Area News

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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Registration now open for Sustainable Forestry Conference

The 16th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, April 23 from 7:50 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Keyes Peak Ski Lodge, 4960 Hwy 101, four miles south of Florence. This year’s conference focuses on “Woods to Market”. Wood supply, demand and markets are always changing and so are the regulations related to…

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Great 8 Winter Games Florence student results announced

The Florence 4th grade girls basketball team took first place. The 26th Great 8 Winter Games kicked off Saturday, February 8 at the Kingsford Middle School gym at 8:30. The Master of Ceremonies was the Kingsford High School Principal David Holmes. Area students sang the National Anthem including Florence County School students, Ashley Peterson and…

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Lions support school backpack program

Pictured left to right, Niagara Lion LCIF Coordinator Kim Schuster, Sarah Zychowski, Sarah’s daughter, Emersyn, with Lion treasurer Dan Decker. Sarah Zychowski, coordinator of the Niagara Schools’ Badger Backpack Program, appeared recently at a meeting of the Niagara Lions Club. A teacher at Niagara, Sarah started the program a couple of years ago when she…

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Schuls acheives 1000 career points

  Florence’s Kaden Schuls reached the 1,000-point benchmark on Tuesday, February 4. Playing host to rival, the Niagara Badgers, Schuls and his Bobcat teammates got off to hot start and did not look back. Entering the contest, Schuls needed 21 points to hit the milestone with 8:24 remaining. The 3-point shot, assisted by teammate Blake…

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