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Parks Committee challenges partnership details with DNR on Tuscobia Trail

The Tuscobia State Trail was again an issue of contention at the Price County Forestry and Parks committee meeting Tuesday, April 8.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Prentice girls ready to turn corner and climb back into MNC

    The Prentice Buccaneers softball team has been winless in Marawood North Conference (MNC) games over the past two seasons, but that is not stopping them from trying to improve their standings this season.
  6. Deadly bat disease found in Southwest Wisconsin

    The Department of Natural Resources says white-nose syndrome, a disease that can be deadly to bats, has been found in a cave in southwest Wisconsin.
  7. Updated restrictions on invasive species possession will soon get public hearings

    Proposed limits on who can possess more invasive species in Wisconsin are headed to public hearings.
  8. Fifth grader competes in Badger State Spelling Bee

    After winning the regional spelling competition in Ashland, Christian Waltenberg, a fifth grader at Chequamegon Elementary School, competed in the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison on Saturday, March 29.
  9. Get S.M.A.R.T.

    Thirty local middle school students attended the second annual Get S.M.A.R.T. (Science & Math Activities using Real-world Thinking) event at the Phillips Campus of Northcentral Technical College Saturday, April 5 along with a parent, guardian or another adult in their lives. There, students had the opportunity to attend two 2 1/2 hour workshops separated by a break over lunch hour, which included an ambulance orientation and ride. Students were able to choose between workshops in IT Video Making, Mini Medics, Welding and Electronics. The event was made possible through the financial support of the Price County Economic Development Association as well as the volunteerism of NTC faculty, staff and welding students. All involved in the event are dedicated to providing local students career exploration opportunities, especially in high demand fields in Price County.Plans are currently underway for next year’s event and parents are encouraged to call NTC at (715) 339-4555 to get on the mailing list for the 2015 session.
  10. Big hearts, helping hands and pennies: The perfect combination

    Phillips High School (PHS) and Phillips Middle School (PhMS) students recently participated in the Pennies for Patients penny drive, which supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The penny drive ran for two weeks. Each day, the students brought in pennies, loose change and much more to help support cancer research. 

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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.

If money talks, big money talks very loudly

Author and Nobel laureate Anatole France reportedly said, “The law in its majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under a bridge, to beg in the street, and to steal bread.” 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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