County Is A Leader In Oats Production

February 3, 2016

Potatoes may be king as far as Langlade County farmland, but the success of spuds here is due to a careful crop rotation that has led to the region becoming a leader in other areas as well. Recent numbers from the National Agricultural Statistics Service suggest that Langlade County is the oats capital of Wisconsin. And it produces plenty of winter wheat as well. It’s all due to preserving soil health, Marie Graupner of the Langlade County Land Conservation Department said. We need that rotation in the soil in order to maintain its health for other crops that will be … Continue reading

Antigo First Outlines Plans at Meeting

February 1, 2016

Antigo First, an organization dedicated to sparking activities in downtown Antigo, held its annual meeting Thursday reviewing its past advances and plans for the future. The meeting, held at the Hoffman House, covered business operations of the organization and then moved to a number of speakers who addressed plans and challenges. Roseann Hoffman, who leads the organization, offered the welcome and presented the 2015 review and treasurers report vowing to be more aggressive this year. She added that the Antigo First organization is a group of people who recognize the need for a vibrant downtown. She explained that seven of … Continue reading

Forward Services Monthly Workshops Announced

February 1, 2016

WIOA is partnering with Langlade County Economic Development Corporation to offer monthly workshops on the third Wednesday of every month.  Workshops will include resumes, interviewing, financial literacy, LinkedIn, computer skills, job retention, and soft skills.  The workshops will be from 10-noon.  There will be walk in hours from 1-4 pm.  All workshops will be at the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation located on the NTC campus in Antigo in the Wood Technology Center of Excellence in room WT-112.  Contact Amy Hoppa, WIOA Career Services Specialist at 715-803-6677 or Antigo Monthly Workshop Flyer

Brickners Set For Grand Opening Celebration

January 29, 2016

Brickners of Antigo will offer a glimpse of spring and summer along with the first public look at its new collision and RV repair center, this weekend. The RV open house and grand opening will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Brickners locations just west of Menards on Antigo’s north side. We invite everyone to stop in and see the new state-of-the-art collision center, owner Jerry Brickner said. Jeff Schuster, who manages RV sales for the dealership, added that that RVs will be set up inside at both the … Continue reading

Hydratight Expansion Already Underway

January 20, 2016

The expansion at Antigo’s Hydratight plant has already begun, Brad Schulz, manager of the facility, said. As the company prepares for a ground-breaking for the 16,000 square foot addition, Schulz and Chris Kubacki, focus factory leader, hosted a tour of the longtime manufacturing facility for city officials and guests Friday. The project has started, it’s underway, Schulz said, explaining that while work will likely begin a bit closer to spring, the scope extends far beyond to the importance it will have once it is here. Hydratight, a division of Menomonee Falls-based Actuant, manufactures high-end torque and tension bolting equipment for … Continue reading

Machine Tool Information Session

January 13, 2016

Are you considering a new career? As a CNC Programmer or Operator, Machine operator, Maintenance or Tool Room Machinist you can earn starting wages of $15.50/hour! Make plans to attend a Machine Tool Information Session and learn about low cost training options and grant funding that may be available to you. Afternoon and evening classes begin Spring 2016 at the NTC Wausau Campus. The first step is to attend an Information Session to be held in Wausau, Stevens Point, Antigo and Wisconsin Rapids!   Dates and times are as follows: Thursday January 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. – Wisconsin Rapids … Continue reading

Pesticide Applicator Training

January 13, 2016

Do you plan on using a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) AND produce an agricultural commodity on your property or your employer’s property?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are a Private Applicator. As a Private Applicator you have to receive training and certification to apply RUPs.  To receive training and certification, purchase and study the Private Applicator Training manual from your County Extension office and do one of the two options: 1) Go to your County Extension office and take the test for certification, or 2) Go to a training session offered by your County Extension Office and then complete … Continue reading

Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Course

January 12, 2016

UW-Extension is presenting the Tractor& Machinery Safety Course for youth ages 12-16 at the Resource Center in Antigo in February 2016.  The course includes classroom safety instruction for tractors and farm machinery operation, hazard recognition and correction, general farm safety knowledge, and how to approach farm safety with a positive attitude. In addition, the course is designed for youth ages 14-15 that need the federal certificate of training for employment on farms, youth ages 12-16 who will be operating tractors or self-propelled farm machinery on public roads for their own family, and youth interested in tractor and machinery safety. Participants … Continue reading

CoVantage Returns A Record $2.1 Million In Patronage To Members

January 7, 2016

A record $2.1 million in patronage has been deposited into the accounts of members who borrow and save with CoVantage Credit Union. This represents a 22% increase, or $380,000 more than the credit union returned in 2014. The 2015 patronage program has two components – a bonus on dividends earned for those who save, and a loan interest rebate for those who borrow. CoVantage saving members received a 5% bonus on the amount of dividends earned on eligible savings, term share certificates and variable rate accounts. Borrowers received a rebate of 5% of their total 2015 interest paid on qualifying … Continue reading

Grandview Orchard Begins New Chapter

December 15, 2015

Godfrey Gabriel compares Grandview Orchard to a beehive—the worker bees may change but the hive must survive. That transition is underway at the 110-year-old Grandview Orchard, a treasured local resource that is now under the care of Lisa Rettinger after decades of ownership by Gabriel and his wife, Elaine. It’s exciting to be becoming the caretaker of such a wonderful piece of property, Rettinger said. The Gabriels have done a wonderful job with the orchard and I hope to follow in their footsteps. Grandview is named for what it offers, a grand view of a gigantic swath of Langlade County. … Continue reading