Gov. Walker holds quiet meetings|
Antigo First presents awards at park Thursday
|Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came to Antigo for two quiet, but very productive meetings on Thursday.|
Instead of the photo opps so common in these days of non-stop politics, the governor visited with invited guests in a closed session at the Langlade County Courthouse, and then sat down with the editorial staff of the Antigo Daily Journal.
Walker staffers explained that the visits, held throughout the states 72 counties annually, are not publicized through most media outlets because they are designed as working give-and-take sessions between the governor and community representatives, not political operations. And in Antigo, the governor had a special interest in meeting with the communitys sole newspaper.
During the daily newspaper discussion, Walker explained his efforts working toward long-term planning for the state, including the Antigo and Langlade County area.
He added that private business is certainly the key.
The governor also put a focus on the workforce, with emphasis on vocational college programs and early educational planning, perhaps starting as early as sixth grade.
You need to start a career path, Walke
Gov. Scott Walker speaking Thursday at the Langlade County Courthouse.
Dance, cheer team taking the field here tonight, fight song words listed
|Antigo First, the organization working for improvements in our community, took an opportunity to present its annual awards to those who have helped advance its goal.|
Roseann Hoffman, the spokesman for Antigo First, explained how the organization worked and the importance of the people being saluted at the evening of music and fun.
Dean and Polly Blazek were cited for their investment in community enrichment, by constructing the sign park on an unusual and desperate-appearing lot at Fifth Avenue and Clermont Street.
Hoffman called the site a showpiece with signs, most of their neon, blazing away after the sun sets.
We salute them for giving the community a unique combination and art and history, she said.
There were three other awards presented during the evening. They were:
Volunteering to Advance Youth Programs — William Burt. For his work coaching many programs through the City of Antigos Park and Rec department, mentoring and nurturing the youth who participate, and using his marketing skills to promote those events.
Volunteering to Enhance Social Programs — Paul Grinde. For his dedication and drive to see
Roseann Hoffman with Dean and Polly Blazek at the park Thursday evening.
Raising the roof
|Antigo fans, its time to brush up your fight song as the Red Robin Dance/Cheer Team is set to hit the sidelines tonight at Schofield Stadium for the varsity football teams game against the Oconto Blue Devils at 7 p.m.|
The newly-formed 18-girl cheer squad is under the direction of co-leaders Connie Schuessler and Heidi Lucas and has been practicing hard in preparation of upcoming games.
We had over 40 try out and wanted to keep them all, Lucas said. The girls are excited to get out and show off what they have been working on. Its exciting as not only will we be at the varsity and junior varsity football games, we have been asked by volleyball to come and cheer for them. And who doesnt want that little extra boost on your own home court?
Since the program has virtually started from the ground up, an in-house camp was held with the assistance of Central Wisconsin Cheerleading Camps to help with stunting. Its a new concept for the girls, but something they have been eager to learn.
Members of the squad are Maggie Winter, Gracie Lenzner, Kenzie Schisel, Caidyn Roth, Evelyn Olsen, Ellie Kelly, Mariah Zimmerman, Mariah Payne,
Ready to perform is the 2016 Antigo Red Robin Dance/Cheer Team.
Dick Schuh, of Elcho, receives honors for work with 40 et 8 group
|Habitat Building Committee Chairman Pete Higgins works on the roof of the Shaddon and Franchesca Swim home near White Lake. Habitat volunteers and the Swim family and friends under the direction of Site Supervisor Warren Wagner have made great progress on the structure. Habitat Board President Paul Grinde said more volunteers will be needed to get the home completed before the weather turns cold. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch is provided. To volunteer, call Grinde at 715-216-8718. |
|An Elcho man has been honored for his longtime service to veterans.|
Richard Schuh was named 2016 Voyageur of the Year by the Grande Voiture de Wisconsin at the 95th Grand Promenade and 53rd Grand Rendezvous held earlier this month.
It was one of a series of awards collected by the local 40 et 8 organization. Lampiste National Jack Eaton was honored for his outstanding service and dedication to the Grande Voiture de Wisconisn and all of LaSociete. And the local voiture also received a membership achievement award, the Lloyd Koeller Americanism Award, the Richard Schuh Ritual Award, the Dave Wegner Youth Sports Award and the Thomas J. Orval National Box Car Award.
Schuh has been a Voyageur Militare of Langlade County Voiture 1204 for 43 years. Since 1973 he has served Voiture 1204, Grand de Wisconsin, and Voiture Nationale honorably.
His 40 et 8 career can be described in on word: Service.
Following his Wreck, Schuh saw the need to increase membership in Voiture 1204 in order to strengthen the unit. He recruited 17 new members and has worked diligently for the 40 et 8 ever since.
After serving as Chef de Gare of Langlade County Voiture
From left, Sous Chef de Chemin de Fer Greg Hall from South Dakota congratulates Lampiste National Jack Eaton for his service to the 40 et 8. Also pictured is Wisconsin Grand Chef de Gare Ken Kozubek from Cambridge congratulating Cheminot National Passé Dick Schuh for his 2016 Voyageur of the Year Award.
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