Area News

Think spring: Reserve your Community Garden bed

Evelyn Vassar prepares a bed for spring planting. With all the cold and snow lately, it doesn’t seem like spring at all, yet planting time is truly around the corner. I promise! Are you interested in growing fresh vegetables in a raised bed with rich soil, water and fencing to exclude deer and rabbits? Then…

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Florence alum named Officer of the Year in Two Rivers

Two Rivers Police Department Chief Joe Collins, left, presents Nate Steber with the Officer of the Year award. Nate Steber, a 2009 Florence High School graduate, and full-time police officer with the Two Rivers Police Department, received the distinguished Officer of the Year Award at a banquet held on April 7 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.…

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New tariffs on Canadian newsprint hitting home

Dorothy Kegley The U.S. Department of Commerce upped the tariff on Canadian newsprint by approximately 30 percent last month, and that’s hitting small newspapers and printers very hard. Canada furnishes most of the newsprint for the United States, according to Rod Christensen, President and CEO of Christensen Printing and Publishing in Shawano. The company runs…

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Divide deepens between Crandon school board and Citizens United

Dorothy Kegley School Board President Brian Tupper, took aim at the spokesman of the Citizens United for Education, Tim Reeder, during the Crandon School Board meeting Monday night April 9. This came after Jeff Albrecht and Tim Reeder addressed the board and presented Nadine Westimayer with recall paperwork. For the full story, see this week’s…

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Sheriff’s Department taps Zuecher Technologies for new 911 system

Dorothy Kegley       The Forest County Sheriff’s Department 911 system is one step closer to reality. Josh Bradley, Jason Thuene and James Whiteaker met with the personnel, executive and finance committees on April 2. They presented their recommendation for Zuecher Technologies to purchase and install the new 911 system. The new system needs to…

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School districts and libraries encouraged to apply for grants by May 4 deadline

Governor Scott Walker today announced Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) grants are now available to eligible school districts and libraries as a way to enhance the role of information technology in student learning and achievement, and to enhance the role libraries and librarians play in support of education. Administered by the Department of Administration (DOA)…

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Seefeldt recognized by Federal Sustainable Forest Committee

At its March 22 meeting in Rhinelander, Federal Sustainable Forest Committee (FSFC) Chair Tom Tallier presented US Forest Service Lakewood/Laona District Ranger, Jeff Seefeldt, with a plaque recognizing him for his leadership and advocacy of promoting sustainable management of our national forests. For the full story see this week’s issue of The Forest Republican or…

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Rustic Allure grand opening slated for May 5

E.J. Kutchie, owner of downtown Crandon’s newest retail shop shows a sampling of clothing available at Rustic Allure, located at 102 N. Lake Avenue. Richard D Ackley, Jr. The vacant store front located at 106 N. Lake Avenue in downtown Crandon is undergoing a transformation and will soon be open for business. Owner, E.J. Kutchie…

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Drug task force works to quell epidemic

L-R Sheriff John Dennee and Crandon Police Chief Dan Packard  share a few moments before the start of the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Task Force Presentation by Detective Sergeant Tony Crumb, standing and Detective Sergeant Tom Robinson  sitting, Wednesday night March 28 at the Crandon Community Building.   Dorothy Kegley Drugs are big money and there…

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Florence County Deer Advisory Council sets preliminary 2018 quota

The Florence County Deer Advisory Council met Tuesday, March 20 to set the preliminary antlerless quota and discuss season options for the 2018 deer seasons. Following public comment and discussions, the council voted to set the preliminary antlerless quota at a harvest of 1,600. Youth hunters, disabled hunters and active military will have antlerless permits…

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