Peace readies for school year
| Jerry Brickner stands in front of a building being erected on his automobile, truck and recreational vehicle dealership on Antigo’s north side. The structure, south of the Highway 64 sales and service building, is large and will provide a new home for an updated body shop and facilities for repairs for the fast-growing recreational vehicle business. Brickner explained the block walls have been erected in the past several weeks and he expects the roof to be installed soon. Then the enclosing of the building can be completed. |
'New math' can carry some frustrations
|Peace Lutheran Ministries is gearing up for a busy school year, opening for students on Tuesday.|
This past Thursday, the staff had an orientation and team building meeting in the facility's Fellowship Hall, marking the beginning of 131 years of ministry for the church, 126 years for the school, and the second year for the Childcare Learning Center.
Peace also welcomed several new staff members including Vicar David Shudy; first and second grade teacher Kimberly Burns; four-year-old kindergarten teacher aide Peggy Prince; and food service assistant Susan Landowski.
Over the past year, Peace has also added three new child care teachers, Kim Frisch, Shelley Knight, and Jennifer Weyker.
“The drive and vision of Peace Lutheran Ministries is prominent in their vision statement that is seen hanging on the walls around the facility,” Administrator David Reineke said. “It says ‘Peace will nurture and educate families in our community, beginning with children, so that they live abundant lives in Christ’."
Others staff at the church and school Rev. Dave Karolus, Annette Miller, child care director, Delores Kohler, music director, Carol Ehlert, food se
Peace Lutheran staff includes, from left, (front row) Susan Landowski, Jennifer Weyker, Shelley Knight, Peggy Prince, David Shudy, vicar, Kimberly Burns, Kim Frisch, (middle row) Rev. Dave Karolus, Annette Miller, Delores Kohler, Carol Ehlert, Linda Depies, Carol Griffiths, Deborah Mathey, Dawn Schroeder, Administrator David Reineke, (back row) Ted Strobel, Nikki Heinzen, Ashlee Cornelius, Paula Breutzmann, Jane Reineke, Mary Schroeder, Rhonda Newsome and Rick Artymiuk.
Local talent on Music in Park stage
|Parents, along with their children, have some opportunities to go back to school this fall.|
In an effort to ease the frustrations that may come with math homework, the Unified School District of Antigo will offer MAPPS: Math and Parent Partners, an eight-week program for parents, beginning Sept. 21.
“Every parent knows the frustration of trying to help a child with a math problem when the teaching method is unfamiliar to the parent,” Dr. Don Child, district administrator, said. “And often, some of the most confusing math concepts for students are decimals, fractions and percents.”
The program was developed at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and directed by Dr. Andrea Knapp. Local liaison is Quinn Novy, who has gone through the training with her children and pushed for the program’s implementation in Antigo.
“The no-cost program for parents and students in grades kindergarten through eight has been successfully offered at several area school districts to high praise from parents,” Childs said.
Math teacher Dallas Moe will facilitate the sessions, and volunteers and teachers will man classrooms with math activities for students when
Instructor Dallas Moe and facilitator Quinn Novy with some of the materials that will be used in the math training workshop for parents.
City completes removal of nine downtown bumpouts
|Antigo’s acclaimed music in the park is winding down its summer season in style in 2015.|
On Thursday evening there was something new in the park, a local talent show, and it was amazing how much of it is out there.
The show drew an exceptionally nice crowd to the park for the evening of fun, music and smiles.
Using recorded accompaniment, the performers offered a different pace of entertainment after a summer of bluegrass, a touch of religious, polkas and waltzes and even marches and military numbers when the 451st. U.S. Army Band paid a weekend visit.
On Thursday, there were a few selections that stood out.
The evening started with two in a country western duo, Jocie and Ethan Hayek, singing “Anything You Can Do, I can Do Better.” It was a tremendous opener, especially with the western outfits. In fact, the Hayek family dominated much of the program.
The evening continued with plenty of smiles and in some cases, amazement that neighbors can sing like that.
Here is the evening’s program:
Jocie & Ethan Hayek, vocalist
“Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”, “Annie Get your Gun” Irving Berlin
A sampling of talent from the Antigo area was on the park bandstand Thursday evening performing a wide range of musical selections for just over an hour. The pictures show, from the left., Michaela Tomczyk, Matthew and Gideon Hayek, Emma Hale and Denise Hale.
|City of Antigo crews have completed one of their many summertime tasks, removing most of what are known as “bumpouts” in the downtown business district.|
They were installed in a reconstruction of the Fifth Avenue corridor during the early 1970s, and when the street had its formal opening in 1975, there were structures protruding into the places usually for parkingused by shoppers and shop owners. There were decorate trees and flowers and flower gardens, too.
Charly Brinkmeier, the city’s who manages projects for the city, explained this morning that all of the bumpouts have been removed that can be, with those holding the fire hydrants left behind.
“We took nine of them,” he said, which opens quite a number of parking spots in the core of the city.
During the early and mid 1970s, the downtown area was filled with retailing including JCPenney, Spurgeons, Gambles and plenty more. The anchors were an attraction but all of those stores called anchors are gone, some simply leaving Antigo and others having their businesses collapse.
Brinkmeier said the change will make snow removal far easier in the area, even if there are a few remaining str
City workmen put finishing touches on removal of a bumpout.
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