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Debates between opposing sides of county trail issues have been taking place in Balsam Lake for quite some time. Recently, the Polk County board has opted to try something new by forming a group specifically for trail management, the Polk County Parks and Trail Advisory Group (TAG).

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A heartfelt moment was shared between those who attended the Amery Board of Education regular June meeting and there were also some misty eyes as the board recognized Amery High School teacher Derrick Meyer, the recipient of a 2020 Herb Kohl Foundation teacher Fellowship Award.

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Nov. 11, 1985, Barry Schaefer stood before the attendees of Amery’s Congregational Church as their new pastor. His wife Joyce was by his side with 4-year-old daughter Kelly and newborn baby Erin in tow. For the next 35 years he led that congregation through many journeys. He provided strengt…

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Starting in July, the School District of Amery campus will be open for activities, such as use of the High School Weight Room. There are new rules for such use, which will be made available to students via social media and email.

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The map above depicts the layout of options for watching the Independence Day fireworks at the new location of the Amery Schools campus. The show will start at dusk Saturday, July 4. There are options for watching from vehicles or grassy areas. A special viewing location has been created for…

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is asking for any information someone may have concerning a missing rural Amery man.

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A brief update was given pertaining to COVID-19 numbers in Polk County by Administrator Vince Netherland to the County Board June meeting. 

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100 years ago, June 1920 featured some shining stars. Woodrow Wilson was running the nation as the 28th President of the United States, 17-year-old Lou Gehrig was discovered playing in the World Series of High Schools Tournament and a baby girl was born to Carl and Lena Warner in Black Brook…

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Many people assume Father’s Day (and Mother’s Day for that matter) is a holiday designed by greeting card makers to turn a profit. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The story behind how this day became a holiday is actually a tale of determination by one woman and a decades-long f…

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The bank sitting on the corner of Keller Avenue and Maple Street in Amery has seen various changes throughout the years. The structure itself and the name have seen some variations. Now Bremer Bank will call a different corner home-Keller Avenue and Baker Street.

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For many, watching recent events in Minneapolis play out on television made a city located 50 miles from Amery seem worlds away. A local resident saw that what took place the last week of May hit some communities in the Twin Cities very hard, limiting their access to the most basic needs. In…

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It was the annual renewal of both alcohol and thrift licenses during the June 3 Amery City Council meeting. While the council was approving beer and liquor sales, one local bar owner had another request. Dave Curtis, owner of Amery’s Tac II Bar and Grill asked for permission to add outdoor seating.

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The clucking continued during meetings of Amery’s Public Safety committee and regular meeting of the city council and the cries of people wanting to get closer to their food source have been answered with an unanimous yes.

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According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, on June 8 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Game Wardens located the driver of a SUV 15 yards from where the vehicle had come to rest in water the previous day.