Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
The celebration of Easter, a mix of a worship, dining and a bit of frivolous fun at egg hunts, will mark the weekend across the northwoods.
A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journalís advertising columns, follows:
The weather is expected to moderate in time for this weekendís Easter egg hunts, making the job of stashing and sleuthing far more pleasant for the bunnies, their helpers and young participants.
The city of Antigo will host its annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. at City Park. Over 4,000 pre-stuffed eggs will be hidden on both sides of the park, which will be divided into age groups for crawlers and new walkers, ages three to five, and six to eight. The Easter Bunny will be on hand beginning at 9:30 a.m. for photos. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the local pantry.
The village of Aniwa will hold its Easter egg hunt on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Community Center. Hunters up to age 12 are invited.
Youngsters ages 12 and under are invited to the Elcho Fire Departmentís annual egg hunt on Saturday starting at noon at the fire station. Every child will ge
Police advise of sex offender's release
The Antigo Police Department has been canvassing the area with notifications in the vicinity of where a convicted sex offender will reside following his release from prison next week.
Jerry W. Meade, 55, is scheduled to be released on Tuesday and will live at a Neva Road residence which provides specialized supervision by the Department of Corrections.
Meade was convicted in Langlade County in 1994 of two counts ó first degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. He was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for the crimes which involved forced sexual intercourse with a young child.
Officials explain that Meade has completed his term of incarceration but he will remain under intense supervision, which will include electronic monitoring, until June of 2023.
In addition, Meade can have no unsupervised contact with minors and zero contact with his victim. He also must not be in taverns, bars or liquor stores and cannot consume alcohol or drugs.
Meade is also required by law to register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender program for life.
Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller stressed that the notification is not intended to increase f
Man accused of using online site to steal another's identity
Bail was set at $1,000 cash in Langlade County Circuit Court Monday for a Bryant man accused of using an online social networking site to steal another personís identity.
Brandon B. Maddix, 22, stands charged with a felony count of uttering, or knowingly using a forged note.
Investigators allege that he used Facebook to steal a name and photo for use on a Michigan birth certificate and driverís license to cover up a past criminal conviction. The victim has local ties.
Maddix was advised of his right to an attorney and the case was adjourned until May 5.
Bail was also set in other newly-filed cases. Included were as follows:
ó$300 cash bond for Joshua Walton, 22, Bryant, on counts of possessing narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug. The charges stem from an April 12 traffic stop during which an estimated gram of marijuana and pills were allegedly found in Waltonís possession. The case will return to court next month.
ó$500 cash bond for Matthew C. Fell, 23, 412 Pearl Ave., on counts of drunken driving as a third offense, driving with a revoked license and failure to equip hi
Antigo man jailed for sixth OWI count
The operator of a motor vehicle which entered a ditch in the town of Norwood Monday night was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Officials said it was the manís sixth such offense.
Langlade County authorities indicated that the 48-year-old smelled strongly of intoxicants and he was subjected to a blood test at Langlade Hospital after his arrest.
He is expected to make a court appearance later today.
An Eagle River man is facing multiple criminal charges as the result of a traffic stop along Highway 45 just north of the Antigo city limits late Monday morning.
He was a passenger of the auto and initially gave a false name, evidently to cover up the fact that he was on probation and had marijuana in his possession. Officials said he tried to flee on foot while being taken into custody and continued to resist after being escorted to the ground when caught.
The marijuana weighed in at 36.37 grams, or slightly over one ounce.
A Wausau man was arrested on a charge of a bail jumping after police visited a local business on allegations he may have been stalking an employee. Officials found no evidence linking him to any threat
Jail for man cited in sex, drug crimes
An Antigo man accused of having sex with a teen-age girl before being arrested twice more on counts of bail jumping based on drug-related allegations will stay out of prison so long as he abides by rules of supervision.
Jacob McGhee, 22, of 1016 Fifth Ave. was sentenced in Langlade County Circuit Court Friday to serve one year in the local lock-up with a two year prison term being imposed, but stayed.
The ruling by Judge Fred Kawalski was based on an agreement reached between District Attorney Ralph Uttke and defense counsel Alec Nocco which allowed McGhee to plead no contest to some charges while others were dismissed.
The charges initially date to June of 2013 when McGhee was arrested as a result of a traffic stop. Six bags containing an estimated 23 grams of marijuana and four pipes were seized from the vehicle. He was charged with possessing marijuana and pleaded no contest.
The sex charge followed in July when authorities investigated reports that a teen girl had been sexually assaulted sometime between February and April of that year at an Antigo home. According to court documents, the girl said she had been sleeping when McGhee came into her r
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