Langlade Hospital Has Major Plans

October 26, 2016

Aspirus Langlade Hospital is in the midst of a building boom. The hospital has been undergoing almost steady expansions since it was built in 2012 and over the year plans $13.6 million in additional construction and renovations across a range of facilities. It’s a big investment in the community, Administrator Dave Schneider said. These are major figures and it is all going toward meeting our growing patient needs. Projects are spread across the system, in Birnamwood, at Rosalia Gardens, the St. Joseph Outpatient Building and the main campus. In Birnamwood, work will begin very soon on construction of a new … Continue reading

Manufacturing Readiness Workshop

October 19, 2016

Looking to start your career in manufacturing?  Get a leg up on the hiring process with this FREE three day skills workshop.  The workshop will be held on November 1st through November 4th from 10 am to 3 pm each day at NTC-Antigo Campus.  The workshop will include: Mechanical Aptitude Practice Test HR Discussion Panel Measuring/Math Reasoning Class Hands on resume/cover letter assistance and mock interviews to prepare for future job applications. Exclusive 1-hour session for Open Interviews with area employers that are hiring right now! There are only 10 spots available, so contact Marie Foss at 715-627-6513 to reserve your spot … Continue reading

Rosalia Gardens Project Moving Ahead

October 17, 2016

Carpenters were scurrying among the thousands of 2x4s in the framing of the addition at Rosalia Gardens, the Aspirus Langlade Hospital facility on Flight Road on Antigo’s northeast side. One of the men said they were hoping to get most of the sprawling, $4.2 million structure enclosed before temperatures have a true winter bite. The trusses are coming Monday, one of the men working on the project offered, which will be a big step in the plan to close it in. The 19,022 square-foot project will produce 25 additional private rooms, dedicated hospice rooms, expansion of the adult day care … Continue reading

Heavy Metal Tour 2016

October 10, 2016

Antigo Middle School eighth graders discuss opportunities in welding with instructor Darren Wild at Northcentral Technical College’s annual “Heavy Metal” tour Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  The event was held throughout the districts’ campuses and supporting businesses.  At Antigo, 195 Middle School students visited the campus and also toured local industries including Amron, Johnson Coil, Merit Gear, Volm Companies and Waukesha Bearings.  This event is made possible through a collaboration with North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance.

APPLES to (organic) APPLES

October 7, 2016

Lisa Rettinger was living the American dream, or at least some version of it. She had a home she loved in the St. Paul area, an organic garden, and a well-paying job in a field suited to her degree in agronomy from UW-River Falls—all the things society says are important markers of success. Yet she couldn’t escape the feeling that something wasn’t quite right. The more she talked with clients in her job helping agricultural chemical companies comply with regulations, the more she came to realize that most people are bored with their jobs. Rettinger, a woman with serious intellectual … Continue reading

Insight FS Explains Agri-Business

October 4, 2016

Antigo organization draws local, state federal officials for tour Wisconsin agriculture is a $12.3 billion business, but much of it is centered far from fields and barns. That was the message state agribusiness leaders brought to Antigo Thursday, during a tour for local, state and federal officials at Insight FS. The event drew State Sen. Tom Tiffany along with Pat Synder, who represents Congressman Sean Duffy, and a host of local and regional officials for the morning tour of the company’s agricultural processing plant and lunch. “We’ve got a fabulous group,” Shawn Pfaff, who organized the tour for the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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