from the front page

A holiday Jolly Jamboree! Held Saturday, November 25, by the Appleton Area Chamber of Commerce, those attending enjoyed a bonfire with smores, cider, cookies, and hot chocolate in the Dauntless Air parking lot. The refreshments were compliments of Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Appleton Area Health, and Dauntless Air. The Christmas tree at the end of main street was lit at 6:00 p.m. to signal the beginning of the Parade of Lights. Winning entries were first place – Mario Kart by Clemen’s Electric, second place – Miss Appleton, and third place Nohrenberg Lawn Care and Snow Removal (pictured above). Read More


by Reed Anfinson

Formal policy for local buying needed by county

With the trade-in value of a pickup included in bids for a new pickup, Swift Count Parks, Drainage, and Wetlands Supervisor Kody Fossum told the board of commissioners their approval for the purchase was no longer needed. Read More

Courthouse foundation questions must be answered

by Reed Anfinsona

Fears over the possibility of expensive work needed to secure the Swift County Courthouse foundation led to the tabling of bids for an addition to the human services building and extensive renovations of the current building. Read More

Fulltime appraiser to be added to Swift County staff

by Reed Anfinson

Swift County is adding a fulltime appraiser to its staff starting in 2024. At its special meeting Nov. 14, the board of commissioners unanimously approved adding the position at the recommendation of Swift County Property and Public Services Director Joe Tschida said. Read More


from the archives

125 YEARS AGO – 1898
– Appleton Pop: 400

Glen A. DeForest and A. D. Contryman attended a meeting of Royal Arch Masons at Ortonville last evening. The chicken pie social given by the Ladies’ Aid Society at the council room Tuesday was well attended and netted the ladies about $20. Advertisement: Hendrickson and Jacobson. Have on hand the most complete and largest stock of furniture ever displayed in Swift County. Bed room suites, carpets, mattresses, rugs, upholstered goods. Appleton. A new disease has been discovered since last Thursday. It is called turkeyitis. Read More


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