Celebrate Polish Heritage Days this weekend in Armstrong Creek

Armstrong Creek will be celebrating its 28th annual Polish Heritage Days, July 27 and 28 this year. Starting off the weekend, Friday, July 27 enjoy dancing to The Cynor Brothers Polka Band from 7 p.m. -.11 p.m. Polish food and beverages will be available for sale. Friday night dance admission is $3 with 10 and…

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Forest County Jail renovations top priority

The Forest County shop will be paid off in September of this year, according to Forest County Treasurer Christy Conley. Chairman of the Forest County Building Committee Steve Bunda, and several committee members support the idea of upgrading the jail with those funds by replacing the debt from the county shop with a new debt…

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Historical Society to host second annual walking tours of Florence

Have you marked your calendar for one of the historical Florence walking tours? Sponsored by the Florence County Historical Society, the guided walks will start at the Florence Museum which is located on US-2 between Central and Florence Avenues. Two similar tours are scheduled for July 19; one at 10 a.m. and the second one…

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City of Crandon TIF district brings in city revenue

Dorothy Kegley The City of Crandon expanded their TIF District 1 by a half a mile this spring, and the expansion is paying off to the tune of $40,000 a year in revenue to the city. The money will be put toward road projects and should help relieve some of the burdens on taxpayers. TIF…

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County looks to add assistant district attorney position

Dorothy Kegley At the Forest County Sheriff and Justice Committee meeting July 2, County Board Chairman Tom Tallier told the board that the county needed a resolution to obtain an assistant district attorney. Tallier said the Wisconsin Counties Mutual Insurance Co. will lobby on behalf of the county and the cost to the county would…

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Man drowns in Fisher Lake

A man drowned on Tuesday afternoon July 3 at Fisher Lake in Florence after his leg was caught in a rope attached to a cinder block buoy anchor. He was identified by a family member as Andrew von Erhenkrook, 39, a former special forces soldier who had recently moved to a home on Fisher Lake…

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Badwater Bass Tourney this weekend

Calling all bass fishermen! Register now for the Badwater Bass Tourney, Saturday, July 14 on the Twin Falls Flowage in Florence. The cost is $75 per boat only 50 boats allowed. Cash prizes paid to the first seven places and 8th-10th places receive donated prizes. The heaviest single bass will win a Lowrance fish finder…

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Goodman holiday celebration schedule announced

Goodman’s Independence Day activities begin on Friday evening, July 6 with the Firemen’s dance at the fire hall from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be music, food, refreshments, raffles, and a kid’s bouncy house. On Saturday, July 7, Goodman American Legion will be selling food and refreshments at Lake Hilbert on County H from…

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