YouTube Channel Connects Generations, County’s History and Future

A project supported by the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation is connecting past with the present, teens with adults, and, ultimately, employees with employers. On Thursday, the LCEDC joined with the Langlade County Historical Society and the 4-H Tech Changemakers to launch a YouTube channel devoted to sharing the things that make our “County of…

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Antigo Students Visit Logging Site to Learn About Forestry Industry

Antigo School District 5th graders and high school forestry and environmental science students recently had the opportunity to visit a logging site to learn about forestry and the forest products industry.  The day was hosted by the Steve Marshall family with support from Wisconsin DNR, Langlade County Economic Development and members of the forest products industry.…

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AHS Career Fair Grows, Offers a Mix of Ideas from Military, Medical, More

High school students from across Langlade County learned about opportunities in the military and in the various trades, discussed higher education and even raced against the clock in a pit crew contest. Antigo High School hosted its annual career fair on Thursday, expanding the event to fill the Sheldon Fieldhouse and inviting students from Elcho and White Lake as well.

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NTC Adds Vacuum Drying Kiln Here

Langlade County, already a hub of the forest products industry in the northwoods, has gained a new educational tool. Recently local business and regional business and educational leaders gathered at Northcentral Technical College’s Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo for the unveiling of a new VacuPress, a cutting-edge vacuum kiln drying technology.

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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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High School Career Fair Stresses Link Between Education, Local Industries

The pipeline between school and work was the focus Friday, when Antigo High School held its annual career fair. The morning activity drew a number of local and regional businesses, including several new entries, to the commons for visits by Antigo High School students interested in carving career paths. This is a great event that…

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Additional Funding to Allow an Expansion of School Fab Lab Plans

The Antigo school district received a $18,300 grant Tuesday to expand its fabrication laboratory facilities. The award was one of over $500,000 in grants given to 22 school districts across the state in a day-long marathon of school visits and celebrations known as Fab Lab Day. “We’re proud of our school and the programs we’ve made,” Tom Zamzow, high school principal, said…

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New STEM Program Offered to Area Youth

Why read about science when you can just do it? STEM Scouts, a new extra-curricular program for students in the area, re-imagines creative ways to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students can interact with professionals in weekly hands-on lab sessions and discover new things in a fast-paced, thought-provoking, and fun way. The…

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Fab Lab is Part of ‘Awesome’ Project for Elementary, High School Students

Elementary students are studying “What Makes Antigo Awesome,” and one of the items they might include on that list is the high school’s new fabrication laboratory. What Makes Antigo Awesome Mosaic Tile Wall is a collaboration between elementary art instructor Andi Gretzinger, Tim Krueger, the high school graphic design instructor and fab lab interim coordinator, and the fifth grade classes at Spring Valley Elementary School, taught…

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Boys & Girls Club, District Join for Literacy Initiative

The Unified School District of Antigo and Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County will be joining an initiative to promote early literacy. The consortium has been awarded a $7.8 million Education Innovation and Research grant, from the Department of Education, to implement the newly-created SPARK program.

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