Coping with COVID-19

Caitlyn Kelly writes a letter to coronavirus. By Jamie Johnson For most people across the United States, and the world, people are dealing with what many are calling the “new normal.” Some who are considered essential workers, are still going to their offices, factories, or other work settings. Millions are collecting unemployment benefits, and others…

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US 141 project begins next week in City of Niagara

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region has announced US 141 construction in the City of Niagara is scheduled to begin Monday, May 4. Construction will take place between Betters Court and 4th Street. The $4.26 million project is scheduled to finish in September 2020. US 141 will be closed and detoured from May…

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Florence County explores options for ‘safer reopening’

  ‘Badger Bounce Back’ program announced Last Monday in Emergency Order #31, Governor Evers announced the “Badger Bounce Back Program” which outlines a phased plan to re-open Wisconsin’s economy. The plan has three phases that will gradually allow Wisconsin to go back to normal, and has specific requirements necessary to move from one phase to…

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Gov. Evers directs DHS to issue Safer at Home Order

Editor’s note: This article contains information that was released after this week’s issue was printed. On March 24, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. Read…

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Voters strongly encouraged to absentee vote by mail

Editor’s note: This article includes updated information received after our papers were printed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, voters are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary. The Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages all Wisconsin voters who want to vote in the April 7 election…

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Gov. Evers directs DHS to limit gatherings to less than 10 people to slow spread of COVID-19

Editor’s note: This press release contains updated information received after our papers were printed.  Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 people or more to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order makes exceptions for transportation, educational institutions, child…

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Hixon joins 1,000-point club

Riley Hixon, a senior at Florence High School joined an elite and accomplished group when he hit his 1,000 point on March 3, 2020 against rival, the Niagara Badgers in the opening rounds of WIAA tournament play. The Bobcats won 72-25. Entering the contest Hixon needed 5 points to join the 1,000-point club, which includes…

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Mark your calendar for Keyes Peak Winterfest

Keyes Peak Winterfest on Saturday March 7, costs only $15 per person for a whole day of skiing, snowboarding or tubing. This price includes all rental equipment and lift ticket. Cash or check only, please. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., but the lift ticket is good until hill closing at 9…

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Kelley first Northern Lakes female to compete in sectional tourney

Caitlyn Kelley going against Michael Stevens of Marinette. Caitlyn won 10-0 in the wrestle-back round to qualify for Sectionals next Saturday.   Caitlyn Kelley, wrestling with the Northwoods Storm, finished in second place in the 106lbs weight class at Oconto Falls for the WIAA Division 2 Regionals on Saturday. She will move on to the…

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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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