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March 13, 2019
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Kettlebowl closes a busy season with Sunday Fun Day
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Kettlebowl Ski Hill hosted its annual season-capper Fun Day on Sunday, and there were plenty of leprechauns on the slopes in honor of on St. Patrick's Day.

“The ski hill was in excellent condition,” Judy Peterson of the Langlade County Ski Club, which operates Kettlebowl, said. “The weatherman cooperated with sunshine and temperatures above freezing.”

Kettlebowl also started a new tradition with its first annual Cardboard Classic sled race, which drew 11 decorative, innovative and in some cases very fast entries.

“It was very exciting to watch and even the racers who hadn't done something like this before were happy to see their sleds cruise down the hill,” Peterson said.

Many of those at the hill came dressed in green for the costume contest. There was also an opportunity to roast marshmallows and enjoy s'mores by the firepit.

Fun Day ends a special season at Kettlebowl with nearly 2,000 skiers enjoying the facility during a season marked by a lack of snow early in the year, some frigid conditions at times and heavy snows.

“The hill is supported by a lot of wonderful volunteers that make this ski hill a spe
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Three handmade cardboard sleds race down the hill at Kettlebowl's Fun Day on Sunday. Great youthful designers and engineers used their skills to come up with cardboard sleds that traveled faster than most would imagine.
After a fairy tale run, the curtain comes down on Antigo High School's 'Cinderella' tonight
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Theater-goers of all-ages have delighted in the transformation of a pumpkin into a carriage, rodents in horses and coachmen and Cinderella into a princess.

But it comes to an end tonight.

The final performance of Antigo High School's “Cinderella” begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Volm Theater stage, capping a highly successful and well-reviewed run. Tickets, if any are available, will be sold at the door.

While those on the stage are the most visible elements of the show, the production relies on an army of backstage helpers, adults and students both, and they all did an especially commendable job this year.

Here then, taken from the Playbill, is a look at the cast and crew of “Cinderella.”

Cast

Elyse Incha, Cinderella; James Wurtinger, king; Alexis Schmid, queen; Madison Gabriel, stepmother; Isabella Kneeland, stepsister Portia.

Anna Montgomery, stepsister Joy; Payton Adams, Prince Charming; Abigail Lewandowski, Fairy Godmother; Vincent Casetta, king's steward; Will Brown, townsperson.

Anja Busse and Kelly Cooper, both townsperson; Natalie Cunningham, townsperson/student director; Nathan Deep, townsperson/gu
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The cast and crew of “Cinderella,” in a photo by Jim Martinsen.
This is anniversary of crash landing of B-17 piloted by Robert Meyer
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This is an anniversary for a man who lived and taught most of his life in Antigo, an event that he likely mentioned infrequently and celebrated even less.

On March 16, 1944, Robert W. Meyer, 21, was the pilot on a B-17 bomber mission, likely his 21st as part of the 550 Squadron of the 385th Bomb Group based in England on a raid on Augsburg, Germany. Roy Thomas, an Antigo native who became interested in the Bob Meyer story, interviewed the late teacher on a number of occasions and the two became very familiar, and many stories about the heroic day were shared and transcribed.

On the bombing mission, the plane had been heavily damaged by German fire and Meyer, who had taken a position in the copilot's chair in a bid to better stay in formation, struggled mightily to keep the craft in control but finally issued the order for the crew to bail out.

Thomas wrote that Meyer made the decision to stay with the plane.

He copied a diary Meyer had written. On April 29th, he described his thoughts shortly before the March 16 ditching:

“I was certain that I would be killed,” Meyer wrote, “but somehow the thought didnt bother me.”

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An inset picture shows Robert W. Meyer just after the crash, and in 1952, his rescued B-17 bomber.
Bits and Pieces for March 16
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There are just a few things we should know.

One of them is that the month of March was named for the Roman god of war, Mars. It marked the time of year that wars could be started again after a cold winter.

Historical facts are interesting as we consider blizzard, fog and flood warnings, aren't they?



On to other business.

Amid the warnings about possible floods, the rain and just about everything else that could go wrong, a story that made me smile came rolling along Tuesday morning.

It reported that actress Brie Larson, star of the “Captain Marvel” movie, paid a visit to a theater about 10 miles west of New York.

Of course, it was showing her film, which has been a massive box office attraction, including here in Antigo at the Palace.

The article said that patrons at the New Jersey theater at first didn't notice Larson, who was dressed in a Captain Marvel sweat suit outfit, but soon they caught on.

She worked at the concession stand and among her impromptu activities was serving the popcorn. I hope it was buttered.

I love those little stories about power-people who have a fun an
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Cars, trucks crash in dense fog on 45
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Thursday morning's heavy fog was a contributing factor in the six vehicle crash that occurred just before noon on Highway 45 near County Road A in the town of Neva.

Four automobiles and two semi trucks were involved, and six people were transported to Aspirus Langlade Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.

The Langlade County Sheriff's Department received assistance from personnel from the Antigo police, the Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Langlade County Fire and Rescue squads to secure the scene and assist the injured.

The near-zero visibility that contributed to the wreck also made managing the accident scene a serious challenge. Drivers from both directions had to be diverted to alternate surface roads, and approaching the area through the fog offered little warning, as even emergency lights barely registered through the mist.

Langlade County Sheriff Mark Westen remarked that without the aid of the assisting agencies, this bad situation could have easily become much worse.

“We are so thankful for all the help of our partners, the Antigo officers, DNR wardens, State Patrol, and
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