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Price County law enforcement holds drug take-back April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price County Law Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription …

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”
  10. 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.
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: 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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