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City Plan Commission stalls apartment project
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A potential $5 million apartment complex on Antigo’s south side will require some re-siting, following action by the City Plan Commission Tuesday.

On a unanimous 6-0 vote, the commission, chaired by Mayor Bill Brandt, determined that a location along Forrest Avenue was not the best location for the potential 64-unit complex and denied the necessary rezoning.

“This is a quality development, but the commission feels that is just not the ideal location,” City Administrator Mark Desotell said. “The city will continue to work with the developer to find the suitable site.”

The developer, Swiderski LLC based in Mosinee, had sought to rezone the parcel at 240 and 310 Forrest Avenue, a vacant lot east of the Forrest Avenue mobile home park, from R-1, single-family resident, to R-4, general residence district, to allow construction of the expansive complex.

The vote came before a packed meeting room, filled with people living in the residential area bordering the complex, and remarks from 14 of those attending.

Richard White, serving as a spokesman for the residential group, said the rezoning was not in the best interests of the city or the neighborho
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A example of the latest apartment complex being planned in Antigo by Swiderski LLC. The design is different than what is being planned for the developer’s 88-unit facility on Antigo’s north side.
Ice Caves
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A weekend photograph shows a man with a camera among the spectacular ice formations that mark the winter near the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. After a busy weekend with more than 12,000 visitors, the caves were shut down Tuesday night and today due to high winds. Those winds could cause the ice to crack and break away from the shore creating a challenging situation for the visitors. It is hoped the facility can be opened Thursday but teh length of the season depends on the weather. Last year more than 138,000 people visited the caves. The ParkService charges $5 per person. Photograph by Craig Pilecky.
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Brickners planning construction of large collision, RV facility soon
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The site plan for a new collision repair facility for recreational vehicles at Brickners of Antigo, the busy north side dealership selling Chrysler products and a wide range of motorhomes and camping trailers will start its way through the city approval process today.

The project will be considered at a meeting by the City Plan Commission to eye the site of the construction, which will be south of the existing dealership offices and repair complex on Highway 64.

Jerry Brickner explained that construction on the project will start as soon as all permits are in hand as more spring-like weather has arrived.

It will be a large structure, roughly the site of the current Brickners of Antigo home, covering 16,000 square feet plus parking lots and access routes.

He said that the collision service, located at Ninth Avenue and Superior Street, has been exceptionally busy and has simply outgrown the old facilities. The recreational vehicle sales and repair activities have grown, too, and there isn’t room in the automobile and truck dealership building for all of the activity.

“This represents a large investment,” he said, adding that it a necessary o
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The upper photograph shows the Brickner dealership on Highway 64 east of Antigo and the lower schematic the outline for a new collision center and RV service and repair facility. It will be located south of the present building.
'Camelot' tickets on sale tonight
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Tickets go on sale tonight for Antigo High School’s spring musical production, “Camelot.”

Tickets, priced at $10 for adult and $5 for children 10 and under, will be sold beginning in the high school commons from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets will also be on sale Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 5 to 7 p.m in the commons. Sales will continue Monday through Wednesday, March 9 to 11 and March 16 through 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will also be available every night of the show one hour prior to the curtain.

"Camelot" is the story of King Arthur, his Lady Guinevere, Sir Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. In its long history, the show has been notorious for being a long musical, however Director Mike Blood said the ensemble has trimmed the show down to allow for maximum audience satisfaction.  

“The carefully crafted story loses none of its appeal, while keeping the audience's comfort in mind,” Blood said. “With exciting singing and acting with a deeply emotional appeal, you might want to bring a handkerchief or pack of tissues just to be safe.”

After weeks of rehearsals, the elements are beginning to come together during tech week, Blood sai
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Toni Krebs as Guinevere sings “Lusty Month of May” as rehearsals continue for Antigo High School’s production of “Camelot.” Tickets go on sale today.
Fun Day
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FUN DAY—The chalet at Kettlebowl Ski Hill was packed Saturday afternoon for the various drawings held in connection with the annual Fun Day hosted by the Langlade County Ski Club. About 200 skiers and snowboarders came out for the event along with snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, family and friends came out for the event, which included a waffle breakfast and dozens and dozens of prizes. The hill will be open Saturday and Sunday for some spring skiing, weather permitting.
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