Antigo gymnastics captures D-2 Sectional; Pines - Storm to meet in TomahawkSubmitted: 02/22/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

Antigo gymnastics captures D-2 Sectional; Pines - Storm to meet in Tomahawk
ANTIGO, EAGLE RIVER - In Gymnastics Thursday night, Antigo High School was hosting a Division 2 Sectional.

Antigo's Kirsten Tincher won the All-Around title. The Red Robins won the team title.

Chequamegon's Alexis Stueber finished tenth in the All-Around.

Rhinelander's Ellie Spiegelhoff was eleventh in the vault and fourth in the All-Around.

In team results, Antigo won the meet, Ashland was second and Rhinelander finished third.

The State meet is next week in Wisconsin Rapids.

Meanwhile, the Northland Pines girls hockey team will play for a trip to Madison Friday night.

The Eagles face the defending state champs - the D-C Everest Co-Op known as the Central Wisconsin Storm.

The game was moved to Sara Park in Tomahawk. It was scheduled to be played in Wisconsin Rapids.

The move makes the travel distance for both teams nearly identical. Also the threat of severe weather in the central part of the state was also a factor. In fact Friday night's game is a rematch of last year's section final. That final was also played in Tomahawk.

Friday night's game begins at 7pm.

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ARBOR VITAE - An Arbor Vitae restaurant may be relatively new to the area, but regulars quickly started packing the place every Friday for fish fry.

Ron and Marlena Schisel opened Outback 51 about a year ago.

They say it was tough being the "newbies" at first, but their fish fry got people in the door from the start.

Bluegill is the favorite plate at this fish fry.

" Surprisingly we sell more bluegill more than any other fish. It is a Northwood's native fish, people want to see if it takes the fish that they have when they clean fish," says Ron.

Outback 51 serves fish fry Fridays starting at 11 a.m.

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EAGLE RIVER - You typically find cotton or denim running through her sewing machine, but Chris Gaffron has been sewing a lot of plastic lately.

"It's just straight stitching, so anyone can do it," Gaffron said.

The "StitchIt" custom embroidery store owner worked on sewing old plastic feed bags from a friend's horse barn, which don't biodegrade.  Gaffron and her friend talked about ways to make better use of the trash and came up with an idea to help the homeless.

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WOODRUFF - The state will no longer use county-by-county rules to attempt to slow the spread of deadly emerald ash borer (EAB).

Next Friday, all of Wisconsin will be under an EAB quarantine. That means ash wood can now move freely around the state.

In the current system, individual counties are quarantined only if the tree pest was found there. The state restricted the movement of ash wood between infected counties and those free from EAB, trying to keep more areas "clean."

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CRANDON - A jury found a Crandon woman guilty Wednesday of trying to sneak narcotics into the Forest County Jail. 

Patricia Kirker was found guilty on all five felonies. 

The jury made its decision in less than an hour.

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CRANDON - A Crandon parent group wants school board members removed in a recall election. That process started Wednesday.

Last Thursday, the board suspended superintendent Dr. Doug Kryder while he's under investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

The group, Citizens United for Education, supported that move, but its concerns extend beyond Kryder. It says the board is unwilling to listen to its concerns.

Community member Jeff Albrecht plans to run in the recall election. Last Monday, he spoke before Kryder, the board, and about 200 people at a school board meeting.

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RHINELANDER - The ground won't thaw for another month or so, but you can start planning your garden now.

You'll have to wait until mid-May to plant flowers, but you can get away with some vegetable seeds.

Bare root plants are also a good option for early-spring. Those include apple trees, blueberry and raspberry bushes.

"We can help out here when you come out and make sure you get everything you need to get started."

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CRANDON - An inmate in the Forest County Jail committed suicide Wednesday morning. 

According to a press release from the Forest County Sheriff's Office, jail staff found the man shortly after 6:30 a.m.

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