Area News

Winter journey

Sarah Giddings While most of us were shivering on the ground last Saturday, Don Dumke was floating in the sky, sipping hot chocolate with his daughter Aubree and her friend Zak. Despite a thermometer reading of -4 degrees Fahrenheit when spotted at 11 a.m., Dumke says it was a perfect day to go hot air…

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Roberts Memorial Ski Race slated for Jan. 27

$10 student ski lessons at Keyes Peak on race day Thanks to a selfless donation of time by the Granite Peak Ski Team coaching staff from Wausau, Keyes Peak is again offering ski lessons and racing for kids ages 6-17 on Saturday, January 27 for only $10 ($20 max per family).  This is a great…

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Bench warrant issued in Aurora drug case

Bobbie Samme’ A bench warrant was issued for Amanda A. Ayers, 25, of Niagara, in Florence County court on Tuesday. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled on Tuesday, but Ayers is currently incarcerated in Dickinson County for another matter. Ayers is charged with one felony count each of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia to…

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Gus Frank retires from Forest County Potawatomi Community Executive Council

Harold “Gus” Frank announced this week his retirement from the Forest County Potawatomi Community Executive Council after 20 years of elected service for his tribe. “It’s been a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve the tribe,” stated former Chairman Gus Frank. “I am grateful and humbled for the confidence showed in me by…

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DOJ continues Forest County officer-involved death investigation

Since January 4, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been leading, at the request of Forest County Sheriff John Dennee, an officer-involved death investigation that took place in Forest County. On January 4, a Forest County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call from a passer-by about a stranded…

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Hometown Trolley expansion to increase production capacity

Richard d Ackley, Jr. The Wisconsin north woods has enjoyed a long history as a vacation get-away for many living south of Wisconsin’s border for generations. The phrase “going up north” generally brings happy thoughts of fishing, boating, swimming, camping, clean water and fresh air; immersed in the ever-present fragrance of cedar, fir, hemlock, pine…

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Test your home during Radon Awareness Month

How do you reduce your risk of lung cancer?  Not smoking or being around second-hand smoke is an excellent start.  What else can you do for you and your family to prevent lung cancer?  You can check your home for radon.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers but often goes undetected.…

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Another successful Shop with a Cop on the books

I would like to say thank you to the 55 business and individuals that contributed to Shop with a Cop.  This year your donations led to another very successful year serving over 35 children in our area.  We appreciate this overwhelming support in light of the difficult economic times. This year we again partnered with…

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A December to remember at Nu-Roc Community Healthcare

It was a December to remember at Nu-Roc Community Healthcare in Laona. The entire month was filled with activity, fun, laughter, celebrating, music, and most of all, love. The holiday season kicked off early with Nu-Roc welcoming friends and family to a party the first week in December. Everybody was treated to an entertaining afternoon…

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Crandon Elementary students treated to Christmas popcorn party

  Santa’s helpers for the Elementary Students Christmas Party are 5th grade students L-R Conor Flannery, Mason Dewing, Mavrik Mayer, Sadie Bocek and Lauren Littleton. The Crandon Lions prepared 450 popcorn bags for the Crandon Elementary Christmas party on Friday, December 22. Crandon Lions Dan Fritsch, Chris Roberts, Tom Tipler and Larry Sommer popped fresh…

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