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A Look Back At 2022

With the current five-year referendum about to expire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, discussions and projections have taken place in regards to the need of another 5-year referendum. Discussions began in October with a Community Survey regarding what district residents would like to see in the next five years as far as…

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A LOOK BACK AT THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO JANUARY 3, 2013 Minor injuries were sustained by four occupants of a Chevy Malibu after it collided with a manure spreader on Cty. K, three miles south of Turtle Lake last Monday, December 24, around noon. Dale Scheps, rural Almena, was pulling the manure spreader with his tractor south on Cty. K…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 29, 2012 The Turtle Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 8th Annual Chamber Christmas this Saturday, December 1st, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Parkview United Methodist Church, located at the junction of Hwy. 8 and Hwy. 63 North.  This community event offers warm dishes of chili…

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Board Takes No Action On Stop Lights; Approves One New Position

The Turtle Lake village board elected to take no action regarding the installation of signal lights at the intersection of Hwy. 8/63 and Western Boulevard on the west side of the village due to projected traffic issues with the construction of the new Kwik Trip. The board also considered a request from the Public Works…

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Garden Club Changes Out Planters

The Turtle Lake Garden Club recently completed their annual change out of all the downtown planters, from summer to winter interest. The planters are packed with natural plant material such as birch tree sticks, dried hydrangea blooms, evergreen boughs, sumac seed heads and other interesting dried flowers. These displays will create interest and beauty throughout…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 15, 2012 It started ten years ago. Ms. Amy Payne, a teacher at Turtle Lake High School, began to teach a Holocaust Literature Class. Students were given specific assignments corresponding with Holocaust. One project that came to the forefront was an aluminum can tab collection. The goal at the start of…

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A Look Back At The Times

10 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 11, 2012 Turtle Lake Public Librarian Adam Zens moderated a Meet the Candidate’s Forum for a full house of spectators on Friday, October 6th, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Participating were the candidates for the 75th District of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Roger Rivard (incumbent) and Stephen Smith (challenger). Each candidate…

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A Look Back at The Times

10 YEARS AGO AUGUST 2, 2012 An All-School Reunion was well attended last weekend as part of the Laker Lifestyle Fundraiser held Friday and Saturday, July 27 & 28. Attending the reunion were, front row, left to right: Hannah Effertz and Ashley Lahti. Row two: Mike Swenson, Chris (Hansen) Bauer, BJ Brenna, Jamie Torgerson, Kevin…

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School Board Prepares For Upcoming School Year With Hirings And Approvals

A number of teaching and extra-curricular positions were filled at the most recent school board meeting getting ready for the upcoming school year. Following administrative reports the board moved to approve a new school board member to fill the remaining term of Tadd Peterson, who resigned due to being hired as a basketball coach. SEE…

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