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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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Peace Lutheran Launching Campaign for Child Care Site

Peace Lutheran Ministries in Antigo is launching a capital campaign, entitled Building Families In Christ, to raise the funds for a new and modern facility for licensed child care. Over $1.2 million has already been pledged for the project, which was announced at weekend services. A stretch goal of $2.3 million has been set.

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Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo is Honored

Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability.

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Hafner Seed Farms Reaches Centennial

Hafner Seed Farms Inc. has been honored as among the state’s most venerable agricultural operations. The farm was highlighted at the Wisconsin State Fair as a Century Farm, one of 145 facilities recognized from across the state.

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Solin Sugar Bush the ‘Coolest Thing’

The Solin family’s Tapped Infused Maple Syrup, with its sugarbush based in Deerbrook, has been nominated as the “Coolest Thing Made In Wisconsin.” The contest is hosted annually by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. This year, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D- Stevens Point) nominated Tapped Infused Maple Syrup, owned by Jeremy and Abi Solin of Stevens Point….

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Fall in Love With the Byway Awarded Year 2 JEM Grant

For the second year, the Forest County Economic Development Partnership has been awarded a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant, which will provide marketing dollars for the group to collectively promote the scenic byway in a fall campaign that begins on Labor Day and continues through Nov. 2.

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Disaster Relief Loans Available for Small business, Woodland Owners

As the northwoods awaits a decision at the federal level on disaster relief funds, more agencies are making dollars available to help those impacted by the July 19 storm. The wicked weather brought straight line winds topping 100 mph, along with several tornadoes, that toppled swaths of timber, devastated lake shorelines and left thousands without…

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NorthLakes Community Clinic, White Lake have Reason to Celebrate

Eight months after assuming management, NorthLakes Community Clinic and the village of White Lake are celebrating. NorthLakes, which stepped in and took over the clinic when it was in imminent danger of closure, will hold an open house with tours on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. “We’re very excited to be here,” Reba…

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Waukesha Bearings Expanding Facilities at Busy Local Plant

Waukesha Bearings announced the forthcoming expansion of its Antigo manufacturing facility. The new construction is a nearly 35,000 square foot extension of the current building at 703 Amron Ave. A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion will be held Thursday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by January 2020.

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