Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
For some, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.
But for a hearty few, it’s deer hunting.
The start of the gun season—and the frenzy in the woods and at the stores that accompanies it—highlights the busiest weekend of the season across the region.
The Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns have been overflowing with open houses, Christmas bazaars and sales for the widows; and deals on hunting land, breakfasts, and supplies for the hunters.
A look ahead follows:
OPEN HOUSES, BAZAARS
Antigo United Methodist Church will host its Christmas bazaar on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church. There will be bakery, crafts, gifts, Christmas Past and cooking knives. For lunch, try a barbecue or baked potato with toppings.
Luxury Living Warehouse plans a wine tasting on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get 10 percent off wine plus browse specials throughout the store.
Antigo Visual Artists will hold a holiday art sale, with most items priced under $100, now through Christmas. The opening reception, with free refreshments, will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AVA Gallery located in the Langlade County Histo
Man pleads for mercy, gets prison term for eighth OWI
A man found guilty at trial last week for a repeat count of driving while intoxicated dropped to his knees and begged the court for mercy during his sentencing hearing Tuesday before Langlade County Judge Fred Kawalski.
“I will not fail this court...I will not fail society,” 53-year-old Michael Dettlaff pleaded, asking for a minimum sentence which would include treatment for his alcohol addiction.
The conviction was the 53-year-old’s eighth and stemmed from an arrest in August when he had a blood alcohol level of .31 percent, nearly four times the prohibited limit — even more based on the fact that the allowed reading drops for those with prior offenses.
He was caught when his vehicle was found stuck in a ditch on Bear Lake Road in the town of Rolling. His prior offenses occurred between 1989 and 2007.
For the crime, he will serve four years in prison with additional time potentially added due to pending punishment in Marathon County where his term of supervision for his seventh alcohol offense was revoked.
“Although I believe your words to be sincere I must also address the issue of protecting the public,” Judge Kawalski told the Wauwatosa
Court action includes local drug, sex cases
A former White Lake teen was sentenced in Langlade County Circuit Court Monday after pleading no contest to possessing marijuana.
Austin J. Dumke, 17, of Green Bay was fined $100 for the charge which dates to October. With added court costs, the total owed is around $500.
A $1,000 signature bond was set for Jamie L. Reynolds, 35, of 1010 1/2 Third Ave. on a felony count of possessing narcotic drugs as a second or subsequent offense.
The charge is a result of an investigation involving allegations that an acquaintance had illegally supplied Reynolds with prescription medication on several occasions over the past few years. She will return to court next month.
In an unrelated case, Brenda Michiel, 31, of Wabeno was allowed release on a $500 signature bond on counts of domestic disorderly conduct and causing criminal damage to property.
The counts involve a family dispute in the town of Ainsworth in October during which Michiel allegedly did damage to a garage with her vehicle while leaving the residence. The matter will return to court next month.
Brandon W. Neeman, 23, of Antigo entered pleas of not guilty to felony counts involving t
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
It’s looking a bit like Christmas across the northwoods, and the event calendar is beginning to reflect the holiday as well.
The Peace Lutheran gala is tonight and on Saturday, Calvary Lutheran will hold its holiday bazaar, and ladies are invited to “shop till you drop” in an event at the Edison Club hosted by Cornerstone Chiropractic and Wellness.
And to fuel the fun, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy everything from fish frys and chili to spaghetti and broccoli cheese soup.
A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
The fourth annual Shining the Light of Peace Christmas Gala is slated in the Peace Lutheran Church gathering hall tonight from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event, presented by the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial, will feature many silent auction items and live auction items including beautifully-decorated trees and wreaths, a meat raffle and a wine raffle with a prize of a getaway to Door County. There will also be gourmet hors d’oeuvres, chocolates and specialty cheeses.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the school office, the Antigo/Langlade
Man linked to local burglary through DNA gets probation
A man linked to a Langlade County crime through DNA found on a discarded cigarette butt will serve a term of supervision for felony charge of theft.
Nathanial J. McKee, 22, of Little Chute entered a plea of no contest to the charge during a hearing Tuesday before Judge Fred Kawalski. Additional counts of burglary and theft were dismissed in a plea agreement.
McKee, a current resident of the Wisconsin state prison system at Stanley, was charged after the state’s crime lab identified his DNA as matching that found on a cigarette butt left behind at a town of Elcho cottage in June of 2010. Four bottles of liquor and a Winchester firearm were stolen from the property.
He was placed on probation for three years, assessed costs of the court action and ordered to pay restitution in an amount yet to be determined.
In an unrelated case, Alex Long, 23, of 129 S. Park St. was ordered to serve five months in jail after pleading no contest to counts of trespassing and disorderly conduct, both as a repeat offender. An additional count of battery was dismissed.
He will also be held responsible for paying costs including $400 in state surcharges for DNA an
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