Amery News

WPCA Equipment Failure Kept Us Off Air Over Weekend

As many of you heard and called to tell us, WPCA Radio was off the air over the weekend, from about 11am Saturday until about 2:30pm Sunday.  The cause was a piece of equipment that was as old as is WPCA Radio: that is to say, nearly 16 years old.  It was the first major…

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Wis. Fishing Season Opens Saturday, May 4

The inland waters fishing season officially begins Saturday morning.  Officials said anglers should watch-out for invasive species, and –if you are 16-years-old or older– make sure you have your fishing license.  Muskie anglers will have to wait until muskie season on May 25.  More than two million anglers spend about $1.5-million in Wisconsin every year. …

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Two Dead In Head-on Crash On Hwy. 8

Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak has released information on a two-vehicle,  head-on crash that took place on Monday, April 22nd, just before 5:30am on US Highway Eight, approximately one-half mile east of 15th Street, in Beaver Township.  Upon arrival of first responders, it was found that both drivers of the vehicles had sustained fatal injuries. …

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Amery City Council Meeting Highlights

The Amery City Council met in regular session yesterday at 5:00 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. Among other items, the council heard new City Clerk-Treasurer Patty Bjorkland note that is a Tree and Bird city, and that a Bird city celebration is set for April 27th at 10:00 a.m. Dave Rasmussen presented…

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Spring General Election Results

Yesterday was the Spring general election.  According to unofficial results published by Polk County: 1175 votes were cast in the City of Amery. In the Amery School Board contest, Dale Johnson received a total of 1129 votes, Chelsea Whitley 1012, Erin Hosking 830, Emilie Bremness 724, and write-in candidate Darcy Lorsung 167.  The same ranking…

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Amery City Council Meeting Highlights Of March 6

The Amery City Council met last evening for the regular monthly session.  Nick Osborn, the new Polk County Administrator was at the meeting and introduced himself to the council and assembled audience.  The council learned that the HVAC at the Community Center, which has been giving problems, has been repaired by Johnson Controls, at a…

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Area Students, Teachers & Principals Selected For Kohl Foundation Awards

Hannah Zinn of the Amery High School, Abby Warner of the Clear Lake High School, and Margaret Butler of the Saint Croix Falls High School are some of those selected for the Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarships.  Awards in the amount of $6,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals, and their schools, and…

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