Truly a hunt of a lifetime in Florence County

Sarah Giddings A dream came true for two young men this September. Simon Moore-Watson and Harrison Abbe both have a passion for hunting and the outdoors, but face severe health problems. Simon has spina bifida and a tethered cord, which means he uses a wheelchair to get around. Harrison was diagnosed with spinal cord astrocytoma…

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Crandon World Cup part of the prestigious Red Bull Signature Series

For the 48th time, the “Super Bowl” of short course off-road racing returned to its iconic home at the Crandon International Raceway deep in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Known as “The Big House,” Crandon International Raceway gives racers the opportunity to compete in front of nearly 55,000 rabid fans on a high-speed dirt track course to see…

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Mole Lake Tribal Chair to face additional felony charge

Jill Zagar      Friday, Oct. 6, Mole Lake Tribal Chair, Chris D. McGeshick appeared in court with his attorney, Phyllis Tousey. Forest County District Attorney, Charles James Simono, appeared for the State of Wisconsin. McGeshick was arrested following a scuffle that broke out in the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal offices at Mole Lake on Thursday, June 29.…

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City tying up loose ends on water and sewer project

Bobbie Samme’ The Niagara City Council recently approved a pay request for $248,636.51 from Cedar Corp., the engineering firm hired to oversee the sewer and water project that was completed late this summer. The total estimated cost of the project in Niagara is approximately $2,110,939, which includes grants from the Community Development Block as well…

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Ladycats cinch conference title

Senior Shayla McLain      The Florence Ladycats volleyball team wrapped up regular season play with a 12-0 record, topping the Northern Lakes Conference and earning number one seed in the upcoming WIAA Regional Tournament. A win against Elcho Oct. 5 secured the top spot for the ‘Cats. Though Elcho gave them a run early in the…

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Laona’s Robinson Elementary School named one of the best in the nation

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced Laona’s Robinson Elementary School has been named a 2017 National Blue-Ribbon School. It is one of nine Wisconsin schools to receive this honor along with 342 schools nationwide. The National Blue-Ribbon School Award affirms the hard work of Laona students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and…

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Fence breaks ground on new Rescue Squad hall

Attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fence Rescue Hall were front row: Willy Kimmons of Wick Buildings, Mike Theis President of Florence Rescue Squad, Fred Hedmark, Fence Town Chair. Back row: Fence Rescue members Tim Smith, Misty Baker, Florence Rescue Secretary, Todd Miller VP, Shelly DuMais First Responder, Jeff Sternhagen, Driver and Marty Kerker,…

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Florence Utilities celebrating 25 years of providing natural gas during Public Power Week

Florence Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week October 2 – 6 along with other public utilities that provide electricity and natural gas on a not-for-profit basis. Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week honors Florence Utilities’ hometown service as a locally-owned, customer-focused utility company that is dedicated to helping customers…

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