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  • Expect More Holiday Traffic This Year AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. AAA and INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predict travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. during the holiday week could be as much as three times longer than the optimal trip.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Second Year Of Report Cards Show WI School Meet Or Exceed Expectations In the second year of report cards that use legislatively mandated growth and value-added calculations, 82 percent of Wisconsin’s public and private school report cards had three or more stars, meaning the schools met or exceeded expectations for educating students. More than 95 percent of the state’s public school districts earned a three-star rating.
    Posted by Ryan Quinn
  • Warriors Win State Championship Game The Rice Lake Warriors defeated the New Berlin Eisenhower Lions 25 to 3 Friday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison to become the Division 3 State Football Champions. A Victory Rally was held last night at Rice Lake High School where Head Coach Dan Hill said the team’s victory is a victory for the community, especially the alumni of the school. Hundreds of supporters turned out for last night’s victory rally to celebrate with the 2017 Division Three State Football Champion Warriors, who last won the championship in 1979.
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 5:24 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Number of Hunting Licenses Down This Year The 2017 gun deer season began Saturday, and according to the Department of Natural Resources, the number of licenses purchased this year is down from last year. As of 10am Saturday, gun licenses sold across the state were 465,166. Last year more than 477,830 licenses were sold. Gun, bow, and crossbow licenses sold were also down this year. Harvest numbers for this weekend's season opener will be released on Tuesday. Numbers from the entire season will be released on the Tuesday following the end of the nine day hunt.
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 5:22 AM by Ryan Quinn
  • Today Is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Monday, November 20 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin.   Approximately 2,000 municipal and county snowplow drivers provide a vital public service that supports public safety and mobility.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a century-old and highly-valued partnership with county highway departments who do an outstanding job keeping state roadways clear of snow and ice.  Motorists can do their part by slowing down, give plows plenty of room to operate, and stay off roads if possible during severe winter storms so plow operators can do their important work.
    Posted Nov 20, 2017, 5:21 AM by Ryan Quinn
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  • November Community News Through November The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need. A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  Additional blood donation opportunities:Barron 11/20/2017 (Monday): 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Center, 800 Memorial DriveCumberland 11/21/2017 ...
    Posted by Adam Hutton
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