing vehicle reached in excess of 100 miles per hour.
As the chase edged toward and into Lincoln County, a tire-deflating device was used to bring the fleeing auto to a stop in the vicinity of Hillview Road near Highways 64 and 17 in the town of Pine River where a standoff with the armed man ensued.
The scene attracted a high-pol
SHOTS FIRED—Antigo and Langlade County law officers check for any evidence possibly left behind at the scene of a traffic stop where shots were fired this morning in the area of Sixth Avenue and Morse Street.
Finishing touches being put on the fair
|A joint project between the village and White Lake school district is resolving some long-standing drainage and parking issues along the schools main entrance.|
Crews have dug up the roadway and installed new pipes and storm drains to alleviate the issues, and work is expected to be completed before the start of the fall term in a few weeks.
The project, approved by the board of education in April, involves resolving drainage issues that have long-plagued the district, along with removing the steep slope along the north side in the area of the main entrance that has made parking difficult.
Integrity Grading and Excavating was selected to do the work at a cost of $212,599.
The project cost is being shared between the district and the village.
Crews from Integrity Grading and Excavating worked along the north side of the White Lake School, resolving drainage issues.
School tax rate will dip below $8
|Over 4,000 entries, ranging from championship cattle and rabbits to photographs and cakes will be on display when the Langlade County fair kicks off on Wednesday.|
The fair is an annual summer highlight, but while the formal exposition only stretches through the weekend, staff at the University of Wisconsin-Extension office have been working for weeks preparing for the day, and some exhibits have been preparing more months to get ready for the big day.
Karalee Brock, 4-H program assistant, said that there are 4,088 total entries for the exposition.
The highest number, 514, is in the area of Exploring and Cloverbuds, who make up the youngest exhibitors at the fair. Exploring is open to youths grades three through five, while Cloverbuds are kindergartners through second graders.
Exhibits for those young members can run the gamut from foods, flowers and clothing to vegetables, crafts and small animals.
The open class antiques department is the second most popular category, with 499 entries. There are various classes for clear and colored glass, dolls, cookie cutters, jewelry, clocks, vintage clothing and even collections of fancy buttons.
Karalee Brock, left, 4-H program assistant, and Krista Otto, 4-H youth development agent, with just a bit of the paraphernalia that go into making the Langlade County Fair a success.
The Antigo school district property tax rate will dip below $8 for the first time in four years under a spending plan up for adoption by the board of education Tuesday.
The board will convene for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school media tech room.
Leading the agenda will be preliminary approval of the 2016-17 budget, which calls for a tax rate of $7.97 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, a drop of 66 cents, or 7.65 percent.
Under the plan, the owner of a $100,000 home will pay $797 in property taxes to finance school operations for the upcoming year, a drop of $66.
The last time the levy was this low was in 2012-13, when the district operated with a tax of $7.94 per $1,000. The rate is less than half of what district residents were paying 24 years ago, when taxes were $19.02 per $1,000 of valuation.
The levy is estimated at $8,515,779, a decline of 7.7 percent, or $702,601. It will finance general fund spending of $25.9 million and total expenditures for all funds, including areas covered by grants, of $30.2 million.
The preliminary adoption will allow the district to publish the budget in preparation for an Augus
Library patrons can learn language for free
|Mango is going live.|
After a successful trial, the Antigo Public library is now offering Mango Languages, a professionally-created and linguist-approved software that teaches real conversations in over 70 languages and makes it fun.
Weve had a lot of interest and everyone was very positive, Library Director Cynthia Taylor, said. Were glad to bring it here and it is now up and running.
Mango is an online resource which focuses on teaching 72 conversational languages. There are the usual Spanish, German and French units but also everything from Hawaiian and Hungarian to Norwegian, Ukrainian, Yiddish and even Pirate.
Mango teaches through examples like What time are they arriving? instead of much less useful phrases like The dog is under the table. It breaks things down into small, bite-sized chunks; then challenges users to build them back up into full sentences. Users will learn language structure and vocabulary in a highly intuitive and contextual way.
Mango can be used online from any computer, anywhere, at any time. No CDs, DVDs, downloads, or installations are necessary
Its perfect for people who are traveling and
Antigo Public Library Director Cynthia Taylot shows some of the ways to access Mango, a new language program.
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