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Fifield board linking ATV routes

The Town of Fifield board has been opening up new ATV routes at recent meetings by amending the official route map to include town roads, more effectively linking routes together.

  1. Red Cross Bloodmobile results

    The Phillips American Red Cross Bloodmobile collection fell 35 units short of its goal at the April 8 drive. There were a number of possible reasons for the shortage, including a large number of no shows due to people being sick with a cold or cough; many donors were low in iron and the computers were not working for the first 45 minutes. Even with those obstacles, they managed to collect 121 units of blood.
  2. Phillips FBLA student heading to state

    Seven Phillips Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members qualified to attend the State Leadership Conference held April 7-8 in Appleton. Over 2,100 students participated in the two-day conference. Participating students attended workshops and took part in tours to increase their business knowledge as well as competed in business-oriented events. While at the conference, students were able to earn recognition for their professional dress as well as network with chapters from throughout the state.
  3. Northwoods natives bringing water to villages a world away

    “We just felt like we had to fail in order for this need to get addressed and to taste success in two other sites,” said Ogema native and current Elk Mound resident Julie (Juhasz) Stunkel, who’s been helping to connect residents of developing nations with drinkable water via a series of mission trips south. 
  4. Prentice track team has the numbers and talent to make some noise

    The Prentice Buccaneers track teams had a small but talented team last year and focused primarily on individual efforts and accomplishments. They are returning all but two of those athletes and joining them is a slew of younger athletes that should provide the team with the kind of depth they have not had in some years.
  5. Flambeau Freewheelers cycling club is open to all

    The Flambeau Freewheelers cycling club started in the mid 1980’s and is now gearing up for yet another year of biking through the beautiful Northwoods.
  6. Blood moon rises

    The Northern Hemisphere experienced a total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15. Viewed here is the moon at about 3:30 a.m. above Price County as it began to leave the Earth’s shadow, catching rust-red light reflected from the Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the nickname “blood moon.”
  7. Sisters take first and second at KOC Free Throw

    Sisters Gabby (left) and Gwen (right) McCorison, traveled to Wisconsin Rapids April 5 to compete at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw State Championship. Gabby took first place in the 13-year-old division and Gwen took second in the 10 year old division. This was the third year Gabby has competed at the State competition and she placed third last year. Both of them finished first in the local, district and diocese levels in their age groups, which qualified them for the State competition. The two are students in the Butternut School District. Their parents are Melinda and Jeremy Nahring of Butternut and Lyle McCorison of Edgar.
  8. Screaming Eagles embark on 2014 season

    The Chequamegon Screaming Eagles softball team is set to open its 2014 season as soon as Mother Nature allows.
  9. Five new county supervisors join board

    New Price County Supervisors James Tauschek (District 4), Mary Jesunas (District 3), James Adolph (District 2), Dennis Marmitt (District 13) and Alan Haskins (District 9) joined reelected incumbents in taking the oath of office ahead of the main County Board meeting Tuesday, April 15. 
  10. Chequamegon FBLA will send 5 students to Nationals

    Five of the 29 Chequamegon High School students that competed at the State Future Business Leaders of America competition in Appleton April 7-8 will travel to Nashville, TN for FBLA Nationals at the end of June.
Ecumenical choir concerts coming up

The Community Ecumenical Choir will soon be performing their spring concert entitled “Of Prayer and Praise.” The first concert will be on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema and the second concert will be on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Victory Christian Center in Phillips. The choir is composed of approximately 30 men and women from several churches in Price, Taylor, and Lincoln counties. Rebecca Lovejoy is this spring’s director, and Dolly Hadden accompanies the choir on the piano. Comments (0)

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Screaming Eagles take first and second to end indoor season

The Chequamegon Screaming Eagles track teams wrapped up their indoor season with the Elite meet held at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River Saturday, April 12. Athletes had to make a qualifying standard to be eligible to compete. Comments (0)

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Adventures Out There: All That Is Gold

Wisconsin spring mornings are pure gold -- a kaleidoscope of sounds, smells, colors. Migrating birds' songs interlace with chickadees and goldfinches, while the whole woodland world comes alive in golden hues. Go to the Adventures Out There channel at YouTube.com to watch more of this video series.

Dr. Benjamin Carson

(I) suggest readers of Derek Smetak's April 10 insightful and thought-provoking letter "Google" (the) biography of Dr. Benjamin Carson. He is a retired neurosurgeon who spoke at a Washington D.C. church and received both compliments and criticisms. One Google biography includes a list of 12 strong statements about the pros and cons of government. Comments (0)

Boy Scout achievements recognized on Scout Sunday

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. This year, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 is designated as Scout Sunday. Comments (0)

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