Weso promoted to 1st degree Black Belt

Zach Weso of Crandon was recently promoted to the rank of Cho Dan (First Degree Black Belt) at Strong Fitness Center.  Weso has trained in the art of Soo Bahk Do for the past five years.  The test evaluates the student in all aspects of the art starting with basic motions and forms moving on…

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Registration now open for Sustainable Forestry Conference

The 16th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, April 23 from 7:50 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Keyes Peak Ski Lodge, 4960 Hwy 101, four miles south of Florence. This year’s conference focuses on “Woods to Market”. Wood supply, demand and markets are always changing and so are the regulations related to…

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Great 8 Winter Games Florence student results announced

The Florence 4th grade girls basketball team took first place. The 26th Great 8 Winter Games kicked off Saturday, February 8 at the Kingsford Middle School gym at 8:30. The Master of Ceremonies was the Kingsford High School Principal David Holmes. Area students sang the National Anthem including Florence County School students, Ashley Peterson and…

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Lions support school backpack program

Pictured left to right, Niagara Lion LCIF Coordinator Kim Schuster, Sarah Zychowski, Sarah’s daughter, Emersyn, with Lion treasurer Dan Decker. Sarah Zychowski, coordinator of the Niagara Schools’ Badger Backpack Program, appeared recently at a meeting of the Niagara Lions Club. A teacher at Niagara, Sarah started the program a couple of years ago when she…

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Schuls acheives 1000 career points

  Florence’s Kaden Schuls reached the 1,000-point benchmark on Tuesday, February 4. Playing host to rival, the Niagara Badgers, Schuls and his Bobcat teammates got off to hot start and did not look back. Entering the contest, Schuls needed 21 points to hit the milestone with 8:24 remaining. The 3-point shot, assisted by teammate Blake…

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Couple makes smart energy use a priority when building new home

Owners of the first Focus on Energy Certified New Home built in Florence County since 2012, Jeff and Karen Forbes are excited to share information with anyone interested in improving home energy efficiency.   When Jeff and Karen Forbes decided to build a new home, the couple took the lead and served as their own…

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Four students named D.A.R.E. role models

Left to right: D.A.R.E. role models Bryce Leffler, Evan Johnson, Deputy Teresa Chrisman, Malia Nevil, Lacey Enders and school guidance counselor Zach Wedge. Deputy Teresa Chrisman, D.A.R.E. instructor, has implemented the D.A.R.E role models program this year. Statistics and her students have stated that hearing from other peers and older students how they say “no”…

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Williams named District 7 winner of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

After a nation-wide competition with over 2,000 apps submitted, the winners of the annual Congressional App Challenge have been chosen. Congratulations to Mac Williams of Crandon, winner from Wisconsin’s District 7. Williams is currently a freshman at Crandon High School. Mac developed an app called “Wisconsin’s Guide to Mysterious Creatures.” His idea came from the…

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Four more drug arrests in Wabeno

On Thursday, January 23 at approximately 1:05 a.m. the Forest County Drug Task Force made a traffic stop in the Town of Wabeno. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kristen Kozlowski, 35, of Laona, the front seat passenger and vehicle owner was identified as Shandon Tallier, 41, of Laona. The Forest County K9…

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