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Price County woman recognized for more than 65 years of volunteer work
TOWN OF WORCESTER - It takes a lot of commitment to volunteer your time to a community organization. One woman, Ruth Sutton, spent decades of her life helping Price County children. Early in November, she was one of ten people recognized statewide for her service.
Despite frigid weather, many turn out for Phillips Christmas Parade
[SLIDESHOW] The Phillips Christmas Parade made its way down Lake Avenue to the Courthouse at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7. Temperatures read around 12 degrees at the time of the parade.
SEaLs' BeBeau scores five goals in shootout with Blizzard
Brandon BeBeau scored five goals and had an assist for the Chequamegon/Phillips/Butternut High School hockey team in a wild shootout at the Park Falls Recreation Arena on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Swimmers posts strong times at Tomahawk invite
The Phillips Wave swim team traveled to Tomahawk on Saturday, Dec. 8, for competition with a strong group of swimmers from Black River Falls, Lakeland, Rhinelander, Flambeau Area and host school Tomahawk. Phillips swimmers had a very strong showing with many time improvements.
Park Falls begins dumping water into river
Like all things in a small town ... it seems everything is somehow related. When the Flambeau River Paper mill closed down its largest paper making machine early this year, the City of Park Falls also felt the pain. The machine that was shut down was the largest user of municipal water in the city,
Comedy troupe poised for New Year’s performance
Late on a weekday evening, music and boisterous laughter spilled from an empty classroom at Phillips High School, and a glimpse within reveals a group of people decked in strange regalia — hats with cow ears, clutching a turkey wing, and wigs galore. On the tables in the room are brown paper bags ov
Local Sports Report: 12/11/18
CRANDON - Crandon girls basketball stifled Rhinelander, winning 61-40 and extending their winning streak to five games. Holiday season and movie releases could add to theater turnoutSubmitted: 12/11/2018.
High school: Thursday's boys results
STEVENS POINT – The Eagles handed the No. 5 Panthers (6-1) their first loss of the season in a nonconference matchup at K.B. Willett Arena. RHINELANDER – Harland Wojotusik had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Hodags to a win in the Great Northern Conference game.
Wisconsin Woman on an Episode of "The Price Is Right"
(WFRV) - A Wisconsin woman won big and was able to come on down as a contestant on a popular game show. Shalene Enz of Oshkosh was a contestant on "The Price Is Right." A viewer who attended the taping of the show in California says they saw the woman wearing a "Wisconsin Loves Drew" t-shirt after b
Wisconsin strip club reaches $400k settlement with dancers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers’ claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances. Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club, filed a federal class action lawsuit in 2017 alleging club ma
Free advice for Tony Evers: How he could make Wisconsin state government work better
Congratulations, Tony Evers, for winning the Wisconsin governor’s race. You promised to “focus on solving problems” and to “invest in our schools, grow the economy and rebuild the middle class.”
Thomas Hunt: Wisconsin should legalize recreational marijuana
Dear Editor: I wholeheartedly agree with Melissa Sergeant on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. I think it should be pointed out that minority opposition to the freedom-hindering progress is based on a misunderstanding of facts.
Park Falls mill rates up, but valuations drop
After numerous meetings, hearings and deliberations, the 2019 budget for the city of Park Falls was approved at the council meeting Dec. 3. The mill rate on last year's tax bill was $24.92 and this year it will be $27.10 per $1,000 of property value.
Wisconsin ranks worst in country for excessive drinking
Clean air and high graduation rates weren't enough to boost Wisconsin’s score this year in United Health Foundation’s annual health rankings. The state’s prevalence of excessive drinking and low per-capita spending on public health programs ranked Wisconsin 23rd in the nation for health.
Holiday concerts coming up at area schools
The first Christmas concert of the season will be held the evening of Monday, Dec. 3, starting with the Prentice Elementary at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. The middle school and high school students will follow at 7 p.m.
A defensive Scott Walker insists signing Wisconsin power grab wouldn't just be dirty partisanship
Outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is laying the groundwork to sign the power grab bills denying his Democratic successor, Tony Evers, the same powers he has enjoyed so much. If he sounds a little defensive—as he should—that doesn’t mean that his argument doesn’t boil down to “I feel righteous abo
Wisconsin Men Plead Guilty Charges Linked to Killing of Mountain Lion
Three Wisconsin men pleaded guilty to charges linked to the killing of a mountain lion in January 2017. Robert Peters, 53, and Steven Reindahl, 55, both of Turtle Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 12 of hindering a federal grand jury investigation by providing false testimony about the 2
Time is now to file for spring election
Those interested in running for a seat on their village or town board, city council, or school board, have until 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2 to file nomination papers to appear on the ballot next spring.
New youth librarian in Phillips: Jake Wyrzykowski
The new face you’ve been seeing at the Phillips Public Library belongs to new youth services librarian, Jake Wyrzykowski. If he looks familiar, it’s because Jake is a returning Phillips resident.
Survey to gain feedback on future of Phillips Elementary facility
A survey regarding the future of the elementary building and a potential referendum for next spring has been sent to all taxpayers within the Phillips School District , according to information provided at the school board's most recent meeting Nov. 19.