Antigo set to go with outdoor graduation|
Antigo High School seniors honored, received scholarships
|Organizers say the weather has been triple-checked and its a go for the first-ever graduation ceremony at the venerable Schofield Stadium on Sunday.|
Antigo High School has traditionally held its ceremonies inside stuffy and often very warm gymnasiums. The outside location-although carrying a few weather concerns—should be ideal with temperatures predicted in the mid-80s.
The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature a mix of music, messages and moments special to the graduating class.
Guests will be seated as the Antigo High School band, under the direction of Jeff Dewey, performs Aces of the Air, The Thunderer, Chesford Portrait and Wisconsin, Forward and Forever by John Phillip Sousa.
The seniors will enter the stadium to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance.
Master of ceremonies will be Evelyn Olsen, junior class president.
Following the national anthem, performed by senior band and choir members, senior class president Beth Lee will present welcoming remarks.
That will be followed by the presentation of the Distinguished Alumnus Award by District Administrator Dr. Colleen Timm. It will go to Judy (Hafemeister)) Peter
Mike Werdeo reviewed graduation plans at Schofield Stadium with the Antigo High School senior class this morning.
Donald Heinzen, longtime Antigo plumbing contractor, dies at age 89
|There was a big crowd on hand Wednesday evening for the annual program that salutes the best from the 2018 graduating class at Antigo High School.|
Hundreds of students, parents and sponsors of the thousands of dollars in scholarships were gathered for the evening where excellence was honored and rewarded for students are targeting continuing education in college, university and technical settings.
The awards presented during the evening included:Academic Excellence Scholars Program/Wisconsin Academic Scholars — Pia Spychalla and Wade Farmer.
Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship — Chris Arrowood and Mekenzie Schisel.
Exemplary Senior Girl — Beth Lee.
Exemplary Senior Boy — Matt Lee.
Student Council/Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin Scholarship — Meghan Bussiere, Beth Lee, Annette Olsen, Nicole Voytovich, Brad Westen.
Al Remington Foundation Scholarship — Meghan Bussiere, Erika Gelhausen, Brianna Lenzner, Sydney Lenzner, Annette Olsen.
Miles and Gerry Stanke Scholarship Foundation — Victoria Andres.
Bryce Frisch Memorial Scholarship — Brenden Uran.
Floyd Meyer/Antigo Masonic Lodge Scholarship
EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS—Antigo High Schools senior scholarship presentation Wednesday opened with Principal Tom Zamzow presenting two of the evenings major awards. In the top photo, Zamzow is shown with Wade Farmer and Pia Spychalla, recipients of the Academic Excellence Scholars Program/Wisconsin Academic scholars award. The lower photo shows Zamzow with Chris Arrowood and Mekenzie Schisel, recipients of the Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship.
Antigo-based drones, jetliners share
|Donald Heinzen, of Antigo, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Rennes Health & Rehabilitation in Weston. He was 89 years old. |
He was born on Oct. 13, 1928, in Phlox, a son of Joseph and Colletta (Menting) Heinzen. He married Audrey Leiskau on Sept. 27, 1958, at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. She preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 2015.
He graduated from St. Joseph Grade School in Phlox and Mattoon High School with the class of 1946.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
A master plumber, he owned and operated Heinzen Plumbing and Heating for 44 years, retiring in 2000.
Don was involved with the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Green Bay, World Mission Services supplying water systems to third world countries. He also believed in supporting his community and aided in the development of the Heinzen Pavilion in Antigo.
He was a member of St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church in Phlox, past commander and finance officer of the Devine-Menting American Legion Post #525, Phlox, the Msgr. Conrad Saile Knights of Columbus Council 1002, Antigo. He was past president of the Langlade County 4
Elcho seniors share scholarships
|Jumbo jetliners recently shared their runways with the latest—and smallest—in flying technology at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica.|
And an Antigo-based company played a key role.
Cameron Berg and Alan Horzewski of Unmanned Systems Inc., located at the Langlade County Airport, recently traveled to Kingston on a mission using the drone—technically known as UAS, or unmanned aerial system—and its LiDAR laser surveying system.
Only a handful of people have been able to fly a commercial drone at an international airport, Berg, pilot and director of media for Unmanned Systems Inc., explained. It was a rare opportunity.
Unmanned Systems was contracted by a French survey company bidding to extend the runway at Kingston and build up the harbor.
They needed an accurate survey and discovered we had a LiDAR system that could do the job accurately and quickly, Berg said.
After getting the mission approved through the Jamaican version of the Federal Aviation Administration, Berg and Horzewski coordinated the flights with the Jamaican air traffic controllers. It helped that both men are pilots and could easily understand
An Unmanned Systems Inc. drone, equipped with LiDAR awaits take-off at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. It is very rare that drones are allowed to be used in international airport settings.
|Eleven Elcho High School seniors shared in thousands of dollars in scholarships at an awards banquet Sunday evening.|
The event was held at the Elcho school.
Salutatorian Jessica Slowik received the highest honor of the evening, a Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship valued at $10,000.
Valedictorian Grace Palubicki received the state of Wisconsins Higher Education Aids Board Academic Excellence Scholarship, with $2,250 per year for four years, for a total of $9,000.
Dozens of other awards were also presented.
A list, provided by school officials, folows:
—Madison Rae Asbach: Austin Palubicki Memorial Scholarship ($500); Cieslak Family Scholarship ($1,000); Elcho Alumni Club Scholarship ($500); Elcho EMS Scholarship ($500); Elcho-Pelican Lake Lionness Club Scholarship ($750); Medford Cooperative Scholarship ($400); Nicolet College Foundation Ann Elizabeth Olson Ivey Endowed Scholarship ($550); Nicolet College Foundation Eleanor Goepfert Scholarship ($1,000); Nicolet College Foundation Holiday Acres Scholarship ($500); Pelican Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ($1,000); Pelican Lake Fire Department Scholarship ($1,000); Pelican
Elcho scholarship winners included, from left, (front row) Grace Palubicki, Madison Asbach, Fiona Redmond, Jessica Slowik, (back row) Kyle Klingler, Hunter Novak, Cazmin Senoraske, Brock Smith, Mason Vick and Collin Smith. Savannah Bloechl is not pictured.