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'Elvis' Hayek and his family entertain at Music in the Park
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There was an Elvis sighting at City Park Monday.

The Hayek family brought their Elvis impersonation act to Music in the Park, delighting a huge crowd, including many first-time concert goers, on one of the more pleasant evenings of the summer season.

The flag-raising with audience members serving as Honor Guard drew more volunteers while Elvis sang a patriotic medley to begin an evening of memorable songs.

The buses from Evergreen Assisted Living and Rosalia Gardens were filled with residents who sat in the front row, not only enjoying the music, but even receiving leis from Elvis while he mingled with the crowd as he sang their favorite songs.

The Garden Club ran out of pies before the evening was over, but found that the evening was perfect to serve chocolate sundaes, going through about 10 gallons of ice cream and custard topped with chocolate syrup.

Due to the Langlade County Fair, Music in the Park will take a brief hiatus Thursday, with organizers urging everyone to visit the fairgrounds for the free shows under the grandstand and in the midway tent.

The schedule resumes next week. Here’s the lineup for the remainder of the
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The Hayek family brought their Elvis show to Music in the Park Monday.
New administrator to preside at first meeting
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The Antigo school board will welcome its new administrator, Dr. Colleen Timm, when it convenes Tuesday for its regular July session.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the media tech room at the high school.

Dr. Timm joined the district at the beginning of the month, replacing Brian Misfeldt, who resigned to accept a similar job at Bloomer. She comes to Antigo after serving as administrator for the Mishicot school district.

In action items, the board will discuss the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on Facilities/Referenda, which is working toward ideas to present to the public by February, 2017 prior to proceeding with a elementary consolidation plan.

In March, the board unanimously advanced the expansive grade reconfiguration plan that would essentially end rural education, with a two-year phase-in beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

But it left the door cracked for alternatives as well, with the motion including the stipulation that the plan will move forward unless a referendum is passed by February, 2018 to implement an alternative facilities consolidation plan.

The ad hoc panel, which is chaired by board member Andy Merry, has be
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Merit Gear celebrates 365 days without a recordable incident, a big deal for industry
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Merit Gear on Hudson Street, which was acquired by Rexnord Corporation in 2013, is celebrating 365 days without a recordable incident.

This is a major environmental health and safety milestone that we reached together, and everyone should be very proud of this accomplishment,Hank Kakes, Merit Gear plant manager, said. We recognize that all associates deserve to feel safe at work and the company places a high priority on this by creating a safe environment for everyone.

The plant celebrated with a safety recognition dinner this week and recognized associates who were integral in reaching the safety record, with food provided by the Antigo Boys Soccer Club.

Kakes explained that Rexnord emphasizes a safe work environment by actively participating in continuous improvement initiatives to ensure they maintain optimal health and safety levels. They include monthly safety meetings and walkthroughs, in-depth investigations for corrective and preventive actions, and employee-suggested improvements.

Rexnord Merit Gear manufactures custom precision spur and helical gearing and specialized gearboxes that serve industries such as mining, energy, transit, construc
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The Rexnord Merit Gear crew at the celebration picture. In front, at left is plant manager Hank Kakes. and at right, Penny Rustick, E.H.S. coordinator.
UW-Extension team ready for fair
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For staff at the UW-Extension office, the Langlade County fair is all about education.

The staff at the Extension, which is a branch of the University of Wisconsin system, has been preparing for the start of the annual exposition, which officially kicks off on Wednesday, for months.

People really have no idea what all goes on behind the scenes or what goes on before you go into that barn or that exhibition building, Karalee Brock, 4-H program assistant, said.

In addition to Brock, the staff includes Samantha Straley, interim 4-H youth development agent; Beth Meyer, Food Wise educator; Steve Zimmerman and Dan Marzu, agricultural agents Jennifer Beran, program assistant; and Carrie Kubacki, interim family living agent. All play key roles in assuring the exposition runs smoothly.

It’s really a team effort, which is nice, Brock said.

Much of the behind-the-scenes work revolves around data entry. In 2016, there were 4,102 fair entries, with antiques and Cloverbuds/Exploring leading the list. Numbers are expected to be similar for this year, and each of those entries must be recorded and placed in the proper categories.

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University of Wisconsin-Extension staff are ready for the county fair. From left are Jennifer Beran, UWEX program assistant; Carrie Kubacki, interim family living agent; Beth Meyer, Food Wise educator; Dan Marzu, ag agent; and Karalee Brock, 4-H program assistant. Not pictured is Samantha Straley, interim 4-H youth development agent.
Boys & Girls Club busy and active
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There is a success story unfolding this summer in the 400 block of Superior Street.

That’s where the Boys & Girls Club is drawing crowds of young people who are having a great time and learning at the same time.

Angel Zimmerman, the club’s executive director, explained that the average daily attendance of young people has gone to 160, but when popular programs like summer camp are offered, those numbers go right through the roof.

Zimmerman said youth participation this year has gained about 30 percent, which led to hiring of 11 additional staff members, five of them taking part in the AmeriCorps program. That is a win-win for the people it serves and those working through AmeriCorps get an education award for colleges and universities at the end of summer.

We have a total of 23 employees, Zimmerman said. That includes four full-time and 19 part-time.

Our summer camp youngsters are split into age groups, Zimmerman said. There are grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-8, she said. Each group has three program instructors and they take part in five core areas including art, health and life skills, education and career development, character and leade
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The staff and participants posed for a picture recently in the gymnasium.
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