Antigo voters decided to hang onto incumbent Mayor Bill Brant. He defeated his challenger, Douglass Nonnemacher, by a wide margin of 71 percent to 29 percent.
Voters in Antigo also made some decisions concerning the school board in yesterday’s balloting. They rejected a referendum that would have shrunk the size of the school board from 9 members to just five. 69 percent of those who voted thought that was a bad idea.
New to the Antigo school board after Tuesday’s spring election, Dr. Noel Deep and Danny Pyeatt. They’ll be officially sworn in later in the month, and join incumbents JD Schroeder and Dr. Patrick McKenna. Deep is a physician with the Aspirus General Clinic. He was the top vote getter with more than 2200 votes, ahead of Schroeder’s 2142. Pyeatt, who’s a pastor, finished in third with 1845 votes. McKenna garnered 1736 votes.