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University of Wisconsin expands free-tuition program for first-generation students

Buy NowMICHELLE STOCKER - Capital Times After transferring from the two-year UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus, where tuition and other expenses were low enough that jobs on and off campus covered his bills, Luke Moat had accepted that he'd need to take out loans to attend the more expensive UW-Madison

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 19:30:00

Rell crowned 2017 MHS Homecoming Queen

During Friday afternoon's pep assembly and related festivities, MHS Senior Rachel Rell was crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen as a result of voting from her peers. Rachel Rell Today's Homecoming activities kicked off this morning with the Bluejay varsity football team, cheerleaders and band members visit

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

ReadyLincoln.org goes live in observance of National Preparedness Month

Lincoln County Emergency Management and the Lincoln County Health Department are pleased to announce the completion of ReadyLincoln; an emergency preparedness website for Lincoln County residents. This website has been in the works for over a year and was made possible by grants received from Wiscon

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Changes going into effect for deer and turkey tagging plus goose harvest registration

The 2017-2019 biennial budget recently signed by Gov. Scott Walker includes changes in deer and turkey tagging that are going into effect immediately. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently implementing changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags and hopes to clarif

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Pine River Fire Department puts on 13th pig roast Saturday

The Pine River Fire Department will hold its 13th annual pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the fire station on Range Line Road. The event features food served from 1-7 p.m., live music from 1-11 p.m., fire and EMS demonstrations, fireworks at dusk and raffles throughout the day. The dra

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

MFD has new high-tech tool for extinguisher training

On Monday, the Merrill Fire Department unveiled a new high-tech fire extinguisher training device. This high-tech digital training device recently obtained by the MFD allows users to hone their fire extinguisher technique without an actual fire. The training device was purchased thanks to the genero

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

T.B. Scott Library to offer Family Fun Nights this Fall

Now there is another option for library lovers: a once monthly Family Fun Night is being planned. This programming is being offered to give families with working parents an opportunity to attend library programs after the work day. There will be a variety of program offerings including music, magic

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

5210 is coming to a doctor's office near you

September is Fruit and Vegetable Month and the Lincoln County Nutrition Coalition would like to spread the word! During the month of September, family practice clinics around Lincoln County will have 5210 displays that show ways to increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat each day. 5210

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Park City Gardens 'Garden of the Month'

Park City Gardens October Garden of the Moth award was presented to Marge and Randy Schultz, 500 S. Foster St. Marge and Randy have been gardening together for almost 30 years. In addition to maintaining their immaculate personal gardens, they are volunteers with Park City Gardens at Normal Park and

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Trinity's Hurricane Harvey donation truck departs for Texas

Just over three weeks since its arrival in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church, a 53-foot trailer donated by Burgener Contract Carriers of Merrill departed Sunday for Houston, Texas, loaded to the doors with donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. Final loading began at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoo

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Booster club fundraiser set for Saturday

Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m Saturday, Brickner's Park City will team up with students at Merrill High School for a "Booster Club Fundraiser Presented by the brands of FCA" to benefit the school's Booster Club. Come out to 1201 N. Sales St. and take a short test drive in available new Chrysler, Dodge, J

MERRILLFOTONEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Trinity Lutheran of Prentice to celebrate 50 years

For a lot of churches in Price County, Sept. 24 might seem like just another Sunday. Churchgoers at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prentice, however, will be ringing in their church's 50th anniversary with eats and entertainment. Now, 50 years might not seem like a long time compared to a lo

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-20 08:50:48

Screaming Eagles win South Shore tournament

The Chequamegon High School volleyball team went a perfect 4-0 in matches and 8-0 in sets en route to the championship in a tournament at South Shore on Saturday, Sept. 16. "This was a huge day for the girls," Screaming Eagles' coach Jess Herbst said. "They took second in this tournament last year a

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2017-09-20 15:15:00

2 accused of breaking into Spring Lake home, impersonating officer

SPRING LAKE - Two men broke into a Spring Lake home earlier this month, told the occupants they were police officers and took a television, arrest warrants said. Andre Cirre Velez, 21, and Sinclaire Albertis Wright, 24, both of the 400 block of D Street in Spring Lake, were charged Wednesday with fi

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 02:29:10

29-year-old driver dies in single-vehicle Fayetteville crash

Fayetteville, N.C. - A driver died Friday morning in Fayetteville after crashing into a utility pole, police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Hoke Loop Road near Ellie Avenue. It shut down both roads and knocked out power to nearby neighborhoods. Police said the driver of a 2007 Nissan Maxi

WRAL - 2017-09-22 11:13:00

Woman robs Wells Fargo bank on Morganton Road

Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Wells Fargo bank Thursday afternoon. The robbery happened just after 3 p.m. at 4924 Morganton Road, a Fayetteville police release said. The woman came into the back and approached the teller as if she was a customer. The woman handed a note demanding money

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 23:58:16

Hoke Loop Road closed after fatal crash

The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a fatal crash on Hoke Loop Road near Ellie Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. this morning. A sedan was traveling along Hoke Loop Road when it struck a utility pole, according to the press release. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Hoke Loop

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 12:33:57

Argument leads to exchange of gunfire on Turnpike Road

A dispute between two men ended in gunfire Friday outside a house on Turnpike Road near Commerce Street, Fayetteville police said. It happened about 1 p.m. on the 1300 block of Turnpike Road, said Sgt. Shawn Strepay, a police spokesman. Two men who were housemates were staying at the residence, but

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 22:18:54

Fundraisers, nonprofit meetings and opportunities

Habitat Volunteers Needed: Skilled volunteers are needed on Oct. 7 to assist with disaster relief and repairs in Habitat's Buxton Village. Repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew are almost completed, but help is needed. Registration is required. Contact Chatham McTindal at 910-483-0952 or vis

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

INSIDE POLITICS: 'We'll vote you out' threats made at Cumberland school board meeting

A City Council candidate and a member of the Cumberland County school board member traded threats about upcoming elections during a school board this month. District 8 City Council candidate John Miner spoke during the board's public comment period about sexual assaults at county schools and other s

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 22:35:28