Carnegie Libraries: Bridging America's Past and Future Through Education and Architecture
The Carnegie Library in Antigo, Wisconsin, is not just a building but a symbol of America's commitment to education and community growth. Funded by the philanthropic efforts of Andrew Carnegie, the Antigo library opened on November 8, 1905, showcasing the Georgian Revival and Colonial Revival architectural styles prevalent at the time. The library's historical significance was officially recognized when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, cementing its role as a pivotal educational institution in Langlade County's history.
Wastewater treatment solar array planning in final stages
ANTIGO — Installation of an array of solar panels that will help power Antigo’s wastewater treatment plant will likely begin in January, according to the city’s director of administrative services, Mark Desotell. The city council agreed to install the 352-kilowatt, ground-mounted grid system, which will cover 2-3 acres of city land directly opposite the plant on Koszarek Road, in early 2023. Desotell said the biggest reason city officials chose to...
City seeks feedback on proposed ATV/UTV ordinance
ANTIGO, Wis (WJFW) - Antigo is hoping that allowing ATV and UTV traffic on city streets will increase traffic in local businesses. The City of Antigo’s Code of Ordinances, proposed Chapter 38 would allow operation on city streets for any purpose. While the proposal has been met with a lot of support, city leaders want to give everyone a chance to speak up.
Today the gas price is close to $2.94 in Pickerel as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Langlade Co. ATV/UTV summer trails to close Dec. 1
ANTIGO, Wis. (WSAW) - The Langlade County Summer ATV/UTV Trail System including all state-funded trails and routes are scheduled to close on Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. County highway road routes will remain open in accordance with the Langlade County Highway Department policy. Town roadways, where designated as open, will remain open in accordance with various town ordinances.
The Ultimate Foodie's Guide to Antigo: Top 4 Traditional American Cuisines
This article presents a delightful exploration of four traditional American cuisines found in Antigo. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Elcho’s Grange Hall Revival: The Birth of a Historical Museum
Nestled in the heart of Langlade County, the small town of Elcho is poised to celebrate its rich history with the opening of the Elcho Historical Society Museum in the summer of 2025. Housed in the renovated Grange Hall, this museum is set to be a portal to the past, offering a treasure trove of artifacts and stories that encapsulate Elcho’s storied heritage. From the ashes of devastating fires to the entrepreneurial vision that fashioned it into an English Tudor-style village, the museum will showcase the transformational moments of Elcho’s history.
Elcho Area Health Planning participates in Culver's Share program
ELCHO — The Elcho Area Health Planning program participated in the Culver’s Share program on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to aid in the funding for the Elcho Bike/Hike Trail. The funds raised will help go towards the design work that is currently underway for the trail going south of Elcho to County Highway B along the old railroad grade and north of town to the wayside by Otter Lake. Once completed, the trail will provide a safe pathway off Highway 45 for both bicyclists and pedestrians. The construction of the trail on the north side is scheduled for 2025 when Highway 45 is reworked going through Elcho. Anyone who would like more information can go to the website EAPinc.org.
Community Health Foundation Accepting Funding Applications
ANTIGO — The Community Health Foundation is accepting funding applications. The Community Health Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1979 by Aspirus Langlade Hospital. “The CHF Mission is to identify needs and award grants to provide for the health care needs of the community through financial and educational support” said Steve Brettingen, Foundation President. “We encourage community organizations that meet our eligibility guidelines to consider submitting a grant application for review.” ...
Sister Act: Antigo siblings step together in UW Marching Band
ANTIGO — In her senior year at Antigo High School, Rebecca Kubacki already had thoughts of attending UW-Madison. After going to one Badger football game, her heart was set on it. The football, though, wasn’t what impressed her most: it was the band. “It was just the energy from the entire stadium when the band came out — it was immaculate,” Rebecca said last week in Antigo, where she’d returned with her sister for the Thanksgiving break. “It was a good game that day…but I...
Antigo Middle School High Honors & Honor Roll Qtr. 1
Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Kicks into Full Swing
ANTIGO — Nick Kelly lived all over the world. He was a civil engineer in the Navy, and spent time building Subic Bay, the former American base in the Philippines. Then, after being discharged, he was deployed again, this time by DuPont, to help construct their massive chemical plants. His children’s birthplaces are telling of the rate at which the family traveled. They were born in California, New York, Texas, Ireland — the family rarely wasn’t traveling. ...
Wittenberg-Birnamwood outlasts Antigo in boys’ basketball showdown
WITTENBERG, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wittenberg-Birnamwood boys’ basketball team picked up their first win of the season in their first game of the year by topping Antigo 50-46 Monday night in Wittenberg. A slow start scoring plagued both teams, but eventually, the Chargers revved to life behind a nice...
The monthly Tree Toppers 4-H meeting was filled with games, goal and grub
ANTIGO— The Tree Toppers 4-H group played pumpkin ring toss, talked about goals, and ate lots of food at the November meeting. As the meeting got underway members were asked to brainstorm more demonstration ideas and activities/games. During the Treasurer’s Report it was noted that the club received a reward of $75 from the Leaders Association for the lawn display we organized in the Snider Family’s yard. ...
Eland Depot: The Historical Heart of Wisconsin's Railway Heritage
In the quaint village of Eland, Wisconsin, lies a hidden gem rich in railway lore—the historical Eland Depot. Once a lively node in the Chicago and Northwestern Railway network, this landmark harks back to a time when the echo of steam locomotives and the bustle of travelers were the lifeblood of the community. At its peak, the depot saw the hustle of 80-90 trains daily, and the village thrived, with hotels and schools springing up to meet the needs of the railway workers and passengers.
Community Calendar for 11-27-2023
Antigo Area Community Food Pantry Wednesdays 11am-1pm & Fridays 1-3pm. 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo. All the time needs include: Low sodium canned vegetables, Low sodium canned beans, Low sodium condensed soups such as chicken noodle, tomato or cream of mushroom, Whole grain cereals, Canned fruit in 100% juice or sugar free, Plain Oatmeal, Peanut butter, Brown rice/whole grain pasta. Personal Hygiene: Laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste (these are not purchased by the pantry unless we are given a grant specifically for these items). For more information, go to AntigoFoodPantry.com or call (715) 623-1103. For emergency food assistance needs after hours call (715) 627-1818.
Cats in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in crandon, WI?
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around crandon..
Wittenberg Firearm Incident: Unresolved
SHAWANO, WI- The case involving a Wittenberg woman accused of pointing a firearm at children in May remains unresolved after a hearing on Nov. 21 at the Shawano County Courthouse. Defense attorney Joseph Kaupie cited the need for more time due to District Attorney Greg Parker’s health-related leave, with Assistant District Attorney Laura Nelson catching up on the case. Mindy S. Leeder, 35, faces charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct. If convicted, she could incur fines and prison time. The incident unfolded at Pond Park, with Leeder allegedly confronting children who she believed were bullying her own. Witnesses claim she pointed a loaded firearm, prompting law enforcement involvement. Leeder, free on bond, will have a final pre-trial hearing on Feb. 21.
Birnamwood Golf Course: A Haven for Golf Enthusiasts and Nature Lovers
Nestled in the heart of Burnsville, MN, Birnamwood Golf Course emerges as a scenic sanctuary for golf lovers. Boasting a 9-hole, par 27 layout, this public course is a testament to the city's commitment to top-tier golfing experiences for players of all levels. With challenges like water hazards and bunkers set amidst the natural splendor of native plantings, Birnamwood provides a delightful and eco-friendly round for beginners and seasoned golfers alike.
Wisconsin High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Forest County Today - November 27
Root for your favorite local high school basketball team in Forest County, Wisconsin today by tuning in and seeing every possession. Info on how to watch all of the high-school action can be located below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family...