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Tavern League donates to Salvation Army Center

Members of the Polk county and Barron County Tavern Leagues presented checks in the amount of $500 each to Duanna Bremer, center, on Tuesday, January 11 at their meeting held at J-Cools in Turtle Lake. The donations, which will be used towards neccessities of the new Salvation Army Center currently being built near Barron on…

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Northern wins Fishing Contest

A couple of happy fisherwomen were all smiles after a successful ice fishing contest Sunday on Upper Turtle Lake. The contest was sponsored by the Almena Sportsman’s Club. Mother Nature provided a near perfect day to be out on the ice. Hundreds of people were on hand to attempt to match their wits with their…

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Students of the Month

The time has come to honor the Students of the Month for December. These students were anonymously nominated by teachers for their outstanding behavior, academics, and acts of kindness or a combination of all these traits. They will receive a certificate, a gift from the sponsors of this program and the honor of receiving this…

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Kirstan Keppen Sets Personal Records In Gymnastics Meet

Participating  in a Winona, MN gymnastics meet Kirstan Keppen, daughter of Jolene and Brian Keppen, set multiple personal records in her individual events plus her all-around score. The meet was held Saturday, January 8. Keppen posted a 9.55 in the vault, an 8.8 on the bars, a 9.55 on the beam, and a 9.65 in…

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Food Pantry Observes First Anniversary Of Operation In New Facility

“Today we are celebrating our first year of the Turtle Lake Food Pantry in our new home,” said Frank Maas, Food Pantry volunteer. “Since the Village of Turtle Lake gave us the property and Berghammer Builders built us this fine building through the donations of 98 individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations, it finally became a…

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Dairy Farmers Receive Burnett Dairy Cooperative Awards & Recognition

Raymond Dairy, Inc., of New Richmond, Wis., took top honors, and H&W Soldner Farms of Turtle Lake, Wis., earned second place. Third place went to Crisdhome Farm of New Richmond, Wis., followed by Kyle and Sara Mathison of Cumberland, Wis., and Cabin Hill Dairy, Inc., of Boyceville, Wis. SEE COMPLETE STORY IN THE TIMES OR…

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School District of Turtle Lake Honors Local Business for its Support

The School District of Turtle Lake School Board recently recognized Lakeplace Brothers Realty for its support of the district’s schools. The company was honored as part of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ 2021 Business Honor Roll program.  The program recognizes local school district business partners that support their local schools by providing resources or…

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Recommendation Is To Pursue Operational Referendum

Results of the most recent Turtle Lake School District referendum survey were reviewed at the most recent school board meeting between Rob DeMeuse, of School Perceptions, along with Administration and Turtle Lake school board members. The survey was conducted in October. 2100 surveys were mailed to residents in the District, along with some out-of-the-district mailings…

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Pizza Carving Contest

Each year through the Halloween season Lake Country Pizza holds an employee pumpkin decorating contest.  Customers vote on the pumpkins with spare change. All voting proceeds go to the Food Pantry.  This year the winner had a donation made to the Food Pantry in their name.  Ben Hoff was the pumpkin contest winner.  All together…

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