Saturday, October 31, 2020

Bangor WI

Bangor’s 35th annual Hootenanny music festival was a little smaller than usual this year and the venue was changed to the front porch of event founder John McCue, pictured front left. Also pictured are, from left, John Ward, Jay Hoffman and Dave Zwiee. Contributed photo
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:24am
While it’s no Summerfest, Bangor’s annual Hootenanny music festival is an important tradition for a lot of area musicians. One in particular is John McCue, who started the event, held every Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, in 1986. And after a run like that, he wasn’t going to let something like a...
Bangor lineman Grant Manke (76) takes on an Edgar blocker on his way to the ball carrier during a 2017 WIAA Division 7 football playoff game. Manke and the Cardinals edged Edgar in the snowy match-up and went on to capture the 2017 Division 7 state championship - the second for Bangor is three seasons. Manke announced earlier this year that he will continue his football career in college at Winona State University. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:00am
After stellar gridiron careers in high school, a pair of Bangor’s big boys are ready to tackle football at the collegiate level. Standouts on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Cardinals over the past three seasons, seniors Michael Reed and Grant Manke have committed to continue playing...
Bangor’s Ashlie Lockington soars through the air on her way to a first-place finish in the triple jump at the 2018 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Track and Field Championships her junior year. The track meet would be Lockington’s last in a Bangor uniform, as a knee injury in basketball kept her sidelined her entire senior season. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:30am
This spring was supposed to be a rebirth of sorts for Bangor graduate Ashlie Lockington. The high school track standout was looking forward to her first sports season in better than a year as a freshman on the Winona State University track and field team. Lockington, a talented three-sport athlete...
Don LaBarre is celebrating 50 years in business as the owner of the Log Cabin in Bangor. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:03am
The Log Cabin wasn’t Don LaBarre’s first venture into the bar business, but it’s certainly up there among his most successful. A testament to its success, Don and Nell’s Log Cabin in Bangor is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in the business this year. “It was my third bar,” recalled LaBarre, who...
Bangor District Librarian Kate Olson uploads a new video every weekday, reading picture books to kids and families during the school closure. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:11am
One of Kate Olson’s favorite things about being the district librarian for Bangor schools is sitting in her rocking chair in the elementary school reading stories to kids. With a statewide school closure, Olson wanted to figure out how to continue making that personal connection with students.  “My...
Emily Wuensch sheds some tears of joy on the shoulders of her groom, Adam, during the newlywed’s first dance in downtown Bangor Friday evening. After Adam and Emily Wuensch were married Friday at a small ceremony in West Salem. Herald photos by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:30am
It certainly wasn’t the big wedding Adam and Emily Wuensch had planned, but a surprise celebration set up by family and friends Friday night will be forever etched in the memories of the Bangor newlyweds. “We were surprised,” said Emily Wuensch of the celebration that included a stagecoach ride and...
Pictured (on left), Chad Wehrs, Western Technical College’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2020.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10:56am
Western Technical College’s Alumni Association awarded this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Chad Wehrs, owner of Wehrs Machine and Racing Products in Bangor and an advocate for career and technical education in the area. Wehrs is a 1997 graduate of the Machine Tooling program. Following...
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:08am
The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing and there is a lot of uncertainty about the situation as it continues to evolve. On March 17, Gov. Evers ordered that all schools be closed for the duration of the public health emergency and directed the Department of Health Services (DHS) to issue an...
Greg and Paula Wegner
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 10:27am
When most people reach retirement age, they look forward to spending more time on their hobbies, relaxing with grandchildren and maybe getting a few more rounds of golf in. That’s not the case for Greg and Paula Wegner. The Bangor couple, who are both approaching 70 years old, will be leaving for...
West Salem-Bangor sophomore Evan Wolfe (right) scored a 15-1 major decision over Campbellsport senior Roman Skorupa (left) to advance to the Division 2 quarterfinals at 126 pounds. Wolfe and Tomah’s Marques Fritsche, who opened with back-to-back wins, remain in title contention at the WIAA state wrestling tourney in Madison. Herald photo by Derek Montgomery.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:24pm
Tomah’s Marques Fritsche and West Salem-Bangor’s Evan Wolfe remain in state title contention after the opening day of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships Thursday. Fritsche earned back-to-back wins Thursday to advance to the Division 1 semifinals at 170...


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