A Sample of Peeps at Our Past|
75 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 1938
The holiday death toll due to accidents across the U.S. is 508 and in Wisconsin, the number is 20. While there were none in the Antigo and Langlade County area, there were fatalities in Tigerton and Merrill.
A West Allis man, 24, is expected in the Forest County courtroom today in Crandon after a car theft in Laona and trading shots with a sheriff’s deputy. He had two pistols in his pockets and a loaded shotgun in the back seat of the car.
There were a number of chimney fires here over the holiday break. Those included were F.W. Lund who resides at 812 Lincoln St., John Marek, 1331 Fifth Ave., E. Taylor, 419 Milton St., George Marshall, 1039 Fifth Ave. and Peace Lutheran Church for a small roof fire.
Ed Abrams was the first to file his real estate taxes for the city of Antigo this year. The collection started today.
The WPA has been granted more than $60,000 for street projects in the city of Antigo.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 1963
Henry Fleischman, 59, died in a crash while driving northbound from Manitowoc today. His wife, Margaret, was at the wheel of the car on the very slippery road when it went out of control and collided with a large truck. His death was one of 13 on state roads during the Christmas holiday season.
There are a number of interesting items for sale on the local page of the paper today. The Neva Corners Service Garage has a number of used cars including a 1959 Buick four-door sedan priced real, real low.
Evergreen Farms at Elton is offering 200 tons of good quality hay for sale, too.
The Vulcan Corporation is looking for a man between the ages of 35 and 55 to work as a fireman. The position provides steady employment.
Tonight through Monday, the Palace has a show that will keep you laughing until you cry. It’s Jack Lemon, Paul Lynde, Edie Adams and Imogene Coco in “Under the Yum Yum Tree.”
Speaking of social events, the Antigo Elks Lodge is planning a New Year’s party that will feature fun under the direction of co-chairmen Gary Ross and Jack Eder. Music for dancing will be provided by Eddie Schroepfer and the Dance Masters at 10 p.m. A generous breakfast will be served at 1 a.m. The basement and third-floor bars will be open.
Dan Janasek and Mary Leiterman will be royalty at the Sno-Ball, the annual formal event of the DeMolay. Crown bearers for the event will be Linda Thomas and Jay Arrowood. The Northernaires will provide music for dancing.
Coach Vince Lombardi denied rumors, which had started in Pittsburgh, that he was in negotiations to trade Paul Hornung.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 1988
Downtown retailers are expressing a bit of agitation this morning as a mix of slush and snow is making it hard for anyone to get around. While the remainder of the city and Langlade County roads got attention, Fifth Avenue was left untouched leaving some motorists to get trapped next to curbs in thick snow and pedestrians splashed when vehicles passed. City officials cite the problem on a lack of manpower thanks to a mix of vacation time and extra work brought on by the holiday garbage pickup.
Kommer’s Hardware Hank at Fifth Avenue and Field Street is advertising its “after-Christmas sale.” All holiday decorations are 50 percent off the regular price and there are additional markdowns on various items including winter gloves and mittens, watches, telephones and even microwave ovens.
Reynold’s Sugar House at Aniwa encourages a stop to check out its large assortment of Wisconsin cheeses, 30 in all, along with a wide collection of pure maple syrup, jellies, sausages and a bit of the unusual, wild rice pancake mix.
The action continues to roll along at Strike Zone Lanes were earlier this week Greg Pizl chalked up the 12th men’s national honor count of the season with a 703 triple. The mark is his second 700 series of the year and ranks 11th on the city honor roll. Bob Walters and Jerry Riha also put up solid marks on the men’s side while Ann McCann and Sandy Kondzela led the women’s division.
10 YEARS AGO TODAY
December 26, 2003
If the weather holds, and forecasts suggest that it should, sled dog races will return to the Crocker Hills at Elton this weekend. The Wisconsin Trailblazers Club is hosting the Elton Opener with an estimated 70 teams expected to participate.
Year end reports show that the average salary for players in the National Baseball League registered in at slighly over $2.3 million. That’s a 3.3 percent increase over a year ago. The New York Yankees had the highest average for a fifth straight year, dishing out an estimated $4.6 million per player.
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