A smoother ride: Field Street, Gowan Road work set|
Loren Barske wins 'Best of Show'
|Two Antigo streets will received some much-needed upgrades to address drainage and road quality issues, with funding in part through a half-a-million dollar grant.|
Antigo will receive $500,000 through Community Development Block Grant Public Facility and Planning Funds, a federal program used to help towns, villages, and non-urban cities improve streets, infrastructure, and community buildings.
The Community Development Block Grants are targeted towards community projects that benefit low-to-moderate income residents. These funds help support infrastructure and facility projects for communities. Some examples of eligible projects include improvements, repairs, or expansions of streets, drainage systems, water and sewer systems, sidewalks, and community centers.
Choosing fund recipients for this grant is a really competitive process and I applaud the city of Antigo for their diligence and hard work to prepare and apply for it. Their award will make strong improvements to Antigo’s roads, and I know it will be of great benefit to the community’s businesses and families, 35th District Rep. Mary Felzkowski said.
Antigo will use the funding as part of a po
ROAD PROJECT—Field Street is shown looking south from Seventh to Eighth Avenue in a photo taken this morning. The single block of the busy thoroughfare was not improved when the rest of the corridor received work but that will now happen in 2018 due in part of a Community Development Block Grant the city has received for road improvements. The project will include new underground utilities, roadbed, sidewalks and curb and gutter.
Relay reaches milestone, $1 million raised
|The Badgerland Classics and Customs club held one of its most successful shows in Antigos Peaceful Valley Park Sunday, drawing more than 300 cars for display and thousands of people looking them over, and perhaps dreaming a bit.|
Jeff Ralph, president of Badgerland, was very pleased after the trophies were distributed later Sunday afternoon, and the proud car owners were posing for photographs.
This has been a very good day, he said, just after presenting Loren Barske with the Best of Show plaques and trophy. Barske was showing a 1935 Plymouth two-door sedan painted inferno red.
Tucked under the hood was a powerful hemi engine, not on the list of options back in 1935.
Ralph noted that Antigo-area car owners were very well represented among the winners.
Here is the Badgerland list of those who scored well on Sunday.
Best Orphan Stock
The title for the best Orphan Stock went to Todd Ostermeier, Antigo for his 1971 AMC AMX.
Best Orphan Modified
The title for the best Orphan Modified went to Dick and Charlene Kemmer, Antigo for their 1941 Willys.
Best GM Stock
The best GM stock title went to D
Loren Barske of Antigo with his 1937 Plymouth and trophies after receiving the Best of Show Sunday.
Badgerland show set Sunday in Antigo
|The American Cancer Societys relay for Life, a celebration of life and hope, reached a significant milestone Friday.|
At the evenings opening ceremony, Sarah Andraschko announced that the event has raised $1 million over its two decades to support research and support for those battling cancer.
You are the American Cancer Society. Andraschko said after the stunning number was announced. Thank you for what you do.
The 22-hour overnight Relay opened in the Heinzen Pavilion at Peaceful Valley Park, with a color guard provided by the Boy Scout Troops 644 and a stirring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner sung by Krystal Fandrey.
After a welcome by event lead Paula Royce, Andraschko took the microphone, noting this is her first year of involvement in Relay and Im diving in head first.
She walked participants, family and supporters through the Relay message, stressing that just like cancer, the event devolves into darkness, cold and exhaustion before the sun and hope return in the morning hours.
You cannot stop or give up, she said. The sun rising represents the light at the end of the tunnel...Youre job is to celeb
Cancer survivor Betty Andraschko clips the ribbon opening Relay for Life Friday night.
Cutlass Motor Lodge is back to life as apartments
|This is the weekend motorheads have been waiting for.|
The Badger Classics & Customs 32nd annual car show and swap meet, which has grown to become among the largest in the region, takes place on Sunday at Peaceful Valley Park.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon and the show continues until 4 p.m. There is no charge for spectators.
Its a day devoted to all things automotive. In addition to the coveted best of show there will also be memorial trophies and best honors for stock and modified versions of GM, Ford, Mopar and Orphan.
There will also be first through third place honors for motorcycle stock, dresserm customs and vintage rides.
Vintage snowmobiles and some great iron from the Northwoods Tractor Club will also be on display, too.
Jeff Ralph, president of the Badgerland, said he is expecting 300 vehicles to visit the Peaceful Valley Park and when there is a good turnout, the people come to look them over.
Ralph was pleased with the opportunity to have the Heinzen Pavilion in place to offer a home base for the bookkeeping , the food and refreshments.
The cars start showing up at about 7:30 a.m., Ralph said,
Tim Keen, vice-President of Badgerland Customs and Classics Car Club and Jeff Ralph, the president pose at Peaceful Valley Park and the Heinzen Pavilion. They are posing with the late Jeff Wunrow's classic Mustang.
|The new Cutlass apartments, 25 units carved out of what was once one of the norths original motor lodges, will be unveiled at an open house on Saturday.|
The grand opening comes 17 months after the Antigo Common Council approved the necessary permits for the development by Minneapolis-based Trimac Rentals, made up of a mix of Antigo natives and outside developers, including Korey Stern, Jon Marshalla, Travis Budisalovich and David Dziamarski, who is handling local leasing arrangements.
I love the way that it was built, Dziamarski said during a Wednesday tour of the complex. There were no shortcuts and we followed through with that on how we did the project.
The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a cookout and rental incentives available on the studio, one and two-bedroom units, offering $100 off monthly for those signing six-month leases.
Without the incentives, the apartments will rent for $595 for a one-bedroom and $695 for a two-bedroom unit. The Cutlass offers 15 two-bedroom units with the remainder split between studio and one-bedroom apartments. Two are completely handicapped accessible and all come with fully-equippe
David Dziamarski stands outside the new Cutlass, renovated into retro-modern apartments. An open house will be held Saturday.