Parsons Family Honored At Fall Forestry Festival

September 14, 2016

The Parsons family was honored for their commitment to sustainable forestry Saturday as part of activities at the 12th annual Fall Forestry Festival. The event was hosted by Kretz Lumber Company and included a day full of activities, seminars and awards. Dave Parsons, his son Curt, and grandson, Cody, were honored as legacy landowners for their efforts to work with Kretz on creating a healthy, sustainable forest environment. The Parsons had a large stand of forest land near Lily that serves as a family gathering spot for all the generations. We use the land for everything, Curt Parsons said. It’s … Continue reading

Grant Boosts Broadband at White Lake

September 12, 2016

A public-private partnership will extend broadband services to over 100 households and businesses in the White Lake area. This week, Gov. Scott Walker joined the Public Service Commission to announce a total of $1,500,000 in Broadband Expansion Grants, including a $94,000 stipend to Wittenberg Telephone Company for the extension of fiber optic cables from Highway 64 south into the village of White Lake. “This is a huge opportunity,” Wittenberg Telephone CEO Al Mahnke said, adding that the extension of highspeed Internet into the rural area will aid businesses, law enforcement, education and households throughout the region. “Access to broadband internet … Continue reading

George Shinners Lauds UW Education: Part of New Campaign Promoting State’s Flagship University

September 12, 2016

George Shinners is an entrepreneur with business interests as diverse as an international concrete-breaking firm, a 3,000-cow dairy farm, and a neon sign company. “I wouldn’t be doing any of this if not for UW-Madison,” says Shinners, president of Antigo Construction, a firm that breaks concrete for road and airport projects. “I’ve worked on so many projects around the world, and you’re challenged to perform. At UWMadison, I gained the confidence that allows me to do it.” Shinners’ story is just one example that illustrates the longstanding partnership between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the state of Wisconsin. For 168 … Continue reading

A Stunning Expansion For Dance Studio

September 12, 2016

The public is invited to take a look at an astounding transformation Monday. Expressions Dance Studio will hold an open house and registration at its new location, in the former Knights of Columbus Hall on Center Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. followed by tours and refreshments. We’ve had lots of visitors coming by curious about the change, Jade Brown, who started the dance studio at a downtown location in 2011, said. We’ve had lots of volunteers painting and remodeling and everyone from the Knights of Columbus has been very supportive. Faced … Continue reading

Hundreds Expected To Gather For Annual Ray Kretz Industrial Forest Tour

September 9, 2016

Hundreds of landowners will come together this Saturday in Antigo’s Ray Kretz Industrial Forest to educate themselves on proper forest management and celebrate stewardship across Wisconsin and Michigan forests. It is all part of the 14th annual Fall Forestry Festival hosted and sponsored by Kretz Lumber Company. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. and will take place at Kretz facilities located southwest of Antigo at W11143 County Hwy. G. The festival provides attendees from across the state an opportunity to unite, learn and share best practices for forest sustainability and conservancy. Festival organizers say sustainable forest … Continue reading

NTC Offering Business Courses

September 8, 2016

NTC is offering business & industry courses this fall/winter. Learn more about the following courses by clicking on the links below. Entrepreneurship Training Course will be offered on Thursdays starting September 15 through November 10, 2016, from 5:30 to 8:30. Solution Seminar Series 2016-2017 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 23, 2016, from 8-11 am. Customer Service In Manufacturing will be offered on Tuesday starting October 4, 2016, from 8-11 am. Registrations will close on September 23, 2016. Supervision Grant Course will be offered on Tuesdays, October 4, October 18 and November 8, 2016, from 8 am to noon with … Continue reading

It’s Apple-Picking Time at Grandview

September 7, 2016

It’s apple-picking time at Grandview Orchard. The venerable orchard, now well-past the 50-year mark, opens today under a recent change in ownership and a renewed commitment to sharing the natural taste and nutrition of home-grown apples with consumers. Lisa Rettinger purchased the orchard last fall from Gabriel and Elaine Godfrey, who had operated it more than five decades. This is our first real season, Rettinger, an Antigo native who spent recent years in St. Paul, Minn., said. We are transitioning to all organic apples, with no synthetic chemicals. The orchard opens with a variety of pre-picked and limited pick-your-own varieties … Continue reading

Hands With Heart Marks Five Years

September 1, 2016

Hands with Heart, started quietly five years ago as a tribute to parents and grandparents, is celebrating its fifth anniversary amid rapid growth. An open house will be held Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the program’s offices located in suite B208 in the former Chicago and Northwestern depot off Morse Street. There will door prizes, refreshments and a chance to visit with staff and clients. Hands with Heart is not a franchise, but rather an idea started by Jill Lewandowski five years ago. It was founded as a tribute to our late parents and grandparents, and … Continue reading

Work Moving Ahead At Rosalia Site

August 31, 2016

Contractors are moving quickly at the major addition to Aspirus Langlade Hospital’s Rosalia Gardens in Antigo. Machinery and workmen are swarming the area west of the present Rosalia site on Flight Road, with plans to get the structure enclosed before the winter winds and snow blow later this year. Ground was broken for the $4.2 million expansion on June 12, a ceremony where Hospital Administrator Dave Schneider said the facility would be an opportunity to see God in action. The 19,022 square-foot project will provide 25 additional private rooms, dedicated for hospice patients, and community dining with several options for … Continue reading

New Shop Offers Ice Cream With Attitude

August 16, 2016

Excuse 17-year-old Mickey Zima if she’s a bit twisted these days. The young entrepreneur, daughter of Penny and Trace Zima has opened Twisted Ice Cream, offering premium ice cream, soft serve and gelato in an amazing array of always-changing flavors. The store is located in a just-renovated space inside Pennyz’s Party Town, also operated by the family. Although sparse in calendar years, Zima is long on entrepreneurial experience, offering spray-on tattoos and face-painting since she was eight and originally opening Twisted two years ago in Elcho. My parents asked me what I wanted to do and what I like and … Continue reading