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This week's headlines...

County forests boast 2.5 million acres of public land

Trio of worthy candidates vie for school board spots

Fallen deputy to be memorialized in Washington, D.C.

Thousands attend Frozen Fundraiser for Angels Island Park

County government made simple

Nearly naked man caught in traffic

Over 650 families benefit from Backpack Program weekly

Luck approves transportation contract

Three for two Luck School Board seats

Hockey and gymnastics coop renewed

Luck Area ACS Soleburner Walk/Run kicks off

Woman caught holding the bag; man on the run

Board discusses superintendent search, walkway

Music contest strikes a chord with SCF High School

Referendum decision looms

Director closes a long and proud career

Local woman turns 100 

Visiting doctor has car troubles, arrested for OWI

High School Sports headlines...
Spring sports get underway at Tomahawk Invite

Winter Sports Wrap Ups: Part I
Eagles gain momentum through the season

Cardinals girls didn't finish as expected

"We've been waiting for this group...for 10 years"​

Eagles look to fill the gaps and bounce back

Three-vehicle accident near Dresser results in minor injuries
On Tuesday, March 24, three vehicles were involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway 35 and 248th Street between Dresser and Osceola. Two of the drivers involved were transported to area hospitals with “non-incapacitating injuries.” All three vehicles were towed.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle driven by Dawn Gourley, 38, of Osceola, was stopped while traveling southbound on Highway 35 and intending to turn eastbound on 248th Street while the vehicle driven by Christina Sirek, 35, also of Osceola, was driving northbound on Highway 35. The third vehicle, driven by Elaine Beauvais, 75, of Gordon, Wisc., struck Gourley’s vehicle in the rear, sending her into the northbound lane where she struck Sirek’s vehicle. 
Witnesses on 248th Street told officers that Gourley’s vehicle was stopped for several seconds before the accident and investigation of the accident showed that there were no skidmarks, which indicated that Beauvais did not attempt to stop.
Beauvais was cited for inattentive driving by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.