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Enjoy one-of-a-kind ATV/UTV experience in our County of Trails - With an ever-growing system of trails and spectacular scenery, it’s no wonder that Langlade County has become a top destination for ATV/UTVing. With trails that run through lush forests and pass by quaint lakes, people keep coming back to find more hidden gems that Langlade County has to offer.
July 21, 2022 -
True to its founder's dream, MK Splash-N-Dash returns - The MK Splash-N-Dash, a mix of swimming and running designed for all ages, returns to Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Read more about the event and the founder Michelle Koss's legacy.
July 6, 2022 -
Beat the heat with a visit to Langlade County beach - Langlade County may be known as the County of Trails, but for folks looking to beat the summer season, we may be the County of Beaches. Five of the best are located at Jack Lake, Summit Lake, Mueller’s Lake, White Lake, and, Phlox Pond.
Make New Memories in Langlade County as Fishing Season Opens - In Langlade County, May means fishing. While the County of Trails offers outstanding and unique fishing opportunities throughout the year, May is when anglers' thoughts turn to the walleyes and muskies, brookies, bass, and bluegills. Read more about Langlade County's fishing opener report.
Forest Service makes Campsite Claiming Easier - Boulder Lake Campground on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will change 20 campsites from first-come, first-served to reservable through Recreation.gov starting February 19, 2022.
Antigo Bike and Ski Club Waffle Breakfast will be held at Gartzke Trails starting at 8:30 AM to noon on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Hot coffee to go with hot chocolate, Belgian Waffles, and lots of other treats will be available.
Nov. 17, 2021 -
Donate Unwanted Venison to REGI - Raptor Education Group Inc. (REGI) in Antigo is asking hunters to donate any of their unwanted or leftover deer hearts and venison this season.
Zombies Take Over the Forest this Halloween - The Zombie Forest Haunted Trail on October 29-30 is a half-mile walk through the zombie-infested forest. The event will take place at N5905 Ormsby Road in Deerbrook from 6-10 p.m. with overflow parking at the Peck Town Hall (N5702 Ormsby Road), with shuttle busses taking those back and forth to the forest.
Your Soul is Requested at Perdition Pines Haunted Event - If you’re interested in getting chills and perhaps letting loose a few screams during a trek through some spooky woods, make your way southeast of Antigo to Perdition Pines Haunted Event on Saturday, October 23 or, even better, on Halloween weekend.
City, County Commit to Leveraging Ice Age Trail Resources - Now that Antigo is an official Ice Age Trail Community, a variety of city and county officials, Langlade County Historical Society members, and Ice Age Trail volunteers and staff members gathered to mark the designation and celebrate the new Welcome Center at the museum on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Oct. 15, 2021 -
The City of Antigo becomes an Ice Age Trail Community - The City of Antigo is the most recent addition to the Ice Age Trail Communities. To celebrate this designation there will be a designation party from 5-7 pm at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum located at 404 Superior Street in Antigo on October 20, 2021. A short presentation will be held at 5:30 pm.
Sept. 10, 2021 -
Mammoth Hike Challenge returns for 2021 - The Ice Age Trail Alliance’s popular Mammoth Hike Challenge will take place again in October. In 2021, participants are challenged to walk, hike, run or backpack 41 miles on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and visit three trail communities. Participants who complete the Mammoth Hike Challenge will earn a 2021 limited-edition challenge patch and certificate.
General Fishing Season Opens May 1: Fishing Forecasts Look Promising - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the 2021-2022 fishing season will open May 1. All regulations and license requirements still apply. Based on early harvest reports, the DNR predicts anglers across the state will have a successful opening weekend.
New Welcome Center Vestibule Open to Residents, Visitors - New Langlade County Welcome Center is located in the Langlade County Historical Society Museum, 404 Superior St. The vestibule is open now. The full Welcome Center is anticipated to open Memorial Day weekend with a grand opening set for June 12.
Apr. 9, 2021 -
Off-Road Race Update: Everything a Go for June Event at Fairgrounds - A majority of the details are finalized for the Antigo Off-Road race, courtesy of the Antigo Lions Club, set for June 5-6. The billboard is up and everything is a go for a huge off-road racing event headed to the Langlade County Fairgrounds track. The event is one of six stops on the Championship Off-Road circuit’s national tour, which includes the wildly popular Crandon Brush Run.
Apr. 7, 2021 -
Donation will Benefit Disc Golf Course - HookUp Disc Golf founder Evan Stoiber presented a $6,300 check to Antigo Parks and Recreation Department supervisor Kiel Korzinek at the Springbrook Disc Golf Course. The funds were generated through two disc golf tournaments, the Tee Pad Bash 2020 and the recent Winter Wizards 2021.
Mar. 19, 2021 -
Antigo Sno-Drifters: Keeping Trails Smooth Since 1966 - A lot goes into opening and maintaining snowmobile trails in Langlade County. The Antigo Sno-Drifters was founded in 1966 by a handful of local farmers and businessmen with converted farm equipment and a snowmobile. The club has grown to well over 100 members with modern groomers.
Mar. 17, 2021 -
Northwoods Dog Sledding - WXPR Radio talked with the Langlade County Sled Dog Club President Jamie Perry on dog sledding and breaking the myths of the sport. Dog sledding is a sport dominated by women, the dogs are typically not Siberian Huskies, and their sleds travel through the woods at incredible speeds.
Mar. 4, 2021 -
Winter Wizards tournament coming to Antigo Saturday - The Winter Wizards disc golf tournament is coming to Antigo on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The event is a fundraiser for the installation of concrete tee pads on the city’s Springbrook course and is being coordinated by HookUp Disc Golf, LLC and the local disc golfing community.
Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching. Langlade County ice shanties need to be removed March 1, 2021, if south of Highway 64 or on March 12, 2021, north of Highway 64.
ATV/UTV Operators: Ride Responsibly Labor Day Weekend - Labor Day weekend is expected to be a busy time on the ATV/UTV trails and road routes in Wisconsin. We want everyone to enjoy themselves and to return home with fun stories of their outings. To do that, knowing the ATV-UTV laws and safe operation practices is a must.
July 24, 2020 -
Streamlined Fair Opens Next Week, Oval Will Come to Life with Racing, Demo and More - Fair food, fast action in front of the Langlade County Fairgrounds grandstand in Antigo, and a sale featuring some of the area’s finest livestock will combine for a “lite” version of the Langlade County Fair. It’s being billed as “Wheels in Motion” sponsored by the Langlade County Fair Association, and will involve IRA sprint cars, sport mods and stock car races Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m.; Crazy Crash Motorsports Demo Derby on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m.; and the traditional tractor pull Sunday, Aug., 2 at noon.
July 22, 2020 -
Cleanup Continues a Year After Windstorm - Many anniversaries are meant to be celebrated. When it comes to the windstorm of one year ago, the infamous double derecho. Considering the severity of forest and property devastation, it is a true cause for celebration that throughout the county, serious injuries were minimal and no deaths were reported. The damage was historic with the cleanup work continues today.
Fourth Parade Nixed, Fireworks A Go - The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce announced that Antigo's annual Independence Day parade has been canceled. Antigo’s fireworks, sponsored by the city of Antigo, will still be displayed at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at the Antigo High School grounds.
June 11, 2020 -
After Much Planning, Street Project Gets Underway - Heavy equipment began clawing onto Antigo's downtown Fifth Avenue this week. Crews from A-1 Excavating, the general contractor, began work on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Antigo crews have prepared and installed directional signs indicating the best way to access downtown businesses utilizing side streets and the back parking lots.
National Forest Blow Down Areas Reopening In Langlade, Oconto Counties - The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has restored access to all the motorized trails. The remaining non-motorized trails are still closed, including 11 miles in the Jones Spring area and the 18-mile Popple Ridge horse trails. Those areas are not likely to open this year. Boot Lake Campground is the only developed recreation site still closed due to storm damage.
County Fair Downsized, But There Will Be Events - The Langlade County Fair will be held for the 134th time this summer, but it will be pared down and have a very different look and feel. Following a series of meetings, the fair’s board of directors announced today that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a “modified” exposition will be held July 31 and August 1, 2020
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Reopens Boat Landings and Trails - The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be lifting the closure order for boat landings on April 30, 2020. In addition, both motorized and non-motorized trails on the National Forest will be open May 8 or when local conditions allow for opening. Please check to see what trails are open before heading out.
And the Band Did Not Play on Pandemic Silences Concerts in Antigo, White Lake - Music in the Park concert series has announced that due to uncertainties about when Safer-at-Home guidelines will be lifted, along with concerns about large group gatherings, the Music in the Park series will be canceled for 2020. The cancellation covers all concerts at the Antigo City Park bandstand and the White Lake Historical Society Depot platform, Elcho is currently planning to continue its outdoor concert lineup.
Apr. 27, 2020 -
Biking In The Northwoods: A Virus Exercise Solution - If this were a normal spring, people would be starting to travel to the Northwoods to enjoy the outdoors. The State of Wisconsin, however, is encouraging people to stay in their own communities and avoid travel for recreation. But for those of us who live up here, the Northwoods offers hundreds of miles of biking trails and country roads that make great cycling routes.
Elcho Students, Staff Place Signs of Appreciation Across the Area - Elcho school staff and students are saying thank you to the community over the past several weeks. Kim Schoenrock, the Elcho Art teacher, has been working with Travis Goeks, who runs the district’s technology education program to show appreciation to local businesses with students' creative artwork.
Deede Invites Customers to Get ‘Grounded’ at New Coffee Shop - As of March 26, Grounded 54409 has opened for a drive-thru business. The vintage coffee and ice cream lounge has completely renovated the building, located at 403 Superior Street, adjacent to the Boys and Girls club, and turned it into a cozy spot to enjoy a wide variety of full-flavored drinks and ice cream.
How Wisconsin Helps Movement - Travel Wisconsin has laughed a grassroots movement to share the good-spirited things we’re seeing and doing in Wisconsin to help each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharing on social media photos and news links, telling the stories of the many ways people, businesses and communities are helping one another and add the #HowWiHelp hashtag.
Mar. 26, 2020 -
De-Stress with a Walk, City, State Parks Remain Available - In his stay-at-home emergency order now in effect, Gov. Tony Evers recognized that getting outdoors—in a safe manner—is essential for the health and well-being of residents. Locally, the city of Antigo’s playgrounds, restrooms, and shelters are closed, but parks are open to activities that comply with social distancing requirements.
Antigo Adds More Recreational Opportunities - In 2020, the City of Antigo will again be partnering with various groups and organizations for park, trail, and facility improvements as well as development of new recreational programming and activities.
Snowmobile Trails Await Colder Temps - Snowmobilers may be revving their engines, but a combination of factors mean it will be a while before trails are rideable across Langlade County. The problems include tree blocking many popular snowmobile trails and swamps and lakes remain thawed, making them impassable for groomers.
DNR Warns Hunters of Remaining Storm Damage in Oconto, Langlade Counties - If your hunting grounds are in Oconto or Langlade County, be careful because there is still damage from July storms in the area. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says hunters may encounter unrecognizable or inaccessible locations and may need to scout for new areas to hunt.
Clearing the Trails - Team Rubicon, a nonprofit disaster relief team that utilizes the skills of military veterans and first responders, deployed to Oconto and Langlade Counties for a second wave of cleanup. When leaders at Miller-Bradford & Risberg in Waukesha County heard about the type of equipment needed by the Team Rubicon, they signed on to help by donating equipment.
Nov. 1, 2019 -
'Dirty Dog' Races Set this Weekend - Lovers of dogs, competition, and autumn Northwoods weather can get a taste of all three this weekend (November 2-3, 2019), when the 14th annual Dirty Dog Dryland Derby takes place at MaKaJaWan Boy Scout Camp in Pearson. Racing will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission and parking is free.
Oct. 30, 2019 -
Lily Snowmobile Club Getting Major Help Preparing for the New Season - Volunteers from the Lily Sno-Birds Snowmobile Club welcomed some heavy equipment from GNR Equipment of Black Creek and Mountain's Chute Pond Snowmobile Club to clear the Wolf River State Trail near Hollister. The group cleared the massive blowdowns that remained following the July 19 windstorms.
Make-A-Wish Ride, Fund-Raiser this Weekend - The weather will be cool but hearts will be warm when the 12th annual ATV/UTV charity ride returns to Langlade County this weekend (October 12, 2019). The ride is hosted by the Kettle Morraine ATV Association in conjunction with the local club and the Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association to benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.
Springbrook Trail True Community Gem - Pastor Dick Kendal shares gives a first hand prespective on Antigo's Springbrook Trail opprotunities. He tells about his appreciation of the Springbrook Trail, looking at the recreational faciity with a new set of eyes that unveils the gem it truly is.
Sept. 11, 2019 -
Weather, Just About Everything Perfect for Wolfman on Saturday - The weather cooperated and an outstanding day of competition and fun along the Wolf River was enjoyed Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the 25th anniversary of the Wolfman Triathlon. The event was created a quarter century ago to showcase the kayaking, biking and running opportunities along the scenic and challenging Wolf River in eastern Langlade County. Find out the results.
Sept. 6, 2019 -
Fall in Love With the Byway Awarded Year 2 JEM Grant - The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway's Fall in Love With the Byway promotion, which includes, sections of Highway 55 along the Wolf River in eastern Langlade County, has been awarded a 2nd year Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant through the Wisconsin epartment of Tourism.
Wolfman Triathlon, the 25th, will be Held on, Along the River Saturday - The Wolfman Triathlon, one of the nation’s first off-road triathlons, will celebrate its 25th anniversary September 7th weekend. The event, which highlights the rugged and beautiful terrain of eastern Langlade County along the Wolf River, has expanded into two days of activities, with events opening Friday night and continuing well past the close of racing Saturday.
Aug. 14, 2019 -
July 19 Storm Impact on Langlade County Recreation - The July 19, 2019 storm has had a lasting impact on Langlade County's landscape and recreation. With the extent of damage from the storm, it will take some time to clear trails to make them safe for users.
Aug. 14, 2019 -
LAMBA Trail Report 8/14/19 - Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail, Wolf River State Trail (non-mortorized section), Wolf River Mountain Bike Trail trail report from August 13, 2019.
Aug. 1, 2019 -
Second Annual Sustainable Farm Tour Set for County Sites Saturday - The second annual Langlade County Sustainable Farm Tour, featuring an opportunity to discover farms in Langlade County, will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Everyone is invited to take their choice and tour Canopy Gardens, Grandview Orchard, Igl Farms, McDougal’s Farms, and Bures Organic Valley dairy farm.
Local Organization Featuring Bald Eagle in 4th of July Tours - The Raptor Education Group, Inc. (REGI) is a local organization that is hosting special tours in July to feature the majestic bald eagle. The nonprofit hosts public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer. The July tour’s will spotlight the bald eagle with the hopes of educating visitors of their importance in central Wisconsin.
July 1, 2019 -
Summer fun at Bear Paw Resort in Langlade County - The outdoors await you in Langlade County this summer at the Bear Paw Resort. Justin Steinbrinck from Fox 11 News spent some time in the on the Wolf River this week learning more about what makes this place a special stop for the summertime.
June 20, 2019 -
Northwoods Triple Crown Returning in Mid-July - The Northwoods Triple Crown - a one-of-a-kind celebration of bulls, barrels and barbecue - returns to the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo for the three-day event running July 12 to 14, 2019. In 2019, it will offer a salute to the logging camps that once dotted the northwoods.
June 13, 2019 -
In the 1920's, Elcho Was an English Tudor Village - In 1923, a fire in Elcho resulted in a dramatic shift for the way the Langlade County town looked. Two fires changed Elcho's look. Elcho became one of the most architecturally striking towns in Wisconsin.
A dedicated group of Ice Age Trail volunteers, known as the “Blazing Babes” upgraded the signage along with 11.2 mile Old Railroad Segment of the Ice Age Trail National Scenic in June 2019.
June 4, 2019 -
Scout Camps Offer Northwoods Experiences to Thousands - During the summer months Langlade County becomes a temporary home to many part-time residents and visitors. For a large number of young boys and girls a stay at summer camp in the area has become a tradition and the basis of lifelong friendships and memories.
‘Denim and Diamonds’ Saturday at North Star - Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary has created a new event for its 2019 fund-raiser, Demin & Diamonds, with proceeds supporting equipment needs for the hospital’s emergency department. It promises to be a gala affair, beginning with registration at 5 p.m on Saturday, May 18.
Plow Days Called a Great Success - It was a great day at the 2019 Old Time Plow Days event held in Polar, WI this past Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Northwoods Tractor Club.
May 3, 2019 -
Old Time Plow Days Set Saturday - Old Time Plow Days will be held at Polar Ball Filed on Saturday, May 4, 2019 starting at 9:30 am. Come see demonstrations of plowing, threshing, chopping and chain saw carving, a petting zoo, displays, flea market and crafters and other vendors on the grounds.
On a Wintery Day, Summertime Music Information is Distributed - The 2019 Langlade County Music in the Park program has been released for Antigo, Elcho, and White Lake, which includes many area favorites like Hip Pocket, Lovin Country, MLC Blues band, Elvis Tribute and the Hayek Family, Northern Aires, Antigo Community Band and many, many more.
Apr. 11, 2019 -
Get Out the Green, Gold, Packer Tailgate Saturday - This Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour will be stopping in Antigo. Habitat for Humanity of Langlade County will receive 100 percent of profits from the event, which caps off a week-long whirlwind tour across the state by Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy and a host of recent standouts. Read more about what the Antigo stop has to offer.
Mar. 28, 2019 -
Harness Races Added to the Draw for the 2019 Langlade County Fair - Horsepower will returns to the racetrack at the Langlade County Fair this summer with trotters and pacers on Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019. Other attractions will be IRA winged stock cars on Friday night, demo derby on Saturday night, and tractor pull on Sunday night after the harness races.
Mar. 21, 2019 -
Noted Comedy Team Visits This Weekend - Enjoy some “Ebony & Irony” this weekend at North Star Lanes. Nationally-acclaimed comedian Bob Zany is making his springtime trip to Antigo and he is bringing a friend, Jimmie Walker, for shows Friday, March 22, 2019, at 9:30 pm and Saturday, March 23, 2019, with dinner at 6:00 pm.
Mar. 12, 2019 -
Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour - Every year the Green Bay Packers hit the road for the Packers Tailgate Tour to celebrate and thank fans in person as well as help local charities. Saturday, April 13th, 2019 Habitat for Humanity of Langlade County will host the areas ultimate tailgate party in Antigo at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
Mar. 11, 2019 -
Across Northwoods, Sports are Going to the Dogs - You don’t have to be a musher to know that these dogs are ready for action. A cacophony of howls and barks fills the snowy air near the Doty Town Hall on a February Sunday afternoon. The Doty Dog Days of Winter event is a more varied canine spectacle. The Doty event is a great example of why this area of Wisconsin is such a popular home to some, and destination for many, sled dog racers.
Mar. 6, 2019 -
'Cabin Fever' Fund-raiser for Boys & Girls Club is Saturday - Even the most ardent lover of all-things winter is likely suffering from a bad case of cabin fever, and this weekend that will be a good thing. The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County will host its first annual “Cabin Fever” fund-raiser Saturday, March 9, 2019, featuring live music along with great food and drinks at “The Block,” the headquarters of North Central Sales Auctions LLC, located at Highway 45 and 52, Aniwa. It will run from 6 to 11 p.m.
Feb. 19, 2019 -
Packer's Tailgate Tour is Here April 13 - Several Packer greats, along with President/CEO Mark Murphy will visit Antigo as part of the team's annual Tailgate Tour, a five-day blitz across the state. The tour will come to the Langlade County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 13. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the event getting underway at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Langlade County Habitat for Humanity.
Feb. 12, 2019 -
Community Update On Recreation, Park Developments - The City of Antigo is fortunate as a community to have an abundance of neighborhood parks, community facilities and recreational opportunities promoting active lifestyles, with 21 parks totaling over 100 acres of park space within city limits. There’s no excuse not to get outside. The continued development of these parks and green spaces is a shared community effort.
Feb. 1, 2019 -
Classic Cruise is Set for Saturday, Weather Expected to be Excellent - The weather is expected to be fine for the 16th annual Classic Cruise Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event is hosted by the Deerbrook Bridge Runners Snowmobile Club. It will be headquartered at Quinn's Bar in Neva Corners, with registration at 10 a.m. and the ride at noon.
Jan. 24, 2019 -
Elcho Cross Country-Ski Club will Host Ski Junket on Saturday - The weather promises to be brisk but Michelle’s Lodge will be inviting and the trails groomed and packed for the 28th annual ski junket hosted by the Elcho Cross-Country Ski Club on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moccasin Ski Trail, located west of Elcho off Moccasin Lake Road.
Dirty Dog Dryland Race This Weekend at Pearson Camp - Dirty Dog Dryland Race will be held November 3 & 4, 2018, at MaKaJaWan Boy Scout Reservation in Pearson. The races starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and concluding each day by about 2:30 p.m. There is no fee for parking or admittance and spectators are welcome.
ATV/UTV Charity Ride Gets a Start This Morning, Draws a Crowd - Preliminaries to the 11th annual ATV/UTV Charity Ride kicked off with riders from throughout Langlade County joining members of the Kettle Moraine ATV Club and the Wisconsin ATV-UTV Association on an outing across northeastern Langlade County. The rite is actually three days of activities, with Saturday's main event and banquet, with proceeds earmarked to the Make-a-wish Foundation.
Despite the Weather, Cheerful Group Works Today on Ice Age Trail Unit - This morning volunteers gathered at the staging area for the Ice Age Trail Alliance Mobile Skills Crew. Volunteers will spend the next week rerouting a 10-mile portion of The Old Railroad Segment. The new route will showcase hidden gems that even the most dedicated hikers may not know exist, including old growth white pines, stands of hemlock and a tiny no-name lake.
Oct. 8, 2018 -
For Local Youth, No More Tough Sledding - A Rotary project is making improvements to the City of Antigo's sledding hill by picking rocks, adding plants, grading the hill, punching post holes and installing railings for improved safety and aesthetics.
Fall Ice Age Trail Hike Set for Saturday - Enjoy a fall hike on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Langlade County on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Meet 9 a.m. in front of the Langlade County Forestry Office at the fairgrounds. The hike will be a five-mile trek on a new portion of the Old Railroad segment recently rerouted through the Jack Lake ski trail area.
Late Summer hike Set Saturday on Rail Segment of Ice Age Trail - A new portion of a long-standing trail will be explored Saturday, during a late summer hike hosted by the Langlade County Ice Age Trail Chapter. This September hike will be a five-mile trek on a new portion of the Old Railroad Segment recently rerouted through the Jack Lake cross country ski trail area by chapter volunteers.
Aug. 30, 2018 -
Big Rolling Stone Picnic Set Sunday - The Rolling Stone Lake picnic for 2018 is just about ready to open Sunday, September 2, 2018, for a day of fun, music, games, food, drinks and more in northeastern Langlade County. The picnic is an important fundraiser being held to operate an aggressive summertime aquatic weed harvest program to improve the recreation opportunities on the lake.
Aug. 27, 2018 -
Crisp Apples, Sweet Maple Syrup are on These Farm Tours - Crisp apples from Grandview Orchard & Nursery Stock and tasty maple syrup from Tapped Maple Syrup are among the farms that will be featured at the first Sustainable Farm Tour Saturday, August 25 in Antigo and Deerbrook.
Aug. 24, 2018 -
Homegrown Veggies, Organic Spuds on This Tour of Farms in County - Home-grown fresh vegetables from McDougals Farm and organic potatoes from Igl's Farm are among the farms that will be featured at the first Sustainable Farm Tour in Antigo and Deerbrook on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Saturday's event will feature six local operations.
Aug. 23, 2018 -
Farm Tour Features Organic Milk, Hydroponic Tomatoes - Organic milk from Bures Organic Dairy Farm and hydroponic tomatoes from Canopy Gardens are among the areas/farms that will be featured at the first Sustainable Farm Tour Saturday, August 25, 2018, in Antigo and Deerbrook.
Aug. 22, 2018 -
Sustainable farm tours are set in area, the public is invited to join in - Langlade County is being a hub for the one of the fastest growing trends agriculture—sustainable farming—and the public is invited to take a look at 9 am, 11 am, and 2 pm. The first Sustainable Farm Tour, featuring six local operations devoted to providing delicious potatoes, dairy, fruits, veggies, maple syrup, and meats, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25 in Antigo and Deerbrook.
MK Triathlon July 14 at Jack Lake's Facilities - MK Triathlon—formerly known as the Splash-N-Dash—will be held on July 14, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake. Organizers this year are trying to increase involvement by not only make it a fun-filled day for racers, but for everyone involved.
July 2, 2018 -
Great Northern Campground's Ammentities - Great Northern Campground is Langlade County’s newest campground, offering 53 sites, most with water and electrical hook-ups. It also offers a large swimming pond with sand beach, showers and flush toilets. It is located on the ATV/UTV trail. Daily and seasonal sites are available. Dogs are welcome.
Happy Campers Return to Boulder Lake - Campers return to Boulder Lake Campground after U.S. Forest Service Officials temporarily closed the campground. Cindy Loewenhagen and Chris Doorn's family explain the beauty of the area.
May 29, 2018 -
Fall In Love With the Byway Awarded JEM Grant - The Wisconsin Department of Tourism will be awarding a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant for the Fall in Love With the Byway promotion in August. The Fall in Love With the Byway promotion is a cooperative effort between Langlade, Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties to market the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway.
Rodeo Event Gallops into Second Year with Help from Tourism Grant - Black Hawk Hill Horse Park, Inc. is lassoing in family fun at the second annual Northwoods Triple Crown Festival with help from a $20,564 Joint Effort Market (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Grant funds will go toward online, print and radio advertisements for the event.
Registration Opens for Summer Triathlon - The unique Splash-N-Dash, will be reborn, with a new name and new features, this summer. On July 14, the Antigo Swim Club will host the inaugural MK Off-Road Triathlon, along with the classic duathlon, at Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake.
Plow Days Saturday at Polar Park - The Old Time Plow Days, sponsored by the Northwoods Tractor Club, will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Polar Recreational Ball Park, located east of Antigo at N2700 County Highway S.
May 3, 2018 -
Langlade County Seeking Input on Biking and Walking - Langlade County is currently seeking input on bicycling and walking throughout the county and in its towns, villages and cities. Two tools have been made available to help people provide their input including an online survey and an interactive mapping exercise.
Apr. 3, 2018 -
Langlade County Bike and Walking Survey - Help North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) and Langlade County to develop a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the community by taking a survey and interactive mapping exercise.
Mar. 16, 2018 -
Parade, Parties, Food to Mark St. Pat's - A happy twist of the calendar puts St. Patrick’s Day on a Saturday this year, and just about everyone will be a little bit Irish for a few hours in Langlade County.
Mar. 5, 2018 -
Kettlebowl Celebrates '18 Fun Day - The 2018 Kettlebowl Fun Day was a reunion for people who have been associated with the ski and recreation area northeast of Antigo for decades.
Tombstone Club to Host Chili Ride Saturday - The Tombstone Pickerel Sno Club will host one of its major fund-raisers, its annual chili ride-in, running from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Tombstone Pickerel Sno Club tractor and equipment storage building at N9398 Hwy. DD, Pickerel, WI.
Feb. 9, 2018 -
White Lake Fishing Derby Will be Held Saturday - The 44th annual White Lake Fire Department Fishing Derby is set for this Saturday, February 10th. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is headquartered at the heated White Lake Pavilion.
Use of Motorized Recreational Vehicles in Wolf River Area Eyed - The public has the opportunity to review and comment on proposed amendments that would provide access for motorized recreational vehicles at three properties, including the Upper Wolf River Fisheries Area. Potential changes in the state management plan are under review by the Natural Resources Board, with a decision expected later this spring.
Jan. 19, 2018 -
New Snow Means Kettlebowl Will Open - Opening weekend for Kettlebowl Ski Hill will be Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21. The ski hill will be open from noon to 4 p.m. both days.
A History of Forestry for Langlade County and the City of Antigo - The City of Antigo has been awarded a DNR Urban Forestry Grant. Part of the grant includes funding for public education and outreach. The below information is one of nine articles that will be published regarding urban forestry for the City of Antigo as well as forestry for Langlade County.
Michelle's Lodge dedication Saturday - Michelle's Lodge dedication is slated at the trailhead from 1 to 4 p.m., with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Moccasin Lake trailhead is located west of Elcho.
Dec. 26, 2017 -
Sustainable Recreation Program Public Input - The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is seeking input until December 31, 2017, from recreationists and community stakeholders as it works to develop a sustainable recreation program, specifically for its campgrounds, boat landings, trailheads, picnic areas and beaches.
Nov. 15, 2017 -
Volunteers Working at Kettlebowl - Those who would like to become a volunteer at Kettlebowl Ski Hill are urged to attend a meeting of the Langlade County Ski Club Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Antigo Public Library.
Big Off-Road Fund-Raiser Being Held Here - Kettle Moraine ATV Association and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin are rolling into Antigo as guests of the Antigo ATV/UTV Club, bringing their 10th annual charity ride to a community eager to help.
Antigo Area ATV/UTV Club to host 10th Annual Charity Ride - Thanks to support from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and the Kettle Moraine ATV Association, the Antigo ATV/UTV Club is hosting its 10th Annual Charity Ride on Saturday, October 14th, bringing a chance for joy to a two young men as they deal with the difficulties of cancer.
Oct. 6, 2017 -
Two Mountain Bike Trails to be Dedicated Sunday - After a summer of work, and the efforts of a cadre of enthusiastic volunteers, the newest additions to the Langlade County of Trails will be dedicated this Sunday, October 8, at Jack Lake and Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail.
Sept. 29, 2017 -
Dog-Powered Fun Set for Saturday at Pearson-Area Camp - Grab your canine best friend and head out to MaKaJaWan Boy Scout Camp in Pearson on Saturday, October 1st for the free Dog Powered Sports 101, a day of fun and activity for dogs and their human buddies. Hosted by the Langlade County Sled Dog Club, the free educational event will open at 9 a.m.
Sept. 26, 2017 -
Boys, Girls Fund-Raiser Draws a Colorful Crowd - Here are the results of the Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County 3rd Annual Bright Futures 5K Color Run/Walk held on September 23, 2017, at the Langlade County Fairground in Antigo.
Antigo Rotary Helping Cycle Trail - Rotarians joined with members of the Langlade Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) at Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake recently, presenting a check for $5,000 toward the mountain bike trail development project.
Loren Barske Wins 'Best of Show' - Here are the results from the 2017 Badgerland Classics and Customs Car Show held this past Sunday at Antigo’s Peaceful Valley Park Sunday.
Aug. 15, 2017 -
Crowd Huge for Bull Riding Event - Langlade County hit a trifecta this weekend at the inaugural Northwoods Triple Crown. The three-day event, a mix of barbecue competitions, barrel racing and professional bull riding, drew an outstanding crowd to the Langlade County Fairgrounds on a very busy August weekend.
Aug. 15, 2017 -
Local Grillmasters Win Award - Local grillmasters won People's Choice honors at an inaugural barbecue cookoff Saturday as part of the Northwoods Triple Crown.
MC Country Fest Brings the Spirit of FuddFest Back to Langlade County - The last time live country music was heard on the campgrounds of western Langlade County was four years ago as the popular festival known of as FuddFest saw its final act played in 2013. Come August this year, however, the spirit that was FuddFest returns to the Deerbrook area in the form of MC Country Fest, bringing the music, party and community together once again.
July 19, 2017 -
Kids from Wisconsin Pay Visit Tuesday - Antigo will welcome home Brennon Brown and Isaac Cuellar when the Kids From Wisconsin come to the high school’s Volm Theater on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
July 18, 2017 -
Annual Splash-n-Dash Set for Saturday at Jack Lake Facilities - The weather promises to be delightful for Saturday’s fifth annual Splash-n-Dash Duathlon, the only race of its kind in Northcentral Wisconsin. The race, a mix of swimming and running, will be held at Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake starting at 8:30 a.m.
Ribbon Clipped at Heinzen Pavilion - Members of the Heinzen family, equipped with a bucketful of scissors provided by Antigo Park and Recreation Director Sarah Repp, clipped a ceremonial ribbon officially opening the Heinzen Peaceful Valley Pavilion on Friday.
June 23, 2017 -
Quad, Cycle Racing Here Saturday - The Rib Mountain Riders will fire up the Langlade County Fairgrounds race track for the first time in nearly a year when they bring a program of quad and motorcycle events to the Antigo facility. The youth classes will hit the big half-mile clay track at 6 p.m., and the pro classes will be out and riding at 9 p.m. Saturday.
June 23, 2017 -
Triple Crown Festival Gets a Helping Hand, to be Held Here Aug. 11-13 - Antigo was once the horse racing hub of Wisconsin with a new event is honoring that history and hopes to create new traditions of its own. The Northwoods Triple Crown Festival will highlight the best of Wisconsin's equestrian background Aug. 11 through 13, mixing food, memories, and, of course, friendly competitions.
Rodeo Event Highlights Wisconsin’s Equestrian Background with Help from Tourism Grant - Northwoods Triple Crown Festival is highlighting the best of Wisconsin’s equestrian background with a three-day family-friendly event. With help from a $26,677 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Black Hawk Hill Horse Park, Inc. is bringing the excitement of classic rodeo-style events to the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo on August 11-13.
New, Expansive Bike Trail Draws Support - An expansive new bike trail system, designed to connect all ages with the outdoors while enhancing recreational opportunities, is being constructed at the Veterans Memorial Park complex at Jack Lake.
Plow Days was a Great Success - The Northwoods Tractor Club marked an excellent 2017 Old Time Plow Days Old Time Plow Days celebration Saturday at the Polar Recreational Ball Park.
Apr. 26, 2017 -
Langlade County ATV Trails - The Spring/Summer/Fall State funded ATV and UTV trails in Langlade County will open for the season at 7:00 am Monday, May 1, 2017. Early season trail conditions will exist with trails in generally fair to good condition. Please use caution as some areas may still be wet and trail work is ongoing.
Apr. 20, 2017 -
First Ice Age Trail Hike of the Season to be Held Saturday - The first hike of the season on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Langlade County will be held Saturday, April 22, starting at 9 am for the Langlade County Forestry Office located at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. They will be hiking the Old Railroad segment.
L.A. Arts 6th Annual Snow Ball lights up North Star Lanes Saturday - The Langlade Area Arts (L.A. Arts) invites the public to its sixth annual Snow Ball fundraiser, entitled “An Evening of a Shimmering Blue Winter Wonderland,” with music by Hip Pocket to be held on Saturday, February 18th at North Star Lanes Banquet Hall, beginning at 7:00 PM.
Classic Cruise Roars Out of Neva Saturday - The Deerbrook Bridge Runners Snowmobile Club will host the 14th annual vintage and antique snowmobile ride, Classic Cruise, headquartered at Quinn’s Bar in Neva Corners.
Trails Reopen, County Ride Gets Started - Just over 24 hours after the snowmobile trails were reopened in Langlade County, sledders revved up their machines for the 22nd annual Langlade County Snowmobile Council ride.
Jan. 31, 2017 -
Elcho Ski Junket Event Was a Success - The parking lot was filled and the bonfire was blazing for the Elcho Cross-Country Ski Club’s annual junket held Saturday at the Moccasin Trail.
Snowmobile Trail Grooming - Have you ever wondered why the groomer wasn’t out last night? Everyone has had a day where the trails weren’t as smooth as the day before, and you just can’t understand why. Well, here’s a little insight into trail grooming.
Dec. 15, 2016 -
Make Sure Snowmobile Trails are Open and Safe Before Heading Out - In spite of the snowfall across much of Wisconsin in recent days, the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) wants to remind riders that most snowmobile trails in the state are not yet open. The majority of the snowmobile trails in the state are located on private property and without the generosity of these thousands of landowners, the Wisconsin snowmobile trail system would not be possible
What's New For The Deer Seasons In 2016? - There are a few notable changes for the 2016 deer hunting season, and you can find them in a helpful "Deer Hunt 2016 - What do you need to know?" Other documents can be found at dnr.wi.gov, keyword "deer."
Nov. 8, 2016 -
'Dirty Dog' Draw a Star and a Crowd - Champion musher Hugh Neff exchanged his sled for a wheeled cart and his parka for shirtsleeves at the Dirty Dog Dryland Derby this weekend.
Nov. 3, 2016 -
'9 to 5' musical opens on Friday - Office shenanigans—good and not so good—will be on display when Antigo Community Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical’’ beginning Friday.
Hikers Enjoy Outing at Parrish Hills, Erect Interpretive Marker - Twenty-one hikers enjoyed a warm fall hike on the Parrish Hills segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail earlier this month. They also observed a ribbon cutting ceremony of an interpretative marker which tells a tale about a vanished trail landmark along the segment in northwest Langlade County.
Oct. 26, 2016 -
Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is Underway - The North Central Wisconsin Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is assess existing conditions related to bicycling and walking, identify other potential trail and route user groups, identify routes and describe policies and programs to assist local governments in improving bicycling and walking and promote connectivity between communities and destinations throughout north central Wisconsin.
Oct. 20, 2016 -
Elcho Students Work on Trail Project - On Friday, sixth through eighth grade students from the School District of Elcho traveled to the trail for a morning of maintenance work mixed with some hiking and other activities.
Sept. 30, 2016 -
Fall Ice Age Outing is Saturday - A fall hike on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Langlade County will take place Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the Parrish Hills segment.
Dog-Powered Event To Share Data With Public - Members of the Langlade County Sled Dog Club will be sharing information about how dog owners can team up with their dog for fun and fitness at a special dog powered sports weekend slated Saturday and Sunday at the MaKaJaWan Boy Scout Camp, W6730 Hwy. T, Pearson. The event will run Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 pm., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Sept. 16, 2016 -
Fly-In Set for Airport Here on Saturday - Walker Aviation is inviting all to pay a visit to the Antigo Fly In, which opens at 10 a.m. at the facility at Highways 52 and 45 just northeast of the city.
'Wolfies,' Volunteers to Help Make 22nd Wolfman A Success - Hundreds of wolfies, support teams and volunteers converged on the Wolf River Saturday for the 22nd Wolfman Triathlon, a unique off road triathlon highlighting the rugged terrain of the eastern part of Langlade County in and around the upper Wolf River.
Another Wolfman Crowd Expected - Saturday marks the 22nd year of The Wolfman Triathlon, a unique off-road triathlon which highlights the rugged and beautiful terrain of the eastern part of Langlade County in and around the upper Wolf River.
It's Apple-Picking Time at Grandview - The venerable orchard, now well-past the 50-year mark, opens today under a recent change in ownership and a renewed commitment to sharing the natural taste and nutrition of home-grown apples with consumers.
Karl Schulz Wins 'Best of Show' Award - The 2016 Badgerland show at Peaceful Valley Park drew nearly 300 entries, a range of motorcycles, trucks and cars — hundreds of them in every size, age and condition. Here is a list of award winners.
Aug. 19, 2016 -
Festival Set Saturday at Polar - Timber Haven, in cooperation with the community, fire department and other local businesses, will host what is billed as the First Ever Polar Fest Saturday afternoon and evening.
DNR Outdoor Recreation Survey - Interested in outdoor recreation? Willing to tell us what types of activities you participate in? Have thoughts about what is currently available in Wisconsin and what's most needed? The DNR is conducting an outdoor recreation survey.
White Lake To Celebrate Centennial This Year - White Lake is celebrating its Centennial in 2016 with events and activities taking place throughout the year. In 100 years the community has many happenings along the way. We start with details of the first decade 1916-1925.
Winding Down the Wolf - Discover Wisconsin episode "Winding Down the Wolf" was aired on March 5 & 6. Here is another chance to watch it.
Feb. 29, 2016 -
Discover Wisconsin TV Show Highlights Langlade County March 5-6 - Langlade County is getting its turn on the silver screen soon. Discover Wisconsin are showcasing a handful of communities located along the Wolf River. The episode, called “Winding Down the Wolf,” premieres March 5-6 and will highlight destinations and recreational opportunities in Fremont, Langlade County, Menominee Nation and Shawano.
Feb. 26, 2016 -
Kettlebowl Fun Day Is Sunday, Everyone Welcome At The Local Hill - Kettlebowl Fun Day returns on Sunday. Volunteers are planning a hunt on the hill for plastic eggs filled with prizes. There will also be prize drawings, including chances to win a snowboard or one of several ski helmets, and the ever-popular youth costume contest.
Feb. 18, 2016 -
DNR Begins Easier Access to Licenses, More - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources this week began implementing a new customer service and license sales system designed to make it easier for customers to buy hunting and fishing licenses, register boats and recreational vehicles and get information about hunter education and safety courses.
Classic Cruise Another Big Success - The 13th annual Classic Cruise, an annual winter event for the vintage and antique snowmobile crowd, was another giant success here Saturday.
Feb. 9, 2016 -
Spychalla Shelter Dedicated Saturday - The event, held at the Jack Lake Ski Trail, marked the dedication of Spychalla Lodge, constructed with a $35,000 donation from the family in honor of patriarch Jim Spychalla, who died in December, 2014 at the age of 87.
White Lake Prepares for Centennial - The village of White Lake, long a hub of logging, manufacturing and recreation in eastern Langlade County, is celebrating its centennial year in an extra-big way during 2016.
Peaceful Valley Pavilion Moving Forward - Just in time for the holidays, Don and Audrey Heinzen have stepped forward as the anonymous donors to the Peaceful Valley pavilion, a city of Antigo project that will enhance recreational and gathering options in the heart of the community.
Fall Colors Start To Show In The North - Wisconsin’s fall color show is beginning in northern regions of the state, and the red, yellow and russet hues are expected to be spectacular, according to forestry specialists.
Sept. 15, 2015 -
Wolfman Draws Athletes To Area - The Wolfman Triathlon, a celebration of athletics, camaraderie and the spectacular scenery of eastern Langlade County, brought over 400 athletes, their support crews and droves of spectators to the Wolf River on Saturday.
Ice Age Trail Gets A Boost - A 39-acre parcel of property in Langlade County will soon be home to a new segment of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, a hiking path that runs east from Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls to Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay.
Aug. 27, 2015 -
Five Homes on Auxiliary Parade - Five one-of-a-kind homes, ranging from a restored country home to a stately rural manor, will mark the 2015 Parade of Homes conducted by Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary.
Garden Tour Set on Saturday - Five one-of-a-kind gardens, all located within an easy drive south and west of Antigo, will be featured on this years tour, including the Molly and Eric Gunderson home along Highway 52 in Aniwa that regularly draws attention for its wild and whimsical sculptures.
Ice Age Trail Gets Antigo Area Land - Thirty-nine plus acres in the town of Antigo in Langlade County will one day include a section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a 1,200-mile hiking path that traces the geology left by the most recent glacier, thanks to the partnership of private landowners, the Ice Age Trail Alliance, the National Park Service and the state of Wisconsin.
June 6-7 is Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin - The first weekend in June offers ample opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors in Wisconsin as the state celebrates "free fun weekend." Admission stickers are waived for Wisconsin's state parks and forests, trail passes are waived for state bicycle and all-terrain vehicle trails and no fishing licenses are needed to fish state waters. People who camp at state parks still need to pay for their campsites.
May 22, 2015 -
Four Wisconsin Whitewater Rafting Trips for Beginners - The thrill of water rushing toward you on a hot summer day has plenty of appeal, but the thrill of rushing toward that water in a small rubber raft while navigating between rocks can be daunting when you've never tried it before.
ATV/UTV ride draws a big crowd - The Antigo ATV/UTV Club held its initial ride on a trail system that starts on Amron Avenue, opening a major area for adventure on the four-wheeled machines that can go pretty well anywhere.
40 Steps - Ice Age Trail Article - The evening of October 4, 2014, the Langlade County Ice Age Chapter's long-awaited 40th Anniversary celebration was held at Swartzendruber's Supper Club.
Feb. 27, 2015 -
Local Cross Country Skiers Compete in Birkie, Kortie - Langlade County cross country skiers, and a few who have moved on after honing their skiing on the local trails, participated in the 42nd American Birkebeiner and related races in northwestern Wisconsin on Saturday.
Feb. 25, 2015 -
KAOS Visits Langlade County - The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) statewide KAOS (Kids and Adults on Sleds) gathered at Camp Nana Bo Sho on Waubee Lake in Oconto County for a training workshop and a trail ride on Feb. 13-15, 2015.
City Trails Perfect For A Brisk Bike Ride - The crew’s choice this week for keeping the winter blues away in Antigo is to go snow biking, whether on one of the newfangled fat tire models gaining wild popularity among adventure seekers, on a plastic-tired Big Wheel on a jaunt down the driveway, or maybe something in between.
Feb. 7, 2015 -
Beat winter blues on a slippery slope - It’s easier than skiing, requires little more than a slippery slope and a plastic sled costing a couple bucks or so, and assures heart-stopping, terrifying fun.
DNR's First Harvest Certificate - If you would like to receive a first harvest certificate, complete the information on this link and upload a photo of your harvest. The DNR will send you a printable certificate of your harvest.
Farm Market Opening Saturday in Antigo - The Antigo Farmers Market will open for its seventh summer season on Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of the Country Store at Fourth Avenue and Superior Street downtown
Survey: Silent Sports Major Tourism Draw - Silent sports and related events, such as the Birkebeiner cross-county ski race near Cable and the Wolf Man Triathlon at White Lake play an important role in Wisconsin’s outdoor recreation and economic development, according to a recent report.
Promoting Langlade County: Deleglise Style - Among Francis Deleglise’s many roles in the history of Antigo was his promotion of the city, and his realty business, through brochures and letters encouraging families to settle in the region
Cheesemaker Announces $14 Million Expansion - The Sartori Co., a family-owned cheese company, announced today that it will embark on a $14 million expansion and renovation project at its plants in Antigo and Plymouth – a project that is expected to create up to 53 new jobs.
Dirty Dog Derby Event Set This Weekend - Some of the best dryland sled dog racers in the Midwest will gather at the MaKaJaWan Boy Scout Camp in Pearson this weekend for the eigth annual Dirty Dog Dryland Derby.
State Posts Boost In Tourism Spending - Travelers contributed $16.8 billion to Wisconsin’s economy last year, including $61.6 million in Langlade County, according to a state tourism report released Friday.
200 mile Journey in a Wheelbarrow - To most people the wheelbarrow is a utilitarian object. But for William Cross of Antigo, a machinist working for the railroad,
and 13 others from 12 Wisconsin communities it was part of an endurance event and a means of earning badly needed extra dollars during the Great Depression. What was billed as “the world’s greatest wheelbarrow race” was another of the many endurance events of the Roaring Twenties and 1930s.
Apr. 16, 2013 -
Ice Age Trail Boosts State's Economy - The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, with 50 miles winding through Langlade County, attracts an estimated 1.2 million visitors every year and trail users contribute approximately $113 million annually to Wisconsin’s economy, according to surveys conducted last year of trail users and businesses along the trail.
Mar. 14, 2013 -
Langlade Springs Bottles Excellent Water - “It’s the best water,” Jim Hose, plant manager at Langlade Springs, said this morning as hundreds and hundreds of bottles were moving on production lines at the Polar facility.
Pickerel Plunge Event Set For Saturday - Temperatures are expected to rise to around the freezing mark this weekend, which will make participation in area events a bit more bearable when compared to the most recent weekend. However, some will choose to suffer the cold effects of an area waterway as part of one of this weekends events.
Winter Fun in Langlade County - While some animals go into hibernation for the winter and some people settle down in front of their televisions or computers, others in Langlade County, the "County of Trails" embrace the call of the outdoors.
Jan. 8, 2013 -
Building Projects Advances In Antigo - The walls are steadily rising on what will be Antigo’s tallest industrial building—an addition to the Freshtech facility in the city’s northside industrial park.
Langlade County Holds A Great Timber Sale - The Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department reported that the fall, 2012 timber sale opening on Dec. 13 provided record shattering receipts of $1,161,340.25. These were the last timber sales overseen by Steve Jackson, as forest administrator shortly before his death in November
Dec. 19, 2012 -
No Consolidation For Now; But Change Will Come To Unified School District of Antigo - No elementary buildings in the Unified School District of Antigo will close next school year. The district's Board of Education made a change in their potential consolidation plans during their latest meeting Tuesday evening. By a seven to two vote, the board rescinded their previous plan passed last year to close the four rural elementary schools and house all students in the five academic buildings in the City of Antigo starting next school year.
"Connect Communities" Presentation At Antigo Public Library - Downtowns and central commercial districts play a huge integral role on our community. They are the backbone of the entrepreneurial spirit and don’t just happen, they need to continually be planned and nurtured. So, where do we start?
White Lake To Celebrate New Facility - One year and 11 days after referendum voters resoundingly said yes to improved facilities, the White Lake school district will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new recreation center.
Nov. 15, 2012 -
Langlade Hospital's Grand Opening Set For Friday - The Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph and Aspirus Partners are welcoming their employees and friends from northern Wisconsin to join the ribbon cutting and the official grand opening celebration of Langlade Hospital on Friday.
Nov. 15, 2012 -
White Lake Medical Clinic Information Meeting This Evening - A reminder for residents in eastern Langlade County that this evening will be your chance to get the latest information on a new medical clinic to be put in White Lake. The open meeting will be taking place at the White Lake Community Center, starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 15, 2012 -
GROUND BROKEN ON NEW STELLAR DEVELOPMENT IN ANTIGO - Representatives of Steller Development were joined by local officials at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new office building at the northeast corner of Superior Street and Sixth Avenue on Tuesday.
Consolidation Discussion Held by Antigo School Board - Change is coming to the Unified School District of Antigo in regards to what facilities will be open starting next school year, but how it will look is still up for debate. The district's Board of Education discussed their consolidation efforts during a special board meeting last evening.
Medical Clinic In The White Lake Area Is Moving Forward - Northern Health Centers, Inc. of Lakewood, Wisconsin and Langlade Hospital of Antigo, Wisconsin with the assistance from the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation, Wipfli Consultants and members of the White Lake area are moving forward with creation and implementation of a medical clinic in the White Lake area to serve the people living in that area of Langlade County.
Oct. 26, 2012 -
Gala at the Gallery - Preview the holiday season and enjoy some of the tunes from the upcoming “Christmas Schooner” at the “Gala at the Gallery,” opening Friday at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum
Oct. 26, 2012 -
Builder Leads White Lake Tour - After the White Lake School District’s annual meeting Tuesday evening, Doc Smith took some of those in the gallery on a tour of the addition to the elementary and high school complex just days before it will be completed
Ground Broken for Volm Expansion - Volm Companies officers broke ground this morning for a 37,000 square foot addition to its Freshtech facilities just north of the Clermont Street and Amron Avenue intersection.
Preview of 2012 Wolfman Triathlon - The 18th annual Wolfman Triathlon will be taking place this Saturday in southeast Langlade County. 350 competitors ranging from the local area to as far as Utah are scheduled to take part in this unique three-leg event.
Sept. 5, 2012 -
2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's-Antigo, WI - 2012 Walk to End Alzheimers in on September 8, 2012 starting at Johnson Electric Coil Company with registration beginning at 8am with walk Ceremony beginning at 9:15 am.
Cabin At Jack Lake Set For Use - Camping means different things to different people of different ages, and Veterans’ Memorial Park at Jack Lake is trying to catering to them all.
Aug. 9, 2012 -
Tour de Langlade Registration Underway - Registration is underway for the second-annual Tour de Langlade Century Ride. The event is scheduled to take place on August 18, with the beginning and ending point at Bear Paw Resort located southeast of White Lake.
Aug. 9, 2012 -
Maplewood Golf Course Cited as 'Green' Course - Planting hundreds of small trees and smart watering practices are just two things Quig's Maplewood Golf Course has done to earn Travel Green Wisconsin certification. The golf course has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by reducing its environmental impact; thereby joining over 325 Travel Green Wisconsin certified events, attractions, and destinations.
Aug. 7, 2012 -
Trail Building in Langlade County - Have you ever really thought about what goes into an ATV, snowmobile, hiking, biking, ski, snowshoe or horse trail? Well, Mike Riter, owner of Trail Design Specialists’ and trail educator certainly has and spends his time educating folks on Trail sustainability. Recently, Mr. Riter lead a Trail Master Certification Class which covered the latest advances in trail design, construction and maintenance with a focus on long term sustainability and ease of trial maintenance.
Aug. 3, 2012 -
Walkways in Antigo - A crew from the city of Antigo worked to finish the concrete walkway this morning after it was poured in the area of the Dairy Queen and KFC/Taco Bell.
Aug. 2, 2012 -
Langlade County, Wisconsin - Langlade County, better known as Wisconsin's "County of Trails," sits in the heart of the Northwoods, and offers three industrial parks, all with shovel-ready sites available.
July 27, 2012 -
Positive Reactions For New Langlade County Cattle Barn - One of the new attractions to the fair this year is one that will be a mainstay for years to come. A new Cattle Barn is in the works and in use for the fair for the first time this year. Over the past several months work has been going on to replace a decades-old wooden structure with a new steel building.
It was a day to mark what in the construction business is called the “topping out” when a structure is enclosed, at the White Lake High School. A project that got its start in the spring is ahead of schedule, under budget and according to just about everyone who has taken a peek, looking very good
An International Flair To Music In The Park This Evening - As of now, area residents will have the chance to be outside under the shady trees of Antigo City Park to enjoy this evening's Music in the Park event. Unlike most weeks where local or regional musicians will be entertaining the crowd that come, this evenings performers come all the way from Africa.
Preview of Langlade County Breakfast on the Farm event - Langlade County's bi-annual Breakfast on the Farm event will be taking place this Sunday in the heart of the county. The Terry and Sharon Schroepfer Farm, located east of Bryant off Highway 52, is where hundreds of people are expected to come between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy food and activities.
June 15, 2012 -
WPS To Run Energy Challenge For Service Groups - Wisconsin Public Service will again be giving away money to community non-profit organizations that try to be more energy efficient and raise public awareness regarding this. This is all part of the utility's second annual 'WPS Energy Challenge'. The goal of the challenge is to have service groups assist the utility in spreading the message and practical uses of being more energy efficient.
Langlade County's Relay for Life Event Set For Tonight - This evening and overnight Langlade County residents will be taking part in their annual efforts to recognize those who have survived and died from cancer and raise funds to help find a cure. The Langlade County Relay for Life will take place at Listle Field, next to the Antigo High School, with activities starting at 6 p.m.
Wood Tech Program Caps First Year - Northcentral Technical College is wrapping up a successful first year for its wood technology programs, which are based out of the state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence on the Antigo campus
May 22, 2012 -
A Good Start For Newest Antigo Area Food Pantry - The Antigo Area Community Food Pantry opened for use for the first time last week. The pantry is not a brand-new entity, but rather the consolidation of four city church pantries, those from St. John Catholic, St. Mary and Hyacinth Catholic, Faith United Church of Christ and Seven Day Adventist, into one. Two people who have helped to get the pantry operational talked about the first week open during Monday's WATK-AM 900 Arby's Breakfast Club.
May 18, 2012 -
An Update on the Langlade County Cattle Barn/Storage Building Project - Anyone who drives by the Langlade County Fairgrounds can see the work being done on the new cattle barn/storage building. Roseann Hoffman, a member of the Cattle Barn Steering Committee who has been responsible with getting funds and plans for the barn completed, provided an update of the project during Thursday's WATK-AM 900 Arby's Breakfast Club.
Migratory Bird Day Here Saturday - All things avian will be celebrated when Antigo’s Raptor Education Group hosts a day of activities for Migratory Bird Day on Saturday.
May 11, 2012 -
Reaction to Langlade County's Increased Tourism Business in 2011 - On Thursday we had a story regarding how the tourism business fared in area counties last year. Langlade County has one of the bigger increased when tourism spending was compared to 2010 figures with people spending $42.1-million on businesses the specialize in the tourist industry.
May 10, 2012 -
How The Area's Tourism Industry Fared in 2011 - This week is National Travel and Tourism Week, and in response the state Department of Tourism released figures regarding Wisconsin's tourism industry in 2011. The state overall saw an increase in visitor spending of around eight-percent.
A Rundown Of Area Elections Taking Place This Tuesday - Today is spring election day in Wisconsin. People across the state will be taking part in various elections as polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. One reminder to voters as you do your civic duty is that you do not have to have a photo ID with you. That law has been put on hold due to two lawsuits challenging its constitutionality, with a ruling by the State Supreme Court still pending. You still have to sign a poll book and have lived at your residence at least 28 days before today. Also, changes to how voting districts look also took place last year following redistricting due to the latest U.S. Census. Make sure you double check to know what voting districts you are in for the next ten years.
The Best Cheese - THE BEST CHEESE — Master cheesemaker Larry Steckbauer puts a plug in a wheel of prized Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan cheese at the Antigo plant as a campaign will be held Friday and Saturday to name it the “Best Cheese In The World” in Murray’s Cheese Madness Tournament.
Mar. 30, 2012 -
Zane Waldvogel Benefit Set For This Evening - - This evening will be a chance for area residence to help an area family pay for medical costs for their son and former area youth hockey player. A benefit for Zane Waldvogel will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Antigo starting at 5 p.m.
Mar. 15, 2012 -
Bids awarded for White Lake School project - Preparation for the White Lake School District building expansion project is one step closer to completion. The district's Board of Education awarded over two-million dollars worth of bids for its construction during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Regional Economic Development Organizations Collaborate To Support Manufacturing In Wisconsin - Menomonie, WI — The Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in collaboration with Grow North, Centergy, Nicolet College, Langlade County Economic Development Corporation and Northcentral Technical College will offer an opportunity for manufacturers to gain insights and collaborate with their peers and economic development resources on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Antigo, WI.
Feb. 17, 2012 -
Nice Weather Spurs Parsons' Project - The men working for Spiegl Construction are enjoying the sun and mild February temperatures as they piece together the body shop at Parsons of Antigo, a new facility just west of the dealership located at Highway 45 and Amron Avenue.
Bear Paw Outdoors will host its inaugural Growlers Snowbike Saturday, kicking off a new outdoor activity in the County of Trails.
Feb. 8, 2012 -
Good News For Area 2011 Red Kettle Drives - - The Antigo community led the Northwoods when it came to donations to red kettles last year. The Salvation Army recently released information regarding how much money their annual drive collected in communities in northern Wisconsin.
Family Dollar Highlights A Quiet Building Season - Family Dollar is moving, but only a few dozen yards.
The store, a downtown mainstay for years, is relocating slightly to the east, taking over a vacant space next to the Antigo Country Store at 717 Superior St.
How Are Area Winter Trails In Langlade County Right Now? - Winter may be a third of the way through on the calendar, but for some locations the season has not even started in regards to outdoor winter activities. The effects of the weather during the start of the season, which saw little snow and at times record high temperatures, continue to keep some counties from keeping trails open.
Economic Development Corporation to hold Lunch and Learn event - Next week Tuesday the Langlade County Economic Development Corporation will be holding a Lunch and Learn event to help businesses in the county get information out about them better online. Corporation Executive Director Christine Berry talked about the event during Thursday's WATK-AM 900 Arby's Breakfast Club.
Antigo Bike and Ski Club to hold breakfast event on Saturday - It is not expected that any snow that will fall this Thursday will be enough to open area winter trails for snowmobiles and cross county skiers anytime soon. No matter what the conditions are outside this weekend, the Antigo Bike and Ski Club will be holding their second-annual "Breakfast at Gartzke" event on Saturday morning. Club member Joe Hermolin talked about the event and the club during Wednesday's WATK-AM 900 Arby's Breakfast Club.
Wittenberg-Based Communications Company Buys Antigo Business - An area communications company is expanding its presence in Antigo after purchasing a local computer business. Wittenberg Telephone Company announced Wednesday it has purchased Computer Frontier, and the company will be operating under the new name Cirrinity.
Dec. 21, 2011 -
County Board Races Taking Shape - With two weeks until the filing deadline, several races are shaping for seats on the Langlade County Board of Supervisors.
Dec. 21, 2011 -
Prep Work Underway For White Lake School Building Project - While construction will not begin until spring, preparation work is in full swing for the addition project to the While Lake School building. The district's Board of Education approved the first recommendations towards the project during their December meeting Tuesday evening.
Ice Fishing A Growing Activity - The unseasonably warm and rainy weather means that “hard water” anglers won’t be hitting their favorite holes anytime soon, but when the season opens record number of anglers are expected.
Tech School and Local Company Partering Again To Find And Train Local Workers - For a second straight year a local manufacturing business and education provider will be giving five people a chance to get a job and proper training for it. Northcentral Technical College Antigo campus and Waukesha Bearings will be partnering up again to help the manufacturer find local people willing to work for them.
Merit Gear Breaks Ground For Office - Merit Gear, one of Antigo’s most durable industries, is on target to post record sales and has broken ground on a new office complex at its Hudson Street facilities.
Study Shows Bicycling Benefits - A new study claims that making fifty percent of short trips by car could save billions of dollars a year in reduced mortality and health care costs, and advocates say that's a good argument for restoring state funding cuts for bicycle infrastructure. "Investing in more bicycling can save lives, reduce health costs, traffic and air pollution," said State Representative Brett Hulsey of Madison.
Nov. 1, 2011 -
Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) Phase 2 - This program is used to assist small to midsize manufacturers (<500 employees) in the funding component for evaluating current sustainability practices, identifying opportunities for improvement and assessing cost, benefits and feasibility of potential projects to provide a roadmap for implementation.
Ready For The Season - Members of the Antigo Bike and Ski Club look over the trail maps and decide assignments for Saturday’s cleanup at Gartzke Flowage located eight miles east of Antigo on Hwy. F.
Oct. 25, 2011 -
RockBats - Roland Hernandez, founder of RockBats, is a wood scientist who spent 17 years at the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison. Along with eight other owners of the company, Hernandez is trying to expand the sales of his maple bats, known for straight grains that reduce the chance of the bats breaking
Crowd Hears White Lake School Details - White Lake voters arrived in the school cafeteria Tuesday hungry for information about the school’s upcoming building and spending referendum.
They got platefuls, which they must now digest prior to the Nov. 8 vote.
Oct. 13, 2011 -
City of Antigo Approve Loan For New Downtown Office Building - The City of Antigo will provide money to help build a new office building in the downtown area. The city's Common Council approved a Public Improvement Fund Loan to Stellar Center Antigo-LLC during their October meeting Wednesday evening.
Latest Highway 64 Bypass Project Update - Work on the Highway 64 bypass begins to see its primary focus shift west this week. The project, which will relocate the state highway to the northwest of the City of Antigo, has had its biggest impact on traffic along Century Avenue on the city's northside over the past two months.
Sept. 13, 2011 -
Downtown Antigo Facade Grants Still Available - The Downtown Antigo Façade Improvement Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to property owners or tenants looking to improve or restore the original historic features of the physical external appearance exclusively of the front and rear of commercial businesses ultimately enhancing Downtown Antigo.
Sept. 10, 2011 -
Jack Lake Mural Will Add Veteran Tributes - It’s a coincidence, but rather fitting that the Veterans Memorial Park monument to the nation’s veterans is nearing completion on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Antigo Farmer's Market Hits Peak Season - As the summer season begins to wind down, the harvest season begins to pick up for area gardeners. That means the Antigo Farmer's Market is nearing its peak season for items up for sale.
Aug. 24, 2011 -
Work Ccontinues On HWY 64 Project - The dump trucks, graders and surveyors are putting their touches on the Highway 64 loop around the north side of Antigo this week, getting very close to the end of the project in about 60 days.
Aug. 20, 2011 -
Sartori Parmesan wins more top honors - Sartori’s Classic Parmesan cheese, provided at the Antigo plant, was awarded a first place blue ribbon at the prestigious American Cheese Society competition in Montreal. This follows a runner-up performance at the US Cheese Championship this past summer for the Classic Parmesan.
City Moving Ahead With Major Projects - The city of Antigo plans almost three-quarters of a million dollars in upgrades to the city’s water and wastewater plants, funded through higher water and sewer rates.
Rundown Of Area Spring Elections Taking Place - Spring elections in Wisconsin will be taking place this Tuesday. Voters will have the chance to decide on the various statewide, county, city, village and township elections taking place. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. across the listening area.