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Annie’s Campground Manager Files for Restraining Order Against Owner

SHAWANO, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – The court-appointed manager operating Annie’s Campground has asked a judge to prohibit Ann Retzlaff from going to the Gresham facility or interfering in its operations. Retzlaff, who was recently released on bail, has not formally replied to the motion for a temporary restraining order....
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Bennetts inducted into Hall of Fame

Clintonville High School graduates Dick and Jack Bennett were inducted into The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held July 23 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Dick coached basketball at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison. He coached the Badgers to two NCAA...
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Alan J. Fierst

Alan J. Fierst, 93, of Luxemburg died at St. Vincent Hospital on Sunday, August 7, 2022, after a short illness. Alan was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, on November 22, 1928, to the late Alexander J. and Martha T. (Cherek) Fierst, the oldest of three children. Alan graduated from Antigo High School in 1946 and eventually opened Al’s Sport Stop, a sporting goods store he operated for many years. He relocated to Tampa, Florida, where he met and married his wife Madelyn (Gibson) Fierst who preceded him in death in November of 1997. Thereafter, Alan returned to Wisconsin to be closer to family.

Rid your home of hazardous wastes, old medications

It’s time once again for the annual Langlade County hazardous waste clean sweep and medication disposal day. This year’s event will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. According to the final report from the 2020 event, the clean sweep continues to be a success each year, and if money would become available, more events like it could be scheduled. ...

Campground owner ordered to stay away from the property

SHAWANO, Wis–The controversial owner of a Shawano County campground is now banned from the property. A judge issues an injunction keeping Ann Retzlaff away from Annie’s Campground in Gresham. The receiver currently trying to sell the property due to default on loans fears that Retzlaff will come to...

Make the most of your visit to the farmers market

Great people-watching, lively conversation, the sights and sounds, and—especially—flavors of the season. What’s not to like about the farmers market? A farmers market is a great place to find fresh fruits and vegetables, support fellow community members and try new things. “Try and eat a rainbow of colors such as tomatoes, carrots, beans, eggplant, strawberries and fresh herbs,” said Aspirus Health clinical dietitian Carolyn Kelk. “Don’t be afraid to ask...

Remaining AHS teams set to open practice

The remaining Antigo High School sports teams yet to begin practice will do so on Monday, as the countdown to the 2022 fall sports season continues. Boys soccer, volleyball and cross country will hold their first official practices Monday, putting all the AHS teams on their respective fields and courts in preparation for their season openers. Football, girls tennis and girls swimming got things started this week. ...

EMS providers receive state grant money

Antigo and surrounding EMS providers are among those sharing in $8 million in state grant money. The money is part of a $20 million investment to support EMS providers across the state, especially in rural communities, which includes another $12 million for one-time flexible grants for small, under-resourced EMS providers that did not otherwise qualify for specific existing state grants. The one-time supplemental $8 million investment, funded through the state’s...

Book Bulletin

Antigo Public Library Recent Releases Aug. 8, 2022 Fiction — “The Messy Lives of Book People” by Phaedra Patrick — “Who Might You Be” by...

Kroening, Leland S.

Leland S. Kroening, age 42 of Clintonville died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at his home. Leland Scott Kroening was born on September 4, 1979, at Clintonville Hospital to Scott and Sherry (Kroening) Hulett. He grew up in the Marion area and attend Marion High School. Leland worked several jobs over the years and was always super handy. He was a jack of all trades and could fix just about anything. Leland did lots of residential construction work and he also repaired cars.

Lorenz welcomes the expectations as new Antigo baseball coach

The Antigo Red Robins baseball program has a new leader. Tyler Lorenz, a Pembine native, who played college baseball for UW-Stevens Point, participating in two Division 3 College World Series, was recently named to the position. Lorenz has spent the past 11 seasons as varsity coach for Three Lakes-Phelps, compiling an 86-37 overall record, while winning four straight Northern Lakes Conference championships. He replaces Alex Heiny, who stepped down at...