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Anna Swanson was a very good student and athlete at Osceola High School. Upon graduation she saw that St. Mary’s University might be a good fit for her academically. With the athletic success she had in Osceola, she decided to continue her athletic endeavors as well. It turned out to be a cl…

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The Osceola Main Street Organization hosted Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) spring Main Street Workshop on Public Art, Design, & Placemaking at the Discovery Center. Osceola was one of three statewide locations selected based on the town’s ability to complement local …

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The Osceola Chieftain powerlifters are back at it. OHS sent a pair of lifters to the National meet held May 27 through May 30 in Aurora, Colo. Jacob Regan competed for the OHS boys’ team and Nevaeh Noonan for the girls. Both lifters turned in excellent results.

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In 1890 a small wooden depot sat at the north end of Osceola, serving a brand new train line that had been completed not three years earlier. 

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Acting Tourism Secretary Anne Sayers says the Joint Finance Committee’s vote to continue a $1.5 million addition to the Department of Tourism’s base budget will help Wisconsin remain competitive with other Midwestern states.

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The Osceola School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on May 26 While the crowd in attendance was not as large or engaged as the May 12 meeting, several parents requested an audience with the board to discuss dual sports, as well as the district’s mask policy. 

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When 17-year-old Ava Johnson, a junior at Osceola High School, took a class on problem-solving earlier this year, she decided to focus her class project on teen depression. For 24 weeks, she researched, interviewed mental health professionals and incorporated her own experience with depressi…

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When new Osceola homeowner Marsha Hovey caught wind of the past efforts to build a skatepark in her cute little Wisconsin river town, she immediately started researching how to get involved. After a few emails to Osceola Area Chamber Director Germaine Ross, Hovey was introduced to Paul Ander…

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Election workers from the spring election in the Town of Osceola will be asked to give a written report to the Town Board about the election and why numerous write-in ballot votes were not initially reported. 

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The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid burning because of very high fire danger across Wisconsin, particularly in the northern two-thirds of the state.The increased fire danger is due to the low relative humidities expected across the state,…

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 The final donation numbers for lthe recent GiveBIG fundraising event for local and regional non-profits turned out to be a big success as nearly $410,000  was raised from a combination of almost 2,000 unique individual or corporate donors.

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Interim Town of Osceola Treasurer Jan Carlson was named Interim Clerk May 6 following the May 5 resignation of Town Clerk Scott Hildebrand.

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Dr. Maria Gallo, President of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa., has been named the 20th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.

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The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway is returning to Osceola this May to resume its operations after being shuttered by the pandemic for the past year. The train is scheduled to make the journey from Saint Paul to Osceola on May 4, and make the Osceola Depot its home for the next six m…

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Polk County has recently seen a rise in COVID cases according to Polk County Community Service’s Tonya Eichelt, during a COVID-19 update to the Polk County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 20.

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“We have been asked to work on the meth epidemic,” said Polk County Board of Supervisor’s Chair, Chris Nelson, as he introduced Dan Barr from Wisconsin Counties Association. Barr gave a presentation regarding options for methamphetamine analytics resolution. 

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The request from Olivia Schiebel to play soccer along with track and field this spring made a return appearance in front of the Osceola School Board last week. 

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DeRosier survives 45 minutes in under-barn manure pit 

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The first meeting between select Village of Osceola trustees and Millpond Learning Foundation representatives occurred last month after the issues were brought up during the March board meeting. 

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Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Tuesday the sixth community-based vaccination clinic in the state will open in Barron County on April 20. The site will be located at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is instructing Wisconsin vaccine providers to stop administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to a federal review of adverse side effects reported. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces a major milestone in Wisconsin’s COVID-19 vaccination program in that everyone ages 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. After consistently ranking tops in the nation for vaccine administration and with a steady increase i…

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate Wednesday, stripping the governor of one of his last remaining tools to curb large-scale spread of COVID-19 as the state stands on the precipice of another surge in infections.