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July 26, 1938

The public is invited to come to the Home Theater Saturday night for the kiddy show that could lead to a Hollywood screen test for one local youngster. If that test is a success, the movie they will be featured in will be called “Screen Juvenile Follies of 1939.”

There are a number of other films on the program including “Rawhide,” and “The Lone Ranger,” episode five.

Workers from the Wisconsin Conservation Department are busy planting between 60,000 and 75,000 rainbow, speckled and brook trout in the waters of Phlox Pond, the Red River and Moose Lake. Before the trout were planted, the crew netted bullheads, perch and blue gills, which will be transported to more favorable settings in southern Wisconsin.

They have killed 33 snapping turtles in Phlox pond and another 17 in streams in the area of the reservation. They are in conflict with the fish being planted.

Plans are being made in Wabeno for the big late summer Paul Bunyon Festival, marking more than 40 years of logging in that community. It runs Aug. 5-7.

Expert rivermen will be on hand to show how the drives were held, using all of the tools including the hooks and more. It is estimated that more than 23,000 people attended the event last year.

Enrollment in the National Youth Administration, a growing local organization, has been set for 40 young men on Aug. 27. The young men are coming here from the abandoned CCC camp at Boot Lake.

On the second floor at the M. Krom & Sons store, there is a sale of new summer dresses for every day occasions. They had been selling for $4.88 and have been cut to $2.70.

Eugene Pettinngill has opened a repair shop for appliances in the McCandless & Ladwig building. He offers free estimates on fixing washing machines, vacuums and more.


July 26, 1963

Temperatures were high across Wisconsin with readings in the lower 90s. In Antigo, the high yesterday was a warm 89 degrees.

The Rib Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club will be in Antigo Sunday to hold a hill climb event at the Joe Golbach farm southwest of town. Cycle riders from across the state will be here and there will be at least one from Antigo in the heat of the competition, Don Wild.

Duffek Sand & Gravel has completed the excavation for the foundation for the new particle board plant on the north side of the city. Now it is time for the concrete portion of the project to begin. It is a large structure measuring by 120 x 400 feet.

Tickets for the Bishops Charity Game on Sept. 2 are now on sale at the Dixie Lunch. The allotment of $5 tickets has been sold out but there are some available for $3 and $4. The New York Giants will be visiting for the benefit game.

Real estate agent Art Persen has several lake homes for sale today. One of them is on the east shore of Bass Lake which includes all of the furnishings. It is on an excellent beach and is going for $5,800.

The other is at Crane Lake, a three-bedroom facility that also comes furnished. The price on this one is $3,000.


July 26, 1988

Pete Kachel, Antigo’s municipal engineer, had the honor of turning over the first shovel of dirt at the north intersection of Highway 45 and 64 today. The spot is the future home of the Kmart Plaza which has a grand opening date of March 1, 1989. In addition to the retail shop, the facility will include a 43,000 square foot Pick n’ Save warehouse food market plus an additional 30,000 square feet of additional space for other retailers.

Forest County Judge James Karch has ruled that the confession of 17-year-old Jason Ungethum will be admissible at his trial scheduled for next month. The teen is accused of raping and murdering his grandmother, Pauline Rock, at her Antigo apartment earlier this year. The jury will be selected in Sauk County and then brought here to hear the case.

There’s a photo today featuring members of the Antigo Scuba Club which recently marked its third annual picnic and clean-up drive at Otter Lake north of Elcho. Among the long list of participants were Dan Van Ooyen, Carl Hanus, David West, Bob Mahon, Dennis Mach, Jerry Aderson, Lee Brubach, Mark Weston, Gene McKenna, Chris Rotzoll and Dottie Udovitsch, to name a few.

McCormick-Klessig claimed its second straight Antigo Senior League championship yesterday by scoring an 8-5 victory over Tradewell. Don Guse, Dick McCarthy and Jim Hanson coach the team which among its roster are Cliff Roberts, Paul Lenaker, Andy Kubacki, Chris Knapkavage, Mark Hanson, Dean Guse, Andy McCarthy, Buddy Moller, Dave Steger, Tim Baker, Chad Matucheski, Jason VanOoyen, David McCarthy and Matt Hanson.


July 26, 2003

The Elcho Laundromat is in the news as it was the spot where Langlade County Sheriff Dale Lenzner last night spotted two males who resembled murder suspects from Milwaukee. His hunch was correct and the two men, along with two women, are in custody awaiting charges linked to the homicide. They were believed to have been hiding out in the Pelican Lake area since the July 16 death of an 18-year-old man who died of multiple gun shot wounds.

The gals on the Mighty Ducks Ponytail softball team are this year’s champs thanks to yesterday’s 5-3 win over the Fillies. Michelle Kessler coaches the team which includes Marista Pizl, Stephanie Marshall, Jordan Madary, Megan Madeson, Amanda Kessler, Stephanie Frisch, Heather Kessler, Suzanee Solin, Heather Kakes, Megan French, Chelsey Fleischman and Katie Arndt.

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Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
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Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
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