Antigo boys hockey avenges loss to Northland PinesSubmitted: 02/04/2014
Story By Joe Dufek

Antigo boys hockey avenges loss to Northland Pines
EAGLE RIVER - Two of the state's best boys hockey teams met in Eagle River last night. #6
Antigo and #9 Northland Pines.

The teams had 3 losses combined. Antigo lost only once going in. But that was
to Pines in Antigo back in December.

The rematch at the dome.

Before the game Eagle River's 1989 state-champion team was recognized. It was
the 25th anniversary of the championship.

As for the game, Eagles jumped on the board early.

In the opening minute of the first period, Colton Raymond slammed a loose puck
home for Northland Pines. It gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Antigo answered on the power play, as Matt Wolter found an opening and scored to
tie the game.

In the second period, the Red Robins started flying. First Alex Nagel's
backhand somehow goes in to give Antigo a 2-1 lead.

Then Pines tried to clear the zone, but Jackson Charlesworth kept it in. He
shot from the point and scored to make it 3-1 Antigo. He scored twice in the

Later, Antigo was back on the power play. Joe Kubacki found Wolter wide open
who scored his second goal of the game. It gave Antigo a 4-1 lead.

Antigo won 5-2. The Red Robins have won eight straight games. Click on the
video above to watch the highlights.

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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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