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Quinlan’s Updating Facilities in Antigo

A venerable Antigo business is updating its facilities in a very big way. Quinlan’s Equipment, closing in on its sixth decade, is in the midst of a major expansion project that will add floor space, personnel and services to its southside Antigo location. Crews from Thiex Construction of Birnamwood have enclosed the main building’s east…

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Seed Oat Processor Helps Potato Growers

What was once a quaint seed oat cleaning operation owned and operated by a lone potato farmer in Antigo, Wisconsin, has evolved to become a sizable rotational crop specialist for almost every potato farm in Langlade County. Schumitsch Seed Inc., situated on the southwest outskirts of Antigo, has survived through three generations and continues to…

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Luigi’s to Bring Its Italian Menu to Antigo on Jan. 1

The deer stays. That’s the word from Dominic Badalamenti, owner of Shawano-based Luigi’s Pizza & Pasta, who is carving a new location from the former Refuge Restaurant on Antigo’s bustling north side. Opening date is tentatively set for Jan. 1, although that could be moved up if everything goes well. When the Refuge, a longtime…

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The Langlade County Notes Key Industry During Forest Products Week

Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed this Forest Products Week, a time to recognize the people who work in and care for forests, the businesses that create forest products and the many ways forest products contribute to our lives. Forest products are an economic driver in Langlade County and across the northwoods, and this is the week to celebrate them.

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Logging Demo

Antigo High School forest science students listen to a presentation during Thursday’s Logging Educational Days held at Camp Susan. Area foresters, loggers and forest products industry representatives discussed sustainable forestry, tree identification, and timber production and harvesting. The Steve Marshall family took time out of their schedule to show us their logging equipment and talked…

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FFA Takes Tour of Kakes Farm

State FFA officers, including a rare representative from Antigo High school, got an up-close-and-personal look at some of Langlade County’s key industries this week. The visit by the state officers was arranged by Mitchell Schroepfer, an alumnus of the Antigo High School FFA who is now serving at the state level. He brought the team…

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Highway Building is Moving Ahead

Langlade County’s highway commissioner, Brian Braun, was upbeat today about progress on the new facilities under construction at the complex on Arctic Street. He is predicting that the storage and other facilities included in the project will be completed before the hard realities of winter move into the region.

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