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Nueske's planning big expansion in Wittenberg
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A $34 million expansion will add jobs and production capabilities to Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats in Wittenberg.

Our loyal customers know that our signature flavor, consistency, and quality are our top priorities, CEO Tanya Nueske said. This expansion will provide us with an even greater ability to give our customers everything they expect from Nueske’s.

The 153,000 square feet expansion will more than double the size and capacity of the facility. Nueske’s will also add 65 positions to its 170-person workforce.

The Nueske family is excited to be able to help support their community and to grow the specialty meat business, Nueske said. We are now preparing to become an even greater source of jobs, helping to bolster the community’s economic strength.

Nueske’s, a third generation family owned and operated 83-year old specialty smokehouse, is known for its applewood smoked bacon, hams, poultry, sausages, and other meats that have received national acclaim for their flavor and consistent quality.

The company currently produces about 9 million pounds of meat a year. The expansion will allow it to ramp up production t
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A file photo of Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats in Wittenberg, which is planning an major expansion this spring.
'Bowl for a Goal' to aid Boys & Girls
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Get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and Bowl for A Goal Saturday at North Star Lanes.

The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County is hosting the 50s-themed bowling event, with help from the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial.

Bowl for a Goal is a fun and easy way for companies, friends, or families to support the life-changing work of the Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County, Angel Zimmerman, the club’s director, said. It’s going to be a great time.

The event is geared for all ages with prizes awarded for highest team score, lowest team score, best individual costume and best team costume.  

Raffles and prizes drawings are planned throughout the evening, with some substantial prizes. They include:

—four Milwaukee Brewers tickets for the April 10th game against the Houston Astros, along with a traveler cooler, four tumbler glasses, $25 gas card and vehicle window sticker, $350 value.

—a Stainless Steel II 10-piece cookware and utensil set, $350 value.

—Ninja Blender Mega Kitchen System professional blender, food processing Bowl, two Professional Nutri Ninja Cups and chopping blade, $250 value.

—Beats
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Jason Harris of North Star Lanes and Angel Zimmerman of the Boys & Girls Club with some of the prizes for Bowl for a Goal.
Data effort to begin later this month on school plan
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The informational campaign for the Antigo school district’s spring building and remodeling referendum will ramp up late this month.

Meeting as a committee of the whole Tuesday, the district’s board of education reviewed the marketing its $25.9 million referendum slated for voter action on April 5, with a goal of having the first informational material in the hands of the public by Feb. 29.

District Administrator Dr. Don Childs said the campaign will also include updates on the district’s website and Facebook page, and videos posted to You Tube. There will also be some more traditional approaches, including presentations to various service groups and other organizations and public forums tentatively slated for March 10 and 21.

The referendum calls for construction of a new citywide elementary school, renovations to Mattoon and Crestwood and closing East, West, North, Pleasant View and Spring Valley schools.

In other business, the board was updated on potential summer maintenance projects by Building and Grounds Supervisor Jake Letterman. The list includes reroofing Spring Valley Elementary School; repairing a leaky wall cavity at the hi
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Two Fifth Avenue homes are razed
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Two vintage Antigo homes came crashing down Monday under the crushing blow of a Heinzen backhoe.

The two structures, in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue, are adjacent to Aspirus Langlade Hospital’s employee parking area, which has already cobbled up the residences along the west side of the 500 block of Aurora Street and east of the St. Joseph Medical Center.

We are growing and expanding services, Dave Schneider, hospital CEO explained today. He added with those factors it is imperative that more employees be added and they need places to park.

In this weather, not many are riding their bicycles, Schneider quipped.

The homes were two large structures that likely have been here a century, perhaps more. Generations of families were raised there, but times do change.

The hospital constructed in the late 1920s and made operational in 1933 by the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, was razed in July, 2012 and replaced with a state-of-the-art medical and surgical facility on the same site.

Schneider said the homes had become available and the hospital seized the opportunity. For the time being the parking area will not be expanded into
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One of the two houses being razed on Fifth Avenue Monday fell under a Heinzen backhoe Monday.
Icy road cited in serious crash on 64
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Three White Lake teens are lucky to be alive today following a Tuesday evening crash which sent the trio, along with the driver of a second vehicle, to area hospitals with varying degrees of injury.

The most seriously hurt, 17-year-old Angelo J. Barron and Eugene Decker, 75, of Shawano, were both taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. As of late this morning, Barron was listed in serious condition and Decker, critical condition.

Jamison Smith, 15, and Camron Fredrick, 17, were both treated and released at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. The teens are all students at White Lake High School and members of the Laker varsity boys basketball team.

School officials said today that tonight’s home match-up with Crandon will be played as scheduled.

Slippery roads brought on by a light mix of snow and sleet were cited as a possible factor in the head-on crash which occurred on Highway 64 west of Clover Road in the town of Antigo shortly after 6 p.m.

Witnesses told investigators with the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department that an eastbound pickup truck, operated by Decker, drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic. He overcorrected and rolled into th
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A sheriff's photo of one of the vehicles in the accident.
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