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As the Month of December comes to a close, so do opportunities to file candidacy for a number of local elected positions. The following municipalities have seats on the April 3, 2018 ballot: 

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The Upper St. Croix Valley Music Association held their annual Honors Choir Concert in Amery Dec. 4. Select students from eight local school districts participated in a day-long workshop under the direction of Dr. Bret Amundson from the College of St. Scholastica. Representing Amery were Zac…

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Lien Elementary hosted a Holiday Family Fun Night last week. Elementary families enjoyed singing carols, making holiday themed crafts, and posing for pictures with Santa.

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High School musicians put their best foot forward Sunday afternoon for their annual Holiday Concert. The concert featured performances by the Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, and Concert Choir. Photos by Jessica de la Cruz.

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MADISON — According to information released this week by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, small, sparsely populated districts across the state have received a total of $18.5 million in sparsity aid. Unlike most categorical aids, which are targeted to a specific program or serv…

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When members of the Amery VFW post 7929 decided to procure land to build a new building north of Amery, they thought a tank might be a nice addition. As luck would have it, there was one just a few miles away in Clear Lake.

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Unseasonably warm temps and lack of snow made for outstanding attendance during Amery’s 32nd Holiday Stroll event. Crowds kept the hot dog and hot chocolate stand busy while they enjoyed the music, wagon rides, and beautiful weather. Kids skipped the gathering altogether in favor of a game o…

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Inside a cramped Sunday school room at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Amery, an artwork monstrosity has been slowly taking shape—section by section, number by number.

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Amery, Clayton and Clear Lake School Districts each have seats that are up for re-election this April, and the January 2 deadline to get on the ballot is fast approaching.

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BREMERTON, Wash. – USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently announced Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer Kyle Fowler, from Amery, Wisconsin, as the ship’s Sailor of the Year.

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Pushing the buttons on a microwave or dispensing pop from a pop machine, most of us give little though to the fingertip-sized domes that collapse beneath our fingertips. But with every popping, push-button sensation an electronic message is sent. Underneath the numbers we see is a whole lot …

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Two special primary election programs featuring candidates for Wisconsin’s Tenth Senate District seat will be on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side" Monday, December 4 and Monday, December 11 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.   

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Eight year old Niklas Salewski of Reeve has battled Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy all of his life. Thanks to Wishes and More, a Twin Cities-based wish granting organization for kids with life-threatening conditions, Niklas and his parents, Nichole and Andy Salewski and sister Andrea will trave…

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Editor’s Note: Lamoine MacLaughlin is one of many local individuals who sponsor a flag in the Rotary Club’s Flag Park in Amery. Here is what he shared about his sponsorship of the Scottish flag.

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Amery’s annual Light up the Town and Parade of LIghts was held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in conjunction with the Fire Department’s Chili Feed. Winning first place was the Disney-themed float by Dynatronix, in memory of the later Jim Osero. Second place went to Congregational Church, third to Clea…

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Farms, homes and businesses powered by Polk-Burnett Electric Co-operative are now drawing electricity from a solar array tucked between cornfields behind the co-op’s Centuria office.

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When she was playing the piano as a child and waking her older sisters up, Iris Ceulemans couldn’t have imagined that someday her music would be performed by an orchestra.

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Amery Fire put its airboat to use on Thanksgiving Day when they were called to assist Milltown and Balsam Fire in rescuing two whitetail deer that had fallen through the ice near Reed’s Sunnyside Marina. Using the airboat, five Amery firefighters were able to rescue one of the deer from what…

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“Did you know that if you text someone a picture of yourself without clothes, you’re guilt of distributing child pornography?” Brooke Whitley asked Amery 7th graders. Amery Middle School students listened to a serious and timely presentation about different types of illegal digital communica…

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Amery Woman’s Club Members, Colleen Adams (left) and Joyce Schaefer (right), rang bells this week to gather funds for the Salvation Army Serenity Home Shelter in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. Serenity Home, one of several non-profits selected by the Amery Woman’s Club, is in need of bell ringers t…

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A tire that crashed through the front door of the now vacant Hart’s Bakery in downtown Amery Tuesday afternoon has been reunited with its owner, but not without some lengthy investigative work by officer Mark Andren.

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MADISON, Wis.— As you pass the turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberries to friends and family this Thanksgiving Day, you can thank many Wisconsin residents, UW–Madison alumni, and UW researchers for making this meal so special. Many are featured in Thank You, 72, which salutes outstanding Ba…

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River Falls legislator Shannon Zimmerman, St. Croix County medical examiner Patty Schachtner and campaign-finance reformist John Calabrese announced plans last week to run for northwest Wisconsin’s open state Senate seat. 

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The community of Amery recognized Veterans Day with a gathering at the Amery High School gymnasium. Speaker for the event was Representative Adam Jarchow, who spoke about thankfulness of the freedoms given to us by all Veterans. Amery teacher Emily Larson was also recognized for her leadersh…

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There’s no word yet on just when the project would occur, but after two years of frustrating discussion, early indications are that the City of Amery and dog park enthusiasts have agreed upon both a location for a dog park, and how it could operate.

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A cast of over 40 students performed ‘Footloose the musical’ this weekend, Nov. 10-12. Friday and Saturday’s sold-out crowds packed the High School Auditorium for the first time in recent memory. Audiences heard old favorites like ‘Let’s hear it for the boy,’ ‘Almost Paradise,’ and of course…