Lukas posts a win at Preakness|
Tonette Walker will visit Antigo's walkway
|At 77, Antigo native D. Wayne Lukas proved he’s still got plenty of horsepower.|
Lukas and jockey Gary Stevens, who recently came out of retirement at 50 years old, teamed up to guide Oxbow to an upset win in the Preakness Stakes Saturday in Baltimore, Md.
The win dashed hopes for a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 35 years, with Kentucky Derby winner Orb a well-beaten fourth.
“I get paid to spoil dreams,” Lukas said after his record 14th win in a Triple Crown race. “Unfortunately we go over here and you can’t mail ‘em in. It’s a different surface and a different time. You gotta line ‘em up and win ‘em.”
Stevens ended his retirement in January, and won his third Preakness to go along with three victories in the Derby and three in the Belmont.
“At 50 years old, after seven years retirement, it doesn’t get any better than this,” Stevens said. “This is super, super sweet and it happened for the right guy. All the stars were aligned. It’s even more special winning it for Wayne Lukas and his team.”
Lukas put Stevens on his first Triple Crown race winner when the rider guided the filly Winning Colors to victory in the 1988 Derby. Lu
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas holds up the ornate trophy after his horse, Oxbow, won the Preakness Stakes Saturday. Jockey Gary Stevens is second from left. At right is Erin Kelley, daughter of Brad Kelley, owner of Calumet Farms.
$1 million lotto ticket sold here, still waiting for winner to surface
|Wisconsin’s First Lady Tonette Walker will visit Langlade’s “County of Trails” Wednesday, taking a stroll on the Spring Brook Boardwalk.|
The first lady’s visit is part of her Walk with Walker initiative to promote the 2013 Year of Wellness as well as the state’s natural beauty.
“Wisconsin’s northwoods are absolutely beautiful and a nice change of pace,” Walker said. “With spring finally in full swing I’m looking forward to walking through the wooded, winding trail in Antigo.”
Walker will be the guest at a breakfast social, open to Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce members, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Edison Club. The walk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. at Little League Park and is scheduled to cover about two miles. Complimentary refreshments will be served at a halfway point.
Walkers are advised to have good walking shoes and appropriate outerwear. Sunscreen, a hat, camera and water might also be useful.
After the Antigo visit, Walker will swing west for a jaunt at Tomahawk’s Bradley Park at 4 p.m.
Walker was born and raised in Milwaukee . Following a career of more than 20 years in the insu
Tonette Walker will visit the Spring Brook Trail on Wednesday.
Habitat breaks ground for Antigo home
|Antigo was buzzing at coffee shops and at the Krist convenience store at Superior Street and 10th Avenue this morning.|
It isn’t quite the excitement surrounding the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., where someone in the small town won the largest Powerball pot in history at $590.5 million, but the $1 million winning ticket at the convenience store is the largest in the history of Antigo.
As in Florida, no one has surfaced to claim the $1 million prize.
This morning Linda Hemingson was working the checkout at the Krist store saying the questions about the winner have been brisk.
“So far, no one has claimed it,” Hemingson said.
Just about everyone in Antigo hopes it is a local who wins the $1 million, and not a tourist passing through on Friday or Saturday.
The Wisconsin Lottery says another $1 million winner was sold at a Pick’N Save on Garfield in Milwaukee.
Twelve other tickets sold in Wisconsin won at least $10,000, including a $40,000 winner.
A ticket sold in Green Bay at Festival Foods on Steffens Court won $250,000 in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing.
The winners have 180 days to claim their
Linda Hemingson at the lottery terminal this morning at the Krist store.
County Board may ink wage increases
|Kyle and Amber Crum, just past the newlywed stage, broke ground for a new home with help from habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial this week.|
The home, which will be located at the corner of Berner and Gruber streets on the city’s southeast side, is being funded through Habitat with a $55,000 boost from the Thrivent Builds program.
As part of the program, the Crums, who recently celebrated their first anniversary, will also invest a great deal of “sweat equity” before taking on ownership through a no-interest loan.
Within hours of the ground-breaking this week, volunteers were swarming the site, getting to work on construction, which will be completed in fall.
According to Gary Whitman, a Habitat volunteer, the home is completely handicapped accessible, necessary since Kyle is in a wheelchair, and will be constructed of concrete with a slab foundation.
Located on a narrow lot, it will measure 26 by 40 feet and include a garage. It will be an open concept design, again, a plus to accommodate the wheelchair, and will include two bedrooms and one bath.
Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays and Saturdays to assist with the project. T
Kyle and Angela Crum, at left, with family members, and representatives of Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial at this week's ground-breaking.
The Langlade County Board of Supervisors will hold its May meeting Tuesday, and one of the big agenda items is setting wages for Highway Department and professional and courthouse employees.
The session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on the lower level of the Safety Building. The public is encouraged to attend.
The wage agreement covers three county unions.
The board’s Personnel Committee has recommended entering into a total base wage agreement at .7 percent with each union for 2013, a package that will cost $23,368. Of that amount, $10,212 will go to the union for courthouse workers, professionals, $4,194, and the highway employees, $8,962. The total impact is $23,368.
Supervisors will be asked to consider a capital improvement project at the Antigo Public Library, which will add up to $35,000 to the budget.
It will be used to solve the roof problems with the cost of the project split three ways between the city of Antigo, county and the library board.
The agreement is contingent on the library board agreeing to the plan.
Joining the Northwoods Regional Revolving Loan Fund is another factor on the agenda. If approved, it
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