Area News

DNR fish biologist to speak Aug. 2

Greg Matzke, Florence County’s Department of Natural Resources fish biologist will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Florence Natural Resource Center. Matzke started his position here in 2010, and since his arrival he has surveyed nearly every lake larger than 50 acres, with boat access, in Florence County. The findings from his…

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Library gets fresh look

Bobbie Samme’ A total facelift is underway at the Florence County Library, with many new upgrades for its patrons to enjoy. “We started this project about three weeks ago,” said Stephanie Weber, librarian. “We have new carpeting already installed as well as new ceiling tiles, and will also have new, more efficient lighting installed this…

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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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