Langlade County

Langlade County Fair Underway

Jul 30, 2015
Jill Zagar photo

Langlade County's  Fair is  in full swing at the Langlade County Fairgrounds on Highway 45 on Antigo’s northside.

Country Nights and Carnival lights is the theme for this year’s event. Live music is featured daily through Saturday with no charge for gate admission.

There will be lots of action in the grandstands beginning with IRA Sprint car Races on Friday night, Action Auto Demo Derby on Saturday night and ending on Sunday evening with the Tractor Pull. Grandstand admission varies daily by the event.

A man has drowned in Langlade County.

Justin Russell

A grower in Langlade County is sending a fleet of Christmas trees to Madison Tuesday morning to decorate the state capitol. Jim Draeger says his trees were selected for their shape, color and height.

“I was kind of proud that they picked my trees .  I mean you never tell a mother her baby’s homely, you always say they look good.  If someone tells you they look really good, you’re even happier.”

Howard F. Schwartz / Colorado State University

A destructive plant fungus has been found in Langlade and Portage Counties, and could spread to other parts of Northern Wisconsin.  

Late blight affects tomato and potato plants. Steph Plaster is an Agriculture Agent for UW Extension Langlade County.  Plaster says check often for signs of late blight on almost any part of the plant.

More than $2 million has been awarded to this area to improve housing conditions.

The state Division of Housing spokesperson Stephanie Marquis says the money in this area is part of $15 million administered through the state for the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The program is designed to provide money to address affordable housing and community development.