Area News

Florence County School District and Public Library reach agreement

The Florence County Board of Education and the Florence County Public Library Board have reached a consensus for the continuation of their collective partnership for the students and community of Florence County. After a meeting with representatives of both boards, and county board members, several options were agreed upon. The new public library hours beginning…

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Lake Lucerne Advancement Association announces Family Fun Day

The Lake Lucerne Advancement Association (LLAA) will once again host Family Fun Day on August 3 at their Clubhouse on County Highway W. The day includes several fun activities for young and old, including various kid’s games, a bouncy house, an auction, food, beverages and several raffles, including the Fun Day Raffle, with a wide…

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Last Civil War veteran of Florence County honored

On July 17, the American Legion Post 211, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3635 and the Florence County Historical Society gathered at the Woodlawn Cemetery to honor the last Grand Army of the Republic veteran buried in Florence County. During the ceremony George Washington Baird was “relieved of his post” using the traditional GAR…

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT SESSIONS

The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) will be holding a Public Input Session to solicit public feedback and input for the Wisconsin 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.  The Wisconsin 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan defines how the State will distribute federal grant funds to local governments, public and private organizations, and businesses.…

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Annual Hooked on Fishing fun for all

Fishing Fun A beautiful day awaited a great group of children, volunteers, parents and guardians for the Kids Hooked on Fishing outing sponsored by KAMO at Lake Emily on Saturday July 13. The grounds were manicured, the fish cooperated, and the mosquitoes took the day off. A highlight of the event involved the making of…

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Badwater Bass Tourney winners announced

Left, Alan Baxter and Tony Marcusen from Marinette, Wis. hold their $1,688 check for winning the Badwater Bass Tourney with 14.75 pounds of bass caught and released. Right, Kent Hultstrand from Iron Mountain caught the largest bass, a 3.75 lb. largemouth netted by nephew Jacob Smith of Florence. They won a Hummingbird Helix 5 fish finder…

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Polish Heritage Days fast approaching

The Highlanders are just one of several entertainers scheduled to perform at Polish Heritage Days. Armstrong Creek will be celebrating its 29th annual Polish Heritage Days on July 26 and 27. Starting off the weekend on Friday, July 26 you can enjoy dancing to The New Generation Polka Band from Pulaski. Gates open at 7…

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest releases invasive plant control strategy

Wild parsnip, and invasive plant, can cause blisters and burns to human skin. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest announces the release of the forest’s plan to control non-native plant species this year. This plan can be found on the Forest’s website by clicking on the New Invaders newsletter link. Non-native plant species can impact ecosystems by…

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