Genevieve Praslowicz, last survivor of Chet & Emil's in Birnamwood, dies
|Participants in Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s enjoyed sunny, but chilly conditions Saturday morning, traversing a three-mile route centered on the city’s walking trails, Fifth Avenue and Langlade Road, where this photo was taken shortly after the 9:30 a.m. start. Sarah Waukau, a former benefit specialist for the Langlade County Department on Aging who has assisted many older residents and their families facing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, served as the honorary ribbon-cutter for the event. Johnson Electric Coil served as headquarters.|
Red Robin plan 'Hero's Homecoming'
|Genevieve “Gen” Praslowicz, 94, of Birnamwood, an original owner of Chet & Emil’s in Birnamwood who continued to light up the bowling lanes well into her 80s, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 under the care of Homme Home of Wittenberg and LeRoyer Hospice. |
She was born May 28, 1920 in Antigo, a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie (Samborski) Preboski. She married Emil F. Praslowicz on June 22, 1942, in Fayetteville, N.C. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1988.
Mrs. Praslowicz graduated from Antigo High School with the class of 1938 and from Jacqueline School of Beauty Culture in Fayetteville, N.C. in October of 1942.
She was one of the original owners of Chet & Emil’s, Inc. in Birnamwood which was opened in 1946 along with her husband Emil and Chet and Lil Skodinski. The business, which included a bar, restaurant and bowling alley, was operated by them until their retirement in 1981. They also operated Chet & Emil’s Resort in Pelican Lake from 1957 to 1989.
Mrs. Praslowicz was a 69-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 341. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, gardening, playing cards, shaking dice, jig-saw puzzles, the Milwaukee B
A picture of Gen Praslowicz from 2009 at Chet & Emil's.
Rec coordinator tops county agenda again
|“Hero’s Homecoming: War on 64” is the theme for the 2014 Antigo High School homecoming celebration, which kicks off Sunday and continues through Friday.|
The theme is appropriate because the Antigo High School Red Robins will take on the Merrill Bluejays, located just 26 miles west on Highway 64, in the Friday football match-up.
On Friday, candidates for king, queen and court posed for a photograph. They include Sarah Duff, Miriah Nelson, Ellie Payant, Faith Neumann, Sandy Solin, Alexa Samolinski, Star Fermanich, Zoe Fleischman, Jordan Nagel, Taylor Pomasl, Luke Osborne, Michael Bradley, Aeric Berner, Tony Libit, Jed Weix, Alex Thomae, Isaac Cuellar, Andy Blink, Jack Lund, and Ryan Schmidt.
Activities kick off on Sunday with the Stud-Spike volleyball tournament, featuring boys’ teams from each class, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Sheldon Fieldhouse. Hall decorating will also get underway.
There will be special activities every day of the week, with Patriotic/Military Day, with students dressing in red, white and blue or camouflage, on Monday; Superhero Day on Tuesday, and Hometown Hero Day on Wednesday.
Thursday is class color day, with seniors in
Antigo High School homecoming court candidates include, from left, (front row) Sarah Duff, Miriah Nelson, Ellie Payant, Faith Neumann, (second row) Sandy Solin, Alexa Samolinski, Star Fermanich, Zoe Fleischman, Jordan Nagel, Taylor Pomasl, (third row) Luke Osborne, Michael Bradley, Aeric Berner, Tony Libit, Jed Weix, (back row) Alex Thomae, Isaac Cuellar, Andy Blink, and Jack Lund. Missing is Ryan Schmidt.
The Langlade County Board of Supervisors will meet at its traditional time and site Tuesday to discuss and act on one of the regular issues, personnel.
The session will be gaveled to order on the lower level of the Safety Building at 9 a.m.
One of the main pieces of business is returning for the third month. It involves the Forestry and Personnel committees plan to hire a combination forester and recreation specialist for the county.
The previous individual who handled the recreation issues resigned earlier this year.
The new plan calls for the position to blend those recreation duties with forestry activities demanding that individuals come with a bachelor-level degree.
The action has been sent back to committee, and returned without changes for the past two monthly meetings.
For the remainder of the this year, the post will cost $11,968 and during 2015, with salary and fringe benefits, the cost is $61,253. That figures to a starting wage between $15.39 to $17 per hour and with addition of fringe benefits, more into the area of $30.
In another personnel matter, this one on the floor for the first time, the Veterans, Personnel
Antigo UW student gets amazing European nursing experience
|UW-Green Bay Nursing students got the practicum experience of a lifetime this summer, working hands-on with the marginalized Roma people of Slovakia.|
Traveling with Associate Prof. Janet Reilly, nursing, and Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston, music and women’s and gender studies, the students, including Michaela Waidelich of Antigo, spent their days caring for and educating the occupants of five Roma settlements scattered throughout the Eastern European country.
They worked with residents who had little to no access to health care, dealing with issues ranging from Tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases to labor and delivery, tobacco cessation, child development and mental health.
“In all of the camps, the nurses did some health visits,” Reilly said. “People would come outside and they would ask about their blood pressure, their swollen legs, growth and development of their kids, parenting, polio, TB. … I, in my 30 years of nursing, have not seen such young polio patients.”
Eight nursing students made the trip, along with four women’s and gender studies students — three UW-Green Bay undergrads and an interested community member. The group depar
From left, Sheila Hulce-Dittman, Tomahawk, Dr. Janet Reilly, Manawa, Jana (ACEC), Barbara Clendinning, Bethel, Conn., Nicole Scherer, Lodi, Anita Frankhouser, Pound, Barbie Oliff, Arlington Heights, Ill., Brittany Poquette Menominee, Mich., Michaela Waidelich, Antigo, Connie Gudowicz, Armstrong Creek, Marla May, Mosinee, Elizabeth Dumez, Kenosha, WI, Anjali Bircher, DePere, Dr. Sarah Meredith Livingston, Sturgeon Bay. Not pictured but accompanying the group was Michele Little, Madison.
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