Buck’s Rub Seasoning Is A Hit

July 26, 2016

Hilger develops line based on mom’s recipes. Some cooks jealously guard their secret family recipes. Jason Hilger thinks there is no better tribute to his mother, Judi, than sharing them with the world. Hilger and Lynn Karl have created Buck Rub Seasonings, LLC, a new spice company with seasoned blends for everything from venison and burgers to steak, ribs and chicken. Unveiled in 2015, the spice blends are already proving to be a hit with grilling connoisseurs across the northwoods, Midwest and, soon, nationally. “It’s exciting. It’s very exciting,” Hilger, who lives just south of Antigo, said. “We’ve had some great … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Training Course Offered

July 15, 2016

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation will be partnering with NTC to offer an Entrepreneurship Training Course – Basic Business Plan.  The course will be on Thursdays starting September 15, 2016 and runs through November 10, 2016.  The classes will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 at the NTC Campus in Antigo.  The class fee is $275 with a $250 scholarship available upon successful completion.  In addition, a $50 non-refundable workbook fee will also be assessed.  For more information call 715-623-5123, email, download the flyer, or attend one of the free Exploring Entrepreneurship Workshops in Elcho, White Lake and Antigo. … Continue reading

Celebrations Is New To Town And Ready With Food, Drink, And Fun Atmosphere

July 14, 2016

If you are looking for a reason to celebrate a good time in Antigo without any particular reason to do so, you should consider checking out Celebrations Food & Drink just south of town, directly on Highway 45. Owner Ann Richardson has been in the service industry for years, working in the back of the house, waitressing, and bartending. With the experience of knowing how a restaurant operates, Richardson said eventually owning one was something that she had always wanted to do. Richardson, along with her business partner and husband, Jesse, had scoped out nearly 60 other properties this last … Continue reading

Aspirus Langlade Hospital Breaks Ground on $4.2 million Rosalia Gardens Addition

July 13, 2016

Officials from Aspirus Langlade Hospital Monday broke ground on a $4.2 million addition to Rosalia Gardens, with Hospital Administrator Dave Schneider calling the assisted living facility an opportunity to see God in action. Schneider was joined by representatives of the design team, hospital board of directors, medical staff and Sisters Dolores Demulling, Adele Demulling and Jean Bricco of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph at the event, which included music and a brief service. It’s a great service and it is really who we are at Aspirus Langlade Hospital and Rosalia Gardens. There is no greater calling, no greater purpose, … Continue reading

Prosser Place Estates Take Shape On North Side, Fill A Niche For Newer Apartments

July 12, 2016

The first in a series of sparkling apartments, featuring the latest in design details and amenities, is now open on Antigo’s north side. As construction continues on the site off Prosser Avenue, couples and families are moving into the inaugural building—one of six—that make up Prosser Place Estates. The rentals are filling up, Randy Jensen, site manager, said. Jensen’s office is located in a model two-bedroom, ground floor unit. He said visitors and tenants have been commenting on the building exteriors and color palettes, the updated fixtures, flooring and other details. Everyone loves the location, he added. People are telling … Continue reading

Rosalia Gardens Groundbreaking For Expansion Begins This Afternoon

July 12, 2016

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2016 on the future site of the addition to Rosalia Gardens, Assisted Living Facility located on Flight Road in Antigo. Representatives from Aspirus Langlade Hospital, the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, Community Living Solutions and community members will gather to celebrate the 19,022 square-foot project that will provide 25 additional private rooms, dedicated Hospice rooms, expansion of the Adult Day Care as well as private and communal dining with several dining options and venues for residents to enjoy.  The design of the facility supports a social household model that … Continue reading

Every Month Should Be Dairy Month In Wisconsin

July 5, 2016

In June we all celebrate dairy with farm tours, dairy breakfasts, signs and special menus. Even though dairy month ended when we flipped our calendars to July, we should continue to appreciate the many contributions of Wisconsin’s dairy farms throughout the year. The dairy industry in Wisconsin has good news to tell. Our state is home to more dairy farms than any other state. With about 9,500 dairy farms, Wisconsin has more than 20% of the nation’s herds. We have farms that focus on grazing, produce organic milk, sell at farmers markets or take advantage of robotic technology. While our … Continue reading

Edible Startup Summit Offers Info on How to Start a Local Food Business

July 1, 2016

If you’re ready to turn your food business dream into a reality, attend the Edible Startup Summit August 24-26, 2016 in Madison. Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Ag and Food Center and Dane County UW-Extension, this three-day summit offers a comprehensive and interactive education on what it takes to develop a local food business. Local and regional experts will provide information on the following topics: how raise money to start or grow a food business; how to create a uniquely defensible brand; current market trends; food safety requirements; how to get a product onto … Continue reading

The Sweet Season Arrives At Merry’s

July 1, 2016

One of the sweetest summertime traditions is continuing this week at Merry’s Berries. For three decades, Andy and Elizabeth Merry have been opening their patch to strawberry pickers at the peak of season, this year welcoming the second, and maybe even third generation of families to their Highway H farm. That’s really what it’s all about, Merry said this morning, gesturing to a youngster enjoying a berry with her family. It’s getting the families out here, enjoying the fields and the berries. Fields all over Wisconsin are turning red with fresh, juicy, delicious, homegrown strawberries, but the season is a … Continue reading

5th Avenue Is A Continuation Of Family’s Restaurant Legacy

July 1, 2016

Before 1985, you would have been hard pressed to find a cozy sandwich lounge on what would be the “Main Street” of downtown Antigo. Thanks to Sue Stanton and her 5th Avenue Restaurant, Antigonians have had just such an establishment available for the past 31 years. Opening its doors on June 5, 1985, 5th Avenue was the undertaking and development of Stanton’s lifelong work in restaurants. Hailing from the Ourada family, Sue spent her high school and college days home working for her family at the Dixie Lunch, Antigo’s extremely popular diner and dinner spot. Earning a degree in food … Continue reading