Neumann, Cuellar are homecoming royalty|
Potato harvest moving ahead in county
|Faith Neumann and Isaac Cuellar were chosen as queen and king of Antigo High School’s homecoming celebration this afternoon, the highlight of a spirited pep rally that included music, games and the awarding of the spirit stick for the most enthusiastic class.|
Joining them on the court are Aeric Berner and Jordan Nagel, first attendants; Alex Thomae and Alexa Samolinski, second attendants; Michael Bradley and Taylor Pomasl, third attendants; and Andy Blink and Star Fermanich, fourth attendants.
Cuellar and Miss Neumann, along with the rest of the court, will ride in the homecoming parade through downtown at 4 p.m.
There will also be class floats, performances by the middle school and high school marching bands, and units from the Boys and Girls Club and Antigo Area Community Food Pantry, Gridiron Club, and radio station. Fire and police department units will lead the procession.
The parade will assemble in the St. John Catholic Church parking lot and travel north on Fulton Street to Fifth Avenue and west through downtown. It will end in the West Elementary School parking lot.
The Red Robins football team will take on archrival Merrill Bluejay
Faith Neumann is the homecoming queen here.
A bit chilly, but car, truck deals are offered
|The Wisconsin and National Department of Agriculture are keeping a close eye on the potato crop now coming out of the ground in Langlade County.|
The agents said that production during 2013 totaled 26 million hundredweight, and that figure was down 3.4 million from the previous year.
In Wisconsin this year, 62,500 acres were planted in Wisconsin, and that’s down 2,000 from 2012. That would suggest that production will be down when the harvest is completed and the crop checked this fall. During 2013 production in the state was 26,040,000 and that was down from 29,040,000.
Those potatoes and Langlade County’s other crops are helping to create a big economic impact.
According to figures released today by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, agriculture has a $88.3 billion impact on the state’s economy, up from $59 billion, an increase of 49.3 percent.
Occupations supported by the agriculture industry include farmers, farm employees, veterinarians, crop and livestock consultants, feed and fuel suppliers, farm machinery and equipment manufacturers, barn builders, agricultural lenders, food processors, suppliers, and equipment manufacturers, as
A big harvester rolled across a field southeast of Antigo Thursday afternoon.
Farm market winding down season—Nutritionalist Bonnie Hessedal to be offering tips
|Conditions were a bit chilly but the dealers were hot at the first-ever car sale in the park opening this morning at the Peaceful Valley Festival Grounds.|
CoVantage Credit Union is sponsoring the event at the new downtown location, running today until 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Participating dealers include Brickner’s of Antigo, Langlade Ford, Parsons of Antigo and Quinlan’s Equipment.
Organizers explained that the sale offers buyers a chance to look over a mix of makes and models of automobiles, SUVs, cross-overs and trucks in a one-stop-shopping location.
CoVantage is offering on-the-spot financing, no payments for 90 days, and rates as low as 1.37 percent.
After a chilly start, temperatures were improving by mid-afternoon, and should climb into the low 60s, maybe touching 70 degrees by Saturday.
Jamie Noskowiak, a financial service officer with CoVantage Credit Union, gets some car shopping advice from Gary Hartl of Parsons of Antigo this morning.
Fly-in at airport on Saturday
|Fall is in the air and the Antigo Farmers’ Market is winding down after another successful seventh season. |
This Saturday, Bonnie Hessedal, dietitian at the Langlade Hospital, will return to prepare a powerhouse of a soup, featuring acorn squash, kale and bacon, suitable for the coming winter months.
The demonstration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m.
The final market of the year will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, and will continue the tradition of the Pumpkin Fest, enjoyed by everyone young at heart. There will be games, prizes, and, of course, pumpkins.
“The Antigo Farmers Market would also like to take the opportunity to thank all of our supporters, vendors and patrons alike,” Renate Bromberg, a market coordinator, said. “Over the years we have established a loyal vendor and customer base. We have added more variety this season with the addition of Hillbilly Hollow Farms, offering Artisan goat cheese, eggs and baked goods as well as Northwoods Pure Raw Honey.”
Caitlyn Zaverousky serves as market manager.
Langlade Hospital dietitian Bonnie Hessedal leads a cooking demonstration at a 2013 farm market. She returns Saturday, making acorn squash and kale soup, which sounds like a great wintertime meal.
|Youngsters will have the opportunity to enjoy free airplane rides while flight enthusiasts of all ages will be able to browse exhibits and view demonstrations at the 11th annual Langlade County Fly-In and Air Show Saturday.|
Activities will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Langlade County Airport. The air show is slated for 1 p.m.
A Fly-In highlight will be free airplane rides for ages eight to 17 through the Young Eagles program, with the Antigo Optimist Club and other local organizations providing sponsorship dollars to cover fuel costs. Last year pilots donated time and planes to give rides to over 200 youth between ages 8 and 17. A parent must be present and registration ends at 2 p.m.
The day will open with a Belgian waffle breakfast with maple syrup and other toppings served from 9 to 11 a.m., with proceeds to benefit the AVAIL organization which assists victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
Following breakfast, the Crocker Kids 4-H families will be serving lunch until about 3 p.m. Rural Fire Control will also be on hand selling cheese curds.
According to Amanda Walker, Fly-In organizer, this year’s air show is in memory of Bill Cowden
Dr. Nick Wachtel, right, Antigo Optimist president, presents a sponsorship check to Amanda Walker to help pay fuel costs for Young Eagle flights during the Fly In Saturday. Also pictured are Tonya Trabant, incoming Optimist president and Optimist member Nick Salm, the chief waffle-maker.
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