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  • Storm hits North Woods as over 40,000 lose power
    Strong thunderstorms moved through the North Woods Monday night and Tuesday morning, leaving more than 40,000 Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) customers without power, according to the WPS power outage map.
    The areas hit the hardest included
  • CHAIN SKIMMERS SET TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    Alumni reunion set July 30-Aug. 1

    CONOVER — Of the many lessons that came out of the COVID pandemic in 2020, among them was flexibility. 
    In the case of the Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show Team, last year’s concerns about

  • Feeding children from food insecure homes is a large job and cannot be done without support of the entire community.
    The Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) second annual Cash For Kids fundraiser is an example of what is possible when a community comes together, according to
  • The Three Lakes Fire Department will host its 64th annual Fireman’s Picnic this Sunday, Aug. 1, at Cy Williams Park in Three Lakes.
    The free admission fund­raising picnic starts at noon and includes music, prizes, raffles, a flea market, gifts, games, and a variety of food and beverage concessions including
  • MORE EVENTS
    Employees with the Eagle River Light & Water Utility changed the list of Eagle River area events on...
  • The HOPE Consortium has announced that registration is now available for the fifth annual HOPE Consortium Conference, which will be held virtually Aug. 5-6.

    The conference is designed for
  • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that local governments across the state received more than $160 million in the third quarterly payments for 2021 for general transportation, connecting highway, and expressway policing aids.
    For calendar year 2020, local governments received more than
  • KALMAR CELEBRATION
    An open house to celebrate and unveil the newly rebuilt Kalmar Community Center was held...
  • Former Vilas County Assistant Corporation Counsel and Attorney Meg O’Marro announced her intention to run for Vilas County Circuit Court judge.
    Vilas County received notice earlier this year that it would receive a second circuit court judgeship.
    “It’s imperative for the people of Vilas County to
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a companion bill in the U.S. Senate to H.R. 3940 — the Local Journalism Sustainability Act — a bipartisan bill that seeks to help local newspapers sustain financial viability through a series of
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