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Nelson Mandela once said, “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” One could say hospice patient Dean Bierbrauer has taken that statement quite literally. The Clear Lake resident has used his hands over the years and his passion for woodworking to create many th…

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With just weeks before the presidential vote, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court took time to decide whether thousands of ballots must be reprinted. The court’s decision Thursday to delay the distribution of ballots for the November election means they will not be necessarily be ready by the guidelin…

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The search is over (at least for this year). Year after year of Gavin Harris has spent his September 3 birthday looking for the Amery Fall Festival Medallion. This year, on his 14th birthday, Gavin struck gold (well probably not gold).

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How to handle this year’s annual celebration of Amery Fall Festival was not an easy decision to make for the Fall Festival committee. The planning that followed was untraditional as well.

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Last spring saw schools come to a halt, regular business for many entities come to a halt and church as Sunday worshipers knew it to be, unfortunately came to a halt. Local parishes had to think quick, and that is exactly what Neighbors United In Christ (NUIC) did.

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A brief meeting of the Amery City Council September 2 saw the approval of most items on the agenda. It was decided a few could use a little more discussion.

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This is the last week to match the baby faces with the 2020 Miss Amery Queen Candidates! Entries are due by Friday, September 11. Entry forms can be mailed to The Amery Free Press, dropped off or emailed to editor@theameryfreepress.com

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WESTERN, WI— WESTconsin Credit Union held their annual Back to School Drive from Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 9. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 and the unique needs of area students and schools this year, WESTconsin changed the format of their annual drive slightly. Rather than col…

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Amery, WI – Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries, that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs, become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis. PAD affects between eight and 12 million people in the U.S., contributes…

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An August 27 evening physical altercation and the death of Joshua Zasada, 44, Amery is currently under investigation and has led to a charge of Second Degree Reckless Homicide for Nathan J. Bleyle, 44, Amery.

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In a letter sent to Polk County District Attorney Jeff Kemp and St. Croix Falls Police Chief Erin Murphy dated Aug. 27, James Rennicke, Burnett County District Attorney, said he believes officers acted appropriately during the Aug. 8 shooting of Terry Trevelen.

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Henry Ward Beecher once said, “A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.” The staff at the Amery Area Public Library (AAPL) is doing everything in their power to keep the beloved local library available in a variety of ways for those who love to read.

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It can be said that a career in teaching will be full of surprises. Some surprises are truly great ones. This was the case for Amery High School teacher Derrick Meyer when he found out via a virtual meeting Aug. 27, he had been chosen as one of five 2021 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year and un…

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The hunt for the 2020 Fall Festival medallion has come to a quick end. After two weeks of clues, 14-year-old Gavin Harris found the medallion on his birthday (Wednesday, September 2) with the help of his cousin, Garrett Beauvais; brother, Owen Harris; sister Aubrey Harris and Grandma Sandy B…

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Amery schools are back in session as of Tuesday, Sept. 1 for K-12. 4K students will begin Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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According to a press release sent from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, David Saleh, 57, Amery lost his life in an August 29 accident on Bone Lake.

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There were not many public comments at the beginning of the August’s regular meeting of the Polk County Board, in fact only one. When it ended, Polk County Chair Chris Nelson called the language used, “Showing poor character.”

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At least three people have had their campaign signs or flags vandalized in the Amery area over the past week.

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A Thursday evening physical altercation and the death of Joshua Zasada, 44, Amery is currently under investigation, according to a press release from the Amery Police Department.

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The Miss Amery Talent Show is something community members look forward to each year. It is the kick-off to the annual Fall Festival celebration. Many parts of this year’s festival have had to be tweaked to accommodate to COVID-19, including the Miss Amery Talent Show.

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Though many things have changed in everyday life during COVID-19, something that has not changed is the work of those involved in the Salvation Army Backpack Program. Though the fundraiser is very different this year, area children need the generosity of local community members more than ever.

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By this time next week the students and staff will be navigating their way through the start of a new normal. With precautions in place the school district of Amery trying hard to keep the learning environment safer and keep the doors open for in-person learning.

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The Friends of Gandy is excited to announce a Full Gandy Relay, which is likely the most unique people powered event to ever take place on the trail. Participants were scheduled to complete the entire 47.7 miles of trail between St. Croix Falls and Danbury, WI on August 29th. However, due to…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer and gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

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Many a deal have been made on the golf course. A recent interaction could be the start of another, the question is if there is a deal to actually be had at this point?

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While Amery might be locally “famous” for it’s plentiful lakes, quaint parks and unique businesses, it seems the city’s notoriety has now spanned across the globe.