Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
The long Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and if Journal calculations are correct, it’s the earlier than it can be on the calendar.
Cookouts, entertainment and sales will mark much of the holiday weekend, with thoughts switching to Memorial Day parades and tributes on Monday.
Check today’s front page for a complete rundown of the Memorial Day schedule of parades and services. A look at other events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
Bass Lake Country Club, operated by Swartzendruber’s, will hold its summer kickoff on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. The event, a fund-raiser for the Langlade County Humane Society, will feature live music by the Appleton-based Polar Project. Admission is $5.
Rick’s 45 Roadhouse will hold its bikes and classic car cruise and blessing Saturday. The spring ride leaves at 1 p.m. with the sixth annual blessing with Rev. Charles Hoffmann slated for 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Phlox Sportman’s Club trap range will be open for practice on Wednesday. A 10-week league will begin June 1, Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Suspect in overnight thefts caught after jump from roof
Good police work and a tip from the public are being cited as keys to an early morning arrest of a subject who jumped from a second story roof in a failed attempt to escape.
The 20-year-old man was the target of an investigation involving yet another rash of thefts from vehicles similar to those reported over a several week span earlier this spring. Officials believe he was involved in most, if not all, of the break-ins.
Although charges have yet to be filed in any of the cases, the suspect is currently jailed on a probation hold as the investigation continues.
“Our officers did a great job and we appreciate the assistance of county deputies,” Chief Eric Roller said, giving equal credit to a resident’s report of suspicious activity immediately upon spotting something amiss.
Close to a dozen properties were hit overnight, mainly in the 1300 block of Seventh Avenue as well as along Third Avenue and Lincoln, Deleglise and Elm streets. In many of the instances, the vehicles were entered but little was stolen. Change was taken from others.
“In all of these cases it appears they were looking for money,” Roller said, suggesting that drug use may
Third person charged in local drug house investigation
A $1,000 signature bond was continued in Langlade County Circuit Court this week for an Antigo man who law officers allege was involved in the sale of an illegal drug.
Tyler Z. Steckbauer, 20, of 104 Dorr St. is one of three people charged in connection with a March 13 raid of a North Avenue home. It is alleged that methamphetamine was being produced inside the home.
Steckbauer’s charges include a felony count of delivery of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to court documents, Steckbauer allegedly admitted to participating in “drug transactions” with at least two other people. Recorded jail house telephone calls also linked Steckbauer to the use of syringes and needles “for the purpose of injecting controlled substances.”
The case is scheduled to return to court for a status conference on June 8.
Reserve Langlade County Judge Fred Kawalski set bail on a number of other newly-filed cases. Included were as follows:
—$3,000 cash bond for Sheila A. Davis, 47, 514 Lincoln St., on counts of burglary, abduction of a child and bail jumping. She is accused of entering a Antigo home through a window and removi
Man en route to prison refuses to leave cell
Langlade County corrections officers were put to a difficult task today.
An inmate scheduled to be transported from the local lockup to a state penetentiary put up a fuss, requiring assistance in his physical removal from his jail cell. Authorities said OC spray, otherwise known as pepper spray, and a Taser were used in the process.
The man was sentenced last week to a three-year term of incarceration on charges linked to a dispute, first with a family member and later with law officers, in November of 2013.
The sentencing hearing was held inside the jail, an extremely rare practice, as the inmate refused to leave his cell.
Officials said today’s process eventually allowed for his successful move to a transport van headed to Dodge Correctional Institution.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Antigo continues its march through springtime with a mix of entertainment, sports, dining and sales this weekend.
A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
Antigo Community Band and Of Chorus! will present their spring concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Volm Theater at the high school. A free-will offering will be collected. Refreshments will be available during intermission.
Stone Soup Brothers perform gospel music every Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m., at The Thirsty Soul Coffee Shop and Christian Bookstore. It is located downtown in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue.
The Antigo Elks Lodge presents the 15th annual William Kubeny Golf & Bowl fund-raising event to benefit the Antigo Youth Bowling Association tonight and Saturday. Activities start with bowling at North Star Lanes at 7 p.m. On Saturday, golfing gets underway at 9 a.m. with a prime rib dinner and awards at the Elks Lodge at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $140 per two-player team. Call Tom Kubeny at 715 216-3769 for details.
Butch’s third annual doubles cribbage tournament will be held Sunday starting at 2 p.m. at Farmers Home.
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