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75 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 26, 1938
The Wisconsin State Fair is open in Milwaukee, the finest agricultural and industrial show in the state. The promoters are wondering if attendance this year will top the 602,586 last year.
This year, there are $250,000 in new buildings at the fair site in suburban West Allis.
Two Antigo tie inspectors and a purchasing agent and two more from Escanaba, all from the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, are traveling to Riverton, Wyo. today to check the wood that came down to the Wind River. The work will take about three weeks to make the decisions for the railroad.
Speaking of the railroad, summer camps in the north are closing and the young people are flooding through Antigo to homes in the metropolitan areas. Several extra trains have been booked.
The Langlade County area sent a contingent for the opening of the State Fair over the weekend. Dairy Queen Eleanor Schweitzer led the group that included those who presented excellent demonstrations at the fair here, won food competition and the dress revue.
Speaking of the local fair, two little Chester White pigs that escaped from the 4-H Roundup were captured today after wandering here and there. County Agent John Omernick, who also is fair secretary, has been searching for them everywhere.
Dr. Glenford Bellis, a former Antigo physician who has been superintendent and medical director at Muridale, the Milwaukee County tuberculosis sanitorium, will retire and spend his time at his Elcho-area trout farm. Years ago, he bought land in the area of Pollock Creek east of Elcho on Highway K. He has been adding to the acreage for decades.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 26, 1963
A picture on the front page shows Marlin Brando, Virgil Frye and Paul Newman speaking at a Negro church in Gadsden, Ala. A large Negro rally was being held at the facility on Sunday.
Speaking of rallies, more than 100,000 people are expected at an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. (The article does say the word, “Negro,” or Rev. Martin Luther King.)
A 44 year-old woman and her daughter, 20, where injured in an accident Saturday morning at 1 a.m. on Highway S. They are hospitalized in Antigo.
Striking employees at Engineered Curtainwall in Antigo have issued a statement on their union views. The action started on Thursday and continues today. A car driven by a foreman bumped two of the strikers at about 8:30 a.m. today.
The statement is long and detailed, and published in the paper today.
A real crowd attended the Harvest Celebration at the Gene Miller Warehouse just south of Antigo Saturday. A crowd estimated at 4,500 was on hand and 3,700 dined. The event marked the completion of two new warehouses on the property. Entertainment was by Hoot Roberts and the County HiLites and the music for dancing by Howie Sturtz and his TV recording orchestra.
In the opening series of the Langlade County Baseball League championship, Polar edged Deerbrook in a thriller Sunday, 3-2. There was no scoring until the eighth inning.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 26, 1988
Cool temperatures are greeting Antigonians today as at noon, the mercury rose to only 63 degrees. That was up from only 50 degrees at 8 a.m.
There is news today from Laona where the community’s shopping center is going up on the auction block. The facility closed last month and plans are in the works to attempt a local buyer prior to the sale.
The Draeger filling station at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Superior Street is running a special on Barq’s root beer with 12-packs priced at $2.40. Free root beer floats will be given away as taste tests during the sale.
The band Sturgeon Eddy has been booked to provide the entertainment Friday at Karcz’s Melody Mill in Aniwa. The establishment will also be adding fish to their evening dining choices.
The Journal’s sports staff takes a look today at this season’s Red Robin football team which will kick off the year with a matchup at Wausau West. Ron Dillahunt, an 18-year veteran of the Antigo coaching staff, will take on the helm as head coach following the retirement of Gordon Schofield.
It’s a small squad. There are only 28 players on the squad with only seven returning lettermen and two starters returning from last year’s team. That crew includes Mike Maly, Mike Schmidt, Andy Erlandson, Kevin Schedlbauer, Jamie LeVeque, Ted Shinners, Shaun Marozi and Eric Knapp.
Dan Deringer has taken over the head coaching staff at Elcho, succeeding Neil Hall. The Hornet football team will return seven lettermen including Brad Becker, Perry Curran, Eric Schneider, Chad Smith, Marty Sprangers, Jason Voight and Shawn Jensen. Richard Burby, a transfer from Florence, rounds out the upperclassmen staff.
10 YEARS AGO TODAY
August 26, 2003
With a goal in mind to instruct his new teaching staff on the power, or problems, of first impressions, newly named Antigo District Administrator Lance Alwin arrived at this morning’s annual orientation meeting atop his big Harley, donning a bandana, black jeans and a white T-shirt.
The meeting was the first gathering for nine new instructors hired by the district. Among that group are Nicholas Berens, Marcella Cordova, Marc Hill, Karleen Kemp, Polly Koebe, Brian Margelofsky, Troy Wagner, Cynthia J. Martin, Donna Stolarik, Ruth Geiger and Mary Ament.
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