Antigo, Elcho students eye forestry industry|
Langlade County supervisors boost taxes at budget meeting
|One of Langlade Countys key industries—forestry—was on display for area schoolchildren recently.|
Over 250 students from Antigo and Elcho school districts got a first-hand look at modern logging at an educational day held at Crestwood School on Wednesday.
Marshall Forest Products provided all the equipment and demonstrations. Students saw first hand the operations of a how a forest is managed properly from tree identification to the processor, the forwarder, to the sawmill and heard a presentation on all the products manufactured from wood.
Other partners included were the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Antigo High School forestry Instructor Michael Werdeo, the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department and Langlade County Economic Development Corporation.
According to Agnie Close, director of the economic development corporation, forestry and logging provide over 317 jobs in Langlade County and have a output over $19 million.
Every $1 million in forestry creates $677,000 output in other sectors, she said.
Youngsters posed with Marshall logging equipment at the educational outing.
Langlade Hospital has major plans
|The Langlade County Board held its annual budget hearing and traditional October session Tuesday evening, drawing a capacity crowd in the gallery to the meeting on the lower level of the Safety Building.|
Most of those attending, including heads of county departments and leaders of groups that receive funding, heard details on the budget and the panel of supervisors consider a number of resolutions. By the time the session had ended, the crowd had thinned remarkably.
County Finance Director Gary Olsen led the public hearing, telling the crowd and supervisors the budget carries the biggest increase in a long time.
The levy, which was approved later in the session without vocal objection, will result in a mill rate of $5.73 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, up 21 cents.
That means that the owner of a $100,000 piece of property can expect to pay $573 in county property taxes, an increase of $21.
When the total tax bill arrives it carries many other charges, including those for technical college, school district, city or town and state.
Olsen explained the increase in the levy is due to a board decision to hire two additional sheriff
County Finance Director Gary Olsen speaking Tuesday evening.
Antigo board to welcome new member, certify levy
|Aspirus Langlade Hospital is in the midst of a building boom.|
The hospital has been undergoing almost steady expansions since it was built in 2012 and over the year plans $13.6 million in additional construction and renovations across a range of facilities.
Its a big investment in the community, Administrator Dave Schneider said. These are major figures and it is all going toward meeting our growing patient needs.
Projects are spread across the system, in Birnamwood, at Rosalia Gardens, the St. Joseph Outpatient Building and the main campus.
In Birnamwood, work will begin very soon on construction of a new $2.3 million 7,000 square foot clinic that will be double the size of the current structure.
It will be an entirely new facility to replace the existing clinic, Schneider said. It will be located right in the heart of the community.
The larger building will allow the clinic to expand from one to two full-time providers, along with the various ancillary departments such as lab and x-ray. The design calls for an attractive structure, with wood and stone accents and an abundance of natural light.
Hopefully well be i
Interior and exterior views of the planned Aspirus Birnamwood Clinic, which is double the size of the existing facility. Ground-breaking is slated in the near future.
The Antigo school board will certify the 2016-17 tax levy, welcome new member John D. Schroeder and begin considering the financial implications of a potential split of the Mattoon area into a stand-alone district when it convenes for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.
The session will begin at 7 p.m. in the media tech room located on the second floor of the high school.
It will be the first session for Schroeder, who is filling the seat of Tim Fuller. The new board member was selected in September to fill the vacancy caused by Fullers resignation earlier in the summer.
In financial matters, the board will take action to certify the tax levy, which has changed slightly since the board approved the 2016-17 spending plan and tax levy in August. The certification is annually done in October, after enrollment and state aid figures are finalized.
The revised levy stands at $8,631,135, a decrease of $590,989, or 6.41 percent. It will result in a mill rate of $8.09 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, a drop of 54 cents. That means that the owner of a $100,000 home can expect to pay $809 in property taxes to fund school district operations, a decli
United Way kicks off annual campaign
|The United Way of Langlade County has officially launched Campaign 2017, once again asking for financial help for the many local affiliate organizations that rely on it for ongoing support. |
Last year, the United Way distributed $53,600 to 12 local not-for-profit organizations and disaster relief efforts.
The goal this year is to meet or exceed last years successful campaign, United Way President Dave Schneider said. The citizens of Langlade County have a long standing and proud tradition of supporting needed causes that serve their local communities. We are confident that the same selfless generosity will shine through once again this year.
The United Way of Langlade County is a not-for-profit and tax exempt organization that is run locally by an all-volunteer board. In addition to Schneider, members include Mary Jo Filbrandt, Gary Smits, Matt Gaedtke, Jenny Schlundt, Jim Fittante, Heather McCann and Sherry Aulik.
The board reviewed applications from a number of organizations seeking United Way funding this year and has completed the process of interviewing qualified applicant organizations for final consideration. The interviews provide inf
The 2016-2017 United Way of Langlade County Campaign was launched with the first pledge card donation given by John Lyon. Pictured with him are United Way of Langlade County Board members Jim Fittante, Gary Smits, Dave Schneider, Sherry Aulik, Jenny Schlundt, Heather McCann and Matt Gaedtke. Missing is board member Mary Jo Filbrandt.
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