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Recipe for an executive director at a small-town arts center: Mix equal parts event planner, volunteer coordinator and visionary. Add a dash of diplomacy and a pinch of ambition. Stir gently.

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The Seven Lakes Fun Adventure Triathlon in Amery will be highlighted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as part of a statewide promotion designed to encourage use of state trails, parks and forests.

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Clayton holds its annual community celebration this weekend when the 52nd Annual Cheese Days gets underway on Friday. The parade gets underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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In Wisconsin, 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America. Many children and families living right here in Polk County are benefiting from the free or reduced lunch program because their household income falls below a certain level, putting them at risk for hunger. One…

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Planners from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) will use three 12-foot-wide lanes and two five-foot-wide bicycle lanes when they design the new configuration of Hwy. 46 through Amery as part of the “road diet” to increase safety.

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The second grade classes of Mrs. Cronk, Mrs. Komanec, Mrs. Melberg, Mrs. Wentz, Mrs. Ellevold, Mrs. Kastanek’s looping class, and Mrs. Kennedy’s project based class from Lien Elementary collected money to send children in Africa to school, after reading a story called “Beatrice’s Goat”.

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Each year, the Amery School Board invites staff members to apply for innovation grants to fund new or innovate programs in classrooms. Every May, the recipients of the grants make presentations to the board about how the money was used and the results of the programs.

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The first full weekend of June is the perfect weekend to try a new outdoors activity or return to one you haven’t tried in a long time. Challenge yourself and try them all!

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When voters approved a referendum exceeding the school district’s revenue cap by $1.9 million a year, spending was authorized for “District operation and maintenance purposes including maintaining and restoring staff positions, upgrading curriculum and instructional programs and support serv…

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Genius Hour, a new student opportunity at the middle school, has generated lots of excitement the past semester. According to www.geniushour.com, “Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a c…

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Chelsea Whitley will serve as the Amery School Board’s president, Keith Anderson will be the vice president, Dale Johnson will serve as clerk and Char Glenna is the board’s new treasurer following elections held at Monday night’s board meeting.

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In Wisconsin, 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America. Many children and families living right here in Polk County are benefiting from the free or reduced lunch program because their household income falls below a certain level, putting them at risk for hunger. One…

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