Area News

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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Couple makes smart energy use a priority when building new home

Owners of the first Focus on Energy Certified New Home built in Florence County since 2012, Jeff and Karen Forbes are excited to share information with anyone interested in improving home energy efficiency.   When Jeff and Karen Forbes decided to build a new home, the couple took the lead and served as their own…

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Williams named District 7 winner of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

After a nation-wide competition with over 2,000 apps submitted, the winners of the annual Congressional App Challenge have been chosen. Congratulations to Mac Williams of Crandon, winner from Wisconsin’s District 7. Williams is currently a freshman at Crandon High School. Mac developed an app called “Wisconsin’s Guide to Mysterious Creatures.” His idea came from the…

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Four students named D.A.R.E. role models

Left to right: D.A.R.E. role models Bryce Leffler, Evan Johnson, Deputy Teresa Chrisman, Malia Nevil, Lacey Enders and school guidance counselor Zach Wedge. Deputy Teresa Chrisman, D.A.R.E. instructor, has implemented the D.A.R.E role models program this year. Statistics and her students have stated that hearing from other peers and older students how they say “no”…

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Four more drug arrests in Wabeno

On Thursday, January 23 at approximately 1:05 a.m. the Forest County Drug Task Force made a traffic stop in the Town of Wabeno. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kristen Kozlowski, 35, of Laona, the front seat passenger and vehicle owner was identified as Shandon Tallier, 41, of Laona. The Forest County K9…

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Volleyball team honors Moreau

Keira Maki and Kiley Johnston hug Donna Moreau.       On Friday, Jan. 31 the Niagara volleyball team presented a donation check to Donna Moreau to show appreciation and support for her fight with cancer. For the past decade, schools in the M&O Conference have collectively participated in an ongoing fundraiser for community members who have…

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Local man plans Africa trip, orphanage fundraiser

Billy McCoy with a mother and her baby at Mwana Villages orphanage in Pointe Noire, Congo during his trip in 2017 Sarah Giddings Billy McCoy is on a mission again. McCoy, 44, of Florence is planning his fifth trip to the Republic of Congo in central west Africa to study abroad, complete an internship and…

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Army buddies reunited after five decades

Bobbie Samme’ After nearly 51 years, Bob LeFleur of Florence and John Sawyer of Valparaiso, Indiana, both Vietnam veterans, were recently reunited. In early June, the veterans, together with their wives, reunited at the LeFleur home in Florence. “My wife Thelma and I were warmly welcomed to Bob and Deborah’s home and we spent two…

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Polaris RZR named title sponsor for 50th anniversary Crandon Off-Road World Championships

Marking the continuation of a long and powerful relationship, Crandon International Raceway has made it official – Polaris RZR will be returning as title sponsor for Labor Day weekend’s historic World Championship Off-Road Races. Also, Polaris’ incredibly successful RZR brand has been named as the “Official SxS” of Crandon International Speedway. Taking place August 28…

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