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Five brothers, originally from Holloway, were honored for their military service during the Minnesota Vikings versus Green Bay Packers game Sunday, November 21. They were honored during the Miller Lite Soldier SpotLITE in the third quarter on the jumbotron at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Read More

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Council begins budget and tax levy reduction discussion; proposals leave 24 to 28% tax increases

by Leslie Ehrenberg

The Appleton City Council held a special working session Wednesday, November 17, to discuss the 2022 Budget and Tax Levy. Adopting their preliminary 2022 Budget and Tax Levy in September, the council approved a nearly 40 percent tax increase for property owners.

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Renovation of ‘52 Wing for new public library to begin in April 2022

by Leslie Ehrenberg

Renovating of the Appleton ’52 Wing to house the public library is slated to begin in April 2022. Jessica Green from Northland Securities presented the Appleton City Council a finance plan for the $1,595,000 project at their November 17 meeting.

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No public comments at hearing to make county treasurer’s position appointed

by Reed Anfinson

No one showed up at the Swift County Board of Commissioners meeting last Tuesday for the public hearing on making the county treasurer’s position appointed rather than elected.

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local sports and school

Shadows begin the hunt for a fourth straight state title

The quest for a fourth straight state championship is underway for the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd Shadows, but the journey will be led by a new voice.

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LqPV Financial Aid and Scholarship Night to be held

Lac qui Parle Valley (LqPV) High School will be sponsoring a Financial Aid and Scholarship Night on Tuesday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lac qui Parle Valley High School Theater.

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from the archives of The Appleton Press

125 YEARS AGO – 1896

Wheat, 70 cents.

The enjoyment of a sleigh ride and a general good time attracted a large number of our citizens to the home of G. M. Dow last Friday evening where an I. O. G. T. sociable was held.

Mike Miloch’s family came near being asphyxiated Monday night by reason of careless management of a coal heater. Several members of the family were nearly unconscious when their condition was discovered.

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    To the editor:

    We, Jan Barduson Perry and Marty McGowan III, are sending our thanks to the Appleton Community in this time of Thanksgiving.

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    To the editor:

    I am not one to question the integrity of legislators on every vote that they are asked to make on such a variety of issues. It is a challenge to try to meet the needs of their many constituents. However, I have to call into question Rep. Michelle Fischbach’s vote on the recently passed bipartisan supported Infrastructure legislation. Rep Fischbach represents not only one of the most rural congressional districts but also one that is predominately agricultural as well.

    It appears to me that she has completely abandoned her constituents in favor of a political party. How could some one from a district such as she represents not vote for legislation that contains:

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Picture of Health

by Elizabeth Charles FNP, CNM Nurse Practioner & Midwife Appleton Area Health

Regular physical activity is an important part of maintaining your health. You already know there are excellent reasons to exercise – it improves your health, energy, mood, and sleep; reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. But if knowing why to exercise was enough, we’d all be in fantastic shape. What do you do when you’re having trouble getting started?

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