Tradition lives on, Antigo musician with '18 'Kids'|
Parade, parties, food to mark St. Pat's
|Antigo High School is continuing a tradition of having students qualify for the acclaimed Kids From Wisconsin.|
For the upcoming season, Lauren Hackbarth, a senior trumpet player with the Antigo High School Band has been selected as an understudy for the entertainment troupe.
The Kids will celebrate from June 21 to Aug. 18 in over 35 hometowns across the state and twice daily at the Wisconsin State Fair, as they mark a milestone 50th year of performing and molding professional performers.
Its Antigo performances will be on Tuesday, July 17.
A daughter of Heather and Michael Hackbarth, she is an active member of the Antigo High School Band and has participated in concert groups, jazz ensembles, and marching band.
She has also participated in Solo and Ensemble events both as a soloist and a member of various ensembles. Hackbarth has been a multi-year member of the Great Northern Conference Honors Band and was a 2017 member of the WSMA State High School Honors Band.
This years show theme, Shine the Light, will feature music performed since the inception of the organization. Some of the Kids all-time audience favorites will
Antigo High School trumpet player Lauren Hackbarth has been chosen as an alternate for Kids From Wisconsin, continuing a great Antigo tradition.
No walkouts today at Antigo High School, students hear letter on kindness, self esteem
|A happy twist of the calendar puts St. Patricks Day on a Saturday this year, and just about everyone will be a little bit Irish for a few hours.|
The pages of the Antigo Daily Journal have been filled with ideas for celebrating the big day, with green beer flowing and corned beef and cabbage simmering across the region.
And March, an unusually fractious month, promises a bit of lamb-like behavior, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-40s predicted.
The 29th annual St. Patricks Day Parade, headquartered at The Country Inn on Highway 55 and Highway D, kicks off at noon, and everyone is invited to come early..stay late.
The parade offers a bit of early spring tomfoolery, with floats from local businesses and civic groups sharing the route with fire trucks, snowmobile trail groomers and whatever else people pull out of their garages or barns.
Country Inn will be serving green beer, brats, burgers and corned beef outside starting at 11 a.m. with proceeds donated to Pickerel Emergency Medical Services. Inside, the restaurant will begin serving corned beef and cabbage at 11 a.m.
The Pearson-Pickerel Lions Club float in the 2017 Pickerel parade. It starts, again, Saturday at noon.
Is elegant fish a season-ender?
|There wasnt one student who participated in the call for a walkout as part of a national movement to mark one month after the killings at the Florida high school, an incident which has sparked calls for tougher gun safety regulations.|
Instead, teachers read a brief statement to their students in class asking for a different approach to the tragedy that claimed 17 lives at the sprawling school complex in Parkway.
At 10 a.m., Lorra Metko a high school Spanish instructor, gathered her students and read the letter and then explained the role each is expected to follow in what is known here as the Spread Kindness campaign.
The letter she read said, Today is the one month anniversary of the fatal school shooting in Florida. Many students around the country are protesting school gun violence. Here at Antigo High School, we would like to take a more proactive and positive approach to make our school safer.
AHS students, staff, and families were impacted by a very violent act in our school. It is often unclear as to why schools are targets of violent acts. One solution that we can understand and control is how each of us reach out to make everyone in ou
Antigo High School Spanish instructor Lorra Metko read a letter marketing the one-month mark following the deadly school shootings at a school complex in Parkway, Fla. While many school districts across the state and nation experienced student walkouts, the district here stressed a "Spread Kindness'' program, and there were no walkouts on the high school campus.
Early Post Lake history was the primary feature at a 1930 picnic
|As far as weather is concerned, this is a very difficult time of year to predict.|
Those with outdoor experience in the Langlade County area know there is no such thing as a dependable month of March.
While some sugar bush operations in this region are cooking sap, others havent even tapped trees — it has been too cold. Today the 8 a.m. temperature was 18 degrees, but when the stiff wind was figured in, the chill reading hovered in the area of two or three degrees.
A check back to the pages of earlier editions of the Antigo Daily Journal show the readings have been all over the place.
On March 26, 2007, the temperature was a summery 72 degrees. But the very next year, the low reading on March 6 was a frigid 20 degrees below zero.
One of the more war mer spells came to the Antigo area in 2012, when the reading on March 12 was 50 degrees, moving to 54 the next day and 72 on the 14. After dipping into the 60s for a day, it was back in the middle 70s during a four-day spell.
With a reading of 20 at noon today, and the winds pushing the chill reading down to 5 degrees, the 75 of a mere six years ago seems very far away.
Marissa Hartman and Taylor Packard took advantage of some excellent packing snow to create a truly impressive walleye. The two love to fish and admit to a bit of spring fever. It took the two 4 1/2 hours to complete the behemoth.
|Editors Note: The following article was printed in the Antigo Daily Journal prior to a June 15, 1930 meeting of the Langlade County Historical Society, where the history of Post Lake was discussed.|
While it does not state that the picnic was to be held at Post Lake, that was the likely site.
The article offers a glimpse into Historical Society programs 88 years ago and at the same time, a history of the early Post Lake area. There was a good chance some of the pioneers mentioned in this article were on hand and spoke at the picnic.
Attendance at the second annual picnic and old settlers day of the Langlade County Historical Society at Post Lake, Sunday, June 15, is expected to far surpass that at the picnic of last year. The society has invited all who are invited in their program and purposes to attend. All the communities have completed their arrangements, and word was received this morning from Charles E. Brown, selected for the principle speaker, that we would start for Antigo late today or tomorrow morning.
Mr. Brown is chief of the site museum at Madison, out of the largest and best in the country. He will s
This is a photograph from Robert Dessureaus History of Langlade County, published in 1922. The picture was not taken at Post Lake, but at Otter Lake in the town of Elcho.