Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
The Langlade County Fair outshines every other event in the northwoods this weekend, but it’s not the only thing on the docket.
For something different, head up to Waterpower Lake for paddleboat races, or out to Bowler for some great country music. And on Monday, Music in the Park returns for its final few weeks of the season.
Information on the fair, including a complete schedule, can be found throughout today’s newspaper. A look at other events, taken from the newspaper’s advertising columns, follows:
Paddleboat Pandemonium, sponsored by the Elcho School Scholarship Fund Committee, will be held on Saturday at Sammy’s Bar and Grill located on Waterpower Lake.
Two-person teams will race paddleboats, not normally known for their nimbleness, around a short course set up on the lake, with prizes for first through third place finishers.
Racing will take place in two-boat heats and boats will be available for use, assuring everyone who wants to play can participate. Entry fee is $20 per team, with all proceeds earmarked for scholarships.
Events will kick off with a decorated boat parade, with a trophy goi
Antigo woman jailed on meth sale counts
An Antigo woman is in local custody charged with the sale of methamphetamines from her South Hudson Street home.
Lindsay Hodges, 31, and three others were arrested Wednesday night when a probation and parole agent, accompanied by law officers, visited her residence to conduct a check of her home. Drugs and other-related evidence were seized in the search.
Hodges is currently on supervision for convictions dating to March, specifically for the manufacture or delivery of both marijuana and amphetamines.
New charges filed today in Langlade County Circuit Court include possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a second or subsequent offense of possessing marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia and maintaining a place for the purpose of trafficking drugs.
In advising Hodges her right to an attorney, Reserve Judge Glenn Hartley set bail at $2,500 cash. She is scheduled to return to court on Monday.
Two men, ages 27 and 24, and a 21-year-old woman are all being held on probation violations.
An infant also at the residence was removed with assistance of the Department of Social Services and placed into foster care.
Chase ends with arrest in Antigo Lake
Law officers took a dip in Antigo Lake Sunday afternoon while chasing down a wanted man.
The 26-year-old was wanted on a warrants drawn by Langlade County and the Department of Corrections when he fled from Antigo police after being spotted standing on a street corner near Superior Street at Fourth Avenue.
With the officer in pursuit, the suspect fled on foot, running in through the front door and out the back of the Family Dollar store before sprinting east toward the walking trail near Lake Park. He then jumped into the water near the Hudson Street bridge.
A sheriff’s deputy who joined in the hunt followed suit, eventually taking the man into custody while in the water.
Officials said the man was observed tossing several items from his pocket while running through the park and when the trail was retraced, police found a lighter, a cap to a hypodermic needle and a “rock” of a powdered substance.
Upon his arrest, the man claimed he had swallowed “several bags of methamphetamine” while trying to flee from police. He was taken to Langlade Hospital to be medically cleared before being escorted to jail.
Authorities said he will be refer
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Summertime living—and playing—is fine in the northwoods.
The city’s annual water carnival, ongoing Music in the Park series, sales and more will vie for attention as July comes to a close.
And don’t forget the Langlade County Youth Fair, opening on Wednesday night and continuing through next week.
The Antigo Daily Journal will have a special section devoted to the fair, with a complete schedule, inserted with Monday’s newspaper and Journal Express. A look at other events, taken from the newspaper’s advertising columns, follows:
Enjoy some fun in the summer sunshine at the city of Antigo park and recreation department’s Water Carnival and Fun Day Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Peaceful Valley Park.
Bring the family for water games, Minute-to-Win-It stations and more.
The event is free and there will be limited concession items available for sale.
If it rains, the carnival will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Parsons of Antigo is continuing its celebration of 80 years in business.
Tonight is Chevy Night when the Wisconsin Woodchucks take on the Kalamazoo Growlers at Athl
Sentencing hearing delayed here for local sex offender
A sentencing hearing scheduled to be held today for a convicted sex offender was canceled after the Antigo man was allowed to fire his trial attorney and seek new counsel.
Edward “Freddy” Fleming, 60, was found guilty at a trial in April of three felony counts including first degree sexual assault of a child under the age 13.
He was expected to be sentenced today on that and additional counts of causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity and a violation of bail filed after he fled the court’s jurisdiction.
But at conclusion of a telephone conference Tuesday afternoon, the hearing was canceled after Judge Lamont Jacobson granted trial attorney Thomas Wilmouth’s request to withdraw from the case. Citing irreconcilable differences, Fleming asked in front of a jury at the time of trial that Wilmouth be fired, but his request was denied. The same request was made following the jury’s delivery of a verdict of guilt.
Noting the understandable frustrations expressed by the victim’s family, but explaining the necessity of counsel, Judge Jacobson agreed to the withdrawal but citing his reluctancy in delaying the already three-year-long case. He als
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