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Advisory questions receive little discussion at Spring Hearings

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress held their annual public meetings Monday, April 14 in every county of the state.

  1. Porkie in a blizzard

    A porcupine clings to this tree south of Butternut during last week’s blizzard which blanketed the area in several inches of snow for a few short days.
  2. Chequamegon choir students travel to NYC

    Chequamegon choir students gather in Times Square just prior their return trip to Park Falls/Glidden. The students and adults enjoyed four action-packed days in the Big Apple. Highlights of the trip included a Guided Tour of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, The American Museum of Natural History, Top of the Rockefeller Center Skyscraper, a Broadway Classroom Workshop, free time in Central Park, The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, Three Broadway Shows (Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and The Lion King), a Ferry ride in New York Harbor, Ellis Island, Liberty Island, The Statue of Liberty, a Monument Access Pass, the 9-11 Memorial, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a Guided Tour of Radio City Music Hall. Participants returned safely, but exhausted on Monday at 7 p.m. and will have memories that they will cherish for a lifetime, says music director Mark Donner.
  3. Eitrem chosen as principal at St. Anthony School

    Steven Eitrem will watch over familiar hallways when he assumes the duties of principal at St. Anthony Catholic School in June.
  4. Good Friday Calvary Walk

    Clergy and congregation members from several area churches came together last Friday in a Calvary walk procession from church to church down First Avenue in Park Falls. The group stopped at each church for prayer before picking up the large wooden cross once more to make the symbolic trek in honor of Good Friday before Easter.
  5. Chequamegon baseball team off to 4-1 start

    The Chequamegon Screaming Eagles baseball team is off to a 4-1 start this season as they have managed to sneak a pair of double headers and a game against Hurley.
  6. State may apply for Federal Disaster Aid to help with burst water mains

    State officials are looking into requesting federal disaster assistance to help local governments pay for a rash of burst water mains during the severe winter.
  7. Snowfall records broken in some northern counties

    For some northern Wisconsin communities, last week’s snowstorm was the final push needed to break all-time records for snow in a season.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 
Law enforcement resolution sent back to committee

Among other first items of business at their meeting Tuesday, April 15, members of the newly reorganized Price County Board of Supervisors considered a resolution in support of state statute changes concerning the protective occupation participation status of county correction officers. Comments (0)

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Time to shine for new players on Logger baseball team

The Phillips Loggers baseball team has high expectations for this season despite losing the bulk of their starting group to graduation last year including five Marawood North Conference (MNC) All Conference players. Comments (0)

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Adventures Out There: The Sweet Side of Spring

Of all Wisconsin's natural produce, maple syrup may well be the sweetest. The process of making the amber syrup, starting at the roots of the maple tree and working its way to the table, takes an interesting twist when made in small batches by family and friends. Go to pricecountydaily.com to watch this video series.

ATV safety

The Fifield Town Board recently passed ordinances opening up additional public roads to all-terrain vehicle (ATV) traffic. Over 60 percent of ATV-related deaths occur on roadways, despite the vast majority of ATV use being off-road. 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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