ANTIGO - People can't seem to agree on who built the first home in Antigo.
But does it matter?
It does to Chuck Plzak.
He says his ancestor built the structure that would become the historic Deleglise Cabin.
"That is the cabin that was the first home that was built in Antigo, that was built for Francis Deleglise by my great-great-grandfather George Eckart," he told us.
Deleglise is often considered the "Father of Antigo".
Today, the Langlade County Historical Society shows off the Deleglise Cabin on their museum grounds.
But the society says Plzak's great-great-grandfather shouldn't get full credit for being the original builder.
They told Chuck that today's cabin is in fact a completely separate building than the one he thinks his ancestor built.
"You know, if I wasn't told it so many times by my grandmother, and shown it by my father, the same thing, this is what your great-great-grandfather built. This is how he came here, this is what he did, and embedded it into me, yeah, maybe it wouldn't make that big of a difference," Chuck says.
But the difference to Chuck is huge.
For now, the Historical Society's story sticks as the official narrative.
WASHINGTON, DC - A retired Northwoods doctor from Eagle River flew to Washington, DC last week. Dr. Lewis Jacobson was one of 27 World War II veterans from northcentral Wisconsin participating in the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Nearly seventy years ago, he came home from Europe. He was a young, Jewish, American soldier who spent a year and half fighting Hitler's war machine.
"I served from July of 1943 to early January of 1946, a total of about two and a half years, and 18 months was with service overseas in Europe: England, France, and Germany," Jacobson explained.
MADISON - Two Republican legislators are trying to convince the state Senate's labor committee to approve a bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law.
The bill's chief sponsors, Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Rob Hutton, told the committee during a hearing Tuesday that the law artificially increases costs for local governments. They say repealing the law would save taxpayer dollars.
Sen. Robert Wirch, a Pleasant Prairie Democrat, countered that the law helps ensure quality work.
WASHINGTON, DC - Last Monday, 81 local veterans and their guardians boarded a plane to Washington, D.C. for the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Many of the veterans on the flight boarded the plane thinking their service had been forgotten. However, they soon realized that wasn't the case.
A passerby stopped, took off his hat, and stuck out his hand.
"Thank you for your service," he said to a veteran walking by.
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