Area News

Western Wisconsin Health is Dashing to Disney…Again!

Western Wisconsin Health held its 2nd Annual Dash to Disney kick-off event on Monday, January 7, 2019 to start this year’s family-friendly 8-week community walking challenge. Nearly 500 people attended the event and a total of 619 participants registered for the challenge! Guests were able to register, receive a Dash to Disney T-shirt, meet and…

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Glenwood City’s Bob Bartz hopes to spread awareness about scams

By Amber Hayden GLENWOOD CITY— Longtime Glenwood City area resident, Bob Bartz, hopes that at least one person will learn from his near mistake that took place last Monday afternoon, January 7. “Who would of thought something like this could happen here in Glenwood City,” said Bartz’s grandson Ben Bartz. Bartz was contacted via phone…

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Howard Town Board approves sand mine license for Northern Sands Wisconsin

By LeAnn R. Ralph TOWN OF HOWARD   —  The Howard Town Board has approved a non-metallic mining license for Northern Sands Wisconsin to operate the Albertville Valley sand mine a few miles southeast of Colfax. Northern Sands Wisconsin will operate “one hundred percent” according to the Town of Howard’s non-metallic mining ordinance, said Dennis…

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City of Glenwood City Buys Old School Property

By Mayor John Larson GLENWOOD CITY — At a special meeting held on December 20, 2018, the Glenwood City Common Council approved a motion to purchase the “Old School” property from the current owners, Northern Light Investment Group, LLC of St. Paul, Minnesota. The old school property, located at 509 – 3rd Street in Glenwood…

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WEDC worked behind the scenes to save Kimberly-Clark jobs

The state jobs agency was operating on a dual track with Kimberly-Clark to keep its options open for saving a Fox Valley plant, even as Gov. Scott Walker said a legislative incentive package was the only solution. WEDC had Kimberly-Clark in mid-October file an application that opened the door to the agency negotiating what ultimately…

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Wrong-way driver takes life in two-vehicle accident in Somerset

A twenty-one year old Somerset woman died as the result of a two-vehicle accident in the township of Somerset on Friday, December 21st. According to information from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department stated that they began receiving 911 calls at about 11:11 p.m. reporting a wrong-way driver going westbound on STH 35/64, in the…

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