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Boyceville FFA receives PRIDE Membership Award

MADISON — The PRIDE Membership Award recognizes Wisconsin FFA chapters for increasing their membership by 10 members or more in the last year. These chapter’s have successfully been able to recruit and share the benefits of our organization with a variety of new students. Boyceville was among the 125  chapters that have increased their membership…

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Glenwood City Senior Center takes road trip

On Sunday, June 12th the Glenwood City Senior Center was able to finally go on a trip! They went to the Whitesidewalls concert at the Hudson Bandshell. A great time was had by all. Life is getting back to a bit normal for us with the first trip since the pandemic began. We have a…

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Glenhaven News 6-22-22

June 12- 17, 2022 “Summertime and the living is easy.” Those lyrics sure speak volumes. As the weather is turning more seasonable after what seemed like a loooonnnnggg winter, easy living is becoming comfortable. Working in the garden, grilling on the patio or deck, shopping the farmer’s markets, sipping iced tea or lemonade or sitting…

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Boyceville ambulance board downgrades service to EMT/Flex Advanced EMT

By LeAnn R. Ralph  BOYCEVILLE  — The Boyceville Community Ambulance District Board has downgraded the service from Advanced Emergency Medical Technician to EMT/Flex-Advanced EMT. The board voted four “yes” to two “no” at the June 15 meeting to downgrade the service. At the May meeting of the ambulance district board, Wayne Dow, director of the…

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Council listens to reports, grants operators licenses

The Glenwood City Council held a very short meeting Monday evening, June 20th before going into closed session. During the forty-minute meeting the council heard reports from as couple of city officials. Police Chief Robert Darwin discussed with the council the open position in the Police Department and that he is now in the application…

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Gretzlock named new Boyceville HS/MS principal

BOYCEVILLE — A former Hilltopper is set to become a Bulldog.  Patrick Gretzlock has been named as the new Boyceville High School/Middle School principal.  Gretzlock, who most recently served in the same capacity in the Glenwood City School District, was approved for the position by the Boyceville Board of Education at its monthly meeting held…

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Dunn County approves 9 more sections of county highway for ATV/UTV routes

By LeAnn R. Ralph  MENOMONIE  — The Dunn County Board has approved nine more sections of county highway to use as All Terrain Vehicle/Utility Terrain Vehicle routes. Andrew Mercil, county clerk, read more than 30 comments in support of opening additional county highways and/or opening all county highways for ATV/UTV use at the Dunn County…

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Wisconsin town budgets relying more on local property taxes, borrowing

Wisconsin towns have leaned more heavily on property tax revenues to fund local services in the past three decades as state aid increases have slowed and town borrowing has risen to record levels. This heightened reliance on property taxes comes as challenges have arisen to towns’ traditional workforce of local volunteers and relatively low-paid workers…

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Colfax Village Board backtracks and reimburses Logslett for water operator training

By LeAnn R. Ralph  COLFAX  — After refusing in February to send village employee Don Logslett to the Wisconsin Rural Water Association’s conference for continuing education, the Colfax Village Board has now approved reimbursing Logslett for the required training. According to a memorandum from Jody Albricht, village president, and Lynn Niggemann, village administrator-clerk-treasurer, presented to…

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