We have all heard the saying, “When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.” This year’s Amery royalty is making the most of what has been a nontraditional summer.
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).
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.
MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone to be safe on the water this Fourth of July weekend and any other time you're on the water.
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…
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.
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…
Attempting to gain entry into a closed bar and repeatedly resisting officers led to charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Officer and Criminal Damage to Property for Dominique Ronald Amos, 25, of Barron.
No human virus is going to keep the fish from biting or summer from coming our way. However, due to Covid-19 Wisconsin’s annual summer campaign that reminds anglers and boaters to drain all lake and river water from their catches and equipment is undergoing a slight change in 2020. The annua…
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…
One by one updates on area happenings rolled out with headlines of “Cancelled” and people began to wonder what, if anything, summer and fall would offer to those who crave local, social festivities.
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…
Sunday is Father’s Day, a time to remember and honor the paterfamilias, father, the head of the household, pop, dad – whatever his moniker at your house, Sunday is the day to pause and appreciate his contributions to who you are as a person.
An Amery man who recently faced the tragedy of losing their family pet from a bear attack is hoping that by sharing his story, others will not go through the same pain.
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.
“And let us not forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it,” President Ronald Reagan.
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…
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.
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.
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.