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Local students participated in Concert Festival

Choir members from Chequamegon High School participated in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Concert Music Festival hosted at Chequamegon High School on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  During the festival each school’s choral ensemble groups performed before a panel of adjudi…

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. Local kids head to India on missionary trip

    “We want to plant a seed of faith,” says Sally Zielke, rural resident of Glidden.
  8. Flambeau Hospital offers free screening and education

    April is Occupational Therapy month and the rehabilitation department at Flambeau Hospital is offering free screening and education on topics such as Home Safety, Lymphedema, Shoulder Pain, Hand Arthritis and Joint Protection.
  9. DNR says it will try harder to engage public regarding deer experiments

    The Department of Natural Resources is promising to do a better job of explaining a deer herd experiment in the Northwoods.
  10. Seasonal birds are returning

    These swans and many other species of waterfowl were enjoying some open water near the Fleming Rapids bridge. Warmer temperatures this week should do a number to the ice on area lakes and rivers, perhaps indicating spring may finally be here.
Memorial Health Center changing its name

Memorial Health Center in Medford will be changing its name to Aspirus on May 1, 2014. This is a name change only. There will be no change in ownership or management. Comments (0)

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Chequamegon girls take first at LUHS

The Chequamegon Screaming Eagles track and field teams traveled to Lakeland for a nine team invitational on Saturday, April 5. The Chequamegon girls won in impressive fashion, showing their depth and total team effort with 158 points, well ahead of second place Lakeland with 122 points. The boys came away with a third place finish with 141.50 points behind Marathon and Lakeland. Comments (0)

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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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