Area News

City tying up loose ends on water and sewer project

Bobbie Samme’ The Niagara City Council recently approved a pay request for $248,636.51 from Cedar Corp., the engineering firm hired to oversee the sewer and water project that was completed late this summer. The total estimated cost of the project in Niagara is approximately $2,110,939, which includes grants from the Community Development Block as well…

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Ladycats cinch conference title

Senior Shayla McLain      The Florence Ladycats volleyball team wrapped up regular season play with a 12-0 record, topping the Northern Lakes Conference and earning number one seed in the upcoming WIAA Regional Tournament. A win against Elcho Oct. 5 secured the top spot for the ‘Cats. Though Elcho gave them a run early in the…

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Laona’s Robinson Elementary School named one of the best in the nation

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced Laona’s Robinson Elementary School has been named a 2017 National Blue-Ribbon School. It is one of nine Wisconsin schools to receive this honor along with 342 schools nationwide. The National Blue-Ribbon School Award affirms the hard work of Laona students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and…

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Fence breaks ground on new Rescue Squad hall

Attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fence Rescue Hall were front row: Willy Kimmons of Wick Buildings, Mike Theis President of Florence Rescue Squad, Fred Hedmark, Fence Town Chair. Back row: Fence Rescue members Tim Smith, Misty Baker, Florence Rescue Secretary, Todd Miller VP, Shelly DuMais First Responder, Jeff Sternhagen, Driver and Marty Kerker,…

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Florence Utilities celebrating 25 years of providing natural gas during Public Power Week

Florence Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week October 2 – 6 along with other public utilities that provide electricity and natural gas on a not-for-profit basis. Public Power and Public Natural Gas Week honors Florence Utilities’ hometown service as a locally-owned, customer-focused utility company that is dedicated to helping customers…

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Friends of the Library announce STEM scouts

The Friends of the Crandon Public Library are excited to announce that a STEM Scouts program will be taking place at the Crandon Public Library beginning this fall and Crandon students in the third to fifth grade are invited to participate in this weekly after school program. STEM Scouts is a coed pilot program that…

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Crandon Middle School to sponsor Red Ribbon Walk and presentation

Jill Zagar      Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that runs from Oct. 23-31. This October, the Leadership Council at Crandon Middle School is promoting a community-wide Red Ribbon Walk. The goal is to have students, family and community members join forces in the promotion of being a drug free community. The walk will begin…

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School district looks to Inspire connection between students and local employers

Bobbie Samme’ A new program that the Niagara School District hopes to purchase soon was presented to the school board at its meeting on Monday night. Nate Burklund, school superintendent, gave a presentation on the Inspire program, designed to create a tandem environment for area businesses and graduating seniors to facilitate employment for the students.…

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NWTC Grand Opening and Harvest Fest a success

  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s 8th Annual Harvest Fest and Grand Opening was a great success. Approximately 600 people attended the event on Saturday, September 23. Many came to see the newly renovated Hillcrest School as well as new technology showing the great opportunities the local community has in the technical college. Staff from NWTC,…

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