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The June 15 meeting of the Phillips School Board wrapped up last school year and introduced the coming school year. Testing has concluded, with district administrator Rick Morgan saying that the district is overall very pleased with the results they have in hand. The district has still not r…

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A light rain was just starting to taper off as we crashed through the brush. The spicy fragrance of crushed sweet fern tickled our noses pleasantly. Birds sang all around us. Pushing through the clumps of head-high, stump-spouting scrub oak and red maple, we stepped carefully over the sooty …

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The northwoods is a complex tapestry; snowfall solitude, breath-catching landscapes, and yes, people. Human beings who have chosen this piece of the map to plant roots. We northerners tend to plant our roots deep. There is much beneath the surface of the people of northern Wisconsin that may…

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The June 15 meeting of the Phillips School Board wrapped up last school year and introduced the coming school year. Testing has concluded, with district administrator Rick Morgan saying that the district is overall very pleased with the results they have in hand. The district has still not r…

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It may be “school’s out” for the rest of the Chequamegon School District, but the business end of things goes on as usual throughout the summer. The school board met last week at the Glidden campus and although there were no members of the public in attendance, the usual reports and communic…

Robert “Bob” Wendland, formerly of Butternut, passed away in S…

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My younger brother Joe and his wife Susan are expecting their first grandchild in August. They are beyond excited. Way beyond. You know the kind? Jumping up and down excited? Well, they’re beyond jumping up and down excited. As well they should be.

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I have watched with great interest the news reports on the flooding in the southern part of the country. Given last week’s ongoing deluge (predicted for three more days) I was reminded of the floods I’d experienced first hand on my grandfather’s farm near LaFarge.

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Park Falls Motor Sports, a small engine repair shop and seller of recreational vehicles and accessories, has revved its way to some early success since the business opened in the start of June.