‘Leave Your Mark’ brick samples available

Are you considering purchasing an engraved paving brick for the walkway from the school cafeteria to Olive Avenue? Bricks may feature your name, class of, business, etc. and are not limited to alumni. If you would like to see four samples of bricks for size and wording, they can be viewed at the high school…

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Police department receives equipment grant

Niagara Chief of Police Angie Moreau with the new police vehicle purchased with Rural Development Grant funds. The City of Niagara was recently awarded a Rural Development Grant for upgrades to police equipment. The grant funds of $50,000 plus $20,829 matching funds from the City of Niagara were used to purchase a new 2018 Ford…

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Walsh named Wabeno District Administrator

Dorothy Kegley Jeffrey Walsh was named the Wabeno Area School District Administrator during the regular monthly meeting of the Board on May 6. Walsh has been serving as interim administrator since December of this year. Prior to that he was the Wabeno High School principal. Walsh comes to the school district with 34 years’ experience…

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Forest County barn burns

Dennis and Dorothy Kegley lost their horse barn for the second time this year, during a fire on Saturday, April 27. The main structure had collapsed during this winter’s heavy snow and ice load. Kegley was in the process of rebuilding his horse barn when it caught on fire. He was cutting sheet metal when…

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Sick eagle draws attention to lead poisoning problem

Through combined efforts of Homestead resident Mary Brunette, dispatcher Don Hirn, Conservation Warden Kelly Crotty and wildlife rehabilitators at Wild Instincts, Scout the eagle is hoped to recover from lead poisoning and a wing injury. Scout is currently in the care of Wild Instincts of Rhinelander after he was found near Scout Lake on Saturday.…

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Long Lake man spends week in jail on battery conviction

A Long Lake man was sentenced to seven days in jail in Florence County court on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Jaden Kenneth Streu, 21, appeared in court with his attorney Roy Polich, and the court dismissed the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct against Streu and reduced the felony charge of substantial battery with intent to do…

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Students explore possibilities during Career Day

Jade Dunn, Emma Geldmeyer and Keira Towns with Sally Miller at the NWTC booth during Niagara schools’ Career Day. Bobbie Samme’ Students from sixth through twelfth grades participated in Niagara School District’s third annual Career Day on Friday, Feb. 1. Fifteen professions, together with representatives from NMU, NWTC, UW-GB/Marinette and Bay College were represented at…

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Search for Crandon School Superintendent begins

Dorothy Kegley The process is underway to choose a new superintendent for the Crandon School District. The position has been advertised, and according to the Acting Superintendent Dr. Patrick Saunders, there have been some replies, including a couple of local people. “I am taking it very seriously to help you pick a superintendent,” he said…

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Gangsters in Wisconsin topic of library talk

Find out about Wisconsin’s gangster past with presenter Chad Lewis at the Florence County Library, Saturday, November 3, at 10 a.m. Lewis is a researcher, author and lecturer of the strange and unusual. His background is psychology and he had both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in that field. For the last 20 years he…

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City Council aims to keep tax rate steady

Bobbie Samme’ A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at Niagara City Hall to discuss the city’s 2019 annual budget. “We are trying to hold the tax rate where it stands right now,” said George Bousley, mayor. “We don’t have the equalized valuation from the Department of Revenue at this point.”…

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