D.C. Everest leads Antigo Pride drive|
Antigo Elks lodge is best in state
|Wisconsin is Antigo Strong today.|
From Eagle River to Wautoma, Gresham to Merrill, students and businesses across the region are wearing maroon and white—Red Robin colors—to show support for the community in the wake of a school shooting on April 23.
The show of support was the brainchild of the D.C. Everest High School Student Council. The Schofield school is usually an archrival of the Red Robins, but in this case is the schools strongest supporter.
They really care, student council co-advisor Jenny Oosterhuis said today. We cant control what happens, but we can let people know we care.
The shooting happened at Antigo High Schools prom, held the same day as the Everest dance, and it cast a pall across the region.
They were pretty shocked, Oosterhuis said, explaining that the idea of using social media to show support was suggested at a student council meeting days after the event.
They said we really should do something, she said. They said Antigo needs to know they are not alone and high school kids everywhere support them.
Social media experts, the students soon had the idea flying across the Internet wit
D.C. Everest Student Council members in their Antigo Strong colors today. From left are Melissa Vang, Makenzie Hegewald, Kaylee Heiting, Hayley Bartlein, Rachel Johnson and Dawson Green.
Spring Brook gets a clean-up Monday
|Antigo Elks have been honored as the top-performing chapter in the state of Wisconsin.|
Representatives accepted the honor at the State Elks Convention held Saturday in Green Bay.
Antigo was recognized as the best among the states 35 lodges on the basis of membership and community involvement.
The lodge has a history of community involvement.
This past year, the organization gave out $12,750 in scholarships to area youth through local, state and national programs. Through a National Beacon grant, it donated $2,000 to the Langlade County Boys & Girls Club for Breakfast with Santa, which provided presents for 135 children.
Through a National Gratitude Grant the lodge donated $2,500 to the city of Antigo for a police canine unit. It provided $274 to the area DARE program, $250 for an iPad for an autistic child and paid $800 to send a participant to Camp Wabeek.
The Elks provided trophies for the Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot-Out, and supplies to area veterans.
Through its participation as a vendor at the Langlade County Fair, the Elks raised over $10,000 for the local 4-H program. It donated dictionaries to every third grade s
From left, Exalted Ruler Jim Pike accepts the Lodge of the Year award from State President Tom Volgarius. At right is Gary Cernoch, state committee member.
Wednesday will be a day for Antigo Strong, wear maroon and white
|Antigos Spring Brook is flowing a bit more cheerfully today, following an extensive clean-up Monday by a cadre of local volunteers.|
The park and recreation departments annual spring clean-up day was scheduled to coincide with a vacation day for students, and it worked, with representatives from the football, baseball and softball teams along with other organizations joining in the morning event.
There was even a kayaker or two in the lake basins, collecting trash and winter detritus from the water.
They collected plenty of trash from the three basins and along the brook, Sarah Repp, the citys park and recreation director, said. The pick-up even included an umbrella, a tire and a toilet.
Afterwards, the 43 volunteers were treated to a free lunch at Lakeside Market provided by the Inland Lakes District.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who spent their time on a beautiful Monday to make our community even more beautiful, Repp said.
Volunteers checked in at the Fourth Avenue dam trailhead for the Spring Brook clean-up Monday morning.
Vintage tractors visit Plow Days
|Schools and businesses across Wisconsin—and maybe the nation—will be awash in maroon and white on Wednesday.|
What started as an Antigo Strong tribute by the student council at D.C. Everest High School in Schofield has, in the world of social media, gone viral, with schools and businesses across the country vowing to break out the Red Robin colors in a show of support for the community.
It is time we show our strength and support for Antigo High School, the student council said in a Facebook post last week. This coming Wednesday we ask that all high school students throughout Wisconsin wear maroon and white (Antigo's colors) and take pictures throughout the day and post them to social media with the hashtag #antigostrong. We are here for you Antigo.
As of today, the post had gotten over 2,000 likes, plus over 150 comments, all overwhelmingly positive.
We are proud to say that this show of support is spreading rapidly across the state of Wisconsin and we have at least seven other schools committed to showing Antigo how loved you all are, the council said shortly after the original posting.
There is no updated tally, but comments posted by t
Ella, Colin and Haley wear their Antigo Pride T-shirts at American Leadership Academy Ironwood Campus in Queen Creek, Ariz. The children of Jill and Jim Benware, their grandparents are Paul and Marlene Grinde of Antigo.
|The Golden Arch Farms, at the intersection of Highway I and Angle Road, was a very busy spot on Sunday as dozens and dozens of tractors, their owners and fans of those machines came out for day in the sun.|
The Northwoods Tractor Club sponsors the event,, which appears to be growing in popularity
While youngsters in the crowd likely did not understand the old-time machines, they were certainly occupied with rides through the farm yard and visits to the petting zoo, that this year featured a kangaroo.
It was the fifth year for the event, which marks one of the reminders that summer is just a matter of days away.
The antique tractors were out in the Golden Arch fields shortly after 9:30 a.m. using plows to turn the rich soils. At 12:30 p.m. the tractors lined up for a parade down Angle Road, Highway I and then through the farms main yard and rolling past the crowd.
It was a busy day for all.
In addition to the tractors and the kangaroo, there was a chainsaw wood carving demonstration and plenty of food.
The centerpiece of the show was Ken and Kay Hettos Case Vac tractor, a machine with quite a history.
David Stone brought his 1919 Rimely Oil Pull, model 14-28 to the Plow Days program Sunday in the town of Neva.
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