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A dance competition, countywide snowmobile ride and a different take on an outdoor expo share the stage for a busy weekend in Langlade County.

The Super Bowl is Sunday, so most activities are crowding the Saturday calendar, which also includes the high school Snow Ball in the evening.

A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

SUPER BOWL

Antigo United Methodist Church will hold its Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of soups, desserts and good friendship. A free-will offering will be accepted with all proceeds donated to the Antigo Area Community Food Pantry.

Rick’s 45 Roadhouse invites everyone to come out Sunday for the big game “nobody cares about.” There are plenty of big screen televisions and hot game time specials.

CAN YOU DANCE?

The Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial presents “Antigo Thinks You Can Dance” Saturday at North Star Lanes.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the competition and show at 7 p.m.

Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of
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Local charges filed against theft suspects, had drugs
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A trio suspected in a spree of retail thefts has been formally charged in Langlade County in connection with last week’s arrest on a series of allegations, including those of the illegal drug variety.

Liza Carlson, 31, of Wausau, Renee B. Bennish, 37, of Merrill and Luke W. Aitkin, 35, of Irma were all arrested outside the Antigo Walmart store on Jan. 23. Officials said they appeared to have stolen merchandise from the location as well as the nearby Dunham’s sporting goods store. Items seized from their car suggested they may have targeted other businesses as well including those out of the county.

More was confiscated as well including several hypodermic needles, some of which may have contained illegal narcotics such as heroin or methamphetamine. Items have been sent to the state crime lab for further testing.

Investigation began after Dunham’s personnel called police upon discovering magnetic security tags which had been removed from merchandise. The suspects’ vehicle was located nearby. According to court documents, its front and back license plates were perhaps purposely concealed as they were covered with a substance similar to shaving cream.

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Antigo men formally charged in Weston bank robbery
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An Antigo man accused in a robbery at a Marathon County bank was reportedly armed with a note alleging that he would “kill” the teller he handed it to before escaping with an undisclosed amount of money.

Kevin Calhoun, 29, is one of two men charged in connection with the Jan. 13 robbery at the U.S. Bank in Weston.

A co-defendant, Andrew Gibney, 21, also of Antigo, is accused of being the get-away driver in the case.

Calhoun is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Feb. 2 on charges which include robbery of a financial institution, possession of both methamphetamine and marijuana and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

He remains jailed on a cash bond of $250,000.

According to the Wausau Daily Herald based on information compiled from court records, Calhoun entered the bank with a note in hand.

It read, “Do not look around. This is a robbery. I’ve been watching you and know where you live. I will kill you if you don’t listen to what I say. No dye packs!! Or I will kill you. Put both drawers of money in the bag! I got nothing to lose. No dye packs or I will be back. Give the note back. Hurry!”

The teller had been
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Drug paraphernalia seized from suspects cited in thefts
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Three people remain in police custody today when a weekend investigation into a suspected theft at an Antigo retail store turned up evidence of drug activity.

The individuals, a 35-year-old man from Irma and two women, ages 43 and 31 from Merrill and Wausau, were suspected of stealing items from Dunham’s sporting goods store. Their vehicle was located in the nearby Walmart parking lot and the trio was taken into custody — the man after he returned to the car and the women following a foot chase with police while leaving the store.

In one of their purses, officers found hypodermic needles, “cooker cans,” and rubber tourniquets, items which police said was “indicative of methamphetamine or heroin use.” Officials said one of the women admitted to smoking meth in the car en route to Antigo.

The vehicle was impounded and inside, authorities found dozens of items including clothing for both children and adults as well as various toys and electronics including various gaming devices. Officials said the items were “believed to be stolen from multiple stores” including those in Antigo and the Wausau area.

All three are being referred to the district attorney
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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Think ahead to spring with a visit to Brickners of Antigo this weekend for the preseason RV open house, or stop by the fairgrounds for some great hockey action.

There will also be dining and other entertainment opportunities, movies and more as the calendar marches toward the end of January.

A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:

OPEN HOUSE

Brickners RV Center will hold a preseason open house on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 2015 models are in stock, many indoors, and the deals will be hot. All sales include walk-through demonstrations, free set-up, detailing and free batter, propane and starter kit.

There will be special discounts on select parts, certified techs on hand to answer questions and special off-season rates on repairs.

Register to win Hodag tickets, one-week camper rental and gift certificates.

HOCKEY DAYS

Support youth sports at Antigo Hockey Days tonight through Sunday on the indoor ice in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds.

Action opens at 6 p.m. tonight with Initiation versus the high school boys.

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