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The Neillsville Public Library has announced its summer reading program, with a theme of “Oceans of Possibilities!” The program is open for readers 4 to 12 years of age with programs, prize drawings, story hours and craft activities. Pre-readers are invited to join the program with a parent or...
Hot, muggy weather will be here before we know it, and with it the desire to cool off and beat the summer heat. Neillsville Recreation Department director Judy Lindner has just the idea for that. At the most recent city parks and recreation board meeting May 18, she told the board about it. “I...
In an effort to recruit and retain more workers, the county board has updated its wage schedule, which will come at a $380,000-plus price tag for the county. The board narrowly approved the move, 15-14, at its May 19 meeting. The wage schedule is a tiered pay system with step progressions in hourly...
As many county residents continue to struggle with a lack of broadband access, one company is proposing a solution that would require Clark County to act as guarantor for an $18 million loan in return for that company significantly increasing the county’s broadband infrastructure. The Federal...
O'Neill Creek Trailhead

This site plan from MSA Professional Services for the Opelt Park and O'Neill Creek Trailhead shows the proposed layout of the land to the east of Buck's Creekside Bar in Neillsville.

The Neillsville Improvement Corporation (NIC) and the Opelt family have invited the community to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the O’Neill Creek Trailhead and Opelt Park, as they celebrate the start of construction on a community project. The ceremony will be May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the green...
Adam and Kat Luchterhand family

The Luchterhands are always on the move, helping out with community events and sports. Adam and Kat are shown here with their three boys: Marcus, Lucas and Aiden.

Clark County is full to the brim with amazing people, people who enrich the lives of our youth and make a positive impact on our community. We all know someone or multiple people who are the watermark for local involvement and impact. One example would be local couple Adam and Kat Luchterhand....
The Neillsville American Legion Post 73 will honor three deceased veterans at its monthly event: James Hauge, Richard Van Gordon and Lloyd M. Zimmerman. The May 3 event will include a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. potluck. Family, friends and community members are invited to attend and...
Granton State FFA Degree awardees

2022 Granton State FFA Degree recipients (l-r) are Megan Walter, Dolorosa Thomas, Samantha Martin and Justin Berg.

Granton agriculture educator and FFA advisor Katie Reider is very proud of her students and the recent accomplishments they have recorded, and for good reason – the history books have to be turned back a decade to find similar accolades in these programs at Granton. “We had three kids apply for...
Zickert Easter tree

This colorful tree greets passersby on West 15th Street in Neillsville. The tree was Carol Zickert’s project every year, and although she has passed away, her family has made it a point to keep the display of Easter cheer going in her honor.

After the passing of Carol Zickert this past fall, her family has come together to make sure that the community tradition she started lives on. “The tree has become an Easter staple in the [Neillsville] community,” wrote Carol’s daughter Michelle Kranz in an email. The Zickert Community Easter Egg...
Friend of Public Health - Stanley

The Clark County Health Department (CCHD) recently honored the Aspirus Stanley Hospital with the “Friend of Public Health” award in recognition of Public Health Week April 4-10. Shown l-r are Rebecca Greisen, CCHD public health specialist and health educator; Deenah King, Aspirus Stanley Hospital community health improvement lead; and Brittany Mews, CCHD health officer and director.

What is public health? Public health protects and improves the health of entire populations in communities through a variety of strategies. Populations can be as small as a family or as large as an entire county. Public health connects all people; everyone is impacted by the health of their...

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