Archives for November 2016

Numbers In On Nine Day Gun Deer Season

Close to 600,000 deer hunters took part in the nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties. Preliminary registration figures indicate a total of 97,892 hunters were successful in their pursuit of a buck, an increase of 5,282 (5.7 percent) compared to 2015. Overall, preliminary registration figures show that 196,785 deer were harvested during the nine-day gun deer hunt, compared to 198,057 in 2015. The largest change in buck harvest occurred in the Northern Forest Zone (30 percent increase from 2015) after two consecutive mild winters and limited antlerless tags. The nine-day hunt also provided successful hunters with 98,893 antlerless deer, a 6.2 percent decrease from 2015

Local Man Plans Comedy Show

A native Antigo man will return to his hometown for a stand up comedy show at Northstar Lanes on December 16th. Kevin (SAW-haw) Cahak has been touring the country, performing at comedy clubs, fundraisers, county fairs, holiday parties, and corporate events. His clean comedy is heart-felt, laid back, mellow, and interactive. Cahak recently made his national television debut on Shotime’s documentary “Pauly Shore Stands Alone.” The event will be at 8pm on Decemner 16th. Tickets are 10 dollars per person and can be purchased by calling 715-627-4325.

Grain Shipper Pleads to Fraud

The former owner of a Wausau grain shipping company has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding his banks by over reporting the value of the commodities he was storing at his elevators. On Friday, Douglas Weinkauf admitted to falsifying documents showing the amount of collateral he had when applying for credit loans back in 2009.
Weinkauf owned Wisconsin Rapids Grain, LLC. When the company was audited in 2013, it was revealed that warehouse receipts and the actual value of the grain on hand was off by millions of dollars. When the business went broke later that year, Weinkauf was not able to pay dozens of farmers for the grain they sold to his company. Wisconsin Ag Connection reported at the time that many of those growers were partially reimbursed for their losses by the federal producer security program. Weinkauf is required to make restitution to three different banks. He also faces a sentencing hearing on March 9, where he could face maximum penalties of 30 years in prison and a million dollar fine.

Missing Teens Found Safe

The two teenagers reported missing earlier this month out of Shawano County have finally been found. Shawano County Sheriff’s Department issued a news release on Saturday saying 16 year-old ALexis Lorbecke and 17 year-old Chase Leroy were found unharmed. The teens were last heard from on November 6th. The Shawano County Sheriff says he will not provide any other details about the case due to the teenager’s age.

Ag Forum to Explore Dairy, Farm Income and Output

Agricultural economists and commodity specialists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension will talk about the financial health of Wisconsin agriculture and the outlook for the year to come at the 10th annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook forum in Madison this winter. The event will be held January 19, which coincides with the release of the 2017 edition of the ‘Status of Wisconsin Agriculture’ report by the UW-Madison Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. The forum will cover an overview of Wisconsin’s farm economy, including the current situation and price outlooks for dairy, corn and soybeans, as well as farm income and input costs.

Local Walmart Held Black Friday Yesterday

At the Walmart on Highway 64, they switched things up by staging their Black Friday event yesterday. A spokesman says they’re number one best selling item is a children’s toy called a Hatchimal. Shoppers were also snapping up Fitbits, giant teddy bears, and tv’s.

Shopping Fever Grips Antigo On Black Friday

Black Friday shopping fever is rampant in Antigo this morning, just like in the rest of the nation on this day after Thanksgiving. We spoke with the folks working hard today at the Mills Fleet Farm on Neva Road. When they opened their doors at 6 am today, they had a long line of eager shoppers stretching from the front door all the way around their auto center. Some customers opted to stay warm by waiting in their cars for the doors to open. So, what kind of deals would induce shoppers to leave their warm beds and stand out in the cold this morning? At Mills Fleet Farm, they quickly sold out of Pro Plan, a Purina dog food, and motor oil for cars.

Charges Reduced In Attempted Child Abduction

A woman who took a 2 year old child from the yard outside the child’s home in Elcho has pleaded no contest to reduce charges. Catherine McCrimmon had been charged with attempt child abduction, but the charge was reduced to disorderly conduct and trespassing, and she was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The toddler’s mother caught McCrimmon carrying the child away and confronted her. She told the mother she was doing it because the child was alone outside,cold and crying. McCrimmon was arrested after being found in her home hiding under a bed. She will also be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for the next two years.

Winter Weather Results In Crashes

Lots of people forget how to drive on snow during the warmer months. It showed when Langlade County got its first dose of winter weather this week. The Sheriff’s Department had three reports of vehicles that slid into the ditch. One driver had to go to the hospital.

Merrill Man Wears Shorts To Support Packers

It’s going to be a chilly Thanksgiving for one Merrill man who says he will wear shorts until the Packers win a game. Glenn Seefeldt’s family says he’s a die-hard fan and they are proud of him for showing his support for the team. Seefeldt will be in shorts at least till Sunday.