from the front page

The ice skating rink was erected this past week. The EZ Ice for a hockey rink was purchased for $28,200. The rink can be put up in the winter and taken down and stored during warmer months. Read More


New record management system to be purchased for county dispatch operations

by Reed Anfinson

"It's the heartbeat of our office," Swift County Sheriff John Holtz told the county board of commissioners at their Nov. 15 meeting. He was referring to his office's records management system tied into its dispatching operations.

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Appleton Area Toys for Tots program signup, financial donations sought

The Appleton Area Toys for Tots Committee is again sponsoring a toy program this year. Children ages birth to 14 in the Appleton area are welcome to participate. Parents/guardians must sign up for their child(ren) by Wednesday, December 7. Participation in the program is purely voluntary. There will be one toy available for each child.

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Benefit for Gwen Swenson set for December 10

A benefit for Gwen Swenson will be held Saturday, December 10, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 4955 in Appleton. Gwen was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

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Area sports and school Highlights

Eagle girls basketball is looking to soar this season

Coming off a successful season last year in which they posted a 19-8 record overall, a 12-4 mark in the Camden Conference, finishing second in the North half, and with four starting players returning, the Lac qui Parle Valley girls basketball team is looking for big things this season.

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LqPV boys basketball features new coach in a familiar role

When the Lac qui Parle Valley boys basketball team hits the hardcourt this winter, they will be led by a new coach with familiar roots. After Barry Besonen stepped down last season, the search was on for a replacement. Enter Robyn Rademacher who coached the Eagles for eight years from 2001-2008. Getting back into a coaching role after resigning is not very common, but not altogether unheard of either.

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LQPV Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the week is:

Taylor Shelstad - Basketball

Shelstad returns as the Eagles leading scorer and one of the best all-around basketball players in the area.

Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Appleton Area Health


from the archives of
The Appleton Press

125 YEARS AGO – 1897
– Appleton Pop: 400

New colored glass windows now adorn the audience room of the M. E. Church.

The First National Bank of Appleton no longer exists. An entirely new and separate banking institution begins business today. Its corporate name is the Bank of Appleton.

C. Hansen, the Scandinavian violinist, appeared at the Opera House Monday evening. The audience was an appreciative one and roundly applauded the player after each number. Mr. Hansen knows how to handle the bow and those who are the best judges pronounce his playing excellent. Read More


Letter to the editor: It's Sunday night and my family just got home to Iowa after the 6.5 hour drive from Appleton.

Every year, we come the day after Thanksgiving to visit and spend the weekend. Back in the day we always enjoyed the parade of lights, festival of trees, and Smorgasbord. The last few years kind of bummed me out with the lessened activities. This year I was thrilled to see everything the Chamber had planned! (The fact that it was Saturday instead of Friday was a huge bonus in my opinion.)

After shopping on Small Business Saturday, we headed down to Dauntless Air for hot chocolate and s'mores. It was so nice to mill around and chat with folks! New Council Person Vanessa was there with her family and her teenage son generously gave my daughter his Dauntless stuffie that she hasn't let go of since. ... See page 3

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