Gov. Walker: Wis. Tops Nation in Wood Furniture Manufacturing Employment

November 26, 2014

According to a press release from Governor Scott Walker’s office, Wisconsin ranks in the top for wood furniture manufacturing employment. The release states while other states saw wood furniture industry employment decline, Wisconsin manufacturers increased employment slightly, to 4,144 in 2013, up from 4,040 in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly census of employment and wages. The employment category covers non-upholstered wood furniture. “We’re pleased to see Wisconsin forest product businesses succeed in the face of stiff competition from overseas,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Our sustainably managed forests produce quality raw materials even as … Continue reading

Langlade Hospital Recongized As Top Performer In Key Quality Areas

November 21, 2014

Langlade Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Langlade Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia and surgical care. It is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction. “We understand what matters most to patients at Langlade Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive,” Sherry … Continue reading

Volunteers, Donations Needed For This Year’s Keeping Our Community Warm Campaign in Langlade County

October 28, 2014

Volunteers are gearing up for this year’s Keeping Our Community Warm coat collection drive now underway.The drive is coordinated by the Salvation Army, with coats on display and available through AmeriGas. Coats may be dropped off at a variety of collection boxes being placed throughout the community or brought directly to AmeriGas, located directly across from the Langlade County Fairgrounds.“Families who need winter coats and snow pants have already been stopping,” Julie Brandt of AmeriGas said. “We would like to turn the Keeping Our Community Warm sign to face the highway as soon as more clothes are received from families … Continue reading

Wisconsin Potatoes Website Gets New Vibe

October 27, 2014

There’s never a dull moment with Wisconsin potatoes. And that’s especially true with the launch of their new website. The Eat Wisconsin Potatoes website, which is owned and managed by the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), features some new colors, a different layout and an overall vibrant look that entices you to explore further. The newly-designed site went live in October and showcases some new and exciting features. One of them is a new and improved recipe database that allows you to search for recipes based on ingredient and the course you’re thinking of. And if you have … Continue reading

Can’t Beet This: Farmer Encourages Dairy Farmers to Incorporate Sugar Beet into Feed

October 22, 2014

Wisconsin is the official dairy state, but one Langlade County farmer is working to bring back a crop to that title even greater, through sugar beets. Rine Ridge Farms in Bryant is the only farm growing sugar beets in the state, but they are hoping this cow super-food will catch on throughout the Midwest. On Tuesday, several dairy farmers and farm technicians from all over the Midwest showed up to the farm as they harvested it to see if the crop is something worth investing in. “The cows milk better on it. That’s been proven by a couple of dairies,” said Rine Ridge Farms Co-Owner … Continue reading

Couple Opens Pet Food Store in Antigo, Their Goal is Healthy Animals

October 22, 2014

Dan and Shirlee Gallagher want a community filled with healthy pets and happy owners.The Gallaghers, who live in Lac du Flambeau, are the owners of Pawz n’ Clawz, an all-natural pet food store that has just opened its doors at 803 Superior St.“We do this because we enjoy it and we want to provide quality products for people and pets,” Gallagher said. “None of our food has any corn, wheat or soy that are so prevalent these days in the big box stores or grocery stores.”Pawz n’ Clawz caters to all-things canine and feline, with a complete line of natural … Continue reading

Upgrades at Swimming Pool Make a Big Difference in Cost, Energy Being Saved

October 22, 2014

Upgrades to the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center, funded entirely by donations, have netted the Antigo school district significant energy savings and a big check.On Monday, representatives of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, along with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, presented the Antigo Unified School District with an incentive check for $19,358.04 following the completion of a project to install new air handling equipment at the indoor pool complex.The new air handling units will have lower electrical demand due to its ability to control the humidity levels without the need for mechanical cooling. The … Continue reading

NTC’s Wood Program Offering Rare Opportunity for Public Access

October 20, 2014

Northcentral Technical College’s Wood Technology Center is offering a rare opportunity for the general public to work in a state-of-the-art facility, under the direction of a renowned craftsman.Tom Gallenberg will lead a mini-course on designing and constructing a custom dining room chair beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. in the center, located on the grounds of the technical college’s Antigo campus.“We hope that this will be the start of more to come,” Travis Allen, wood technology center instructor, said. “This gives the general public an opportunity to use the facility.”After the initial hour program, the course will continued on Oct. 23, … Continue reading

Park View Breaks Ground For Project In Antigo

August 1, 2014

Antigo Housing Authority commissioners and Park View Manor staff gathered this week for a ceremonial ground-breaking to mark the start of construction on a $3.4 million renovation that will completely revamp the building.“It has been a marathon event taking us over three years to complete,” Housing Authority Director Mary Pavek said. “Our resident family at Park View, our future residents, and the community as a whole will benefit for years to come from this effort.” The project dates to May, 2011 when the Housing Authority partnered with Commonwealth Companies of Fond du Lac for the redevelopment of its housing stock in … Continue reading

Big Langlade Project Underway

July 30, 2014

It was out with the old in preparation for the new at Langlade Ford Monday afternoon.Minutes after a ceremonial ground-breaking for a major renovation, heavy equipment from Krueger & Steinfest rolled onto the site and began demolishing the old showroom and offices, a major step in a renovation that has been quietly underway for weeks.The project is being coordinated by Keller, which is spread across a number of locations in the state including Milwaukee, Madison, Fox Cities and Wausau. It will add 12,380 square feet of area to the dealership. While the building has been updated since it was constructed, new … Continue reading