Antigo marching into band competition on upbeat note|
One loop done, plans made to expand mountain bike trail here
|In competition, momentum is everything, and the Antigo High School Marching Red Robins have it.|
Fresh off four first place finishes, the Robins will march into Perkins Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday, competing in the Wisconsin State Music Association Marching Band Championships.
The Robins will perform in Class AA and are scheduled to take the field at 6:45 p.m. They will complete against Sauk Prairie, Whitnall, New Berlin West, New Berlin Eisenhower, Merrill and Greendale.
Bands are classified by total school enrollment and are divided into four equal-sized divisions.
“I think we are going to place well,” Director Jeff Dewey said. “Placed on the scores from the various competitions, we’re seeded anywhere from second to fourth. It’s all really tight.”
The Robins enter the state competition after wins at Music Along the Chippewa in Chippewa Falls, Rhythm by the River in River Falls, Music in Motion at D.C. Everest in Schofield and the Merrill Marching Invitational.
The band has also received several caption awards for its color guard, drumline and musical and visual performance.
“The students were re
From left, Mara Wurtinger, drum major, Migdalia Simpson, senior color guard captain, and Michelle Umland, drum major field commander with the trophies won by the Red Robin Marching band so far this season.
White Lake celebrates homecoming Friday
|Volunteers have put the finishing touches on Antigo’s challenging new single track mountain bike trail and are already making plans for more loops.|
A crew led by Brady Koss and Josh Zalewski along with other members of the Antigo Bike and Ski Club spent Saturday morning at the trailhead, located at the now-closed city landfill off Dump Road in the town of Rolling.
“This is a really neat project,” Sarah Repp, the city’s director of parks and recreation, said. “The group is really enthusiastic and involved.”
“It’s a nice collaboration,” Koss said. “It’s an opportunity to have another outlet for people in the area to get outside, enjoy some healthy activities and enjoy what Antigo has to offer.”
The one-mile look covered winding and varied terrain, with a number of technical components that single-track enthusiasts enjoy.
“It’s challenging,” Koss said. “It gives you a real adrenaline rush.”
“It’s a rough trail,” Repp said. “That’s what it is suppose to be, with lots of technical components, hills and twists and turns.”
Koss said that while the trail is designed for experienced single-track cyclists, planning is also underway to a
Members of the single track work party, along with mascot Bailey, took a break from doing finishing work on the existing trail for a photograph on Saturday. They are working on marking additional loops for more novice cyclists.
Health care facilities working on possibility of finding Ebola virus
|The White Lake High School half of the Wolverine football team is celebrating homecoming this week.|
The team, a co-op with Elcho High School, will take on the Florence Bobcats in a 7 p.m. match-up. The White Lake Marching Band will perform and the court will be announced at half-time. A bonfire will follow the game.
On Saturday, there will be a homecoming dance in the school’s small gymnasium from 8 to 10 p.m. with grand march at 10 p.m. Cost is $5 for singles and $7 for couples. A lock-in will follow until 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Members of the court were selected earlier this week. They include King Jake Wegner and Queen Tiana Greisinger, Prince Matt Bowman with Princesses Megan Schewe and Elizabeth Schultz, and class representatives Riley Arrowood and Gary Doemel, sophomores; Angelo Barron and Monica Marsh, juniors; and Chris Schewe and Aaricka Maddix, freshmen.
There have been dress-up days all week including Decade Day, Character Day and Stereotype Day. Today is Twin/Triplet Day and Friday is Spirit Day.
Members of the White Lake homecoming court include, from left, (back row) sophomore rerpresentatives Riley Arrowood and Gary Doemel; King Jake Wegner and Queen Tiana Greisinger; junior representatives Angelo Barron and Monica Marsh; (middle row) Princess Megan Schewe, Prince Matt Bowman and Princess Elizabeth Schultz; and (front row) freshman reps Chris Schewe and Aaricka Maddix.
United Way campaign is launched
|Health care facilities across Wisconsin, including Langlade Hospital, are focusing on education and safety of patients in the wake of concerns over the potential spread of the Ebola virus in the United States.|
Local community leaders have been meeting regularly to discuss the education and safety of patients. Those involved include Carolyn Cahak, environmental services supervisor; Mary Moore, education services coordinator; Cindy Hurlbert, infection prevention coordinator; Bob Raganyi, safety services manager; Sue McVey, emergency preparedness coordinator; and Betsy Kommers, marketing and communications manager.
Others involved include Ron Barger, director of the Langlade County Health Department, Brad Henricks, emergency management director for Langlade County, and Jon Petroskey, city of Antigo fire chief.
Statewide, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has plans in place to respond in the event a case of Ebola virus appears in the state. There is currently an Ebola outbreak in West Africa; however, no one has contracted the Ebola virus in Wisconsin.
Langlade Hospital officials and community leaders involved in safety and education discussions include Carolyn Cahak, environmental services supervisor, Mary Moore, education services coordinator, Bob Raganyi, safety services manager, Cindy Hurlbert, infection prevention coordinator, Brad Henricks, Langlade County emergency management director; and Ron Barger, Langlade County Health Department director,
|The United Way of Langlade County has officially launched Campaign 2015 and is once again asking for financial help for the many local organizations that rely on it for ongoing support.|
Last year, the United Way distributed $45,050 to 16 local not-for-profit organizations and to disaster relief efforts that it supports. The board of directors hopes to meet or exceed last year’s successful campaign, with a 2015 goal of $55,000.
The United Way of Langlade County is a not-for-profit and tax exempt organization that is run locally by an all volunteer board. The board members include Roxann Bornemann, Amanda Hunter, Gary Smits, Mary Jo Filbrandt, Meghan O’Hearn, Dave Schneider, Jenny Schlundt, Amy Quig, Sherry Aulik and Danielle Grochowski.
The United Way board reviewed applications from a number of organizations seeking United Way funding this year and has just completed interviews with the qualified applicant organizations for final consideration. The interviews provide information needed by the United Way board to determine the value and importance of the United Way funding to each organization.
In order to qualify as a United Way affiliate and recei
Members of the board of directors for the United Way of Langlade County posed by the downtown thermometer to announce the kick off of Campaign 2015 on a blustery Tuesday afternoon.
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