Lieutenant Colonel James W. Howard started out as a young boy trying to earn enough money to buy chickens for his family farm, and grew to become an accomplished and honorary commander of the U.S. Army St. Louis Area Support Center.

Memories can both remind and inspire, at least that was the case for Lieutenant Colonel James Howard. In Dec. 2022, Howard was touched by an old article he received, and became inspired to reach out. The Nov. 16, 2022 issue of the Clark County Press newspaper featured the following article titled “...

The late Tom Kren teaches his granddaughter, Kennedy Kren, to lead a calf for the Little Britches show at the Clark County Fair, passing down his love for farming to another generation.

The Krens have been healing since the loss of Thomas “Tom” Kren, 59, of Neillsville in an accident in June, 2022. Tom’s wife, Diane Kren, and his family have been carrying on his legacy of farming since, keeping his memory alive. In honor of Kren’s late husband, she was chosen as a recipient for a...
The legacy behind the local Cub Scout pinewood derby

(L-r) Craig and JoAnn Blum smile for the camera as Judy Morrow presents them with an honorary award. The plaque, which states: “In grateful recognition of your exceptional leadership and outstanding service” was given to the Blums in honor of their 19 years of service helping the Cub Scouts make their pinewood derby cars.

Dec. 29, Craig Blum and his wife, JoAnn, received a plaque from Judy Morrow, fellow Cub Scouts and parents engraved: “In grateful recognition of your exceptional leadership and outstanding service.” For 19 years, Craig Blum has been helping young Cub Scout members make their famous pinewood derby...
During their Dec. 12 meeting, the Granton School Board reached a conclusion and voted on whether to accept a grant that would supply the school with five new electric buses. The issue had not been a smooth one. Over the past few months, questions had been raised over the need for the new buses,...

Dec. 20, the Granton Area School District unveiled a new book vending machine for children to spend token on after meeting educational goals. 

Dec. 20, excited elementary students “cut the ribbon” on the new vending machine purchased in cooperation with WHO (Women Helping Out) and the GGS (Growing Granton Strong) committee. However, instead of vending cans of soda or bags of snacks, it gives out food for the mind and imagination: books....
Chelsea Opelt, elementary guidance counselor at the Neillsville Elementary School, runs the student council for the young children. The purpose of the elementary school council is to help children learn from a young age, the importance of giving back to the community and helping those in need, as...

Once the speeches were concluded, Kolin Schmitz (r) receives his eagle scout badge, pinned to his uniform by his mother, Shelly (m,) at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Dec. 11.

After years of toiling away to overcome every obstacle life had put in his way, of which he was very cognizant of as he addressed those gathered in his honor, Kolin Schmitz of Neillsville was promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout in a Dec. 11 honors ceremony. The American Legion hosted Eagle Scout...

Neillsville power line becomes encased in ice and snow.

The season’s first big blizzard hit this past week, and with the inclement weather came an abundance of power outages and closings. The evening of Dec. 13, schools and stores all over Clark County announced closures due to the impending inclement weather. Residents woke up Wednesday morning to ice...

Neillsville School District senior, MacKenzie Hediger shows off her clean and emergency-ready trunk. Inside she has spare blankets, clothes, tools, and a spare tire.

On Dec. 6th, State Farm Insurance met with the School District of Neillsville’s driving-age students for a “Clean out the Trunk Junk” event to discuss the importance of having a clean and prepared vehicle with new drivers, especially in Wisconsin winters. As it turns out, many teens do not have the...
Granton FFA full of angels

The Granton FFA Club, headed by Katie Reider and comprised of students from the Granton Area School District, wrap presents of all kinds after school, donating their time to the annual event to help those less fortunate. Presents included clothing, toys like Hotwheels, and craft supplies, like a loom weaver.

Sports

Loyal and Greenwood’s school football players will hit the field not as rivals but as teammates as early as 2023. The decision was made at the Loyal School Board meeting Sept. 28. After a...

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