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Old-time Methods, Modern Results the Goal

Grandview Orchard is turning to some old friends to propel it to new heights. Owner Lisa Rettinger has added natural plants, chickens and now pigs to the venerable orchard just east of Antigo, with a goal of creating a holistic, sustainable environment that benefits the trees, boosts soil nutrients and produces healthy livestock as well.

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Elcho School Update Continues with Crushing Blows to the Older Structure

A big backhoe dug into the 1960s-era portion of the Elcho school Monday, taking down administrative and classroom areas as part of an $18 million remark of the complex. Salvage work was completed in the structure—fairly new compared to many schools across the region—during June, leaving just a shell of the building that had housed…

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Economic Development to Hold Strategic Planning Summit

Langlade County Economic Development Corporation is holding its first Strategic Planning Summit on June 6th, 2018. Approximately 20 leaders are invited from our most concentrated industries and government. They will convene to share information for mutual awareness of the various entities economic development plans. The overall purpose of this summit is to align Langlade County…

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Fall In Love With the Byway Awarded JEM Grant

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism recently notified the Forest County Economic Development Partnership of its award of a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant for the Fall in Love With the Byway promotion. An official award will be made by the Department of Tourism in August, when the campaign officially kicks off. The Fall in Love…

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Volm Announces Acquisition Of Atech, A Colorado Distribution Facility

Volm Companies, Inc., an industry leader in providing the highest quality packaging and equipment solutions to the fresh produce industry, has announced that it has acquired the business of Atech, Incorporated in Monte Vista, Colorado. Atech has been a long-time and valuable partner for Volm, representing the Volmpack line of equipment with a local sales…

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Antigo-Based Drones, Jetliners Share

Jumbo jetliners recently shared their runways with the latest—and smallest—in flying technology at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. And an Antigo-based company played a key role. Cameron Berg and Alan Horzewski of Unmanned Systems Inc., located at the Langlade County Airport, recently traveled to Kingston on a mission using the drone—technically known…

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County Produced Major Quantities of Hay

Langlade County growers produced 2.65 tons of alfalfa hay per acre in 2017, easily outpacing its northwoods neighbors. According to state statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Langlade was near the northern boundary of substantial hay production, outpacing Oconto, Marinette, Forest, Oneida and Lincoln counties as well as Shawano. Most counties north and…

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AT&T Grant Will Help Fuel Education Opportunities at NTC

Northwoods students, many of whom have the will but not the wherewithal to continue their education beyond high school, received a boost Monday. The Northcentral Technical College Foundation received a $5,000 AT&T contribution to support the NTC Promise during an event on the Antigo campus. The presentation was made by Robyn Gruner of AT&T Wisconsin,…

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Get Started on Your Career in Auto Collision Repair

The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB) is offering a unique opportunity to individuals who would like to start a career in the auto Collision Repair & Refinishing industry, with tuition covered by grant funds through the Department of Workforce Development Fast Forward Grant Program. Interested individuals should contact Ray Rogers at *protected email* or…

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Busy CoVantage Site Picks Up Tempo

CoVantage Credit Union’s downtown Antigo, always a busy place, is humming with a different sort of energy. Construction crews and heavy equipment, including a massive crane, have moved into the Clermont Street and Sixth Avenue site, and are beginning to construct an expansion to the southeast side of the building, along with an additional third…

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