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A little rusty? Sure. Might it be missing some nuts and bolts? Yup. Is it dinged and scratched? Absolutely! But the memories held within this old red truck are in pristine condition. They say there’s no place like home and this little Deer Park fire truck has found it’s way there.

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During the weeks that turned into months of practicing social distancing during COVID-19, video meetings, such as Zoom, soared. Video chat became the go-to outlet for everything from keeping grandparents and grandchildren in touch, wine and chat sessions between gal pals and of course work m…

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The Polk County Board of Supervisors held their regularly scheduled meeting May 19. Supervisors were in attendance but no public were allowed and the meeting was broadcast virtually via Webex. The board addressed COVID-19 updates, passed resolutions concerning the second amendment and crimin…

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The Amery High School (AHS) Class of 2020 was born during 9/11 and will graduate during a pandemic. You could say these circumstances have given them the resolve to rise above challenges, no matter the situation. One thing they have learned outside of the classroom, is life will no doubt, co…

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Since the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state's stay-at-home order May 13, ruling it "unlawful" and "unenforceable" just as many questions remain as when the order was first put in place.

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Tom Tiffany will serve as the next representative of Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. He will be expected in Washington, D.C., starting next week to begin serving in Congress.

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According a release from Brian Kaczmarski, Health Officer for the Polk County Health Department, the first case of a Polk county resident passing away from confirmed Covid-19 has happened.

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Great athletes seem to have a certain stubbornness, which carries them through to do things that people say they cannot do. If only it were that simple of a case for seniors who saw their last chance of high school sports competition fade away.

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According to a press release from the Polk County, a man is dead after a May 13 car rollover on Highway 35 outside of Frederic.

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Treatments at area hospitals and clinics quickly changed at the onset of COVID-19 in March. It can be a frustrating time for people who are unsure just how to handle health matters at this time. Local hospitals are doing their best to keep patients healthy. While things change frequently to …

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Sometimes life throws you curve balls. It is the learning curve that families are now trying to take a swing at. The rapid and unprecedented jump to distance learning in March has left a new appreciation for educators and array of “homeschooling” jokes on social media. There is no doubt this…

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In an emergency meeting held via Zoom May 1, after lengthy discussion and by a vote of 9-5, the Polk County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution urging freedom to open business more quickly than May 26.

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During a time when face-to-face conversations, handshakes and hugs are discouraged, 12-year-old Emersen Sargent found there is still a way to share a connection with others-through music.

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Tuesday May 5, the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced they would be temporarily waiving road test requirements for teens that have successfully completed other requirements. This is one of two changes, which will go into effect May 11.

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Spring weather has seen busier local lakes and rivers as fisherman set their sites on catching “the big one.” Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is traditionally the first Saturday in May. Hook and line fishing for many fish species on state waters begins on that day. However, to better manag…

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The topic of chicken is once again on the table, but not the dinner table. The Public Safety committee took a look at a proposal April 27 via Zoom meeting to approve a City of Amery Chicken Ordinance. Currently it is illegal to have chickens within city limits. The committee gave the green l…

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In a April 30 press release, the Polk County Health Department gave some insight to Gov. Evers Order #34 while reminding residents that order #28 is still in effect until the end of May.

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When Cat Stevens penned the words to his 1970 hit, “Wild World” he probably never imagined just how wild a future virus could be on the world. Neither did Ray Lundgren and Jeni Jones nine months ago when they shared with their two children their family was about to grow. There was no way any…

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The University of Wisconsin System is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone applying to one of its two-year campuses for fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The free application period will run June 5–15, 2020.