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Vickie Wagner Purchases the VFW Club, Still A Home for Vets

he vets are remaining at Vicki’s. Vickie Wagner, who has operated Vickie and the Vets at the Antigo VFW Clubhouse for several years, quietly purchased the clubhouse building from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2653 earlier this month. She had been leasing the kitchen and portions of the building since 2011. The veterans still…

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Merrill Small Business Receives Governor’s Award

On Friday, December 16, 2016 Wisconsin Interstate Contracting (WIC) of Merrill and owner Renee Koebe, were one of seven Wisconsin businesses recognized by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation during Marketplace 2016, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development.

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Grow North Helping Economic Development in the Northwoods

Grow North Economic Development Corporation focuses on creating economic development opportunities to improve the vitality of Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Lincoln, Langlade, Oconto, Florence, and Marinette counties. Areas of focus include workforce development, with efforts to attract, retain, and promote a pipeline of skilled workers to the region. Initiatives include engaging K-12 students by providing manufacturing and other business tours, FAB Lab / Maker Space opportunities, promoting forestry, logging, and wood products careers, and collaborating with businesses to offer apprenticeship opportunities.

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Langlade County Leader In Oat Harvest

In Langlade County, oats and potatoes go hand-in-hand. According to Marie Graupner, the county’s land conservationist, Langlade County was the largest oat-producing county in Wisconsin in 2016. The reason is tied to the much betterknown potato crop. Growers typically plan oats as a fallow crop, to allow potato fields to regain nutrients. And those oats…

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Tom Gallenberg Again Earns Best of Show For Furniture

Tom Gallenberg of Gallenberg Studio in White Lake is a 21st Annual New England Fine Furnishings Show – Best of Show Award recipient, as announced by KL Communications and Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. The focus of this year’s awards program was new product debuts.  KL Communications wanted to celebrate the new work that exhibitors were introducing…

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Langlade Hospital Has Major Plans

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.

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