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Kris Payne, at left, new director of nursing at the Appleton Care Center and JeanMarie Golden, acting permit nursing home administrator, visit with resident Bob Running, right, in the bird room. Read More

Featured Articles

Building an igloo a fun and creative project for Appleton man

by Leslie Ehrenberg

Embracing the cold in a creative way, Dean Anderson of Appleton has built a giant igloo in his yard. “It’s one way I beat cabin fever every year,” he said with a laugh. “I enjoyed building igloos with my kids.”

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City council approves contract with Federated to bring fiber internet services to Appleton

by Rev. Herbert Rotunda

The Appleton City Council began its first regular meeting of 2022 with a series of presentations. City Administrator Willie Morales opened the meeting with information on the broadband grant received by the city.

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New COVID-19 cases spike as omicron surges

by Leslie Ehrenberg

The omicron variant continues to cause a surge in Minnesota’s COVID-19 cases. In Swift County, an average of nine new positive cases are being reported per day. On January 1, this number was one.

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local sports and school

Lady Eagles battle with the Vikings, beat the Sting

Despite splitting two Camden Conference games, the Lac qui Parle Valley lady Eagles had a good week on the court. Playing at Minneota Tuesday, the Eagles gave the perennial power everything they could handle in a 58-52 loss. Then on Friday, the Eagles beat a solid Sting team 66-56.

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WIX filter tops can be redeemed for donation to local schools

Throughout the year, Dan’s Tire and Service, Arlen’s Auto Clinic, and Auto Value, all of Appleton, collect and keep WIX filter tops. These filter box tops are given to and counted by the Lac qui Parle Valley (LqPV) Future Farmers of America (FFA) department.

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from the archives of The Appleton Press

125 YEARS AGO – 1897

Holloway has been the center of an extensive and thorough religious awakening. For full three weeks special meetings have been held by the Rev. W. Hansom pastor of the M. E. church.

A. K. Pederson attended the annual meeting of the Northwestern Lumbermen’s Association at Minneapolis this week.

About one hundred of the best and most popular new books now brighten the shelves of the public library.

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    To the editor: I am writing to let the public know why I chose to take an early retirement. I want to start by saying I thoroughly enjoyed working for the city and serving our community! After working nearly 33 ½ years for the City of Appleton, I felt it was in my best interest to end my employment because of issues brought from some members of the city council and administrator.

    A couple years ago I had a fall while I was on my weekend rotation. I was put on a work comp leave due to my injuries. A short time later I was called into the city office by the administrator following a city council meeting that week. The mayor and a city council member had filed a complaint against me. See Page 3

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For Your Health

by Appleton Area Health staff

With each new year we make resolutions to improve our health. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Drink. Drink. Drink your water. Drinking water every day and staying hydrated is essential as every single system in your body requires water to survive. Water works to control our temperature, prevent infections, and keep our organs working. Many of us don’t get enough water throughout the day. Try to drink approximately a half gallon a day which is equal to about eight eight-ounce glasses. Water helps the body get rid of toxins, your immune system, energy levels, focus and mood.

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